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$1 million grant for Innovation Hub unveiled

updated: 04/27/2015 3:51 p.m. Discuss

A $1 million U.S. Economic Development Administration grant will fund the completion of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub's Innovation Center in downtown North Little Rock's Argenta district, the nonprofit organization dedicated to enterprise development announced Monday.

State's rice, proximity called ideal for Cuba

posted: 04/27/2015 1:54 a.m. Comment 1

To Carl Brothers of Stuttgart-based Riceland Foods Inc., Cuba is perfectly situated to take advantage of U.S.-grown rice rather than having it shipped thousands of miles from Asian nations such as Vietnam.

5 stores' closings: 1 battle in a war?

posted: 04/27/2015 1:53 a.m. Comments 2

Claims that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. shut down five stores across the country to squash labor protests have been disputed by the retailer.

Japan strives to sell 'maglev' train

posted: 04/27/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

TOKYO -- Japan's faded economic prowess received a boost after a magnetic-levitation train operated by Central Japan Railway Co. set a new world speed record of 375 mph on a test run in Yamanashi Prefecture just outside of Tokyo.

Comcast largesse, lobbyists fall short

posted: 04/27/2015 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Comcast Corp. spends more than any other company lobbying Washington. Its chief executive has golfed with President Barack Obama. Its executives raise cash for Democrats -- all for when they need something in return.

Microsoft's moves toward cloud begin to show results

posted: 04/27/2015 1:50 a.m. Discuss

SAN FRANCISCO -- Microsoft is changing its business. The question has been whether it's changing fast enough.

On Computers: Panorama camera stands give pics 'wow' factor

posted: 04/27/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

When you're out in nature or part of a crowded scene, your camera may fail to do justice to it. You see a "wow" but the camera sees an "OK." A panoramic picture picks things up.

China hits Mercedes with $57M fine

posted: 04/27/2015 1:47 a.m. Discuss

BEIJING -- A Chinese regulator said Thursday it fined Mercedes Benz $57 million on price-fixing charges in a wide-ranging probe of the auto industry that has prompted complaints foreign automakers are being treated unfairly.

Snapchat writes new chapter with Stories

posted: 04/27/2015 1:46 a.m. Discuss

Thousands of revelers descended on the Coachella music festival this month to rock out to their favorite bands and party day and night. But a far bigger audience from around the world -- at least 40 million -- joined in remotely through video snippets from Snapchat.

Business news in brief

posted: 04/27/2015 1:45 a.m. Discuss

Massmart sees oil prices hurting retail

Business news in brief

posted: 04/26/2015 4:42 a.m. Discuss

Bigger Sonic opens in May in Springdale

Young entrepreneur earns award

posted: 04/26/2015 2:21 a.m. Comment 1

FAYETTEVILLE -- From an office full of sticky notes and color-coded calendars, Anna Morrison says her organizational ability got her through college.

Grain-dealing service to add Conway jobs

posted: 04/26/2015 2:19 a.m. Discuss

Grainster, a matchmaking service for grain buyers and sellers, has received an influx of money from investors and plans to hire 120 people in Conway this year and another 100 within two years.

Lower wages, tariff breaks luring automakersto Mexico

posted: 04/26/2015 2:17 a.m. Discuss

DETROIT -- Mexico has become the most attractive place in North America to build new automobile factories, a shift that not only has siphoned jobs from the U.S. and Canada but also has kept car and truck prices in check for consumers.

Customers not loving McDonald's as much

posted: 04/26/2015 2:17 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Customers still aren't hungry for what fast-food giant McDonald's is selling.


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