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Makers of food size up Amazon

posted: 06/22/2017 2:11 a.m. Discuss

Among the many questions being asked about Amazon's intended purchase of Whole Foods is one from small and medium-size food manufacturers: How might this deal affect me?

Magnificent flying machines

posted: 06/22/2017 2:09 a.m. Discuss

There are flying cars and Concorde's would-be supersonic successor, a company offering to deliver cargo to the moon -- for a mere $544,000 per pound -- and the latest in funky futuristic aviation ideas, big and small at the Paris Air Show this week.

Existing-home sales up 1.1%, but prices rise on short supply

posted: 06/22/2017 2:07 a.m. Discuss

Americans shopping for a house are facing an intensifying set of pressures: Fewer and fewer homes are being listed for sale, while prices are climbing at a pace that most incomes can't match.

Missouri AG sues 3 firms over opioids

posted: 06/22/2017 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley on Wednesday sued three large pharmaceutical companies, saying their "campaign of fraud and deception" led to an opioid crisis in the state.

Market report: Tech gains offset by energy losses

updated: 06/22/2017 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Energy stocks dove again on Wednesday as oil dropped to its lowest price since last summer, extending their dismal start to the year. Gains for health care and technology stocks helped hem in losses for broader market indexes.

Business news in brief

updated: 06/22/2017 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Michigan dumps its oil-spill analyzer

News in brief

updated: 06/22/2017 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Port authority board re-elects 3 officers

Arkansas Plant Board OKs dicamba use with limits

posted: 06/21/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The state Plant Board on Tuesday afternoon rejected -- for now -- a proposed ban on the sale and use of the dicamba herbicide this growing season but instead passed further restrictions on its use.

Tyson joining meal-kit upsurge

posted: 06/21/2017 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods Inc. is rolling out a new line of meal kits for purchase online and at grocery stores to meet a growing demand for partially prepared meals that require limited preparation.

Drones shouldering in at air show

posted: 06/21/2017 2:14 a.m. Discuss

Drones are no longer aviation's next big thing. They are a big thing right now, as evidenced by the drones of all shapes and sizes showcased at the Paris Air Show.

Uber rolls out tipping for drivers

posted: 06/21/2017 2:13 a.m. Discuss

As part of a campaign to turn around its image, Uber Technologies Inc. started allowing customers to tip their drivers using the Uber app. The company rolled out the option Tuesday in Houston, Minneapolis and Seattle, with plans to expand to every U.S. city by the end of next month.

Commerce-job pick hails from Gravette

posted: 06/21/2017 2:12 a.m. Discuss

President Donald Trump plans to give a key Commerce Department post to a Northwest Arkansas native.

Takata bankruptcy seen skimping air bag victims

posted: 06/21/2017 2:11 a.m. Discuss

A bankruptcy filing by Japanese air bag maker Takata will leave little money for dozens of people who sued the company over deaths and injuries caused by its faulty air bag inflators, according to outside legal experts and lawyers suing the company.

FedEx earnings beat expectations

posted: 06/21/2017 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Shares of FedEx Corp. rose about 1 percent in late trading Tuesday after the company's latest quarterly profit beat Wall Street expectations on higher rates and an increase in deliveries.

Ford sees $1B savings in shift

posted: 06/21/2017 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Ford is canceling plans to build the Focus small car in Mexico, saving $1 billion by ending North American production and importing the model mostly from China after next year.






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