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Little Rock shopping center bought for $7.1M

posted: 09/24/2016 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Colony West LLC, an entity set up by commercial real estate firm Sage Partners, purchased the Colony West Shopping Center in Little Rock for $7.1 million.

Index down 1.27 in heavy trading

posted: 09/24/2016 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Index, a price-weighted index that tracks the largest public companies based in the state, fell 1.27 to 337.55 Friday.

Plant expansion to add Harrison jobs

posted: 09/24/2016 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Lecheek Nutrition, which manufactures and distributes nutritional supplements, will invest $6.7 million to renovate 437,000 square feet of space in Harrison, the company announced Friday.

Bank in money trouble is closed

posted: 09/24/2016 2:14 a.m. Comment 1

Allied Bank of Mulberry, which had been in financial trouble since 2012 when it was sanctioned by the Federal Reserve, was closed Friday by the Arkansas State Bank Department.

Marriott closes on Starwood buy

posted: 09/24/2016 2:13 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- Several of the best-known names in travel are now united in one hotel company.

Concerns continue for Yahoo's future after new data hack

posted: 09/24/2016 2:13 a.m. Discuss

SAN FRANCISCO -- Yahoo has been struggling for years to keep people coming back to its digital services such as email. That challenge just got more daunting after hackers stole sensitive information from at least 500 million accounts.

Canada oil pipelines near capacity

posted: 09/24/2016 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Canada is sending a record amount of oil to the U.S., filling pipelines to capacity and threatening to push more crude into rail cars.

EU weighs new approach in talks on U.S. trade pact

posted: 09/24/2016 2:11 a.m. Discuss

BRUSSELS -- European Union ministers expressed pessimism Friday that the bloc can conclude a trade pact with the U.S. anytime soon and debated whether to change tack on the talks.

Market report: Energy, tech stocks rein in market

posted: 09/24/2016 2:11 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- U.S. stock indexes closed moderately lower on Friday after three days of gains. Several technology stocks traded heavily, including Yahoo, Twitter and Facebook. Energy stocks fell along with a steep decline in the price of oil.

Flight attendants to vote on contract

posted: 09/24/2016 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Southwest Airlines Co.'s 14,500 flight attendants will decide whether to approve a tentative contract agreement after "intense discussion and debate" by leaders of their union.

China travel data show cash outflow

posted: 09/24/2016 2:09 a.m. Discuss

The growth of spending overseas by Chinese tourists dwarfs the increase in the number of Chinese traveling abroad. The most likely reason? Disguised capital outflows.

Business news in brief

posted: 09/24/2016 2:07 a.m. Discuss

Banker says delaying rate hike risky

Sherwood will get child-care clinic

posted: 09/24/2016 2:07 a.m. Discuss

Pediatrics Plus of Conway is building a 24,000-square-foot clinic in Sherwood.

I-49 to be closed for 15 minutes Sunday morning

posted: 09/24/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Removing an overhead power line spanning Interstate 49 in Benton County will require closing of all lanes for 15 minutes early Sunday.

Wal-Mart suers granted class action

updated: 09/23/2016 1:53 a.m. Discuss

A federal judge granted class-action status to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. shareholders who filed a lawsuit in 2012 alleging the retailer defrauded investors by covering up a bribery scheme in Mexico.

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