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Exploding oil trains an increasing threat

posted: 03/01/2015 2:15 a.m. Discuss

A week after a CSX train hauling crude oil derailed and exploded 30 miles southeast of Charleston, W.Va., on Feb. 16, its mangled, charred tank cars were being hauled from the crash site.

Shark Tank exposure sweet, deal or no deal

posted: 03/01/2015 2:13 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- With the cameras rolling, Daniel and Stephanie Rensing accepted an offer from a Shark Tank investor. But after they had time to think about it, they changed their minds.

Still a lot of life -- and cash -- in bank ATMs

posted: 03/01/2015 2:09 a.m. Discuss

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The automated teller machine is sometimes viewed as an old and clunky piece of banking technology. But don't count it out just yet.

Timing bad for key California crops

posted: 03/01/2015 2:08 a.m. Discuss

LOS ANGELES -- An end to labor strife at West Coast ports should speed up cargo operations, but it may be too late to help California's drought-weary nut and citrus farmers.

Economic growth weakens in 4Q

posted: 02/28/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy slowed more sharply in the final three months of the year than initial estimates, reflecting weaker business stockpiling and a bigger trade deficit.

Detente stokes Cuba cigar makers

posted: 02/28/2015 1:51 a.m. Discuss

HAVANA -- Over six decades rolling premium cigars with his small, wrinkled hands, Arnaldo Alfonso has taken pride in seeing his "habanos" sampled by visiting heads of state and other dignitaries.

Brand names go stealth to entice hip consumers

posted: 02/28/2015 1:50 a.m. Discuss

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- At a taco shop in Southern California, milkshakes are served in mason jars and a chalkboard menu lists "The 1%er" made with lobster meat.

Market report: Stocks slip to end bumper month

posted: 02/28/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

February was a strong month for U.S. stocks, even though it ended in downbeat fashion.

Business news in brief

posted: 02/28/2015 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Whole Hog to serve fliers at LR airport

Getting it straight

posted: 02/28/2015 1:45 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.

U.S. economic growth in 4th quarter revised down to 2.2%

posted: 02/27/2015 8:52 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy slowed more sharply in the final three months of the year than initial estimates, reflecting weaker business stockpiling and a bigger trade deficit.

FCC adopts Net neutrality

updated: 02/27/2015 2:49 a.m. Comments 2

The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to regulate broadband Internet service as a public utility, a milestone in regulating high-speed Internet service.

Loss hits $159M at Sears; sales fall

posted: 02/27/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- Sears Holdings on Thursday posted a $159 million fourth-quarter loss as store closings and asset sales shrank the company and reduced revenue.

Consumer prices plummet 0.7%

posted: 02/27/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- A plunge in gasoline prices last month lowered consumer prices by the most in six years. But excluding the volatile food and energy costs, prices rose.

Vandals cut Arizona cities' digital lifeline

posted: 02/27/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Computers, cellphones and landlines in Arizona were knocked out of service for hours, ATMs stopped working, 911 systems were disrupted and businesses were unable to process credit card transactions -- all because vandals sliced through a fiber-optic Internet cable buried under the rocky desert.

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