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Wal-Mart starts retail-tech incubator

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. has opened a Silicon Valley-based innovation hub designed to identify, invent and invest in ideas that will "transform the future of commerce." Continue reading...

Hunt's $2.75M to set up UA hub

Industry research will be the focus

Subscriber onlyJ.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. and the University of Arkansas are creating the J.B. Hunt Innovation Center of Excellence by way of a $2.75 million investment from the Lowell trucking company. Continue reading...

News in brief

Subscriber onlyP.A.M. CEO's '16 pay nearly half of 2015's Continue reading...

Getting it straight

Subscriber onlyThe Democrat-Gazette wants its news reports to be fair and accurate. We correct all errors of fact. If you know of an error, write: Kim Christ Deputy Managing Editor P.O. Box 2221 Little Rock, Ark. 72203 or call 501-378-3495 during businesshours Monday through Friday. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart launches incubator lab to house startups

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart is launching an incubator lab focused on projects in robotics, virtual and augmented reality and artificial intelligence as it aims to compete more aggressively with Amazon. Continue reading...

News in brief

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart schedules shareholder meeting Continue reading...

Bankruptcy watch

Subscriber onlyALEXANDER Adrean Johnson and Alindria D. White, 16917 North Fork Drive, March 15, 2017, Chapter 7. Continue reading...

Tally of state banks approaches record low

Subscriber onlyThe number of banks in Arkansas will fall below 100 this year, the lowest level ever in the state, including the Great Depression in the 1930s. Continue reading...

Arkansas move let ad-tech firm get back on feet

Subscriber onlyInuvo may not have begun in Arkansas, but the digital publishing and advertising technology company purposefully selected it as its home. Continue reading...

Slim Chickens flying to Mideast

Company will earn above $100M by year’s end, CEO says

Subscriber onlyFayetteville-based Slim Chickens is continuing its growth strategy, opening its 51st operation in the United States and gearing up to start serving chicken at its first restaurant in the Saudi Arabia peninsula in May. Continue reading...

PATENTS AWARDED

Subscriber onlyU.S. patents issued to Arkansans Continue reading...

BUILDING PERMITS

Subscriber onlyBuilding permits for the Little Rock metro area, projects valued at $75,000 or more: Continue reading...

OIL AND GAS REPORT

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission last week issued 1 drilling permits, 2 well completions and 1 well recompletions. By county, they were: Continue reading...

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

Subscriber onlyPulaski County real estate transactions of $150,000 or more, deeds recorded 02/13/2017 through 02/17/2017: Continue reading...

BUSINESS PEOPLE

Subscriber onlyThe state Bank Department hired Richard T. Puloma as an information systems examiner trainee. Continue reading...