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Home BancShares to buy Florida bank

posted: 03/28/2017 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Home BancShares, owner of Centennial Bank branches in four states, announced plans Monday to purchase Stonegate Bank of Pompano Beach, Fla.

During oil bust, drilling changed

posted: 03/28/2017 2:04 a.m. Discuss

DALLAS -- The oil industry's history is punctuated with boom-and-bust cycles that create and erase fortunes and drive economies.

7 oil nations say keep supply cuts

posted: 03/28/2017 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Oil producers meeting over the weekend in Kuwait pledged to consider extending their pact limiting supply, as a half-dozen nations said more time was needed to drain swollen stockpiles.

Even with tax cuts, economists predict modest GDP gains

posted: 03/28/2017 2:02 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- U.S. economic growth is expected to accelerate this year and next, yet remain modest, even if President Donald Trump's promised tax cuts and infrastructure spending are implemented, a survey found.

Used-car slump hammers Hertz

posted: 03/28/2017 2 a.m. Discuss

As investor worry spreads about the plunging prices of used cars in the U.S., Hertz Global Holdings Inc. and its high-profile top investor, Carl Icahn, are enduring the biggest beating.

Market report: Stocks tumble early, climb back

posted: 03/28/2017 1:59 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- Worries that Washington may not be able to help businesses as much as once thought knocked stock indexes down hard early Monday, but they clawed back most of their losses and ended the day mixed.

Swipe-fee sides pressuring lawmakers

posted: 03/28/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Congressional Republicans are eager to overhaul the Dodd-Frank financial law. But one part, they say, they wouldn't mind putting off.

Business news in brief

posted: 03/28/2017 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Wall Street's Fearless Girl will stay put

News in brief

posted: 03/28/2017 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Georgia culls 18,000 chickens for bird flu

New health care anxieties arise

posted: 03/27/2017 2:51 a.m. Comment 1

ATLANTA -- Americans who have benefited from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act said they're feeling some relief at the failure of Republican efforts to repeal it but that they are newly anxious as President Donald Trump tweeted that "ObamaCare will explode."

Apple CEO: 'Augmented reality' tech's future

posted: 03/27/2017 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Tim Cook has talked up a lot of technologies since becoming Apple's chief executive in 2011. Driverless cars. Artificial intelligence. Streaming television.

Sellers booted from Amazon get insurance

posted: 03/27/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Like many people who make their living selling stuff on Amazon.com Inc., Rob Griffin is terrified of getting kicked off the site. Two years ago the Atlanta resident was suspended for selling a banned health supplement and wound up living off his credit cards for a few weeks. Amazon reinstated Griffin, but the memory lingers.

Airbnb treads carefully into China

posted: 03/27/2017 1:57 a.m. Discuss

HONG KONG -- Sun Huifeng liked the idea of tapping Airbnb or one of its rising local competitors to rent out his spare Beijing bedroom.

Auto-sale startups are dealing in dealerships

posted: 03/27/2017 1:56 a.m. Discuss

The auto dealer looked like a ripe target for disruption when retailing moved online. Now that startups have tried and failed to beat the car salesman, many are taking a different route: catering to them.

Boxes pile up in online shoppers' homes

updated: 03/27/2017 1:55 a.m. Discuss

MINNEAPOLIS -- The digital age has unleashed a torrent of cardboard boxes bound for homes as shoppers have everything from diapers to dinner ingredients shipped to their doorsteps.

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