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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.

Toyota on top for third straight quarter

posted: 04/24/2014 3:16 a.m. Discuss

Toyota outsold General Motors and Volkswagen for a third consecutive quarter, helped by rising demand in Japan and China.

Pace of new-home sales falls 14.5%

posted: 04/24/2014 3:15 a.m. Discuss

The number of Americans buying new homes dropped in March to the slowest pace in eight months.

Quarter for Apple exceeds estimates

posted: 04/24/2014 3:12 a.m. Discuss

Apple Inc. took steps Wednesday to reassure its investors, reporting that it sold more iPhones than expected last quarter, increasing its payout to shareholders and announcing a split of its stock for the first time in nine years.

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.

MARKET REPORT: Market slides on lackluster profits

posted: 04/24/2014 3:10 a.m. Discuss

Stocks edged mostly lower Wednesday, breaking a six-day winning streak, as investors were disappointed by the latest round of earnings from U.S. companies.

Earnings report

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

Companies reporting quarterly earnings Wednesday included: Boeing Co., a profit of $965 million, or $1.28 a share, down from $1.1 billion, or $1.44 a share, a year ago.

Business news in brief

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

NEWS IN BRIEF

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.

‘New’ GM seeks in filing to duck liabilities of ‘old’

posted: 04/23/2014 5:15 a.m. Discuss

General Motors Co. and a team of trial lawyers are preparing for a court fight over whether the automaker is liable for the sins of its corporate past.

U.S. middle class No. 1 no more

posted: 04/23/2014 5:06 a.m. Comments 38

The American middle class, long the most affluent in the world, has lost that distinction.

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.

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