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450 laid off at Wal-Mart headquarters

posted: 10/03/2015 4:56 a.m. Comments 4

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. laid off 450 home office employees across multiple departments Friday as part of a restructuring effort by the retailer.

Leader: Politics tangles Cuba tie

posted: 10/03/2015 3:18 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Friday that there is "significant momentum" for increasing trade with Cuba, but Congress must take the next step.

2 new pests costly for farms

posted: 10/03/2015 3:15 a.m. Discuss

Two new pests have entered Arkansas, and experts say they pose serious threats to the state's milo and soybean crops.

News in brief

posted: 10/03/2015 2:56 a.m. Discuss

Georgia dealership is Car-Mart's 144th

Wal-Mart lays off 450 home office employees

posted: 10/02/2015 9:06 a.m. Comments 15

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. laid off 450 home office employees on Friday as part of a restructuring effort by the retailer. CEO Doug McMillon informed employees of the layoffs in a morning email entitled “A company positioned for the future." McMillon wrote that, “as a leader, these are some of the toughest decisions to make. While difficult, I believe these changes will help us become a more nimble organization that serves customers better.”

Wal-Mart plans job cuts at company headquarters

posted: 10/02/2015 5:55 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is planning job cuts at its Bentonville headquarters that could involve hundreds of workers, including senior managers, according to people familiar with the situation.

Wet-wipes maker to expand, add jobs

posted: 10/02/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Rockline Industries, a manufacturer of wet wipes and coffee filters, announced Thursday that it will add 50 jobs in Arkansas as the company expands its capacity in Springdale and Russellville to supply Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

News in brief

posted: 10/02/2015 1:41 a.m. Discuss

Springdale plant gets turbine-case contract

Firm invests $15M in Springdale plant to make facial wipes for Wal-Mart

posted: 10/01/2015 12:13 p.m. Discuss

A coffee filter and wet wipes manufacturing company said Thursday it has invested $15 million to expand its Springdale plant, which will produce a new facial wipes line for Wal-Mart.

Carson Kressley of 'Queer Eye' to host Little Rock fashion show

posted: 10/01/2015 10:42 a.m. Discuss

Bravo Television personality Carson Kressley will host a fashion show at Outlets of Little Rock during the outlet mall's opening weekend Oct. 15-18.

U.S., LR bank, family settle suit on insurance payout

posted: 10/01/2015 10:34 a.m. Discuss

The federal government, One Bank & Trust of Little Rock and the family of the late Layton Stuart have reached a settlement in two lawsuits, the government said Wednesday.

Company announces $15 million expansion in West Memphis

posted: 10/01/2015 9:37 a.m. Discuss

WEST MEMPHIS — An Illinois-based company that provides sterilization services for the medical, pharmaceutical and food safety industries has announced a $15 million expansion at its West Memphis facility.

Three Waltons knocked out of Forbes' top 10 wealthiest

posted: 10/01/2015 5:56 a.m. Comment 1

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates stayed on top of the Forbes list of 400 richest Americans for the 22nd time in a row, while three of four Walton family members were elbowed out of the top 10 this year.

Wal-Mart banking on grocery pickup

posted: 10/01/2015 2:06 a.m. Comment 1

Grocery home shopping tests began for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in 2011 and have included a mix of delivery and pickup options.

Acxiom index's leader for 3Q

posted: 10/01/2015 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Even with a last-day rally, only four publicly traded Arkansas companies had gains in the third quarter, which ended Wednesday. Nine firms had double-digit losses for the period.




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