posted: 05/25/2013 3:32 a.m.
Bentonville-based America’s Car-Mart reported net income of $8.8 million for its fiscal fourth quarter, down from $9.6 million for the corresponding period last year, but it met analysts’ estimates on a per-share basis.
posted: 05/25/2013 3:30 a.m.
Investors planning a major shopping mall in Barling haven’t succeeded in getting alcohol sales approved there, but the group still plans to close on its $2 million purchase of 90 acres in early June.
posted: 05/25/2013 3:28 a.m.
More than 40 million newspaper photographs and negatives from New Zealand and Australia will soon be loaded onto cargo ships and dispatched to North Little Rock, where they will be digitally copied.
posted: 05/25/2013 3:27 a.m.
U.S. meat and livestock groups this week sharply objected to newly implemented U.S. Department of Agriculture requirements on country-of-origin labeling, saying the changes violate World Trade Organization rules and could cost meat packers, such as Tyson Foods Inc., as much as $47.3 million collectively to implement, based on the regulations published in the Federal Register.
posted: 05/25/2013 3:26 a.m.
Signs of the nation’s economic recovery are visible at Chaffee Crossing, the 7,000-acre mixed-use development in eastern Fort Smith, according to the development’s executive director, Ivy Owen.
posted: 05/25/2013 3:19 a.m.
Murphy Oil enters stock buyback deal Murphy Oil Corp. has entered into an agreement with Merrill Lynch International to buy back $250 million of the El Doradobased company’s stock.
updated: 05/25/2013 10:06 a.m.
Dillard's Inc. said Friday that the company's board of directors has declared a 5 cent cash dividend on its Class A and B common stock.
posted: 05/24/2013 3:13 a.m.
Labor group files against Wal-Mart The labor group Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart) on Thursday filed 30 counts of unfair labor practices with the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, alleging “widespread and egregious attempts” by the retailer to quell workers who have been calling for change in the way the company treats employees.
posted: 05/23/2013 12:30 p.m.
Walmart CEO Mike Duke is the 26th-highest paid CEO according to recent figures.
posted: 05/23/2013 3:47 a.m.
Ron Mathieu, executive director of the state’s largest airport, is urging U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to let US Airways keep all its slots at Reagan National Airport as a way to ensure the daily direct flight between Little Rock and Washington, D.C., continues as scheduled.
posted: 05/23/2013 3:39 a.m.
The more the Albert Pike Hotel changes when it undergoes a $6 million renovation, the more it will look like its old self — from the street and in the common areas of the historic structure, that is.
posted: 05/23/2013 3:38 a.m.
A proposed system to allow farmers and city wastewater plants to trade pollution credits with one another would likely improve water quality, but U.S. Sen. John Boozman of Arkansas on Wednesday warned that “a spirit of mistrust” between farmers and federal regulators would make such a system difficult to run.
posted: 05/23/2013 3:31 a.m.
Former Bush aide hired by Wal-Mart BENTONVILLE — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Wednesday that Dan Bartlett, who counseled former President George W. Bush and worked on both his presidential and gubernatorial campaigns, will start as the retailer’s new executive vice president of corporate affairs late next month.
posted: 05/22/2013 6:20 p.m.
DE QUEEN — Heavy rain and high winds brought by recent storms did some damage to the Arkansas corn, winter wheat and hay crops.
posted: 05/22/2013 5:20 p.m.
WEST MEMPHIS — West Memphis is to receive a $10.9 million grant to expand the city's port.