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Arkansas' out-of-job rate rises to 3.6%; analyst notes lag in work seekers

Subscriber onlyArkansas' unemployment rate rose slightly to 3.6 percent in October from 3.5 percent in September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. Continue reading...

2 Arkansas companies order Tesla's new electric rigs

Companies among first in line to reserve electric haulers

Subscriber onlyTwo Arkansas companies are among the first to say they will buy several of Tesla's new electric trucks. Continue reading...

Pradco adding 60 jobs in Fort Smith

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- Pradco Outdoor Brands is expanding its operations, adding about 60 jobs and four soft-plastic molding machines to increase production of its Yum brand fishing baits in Fort Smith. Continue reading...

Tyson expands snacks, fast eats

Target stores are convenience type

Subscriber onlyTyson Foods Inc. is developing more convenience-store products such as snacks and prepared food items for on-the-go consumers. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyCar-Mart names new finance chief Continue reading...

Wal-Mart stock up nearly 11%; profit down 42%, but jump in 3Q sales tops expectations

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. posted its strongest U.S. sales increase in more than eight years during the third quarter of the fiscal year, which pushed shares of company stock to another record close Thursday. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyCar-Mart reports profit of $6 million Continue reading...

Wal-Mart lifts profit outlook on strong third-quarter results

BENTONVILLE — Wal-Mart on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $1.75 billion. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart's gender-equality rating hit

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc.'s score in an annual corporate equality index was suspended after Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigations determined two transgender employees experienced discrimination and harassment because of their gender identity. Continue reading...

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In Little Rock talks, author of 'Catch Me If You Can,' two business leaders warn of online trickery

Such cons can be ruinous, they say

Subscriber onlyOnline fraud can devastate a business or a consumer, three experts on fighting fraud said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart lists lower in-store prices for some products online in effort to drive traffic to its locations

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. customers will notice something different when they're shopping for products like macaroni and cheese, apple juice, toothpaste and fruit cocktail on the retailer's website. Continue reading...

Tyson ready to open tech center at former Springdale HQ site

Subscriber onlyTyson Foods' new tech building has Baggo boards and pingpong tables to attract younger workers, but company officials said Tuesday that they value the collaborative workspace as a catalyst for transforming downtown Springdale into a tech hub for Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyRentokil acquires LR mosquito fighter Continue reading...

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