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Superintendent: Little Rock School District plans to close or repurpose 4 schools

Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 3:26 p.m.

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GM to add or keep 7,000 U.S. jobs, make $1B factory investment

DETROIT — General Motors plans to invest $1 billion in U.S. factories and add thousands of new white-collar jobs, measures that have been in the works for years but were announced Tuesday after criticism from President-elect Donald Trump. In all, the Detroit automaker said it will create or keep 7,0...

Wage chief: Shoring up gig economy risky

President Barack Obama's outgoing wage and hour enforcement chief says fellow Democrats who want to revamp labor laws to accommodate a market increasingly populated with short-term contract and freelance workers in the so-called the gig economy are making a big mistake.

To give site new life, bids rolling in

Chinese and Germans are among dozens of investors taking Ukraine up on its offer to turn the grounds of one of the world's worst nuclear disasters into a solar park.

Rise in wheat price germinating

Wheat is the weed that feeds. The grain-yielding grass is such a hardy plant that it is grown on more land than any other crop in the world. After four straight seasons of record harvests, bins are bulging from Kansas to Western Australia and prices are near the lowest in a decade.

Actually, virtual reality slow to catch on

SEATTLE -- For a technology to crack the mainstream, there is an unspoken understanding: It shouldn't make the people who use it queasy.

30 banks test well, gain Fed leeway

The Federal Reserve has given the green light to major banks in the U.S. to raise dividends and buy back shares, judging them to have a sturdy enough financial foundation to withstand a major economic downturn.

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