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LR outlet mall to feature pushcarts

posted: 08/29/2015 3:13 a.m. Discuss

Retailers and other businesses can have a presence at the soon-to-open Outlets of Little Rock without the expense of outfitting one of the 70-plus storefronts at the open-air shopping center.

St. Louis Fed boss; Stay the course

posted: 08/29/2015 3:10 a.m. Discuss

Saint Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said Friday that while world financial markets are volatile, U.S. fundamentals are good and the interest rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee shouldn't alter its forecast for the economy.

July consumer spending up 0.3%

posted: 08/29/2015 3:09 a.m. Discuss

U.S. consumers increased their spending moderately in July, as wages and salaries made their biggest jump in eight months.

U.S. group exhorts China to broaden access to markets

posted: 08/29/2015 3:08 a.m. Discuss

An American business group urged China on Friday to allow more access to its insurance and other service industries.

Goodyear grounding its blimps

posted: 08/29/2015 3:07 a.m. Discuss

Goodyear is replacing its blimps with dirigibles. Goodyear officials say they don't think fans of the instantly recognizable blue-and-gold aircraft will notice much of a difference.

British Airways renews fleet of 747s, bucks industry trend

posted: 08/29/2015 3:06 a.m. Discuss

If it's the end of the line for Boeing Co.'s 747 jetliner, nobody told British Airways.

News in brief: Banks in Arkansas log $70.3B in assets

posted: 08/29/2015 3:03 a.m. Discuss

The 106 banks in Arkansas had total assets of $70.3 billion on June 30, according to data supplied by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Market report: Volatile week for stocks ends flat

posted: 08/29/2015 3:02 a.m. Discuss

U.S. stocks ended the day little changed Friday, letting investors breathe a little easier after a week where both the highs and lows were extreme.

Rough waters halt Shell's drilling in Arctic

posted: 08/29/2015 3:01 a.m. Discuss

Strong winds and high waves that pounded the northern coast of Alaska have led Royal Dutch Shell PLC to stop temporarily its exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean.

Business news in brief: Suit: Nestle cat food uses slave-labor fish

posted: 08/29/2015 2:59 a.m. Discuss

Nestle is being sued over claims that its Fancy Feast cat food contains fish from a Thai supplier that uses slave labor.

Labor ruling eases union bargaining

posted: 08/28/2015 5:43 a.m. Comments 2

The National Labor Relations Board in Washington on Thursday made it easier for unions to bargain for higher wages and benefits, potentially opening the door for organized workers at fast-food chains and other franchises to negotiate with the larger corporations.

GDP redo puts growth at 3.7%

posted: 08/28/2015 5:37 a.m. Comment 1

The U.S. economy staged a bigger rebound last quarter than first thought, outpacing the rest of the developed world and bolstering confidence that it will remain sturdy in coming months.

Suit over 10-year Gulf oil spill settled

posted: 08/28/2015 2:42 a.m. Discuss

Environmental groups and a New Orleans energy company have reached a settlement agreement in a lawsuit stemming from the company's failed efforts to stop a decade-old oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Week's bids for jobless aid fall

posted: 08/28/2015 2:42 a.m. Discuss

Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that employers remain confident in the economy and are laying off few workers.

Stocks sustain rally for 2nd day

posted: 08/28/2015 2:40 a.m. Discuss

Investors were in a buying mood again on Thursday, driving U.S. stocks higher for the second straight day as they took advantage of this month's selloff.

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