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U.S.' eye stays on state nuclear plant

posted: 03/25/2017 2:02 a.m. Comment 1

RUSSELLVILLE -- Entergy continues to face challenges in the operation of its Arkansas Nuclear One generating plant almost four years after a worker was killed and eight others were injured in an accident.

State ag agency revamp scuttled

posted: 03/25/2017 2:01 a.m. Discuss

The attempt to reorganize the state Department of Agriculture is dead for this legislative session, state Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward said Friday.

Report flays Bangladesh tanneries

posted: 03/25/2017 2:01 a.m. Discuss

DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Hazardous, heavily polluting tanneries, with workers as young as 14, supplied leather to companies that make shoes and handbags for a host of Western brands, a nonprofit group that investigates supply chains says.

Refurbished rocket's launch set, SpaceX seeks breakthrough

posted: 03/25/2017 2 a.m. Discuss

If the rocket that Elon Musk's SpaceX expects to launch next week looks familiar, that's because it is.

Durable-goods orders climb 1.7%

posted: 03/25/2017 2 a.m. Discuss

Orders for U.S. durable goods increased more than forecast in February, a sign companies are confident about the outlook for the economy.

No OPEC change of course foreseen for oil-output cuts

posted: 03/25/2017 1:59 a.m. Discuss

OPEC and its allies are scheduled to meet this weekend to review the effect of oil-production cuts designed to drive prices higher.

Market report: Stocks end mixed after bill pulled

posted: 03/25/2017 1:59 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks flirted with sharp losses but managed a mixed finish after Republicans canceled a vote on their health care bill because it became clear the bill would fail. Investors didn't trade much as they waited for answers about the state of President Donald Trump's business-friendly agenda.

Business news in brief

posted: 03/25/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Chicken recalled after metal bits found

News in brief

posted: 03/25/2017 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Filing: Murphy Oil's CEO earned $8.5M

Agricultural trade key, nominee says

posted: 03/24/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Agriculture secretary nominee Sonny Perdue on Thursday sought to reassure farm-state senators in both parties who are fearful about the effects of President Donald Trump's proposed cuts to farm programs, promising to promote agricultural trade and create jobs in the struggling industry.

Big jobs creating laborer shortage

posted: 03/24/2017 1:57 a.m. Discuss

DALLAS -- When the first Toyota employees start moving into the auto giant's new North American headquarters in late April, they'll be setting up shop in a modern marvel.

Hunt for farmhands grows harder

posted: 03/24/2017 1:56 a.m. Discuss

STOCKTON, Calif. -- Arnulfo Solorio's urgent mission to recruit farmworkers for Napa Valley took him far from the pastoral vineyards to a raggedy parking lot in Stockton, in the heart of Central Valley.

Exxon's $9B plant gets Texas tax break

posted: 03/24/2017 1:55 a.m. Discuss

PORTLAND, TEXAS -- Exxon Mobil Corp. and its Saudi partner were granted an estimated $1.2 billion in tax breaks over 10 years from a south Texas school board to build a $9.3 billion petrochemical plant just north of Corpus Christi.

Oil-price slump has Alberta playing up province's distilleries

updated: 03/24/2017 1:54 a.m. Discuss

The energy-rich Canadian province of Alberta is looking to ease the financial pain of the worst oil and natural gas slump in decades -- with more alcohol.

Brokerage MF Global settles with accounting firm, ends trial

posted: 03/24/2017 1:54 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- The trial between bankrupt brokerage MF Global, run by former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, and its former accounting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers, ended abruptly Thursday, with both parties saying they have reached a settlement.

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