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Sears quarterly loss narrows, sales slide as business shifts

posted: 02/26/2015 11:03 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK — Sears recorded its fourth straight year of falling profit and revenue, even as cost cutting and store closures helped narrow its loss for the fourth quarter.

Wal-Mart CEO talks workers, customers, critics

posted: 02/26/2015 9:18 a.m. Comment 1

BENTONVILLE — When Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon took the top job at the world's largest retailer last year, he inherited some big problems.

FCC to vote today on Net rules opposed by top 2 wireless carriers

posted: 02/26/2015 3:42 a.m. Comments 8

The Federal Communications Commission is set to vote today on a plan meant to protect consumers, in part by preventing Internet providers from blocking or slowing Web traffic.

Toyota rolls out hydrogen cell car

posted: 02/26/2015 2:08 a.m. Comments 2

Toyota this week officially rolled out what it's betting will mark "a turning point" in automotive history -- a sleek, low-priced, ecologically friendly "future" car that can operate for 300 miles, takes less than five minutes to charge and comes with three years of free fuel.

U.S. new-home sales edge down 0.2%

posted: 02/26/2015 2:07 a.m. Discuss

Sales of new U.S. homes were basically flat in January, but they sold at a faster clip than forecast, a sign of stabilization in the housing industry.

Oil-boom hangover ails Latin America

posted: 02/26/2015 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Soaring oil prices the past decade transformed this rural backwater into Colombia's richest city as nearby fields pumped black gold, drawing new businesses, international pop stars and vanity art projects such as the biblical-themed arch that towers over these sweltering grasslands.

Acxiom job cuts hit some in state

posted: 02/26/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Acxiom Corp. is laying off part of its workforce, including about 25 employees in central Arkansas, as the company combines with the San Francisco-based tech startup it purchased last year for $310 million.

HSBC's tax case its latest blemish

posted: 02/26/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

First there was money laundering. Then foreign-exchange rigging. Now tax evasion.

Homebuilders try blending farms into neighborhoods

posted: 02/26/2015 2:04 a.m. Discuss

American homebuilders have a long history of bulldozing farms to make way for new housing. Now developers are starting farms to sell homes.

A check omitted, but 128 craft fly

posted: 02/26/2015 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Southwest Airlines Co., the world's biggest operator of Boeing Co. 737 jets, said it will continue flying 128 of the aircraft while catching up on missed inspections on the planes' rudders.

Market report: Dow ambles to 3rd record finish

posted: 02/26/2015 2:03 a.m. Discuss

The Dow Jones industrial average notched its third record-high close in a row Wednesday, even as other market indexes ended lower.

Business news in brief

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

Nucor’s suit against rival mill dismissed A lawsuit seeking to stop construction of a steel mill in Osceola has been dismissed.

News in brief

posted: 02/26/2015 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Deltic Timber profit jumps in 4th quarter Deltic Timber saw its fourth quarter net income rise to $3.5 million, or 28 cents per share, compared to $2.3 million and 18 cents per share a year ago.

Section changes

posted: 02/26/2015 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Changes to the Business & Farm section have been temporarily delayed by technical difficulties.

Outlets at Little Rock set to open in October

posted: 02/25/2015 2:55 p.m. Comments 8

The Outlets at Little Rock have set a grand opening day of Friday, Oct. 16, New England Development announced Wednesday.

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