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Home BancShares' 3Q strays

posted: 10/20/2017 2:04 a.m. Discuss

It took one of the most powerful hurricanes in history to do it, but Home BancShares' streak of 25 straight quarters of record earnings ended Thursday.

Retailer aims to upscale e-shelves

posted: 10/20/2017 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. wants to "elevate" the brands on Walmart.com to compete with Amazon.com and is working on a solution through a partnership with a New York-based department store chain.

LR tells Amazon that affair over

posted: 10/20/2017 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock civic leaders have decided it's better to play the field rather than court Amazon and risk being left at the altar in the online retailing giant's quest to locate its second U.S. headquarters.

Last auto plant in Australia closes

posted: 10/20/2017 2:02 a.m. Discuss

CANBERRA, Australia -- The Australian auto manufacturing era is about to end after more than 90 years when General Motors Co.'s last Holden sedan rolls off the production line in the industrial city of Adelaide today.

Plant Board rejects request to push back dicamba cutoff date

posted: 10/20/2017 2:02 a.m. Discuss

The state Plant Board on Thursday rejected -- for now -- a request by a group of farmers to set a more lenient May 25 cutoff date for spraying a controversial herbicide next year.

Visa's platform allows banks to use biometric verification

posted: 10/20/2017 1:59 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- The selfie is everywhere -- Facebook, Instagram, Twitter -- and soon banks could be asking for one in order to approve purchases or credit card applications.

MARKET REPORT: S&P, Dow on roll, hit new highs

posted: 10/20/2017 1:54 a.m. Discuss

A last-minute surge nudged U.S. stock indexes mostly higher Thursday, barely extending the market's winning streak and milestone-setting run.

Hackers hit small businesses, too

posted: 10/20/2017 1:53 a.m. Discuss

CHICAGO -- Yahoo has been through it. So has the Democratic National Committee. More recently, it was Equifax.

Business news in brief

updated: 10/20/2017 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Jobless-aid claims fall to 44-year low

News in brief

updated: 10/20/2017 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Equity firm acquires 2 hotels in NW area

For 1st time, Dow index ends session over 23,000

posted: 10/19/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A day of modest gains on Wall Street resulted in more milestones for U.S. stocks Wednesday as the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 23,000 points for the first time.

Rule's rejection riles farm advocates

posted: 10/19/2017 2:11 a.m. Discuss

The decision by President Donald Trump's administration to kill a rule designed to protect the rights of farmers who raise chickens, cows and hogs for the U.S.' largest meat processors has angered farmer advocates, including a Republican senator who said he has "violent opposition" to the move.

Amazon worth it, economists say

posted: 10/19/2017 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Dozens of cities are working frantically to land Amazon's second headquarters, raising a weighty question with no easy answer:

Oil glut dooms drill rigs on water

posted: 10/19/2017 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Transocean Ltd. is finally sending Pathfinder to its grave, after two years in a Caribbean purgatory that cost about $15,000 a day.

Race on for safer football helmet

posted: 10/19/2017 2:09 a.m. Discuss

With youth participation waning and football facing increased concerns over head trauma, the future of the game could well come down to the work being done in a windowless room in a generic suburban Chicago office building.

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