updated: 07/30/2014 11:43 a.m.
Houston-based Zilkha Biomass Energy announced Wednesday that it will build a $90 million facility in Monticello to produce wood pellets for use as an alternative energy source, creating 52 jobs.
posted: 07/30/2014 9:57 a.m.
Stephens Media will shift printing and mailroom operations from Van Buren and Fort Smith to Northwest Arkansas, a move that will reportedly affect about three-dozen employees.
posted: 07/30/2014 9:53 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Fueled by healthier consumer spending, the U.S. economy grew in the second half of last year at the strongest pace in a decade and more than previously estimated, new government data show.
posted: 07/30/2014 8:43 a.m.
WASHINGTON — After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending.
posted: 07/30/2014 8:39 a.m.
ROGERS — A company that makes aluminum wheels for cars and other vehicles says it will shut down its manufacturing plant in Rogers, eliminating 500 jobs.
posted: 07/30/2014 3:02 a.m.
Windstream Holdings Inc. shares surged 12 percent Tuesday after the company said it would spin off some of its assets into a publicly traded real estate investment trust.
posted: 07/30/2014 2:58 a.m.
U.S. consumers are more confident about the economy than they have been in nearly seven years.
posted: 07/30/2014 2:57 a.m.
Shipping company UPS said Tuesday that the company is willing to sacrifice some short-term profits to avoid a repeat of its Christmastime failure to deliver packages on time.
posted: 07/30/2014 2:56 a.m.
Residential real-estate prices rose in the 12 months ending in May at the slowest pace in more than a year as a lull in the U.S. housing market limits appreciation.
posted: 07/30/2014 2:55 a.m.
China's anti-monopoly agency announced an investigation Tuesday of Microsoft Corp., stepping up regulatory pressure on foreign technology companies.
posted: 07/30/2014 2:49 a.m.
The stock market fell modestly Tuesday as investors focused on a batch of big economic reports ahead.
posted: 07/30/2014 2:44 a.m.
Jimmy Dean moves to lunch and dinner NEW YORK -- Breakfast staple Jimmy Dean, the brand started by the late country singer of the same name, is hoping its new bowls and sandwiches can find places on lunch and dinner tables.
posted: 07/30/2014 2:42 a.m.
Companies reporting quarterly earnings Tuesday included: Aetna Inc., the health insurer, a profit of $548.8 million, or $1.52 a share, up from $536 million, or $1.49 a share, a year ago. Revenue climbed 25 percent to $14.5 billion. Shares fell $2.94 to close Tuesday at $81.88.
posted: 07/30/2014 2:37 a.m.
Goldman downgrades Wal-Mart to 'neutral' Goldman Sachs downgraded Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s stock Tuesday, citing consumers' continued cautious spending and management's eye on growth rather than returns for shareholders.
posted: 07/29/2014 10:06 a.m.
EASTON, Pa. — Crayon manufacturer Crayola is building a family attraction in Florida, similar to the one it operates in its home state of Pennsylvania, and more could be on the way around the country.