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Subscriber onlyMonday 1:30-3 p.m. -- Arkansas adult education classes, Goodwill Career Center, 1001 S. Mt. Olive St., Siloam Springs. Classes include: employability, customer service, clerical, bank teller and industrial. Information: (479) 373-6120. Continue reading...

NW BUSINESS PEOPLE

Subscriber onlyJulie Olsen was promoted to director of development for University Initiatives and will assume fundraising responsibilities for the graduate school, international education and the Office of Research and Economic Development at the University of Arkansas. She will work with volunteers from each unit to raise private gift support, reporting to Kim Needy, dean of the graduate school and international education, and Jim Rankin, vice provost of the Office of Research and Economic Development. Continue reading...

Business news in brief

Subscriber onlyEJ Ball building bought for $3.1M Continue reading...

INCORPORATIONS

Subscriber onlyBenton County Geobits Inc., Will Battles, 11856 Highfill Ave., Gentry Continue reading...

I-49 to be closed for 15 minutes Sunday morning

Subscriber onlyRemoving an overhead power line spanning Interstate 49 in Benton County will require closing of all lanes for 15 minutes early Sunday. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart to face class-action suit over alleged bribery in Mexico

NEW YORK — A federal judge has granted class-action status to Wal-Mart investors suing the world's largest retailer over allegations that it covered up a bribery scheme in Mexico to help its business there. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart completes deal for Jet.com

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart says it has completed its deal to buy fast-growing online retailer Jet.com for $3 billion in cash plus $300 million in stock. Continue reading...

Business news in brief

Subscriber onlyBentonville, official win budget awards Continue reading...

ON THE AGENDA

Subscriber onlyNoon-1 p.m. — Construction & Developers Committee meeting, Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, 21 W. Mountain St., Suite 300, Fayetteville. Panel discussion on downtown development: Billy Waite, Fayetteville Downtown Merchants; Monica Kumar, Downtown Bentonville; Karen Wagaman, Rogers Downtown Development; Misty Murphy, Downtown Springdale; and Meredith Bergstrom, Main Street Siloam Springs. Cost: free; $12 with lunch. Register: web.fayettevillear.com/events. Information: (479) 521-1710. Continue reading...

INCORPORATIONS

Subscriber onlyApeiron Financial Inc., Chantry T. Parker, 205 N.W. Linebarger Lane, Bentonville Continue reading...