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Wal-Mart’s McMillon paid $25.3 million in fiscal 2014

posted: 04/24/2014 5:10 a.m. Comments 4

Wal-Mart’s top earner for the retailer’s 2014 fiscal year is new President and Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon, whose total compensation package doubled to $25.3 million, according to a Wednesday filing with the federal Securities and Exchange Commission.

Landers, athletes work on car pact

posted: 04/24/2014 3:20 a.m. Discuss

Steve Landers said Wednesday that he is in negotiations with baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez and former National Basketball Association great Karl Malone to form an auto group.

Rain interrupts state’s planting

posted: 04/24/2014 3:19 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas farmers are dealing with a stop-and-go planting season, frequently halting operations as rain forces them to wait for fields to dry out.

Bankrupt firm, formerly Allens, seeks shift to Chapter 7

posted: 04/24/2014 3:11 a.m. Discuss

Veg Liquidation, formerly known as Allens Inc., is asking a federal Bankruptcy Court to shift its Chapter 11 bankruptcy status to Chapter 7 in a bid to help liquidate the remaining debt still owed after the sale of the company to Sager Creek Acquisition Corp.

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posted: 04/24/2014 3:09 a.m. Discuss

QUOTE OF THE DAY “We expect Toyota to hold the No. 1 title in the industry until 2016 or 2017.” Masatoshi Nishimoto, IHS automotive analyst

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posted: 04/24/2014 3:08 a.m. Discuss

Firm in Fayetteville lands F-35 contract Fayetteville-based tech company Arkansas Power Electronics International Inc. has been awarded a $3.5 million contract with the Air Force to develop components for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

Getting it straight

posted: 04/24/2014 3:07 a.m. Discuss

The Democrat-Gazette wants its news reports to be fair and accurate.

Osceola sets meeting on Big River Steel bonds

posted: 04/23/2014 1:56 p.m. Discuss

The Osceola City Council has scheduled a meeting to discuss issuing $1.5 billion of economic development bonds for the Big River Steel mill.

Fayetteville firm wins $3.5 million Air Force contract

posted: 04/23/2014 11:23 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE — An electronics company affiliated with the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville has received a $3.5 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to develop a power module for a fighter jet.

Private school opening on Main

posted: 04/23/2014 3:15 a.m. Discuss

Urban Garden Montessori School has leased space in a building at 610 Main St. as a temporary home for kindergarten through fourth grade classes starting in August.

New-vehicle titling jumps 38% in state

posted: 04/23/2014 3:12 a.m. Discuss

The number of new vehicles registered in Arkansas jumped 38 percent in March to 9,573 compared with the same month last year, Cross-Sell of Lexington, Ky., said Tuesday.

Business news in brief

posted: 04/23/2014 3:02 a.m. Discuss

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Sales are showing some lingering effects of the weather. It’s probably going to take a couple more months until you see a bounce.” Kevin Cummins, UBS Securities LLC economist, on March sales of previously owned homes

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posted: 04/23/2014 2:59 a.m. Discuss

3 state banks make best-performing list Three of the 10 best performing regional banks in the country last year were based in Arkansas, according to research by SNL Financial of Charlottesville, Va.

Steve Landers: Offer made to 'buy me out' of LR dealerships

posted: 04/22/2014 5:30 p.m. Discuss

Steve Landers said Tuesday that his family is considering an offer for his share of two Little Rock dealerships.

19 banks put liens on stock, suit says

posted: 04/22/2014 3:45 a.m. Comment 1

At least 19 banks loaned money to former Arvest Bank executive H. Dennis Smiley Jr. based on the same collateral, according to a lawsuit. There’s a safety net designed to prevent that from happening, but the banks apparently didn’t take advantage of it, sources said.

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