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Arkansas unemployment rate hits record low in February

The unemployment rate in Arkansas hit a record low in February, the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services said Friday. The rate fell to 3.7 percent, down from 3.8 percent the month before and 4.1 percent from the same month in 2016. The February figures reflected 2,464 more employed Arkansans an...

Arkansas unemployment rate hits record low in February

The unemployment rate in Arkansas hit a record low in February, the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services said Friday.

Agricultural trade key, nominee says

WASHINGTON -- Agriculture secretary nominee Sonny Perdue on Thursday sought to reassure farm-state senators in both parties who are fearful about the effects of President Donald Trump's proposed cuts to farm programs, promising to promote agricultural trade and create jobs in the struggling industry.

Oil-price slump has Alberta playing up province's distilleries

The energy-rich Canadian province of Alberta is looking to ease the financial pain of the worst oil and natural gas slump in decades -- with more alcohol.

Bird flu found at 2nd farm near earlier Tennessee case

A second case of bird flu in Tennessee has been reported at a chicken farm, heightening the threat of the disease in the southeastern U.S., the country's biggest poultry region.

Two tech giants vie for niche at hotels

Amazon.com's battle with Apple over digital assistants is moving into hotel rooms, where Alexa and Siri are both vying to be the voice-controlled platform of choice for travelers.

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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