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Carmakers' quiet engines lack a muscular rumble, so it's faked

posted: 01/25/2015 2:27 a.m. Discuss

Stomp on the gas in a new Ford Mustang or F-150 and a driver will hear a meaty, throaty rumble -- the same style roar that Americans have associated with auto power and performance for decades.

Business Matters: NW Arkansas' new growth plan to have narrower, deeper focus

posted: 01/25/2015 2:26 a.m. Discuss

When the Northwest Arkansas Council unveiled a blueprint for regional growth in January 2011, it was intended to be a five-year plan.

NFL players train to shift fields

posted: 01/25/2015 2:25 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- As Eddie George neared the end of his nine seasons in the NFL, the running back began pondering his next play.

Business Awards

posted: 01/25/2015 2:24 a.m. Discuss

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3 World Cup sponsors join airline in deciding to withdraw

posted: 01/25/2015 2:23 a.m. Discuss

BP PLC's Castrol oil brand, Johnson & Johnson and tire maker Continental AG said they haven't renewed agreements with soccer ruling body FIFA to sponsor the World Cup.

Japan looks for strategy to boost stagnant wages

posted: 01/25/2015 2:23 a.m. Discuss

Restoring Japan's industrial competitiveness is the key to fueling wage gains that the Abe government and the central bank are counting on to ensure inflation takes hold, according to Labor Minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki.

Macau tops world cities in economic performance

posted: 01/25/2015 2:22 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Macau, the Chinese territory known for casino gambling, outperformed the rest of the world's major cities economically last year, according to a report Thursday.

Chances good for raises, employer survey reports

posted: 01/25/2015 2:21 a.m. Discuss

CHICAGO -- A survey conducted in the fall gives workers a reason to feel more optimistic about their chances of getting raises.

Building Permits

posted: 01/25/2015 2:20 a.m. Discuss

Building permits for the Little Rock metro area, projects valued at $75,000 or more:

Real Estate Transactions

posted: 01/25/2015 2:18 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski County real estate transactions of $150,000 or more, deeds recorded 12/29/2014 through 01/02/2015:

Oil and Gas Report

posted: 01/25/2015 2:17 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission last week issued 4 drilling permits, 13 well completions and 2 well recompletions. By county, they were:

Business People

posted: 01/25/2015 2:16 a.m. Discuss

BANKING

News in brief

posted: 01/24/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

HanesBrands growth said to add 120 jobs

U.S. home buys rise in December

posted: 01/24/2015 2:25 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- More Americans purchased homes in December, yet total sales slipped in 2014 as first-time buyers struggled to find houses.

UPS pays price for extra preparation

posted: 01/24/2015 2:24 a.m. Discuss

After missing millions of deliveries on Christmas in 2013, United Parcel Service Inc. promised it would do better next time. It hired thousands more workers to ensure it could handle a deluge of shipments on its busiest days.

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