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Dassault Falcon breaks ground on expansion

updated: 09/02/2014 12:51 p.m. Discuss

Dassault Falcon Jet has officially begun work on a $60 million expansion of its private jet finishing plant at Little Rock's airport.

Simmons completes Delta Trust purchase

posted: 09/02/2014 12:25 p.m. Discuss

Pine Bluff-based Simmons First National Corp. on Tuesday announced it has completed its acquisition of Delta Trust and Banking Corp., a $66 million merger deal announced in March.

U.S. home prices rose at slower pace in July

posted: 09/02/2014 11:03 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices rose in July but at a slower rate compared with earlier this year. The moderating price increases could help support sales.

Report: Midwest economic index inched up in August

posted: 09/02/2014 8:47 a.m. Discuss

OMAHA, Neb.— A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains states, including Arkansas, rose slightly in August, suggesting growth is ahead.

Osceola steel mill sets groundbreaking

posted: 09/02/2014 8:01 a.m. Discuss

OSCEOLA — Gov. Mike Beebe is expected to attend an invitation-only groundbreaking for an Osceola steel mill that's been sued by a competing company.

Creative types gather to tinker

posted: 09/01/2014 2:04 a.m. Discuss

MESA, Ariz. -- Inside a nondescript, garagelike workshop nestled among restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape.

Google aims for a dogfight in drone war

posted: 09/01/2014 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Google Inc. is taking its rivalry against Amazon.com Inc. to the skies.

2 startup firms offer smartphone banking

posted: 09/01/2014 2:01 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- The latest banks are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.

China posits threat from U.S. tech firms

posted: 09/01/2014 2:01 a.m. Discuss

BEIJING -- The Silicon Valley economy is hot these days, but U.S. tech firms are feeling a chill in China.

Tech Spotlight: ProShow software proves to be slide-show gold

posted: 09/01/2014 1:59 a.m. Discuss

A few months ago, I tried out some slide-show-creation software for the Mac. Afterward, a few readers responded with a suggestion that I do the same for similar software for Windows PCs. Ask, and ye shall receive.

Draw like a pro with flashy but pricey Painter 2015

posted: 09/01/2014 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Though we're not professional artists or even students, we decided to try Corel's new Painter 2015.

Godzilla returns in Ultra HD revival

posted: 09/01/2014 1:57 a.m. Discuss

TOKYO -- At a humble Tokyo laboratory, Godzilla, including the original 1954 black-and-white film, is stomping back with a digital makeover that delivers four times the image quality of high definition.

Kill switch makes phones useless to thieves

posted: 09/01/2014 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Starting in July 2015, every smartphone sold in the state of California will be required to have a feature known as a kill switch, which allows smartphone users to remotely wipe the contents of their phones and make them unusable in case they get stolen.

Samsung unveils smartwatch free from companion phones

posted: 09/01/2014 1:55 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- With the holiday shopping season coming, Samsung and LG have unveiled small improvements to their computerized wristwatches to try to sway shoppers.

Technology news in brief

posted: 09/01/2014 1:54 a.m. Discuss

PCs predicted to surge as prices lower

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