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EPA probes dicamba use in Missouri

posted: 10/21/2016 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Agents with the federal Environmental Protection Agency's criminal investigation division recently executed search warrants at "several locations" in the Missouri boot heel, near the Arkansas border, as part of its inquiry into the illegal spraying this summer of the herbicide dicamba, the agency said Thursday.

3Q net another record for bank

posted: 10/21/2016 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Home BancShares Inc., which owns Centennial Bank offices in four states, made record net income of $43.6 million in the third quarter, the Conway firm said Thursday.

Airline's 3Q earnings drop 56%

posted: 10/21/2016 2:04 a.m. Discuss

FORT WORTH -- More empty seats and higher labor costs are cutting into profit at American Airlines.

California AG opens identity-theft probe against Wells Fargo

posted: 10/21/2016 2:03 a.m. Discuss

California prosecutors are investigating whether Wells Fargo & Co. bankers committed criminal identity theft by creating millions of fraudulent accounts.

September's home resales up 3.2%

posted: 10/21/2016 2:02 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- More Americans bought homes in September, many for the first time, despite a persistent shortage of properties for sale.

Nissan-Renault CEO Ghosn to chair Mitsubishi's board

posted: 10/21/2016 2:02 a.m. Discuss

TOKYO -- Carlos Ghosn, who heads Japan's Nissan Motor and Renault of France, will become chairman of Mitsubishi Motors, working to restore faith in the troubled automaker after a devastating mileage scandal.

Market report: Telecom stocks lead market lower

posted: 10/21/2016 2:01 a.m. Discuss

A day of mostly listless trading on Wall Street ended Thursday with U.S. stocks giving back modest gains from the day before.

Luxury-good sales lackluster for 2016

posted: 10/21/2016 2:01 a.m. Discuss

MILAN -- The terror threat in Europe, a strong dollar and uncertainty over the U.S. presidential elections have eroded the confidence of the globe's big-spenders, holding luxury purchases flat in 2016, according to a study released Thursday.

$4B in cuts said to target VW brand

posted: 10/21/2016 2 a.m. Discuss

Volkswagen plans to cut $4 billion in costs at its VW car brand by the end of 2020 to shore up profitability and safeguard investment in future vehicle technology, according to people familiar with the matter.

Business news in brief

posted: 10/21/2016 2 a.m. Discuss

Undo protest ruling, union asks justices


posted: 10/21/2016 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart ramps up China e-commerce

Sears store tract in Little Rock nets $44M; lot along I-630 ‘attracting all the retailers,’ marketer says

posted: 10/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A Dallas real estate development firm is planning $100 million worth of retail and restaurant development on 30 acres in midtown Little Rock.

Poultry, livestock plan: Let helm go

posted: 10/20/2016 2:12 a.m. Discuss

The state Department of Agriculture plans to eliminate the vacant Livestock and Poultry Commission director post and hire a new deputy director to handle those duties, Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward said Wednesday.

3Q profit up 8.5% at Simmons First

posted: 10/20/2016 2:11 a.m. Discuss

Simmons First National Corp. earned $23.4 million in the third quarter that ended Sept. 30, up 8.5 percent from $21.6 million for the same period last year, the Pine Bluff firm said Wednesday.

Fed survey finds growth uptick

posted: 10/20/2016 2:10 a.m. Discuss

U.S. economic growth accelerated slightly as summer ended and fall began, supported by modest hiring, an uptick in consumer spending and steady homebuilding, according to the Federal Reserve.




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