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Hologram, pop stars cap Walmart revelry

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.

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

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

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State panel approves Northwest Arkansas charter school changes

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

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

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

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Personal shoppers help Wal-Mart expand online grocery sales

Stephany 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.

Commercial property vacancy rates show decline

Northwest 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.

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NWA residential real estate market sizzles

A 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.

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Ecclesia uses state money to buy land

Arkansas 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.

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Ronald McDonald House opens at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville

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

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

An 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.

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