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Conway bank's 2Q a record

posted: 07/21/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Home BancShares had record net income of $50.1 million in the second quarter, a 15 percent improvement over $43.5 million in profit in the same period last year, the Conway bank said Thursday.

Foreign firms in China's Web box

posted: 07/21/2017 1:56 a.m. Discuss

BEIJING -- China is tightening control over foreign companies' Internet use in a move some worry might disrupt their operations or jeopardize trade secrets as part of a crackdown on technology that allows Web surfers to evade Beijing's online censorship.

Military retailer to let in more vets

posted: 07/21/2017 1:55 a.m. Discuss

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- All honorably discharged U.S. military veterans, no matter their branch of service, will be eligible starting later this year to shop tax-free online at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service site with the same discounts they enjoyed on base while in the military.

Sears, Amazon forge deal to sell Kenmore online, tie in Alexa

posted: 07/21/2017 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Shares of Sears Holdings Corp. rose Thursday after the company announced an agreement to sell its Kenmore appliances on, a reassuring sign for a retailer that's been rattled by e-commerce upheaval.

Bid near for Foxconn plant, Wisconsin lawmakers say

posted: 07/21/2017 1:53 a.m. Discuss

MADISON, Wis. -- Two Republican state lawmakers said Thursday that Wisconsin is closer to announcing its offer to attract Taiwanese iPhone manufacturer Foxconn to the state.

Coastal drilling plan gets N.C. 'no'

posted: 07/21/2017 1:53 a.m. Discuss

ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. -- Under pressure from President Donald Trump, North Carolina's governor announced his opposition on Thursday to drilling for natural gas and oil off the Atlantic coast, saying it poses too much of a threat to the state's beaches and tourism economy.

Market report: Europe stimulus hold lulls stocks

posted: 07/21/2017 1:52 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- U.S. stock indexes essentially hit the snooze bar Thursday as investors were relieved the European Central Bank didn't announce any changes to its stimulus policies.

Visa earnings top forecasts, hit $2B

posted: 07/21/2017 1:52 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- Payment-processing giant Visa said its fiscal third-quarter profit rose sharply from a year earlier, after its purchase of Visa Europe.

Business news in brief

posted: 07/21/2017 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Trump-noted Carrier plant starts layoffs

News in brief

posted: 07/21/2017 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Deal to allow rice exports to China

Pine Bluff bank profit up as loans increase

posted: 07/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Simmons First National Corp. earned $23.1 million in net income in the second quarter compared with a profit of $22.9 million in the same period last year, the Pine Bluff bank said Wednesday.

Truckers fret over NAFTA redo plan

posted: 07/20/2017 2:12 a.m. Discuss

President Donald Trump's White House this week released a first glimpse at its plans to "renegotiate" the North American Free Trade Agreement, but it did virtually nothing to assuage stress in the logistics industry that wonders how supply chains will be altered.

Chicken producers weighing demand for slow-grow push

posted: 07/20/2017 2:12 a.m. Discuss

It’s no secret that chickens bred for meat grow really fast.

Trade gap snags U.S., China talks

posted: 07/20/2017 2:11 a.m. Discuss

A one-day discussion between the world's two biggest economies got off to a tense start Wednesday as U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross upbraided China over the trade imbalance and both governments canceled their closing news conferences.

Amazon eases way into more lives

posted: 07/20/2017 2:07 a.m. Discuss

Amazon is already a huge part of many people's lives. And its $13.7 billion deal for the organic grocer Whole Foods likely will bind its avid customers even more tightly, analysts say.






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