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St. Louis jury awards $55M in Johnson & Johnson cancer suit

posted: 05/03/2016 11:03 a.m. Discuss

ST. LOUIS — For the second time in three months, a St. Louis jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a big award over claims that its talcum powder causes cancer.

Breakup leaves Baker Hughes flush

posted: 05/03/2016 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Baker Hughes said Monday that it will buy back shares and debt with the $3.5 billion break-up fee it is due this week from Halliburton after the oilfield service companies canceled their proposed merger.

March's outlays to build up 0.3%

posted: 05/03/2016 2:09 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- U.S. construction spending advanced in March to its highest level in more than eight years, the Commerce Department said. Gains in homebuilding and nonresidential construction offset a drop in government projects.

Buffett praises Fed’s rate policy

posted: 05/03/2016 2:09 a.m. Discuss

OMAHA, Neb. — Investor Warren Buffett said the Federal Reserve and other policymakers are generally doing a good job, but it’s difficult to predict the effects extended low interest rates will have on the economy.

Chicken processor rejected by town

posted: 05/03/2016 2:08 a.m. Discuss

NICKERSON, Neb. -- Half-ton pickups crowd the curb outside the One Horse Saloon, a neon Coors Light sign in the window and rib-eye steaks on the menu, but otherwise Nickerson, Neb., is nearly silent on a spring evening, with only rumbling freight trains interrupting bird songs.

Cuba gets 1st U.S. cruise ship since '70s

posted: 05/03/2016 2:07 a.m. Discuss

HAVANA -- The first U.S. cruise ship in nearly 40 years crossed the Florida Straits from Miami and pulled into Havana Harbor on Monday, restarting commercial travel on waters that served as a stage for a half-century of Cold War hostility.

Consumers turn profit buying others' gift cards at a discount

posted: 05/03/2016 2:06 a.m. Discuss

PITTSBURGH -- A growing number of consumers are using online gift card exchanges to trade their unused cards for cash. At the same time, savvy shoppers are picking up those castoffs at a discount -- in essence devising their own way to get markdowns on goods they buy.

Market report: Nasdaq rally leaves Apple behind

posted: 05/03/2016 2:05 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- U.S. stock indexes moved solidly higher Monday afternoon, recovering some of last week's steep declines. Recently battered technology stocks such as and Microsoft all posted gains, helping end a seven-day losing streak in the Nasdaq composite.

Getting it straight

posted: 05/03/2016 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods sold Lakeside Farm Industries in 2009. A story in Sunday's edition about a potential Government Accountability Office investigation into the practices of the cattle industry incorrectly described Tyson's relationship with Lakeside.

Business news in brief

posted: 05/03/2016 2:04 a.m. Discuss

International Paper buying 7 pulp mills

News in brief

posted: 05/03/2016 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Mississippi depot set for Arkansas trucker

Energy explorers Haliburton and Baker Hughes abandon merger

posted: 05/02/2016 11:13 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — Two companies crucial to the business of U.S. energy exploration — Halliburton and Baker Hughes — have abandoned their planned $34 billion merger.

Bike maker Orbea shifting sales hub, warehouse out of downtown Little Rock

posted: 05/02/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Orbea USA will consolidate its sales and warehouse operations into one building at 700 West Broadway in North Little Rock with a scheduled move in for July.

Net data caps lifted at AT&T and Comcast

posted: 05/02/2016 2:28 a.m. Discuss

Comcast Corp. and AT&T increased the data caps for their broadband customers following complaints about the limits and the subsequent surcharges users incur when they surpass them.

Apple lifts veil on iPhone factory

posted: 05/02/2016 2:26 a.m. Discuss

A few minutes past 9 a.m. at Pegatron Corp.'s vast factory on Shanghai's outskirts, thousands of workers dressed in pink jackets are getting ready to make iPhones.





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