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ON COMPUTERS: For $5, users can adapt Windows 10 to look like 7

posted: 05/23/2016 2:12 a.m. Discuss

For $5 we can finally stop moaning about the clunky look of Windows 10.

No driver needed for robot cargo trucks

posted: 05/23/2016 2:11 a.m. Discuss

SAN FRANCISCO -- Picture an 18-wheel truck barreling down the highway with 80,000 pounds of cargo and no one but a robot at the wheel.

Notepad-maker goes digital to compete with iPads, tablets

updated: 05/23/2016 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Hard-drinking wordsmith Ernest Hemingway had one. So did Pablo Picasso. The leather-bound notepads made by Moleskine SpA are a staple in the arsenal of those in the creative industries.

Uber, Grab face Thai motorbike-ride ban

posted: 05/23/2016 2:10 a.m. Discuss

BANGKOK -- Traveling on two wheels is often the best way to maneuver through Thailand's notorious traffic. However, the Department of Land Transport has put the brakes on motorbike-hailing services offered by Uber and Grab barely two months after they started.

Bankruptcy watch

posted: 05/23/2016 2:09 a.m. Discuss

ALMA Timmy L. and Fawn N. Hamby, 929 Henry St., May 18, 2016, Chapter 7.

Business news in brief

posted: 05/23/2016 2:08 a.m. Discuss

Minecraft video game going to China

BUSINESS MATTERS: Showroom of $30,000 couches opens in Little Rock

updated: 05/23/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

One of these towns is not like the others: Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Denver, Little Rock, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle.

Walking, biking -- river, too: How developers transformed 'uncherished' property in North Little Rock

updated: 05/23/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

North Little Rock's Rockwater Village is far from the only development in central Arkansas selling itself as part of a walkable and bikeable community.

As cotton acres shrink, gins vanish in state

posted: 05/22/2016 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Cotton gins, one of the most visible symbols of the state's cotton industry, have dwindled to about a third of their previous number as farmers abandon cotton for more profitable crops.

Tighter control of toxics in works

posted: 05/22/2016 1:48 a.m. Discuss

A bipartisan agreement reached by House and Senate negotiators would set new safety standards for asbestos and other dangerous chemicals, including tens of thousands that have gone unregulated for decades.

Drug tests scaring off potential hires, employers lament

posted: 05/22/2016 1:47 a.m. Discuss

A few years back, heavy-equipment manufacturer JCB held a job fair in the glass foyer of its sprawling headquarters, but when a throng of prospective employees learned the next step would be drug testing, an alarming thing happened: about half of them left.

Ice-cream bar's 9-cent rise rued

posted: 05/22/2016 1:46 a.m. Discuss

One of the most talked-about television commercials in Japan this year advertises an unusual product: contrition.

T.J. Maxx a bright spot in dark outlook for retail

posted: 05/22/2016 1:45 a.m. Discuss

It was hard to find any shred of upbeat news in the apparel industry when heavyweights Macy's, Kohl's and Nordstrom all reported disappointing spring sales results.

Rabbits, skunks found to pass bird flu to ducks

posted: 05/22/2016 1:45 a.m. Discuss

A government wildlife researcher has found that rabbits and skunks can become infected with the bird flu virus and shed it enough to infect ducks -- offering scientists one more clue about how bird flu may move in the environment and spread between farms, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.

Whole Foods' new format: See, not pricey here, really

posted: 05/22/2016 1:44 a.m. Discuss

Whole Foods Market Inc., stung for years by snarky comments about its prices, is about to find out whether it can dispel the notion that its name should really be "Whole Paycheck."

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