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Wal-Mart announces expansion of veteran hiring

LITTLE ROCK — Nate Waits wakes up before 3 a.m. four days a week to get to his job at a Bentonville distribution center for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., where the former Marine is among more than 92,000 veterans the company has hired in the past two years. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart's profit slips 7%

Quarter misses forecasts; currency swings, wage rise cited

Subscriber onlyWal-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. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart profit falls in first quarter

Wal-Mart on Tuesday reported net income in the first quarter down from the same period a year earlier. Continue reading...

Pizza franchisee's 'overnight' success here after 20 years

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

Business news in brief

Subscriber onlySmashburger sets Bentonville opening Smashburger is to open at 10 a.m. May 27 at 5500 S.E. Walton Blvd. in Bentonville. Continue reading...

BUSINESS PEOPLE Northwest Arkansas

Subscriber onlyMatt Smith was named community bank president of Arvest Bank in Madison County. He joined Arvest in 2005 and has worked as a teller, senior teller, deposit counselor, financial services representative, assistant branch manager and commercial and agriculture lender in Madison County. He studied business marketing at Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville. Continue reading...

ON THE AGENDA

Subscriber onlyMonday Noon-1 p.m. — Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce New Member Orientation, chamber office, 200 E. Central Ave., Bentonville. Information: (479) 273-2841 or bbvchamber.com bbvchamber.com. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart to offer unlimited shipping cheaper than Amazon

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will test a new unlimited shipping service for online shoppers this summer that will be priced below Amazon's widely popular $99 per year Prime service. Continue reading...