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Benton County Artisan Design + Construct Inc., Kevin Nau, 302 E. New Hope Road, Unit A5, Rogers.

State jobless rate edges down to 5.5%

posted: 03/28/2015 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' unemployment rate continued a slow decline in February, dropping to 5.5 percent from 5.6 percent in January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday.

Official: '20 goals weighed by EPA

posted: 03/28/2015 1:58 a.m. Discuss

The federal Environmental Protection Agency is considering softening its stance on the timeline for states to meet early guidelines of the Clean Power Plan, Colette Honorable, a commissioner with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, said Friday.

Economy continues slow climb

posted: 03/28/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy expanded at a 2.2 percent annualized pace in the fourth quarter, led by the biggest gain in consumer spending in eight years, the Commerce Department reported.

Dow strikes $5B deal on chlorine with Olin

posted: 03/28/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Dow Chemical Co. agreed to sell almost all of its chlorine business, the world's largest, to Olin Corp. in a $5 billion deal as it pares less-profitable products.

China-led bank fight isolates U.S.

posted: 03/28/2015 1:56 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- U.S. resistance to a Chinese-led Asian regional bank has left it isolated among its Asian and European allies and given some heft to China's frequent complaints that Washington wants to contain its rise as a world power.

Crude-hauling railroads backtrack as oil tumbles

posted: 03/28/2015 1:55 a.m. Discuss

The slowdown that North American railroad companies had been bracing for in crude oil shipments has turned into a rout, with volumes falling faster than executives had predicted.

Market report: After 4-day skid, stocks advance

posted: 03/28/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- A tough week on the stock market ended quietly Friday.

Firms in India face deadline on women

posted: 03/28/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

NEW DELHI -- As Indian companies rush to meet a deadline to appoint women to their boards, some high-earning business owners have a solution that meets the letter if not the intention of the law: appointing their wives.

Business news in brief

posted: 03/28/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

India carrier lacks planes, officials say

News in brief

posted: 03/28/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Farmers' deadlines moved back a week

Floridian will sell Arkansas

updated: 03/27/2015 12:19 a.m. Comments 2

Mike Preston, an executive with Florida's principal economic development organization, is the new executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Thursday.

Governor touts amendments as boost

posted: 03/27/2015 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson is pushing for two amendments to the state's constitution that have economic development implications, he said Thursday at a luncheon for the state's economic development foundation.

Czechs in state on trade mission

posted: 03/27/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

A trade delegation from the Czech Republic learned Thursday that it has things in common with Arkansas businesses when it comes to export markets: complex paperwork and a changing labor force.

Jobless-aid claims drop by 9,000

posted: 03/27/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that strong hiring should continue despite signs of slower economic growth at the start of 2015.


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