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Hologram, pop stars cap Walmart revelry

Subscriber only Walmart made clear this week that it is staying true to its roots and the vision of founder Sam Walton, despite a growing emphasis on e-commerce and retail technology. Continue reading...

Video, photos: Walmart meeting: McMillon says Walmart embracing change

Subscriber onlyWalmart Inc.'s meeting this morning was all about celebrating. The Bentonville-based retailer moved the business portion of its annual shareholder week to Wednesday. Continue reading...

State panel approves Northwest Arkansas charter school changes

Subscriber onlySpringdale's Tyson School of Innovation is one step away from officially having a new name and flexibility in deciding when to add additional grades. Continue reading...

Jech family gives $250,000 to Arkansas Children’s Northwest

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE — Vicki and Gary Jech and their family recently donated $250,000 to Arkansas Children’s Northwest. Continue reading...

Personal shoppers help Wal-Mart expand online grocery sales

Subscriber onlyStephany Ponce scans the cooler holding eggs, picks up a carton and checks for cracks. Finding none, she gently places the carton in her basket and moves on to the next item on her list. Continue reading...

Commercial property vacancy rates show decline

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas' commercial real estate market is doing well and should stay that way in the short term, said Tom Reed, founder of real estate appraisal firm Reed & Associates Inc. Continue reading...

NWA residential real estate market sizzles

Subscriber onlyA snapshot of the Northwest Arkansas housing market shows more sales at higher prices in a shorter amount of time. Local real estate experts say they see that trend continuing. Continue reading...

Ecclesia uses state money to buy land

Subscriber onlyArkansas legislators gave nearly $700,000 of taxpayers' money to help Ecclesia College buy almost 50 acres although it already owned more than 200 acres, according to state and county records. Continue reading...

Ronald McDonald House opens at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Amanda Yates had a package of Pop-Tarts in hand when she toured the Ronald McDonald House at Washington Regional Medical Center recently. Continue reading...

Fayetteville clinic rises from ashes bigger, better equipped, doctor says

Subscriber onlyAn attic fire forced the Breast Center in Fayetteville to operate out of a temporary office for nearly a year, but it also opened the door to expanding the center and upgrading its equipment. Continue reading...

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