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VW inquiry fell short; do 2nd, legislator says

posted: 02/23/2018 2:02 a.m. Comment 1

Congress should investigate new allegations that Volkswagen AG diesel cars were sold overseas with rigged software after the company's $14.7 billion settlement of a cheating scandal in the United States, a Republican lawmaker said Wednesday.

MARKET REPORT: Rally fades, but stocks mostly up

posted: 02/23/2018 2 a.m. Discuss

U.S. stocks closed mostly higher Thursday after a late-afternoon wave of selling erased much of a midday rally.

Business news in brief

posted: 02/23/2018 2 a.m. Discuss

States agree to $650M over air-bag peril

Some Sam's Clubs stop tobacco sales

updated: 02/23/2018 11:36 a.m. Discuss

Some Sam's Clubs stop tobacco sales

PotlatchDeltic debuts after merger

posted: 02/22/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Deltic Timber Corp. officially merged with Potlatch Corp. on Tuesday, bringing an end, at least in name only, to the El Dorado company's influence on Arkansas' timber industry and in the development of west Little Rock over the past 30 years.

U.S. home resales fall in January

posted: 02/22/2018 2:15 a.m. Discuss

U.S. sales of existing homes fell in January from a year earlier by the most in more than three years. Would-be buyers were stymied by rising prices and a shortage of homes for sale.

Drive against plastic waste grows

posted: 02/22/2018 2:14 a.m. Discuss

Once a month, accountant Michael Byrne pulls on his rubber boots and makes his way to a spot on the banks of the River Thames.

Tyson's food plans include leftover bits

posted: 02/22/2018 2:14 a.m. Discuss

As evidence of its effort to become a more "modern food company," Tyson Foods executives this week announced a raft of new partnerships and initiatives, including an agreement with a Mexican spice company, a new red logo, and a plan to use leftovers in new food products.

Whistle blows to SEC, or ax is OK

posted: 02/22/2018 2:13 a.m. Discuss

The Supreme Court sharply limited the legal protections for corporate whistleblowers on Wednesday, ruling they are not shielded from being fired under a federal law unless they have reported a potential fraud to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

In notes, Fed keen to push rates up

posted: 02/22/2018 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Robust economic growth has increased the confidence of Federal Reserve officials that the economy is ready for higher interest rates, according to an official account of the Fed's most recent policymaking meeting in January.

Walmart refashions home decor on website

posted: 02/22/2018 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Walmart Inc. has revamped the way its website presents home decor items, having created what it describes as a "specialty home shopping experience" at Walmart.com.

Market Report: Spike in bond yields upends rally

posted: 02/22/2018 2:10 a.m. Discuss

U.S. stocks closed broadly lower Wednesday, erasing an early gain, as investors reacted to a late-afternoon surge in bond yields.

Getting it straight

posted: 02/22/2018 2:10 a.m. Discuss

The Democrat-Gazette wants its news reports to be fair and accurate. We correct all errors of fact. If you know of an error, write: Kim Christ Deputy Managing Editor P.O. Box 2221 Little Rock, Ark. 72203 or call 501-378-3495 during businesshours Monday through Friday.

Business news in brief

posted: 02/22/2018 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Bolivar boat plant to reopen, fill 130 jobs

News in brief

posted: 02/22/2018 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Bank of Ozarks ranks as Arkansas' largest

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