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USA Truck rebounds in 1Q; Arkansas-based carrier reports $1M profit after losing $4.9M a year ago

Subscriber onlyUSA Truck Inc.'s turnaround under chief executive James Reed continued in the first quarter, when the Van Buren-based company reported net income of $1 million, or 13 cents per share. Continue reading...

ABF Freight workers vote on wage pact

5-year deal includes bonuses, restoration of vacation week

Subscriber onlyABF Freight workers are deciding whether to accept a new labor contract after ArcBest Corp. and the Teamsters recently reached a tentative five-year agreement. Continue reading...

Walmart CEO's total pay down 22% to $18.3M

Subscriber onlyExecutive compensation packages for Walmart's top executives showed a general decline, and the company detailed further its changes for its annual shareholders meeting as part of its annual proxy statement filed Friday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Continue reading...

Walmart readying redesigned website for rollout in May

Subscriber onlyWalmart Inc. is putting the finishing touches on an updated Walmart.com, promising a website redesign that will be more contemporary, easier to navigate and personalized for customers. Continue reading...

Arkansas-based J.B. Hunt sees earnings jump 15%

First-quarter net income tops $118M on revenue of $1.95B

Subscriber onlyJ.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. on Monday reported net income of $118.1 million in the first quarter of 2018, a 15 percent increase from the same three-month period a year ago. Continue reading...

Walmart eases rules to allow its suppliers to deliver day early

Subscriber onlyWalmart Inc. has adjusted its delivery guidelines for suppliers, allowing some to have the option of getting shipments to regional distribution centers one day earlier than the scheduled arrival date. Continue reading...

Arkansas woman paid 78¢ for man’s $1, analysis finds

Subscriber onlyWomen in Arkansas typically earn 78 cents for every dollar paid to men, according to a gender pay analysis from the National Partnership for Women & Families. Continue reading...

Walmart to hold security seminar in Arkansas; retailer's focus is to protect data

Subscriber onlyWalmart Inc.'s Tim MalcolmVetter used a professional football analogy when describing one of the reasons the company is hosting an information security conference in Northwest Arkansas today. Continue reading...

Toys R Us exit opens new game

Walmart sure to play but strategy needed, say analysts

Subscriber onlyToys R Us liquidation sales have been in full swing for more than a week, attracting customers to hundreds of U.S. stores -- including locations in Little Rock, North Little Rock and Fayetteville -- to purchase items before the retailer closes its doors for good. Continue reading...

Walmart giving Humana a look as health tie-in

Talks said to be preliminary

Subscriber onlyWalmart Inc. is reportedly exploring an opportunity to take a significant step into the U.S. health insurance industry by acquiring health insurance company Humana Inc. Continue reading...

'Smart city' pitched for Arkansas

Subscriber onlyRick Webb, the director of Bentonville-based Grit Studios, believes Northwest Arkansas has everything in place to become a "living laboratory" for technology-enabled communities. Continue reading...

Walmart imagines drone-aided farming

Subscriber onlyWalmart Inc. can imagine a grocery business aided by farm-related drones, which could be used to pollinate crops, monitor fields for pests and spray pesticides. Continue reading...

Walmart plans 2 Texas offices to focus on tech

Plano, Austin sites chosen to mine state’s pool of talent

Subscriber onlyTexas is quickly becoming another hotbed of technology-related activity for Walmart Inc. Continue reading...

Crystal Bridges debuts 2 overhauled galleries

Spaces lead visitors through 3 themes

Subscriber onlyCrystal Bridges Museum of American Art began working on a project two years ago designed to make its early American art galleries more inclusive and engaging for guests. Continue reading...

Fired for noting Net-sales fibs, Walmart suer says

Subscriber onlyA former Walmart Inc. executive sued the company Thursday, claiming it issued misleading results for its e-commerce business and then fired him after he repeatedly raised concerns about it. Continue reading...