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Economic growth weakens in 4Q

posted: 02/28/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy slowed more sharply in the final three months of the year than initial estimates, reflecting weaker business stockpiling and a bigger trade deficit.

Wal-Mart tests new scheduling program

posted: 02/28/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Software that tracks customer patterns has made cost-effective scheduling of employees easier for retailers. It has taken much of the guesswork out of when workers are needed and helps stores to cut costs as a result.

Detente stokes Cuba cigar makers

posted: 02/28/2015 1:51 a.m. Discuss

HAVANA -- Over six decades rolling premium cigars with his small, wrinkled hands, Arnaldo Alfonso has taken pride in seeing his "habanos" sampled by visiting heads of state and other dignitaries.

Brand names go stealth to entice hip consumers

posted: 02/28/2015 1:50 a.m. Discuss

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- At a taco shop in Southern California, milkshakes are served in mason jars and a chalkboard menu lists "The 1%er" made with lobster meat.

Market report: Stocks slip to end bumper month

posted: 02/28/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

February was a strong month for U.S. stocks, even though it ended in downbeat fashion.

Business news in brief

posted: 02/28/2015 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Whole Hog to serve fliers at LR airport

News in brief

updated: 02/27/2015 5:15 p.m. Discuss

Deadline extended on land conservation

Section changes

posted: 02/28/2015 1:45 a.m. Discuss

Changes to the Business & Farm section have been temporarily delayed by technical difficulties.

Getting it straight

posted: 02/28/2015 1:45 a.m. Discuss

The Democrat-Gazette wants its news reports to be fair and accurate. We correct all errors of fact. If you know of an error, write: Frank Fellone Deputy Editor P.O. Box 2221 Little Rock, Ark. 72203 or call 378-3475 during business hours Monday through Friday.

FCC adopts Net neutrality

updated: 02/27/2015 2:49 a.m. Comments 2

The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to regulate broadband Internet service as a public utility, a milestone in regulating high-speed Internet service.

USA Truck's top investors file to sell

posted: 02/27/2015 1:55 a.m. Discuss

USA Truck's largest shareholders are interested in selling up to two-thirds of their stock, according to a filing made Thursday.

Loss hits $159M at Sears; sales fall

posted: 02/27/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- Sears Holdings on Thursday posted a $159 million fourth-quarter loss as store closings and asset sales shrank the company and reduced revenue.

Consumer prices plummet 0.7%

posted: 02/27/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- A plunge in gasoline prices last month lowered consumer prices by the most in six years. But excluding the volatile food and energy costs, prices rose.

Vandals cut Arizona cities' digital lifeline

posted: 02/27/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Computers, cellphones and landlines in Arizona were knocked out of service for hours, ATMs stopped working, 911 systems were disrupted and businesses were unable to process credit card transactions -- all because vandals sliced through a fiber-optic Internet cable buried under the rocky desert.

Budweiser sales ailing, owner to boost marketing 9%

posted: 02/27/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV is stepping up a campaign to revive its flagship Budweiser brand after poking fun at microbrew drinkers as mustachioed fans of pumpkin- and peach- flavored beer in a Super Bowl ad.

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