posted: 09/17/2014 2:15 a.m.
American investors are clamoring to buy a stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, which is preparing to make what may prove to be the biggest initial public stock offering ever.
posted: 09/16/2014 2:04 a.m.
PARIS -- Air France endured its most disruptive pilot strike since 1998 on Monday, and Deutsche Lufthansa AG is preparing for another walkout today as both carriers confront worker resistance to sweeping overhauls aimed at cutting costs.
posted: 09/16/2014 1:51 a.m.
Simmons First Trust to buy Talbot Capital
posted: 09/13/2014 2:55 a.m.
The European Union and the United States moved Friday to shut down Western aid to Russian deepwater offshore and shale oil exploration in the Arctic -- deepening the range of sanctions imposed on Moscow in retaliation for its intervention in Ukraine -- despite the potential cost to Western firms such as Exxon Mobil and BP.
posted: 09/12/2014 2:09 a.m.
BEIJING -- China on Thursday announced it will fine Audi $40.5 million and Chrysler $5.2 million in an anti-monopoly investigation of the auto industry that has prompted complaints that foreign businesses are being treated unfairly.
posted: 09/11/2014 5:53 a.m.
The U.S. and the European Union are poised to halt billions of dollars in oil exploration in Russia by the world's largest energy companies in sanctions that would cut deeper than previously disclosed.
posted: 09/11/2014 3:19 a.m.
China's premier promised Wednesday to open the world's No. 2 economy wider to foreign companies, promising favorable conditions despite a wave of anti-monopoly investigations that business groups say are likely aimed at limiting competition.
posted: 09/11/2014 3:13 a.m.
Home Depot shares falter early, rebound NEW YORK -- Shares of Home Depot were under pressure early Wednesday as the home improvement retailer contends with the fallout of a data breach at its more than 2,000 U.S. and Canadian stores.
posted: 09/10/2014 2:25 a.m.
A strengthening American economy, combined with a gloomy outlook for growth elsewhere in the world, is pushing the U.S. currency sharply higher.
posted: 09/10/2014 2:21 a.m.
Business report on NW set for Oct. 2 A local economist is to present the Quarterly Business Analysis and the State of Northwest Arkansas Report on Oct. 2 at the Holiday Inn in Springdale.
posted: 09/09/2014 2:07 a.m.
LONDON -- Britain's main political leaders scrambled Monday to offer Scotland greater autonomy in a last-minute bid to stave off independence, as the pound sank on opinion polls suggesting separatists are gaining ground -- and may even be in the lead.
posted: 09/09/2014 2:04 a.m.
CARACAS, Venezuela -- As Venezuela racks up billions of dollars of arrears with importers that are fueling the worst shortages on record, one of the nation's top economists is questioning the government's decision to keep servicing its foreign bonds.
posted: 09/08/2014 11 a.m.
STOCKHOLM — Sweden’s Electrolux is buying the appliances business of General Electric for $3.3 billion, boosting its presence on the North American market, the companies said Monday.
posted: 09/07/2014 1:57 a.m.
WASHINGTON -- Compare unemployment rates, and America's job market looks much stronger than Europe's. The U.S. rate for August released Friday is a near-normal 6.1 percent. In the 18 countries that use the euro currency, by contrast, it's a collective 11.5 percent.
posted: 09/06/2014 1:55 a.m.
U.S. nets 11 gas, oil rigs, for 1,925 total