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Group sees poultry industry growing

posted: 09/19/2014 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas may have the largest meat company in the world, but the state doesn't lead in chicken production.

Sign-ups plunge for jobless help

posted: 09/19/2014 2:03 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped by a sharp 36,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 280,000, the Labor Department said Thursday.

EU cloud lingers over Google

posted: 09/19/2014 2:02 a.m. Discuss

BRUSSELS -- Google faces continued scrutiny over its response to a court ruling on the right to be forgotten after regulators from across the European Union said they'd received complaints from the public.

Buffett: Takeover not driven by taxes

posted: 09/19/2014 2:01 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, who agreed to help finance Burger King Worldwide Inc.'s planned takeover of coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc., said the deal wasn't motivated by taxes.

Apartment dip leads fall in housing starts

posted: 09/19/2014 2 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- U.S. home construction fell in August, led by a decline in the volatile apartment category. But single-family house construction, a larger and more stable portion of the market, fell only modestly.

Alibaba signals designs on U.S. market

posted: 09/19/2014 1:59 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- As Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba prepares for an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange, it is quietly hinting at plans to expand into the U.S.

Market report: Stocks record highs on good news

posted: 09/19/2014 1:58 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- More encouraging economic news and friendly signals from the Federal Reserve cheered investors Thursday, as the stock market climbed to another record high.

News in brief

posted: 09/19/2014 1:58 a.m. Discuss

For Yule, Wal-Mart plans to hire 60,000

Business news in brief

posted: 09/19/2014 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Rates jump for 15-, 30-year mortgages

Aviation supplier opening LR plant

posted: 09/18/2014 4:53 a.m. Discuss

Beaudet Aviation, a subsidiary of JCB Aero of Toulouse, France, plans to hire 75 workers at a facility near the Little Rock Port to work with Dassault Falcon Jet, the chairman of Beaudet said Wednesday.

Demand lull saps gasoline prices

posted: 09/18/2014 2:28 a.m. Discuss

Crude oil prices that continue to soften despite current conflicts in Iraq and Ukraine are pushing down the price of retail gasoline, energy analysts said Wednesday.

FedEx to add 50,000 for year's end

posted: 09/18/2014 2:25 a.m. Discuss

Growth in online shopping is generating profit for FedEx, and the company plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle what is shaping up as another record year for Christmas package deliveries.

Raising airport fee cap debated

posted: 09/18/2014 2:24 a.m. Discuss

A desire to see facility improvements and better accommodations for travelers is a subject on which airports and airlines can agree.

Riverdale 10 theater in LR gains permit for beer, wine sales

posted: 09/18/2014 2:24 a.m. Discuss

Theater owner Matt Smith won permission Wednesday to serve beer and wine at the Riverdale 10 Cinema in Little Rock after being closely questioned about how he'd prevent minors from obtaining alcohol during screenings.

U.S. consumer prices down 0.2% in August

posted: 09/18/2014 2:23 a.m. Discuss

U.S. consumer prices edged down in August, the first monthly drop since spring 2013, as gasoline, airline tickets and clothing prices all fell. It was the latest evidence that inflation remains under control.

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