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Wal-Mart wooing wealthier shoppers

posted: 11/26/2015 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. executives view recent strides in e-commerce, grocery pickup and smaller format stores as key in helping them compete for higher-income customers.

Soldier's cattle fit USDA's aim

posted: 11/26/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Eight Black Angus cattle kept a wary watch on visitors to Ryan Pace's farm here while while munching on flourishing stands of fescue, clover and rye.

Consumer spending inches up 0.1%

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

Consumer spending posted a modest increase for a second straight month in October, while personal income rebounded after a sluggish September.

EPA out to pull OK for herbicide

posted: 11/26/2015 2:03 a.m. Discuss

The Environmental Protection Agency is taking steps to withdraw approval of a new weedkiller to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans.

Bounce reported for sales of homes

posted: 11/26/2015 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Sales of new homes recovered in October after suffering a steep drop in September, returning to this year's trend of an improving market for real estate developers and builders.

Severe illness feared from Costco chicken salad; 19 sickened

posted: 11/26/2015 2:02 a.m. Discuss

The strain of E. coli linked to Costco chicken salad that has sickened 19 people in seven states is more likely to be life-threatening than a recent food-borne illness that led to the closure of some Chipotle restaurants in the Northwest.

Sales slumping, Deere predicts '16 profit

posted: 11/26/2015 2:01 a.m. Discuss

Deere & Co., the world's largest farm equipment manufacturer, forecast fiscal 2016 profit and posted fourth-quarter earnings that beat analysts' estimates even as lower crop prices reduce the money that growers have for spending on new tractors and combines.

Argentine peso no longer flies for American Airlines

posted: 11/26/2015 2:01 a.m. Discuss

American Airlines said Wednesday it has stopped taking Argentine pesos as payment for tickets because of limits on its ability to convert the money into dollars.

Market report: Stocks flat ahead of holiday break

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

Stocks wobbled Wednesday and finished little changed before the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S.

Business news in brief

posted: 11/26/2015 1:59 a.m. Discuss

New catfish inspections to start in March Catfish and other ray-finned fish species will undergo a new inspection process starting in March. The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service released its final rule Wednesday on the new process.

News in brief

posted: 11/26/2015 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Two state banks top $100M in 9 months Two Arkansas banks generated more than $100 million in net income through the first nine months of the year, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

U.S. new-home sales rebound in October after September plummet

posted: 11/25/2015 11:35 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — Sales of new homes recovered in October after suffering a steep drop in September, returning to this year's trend of an improving market for real estate developers and builders.

People keeping gas savings

posted: 11/25/2015 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

U.S. consumers are benefiting from some of the cheapest gasoline prices in years, but their hesitancy to spend the savings on Christmas shopping is dampening a crucial time of the year, retailers say.

Mays takes tech park's latest offer of $1.037M

posted: 11/25/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Longtime Little Rock lawyer Richard Mays said Tuesday that he will take the Little Rock Technology Park Authority's counteroffer of $1.037 million for his three-story office building at 415 Main St., the home of Mays' law practice for more than 31 years.

Arkansans' blessing of day: Cheaper bird

posted: 11/25/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Arkansans have dodged higher grocery bills this Thanksgiving, with low turkey prices despite the outbreak of bird flu earlier this year that destroyed 48 million birds, including 7.7 million turkeys.




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