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posted: 06/26/2016 2:08 a.m. Discuss

Eagle Bank and Trust promoted Lee Welfel to president of Eagle Bank Mortgage. In addition, Stephen Griffin joined Eagle Bank Mortgage as vice president/mortgage originator.

McDonald's says buttery muffin rollout shows its new agility

posted: 06/26/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

The slowest part of fast food? Adding new menu items or changing existing ones.

Business news in brief

posted: 06/26/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Design firm lauded as good workplace

NW BUSINESS PEOPLE

posted: 06/26/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Drew Ledbetter, criminal-law attorney, was named a 2016 American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys’ 10 Best in Arkansas for client satisfaction. The group is a third-party attorney rating organization, which publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Criminal Law attorneys in each state. Attorneys making the list must pass a selection process based on client and peer nominations, thorough research and an independent evaluation.

ON THE AGENDA

posted: 06/26/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Monday 1:30-3 p.m. — Arkansas adult education classes, Goodwill Career Center, 1001 S. Mt. Olive St., Siloam Springs. Classes include: employability, customer service, clerical, bank teller and industrial. Information: (479) 373-6120.

INCORPORATIONS

posted: 06/26/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Benton County Higginson Consulting Inc., Wesley K. Higginson, 11680 Gainer Drive, Garfield

Dow drops 610 as stocks sink globally on exit vote

updated: 06/25/2016 3:16 a.m. Discuss

Stocks plunged in the U.S. and worldwide Friday after Britain voted to leave the European Union. The referendum result stunned investors, who reacted by rushing to the safety of gold and U.S. government bonds as they wondered what's next for Britain, Europe and the global economy.

Some PreCheck fliers held at gate

posted: 06/25/2016 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Thousands of fliers enrolled in trusted traveler programs such as PreCheck aren't getting the expedited screening they paid for because of clerical errors with their reservations.

Insurer restricts patients' choices

posted: 06/25/2016 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Stephanie Rodenberg-Lewis wasn't happy with her insulin pump and switched two years ago to another brand. Now her health insurer is pushing her to go back.

Karma's return set for California

posted: 06/25/2016 1:46 a.m. Discuss

A premium luxury sedan born from the ashes of the Fisker Karma -- a Tesla rival that wowed the automotive world before collapsing into bankruptcy three years ago -- will soon begin rolling off a production line at California's newest car factory.

Senator seeks data on panel's Rx ties

posted: 06/25/2016 1:45 a.m. Discuss

A high-ranking Senate Democrat is pushing for more answers on why doctors and patient advocates with financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry came to serve on a panel that advises the federal government on pain issues.

Exec bilked investors of $80M, SEC says

posted: 06/25/2016 1:44 a.m. Discuss

A Texas energy company chief executive officer dubbed the "frack master" is charged with defrauding investors of about $80 million, including misappropriating at least $30 million for personal expenses, including private jets and gentlemen's clubs, to "maintain a lifestyle of decadence and debauchery," according to a lawsuit filed Friday by federal regulators.

Consumers less upbeat, lowering monthly index

posted: 06/25/2016 1:43 a.m. Discuss

American consumers became slightly more downbeat at the end of June than earlier in the month on concerns about the economy's progress even before the U.K.'s decision to leave the European Union.

India out to draw manufacturers

posted: 06/25/2016 1:43 a.m. Discuss

India wants to attract manufacturing investment after its latest market-opening initiatives, the country's finance minister said Friday, despite businesses' concerns about access to land, taxes and other matters.

Yankee Stadium bonds win upgrade

posted: 06/25/2016 1:42 a.m. Discuss

Yankee Stadium bondholders have something to cheer about, even if fans of the floundering team don't.

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