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On the Agenda

posted: 05/20/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

A list of local business meetings, educational opportunities and networking gatherings in Northwest Arkansas.

Incorporations for Benton, Carroll and Washington Counties

posted: 05/20/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

Incorporation list for Benton, Carroll and Washington Counties.

More restaurants listing lamb on menu

posted: 05/20/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

Restaurant chains are tempting diners with that perennial black sheep of American meat: lamb.

New Orlando attractions power jump in park attendance

posted: 05/20/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

The arms race to build new theme park attractions in Orlando is paying dividends.

Canadian cannabis firms going multinational

posted: 05/20/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

Countries like Spain, Italy, and Colombia are likely the next growth opportunities for Canadian cannabis companies after a flurry of consolidation at home.

House Republican infighting dooms farm bill

posted: 05/19/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

The House, in a striking display of Republican division, rejected an $867 billion farm bill on Friday that would have imposed strict new work requirements on beneficiaries of federal food aid while continuing farm subsidies popular with rural voters.

State joblessness rate holds at 3.8%

posted: 05/19/2018 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' unemployment rate remained at 3.8 percent in April, the third-consecutive month at that level, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday.

Battered survey firm to dissolve

posted: 05/19/2018 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Jennifer and Rebekah Mercer, daughters of Republican mega-donor Robert Mercer, are liquidating Cambridge Analytica, the troubled data collection agency that worked for President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign and caused a global Facebook privacy scandal in recent months.

Trump urges shipping-cost raise

posted: 05/19/2018 2:01 a.m. Comment 1

President Donald Trump has personally pushed U.S. Postmaster General Megan Brennan to double the rate the Postal Service charges Amazon.com and other firms to ship packages, according to three people familiar with their conversations, a dramatic move that probably would cost these companies billions of dollars.

China offered to cut trade gap by $200B, Trump adviser says

posted: 05/19/2018 1:59 a.m. Discuss

China offered to reduce its trade surplus with the U.S. by "at least $200 billion" in talks to head off a possible trade war, the director of the White House National Economic Council said.

On Computers: Smart speakers virtually everywhere, listening and talking

posted: 05/19/2018 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Twenty-two million Americans now have what's called a "smart speaker," a gadget that sits on a table or shelf and responds to voice commands. The numbers have doubled in the past year.

Higher rates aid investors, hurt borrowers

posted: 05/19/2018 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Interest rates are climbing, and that can be a good or bad thing depending on whether you're saving or borrowing.

Market report: Stocks end week with mixed finish

updated: 05/19/2018 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Despite a choppy week of trading and a mixed finish for U.S. stocks, the market extended its recent streak of relative calm Friday.

Business news in brief

updated: 05/19/2018 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Hussman to address group in Jonesboro

News in brief

updated: 05/19/2018 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Golf-centered venue planned for Rogers

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