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Wal-Mart closing dazes Arkansas town

updated: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 6

WALDRON -- The sign outside Waldron Drug offers a helping hand to the stunned residents of this small Arkansas town facing the unsettling news that the local Wal-Mart store is closing next month.

Historic home demolished in Little Rock; razing spurs interest in creation of Hillcrest protected zone

updated: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 8

The razing of a 110-year-old home in the Hillcrest neighborhood of Little Rock has renewed efforts to establish a local-ordinance historic district for the area and prevent the loss of similar homes that proponents say help give the neighborhood its funky character.

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS: Investors group buys downtown Little Rock building, envisions commercial use

updated: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Capital Group Investors bought a 25,600-square-foot building on West Markham Street in downtown Little Rock for $700,000 last month.

Airbnb plans premium tier to rival hotels

posted: 06/26/2017 2:01 a.m. Discuss

Airbnb is close to launching a new service that will match guests with quality-inspected home and apartment rentals.

It's prime time for Whole Foods

posted: 06/26/2017 2 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- Seeing Whole Foods products first in Amazon searches? Breezing through the grocer's stores with an app that scans affordable fruits and seafood?

St. Louis program promotes earnings potential in sewing

posted: 06/26/2017 1:59 a.m. Discuss

ST. LOUIS -- An effort to rebrand sewing as entrepreneurship continues to gain traction, as many insist that skilled workers who perform job duties without a keyboard are making a comeback.

Tech reaches humble work boot

posted: 06/26/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

PITTSBURGH -- At first glance, there's nothing remarkable about SolePower's latest work boot prototype.

ON COMPUTERS: With Ask My Buddy app, a friend is within the sound of user's voice

posted: 06/26/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Ask My Buddy is a free app for sending an alert to everyone you know, without reaching for your phone or computer. It works just by voice on a Windows 10 computer, a Google Home device or the Amazon Echo or Echo Dot. Plenty more like these are coming out soon.

Uncertain times confront grocers

posted: 06/26/2017 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Within 10 years, grocery shoppers are expected to see more prepared meals, personalized recommendations and perhaps even an in-house restaurant. What they probably won't see is a random stockpile of food and a long line at the register.

Amazon to start Prime Wardrobe

posted: 06/26/2017 1:56 a.m. Discuss

SEATTLE -- For many people, buying clothing online is not worth the hassle of getting a pair of pants or a shirt that does not fit. Many retailers have sought to eliminate that risk by offering free returns on clothing, but now Amazon is going even further.

Drug tests slow macular degeneration

posted: 06/26/2017 1:55 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults -- and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry a particular gene flaw that fuels the damage to their vision.

Newest Uber board member has extensive experience guiding startups

posted: 06/26/2017 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Uber Technologies Inc.'s new board member, David Trujillo, spearheaded TPG's investments in four startups now valued at more than $5 billion each. After a misstep by his boss, he's taking a seat at one of the biggest -- and most precarious -- of them, whose fate increasingly lies in the hands of its investors.

Business news in brief

posted: 06/26/2017 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Google to stop reading Gmail to sell ads

Bankruptcy watch

posted: 06/26/2017 1:54 a.m. Discuss

ALMA Matthew Charles Rhodes, 2805 Damask Lane, June 15, 2017, Chapter 7.

Rogers family's business brewing

posted: 06/25/2017 2:21 a.m. Discuss

ROGERS -- When customers roll up to 7 Brew Coffee they're to be greeted with a smile, polite banter and quick, courteous service.

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