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Tax breaks set for tech park loans

posted: 10/10/2015 2:50 a.m. Discuss

Attorneys for the Little Rock Technology Park say more than half the financing for the first phase of the $100 million tech park will be tax exempt for the banks lending the money. That, in turn, allows the banks to offer the tech park a lower interest rate.

Drought sets back upswing for cattle

posted: 10/10/2015 2:48 a.m. Discuss

The drought that has hit the southern part of the state is slowing the growth of nearly recovered cattle herds that were devastated three years ago.

Brewer talks down takeover bid

posted: 10/10/2015 2:47 a.m. Discuss

LONDON -- SABMiller officials met with investors Friday to highlight its strength as an independent company, as the world's second-biggest brewer seeks to head off a takeover by larger rival Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Wal-Mart taps Biggs to take over as CFO

posted: 10/10/2015 2:46 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. continues to make changes to key management positions, including the announcement Friday of a new chief financial officer.

Target grocery redo simmering

posted: 10/10/2015 2:43 a.m. Discuss

MINNEAPOLIS -- Amid all of the moving parts at Target Corp., one of the biggest question marks is a future overhaul of its food offerings.

Agency says broken rail caused W. Va. train crash

posted: 10/10/2015 2:41 a.m. Discuss

MONTGOMERY, W.Va. -- A fiery oil train derailment in southern West Virginia in February resulted from a broken rail, which started with a crack that should have been detected but was missed in two inspections, federal investigators said Friday.

Market report: Stocks ride airlines to year's best week

posted: 10/10/2015 2:40 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- The stock market closed out its best week this year with a modest gain on Friday, helped by airlines and industrial companies.

Investors cast doubts on passenger railroad

posted: 10/10/2015 2:39 a.m. Discuss

Fortress Investment Group LLC sold Florida officials on its plan to build the first new privately run U.S. passenger railroad in more than a century, saying it will get 3 million cars off the road, create 10,000 jobs and provide a $6 billion jolt to the economy.

International Paper to exit China venture

posted: 10/10/2015 2:36 a.m. Discuss

International Paper Co., the world's largest paper producer, is taking a step back from manufacturing in Asia as it exits a Chinese joint venture and evaluates the sale of 18 other factories in the region.

Business news in brief

posted: 10/10/2015 2:34 a.m. Discuss

Troubled Gap division pulls down stock

News in brief

posted: 10/10/2015 2:32 a.m. Discuss

CenterPoint Energy seeks rate increase

U.S. oil-rig count drops for sixth week in a row

posted: 10/10/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

U.S. oil explorers idled rigs for a sixth-consecutive week as they grapple with crude near $50 a barrel.

SABMiller meets with investors amid takeover bid by Anheuser-Busch

posted: 10/09/2015 11:03 a.m. Discuss

LONDON — SABMiller met with investors Friday to underscore its strength as an independent company, as the world's second-biggest brewer seeks to head off a takeover by larger rival Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Wal-Mart names executive with international wing as next CFO

posted: 10/09/2015 9:49 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart named Brett Biggs, an executive in its international division, as its next chief financial officer Friday.

UA joins wave on sports suites

updated: 10/09/2015 9:26 a.m. Comment 1

The University of Arkansas athletic department doesn't have an official waiting list for businesses or individuals wanting to lease some of the 133 suites in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium on the Fayetteville campus.




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