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Rice industry donates to state food bank

posted: 09/19/2014 2:30 p.m. Discuss

Several rice producers in Arkansas have donated 128,500 pounds of rice to the Arkansas Rice Depot.

Home Depot tallies breach

posted: 09/19/2014 4:41 a.m. Comment 1

Home Depot Inc. said Thursday that a data breach between April and September put about 56 million credit and debit cards at risk.

Household wealth rises 1.7% to record

posted: 09/19/2014 4:39 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Household wealth in the U.S. climbed in the second quarter to a record high, reflecting stock-market gains and higher home prices that are mostly benefiting upper-income Americans.

Group sees poultry industry growing

posted: 09/19/2014 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas may have the largest meat company in the world, but the state doesn't lead in chicken production.

Sign-ups plunge for jobless help

posted: 09/19/2014 2:03 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped by a sharp 36,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 280,000, the Labor Department said Thursday.

EU cloud lingers over Google

posted: 09/19/2014 2:02 a.m. Discuss

BRUSSELS -- Google faces continued scrutiny over its response to a court ruling on the right to be forgotten after regulators from across the European Union said they'd received complaints from the public.

Buffett: Takeover not driven by taxes

posted: 09/19/2014 2:01 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, who agreed to help finance Burger King Worldwide Inc.'s planned takeover of coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc., said the deal wasn't motivated by taxes.

Apartment dip leads fall in housing starts

posted: 09/19/2014 2 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- U.S. home construction fell in August, led by a decline in the volatile apartment category. But single-family house construction, a larger and more stable portion of the market, fell only modestly.

Alibaba signals designs on U.S. market

posted: 09/19/2014 1:59 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- As Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba prepares for an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange, it is quietly hinting at plans to expand into the U.S.

Market report: Stocks record highs on good news

posted: 09/19/2014 1:58 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- More encouraging economic news and friendly signals from the Federal Reserve cheered investors Thursday, as the stock market climbed to another record high.

News in brief

posted: 09/19/2014 1:58 a.m. Discuss

For Yule, Wal-Mart plans to hire 60,000

Business news in brief

posted: 09/19/2014 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Rates jump for 15-, 30-year mortgages

Home Depot says malware affected 56 million payment cards

posted: 09/18/2014 3:54 p.m. Discuss

The Home Depot says it has eliminated malware from its U.S. and Canadian networks that affected 56 million unique payment cards between April and September.

Applications for U.S. jobless benefits fall sharply

posted: 09/18/2014 11:02 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped by a sharp 36,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 280,000, a sign that the job market is strengthening.

Wal-Mart to increase Christmas hiring by 10%

posted: 09/18/2014 10:12 a.m. Comment 1

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it plans to hire 60,000 temporary holiday workers for the crucial Christmas season, an increase of 10 percent from last year.

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