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Web-avid, Wal-Mart buys Moosejaw

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. continued to expand its online portfolio Wednesday, acquiring Michigan-based retailer Moosejaw for about $51 million. Continue reading...

Cuts to jobless benefits get OK

Bill to be revised, then go to Senate

Subscriber onlyCuts to Arkansas' unemployment benefits were approved by the House on Wednesday as part of a bill that also reduces taxes on employers. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyHarps launches healthful-foods push Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyHive's chef again up for James Beard title Continue reading...

Wal-Mart buys outdoor clothes and gear seller Moosejaw in $51M deal

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart has acquired the outdoor clothing and gear seller Moosejaw for $51 million as it expands its online offerings. Continue reading...

Buffett's firm reduces stake in Wal-Mart, invests in Apple, airlines

OMAHA, Neb. — Warren Buffett's company nearly quadrupled its investment in Apple to over 57 million shares during the last three months of last year. Continue reading...

Little Rock airport intends 2 new chain eateries

Chili’s recruited; Chick-fil-A, too

Subscriber onlyThe concessionaires for the state's largest airport say they will add two major chain restaurant outlets, Chili's and Chick-fil-A, spend more than $4 million to upgrade concession offerings and add other amenities under a proposal to extend their agreement to operate at the airport another 10 years. Continue reading...

In Tyson shake-up, 3 execs leaving

Subscriber onlyTyson Foods is establishing a new leadership team to focus on consumers, customers, technology and sustainability, the company said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Retailer modifies its buying operation

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. is adjusting its buying operations in efforts to make the process more efficient for both the retailer and its vast network of suppliers. Continue reading...

Panel OKs benefits cut for jobless

Subscriber onlyOut-of-work Arkansans would receive less money in unemployment benefits and would be eligible for fewer weeks of the payments under a bill that cleared a House committee Tuesday. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyLR's Zips adds 5 Tennessee carwashes Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyBill sent to governor redefines 'employer' Continue reading...

Tyson Foods announces new leadership team; three longtime executives to depart

SPRINGDALE — Tyson Foods announced Tuesday it has created a 10-person leadership team to help the company accelerate growth. The company also announced the departure of three longtime members of its management team. Continue reading...

Trane to shut down Arkansas plant; 250 jobs go

Output shifts away from Fort Smith

Subscriber onlyThe Fort Smith Trane plant is closing, the company said Monday, leaving 250 employees out of work as it shifts production to four other U.S. plants. Continue reading...

Getting it straight

Subscriber onlyThe owners of Oark General Store will open a burger stand at Motion Fuels in Clarksville this spring. Motion Fuels was misidentified in a Sunday story. Continue reading...