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Wal-Mart tests store-to-fridge service

posted: 09/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s latest convenience-oriented test will give delivery workers access to customers' homes to drop off packages and put groceries in their refrigerators.

Retailer to ax 700 positions at Sam's

posted: 09/23/2017 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Sam's Club is eliminating about 700 back-office positions at its U.S. clubs as the company continues to explore ways to control costs and improve efficiency in its operations.

Trade board flags solar imports

posted: 09/23/2017 1:47 a.m. Discuss

A U.S. trade panel has ruled that low-cost solar panels imported from China and other countries have caused serious injury to American manufacturers, raising the possibility of President Donald Trump's administration imposing tariffs that could double the price of solar panels from abroad.

Uber hits licensing barrier in London

posted: 09/23/2017 1:46 a.m. Discuss

London's transportation agency dealt a blow to Uber on Friday, declining to renew the ride-hailing service's license to operate in its largest European market.

Idaho to oversee logging in U.S. forest

posted: 09/23/2017 1:45 a.m. Discuss

BOISE, Idaho -- The U.S. Forest Service and Idaho have forged 10 agreements for logging and restoration projects on federal land in what officials say could become a template for other Western states to create jobs and reduce the severity of wildfires.

OPEC, allies steady on production cuts as oil supply shrinks

posted: 09/23/2017 1:44 a.m. Discuss

OPEC and Russia said Friday that they are about halfway toward tightening the global oil supply and urged fellow producers to stay focused and finish the job without making any immediate changes to their agreement.

GM says third shift to end at Tennessee plant Nov. 27

posted: 09/23/2017 1:43 a.m. Discuss

General Motors is laying off the third shift at its Spring Hill, Tenn., SUV factory as it deals with a slowing U.S. auto market.

Market report: Energy, wireless stocks post gains

updated: 09/23/2017 1:42 a.m. Discuss

A listless day on Wall Street finished with U.S. stocks eking out small gains Friday, as strength in energy, phone and industrial companies offset losses elsewhere.

Business news in brief

updated: 09/23/2017 1:42 a.m. Discuss

New L.L. Bean ad visible only in sunlight

News in brief

updated: 09/23/2017 1:40 a.m. Discuss

Cargo at LR's port off 30% for August

Data-security bills lack GOP backers

posted: 09/23/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Prospects are good for a public shaming in the Equifax data breach, but it's unlikely Congress will institute sweeping new regulations after hackers accessed the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans.

Arkansas board recommends dicamba herbicide ban, sets hearing

posted: 09/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The state Plant Board on Thursday recommended a ban on spraying the dicamba herbicide on cropland between April 16 and Oct. 31 and referred the issue to a public hearing on Nov. 8.

SEC data breach details disclosed

posted: 09/22/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

The vulnerability of governments and businesses to cyberattacks was exposed again Wednesday when a top U.S. financial regulator said hackers had breached its electronic database of market-moving corporate announcements, and may have profited from the information they stole.

Google buys Pixel team for $1.1B

posted: 09/22/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

SAN FRANCISCO -- Google is biting off a big piece of device manufacturer HTC for $1.1 billion to expand its efforts to build phones, speakers and other gadgets equipped with its arsenal of digital services.

S&P lowers China’s credit rating, cites risk from rising debt

posted: 09/22/2017 1:57 a.m. Discuss

SHANGHAI -- China and the world received a fresh warning Thursday that the country's borrowing in recent years threatens the stability of one of the global economy's most important growth engines.






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