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Economic report points to slow growth in Midwest, Plains

OMAHA, Neb. — A new report suggests slow economic growth is ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states. The survey report issued Tuesday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index dropped to 51.4 in March from 57 in February. The January figure was 54.8. Creighton University economist E...

Consumer confidence rebounds

An improving job market drove U.S. consumer confidence higher in March after a dip in February, a promising sign for the economy.

Taiwan to join China-led bank; Japan, no

Japan is not planning to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, its government spokesman said Tuesday, while Taiwan announced it would apply for membership, joining dozens of countries in signing up to an initiative opposed by Washington.

Soybeans up, cotton waning, U.S. predicts

Arkansas' soybean acreage is expected to rise by 6 percent to 3.45 million acres in 2015 as row-crop farmers work to respond to ever-changing commodity prices.

Skylink protects home without monthly fees

Summer vacation plans are likely in the works, with the end of school rapidly approaching. Security of the home often is an issue for potential vacationers.

Income, spending data spark rally

Encouraging U.S. economic data and a batch of corporate deals put investors in a buying mood Monday, sending stocks sharply higher.


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