posted: 12/18/2014 4:12 a.m.
Arkansas agriculture and business groups applauded the Cuba trade, travel and diplomatic policy announced by President Barack Obama on Wednesday.
posted: 12/18/2014 4:09 a.m.
The cost of living in the United States fell in November by the most in almost six years, depressed by falling energy prices that signal inflation will stay below the Federal Reserve's goal well into 2015.
posted: 12/18/2014 4:07 a.m.
The fallout from the theft of computer data from Sony Pictures Entertainment that began four weeks ago expanded this week after the shadowy group calling itself Guardians of Peace escalated its attack beyond corporate espionage and threatened moviegoers with violence.
posted: 12/18/2014 2:16 a.m.
A pledge from the Federal Reserve to remain "patient" when deciding when to lift interest rates gave the stock market its biggest gain in more than a year.
posted: 12/18/2014 2:13 a.m.
Russian consumers flocked to stores Wednesday, buying a range of big-ticket items to pre-empt the price rises kicked off by the ruble's fall in value in recent days.
posted: 12/18/2014 2:11 a.m.
The Federal Reserve is edging closer to raising interest rates from record lows given a strengthening U.S. job market and economy. But it says it will be "patient" in determining when to raise rates.
posted: 12/18/2014 2:10 a.m.
FedEx's second-quarter earnings soared 23 percent, but the package delivery company missed Wall Street forecasts due partially to a lower-than-expected benefit from falling fuel prices.
posted: 12/18/2014 2:08 a.m.
A report released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center found that the wealth gap between the country's top 20 percent of earners and the rest of America had stretched to its widest point in at least three decades.
posted: 12/18/2014 2:07 a.m.
Crude oil futures rebounded with stocks Wednesday after a weeks-long market selloff prompted by concerns over rising supply and weak demand growth took a pause.
posted: 12/18/2014 2:06 a.m.
The U.S. current account trade deficit widened slightly in the July-September quarter, largely because of foreign institutions paying less in fines and penalties to the U.S. government.
posted: 12/18/2014 2:04 a.m.
New York issues fracking moratorium New York state officials announced Wednesday a moratorium on fracking, a method of mining for gas and oil, after releasing the results of a year-long study.
posted: 12/18/2014 2:03 a.m.
Watershed program taking applications The federal Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications from landowners and farmers seeking financial help in adopting conservation practices to improve water quality in watersheds that are included in the Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative.
posted: 12/17/2014 4:26 a.m.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. cautioned investors Tuesday that its earnings per share for the fourth quarter could be pared by as much as 6 cents in the wake of a class-action lawsuit ruling in Pennsylvania.
posted: 12/17/2014 2:17 a.m.
The State Plant Board will hold two public hearings Thursday on proposals to allow row crop farmers the option of using two new weed control systems based on the 2,4-D and dicamba herbicides.
posted: 12/17/2014 2:16 a.m.
The Russian ruble was under intense selling pressure Tuesday, falling at one point by 20 percent to a historic low despite a huge pre-dawn interest-rate increase from Russia's central bank. Russian officials were clearly rattled even though state television urged citizens not to panic.