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U.S. auto sales strong in July on SUV, luxury demand

posted: 08/03/2015 11:08 a.m. Discuss

DETROIT — Summer deals and big demand for SUVs and luxury vehicles kept U.S. auto sales strong in July.

Acxiom closes sale of IT unit for $190M

posted: 08/03/2015 9:10 a.m. Discuss

Acxiom Corp. has sold its information-technology infrastructure management operations in a $190 million deal with two private-equity firms.

Tyson profit up 32%, but beef troubles eat into forecast

posted: 08/03/2015 7:38 a.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods Inc. on Monday reported a 32 percent increase in third-quarter net income but revised down its earnings projection for the year over suffering beef sales.

July survey suggests economic slowdown ahead for Midwest

posted: 08/03/2015 7:15 a.m. Discuss

OMAHA, Neb. — A July survey suggests there will be slow to no economic growth over the next three to six months in nine Midwest and Plains states.

ArcBest profit up 16% in 2nd quarter

posted: 08/03/2015 7:07 a.m. Discuss

Fort Smith-based ArcBest Corp. on Monday report a second-quarter profit of $20 million, or 74 cents per diluted share, up 16 percent from $17.2 million, or 63 cents per share, in the second quarter of 2014.

Greek markets open today after 5 weeks

posted: 08/03/2015 4:51 a.m. Discuss

Greek financial markets are set to reopen today after a five-week suspension as talks continue with creditors on austerity measures and reforms required for a third bailout.

Retail traded for wholesale in India quest

posted: 08/03/2015 2:49 a.m. Discuss

The cavernous store is painstakingly familiar, from the diminutive blue-vested woman greeting shoppers to the pictures of the company's founder outside the administrative offices.

Uber protest reignites in Mexico

posted: 08/03/2015 2:48 a.m. Discuss

A crowd attacked Uber drivers and their vehicles with clubs and stones outside the Mexico City airport, the company said last week, as licensed taxi drivers demonstrated to demand a "total halt" to app-based ride-sharing services in the capital.

Amazon leads push to create traffic rules for delivery drones

posted: 08/03/2015 2:47 a.m. Discuss

The first wave of long-range commercial drones should be allowed to operate in a narrow, low-altitude band and must agree to be tracked, according to Amazon.com's vision of the future.

Software transforms smartphones into new tools for medical research

posted: 08/03/2015 2:47 a.m. Discuss

Jody Kearns doesn't like to spend time obsessing about her Parkinson's disease. The 56-year-old dietitian from Syracuse, N.Y., had to give up bicycling because the disorder affected her balance. But she still works, drives and tries to live a normal life.

Tech Spotlight: Nikon adds wireless photo transfer to D7200

posted: 08/03/2015 2:14 a.m. Discuss

I love it when a product wins me over. In testing the Nikon D7200 DSLR camera last week, I started out a bit skeptical.

On Computers: Sleep report all in day’s work for fitness tracker

posted: 08/03/2015 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Joy went nuts and tried out half a dozen fitness trackers and smart watches. (One of them came with instructions only in Chinese.)

Entrepreneur rebounds from misstep

posted: 08/03/2015 2:11 a.m. Discuss

After he was fired from the company he started, Marc Barros found therapy in writing.

Business news in brief: Barge dents base of offshore wind farm

posted: 08/03/2015 2:08 a.m. Discuss

A barge accident off the coast of Rhode Island has dented the foundation of what will be the nation's first offshore wind farm.

Bankruptcy watch

posted: 08/03/2015 2 a.m. Discuss

About 200 bankruptcies were reported around the state during the most recent filing period.

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