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Little Rock home prominently featured on popular sitcom for sale at $950,000

posted: 10/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

The Villa Marre, a downtown Little Rock home whose exterior was prominently featured on the television sitcom Designing Women, is on the market.

FCC ties Net providers' hands on personal data

posted: 10/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Federal regulators on Thursday approved new rules requiring high-speed Internet service providers to get customer permission before using or sharing sensitive personal data, such as Web-browsing or app-usage history.

Auction house, bank settle archivist suits

posted: 10/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

First Arkansas Bank & Trust of Jacksonville and the receiver in cases involving former photo archivist John Rogers reached a settlement Wednesday with a New Jersey auction house concerning photographs in the firm's possession.

State index falls 3.4 as U.S. stocks ebb

posted: 10/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Index, a price-weighted index that tracks the largest public companies based in the state, dropped 3.4 to 322.30 Thursday.

Aetna reports 8% higher profit in 3Q

updated: 10/28/2016 2:11 a.m. Discuss

Aetna's third-quarter earnings rose nearly 8 percent to top Wall Street forecasts, as growing government business and cost cutting countered higher costs from the health insurer's coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law.

3Q gain grows $1.27B at UPS

updated: 10/28/2016 2:09 a.m. Discuss

DALLAS -- United Parcel Service Inc. said Thursday that its third-quarter profit inched higher on growing revenue in the U.S. and a more profitable international delivery business.

Market slow, Ford's net takes hit

posted: 10/28/2016 2:08 a.m. Discuss

Ford Motor Co. posted third-quarter profit Thursday that fell by more than half, buffeted by a slowing U.S. market and higher spending for its premier pickup model.

Keyboard touch function added to Mac

updated: 10/28/2016 2:07 a.m. Discuss

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Apple unveiled long-awaited updates to its Mac computers Thursday, aiming to spark consumer interest in a product line often overshadowed by newer gadgets such as the iPad and iPhone.

Twitter set to cut 9% of its staff, drop Vine

updated: 10/28/2016 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Twitter Inc. plans to lay off a few hundred employees, mostly in sales and marketing, and shut down its Vine video app as the social media service strives to produce an annual profit for the first time next year.

Canada's wet fall harms durum crop, costs pasta-makers

updated: 10/28/2016 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Wet fields in Canada are turning what was supposed to be a stellar crop of durum wheat into a soggy mess, much to the dismay of pasta-makers.

Market report: Stocks drop as bond yields grow

posted: 10/28/2016 2:04 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks slipped for the third-consecutive day Thursday as shares of media and defense companies skidded. Bond yields climbed to their highest levels since May.

Business news in brief

posted: 10/28/2016 2:04 a.m. Discuss

USA Truck's new CFO to start Nov. 1

Building in west Little Rock bought for $11.3M

posted: 10/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 8

Two Financial Centre Holding Co., owned by the families of John Flake and Hank Kelley, has purchased Two Financial Centre in west Little Rock for $11.3 million.

Deltic Timber profit rises to $1.5M in 3Q

posted: 10/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Deltic Timber on Wednesday reported net income of $1.5 million for the third quarter of 2016, or 12 cents a share, compared with a $38,000 profit and zero per share earnings in its 2015 third quarter.

State index up 1.64 to end day at 325.70

posted: 10/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Index, a price-weighted index that tracks the largest public companies based in the state, climbed 1.64 to 325.70 Wednesday.




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