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Realtor is high on Hanger Hill

posted: 05/24/2015 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Local real estate broker Tony Curtis wants to designate a new historic district in part of Hanger Hill, an area east of Interstate 30 near downtown Little Rock.

State farmers study: Profit or pesticides?

posted: 05/24/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

A growing number of Arkansas row crop farmers are taking a fresh look at conventional varieties of corn and soybeans rather than genetically modified seeds able to resist herbicides used to combat weeds.

Wal-Mart wants food shoppers to go online

posted: 05/24/2015 2:04 a.m. Discuss

For more than 15 years, grocery home shopping has been offered in the United Kingdom through Wal-Mart Stores Inc. grocery chain Asda. Today, more than 97 percent of the U.K. has access to online grocery shopping and various pickup and delivery options.

BUSINESS MATTERS: UA-born solar-panel startup makes bright move in Fayetteville

posted: 05/24/2015 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Moving into a new office at the Arkansas Research and Technology Park creates a number of benefits for Fayetteville startup Picasolar.

Retailer: Reduce antibiotic farm uses

updated: 05/23/2015 3:51 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is asking grocery suppliers to improve animal-welfare practices and reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock that find their way as products onto the retailer's shelves.

Profit at used-car dealer up 14%

posted: 05/23/2015 2:07 a.m. Discuss

America's Car-Mart earned $7.2 million in its fourth quarter that ended April 30, a 14 percent improvement over the $6.3 million it earned in the same period last year, the Bentonville firm said.

Wal-Mart taking back some Li & Fung sourcing

posted: 05/23/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's biggest retailer, pulled some goods-sourcing business from Li & Fung Ltd., raising concerns that the Hong Kong company may see other customers follow suit.

News in brief

posted: 05/23/2015 1:58 a.m. Discuss

P.A.M. files to buy back 80,000 shares P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. will repurchase 80,000 shares of company stock between $59 and $63 per share.

Wal-Mart presses meat suppliers on antibiotics, treatment

posted: 05/22/2015 7:42 a.m. Comment 1

Wal-Mart, the nation's largest food retailer, is urging its thousands of U.S. suppliers to curb the use of antibiotics in farm animals and improve treatment of them.

Acxiom logs $11M loss in '15

posted: 05/22/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

The $11.04 million loss that Acxiom Corp. recorded for the 2015 fiscal year is partly due to the revenue decline in the information-technology segment it plans to sell off in a potential $190 million deal, the company reported Thursday.

Baker Street Capital sells stake in trucker

posted: 05/22/2015 2:01 a.m. Discuss

One of USA Truck's largest shareholders has sold its stake in the Van Buren-based company, but Chief Financial Officer Michael Borrows said Thursday that Baker Street Capital Management's departure will not affect day-to-day operations.

Summit: Hispanics play growing role in U.S. labor

posted: 05/22/2015 2:01 a.m. Discuss

The face of the America's workforce is becoming increasingly more Hispanic, Robert Rodriguez, founder and president of Chicago-based DRR Advisors, told business leaders Thursday.

News in brief

posted: 05/22/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

$500,000 Tyson gift aids arts center redo Tyson Foods has made a $500,000 donation toward the Walton Arts Center's $23 million expansion.

Hytrol Conveyor in Jonesboro announces $12 million expansion

posted: 05/21/2015 12:44 p.m. Discuss

JONESBORO — Hytrol Conveyor Co. in Jonesboro has announced plans for a $12 million expansion that will include at least 36 new jobs.

Acxiom to sell unit for up to $190M

updated: 05/21/2015 3:56 a.m. Discuss

Acxiom Corp. is selling its struggling information-technology infrastructure management operations in a potential $190 million deal with two private-equity firms, the Little Rock-based company said Wednesday.

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