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MARKET REPORT: S&P, Dow on roll, hit new highs

posted: 10/20/2017 1:54 a.m. Discuss

A last-minute surge nudged U.S. stock indexes mostly higher Thursday, barely extending the market's winning streak and milestone-setting run.

Hackers hit small businesses, too

posted: 10/20/2017 1:53 a.m. Discuss

CHICAGO -- Yahoo has been through it. So has the Democratic National Committee. More recently, it was Equifax.

Business news in brief

updated: 10/20/2017 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Jobless-aid claims fall to 44-year low

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updated: 10/20/2017 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Equity firm acquires 2 hotels in NW area

For 1st time, Dow index ends session over 23,000

posted: 10/19/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A day of modest gains on Wall Street resulted in more milestones for U.S. stocks Wednesday as the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 23,000 points for the first time.

Rule's rejection riles farm advocates

posted: 10/19/2017 2:11 a.m. Discuss

The decision by President Donald Trump's administration to kill a rule designed to protect the rights of farmers who raise chickens, cows and hogs for the U.S.' largest meat processors has angered farmer advocates, including a Republican senator who said he has "violent opposition" to the move.

Amazon worth it, economists say

posted: 10/19/2017 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Dozens of cities are working frantically to land Amazon's second headquarters, raising a weighty question with no easy answer:

Oil glut dooms drill rigs on water

posted: 10/19/2017 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Transocean Ltd. is finally sending Pathfinder to its grave, after two years in a Caribbean purgatory that cost about $15,000 a day.

Race on for safer football helmet

posted: 10/19/2017 2:09 a.m. Discuss

With youth participation waning and football facing increased concerns over head trauma, the future of the game could well come down to the work being done in a windowless room in a generic suburban Chicago office building.

Partners at WTO fret over U.S. edict

posted: 10/19/2017 2:08 a.m. Discuss

Israel, Hong Kong and Taiwan joined a number of U.S. allies at the World Trade Organization on Wednesday to express concerns over President Donald Trump's executive order that calls on U.S. authorities to "maximize" use of American-made goods, products and materials in government procurement.

Samsung again under investigation

posted: 10/19/2017 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Barely two months after its crown prince was sent to prison on corruption charges, the family that controls Samsung's vast business empire is again facing allegations of white-collar crime.

Homebuilding falls in September

posted: 10/19/2017 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Construction of new homes fell 4.7 percent in September, the biggest decline in six months, reflecting weakness in both single-family activity and apartment building.

Business news in brief

posted: 10/19/2017 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Home BancShares to report 3Q earnings

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updated: 10/19/2017 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Judges urged to halt use of rehab center

Wal-Mart's Store No. 8 aims to see around corner

posted: 10/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Myron Burke, principal of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s Store No. 8, pointed to the invention of the iPhone when he considered the mission of the Bentonville company's retail technology investment arm.

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