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TD Ameritrade to buy Scottrade in $4B cash-and-stock deal

posted: 10/24/2016 11:02 a.m. Discuss

OMAHA, Neb. — Online brokerage TD Ameritrade is buying Scottrade in a $4 billion cash-and-stock deal that would significantly expand its branch network at a time when many financial firms are expanding automated adviser programs.

Deal puts AT&T in movie, TV production

posted: 10/24/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

AT&T Inc.'s agreement to buy Time Warner Inc. for $85.4 billion would form a media and telecommunications empire that owns many of the movies and TV shows it pumps through to subscribers, provided that regulators sign off on a deal at a time when they and lawmakers have grown skeptical of media consolidation.

CT for horses holds benefits for human use

posted: 10/24/2016 2:02 a.m. Discuss

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. -- Veterinarians hope an innovative type of CT scan can advance medical care for horses and possibly be adapted for humans, eliminating the need for people to lie still inside a tube.

AT&T to pay $85B for Time Warner

updated: 10/23/2016 3:55 a.m. Discuss

AT&T is buying Time Warner, the owner of the Warner Bros. movie studio as well as HBO and CNN, for $85.4 billion, the companies said Saturday in a statement.

P.A.M. prides itself on Mexico inroads

posted: 10/23/2016 2:23 a.m. Discuss

Many Arkansas trucking companies include service in and out of Mexico in their portfolios, but P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. in Tontitown has worked to make it a featured specialty.

Restaurants discover pork belly

posted: 10/23/2016 2:22 a.m. Discuss

Pork belly is offered at Tru in Chicago, presented on a wooden plate with pickled kohlrabi, enoki mushrooms, microparsley and a touch of espelette pepper from Spain. The dish is part of an eight-course, $158 tasting menu.

Raptors deployed to guard fruit crops

posted: 10/23/2016 2:19 a.m. Discuss

Frustrated growers tired of seeing wild birds devastate their fruit crops are turning to raptors to patrol their fields, orchards and vineyards.

Study finds Americans work 25% more than Europeans

posted: 10/23/2016 2:17 a.m. Discuss

Americans are addicted to their jobs. U.S. workers not only put in more hours than workers do almost anywhere else. They're also increasingly retiring later and taking fewer vacation days.

AT&T said to be in talks to buy Time Warner

posted: 10/22/2016 2:06 p.m. Discuss

NEW YORK — Grab some popcorn — AT&T wants to take you to the movies.

Jobless rate up slightly in state

updated: 10/22/2016 3:53 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point to 4 percent in September after five straight months below 4 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday.

Cyberattack shuts off Twitter, others

posted: 10/22/2016 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Someone attacked a key part of the Internet's infrastructure Friday morning, causing some major services such as Twitter, Spotify and Airbnb to be inaccessible for some users.

$47B bid to merge tobacco goliaths

posted: 10/22/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

British American Tobacco has offered to buy out Reynolds American Inc. for $47 billion in an attempt to build a presence in the U.S., a lucrative market where sales of electronic cigarettes are booming as traditional smoking fades.

GE reports $2B profit in 3Q, trims sales-growth outlook

posted: 10/22/2016 1:48 a.m. Discuss

General Electric Co. on Friday reported a third-quarter profit of $2.03 billion.

Dyson, SharkNinja bag their suits

posted: 10/22/2016 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Two of the most well-known names in vacuum cleaners have ended a two-year legal battle.

Driller 'unleashes hell' on well

posted: 10/22/2016 1:45 a.m. Discuss

The era of the monster frack has arrived in North America, and Chesapeake Energy Corp. is singing its praises.




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