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Retailer talks of efficient building

posted: 04/16/2014 3:23 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart’s sustainability expert, Don Moseley, talks a lot about the retailer’s first LEED-certified store in South Euclid, Ohio.

Business news in brief

posted: 04/16/2014 3:16 a.m. Discuss

QUOTE OF THE DAY “The more requirements you put on the highly regulated banks, the greater is the incentive to find ways around the tougher rules.” Bert Ely, independent banking consultant


posted: 04/16/2014 3:14 a.m. Discuss

UA team’s business plan wins top honor BioBotic Solutions, an undergraduate business plan competition team from the University of Arkansas, took the $25,000 grand prize over the weekend at the Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures Business Plan Competition at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.

Chis unveil plan for LR hotel

posted: 04/15/2014 4:38 a.m. Discuss

The Chi Hotel Group LLC announced Monday that the 105-year-old Boyle Building at the corner of Main Street and Capitol Avenue will become a 144-room Aloft hotel, the latest project on a resurgent Main.

Hunt sees 1st-quarter income dip

posted: 04/15/2014 2:43 a.m. Discuss

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. reported a decline in operating income for the first quarter of 2014, the company’s first dip in profit since the final quarter of 2009.

Price tag for meat expected to grow

posted: 04/15/2014 2:42 a.m. Discuss

Consumers can expect to pay more for meat at the grocery store as low supplies drive up prices.

Bank of Ozarks’ net income rises by 26% in first quarter

posted: 04/15/2014 2:37 a.m. Discuss

Bank of the Ozarks earned $25.3 million in the first three months of this year, a 26 percent improvement over net income of $20 million in the same period last year, the Little Rock bank said Monday.


posted: 04/15/2014 2:35 a.m. Discuss

UA business school gets $1 million gift Wal-Mart Stores Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon and his wife, Shelley, signed an agreement earlier this month to give $1 million to the University of Arkansas’ Sam M. Walton College of Business.

Claim in Allens case too late, judge says

posted: 04/15/2014 2:32 a.m. Discuss

A U.S. bankruptcy judge ruled in favor of Allens Inc. on Monday, saying claims made by sweet-potato grower D&T Farms under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act came too late.

Main Street LR hotel plan announced

posted: 04/14/2014 11:27 a.m. Comment 1

The Chi Hotel Group announced Monday its plan to adapt the 105-year-old Boyle Building at the corner of Main Street and Capitol Avenue as a 144-room Aloft hotel at a cost of $18 million.

In ’14, a bigger ARK Challenge

posted: 04/14/2014 2:52 a.m. Discuss

The ARK Challenge is back, this time with business accelerators operating in two parts of the state and a higher bar for entry for some of the participants.

Acxiom keeps watch on data rules dialogue

posted: 04/13/2014 3:11 a.m. Discuss

Personal data has become a valuable commodity for U.S. technology and Internet companies to use and sell.

Arkansas distillers eager to start

posted: 04/13/2014 3:09 a.m. Discuss

The still in Jesse Core’s Springdale brewery has been gathering dust since 2012.

Small cattle herds boost beef prices to new high in U.S.

posted: 04/13/2014 3:02 a.m. Discuss

Come grilling season, backyard chefs can expect their sirloin steaks to come with a hearty side of sticker shock.

Retailer opens up job shifts online

posted: 04/12/2014 2:27 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has completed the rollout of a program that allows employees to go on the company’s employee website and sign up for open shifts as they become available.


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