posted: 07/28/2016 5:45 a.m.
Arkansas ranked No. 1 in the nation for economic growth at the beginning of this year largely because of an increase in agricultural output, according to a federal report released Wednesday.
posted: 07/28/2016 2:19 a.m.
The Federal Reserve is keeping interest rates unchanged while noting that near-term risks to the economy have diminished.
posted: 07/28/2016 2:16 a.m.
Shortly after Melissa Marik moved into a new apartment in February, a Mattress Firm store moved in a block or two away from Marik -- and from another Mattress Firm.
posted: 07/28/2016 2:15 a.m.
Boeing, absorbing billions in write-downs related to two of its newest commercial jets and a military fuel tanker, reported a loss of $234 million in the second quarter, its first quarterly red ink in nearly seven years.
posted: 07/28/2016 2:14 a.m.
SABMiller has suspended work on integrating its operations with those of Anheuser-Busch InBev while it reviews AB InBev's sweetened bid, raising concern about completion of the $104 billion takeover.
posted: 07/28/2016 2:13 a.m.
A senior senator is examining whether Medicare's prescription-drug benefit is vulnerable to manipulation by pharmaceutical companies that set very high prices for medications.
updated: 07/28/2016 2:10 a.m.
Stocks ended Wednesday's trading slightly lower as shares of energy companies and makers of consumer goods outweighed gains in technology companies such as Apple.
posted: 07/28/2016 2:09 a.m.
Companies reporting quarterly earnings Wednesday included: Altria Inc., the owner of cigarette-maker Philip Morris USA, a profit of $1.65 billion, or 84 cents a share, up from $1.45 billion, or 74 cents a share, a year ago. Revenue was flat at $4.88 billion. Shares fell $1.18 to close Wednesday at $66.75.
updated: 07/28/2016 2:09 a.m.
LR bank loses exec from acquired lender Trevor Burgess, former chief executive officer of C1 Financial Inc. of St. Petersburg, Fla., resigned as chief innovation officer of Bank of the Ozarks on Tuesday, the Little Rock bank said Wednesday.
posted: 07/27/2016 11:01 a.m.
WASHINGTON — With consumers spending and employers hiring more freely, the U.S. economy has fared better of late. But when the Federal Reserve ends its latest policy meeting Wednesday, most analysts think it will signal that it wants to see further gains before raising interest rates again.
posted: 07/27/2016 2:18 a.m.
U.S. home prices extended their steady upward march in May, spurred by rising sales and a dwindling supply of available houses.
posted: 07/27/2016 2:16 a.m.
A $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal cleared a hurdle Tuesday, with a federal judge giving preliminary approval to a deal that includes an option for owners to have the carmaker buy back their vehicles.
posted: 07/27/2016 2:15 a.m.
Apple customers can expect to hear a lot more from the company about the virtues of mobile apps and online services in coming months. They're just about the only part of Apple's business that's growing right now.
posted: 07/27/2016 2:11 a.m.
Stocks had a muddled session Tuesday as investors worked through a large batch of corporate earnings from companies including Gilead Sciences, McDonald's and Texas Instruments.
posted: 07/27/2016 2:10 a.m.
Companies reporting quarterly earnings Tuesday included: Baxter International Inc., a profit of $1.21 billion, or $2.19 a share, up from $332 million, or 13 cents a share, a year ago. Revenue rose 4.4 percent to $2.59 billion. Shares rose $1.91 to close Tuesday at $48.01.