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Federal jury rules against couple who sued Arkansas steakhouse over social-distancing brawl

May. 21, 2024 16:38 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A jury has ruled against a Black couple who sued a Little Rock steakhouse over a fight the couple had with white customers who weren't wearing masks and stood too close during the COVID-19 pandemic. The federal jury on Monday found no negligence or racial...

Envirotech Vehicles: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

May. 20, 2024 06:14 AM EDT

OSCEOLA, Ark. (AP) — OSCEOLA, Ark. (AP) — Envirotech Vehicles, Inc. (EVTV) on Monday reported a loss of $4.5 million in its first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Osceola, Arkansas-based company said it had a loss of 29 cents. Losses, adjusted for stock option expense and...

Alice Stewart, CNN political commentator and veteran political adviser, dies at 58

May. 18, 2024 19:19 PM EDT

Alice Stewart, a CNN political commentator and veteran political adviser who worked on a number of GOP presidential campaigns, has died at age 58, the news network reported Saturday. Police in northern Virginia told CNN that Stewart's body was found outdoors in the Bellevue...

Federal prosecutor in Arkansas stepped down while being investigated, report says

May. 16, 2024 19:15 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal prosecutor in Arkansas left the post while under investigation for having an inappropriate relationship with an employee in the office, Justice Department documents show. The report, first reported by the Intercept and released Tuesday, said that...

Arkansas Supreme Court upholds 2021 voting restrictions that state judge found unconstitutional

May. 16, 2024 17:43 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday upheld four voting restrictions passed by Republican lawmakers in 2021 that were struck down by a state judge as unconstitutional. Justices ruled that the four laws did not violate the U.S. or Arkansas constitutions,...

Walmart's strong first quarter driven by consumers seeking bargains with inflation still an issue

May. 16, 2024 13:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart Inc. reported another quarter of strong results Thursday as its low prices pull in shoppers scouring for discounts with inflation stubbornly high. The nation's largest retailer, based in Bentonville, Arkansas, also offered an upbeat outlook. Share rose more...

Walmart: Fiscal Q1 Earnings Snapshot

May. 16, 2024 07:11 AM EDT

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Walmart Inc. (WMT) on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $5.1 billion. On a per-share basis, the Bentonville, Arkansas-based company said it had net income of 63 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains,...

Dillard's: Fiscal Q1 Earnings Snapshot

May. 16, 2024 07:01 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Dillard's Inc. (DDS) on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $180 million. The Little Rock, Arkansas-based company said it had profit of $11.09 per share. The results beat Wall Street expectations. The...

New Kansas abortion clinic will open to help meet demand from restrictive neighboring states

May. 15, 2024 18:58 PM EDT

A new abortion clinic will open in southeast Kansas this fall, bolstering the state’s role as a regional hub for reproductive health services whose neighbors have severely restricted access since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Comprehensive Health of Planned...

Walmart lays off hundreds of employees and requires others to relocate

May. 14, 2024 21:34 PM EDT

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Walmart on Tuesday announced layoffs affecting several hundred jobs at the retail giant’s campus offices. It also said it will require most remote workers and personnel in its Dallas, Atlanta and Toronto offices to relocate to its primary offices in...