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U.S. industrial output up 0.9%

posted: 11/17/2017 1:49 a.m. Discuss

U.S. industrial production jumped a solid 0.9 percent in October as factory activity recovered from the effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Carriers get tools to block robocalls

posted: 11/17/2017 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Phone companies will have greater authority to block unwanted calls from reaching customers as regulators adopted new rules to combat automated messages known as robocalls.

FCC loosens rules to let media firms buy, consolidate

posted: 11/17/2017 1:47 a.m. Comment 1

Federal regulators have weakened rules meant to support independent local media.

Real estate trusts lag as market

updated: 11/17/2017 1:46 a.m. Discuss

While the broader stock market has been steadily racking up gains and posting new highs, companies that own real estate have been lagging, with some notable exceptions.

Falling short, Best Buy cites late iPhone debut

posted: 11/17/2017 1:46 a.m. Discuss

Best Buy has again failed to convince investors that it can prosper in an Amazon world.

U.S. Virgin Islands reaches out to investors for help to rebuild

posted: 11/17/2017 1:45 a.m. Discuss

After the worst hurricanes in U.S. Virgin Islands history, economic development specialists from the territory are seeking investors, offering generous tax incentives.

California rolls out legal-pot rules

posted: 11/17/2017 1:44 a.m. Discuss

California released long-awaited rules Thursday that will govern the state's emerging legal marijuana industry, while potentially opening the way for larger-scale cultivation that some fear could strangle small-plot farmers.

8 jurisdictions ban past-pay query

posted: 11/17/2017 1:43 a.m. Discuss

Eight states, cities or localities have recently passed legislation banning all employers from asking one particularly awkward question of prospective workers: How much did you make in your last job?

MARKET REPORT: Wal-Mart, Cisco perk up stocks

posted: 11/17/2017 1:43 a.m. Discuss

U.S. stocks closed sharply higher Thursday, snapping a two-day slump.

Business news in brief

posted: 11/17/2017 1:41 a.m. Discuss

S.D. pipeline spills 210,000 gallons of oil

News in brief

posted: 11/17/2017 1:39 a.m. Discuss

Car-Mart reports profit of $6 million

Wal-Mart lifts profit outlook on strong third-quarter results

updated: 11/16/2017 8:20 a.m. Comments 2

BENTONVILLE — Wal-Mart on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $1.75 billion.

Wal-Mart's gender-equality rating hit

posted: 11/16/2017 2:07 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s score in an annual corporate equality index was suspended after Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigations determined two transgender employees experienced discrimination and harassment because of their gender identity.

Retail sales rise 0.2% in October

posted: 11/16/2017 2:06 a.m. Discuss

U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace last month, as bullish consumers bought more cars, furniture and clothes.

Quarterly results mixed for Target

posted: 11/16/2017 2:05 a.m. Discuss

A cautious outlook on the crucial Christmas shopping season overshadowed progress Target made in bringing more customers to its stores, pulling its shares down sharply Wednesday. The shares of other retailers fell as well, even though overall economic figures show people still spending.

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