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1st round of cuts hits Wal-Mart HQ in Arkansas

Subscriber onlyThe jobs of an unspecified number of Wal-Mart employees in the retailer's marketing department in Bentonville were eliminated Wednesday, multiple sources said. Continue reading...

Tax benefit buoys J.B. Hunt's 4Q

16% jump in revenue led by brokerage unit, trucker says

Subscriber onlyJ.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. on Thursday reported net income of $385.3 million for the fourth quarter, a 228 percent jump from a year ago led by an estimated benefit from the new federal tax structure. Continue reading...

Arkansas firm gears up to 'triage' if Wal-Mart makes another large round of job cuts

Bentonville mayor, others take report in stride that 1,000 layoffs imminent

Subscriber onlyThe staff at recruiting firm Cameron Smith & Associates has implemented a "sundown rule" as it anticipates corporate job cuts at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Continue reading...

British top exec shined in U.S.

McKenna to lead global Wal-Mart

Subscriber onlyAs chief operating officer of Wal-Mart's U.S. business, Judith McKenna played an integral role in helping the Bentonville retailer overhaul its domestic stores. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart to throw in opioid disposer

Rx customers can disable leftovers

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. will begin offering pharmacy customers a way to dispose of unused prescription drugs in their homes, taking a step it hopes will help curb the misuse of opioids. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart to ax 1,000 jobs, most at Arkansas headquarters, report says

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. is preparing to eliminate about 1,000 corporate positions before the end of the fiscal year in ongoing efforts to control costs and improve efficiency. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart raising pay, closing 63 Sam's Clubs

Subscriber onlyEmployees at 63 Sam's Clubs across the U.S. were informed by the company Thursday that their stores were either being closed or converted into e-commerce warehouses. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart expands no-line checkouts

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. is rolling out a service to a larger audience this month that lets shoppers scan and pay for items without going through checkout lines. Continue reading...

Arkansas' Crystal Bridges Museum to lend 2 iconic paintings

Subscriber onlyTwo of the cornerstones of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art permanent collection will not be on view in Bentonville for a good portion of 2018. Continue reading...

2017 is year Wal-Mart broke loose

Retailer went on offensive against likes of Amazon

Subscriber onlyNeil Stern will remember 2017 as the year Wal-Mart Stores Inc. made a philosophical change in its battle with online giant Amazon.com. The Bentonville retailer went on the offensive. Continue reading...

Arkansas-based firms to lay out plans for spending expected windfall created by tax break

Subscriber onlyThe signing Friday of the first major overhaul of the nation's tax laws since 1986 prompted a handful of high-profile companies to announce plans to spend the expected windfall created by lower corporate taxes. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart ends option for first-time shoplifters to pay or be prosecuted

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. has suspended a program that gave first-time shoplifters the option to pay a fee and complete an educational program in exchange for forgiveness, or face potential prosecution. Continue reading...

Yule shopping goes gangbusters

Analysts cite low unemployment, higher consumer spirits

Subscriber onlySarah Quinlan has mounds of data at her fingertips to analyze retail sales and customer spending trends as senior vice president of market insights for Mastercard Advisors. Continue reading...

Sweet move for chocolate-maker

Factory, lounge set to open after relocation to Bentonville

Subscriber onlyLauren Blanco's plans for a chocolate shop began a few years ago when her company first opened operations in an old restaurant building. Continue reading...

Crystal Bridges tackles 1st redesign; early-American art galleries to close for 2 months

Subscriber onlyCrystal Bridges Museum of American Art is closing its early-American art galleries for two months to redesign the space for the first time since opening to visitors in 2011. Continue reading...