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Eurozone adds $579B to stimulus

posted: 12/09/2016 1:48 a.m. Discuss

The European Central Bank said Thursday that it will pour $579 billion in newly printed money into the eurozone economy to support its recovery as the currency union heads into what could be a tumultuous election year.

Subscriber losses get analysts pushing for, against ESPN sale

posted: 12/09/2016 1:48 a.m. Discuss

ESPN's struggle to stay afloat in an era of TV disruption and cable TV cord-cutting has many Disney shareholders spooked, analyst say.

Market report: Banks, materials lead stocks up

posted: 12/09/2016 1:43 a.m. Discuss

After a quiet start, major U.S. stock indexes again set all-time highs Thursday afternoon as the market built on Wednesday's surge. Banks continued to lead the way as bond yields jumped, and small-company stocks soared again.

Business news in brief

posted: 12/09/2016 1:42 a.m. Discuss

Jobless-benefits claims down 10,000

News in brief

posted: 12/09/2016 1:41 a.m. Discuss

CapRocq closes buy of Wells Fargo site

U.S. 30-year average mortgage rate rises to 4.13 percent

posted: 12/08/2016 11:17 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates climbed for the sixth straight week in the aftermath of Donald Trump's election win, marking new highs for the year.

Wal-Mart: Police calls fall since theft-prevention steps

posted: 12/08/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said there has been a reduction in the number of times police have been called to its stores on average nationwide since implementing a pair of theft-prevention programs.

Downtown Little Rock hotel remodel to wrap up in March

posted: 12/08/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Renovations of the 150-room Holiday Inn Presidential at 600 Interstate 30 in Little Rock have begun and are expected to be completed in March.

Market report: Stocks rally sends Dow, S&P climbing to all-time records

posted: 12/08/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 indexes soared Wednesday to their biggest gains since the presidential election and set all-time highs.

12,000 new cafes part of Starbucks' 5-year global plan

posted: 12/08/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Seattle-based Starbucks Corp., the world's largest coffee-shop chain, said Wednesday that it plans to add 12,000 locations globally in the next five years.

Oaklawn schedules job fairs to hire 500

posted: 12/08/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Oaklawn Racing and Gaming in Hot Springs said Wednesday that it will hold two job fairs this week as it seeks to fill 500 seasonal positions by the time racing season begins in January.

Arkansas Index sees 13 stocks advance

posted: 12/08/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Index, a price-weighted index that tracks the largest public companies based in the state, climbed 6.65 to 375.92 Wednesday, its highest level since June 2015.

Tyson's '17 CEO suggests focuses

posted: 12/08/2016 2:13 a.m. Discuss

Tom Hayes, president of Tyson Foods and the incoming chief executive officer, dropped hints about acquisitions and investments at the Bernstein Consumer Summit in New York on Wednesday.

Eatery chains draw investor activism

posted: 12/08/2016 2:12 a.m. Discuss

When executives from Chipotle Mexican Grill delivered a bleak outlook for the chain during an investment conference Tuesday, attendees steered the discussion toward a would-be savior: Bill Ackman.

Tone changes on AT&T merger

posted: 12/08/2016 2:10 a.m. Discuss

When AT&T and Time Warner announced their $85.4 billion deal in October, lawmakers greeted the acquisition frostily. Now their tone has become more encouraging.

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