3 hrs ago
Rogers Aldermen To Review Lake Atalanta Renovation Contracts
Two contracts for improvements to Lake Atalanta are up for review by aldermen Tuesday, although city officials have said no decisions have been made on what the Lake Atalanta improvement project will include.
7 hrs ago
Roads Stay Slick In Northwest Arkansas; People Stay Home
STAFF PHOTO SAMANTHA BAKER a @NWASAMANTHA Ashley Mason picks up a block of ice from her driveway Sunday at her home in Springdale.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
The City Wire
Kudos on downtown support
It's no secret that numerous changes in residential, commercial and traffic patterns during the past several decades have resulted in the decay - if not abandonment - of thousands of downtowns around the U.S. Downtowns in Northwest Arkansas have not been immune from such decay even with the historically strong area economy.
The Motley Fool
Dear Poor People: This is Wal-Mart's World, You're Just Living in It
Henry Ford knew a self-serving opportunity when he saw one. In 1914, he announced that Ford Motor Company would pay its workers $5 a day or nearly double the average autoworker's wage at the time.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Bentonville Running Store Misses Out On Award
Rush Running of Bentonville was a finalist for an award recognizing the best running store in America, but did not win it.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Benton County Panel Completes 2014 Budget
Benton County's Finance Committee completed its work on the 2014 budget earlier this week, removing a rural ambulance fee from revenue and leaving a list of capital and personnel items to be handled next year.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
The City Wire
Downtowns new part of Northwest Arkansas Council strategy
A move announced Wednesday by the Northwest Arkansas Council is geared to build upon the past several years of renewed interest in developing downtown areas in Northwest Arkansas.
Customers rate Walmart best for returns and Best Buy ranks worse
If you buy a product and then need to return it you will fare best at Walmart according to a survey of shoppers across 2,928 retailers.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Wal-Mart pays lawyer fees for dozens of execs in bribery probe
Wal-Mart Stores Inc is paying for lawyers to represent more than 30 of its executives involved in a foreign corruption investigation, according to people familiar with the matter, an unusually high number that shows the depth of the federal probe.
Exclusive - Wal-Mart keeps Bank of America to run $18 billion 401(k) plan
Merrill Lynch unit to run its 401 program with $18 billion in assets, Wal-Mart confirmed on Tuesday.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Accident, Paralysis Catalyst For Rogers Policy Challenge
Susan Thurman, left, and wife Deb Walter pose for a photo in their home on Beaver Lake near Garfield on Friday November 29, 2013.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Etched in infamy
The light at the end of Arkansas' long, dark season appeared to be coming into focus in the twilight at Tiger Stadium on Friday.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Business news briefs: Strong export demand, supply worries boost ethanol prices
Ethanol prices rose to a 12-week high Friday, shrinking the biofuel's discount to gasoline, amid strong export demand and concern that domestic supplies will tighten.
Can Walmart Money Turn Bentonville, Arkansas Into Bilbao?
Transforming a town with a world-class collection of art is a stunning achievement that takes lots of money.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
People & Places
Townzen celebrates 90th birthday Reta Townzen, better known as "Grandma T," of Bentonville will celebrate her 90th birthday with a drop-in reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at the Bethel Baptist Church, 2907 N. Walton Blvd., in Bentonville.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Black Friday: Lessons from Wal-Mart
Retailers know that the Friday after Thanksgiving has been the traditional bellwether for whether the year is going to be profitable.
Walmarting the rivers and oceans
Walmart has been in the headlines in recent weeks after the retailer announced plans to keep its stores open this Thanksgiving, forcing Walmart employees to cancel many of their holiday plans.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Museum Trips Can Improve Critical Thinking, Historical Empathy Among Students
Culture and art really does make you smart. That is the succinct conclusion of a new study from the University of Arkansas, where researchers have determined that exposure to art can lead to improvements in a wide range of cognitive and emotional skills, including critical thinking, historical empathy, social tolerance, and, of course, ... (more)
The City Wire
NWA November sales revenue slumps
The dip in consumer spending was evident in the 3% decline in sales tax revenue receipts this month, but it doesn't worry city officials.
The City Wire
NWA home building slows, commercial pace rises
It's been a good year for home builders across Northwest Arkansas, but the residential construction pace in the region's four largest cities continues to taper with a 15% reduction in the number of new home starts in October compared to a year ago.