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Soon, money transfers by Wal-Mart

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. announced Thursday that it’s getting into the domestic money-transfer business, using lower fees and a simplified process to undercut competitors Western Union Inc. and MoneyGram International Inc., which already offers money-transfer services in Wal-Mart’s 4,000 U.S. stores. Continue reading...

NEWS IN BRIEF

Subscriber onlyAgency sets hearing on QualChoice deal Catholic Health Initiatives has submitted to the Arkansas Insurance Department an application seeking to take control of QualChoice, the state’s second-largest health insurer, and the agency will hold a public hearing at 1 p.m. April 29 in its first-floor hearing room at 1200 W. Third St. Continue reading...

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...

Wal-Mart joins Ria for money-transfer service

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is introducing a new money-transfer service that it says will cut fees for customers by up to 50 percent compared with similar services. 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...

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...

INCORPORATIONS

Subscriber onlyBenton County Keep It Simple Yoga LLC, Kenslee Brielle Etheredge, 3300 Market St., Suite 404, Rogers. Continue reading...

ON THE AGENDA

Subscriber onlyMonday Noon-1 p.m. — Enhancing Your Visibility — Member Information Center, Bentonville-Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce, 200 E. Central Ave., Bentonville Training session for chamber’s new Member Information Center about using promotional programs. Bring laptop and lunch. Continue reading...

Business news in brief

Subscriber onlyGearhead Outfitters to open in Rogers Gearhead Outfitters will open a store in the Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers on Friday. The Arkansas-based, family-owned and operated shop is owned by Ted and Amanda Herget and specializes in outdoor lifestyle clothing and footwear. Gearhead features more than 50 brands including The North Face, Patagonia and Chaco and Arkansas-based brands such as Fayettechill and Nativ. Continue reading...

Retailer opens up job shifts online

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. has completed the rollout of a program that allows employees to go on the company’s employee website and sign up for open shifts as they become available. Continue reading...

Springdale crossing soon to get tenants

Wal-Mart,Arvest planning to move in

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE — A nodule of sought-after businesses is forming around one of the few underdeveloped interchanges along the Interstate 540 corridor — the highway’s intersection with Elm Springs Road in Springdale. Continue reading...

USA Truck to expire 'poison pill' plan

USA Truck Inc. said Thursday that its board of directors has voted for early termination of its shareholder-rights plan, saying a company turnaround is well under way. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart opens up to Wild Oats, seeks organic-food edge

Subscriber onlyWild Oats, considered a pioneer in the organic-food industry, is making a comeback in Wal-Mart. Continue reading...

For two counties, vacancy rates rise

Subscriber onlyThe overall vacancy rate in apartments and duplexes in Benton and Washington counties was 5.8 percent in the last half of 2013, up 1.5 percent compared with the same period the year before, according to the most recent Skyline Report released Tuesday. Continue reading...

NEWS IN BRIEF

Subscriber onlyManufacturer buys Russellville plant Wisconsin-based Rockline Industries has purchased a plant in Russellville as part of the company’s ongoing expansion plans. Continue reading...

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