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Years of low prices have farms facing 'tipping year,' one says

posted: 04/23/2017 2:09 a.m. Discuss

MINNEAPOLIS -- Mike Petefish already has the planter hooked up to his tractor in his farmyard, staged next to field cultivators and trucks that can haul huge fertilizer tanks and large bins with conveyor belts called seed tenders.

West's weather wilts nation's salad supplies

posted: 04/23/2017 2:08 a.m. Discuss

California's farmers have been plagued by drought in recent years, but the problem this year is too much rain. That has squeezed U.S. salad supplies, and it may be several more weeks before supermarket shelves are fully stocked again.

For shop owners, closing doors disorienting

posted: 04/23/2017 2:08 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- When small or independent retailers post "Going Out of Business" signs, many ask themselves: Now what? That may mean trying again -- or forging ahead on a completely different career path.

Some investors buy whisky by the barrel as hedge to inflation

posted: 04/23/2017 2:07 a.m. Discuss

Nigel Isherwood was so concerned about the fate of the global financial system last year that he turned to booze.

Rising housing costs push more people out of coastal California

posted: 04/23/2017 2:06 a.m. Discuss

LOS ANGELES -- Chris Birtwistle and Allison Naitmazi were about to get married and decided it was time to buy a home.

Subway shut 359 U.S. stores in '16

posted: 04/23/2017 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Subway Restaurants closed hundreds of domestic locations last year, marking the biggest retrenchment in the history of a chain that spent decades saturating America with restaurants.

Startups use 'upcycled' food waste in products

posted: 04/23/2017 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Flour milled from discarded coffee fruit. Chips made from juice pulp. Vodka distilled from strawberries that nobody seems to want.

Luxury-vehicle sales on the move in China

posted: 04/23/2017 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Four years after Chinese President Xi Jinping started cracking down on corruption and conspicuous consumption, the most extravagant fast cars are making a comeback.

PATENTS AWARDED

posted: 04/23/2017 2:03 a.m. Discuss

U.S. patents issued to Arkansans

BUILDING PERMITS

posted: 04/23/2017 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Building permits for the Little Rock metro area, projects valued at $75,000 or more:

OIL AND GAS REPORT

posted: 04/23/2017 2:02 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission last week issued 3 drilling permits, 0 well completions and 11 well recompletions. By county, they were:

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

posted: 04/23/2017 2:01 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski County real estate transactions of $150,000 or more, deeds recorded 03/20/2017 through 03/24/2017:

BUSINESS PEOPLE

posted: 04/23/2017 2:01 a.m. Discuss

Henry A. "Rusty" Barham III has been named executive vice president for regulatory and consumer affairs and assistant general counsel for Simmons Bank.

Year in to new regime, Brazil still strained

posted: 04/23/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

The stock market may have rallied, the currency may have strengthened, but one year after President Dilma Rousseff's dramatic ouster, Brazilians see few reasons to cheer.

ON THE AGENDA

posted: 04/23/2017 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.

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