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Wal-Mart CEO gives $1 million to UA business college

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. President and CEO Doug McMillon and his wife, Shelley, will give $1 million to the University of Arkansas' business college that will eventually help it house a school for retail innovation, the university said Thursday. Continue reading...

Receiver named in water firm suit

Bank’s nominee appointed to job

Subscriber onlyPulaski County Circuit Judge Mackie Pierce agreed Wednesday to appoint Michael McAfee as receiver in a lawsuit filed by Simmons First National Bank against Mountain Pure Water Co. of Little Rock, its owner and others. Continue reading...

NEWS IN BRIEF

Subscriber onlyFirm said to desire 30% Murphy stake Oil India Ltd. is interested in purchasing about a 30 percent stake in Murphy Oil Corp.’s assets in Malaysia, according to a report Wednesday by Bloomberg News. Continue reading...

Airport chief to pitch Hawker site in U.K.

Subscriber onlyThe Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission on Tuesday approved spending $6,000 to send its executive director, Ron Mathieu, to the Farnborough International Air Show in England in July to market the old Hawker Beechcraft facility. Continue reading...

Retailer talks of efficient building

Wal-Mart store is first of its kind

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart’s sustainability expert, Don Moseley, talks a lot about the retailer’s first LEED-certified store in South Euclid, Ohio. Continue reading...

Business news in brief

Subscriber onlyQUOTE OF THE DAY “The more requirements you put on the highly regulated banks, the greater is the incentive to find ways around the tougher rules.” Bert Ely, independent banking consultant Continue reading...

NEWS IN BRIEF

Subscriber onlyUA team’s business plan wins top honor BioBotic Solutions, an undergraduate business plan competition team from the University of Arkansas, took the $25,000 grand prize over the weekend at the Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures Business Plan Competition at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. Continue reading...

Chis unveil plan for LR hotel

Historic Boyle Building to become 144-room Aloft

Subscriber onlyThe Chi Hotel Group LLC announced Monday that the 105-year-old Boyle Building at the corner of Main Street and Capitol Avenue will become a 144-room Aloft hotel, the latest project on a resurgent Main. Continue reading...

Hunt sees 1st-quarter income dip

Bad weather cited for loss in trucker’s key segment

Subscriber onlyJ.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. reported a decline in operating income for the first quarter of 2014, the company’s first dip in profit since the final quarter of 2009. Continue reading...

Price tag for meat expected to grow

Virus in 28 states culling pig herds

Subscriber onlyConsumers can expect to pay more for meat at the grocery store as low supplies drive up prices. Continue reading...

NEWS IN BRIEF

Subscriber onlyUA business school gets $1 million gift Wal-Mart Stores Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon and his wife, Shelley, signed an agreement earlier this month to give $1 million to the University of Arkansas’ Sam M. Walton College of Business. Continue reading...

Claim in Allens case too late, judge says

Subscriber onlyA U.S. bankruptcy judge ruled in favor of Allens Inc. on Monday, saying claims made by sweet-potato grower D&T Farms under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act came too late. Continue reading...

In ’14, a bigger ARK Challenge

Central Arkansas added to business-accelerator program

Subscriber onlyThe ARK Challenge is back, this time with business accelerators operating in two parts of the state and a higher bar for entry for some of the participants. Continue reading...

Acxiom keeps watch on data rules dialogue

European Union debates tighter collection directives

Subscriber onlyPersonal data has become a valuable commodity for U.S. technology and Internet companies to use and sell. Continue reading...

Arkansas distillers eager to start

Craft spirits a growing niche nationally, also in Arkansas

Subscriber onlyThe still in Jesse Core’s Springdale brewery has been gathering dust since 2012. Continue reading...

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