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Business news in brief: Georgia lot is Car-Mart’s 142nd overall

posted: 07/28/2015 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Bentonville-based buy-here, pay-here, used-car dealer America's Car-Mart has opened dealership number 142 in Albany, Ga.

Senate adds export-bank renewal to highway bill

posted: 07/27/2015 5:37 a.m. Comments 3

The Senate advanced a proposal to extend the U.S. Export-Import Bank's charter as part of legislation to finance highways and mass transit for three years.

As cyber-fear rises, insurers offer policies

posted: 07/27/2015 2:49 a.m. Discuss

A three-hour shutdown of the New York Stock Exchange on the same day that a network failure halted all United Airlines flights in the U.S. had people across the country thinking one thing: cyberattack.

R.I. wind farm heartens backers

posted: 07/27/2015 2:48 a.m. Discuss

A few miles off the coast of Block Island, R.I., a small flotilla has been gathering: crane vessels, tugboats and barges that began last week installing the 1,500-ton foundations of the nation's first commercial-scale offshore wind farm.

University builds 'city' to test robot cars

posted: 07/27/2015 2:46 a.m. Discuss

A simulated city opened recently on the north campus of the University of Michigan to test how self-driving cars will travel in the future without mowing down pedestrians or causing colossal crashes.

Some avid Apple fans slow to strap on watch

posted: 07/27/2015 2:45 a.m. Discuss

For all those who hailed the iPhone as the "Jesus Phone" in 2007, the Apple Watch's arrival has hardly been the second coming.

Tech Spotlight: Apps from Fly Labs clear video-editing picture

posted: 07/27/2015 2:38 a.m. Discuss

Nearly everyone is carrying around a still camera with video capabilities in their pocket nowadays in the form of a smartphone.

On Computers: 2-step log-ins double down on digital data security

posted: 07/27/2015 2:13 a.m. Discuss

After we alerted our readers to scammers pretending to be from Microsoft, we heard about scammers pretending to be from AOL. A reader told us she frequently gets emails saying "out of AOL storage space." This is a common ploy directed at both AOL and Microsoft Outlook users.

Business news in brief: Overhaul urged for Lloyd's of London

posted: 07/27/2015 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Beazley PLC Chief Executive Officer Andrew Horton called on Lloyd's of London to overhaul the way it manages trade information to make the world's oldest insurance market more efficient and globally competitive.

Seattle startup shares a secret with tech temps

posted: 07/27/2015 2:07 a.m. Discuss

The technology boom that has generated a flood of engineering jobs in cities like Seattle also means a boost to a related part of the economy: vendors and temporary workers.

Bankruptcy watch

posted: 07/27/2015 1:55 a.m. Discuss

More than 180 bankruptcies have been reported around Arkansas during the most recent filing period.

Washington County Restaurant Inspections

posted: 07/27/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Information is from state Health Department records. Restaurants are listed in order of inspection date. All reports are from regular food service food store inspections unless otherwise noted.

LAY OF THE LAND HAS SHIFTED IN STATE'S LEGISLATURE: More farmers, fewer lawyers making laws

updated: 07/26/2015 4:07 a.m. Discuss

There are innumerable ways to ruin a farm.

Ailing bank's holdings sold off

posted: 07/26/2015 3:33 a.m. Discuss

Blackmon Auctions of Little Rock completed its sale of properties owned by Allied Bank of Mulberry and its parent company, Acme Holding Co., on Friday, Thomas Blackmon, president of the auction company, said Saturday.

Profit-picture muddying on the rise, data say

posted: 07/26/2015 2:58 a.m. Discuss

More than half of the biggest public companies in Arkansas reported adjusted profits in recent quarterly reports that dwarfed their net incomes -- the amount a company makes minus its expenses. Most put an emphasis on their adjusted profits, while downplaying smaller net income figures, or losses.

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