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In India, yoga gurus sell big

posted: 12/04/2016 2:18 a.m. Discuss

They have bushy beards, a preference for loose-fitting robes, hundreds of millions of devotees -- and a line of consumer products. Meet the Indian gurus behind the brands challenging some of the planet's biggest companies.

W.Va. reclaims tainted river for tourism

posted: 12/04/2016 2:17 a.m. Discuss

PRESTON COUNTY, W.Va. -- The Cheat River flows pale green and slate gray, glistening in the sunshine as it gathers speed, turns to whitewater and drops between rocks on the way toward the Monongahela River. From there its waters flow to the Ohio River, the drinking water source for millions of people.

Bidder, target's ads seen at odds

posted: 12/04/2016 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Gildan Activewear Inc. is spicing up its image with a bid for American Apparel Inc., the racy and embattled purveyor of jerseys and tights.

California's legal 'pot' industry ripe for push to collect state tax

posted: 12/04/2016 2:16 a.m. Discuss

LOS ANGELES -- California's legal marijuana industry is expected to involve everything from backyard growers to sprawling fields in the farm belt, storefront sellers along rural roads to chain-store like outlets in Los Angeles.

BUSINESS MATTERS: State's legal, business minds abuzz preparing for medical marijuana

posted: 12/04/2016 2:15 a.m. Discuss

What the legalization of medical marijuana means for human resource departments or business owners who want to invest in the emerging industry is unclear.

Coca-Cola big in Japan, but not for soda

posted: 12/04/2016 2:14 a.m. Discuss

EBINA, Japan -- Coca-Cola has been the No. 1 beverage-maker in Japan for half a century, but it's not thanks to the popularity of Coke. Instead, the American soft-drink brand has adapted to the quirky ways this society quenches its thirst.

Awards put companies in spotlight, aid growth

posted: 12/04/2016 2:12 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- After Finegold Alexander Architects began winning awards for its work on synagogues, calls started arriving from congregations around the country.

Gender-neutral job listings cut hiring time, says CEO

posted: 12/04/2016 2:10 a.m. Discuss

In the race to attract the best workers this holiday season, retailers Kay Jewelers Inc., TJX Cos. and Dress Barn Inc. may have a secret weapon: gender-neutral job postings.

Venture capital getting harder for return seekers to score

posted: 12/04/2016 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Declines in the venture capital market are hitting startups of all sizes, but the ones left particularly vulnerable are the thousands of young companies that raised seed funding during headier times just a year or two ago.

In recession, Russian tastes turn to local craft beers

posted: 12/04/2016 2:08 a.m. Discuss

A staple drink of Russia's recession comes in different flavors, but it's best consumed standing up. Food is optional.

BUILDING PERMITS

posted: 12/04/2016 2:08 a.m. Discuss

Building permits for the Little Rock metro area, projects valued at $75,000 or more:

PATENTS AWARDED

posted: 12/04/2016 2:07 a.m. Discuss

U.S. patents issued to Arkansans

OIL AND GAS REPORT

posted: 12/04/2016 2:06 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission last week issued 2 drilling permits, 0 well completions and 2 well recompletions. By county, they were:

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

posted: 12/04/2016 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski County real estate transactions of $150,000 or more, deeds recorded 10/31/2016 through 11/04/2016:

BUSINESS AWARDS

posted: 12/04/2016 2:05 a.m. Discuss

David Wilcox has been named the 2016 Outstanding CPA in Government by the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

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