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News in brief: Japanese firm to buy Tyson's Circle Foods

posted: 03/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods plans to sell its Circle Foods operations to Ajinomoto Co. Inc., one of the largest food producers in Japan.

Death halts Uber's driverless car tests

posted: 03/20/2018 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Uber Technologies Inc. on Monday halted autonomous-vehicle tests after one of its cars struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Ariz., in what is thought to be the first pedestrian fatality involving the technology.

Source: Reining in China U.S. aim

posted: 03/20/2018 1:56 a.m. Discuss

President Donald Trump's administration is pressing countries to ally with the U.S. in pushing back against Chinese trade policies in exchange for relief from American tariffs on steel and aluminum, according to a European official.

Market report: Facebook at head of market slide

posted: 03/20/2018 1:55 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- Facebook on Monday plunged to its worst loss in four years and led a rout in technology companies.

Firms stake claims to oil-drilling data

posted: 03/20/2018 1:54 a.m. Discuss

The service companies that map underground pockets of oil, drill the wells and lift crude from miles below are generating vast new amounts of data they never before realized could be valuable. But their exploration customers are essentially saying hands off to anything coming out of their wells, including the streams of zeros and ones.

Amazon vendors team up for clout

posted: 03/20/2018 1:54 a.m. Discuss

The millions of merchants who sell products on Inc. have long craved more leverage over their powerful marketplace landlord. Now some are creating a trade association in the hopes that a unified voice will force Amazon to take them more seriously.

Fed under new leader expected to raise key interest rate

posted: 03/20/2018 1:53 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Many economists believe the Federal Reserve's first meeting under Jerome Powell's leadership will likely end Wednesday with an announcement that the Fed will resume its modest interest-rate increases.

Toys R Us sites intrigue Amazon, sources say

posted: 03/20/2018 1:52 a.m. Discuss Inc. has looked at the possibility of expanding its retail footprint by acquiring some locations from bankrupt Toys R Us Inc., according to people with knowledge of the situation.

Shooting victims' families urge gun-firm divestments

posted: 03/20/2018 1:51 a.m. Discuss

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Families of mass shooting victims and others called Monday for the nation's largest public pension fund to stop investing in companies that sell assault weapons and devices that allow guns to fire more rapidly.

Business news in brief

posted: 03/20/2018 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Trump bans Venezuelan cryptocurrency

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS: Longtime owners sell Little Rock apartment complex for $9.2M

updated: 03/19/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Beacon Hill Little Rock LLC, a Dallas limited liability company, paid $9.2 million last month for Beacon Hill Apartments, which had the same owner for about 28 years.

Arkansas eatery aids server with leukemia

updated: 03/19/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Sharae Allen had worked at The River Grille Steakhouse for a little more than four months when she learned she had acute myeloid leukemia.

Walmart plans 2 Texas offices to focus on tech

posted: 03/18/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Texas is quickly becoming another hotbed of technology-related activity for Walmart Inc.

Supplier keeps busy buzzing about honey from bees in Chile

posted: 03/18/2018 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Jacob Perry, founder of Patagonia Bee Products in Fayetteville, is one busy bee.

Solar sector brushes off Trump, tariffs

posted: 03/18/2018 1:54 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. solar industry had its second-best year on record for installations in 2017, despite the election of an administration that promotes fossil fuels and some worry injected into the market by President Donald Trump's import tariffs, an analysis found last week.






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