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Recent Stories by Chris Bahn

Wal-Mart's profit slips 7%

updated: 05/20/2015 2:07 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. missed earnings estimates for the first quarter of its 2016 fiscal year and saw profit decline nearly 7 percent, primarily as the result of currency fluctuations and investment in its U.S. workforce, the retailer said Tuesday.

BUSINESS MATTERS: Pizza franchisee's 'overnight' success here after 20 years

posted: 05/17/2015 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Agreeing to open eight franchise locations of a restaurant over the next four years might seem like a daunting task to some.

Wal-Mart updates eyewear factory

posted: 05/13/2015 2:11 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. invested $10 million to upgrade equipment in its Fayetteville optical laboratory and has similar improvements planned for production facilities in Indiana and Texas, the company said Tuesday.

Strong Suit's founder lands on fast track

posted: 05/10/2015 2:32 a.m. Discuss

During a rare break in his schedule, Little Rock designer Jamie Davidson sat in a Fayetteville restaurant and tried his best over lunch to recall where all he'd been during the previous 10 days.

Business Matters : Collective Bias guarantees clients consumer-engagement results

posted: 05/10/2015 2:29 a.m. Discuss

For all the anecdotal evidence and data available that suggest advertisers should reach out to consumers through social media, the space is still viewed as a bit of the Wild West.

Wal-Mart got ball rolling on movie festival

posted: 05/03/2015 2:23 a.m. Discuss

Getting Wal-Mart Stores Inc. involved in the coming Bentonville Film Festival wasn't a hard sell. In fact, the idea for the event originated with the retailer.

Business Matters : Moving service that hires collegian muscle arrives in Fayetteville

posted: 05/03/2015 2:14 a.m. Discuss

There is a certain shame that accompanies begging friends to help move you in exchange for pizza and beer. When that stops being an option, the sticker shock that comes from hiring, even pricing, a moving company can be overwhelming.

Wal-Mart's bribery-probe payouts fall

posted: 04/30/2015 2:13 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. again paid additional fees to board of directors members serving on the company's audit committee for work related to an internal investigation of potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the company reported.

Resin pellets achieve 'closed loop'

posted: 04/28/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

A focus on sustainability and a commitment to manufacturing products in the U.S. are among the missions Wal-Mart Stores Inc. asks its suppliers to pursue.

5 stores' closings: 1 battle in a war?

posted: 04/27/2015 1:53 a.m. Comments 2

Claims that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. shut down five stores across the country to squash labor protests have been disputed by the retailer.

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