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Tech park board sues for LR building

posted: 11/24/2015 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority sued lawyer Richard Mays Sr. in Pulaski County Circuit Court Monday, claiming its right of eminent domain to take Mays' three-story office building at 415 Main St.

Billionaire charges $170M, will use rewards to fly free

posted: 11/24/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- Chinese billionaire Liu Yiqian, who doesn't exactly struggle to afford a plane ticket, can now likely fly free, in first class, with his whole family, anywhere in the world, for the rest of his life.

Christmas tree arriving in downtown Little Rock

posted: 11/24/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Simmons Tower will erect a 22-foot Leyland Cypress Christmas tree on the tower plaza at Capitol Avenue and Broadway Street and will conduct a public lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. Dec. 15.

Chinese sign on to build in state

updated: 11/24/2015 5:38 a.m. Comment 1

A publicly traded Chinese company wants to build a $1.36 billion pulp mill in south Arkansas, the governor's office said Monday.

News in brief: Japan spending $40M on Texas railway

posted: 11/24/2015 5:30 a.m. Discuss

A Japanese government-backed fund intends to spend about $40 million to support a high-speed rail project in Texas connecting Dallas and Houston.

State index up 2.07; Dillard's gains 2.9%

posted: 11/24/2015 5:29 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Index, a price-weighted index that tracks the largest public companies based in the state, gained 2.07 to 330.62 Monday.

Ex-One Bank exec asks for plea change

posted: 11/24/2015 5:28 a.m. Discuss

Gary Rickenbach, a former senior executive vice president with Little Rock-based One Bank & Trust who was indicted on charges of defrauding the bank and the federal government, asked Monday to change his plea to guilty.

Poultry, Hillshire boost 4Q at Tyson

updated: 11/24/2015 3:04 a.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods reported better-than-expected sales for its latest quarter, with demand increasing for its chicken products and the year-ago purchase of Hillshire Brands paying dividends.

Pfizer, Allergan agree to merger

posted: 11/24/2015 3:03 a.m. Discuss

Pfizer and Allergan on Monday morning announced they would merge in a $160 billion deal that will create the world's largest drugmaker, producing treatments as varied as Lipitor and Botox.

U.S. home sales slip in October as prices outdistance wages

posted: 11/24/2015 3:01 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Fewer Americans bought homes in October, a sign that rising home values may be pushing more would-be buyers to the real estate market's sidelines.

Airliners slower to runways, gates

posted: 11/24/2015 3 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- On a recent morning, Delta Air Lines Flight 435 pushed back early from the gate at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. Passengers watched the safety video and settled in for a six-hour trip.

Market report: Stocks slump after early advance

posted: 11/24/2015 2:51 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- Stocks gained ground early Monday as they came off their best week in 2015, but faded in the afternoon and sustained small losses for the day.

Appeal in scam dropped by U.S.

posted: 11/24/2015 2:50 a.m. Discuss

U.S. prosecutors on Monday dropped their bid to extend the prison terms for five of Bernard Madoff's ex-employees, who received lighter sentences after being convicted of aiding his $17.5 billion fraud.

Hutchinson signs letter of intent with China firm studying $1.3B paper mill

updated: 11/23/2015 5:35 p.m. Comments 9

Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a letter of intent with a Chinese paper company to study the feasibility of building a $1.3 billion pulp mill in Arkansas.

Wal-Mart to offer Cyber Monday deals Sunday as it chases Amazon

posted: 11/23/2015 10:13 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart, playing catch-up with, is making a bigger bet on Cyber Monday.




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