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Goldman's retail banking arm offers personal loans, CDs

posted: 07/19/2017 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Goldman Sachs, long known for its affluent clients and well-connected executives, is starting to act a lot more like a neighborhood bank.

Market report: Insurers' stocks fall; tech firms rise

updated: 07/19/2017 2:08 a.m. Discuss

U.S. stocks were divided Tuesday as shares of health insurers declined after the failure of the latest Republican health care bill, while a big jump in subscribers for Netflix sent technology and consumer-focused companies higher.

Business news in brief

updated: 07/19/2017 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Homebuilders' hopes for sales decline

Wal-Mart opens 6th network warehouse

posted: 07/19/2017 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. opened an e-commerce warehouse in Davenport, Fla., on Tuesday.

Getting it straight

posted: 07/19/2017 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Quotanda, a participant in the FinTech accelerator program for startup financial companies, requires customers using mobile devices to enter a user name and password to access the service. A story in Monday’s editions about the FinTech program incorrectly described the procedure.

News in brief

updated: 07/19/2017 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Designer of circuits lands $1M in grants

Harley-Davidson plans to cut jobs

posted: 07/19/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Harley-Davidson Inc. is eliminating about 180 production jobs at its U.S. plants, union officials said Tuesday, with plants in suburban Milwaukee and in Kansas City, Mo., expected to be hit the hardest.

Oracle to hire 1,000 workers overseas

posted: 07/19/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Oracle Corp. said Tuesday that it will hire 1,000 employees in Europe, the Middle East and Africa as it expands its cloud computing services in the region.

Wal-Mart leads rivals in food-price survey

posted: 07/18/2017 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Amazon.com's acquisition of Whole Foods for $13.7 billion last month signaled the e-commerce giant was serious about becoming a major player in the grocery industry.

Hunt's quarter profits slip 7%

updated: 07/18/2017 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Earnings data from J.B. Hunt Transportation Services show freight volume is rising, but customers aren't necessarily paying more for its logistics services.

Jonesboro's Hytrol at Trump fete

posted: 07/18/2017 2:03 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- When White House officials were looking for American-made success stories, they called up Jonesboro-based Hytrol.

Internet neutrality backers weigh in

posted: 07/18/2017 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Microsoft Corp. and Google pleaded with U.S. regulators on Monday to preserve strong net neutrality rules, while AT&T and Verizon Communications backed weakened oversight and said Congress should settle the issue that's burned for more than a decade.

Denied seat, P&G; investor files for vote

posted: 07/18/2017 2:01 a.m. Discuss

The billionaire investor Nelson Peltz disclosed Monday that he is seeking a board seat at Procter & Gamble Co., setting up one of the biggest showdowns between an activist shareholder and a corporate titan.

Private firms revive big rockets

posted: 07/18/2017 1:59 a.m. Discuss

It's been 44 years since the mighty Saturn V last thundered skyward from a launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The towering rocket, generating enough power to lift 269,000 pounds into orbit, had been the workhorse of the Apollo moon missions.

Market report: Dow, S&P dip after record highs

posted: 07/18/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks hardly budged Monday as smaller firms and retailers rose while health care companies and banks declined. Shares of chemical and mining companies rose as the dollar weakened.

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