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Arkansas jobless below 4% in 4 metro areas

posted: 07/01/2016 8:24 a.m. Discuss

Four Arkansas metropolitan areas had unemployment rates below 4 percent in May, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Arkansas Index advances 6.51 as stocks rally again

posted: 07/01/2016 8:24 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Index, a price-weighted index that tracks the largest public companies based in the state, gained 6.51 to 326.62 Thursday.

2,540 in Arkansas to get at least $5,100 in VW emissions offer

posted: 07/01/2016 8:24 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas owners of some 2,540 Volkswagens will receive at least $5,100 each and other benefits as part of the automaker's agreement to spend nearly $15 billion to settle claims by U.S. regulators that software on certain Volkswagen models was modified to deceive emissions tests, according to the state attorney general's office.

In health care field, entrepreneurs show off creations in North Little Rock

posted: 07/01/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Greg Hargis spent almost two years in the hospital while battling leukemia, starting in 2012. Whether he needed a snack or immediate emergency medical care, he only had one red button to press for help.

CS&L gains an index-best 30% in 2Q

posted: 07/01/2016 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Communications Sales & Leasing, which was created last year from a spinoff of Windstream's copper and fiber assets, outperformed the largest public companies in Arkansas in the second quarter with shares posting a return of almost 30 percent.

Catholic Health to shed insurer

posted: 07/01/2016 2:08 a.m. Discuss

Catholic Health Initiatives, which owns the CHI St. Vincent system, plans to sell its health insurance subsidiary, QualChoice Health Inc.

Boeing pitches jet to usurp A380

posted: 07/01/2016 2:07 a.m. Discuss

Boeing Co. is proposing to stretch its largest 777 model to create a twin-engine behemoth aimed at delivering a knockout blow to Airbus Group SE's struggling A380 superjumbo, said people familiar with its plans.

Mortgage rates at 3-year low

posted: 07/01/2016 2:05 a.m. Discuss

The stock market's plunge after the British vote to exit the EU was bad for most people's retirement accounts but good for those looking to refinance mortgages. Even as the market has started to recover its losses and the flight to bonds' safety has eased, mortgage loan rates remain down.

Market report: Stock rally extends to third day

posted: 07/01/2016 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Investors remained in a buying mood Thursday, driving U.S. stocks broadly higher for the third day in a row.

Getting it straight

posted: 07/01/2016 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Ryan Herget is president and chief executive officer of Chef Shuttle.

AMC: Carmike deal now at risk

posted: 07/01/2016 2:03 a.m. Discuss

LOS ANGELES -- AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. is considering abandoning its attempt to buy Carmike Cinemas Inc. and become the nation's largest movie theater chain, pushing the smaller company to postpone its shareholder vote on the deal.

Business news in brief

updated: 07/01/2016 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Oreo maker's Hershey takeover rejected

U.S.: Fix older Hondas, Acuras now

posted: 07/01/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

DETROIT -- The U.S. government is urging owners of 313,000 older Hondas and Acuras to stop driving them and get them repaired after new tests found that their Takata air bag inflators are extremely dangerous.

Jobless-aid applications up 10,000 to 268,000 last week

posted: 07/01/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but the level of claims remains low enough to suggest that most workers enjoy job security.

Arkansas lake food delivery a go for 4th

posted: 06/30/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A partnership between two Little Rock entrepreneurs will allow people spending the Fourth of July weekend at Lake Hamilton to have food delivered directly to their boats.

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