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Wal-Mart to increase Christmas hiring by 10%

posted: 09/18/2014 10:12 a.m. Comment 1

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it plans to hire 60,000 temporary holiday workers for the crucial Christmas season, an increase of 10 percent from last year.

Aviation supplier opening LR plant

posted: 09/18/2014 4:53 a.m. Discuss

Beaudet Aviation, a subsidiary of JCB Aero of Toulouse, France, plans to hire 75 workers at a facility near the Little Rock Port to work with Dassault Falcon Jet, the chairman of Beaudet said Wednesday.

Demand lull saps gasoline prices

posted: 09/18/2014 2:28 a.m. Discuss

Crude oil prices that continue to soften despite current conflicts in Iraq and Ukraine are pushing down the price of retail gasoline, energy analysts said Wednesday.

Raising airport fee cap debated

posted: 09/18/2014 2:24 a.m. Discuss

A desire to see facility improvements and better accommodations for travelers is a subject on which airports and airlines can agree.

Riverdale 10 theater in LR gains permit for beer, wine sales

posted: 09/18/2014 2:24 a.m. Discuss

Theater owner Matt Smith won permission Wednesday to serve beer and wine at the Riverdale 10 Cinema in Little Rock after being closely questioned about how he'd prevent minors from obtaining alcohol during screenings.

Business news in brief

posted: 09/18/2014 2:13 a.m. Discuss

Nonprofits' storm-loan deadline Oct. 6 Private nonprofits have until Oct. 6 to apply for a federal disaster loan for economic injury from the severe winter storm that happened in early December.

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posted: 09/18/2014 2:07 a.m. Discuss

CHI promotes exec leading St. Vincent Peter Banko, president and chief executive officer of CHI St. Vincent, has been promoted to senior vice president and group executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives east/southeast division, CHI announced Wednesday.

Aviation firm to invest $2.5 million in LR facility, create 75 jobs

updated: 09/17/2014 11:37 a.m. Discuss

A subsidiary of a French aviation company will invest $2.5 million in a new Little Rock facility and create 75 new jobs, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission said Wednesday.

Resume probed, Wal-Mart exec quits

posted: 09/17/2014 2:24 a.m. Comment 1

Wal-Mart's spokesman, 40-year-old David Tovar, is leaving the company at the end of the month after the world's largest retailer discovered he falsely listed a bachelor's degree on his resume.

Senate bill gives farmers loan lull

posted: 09/17/2014 2:23 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' U.S. senators, John Boozman and Mark Pryor, on Tuesday filed a bill called the Farmer Flexibility Act of 2014 that could protect farmers who have sold their grain but did not get payment before the buyer filed for bankruptcy.

Smaller airports compete for flights

posted: 09/17/2014 2:18 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock's Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field is hardly alone in feeling the impact of canceled routes and scaled-back service from major airlines.

Business news in brief

posted: 09/17/2014 2:11 a.m. Discuss

Boeing, SpaceX split NASA rocket funds Boeing Co. and Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies Corp. will split as much as $6.8 billion in federal funding to help the U.S. resume manned missions and end its dependence on Russian rockets.

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posted: 09/17/2014 2:07 a.m. Discuss

SSI wins contract to build gunnery Fort Smith-based design and construction company SSI has been awarded $16.2 million contract to build a gunnery range at Fort Chaffee.

Freight-brokerage firm to open facility in Lowell

posted: 09/16/2014 3:01 p.m. Discuss

A national freight-brokerage firm announced Tuesday that it is opening a facility in Lowell, which it says will create about 50 jobs for Arkansans.

N.Y.: Wal-Mart levied fictional 'sugar tax' on soda

posted: 09/16/2014 1 p.m. Comment 1

New York's attorney general has settled a false advertising investigation at Wal-Mart, saying some store personnel were citing a nonexistent "sugar tax" on soda.


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