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Dave & Buster's applies for Little Rock building permit

updated: 09/01/2015 12:21 p.m. Comments 2

Dave & Busters has applied for a permit to open a location in southwest Little Rock.

U.S. stocks fall sharply on bleak Chinese manufacturing report

posted: 09/01/2015 11:21 a.m. Comment 1

NEW YORK — More signs of weakness in China's economy are sending stocks and the price of oil sharply lower.

Eight Arkansas cities exceed average economic activity rating

posted: 09/01/2015 7:36 a.m. Comment 1

Eight Arkansas cities included in the Arkansas Tech Business Index had above-average economic activity ratings during the year's second quarter.

OPEC's unity call buoys crude prices

posted: 09/01/2015 5:25 a.m. Discuss

OPEC, the producer of 40 percent of the world's oil, said Monday that it is ready to talk to other crude exporters to achieve "fair and reasonable prices," according to the group's monthly magazine.

Lost $3.9M from fraud, bank reveals

posted: 09/01/2015 2:57 a.m. Comment 1

First National Bank of Lawrence County, based in Walnut Ridge, has been the target of a $3.9 million fraud, the bank acknowledged Monday.

Money rigging inquiry widens

posted: 09/01/2015 2:56 a.m. Discuss

U.S. prosecutors have expanded their investigation of currency-market manipulation by some of the world's largest banks to include the Russian ruble and Brazilian real, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Berkshire buys $4.5B refiner stake

posted: 09/01/2015 2:55 a.m. Discuss

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. sees a green light at the intersection of low oil prices and record driving.

Famed Tokyo hotel to be razed, rebuilt

posted: 09/01/2015 2:53 a.m. Discuss

The Hotel Okura, a favored Tokyo lodging for U.S. presidents, movie stars and other celebrities, closed the doors of its landmark half-century-old main building Monday to make way for a pair of glass towers ahead of the 2020 Olympics.

Trucking firm vice president resigns

posted: 09/01/2015 2:53 a.m. Discuss

USA Truck Executive Vice President Jeff Lester resigned from his position on Aug. 24 after Chief Executive Officer Tom Glaser asked him to change his weekly routine and work from the company's Van Buren offices on a daily basis.

August's 0.2% inflation nudges eurozone toward stimulus

posted: 09/01/2015 2:50 a.m. Discuss

Inflation in the 19-nation eurozone was stable in August at an annual rate of 0.2 percent, an official report shows -- another weak figure that puts the European Central Bank closer to doing more economic stimulus.

News in brief: Wal-Mart Foundation targets kids nutrition

posted: 09/01/2015 2:49 a.m. Discuss

The Wal-Mart Foundation has donated $10.5 million worth of grants as part of a commitment to increase access to food and nutrition education for children.

Market report: Jumpy markets end August down

posted: 09/01/2015 2:22 a.m. Discuss

Fear about a slowdown in China's economy and concerns about when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates pushed stocks sharply lower in August.

Island's governor puts off debt plan

posted: 09/01/2015 2:19 a.m. Discuss

Puerto Rico bondholders are being left with more questions than answers for as much as a week longer after Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla gave advisers more time to work on a proposal to restructure the commonwealth's $72 billion debt burden.

Business news in brief: Baker Hughes lays off 28 in Shreveport

posted: 09/01/2015 1:59 a.m. Discuss

A corporation that provides services for the oil and gas industry is laying off 28 employees at its Shreveport facility. Baker Hughes notified the state of the layoffs in a letter late last week.

Berkshire wagers that Americans still thirst for gasoline

posted: 08/31/2015 10:59 a.m. Discuss

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. sees a green light at the intersection of low oil prices and record driving.

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