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Ag pick seeks to reassure Congress as Trump eyes farm cuts

posted: 03/23/2017 11:19 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — The nominee for agriculture secretary, Sonny Perdue, on Thursday sought to reassure farm-state senators fearful about the impact of President Donald Trump's proposed deep cuts to farm programs, promising to work with Democrats to create jobs in the struggling industry.

Filing puts Sears' future in doubt; store in Little Rock closed last year

posted: 03/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Sherry McGuire doesn't shop at Sears as much as she used to, but the Siloam Springs resident said she still couldn't imagine a day the department store chain would close its doors.

Resales of homes slump in February

posted: 03/23/2017 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Americans retreated from buying previously owned homes in February, a pullback after sales in January had surged to the fastest pace in a decade. But over the past 12 months, sales are up solidly.

Australian couple buys 29 radio stations in U.S., including some in Arkansas

posted: 03/23/2017 2:07 a.m. Discuss

An Australian couple with more than a decade spent in Alaska has bought more than two dozen radio stations in three states, marking the first time federal regulators have allowed full foreign ownership of U.S. radio stations.

Net's fickle fashions undoing retailers

posted: 03/23/2017 2:06 a.m. Discuss

American Apparel bit the dust. So did Nasty Gal. BCBG Max Azria filed for bankruptcy, along with teen retailer Wet Seal.

Fraudsters exploit SEC's filing system for giggles or gain

posted: 03/23/2017 2:04 a.m. Discuss

A few hours after the New York market close on Feb. 1, Chicago artist Antonio Lee told the world he had become the world's richest man.

American Airlines in talks with Chinese

posted: 03/23/2017 2:04 a.m. Discuss

American Airlines Group Inc. is in advanced talks over a deal in which the carrier would acquire a stake in China Southern Airlines Co., according to people familiar with the matter.

Market Report: Tech leads stocks mostly higher

updated: 03/23/2017 2:03 a.m. Discuss

After a shaky start, U.S. stocks finished mostly higher Wednesday as shares of technology and industrial companies rose. Banks fell with interest rates as the market came off its biggest loss in five months.

Business news in brief

updated: 03/23/2017 2:01 a.m. Discuss

UA to hold camp on retail supply chain

Sears has 'substantial doubt' about its future

posted: 03/22/2017 8:50 a.m. Comments 2

NEW YORK — Sears, once the monolith of American retail, says that there is "substantial doubt" that it will be able to keep its doors open.

New Trump hotel chain in works

posted: 03/22/2017 2:11 a.m. Comment 1

The company owned by President Donald Trump is developing a chain of new hotels with plans to open in cities large and small across the country.

Market report: Dow index tumbles 237.85 amid worries over health care bill

posted: 03/22/2017 2:07 a.m. Comments 3

U.S. stocks took their biggest loss in five months Tuesday as a health care bill backed by President Donald Trump ran into trouble in Congress, which raised some questions about his agenda of faster economic growth spurred on by lower taxes and cuts in regulations.

FedEx earns $562M in 3Q, up 11%

posted: 03/22/2017 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Income and revenue rose during the peak of the Christmas season at FedEx Corp., but higher fuel costs helped keep profit below Wall Street's forecast.

U.S. group seeks eased entry into China for farm products

posted: 03/22/2017 2:04 a.m. Discuss

An American business group appealed to China on Tuesday to ease import restrictions on agricultural goods including genetically modified seeds and other biotechnology, highlighting complaints that China blocks market access despite its vocal support for free trade.

Amazon invests in Costa Rica jobs

posted: 03/22/2017 2:03 a.m. Discuss

In the 19th century, the customs house in the Costa Rican capital brimmed with the imported wares that first helped the tiny Spanish-speaking nation become part of the world economy.

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