posted: 12/13/2013 4:10 a.m.
The federal Product Tax Credit is set to expire at the end of the year, but unlike last year when wind industry officials lobbied Congress to approve an extension, most companies are watching passively as the deadline approaches.
posted: 12/13/2013 4:09 a.m.
WASHINGTON — U.S. consumers ramped up spending in November on cars, appliances and furniture and made more purchases online, signaling growing confidence in the economy at the start of the Christmas shopping season.
posted: 12/13/2013 4:07 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 68,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 368,000, the largest increase in more than a year.
posted: 12/13/2013 4:06 a.m.
MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s Congress voted Thursday to open up the country’s state-run oil industry to private investment, after a raucous, hours-long debate over the most dramatic energy changes in decades.
posted: 12/13/2013 4:01 a.m.
NEW YORK — Exxon Mobil says the drive for higher living standards around the world will keep demand for electricity and transportation fuels growing even as economies get more efficient and governments put a price on pollution.
posted: 12/13/2013 4 a.m.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The federal government is getting involved in the fight against citrus greening disease in hopes of saving Florida’s — and possibly the entire nation’s — citrus crop.
posted: 12/13/2013 3:51 a.m.
Arvest study focus: Consumer attitudes Arvest Bank is commissioning a consumersentiment study, expected to be released in the spring and conducted twice a year, comparing Arkansans’ feelings about the economy with those of Oklahoma, Missouri and the nation overall.
posted: 12/13/2013 3:49 a.m.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “We’re treating this almost like a hurricane response. The future of the citrus industry is at stake.” Kevin Shea, USDA inspection administrator
posted: 12/13/2013 3:48 a.m.
The stock market fell to its lowest level in a month Thursday as investors worried that the end is nearing for the Federal Reserve’s economic stimulus program.
posted: 12/12/2013 5:44 a.m.
The federal government awards billions of dollars in contracts each year to companies that routinely violate safety, health and wage regulations, according to a report released Wednesday that calls for stricter measures to hold federal contractors accountable.
posted: 12/12/2013 5:26 a.m.
JPMorgan Chase and federal authorities are nearing settlements over the bank’s ties to Bernard Madoff, striking tentative deals that would involve roughly $2 billion in penalties and a rare criminal action. The government will use a sizable portion of the money to compensate Madoff’s victims.
posted: 12/12/2013 3:47 a.m.
Citing a potential threat to public health, the Food and Drug Administration moved Wednesday toward phasing out the use of some antibiotics in animals processed for meat.
posted: 12/12/2013 3:45 a.m.
Nearly 150 people gathered on a sunny 37-acre wooded lot in Little Rock on Wednesday afternoon to hear about the future of what used to be called the Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute.
posted: 12/12/2013 3:43 a.m.
When people think about Nelson Mandela, they probably think about freedom — free people, free country, free speech. What may be overshadowed by Mandela’s extraordinary legacy was his complicated journey to support free markets and a free economy.
posted: 12/12/2013 3:41 a.m.
Ninety-one investors in Affiliated Foods Southwest’s $34 million savings program will receive only about 10 cents on the dollar on the basis of the distribution of a settlement approved Wednesday by Pulaski County Circuit Judge Jay Moody.