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Chris Bahn

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Business Writer/ Columnist

Recent Stories by Chris Bahn

Wal-Mart puts itself in the game

posted: 06/28/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Corporations tend to make many of their political moves behind the scenes. They often shy away from public displays of support for one cause or another to avoid alienating customers.

BUSINESS MATTERS: Greedy Goats venture just grazing the surface of landscape services

posted: 06/28/2015 1:45 a.m. Discuss

When configured just right, the interior of a 1997 Dodge Caravan has room for about a dozen normal-size goats.

In workplace, ruling to alter benefits, more

updated: 06/27/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Employment discrimination and job benefits will continue to be a battleground for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees, despite the Supreme Court's decision on marriage equality, a consultant on workplace policy said Friday.

Wal-Mart pushes 'low' goal

posted: 06/21/2015 2:03 a.m. Discuss

With an attentive audience hanging on every word during an appearance earlier this month, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. CEO Doug McMillon offered his thoughts on what the retailer looked for in its suppliers.

BUSINESS MATTERS: Groups that aid startups seek to expand reach from region to whole state

posted: 06/21/2015 2 a.m. Discuss

Entrepreneurs and inventors in the central part of the state have for the past two years had a great place to work through their ideas thanks to the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub. Similarly, entrepreneurs seeking consulting in Northwest Arkansas have had a strong ally in Startup Junkie.

Retailer changes supplier terms

posted: 06/20/2015 2:01 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is amending the terms of its agreements with approximately 10,000 suppliers as part of its effort to better control the costs associated with merchandise sold in its stores.

Retailer: Foreign assets fit the rules

posted: 06/18/2015 2:07 a.m. Discuss

A report that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is hiding billions in international assets to avoid paying U.S. taxes was dismissed by the retailer Wednesday as misleading.

Bed-rest sketches leaving a mark

posted: 06/14/2015 2:32 a.m. Comment 1

Lauren Stokes can now fondly look back at the 10 weeks she once spent on bed rest.

Business Matters: TV a gold mine for SEC teams, even as it lures fans away from stadiums

posted: 06/14/2015 2:24 a.m. Discuss

Southeastern Conference schools have likely completed their athletic department budgets for 2015-16. They'll once again be able to include a record payout from the SEC.

Big Wal-Marts still key as fewer rise

posted: 06/12/2015 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is investing less in building its supercenters and opting for less square footage when it does open new ones. Money is instead being spent on smaller formats and e-commerce expenses.


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