posted: 03/09/2014 1:47 a.m.
Pulaski County real estate transactions of $150,000 or more deeds recorded Feb. 10 to Feb. 14: LAF LR LP to Jim Hooper Trust, 304 S. University Ave., Little Rock, L7, Strode Replat- Park Avenue, $11,985,000.
posted: 03/09/2014 1:46 a.m.
U.S. Patents Issued to Arkansans March 4 Patent 8,662,967 B1. Meat Processing Apparatus and Method. Issued to Michael John Blanchard of Farmington and Carmon Timothy Ray of West Fork. Assigned to Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale. Patent 8,663,551 B1.
posted: 03/08/2014 2:08 a.m.
Brutal winter weather snarled traffic, canceled flights and cut power to homes and factories in February. Yet it didn’t faze U.S. employers, who added 175,000 jobs, the Labor Department reported Friday.
posted: 03/08/2014 2:05 a.m.
The U.S. trade deficit widened slightly in January as a rise in imports of oil and other foreign goods offset a solid increase in exports.
posted: 03/08/2014 2:04 a.m.
Consumer borrowing in the U.S. rose at a slower pace in January as Americans cut back on their credit-card purchases.
posted: 03/08/2014 2:02 a.m.
Cerberus Capital Management LP’s $9.4 billion deal to merge Safeway Inc. with Albertsons is a bet that a larger supermarket chain can better compete with retailers such as Wal-Mart and the online retailers expanding their grocery business.
posted: 03/08/2014 2 a.m.
Proponents and critics of the Keystone XL pipeline made a final flurry of pleas to sway the government on its construction, which has become a flash point in a debate over energy development versus climate change.
posted: 03/08/2014 2 a.m.
Television-station owners including Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. couldn’t control multiple outlets in small markets and would lose some power to negotiate fees with cable providers under changes set for a vote March 31 by U.S. regulators.
posted: 03/08/2014 1:59 a.m.
Chinese authorities allowed the country’s first corporate bond default on Friday, inflicting losses on small investors in a step toward making its financial system more market oriented.
posted: 03/08/2014 1:58 a.m.
The stock market ended mixed Friday after a day of muddled trading.
posted: 03/08/2014 1:56 a.m.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “Import growth will increase as the economy expands. Any widening in the trade deficit is going to be largely transitional. The trade deficit is likely to remain relatively contained this year.” Scott Brown, Raymond James & Associates Inc. chief economist
posted: 03/08/2014 1:54 a.m.
Windstream chief earns $7.07 million Jeff Gardner, president and chief executive officer of Windstream Holdings Inc., earned about $7.07 million in 2013, the Little Rock-based company reported Friday in its proxy statement.
posted: 03/07/2014 2:20 a.m.
Union Pacific Corp. Chief Executive Officer Jack Koraleski believes the U.S. economy will see moderate growth in 2014 as lower energy prices combined with rising foreign labor costs boost domestic manufacturing.
posted: 03/07/2014 2:18 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Timothy Massad, the Treasury Department official nominated to head the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, said Thursday that he would work to approve speculation limits in oil, natural gas and other commodities that have been resisted by banks and parts of the energy industry.
posted: 03/07/2014 2:15 a.m.
Fewer Americans than projected filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, an indication companies are holding on to workers even as winter weather threatens to slow the world’s largest economy.