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Windstream trims 164 jobs, 25 in Little Rock

posted: 01/24/2017 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Windstream Holdings eliminated the jobs of 164 employees Monday, including 25 in Little Rock, the firm's spokesman said.

Lawsuit defends clients' rights

posted: 01/24/2017 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Microsoft Corp.'s effort to halt the FBI's so-called sneak-and-peek searches of email may ride on whether it's allowed to defend its customers' constitutional rights.

Batteries linked to fiery phones

posted: 01/24/2017 2:01 a.m. Discuss

SEOUL, South Korea -- Samsung said Monday that a thorough investigation into the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 phone has confirmed widely held suspicions that its batteries were to blame.

Shift deletes return for Indian typists

posted: 01/24/2017 2 a.m. Discuss

NEW DELHI -- The end is coming, though admittedly it may not look that way at 10 a.m. on a Tuesday morning, when dozens of young Indians have arrived for morning classes at Anand Type, Shorthand and Keypunch College, and every battered Remington is clattering away.

OPEC unfazed as U.S. vows cuts

posted: 01/24/2017 1:59 a.m. Discuss

OPEC's two biggest suppliers to the U.S. shrugged off a vow by President Donald Trump to end dependence on the group's oil, saying the world's biggest economy would continue to need crude from abroad.

Automakers' record leases spur used-car glut, depress prices

posted: 01/24/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

All those years of rising U.S. auto sales are starting to work against carmakers.

Market report: Stocks edge lower as oil prices dip

posted: 01/24/2017 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Energy companies led U.S. stock indexes slightly lower Monday as the price of crude oil fell.

Business news in brief

posted: 01/24/2017 1:54 a.m. Discuss

SEC probes Yahoo over cyberattacks

News in brief

posted: 01/24/2017 1:54 a.m. Discuss

PB's Simmons to buy bank in Fort Worth

Netflix marks high as 7.05M sign up in 4Q

posted: 01/23/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

An hour after Comcast said its Esquire cable network will shut down, a sign of flagging interest in traditional pay TV, Netflix reported its biggest quarter ever, beating analysts' estimates on new subscribers and validating its vision of a world where everyone watches TV online and on-demand.

Robot sales clerks -- can they sell?

posted: 01/23/2017 1:57 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- As soon as customers approach Pepper, a 4-foot-tall robot, she starts sizing them up.

Bitcoin enticing target for high-speed traders

posted: 01/23/2017 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Zhou Shuoji is not a bitcoin believer. He says the cryptocurrency will never replace its traditional forebears, and he calls most of its proponents fanatics.

Primary-care clinic deploys high-tech

posted: 01/23/2017 1:56 a.m. Discuss

SAN FRANCISCO -- After a relative suffered a heart attack a few years ago, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Adrian Aoun got an unsettling look at a health care system that he diagnosed as an inefficient and outdated mess.

ON COMPUTERS: YouTube videos offer how-to instruction for using that new tablet

posted: 01/23/2017 1:56 a.m. Discuss

A reader asked us for our recommendation on the easiest tablet to use — the Apple iPad, the Amazon Kindle Fire or something else? The easiest tablet is nearly always the one your friends have, because they’ll help you out.

Energy innovator seeks cold cash

posted: 01/23/2017 1:55 a.m. Discuss

MINNEAPOLIS -- TerraCOH's vision is grand. The fledgling company would use carbon dioxide emissions -- a nemesis to the planet -- to power a geothermal energy system, which would in turn produce low-cost, clean electricity.

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