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Windstream reports net loss for quarter, year

posted: 02/24/2015 7:08 a.m. Discuss

Windstream on Tuesday reported a net loss in earnings for the fourth quarter and full year.

Home sales rise 4.5% for Arkansas in 2014

posted: 02/24/2015 2:08 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas home sales rose 6.9 percent in December compared with December 2013, according to the the Arkansas Realtors Association.

Agriculture service chief: Foreign deals need fast-track rule

posted: 02/24/2015 2:06 a.m. Discuss

The chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service on Monday said it is critical for Congress to grant the Obama administration fast-track authority to negotiate foreign trade deals.

Wal-Mart's online sales grow 22%

posted: 02/24/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Spending on e-commerce initiatives exceeded what Wal-Mart Stores Inc. planned last year, but the company was pleased with the results.

Holiday sales drive Dillard's 4th-quarter profit up 9.6%

posted: 02/24/2015 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Dillard's Inc. on Monday reported a profit of $130.5 million for its fourth quarter, a 9.6 percent increase from the same period in the previous fiscal year.

Business news in brief

posted: 02/24/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Windstream plans quarterly results call Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock will hold a conference call today to review its 2014 fourth-quarter financial results, which will also be released today.

News in brief

posted: 02/24/2015 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Labor law extended for married gays The U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling in the United States v. Windsor has led the U.S. Department of Labor to add same-sex spouses to federal job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA. U.S. workers with legal, same sex-marriages will be able to take off work to help care for a spouse with a serious health condition.

Section changes

posted: 02/24/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Changes to the Business & Farm section have been temporarily delayed by technical difficulties.

Bankruptcy watch

posted: 02/23/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

ALEXANDER Stephen and Tiffany Williams (aka Tiffany Patton, Tiffany McGee), 6112 Petit Jean Drive, Feb. 12, 2015, Chapter 7.

Oil drillers dial back as gas firms did in '12

posted: 02/22/2015 2:05 a.m. Comment 1

When natural-gas prices plunged in 2012, energy producers found refuge in the nation's liquid-rich shale formations where they could pump out oil, natural gas and natural-gas liquids for a larger profit.

New coating said to help foods taste fried

posted: 02/22/2015 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Ask Ya-Jane Wang why baked chicken nuggets aren't as popular with kids as fried ones and you'll get a simple answer.

Carrier aims to sustain growth

posted: 02/22/2015 2:02 a.m. Discuss

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. and other transportation companies have enjoyed success in persuading more customers to move freight from trucks to railways.

Michigan pushes blue-collar-job training

posted: 02/22/2015 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Only a few years ago, Michigan leaders talked excitedly about diversifying the state's economy beyond the auto industry, envisioning a Silicon Valley-style workforce that would be less dependent on manufacturing and more invested in technology and green energy.

BUSINESS MATTERS: Fayetteville entrepreneur tells how adapting to customers led to success

posted: 02/22/2015 1:59 a.m. Discuss

With $100 worth of used, re-purposed furniture, Kirsten Blowers Stuckey opened Fayetteville-based boutique Riffraff in February 2009. These days the business and its affiliated brands generate more than $7 million in annual revenue, and Stuckey was recently recognized by the National Retail Federation as one of 25 people "shaping retail's future."

Getting it straight

posted: 02/22/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

The Democrat-Gazette wants its news reports to be fair and accurate. We correct all errors of fact. If you know of an error, write: Frank Fellone Deputy Editor P.O. Box 2221 Little Rock, Ark. 72203 or call 378-3475 during business hours Monday through Friday.


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