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Farmers see milo demand growing

posted: 03/31/2015 2:26 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas row crop farmers are likely to add grain sorghum acreage this spring as they try to deal with harvest-time price shifts for other commodities including corn, cotton and soybeans.

U.S. out to tighten stockbroker rules

posted: 03/31/2015 2:19 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama's administration is backing a proposed rule that would force stockbrokers to look out for the best interests of their clients, rather than pushing risky and costly investments in a rush for big commissions.

2 audits filed late clouding Asia fund

posted: 03/31/2015 2:18 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Two companies in a $1.4 billion Asia investment fund managed by New York banking firm Morgan Stanley unexpectedly told securities regulators they will not file their financial statements on time and froze trading in their stocks.

Limit on visas worries Louisiana's crawfish processors

posted: 03/31/2015 2:15 a.m. Comment 1

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Going into what is supposed to be the biggest sales week of the crawfish season, processor Dexter Guillory says he is worried.

Market report: Income, spending data spark rally

posted: 03/31/2015 2:14 a.m. Discuss

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

Baja farmworkers reject wage offer

posted: 03/31/2015 2:12 a.m. Discuss

MEXICO CITY -- Export-oriented commercial farms in Mexico's Baja California state say they have offered farm workers a 15 percent wage increase to end a 2-week-old strike.

Business news in brief

posted: 03/31/2015 2:11 a.m. Discuss

Volvo plans U.S. factory to build sales

News in brief

posted: 03/31/2015 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Tyson to close plant but add Georgia jobs

Consumer spending rises 0.1%

updated: 03/30/2015 10:45 p.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- U.S. consumers spent just slightly more in February even though their income rose by a healthy amount. Economists hope the bigger paychecks improve spending in the coming months.

Wallace named CFO of Windstream REIT

posted: 03/30/2015 12:58 p.m. Discuss

Windstream said Monday that Mark Wallace has been named chief financial officer at its planned real estate investment trust spinoff known as Communications Sales & Leasing Inc, or CS&L.

Net streaming services strive to defend turf

posted: 03/30/2015 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Netflix, Amazon and Hulu have suddenly found themselves playing a new role: the establishment.

Laser projector stars at LR event

posted: 03/30/2015 2:08 a.m. Discuss

A homegrown company with more than 45 years of experience working with lasers is showing off a new laser-illuminated projector today that could replace the expensive bulbs most movie theaters use.

Morgan Stanley's chief finance officer headed to Google

posted: 03/30/2015 2:07 a.m. Discuss

SAN FRANCISCO -- Google has lured away Morgan Stanley's chief financial officer, Ruth Porat, to be its CFO at a time when the Internet search leader and its Silicon Valley peers are under fire for hiring and promoting too few women.

Tech Spotlight: Skylink protects home without monthly fees

posted: 03/30/2015 2:06 a.m. Discuss

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.

On Computers: Singalong passwords keep hackers tuned out

posted: 03/30/2015 2:05 a.m. Comment 1

Most people use a simple English word as their password, like "potato." But real words are easy for hackers to crack -- once the first couple of letters are found, the hacker's computer can immediately fill in all the words that start with those letters. Here's a better way:

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