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Landmark Arkansas hotel given deadline to address violations or close

posted: 08/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The city of Hot Springs has informed the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa that safety concerns stemming from years of neglect will close the landmark hotel if the problems aren't corrected by November.

No dicamba in '18, Arkansas weed expert urges

posted: 08/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

MORRILTON -- A weed scientist said Thursday that he couldn't recommend that dicamba be allowed in the state next year after recent tests in at least four states show the herbicide's tendency to move off target and damage other crops and vegetation.

Retailer posts 2Q earnings of $2.9B

updated: 08/18/2017 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported increases in sales and traffic in the second quarter, led by the retailer's best grocery performance in five years and a continued surge in its U.S. e-commerce business.

Auto sag dampens report on factories

posted: 08/18/2017 2:04 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- A slump in the auto industry drove U.S. factory output down in July and has kept it flat for months.

Space Coast launches signal growth

posted: 08/18/2017 2:03 a.m. Discuss

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Contractors on Florida's Space Coast who experienced the post-shuttle era downturn are cautiously optimistic that more business soon will be headed their way.

U.S. finalizes $465M EpiPen case

posted: 08/18/2017 2 a.m. Discuss

Mylan NV's $465 million settlement of a U.S. case that claimed the drugmaker defrauded taxpayers by misclassifying its allergy-shot EpiPen product as a generic drug was finalized Thursday by the Justice Department.

Stocks’ dive worst in 3 months as tech, bank shares slump

posted: 08/18/2017 2 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks plunged Thursday as losses for Cisco Systems hurt technology companies while Wal-Mart declined after its latest quarterly report. Banks also dropped as bond yields and interest rates sank for a second day.

Getting it straight

posted: 08/18/2017 2 a.m. Discuss

Edward Garbacz and Claud Holbert co-founded Central Flying Service in 1939.

Business news in brief

updated: 08/18/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Six banks sued over role in short sales

News in brief

updated: 08/18/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Oklahoma Gas says Arkansas bills awry

Love notes cloaked insider trading, U.S. says; 7 charged

posted: 08/18/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

The handwritten notes a Bank of America technology consultant passed to his girlfriend weren't expressions of love. They were stock tips for her father.

Trump's business councils disband

posted: 08/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 9

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon no longer has to weigh the pros and cons of remaining a member of President Donald Trump's Strategic and Policy Forum.

Little Rock port OKs try for debt of $5.5M

posted: 08/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock Port Authority took the first step Wednesday to issue up to $5.5 million in debt that the agency's top official says will help make the Arkansas River port more competitive on the global stage.

U.S. takes hard line in NAFTA talks

posted: 08/17/2017 2:07 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Negotiations to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement began Wednesday with President Donald Trump's top trade official insisting that there are fundamental problems with the 23-year-old pact while Canadian and Mexican officials lauded NAFTA's benefits to the region and emphasized the importance of protecting those gains.

Trump lashes out at Amazon

posted: 08/17/2017 2:04 a.m. Comments 2

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Wednesday renewed his attack on e-commerce giant Amazon, saying the company is "doing great damage to tax paying retailers."

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