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George's Inc. Gives Temporary Pay Raises

Chicken producer George's Inc. of Springdale says it will temporarily raise hourly pay for 7,300 employees as an "appreciation bonus" for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Tyson Foods to Pay Workers $500 Bonus

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale said it would pay about $60 million in bonuses to 116,000 truckers and employers as a "thank you" for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Walmart To Hire 3,000-plus in Arkansas

Walmart Inc. of Bentonville announced plans this past week to hire 150,000 workers through the end of May to help with the surge in online orders in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Proxy Shows Executive Pay Dropped at PAM Transport

Executive dropped from last year for executives of PAM Transport Inc. of Tontitown. Meanwhile, directors will consider electing 19-year-old Matthew J. Moroun, the son of the chairman, to the company's board. → Read More

No Incentive Bonuses for J.B. Hunt Executives in 2019

Nearly every named executive at J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell saw drops in his or her total compensation with the absence of incentive plan bonuses in 2019. → Read More

Skyline Report Shows Record Home Sales in Northwest Arkansas

More than 9,600 residential homes were sold in Washington and Benton counties in 2019, which is the highest number recorded by Arvest Bank's Skyline Report since its founding in 2004. → Read More

ArcBest CEO Paid Less in 2019

ArcBest Corp. President and CEO Judy McReynolds made $2.4 million in total compensation in 2019, a drop from the $4.1 million she made in 2018, according to the annual proxy statement the company filed with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. → Read More

Eureka Springs Puts Entertainment District to Test

Eureka Springs officials don't expect many problems from the town's implementation of an “entertainment district,” but they are also reserving the right to pull the plug if the experiment goes awry. → Read More

Former Walmart Executive Bill Fields Dies at 70

Former Walmart Inc. executive William Robert "Bill" Fields, who was an early mentor to CEO Doug McMillon, died in Austin, Texas, on Feb. 16. He was 70. → Read More

Presenting The Momentary: Crystal Bridges' 'Rebellious Younger Sister'

The Momentary, a museum for contemporary arts both visual and performing, is set to open on schedule Saturday in Bentonville. → Read More

ArDOT's Bennett to Retire, Tudor Named Replacement

The state's Highway Commission has named Lorie Harris Tudor as Scott Bennett's replacement. She will be the first woman director of the ArDOT. → Read More

Tyson Foods' Chief Accountant Leaving Company

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale said Chief Accounting Officer Steve Gibbs will leave the company effective Feb. 21. → Read More

Investing in Inventory, America's Car-Mart 3Q Profit Rises 16%

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville on Wednesday reported third-quarter net income of $12.7 million, up 16% from $10.9 million in the same quarter last year. → Read More

Tyson Foods Names Kevin McNamara Vice Chairman

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale has named Kevin McNamara the vice chairman of the company's board of directors. → Read More

Tyson Foods to Cut 500 Corporate Jobs

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says it will eliminate about 500 jobs as part of a 2020 restructuring plan. → Read More

Blockchain Backers Remain Poised for Big Breakout

Blockchain technology came to prominence as the digital platform for the cryptocurrency bitcoin, but true believers think its uses will eventually be universal. → Read More

Plug & Play Celebrates First Success

The partnership between the innovation platform Plug & Play Tech Center of Sunnyvale, California, and the Fortune 500 companies of northwest Arkansas is already paying off. → Read More

Job Growth Slowing But Economy Still Stable, Economists Say

Fears of a recession are subsiding in the United States and globally, but a slowdown in population growth is causing economies to likewise slowdown. → Read More

PAM to Buy Celadon Terminal in Texas for $19.8M

PAM Transportation Services Inc. of Tontitown will pay $19.8 million to buy Celadon's trucking terminal in Laredo, Texas. → Read More

Alice Walton: New Institute to Address 'Broken' Health Care System

Walmart Inc. heiress Alice Walton says the health care system in the United States is broken and, to fix it, she is starting the Whole Health Institute in Bentonville. → Read More