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Business Matters: Redevelopment group gains a lot of ground with gift of 200 acres

posted: 04/26/2015 2:16 a.m. Discuss

There are very few scenarios where giving away 200 acres makes good financial sense.

Tesco lands at crossroads after record loss

posted: 04/26/2015 2:16 a.m. Discuss

LONDON -- Tesco left crucial questions unanswered after reporting the biggest loss in its 96-year history.

Art, apartments outshine gold as stores of wealth

posted: 04/26/2015 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Gold's traditional role as a store of wealth has been usurped by contemporary art and apartments in cities such as New York and London, said Laurence Fink, head of the world's biggest asset manager.

Tesla signs Wal-Mart in solar, energy-storage push

posted: 04/26/2015 2:14 a.m. Discuss

Tesla Motors Inc. is signing up big customers like Wal-Mart and Cargill, accelerating efforts to become a leader in energy storage -- a new market that's poised to increase sales and profit at the electric vehicle pioneer.

Small businesses: Quotas on U.S. visas stifle hiring

posted: 04/26/2015 2:13 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- Some small-business owners say government quotas are keeping them from finding the highly skilled help they need.

Hiring at Facebook up 48% in past year

posted: 04/26/2015 2:13 a.m. Discuss

Mark Zuckerberg is going to need to find some more pinball machines and rock-climbing walls. The social networking company, known for its many perks that make it a regular on the hottest-places-to-work lists, is increasing its head count at an incredible pace.

In Japan, Honda rolls out founder's dream -- a jet

posted: 04/26/2015 2:12 a.m. Discuss

TOKYO -- Honda, known for making motorcycles and cars, is showing its new sleek business jet in Japan for the first time, billing it as quiet, quick and green.

Owning, producing content next step for Netflix, CEO says

posted: 04/26/2015 2:11 a.m. Discuss

LOS ANGELES -- For most of its rapid ascent of the TV business, Netflix has rented shows. Now it wants to own them.

Building Permits

posted: 04/26/2015 2:11 a.m. Discuss

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

Patents Awarded

posted: 04/26/2015 2:10 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Patents Issued to Arkansans

Oil and Gas Report

posted: 04/26/2015 2:08 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission last week issued 8 drilling permits, 9 well completions and 1 well recompletions. By county, they were:

Business People

posted: 04/26/2015 2:07 a.m. Discuss

BANKING

Starbucks: Computer outage fixed; stores to reopen Saturday

posted: 04/25/2015 9:23 a.m. Discuss

SEATTLE — A computer outage hit thousands of Starbucks stores Friday, and some gave away free drinks before many closed early to the dismay of caffeine-craving patrons.

Needs $167M boost in rates, Entergy says

posted: 04/25/2015 3:28 a.m. Discuss

Entergy Arkansas, the state's largest utility, is seeking a $167 million increase in its rates, the firm said Friday in a filing with the Arkansas Public Service Commission.

Ford gears up in Russia as GM stalls

posted: 04/25/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co., Detroit's two venerable rivals, usually compete toe-to-toe in everything they do. But in Russia, they are headed in radically different directions.

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