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Commercial kitchen helps slice through red tape

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A public kitchen in Fayetteville has allowed a group of food entrepreneurs to start businesses while spurring demand for a similar facility in central Arkansas. Continue reading...

Fort Smith planning panel reviewing tight rein city has on food trucks

Subscriber onlyEvery June, Hari Paizis packs his gyro trailer in Fort Smith and heads out to hit the festival circuit. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart CEO talks workers, customers, critics

BENTONVILLE — When Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon took the top job at the world's largest retailer last year, he inherited some big problems. Continue reading...

Business news in brief

Subscriber onlyPratt Place Inn nets 4-star designation Forbes Travel Guideawarded its Four-Star Hotel designation to Pratt Place Inn and Barn in Fayetteville. Continue reading...

BUILDING PERMITS Northwest Arkansas

Subscriber onlyBuilding permits issued in January for Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers and Springdale on projects valued at $75,000 or more: Continue reading...

BUSINESS PEOPLE Northwest Arkansas

Subscriber onlyBrett Stover was named strategy and insights officer, executive vice president at Saatchi & Saatchi X of Springdale. He led the group that developed and published the original Path 2 Purchase and has helped clients at more than 175 organizations in 27 countries. Continue reading...

ON THE AGENDA

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

INCORPORATIONS

Subscriber onlyBenton County Andrew T. Curry PA, Andrew T. Curry, 1106 W. Poplar St., Rogers. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart to give nearly 40% of workers pay raises

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is spending $1 billion to make changes to how it pays and trains hourly workers as the retailer tries to reshape the image that its stores offer dead-end jobs. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart beats 4th-quarter profit forecasts

BENTONVILLE — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $4.97 billion. Continue reading...

Venture offers state's startups a hand up

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Jeff Amerine is a rock star in Arkansas' startup community. Continue reading...