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Entergy reacquires property west of Hobby Lobby on Markham Street
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Entergy reacquires property west of Hobby Lobby on Markham Street

Entergy Arkansas paid $3.1 million for 10 acres last month at 12209 W. Markham St. in Little Rock. The property is Entergy's West Markham Network...

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Wal-Mart to ax 1,000 jobs, most at Bentonville HQ, report says
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Wal-Mart to ax 1,000 jobs, most at Bentonville HQ, report says

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is preparing to eliminate about 1,000 corporate positions before the end of the fiscal year in ongoing efforts to control...

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Season's retail gains best in years
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Season's retail gains best in years

Finally, some good news for the nation's retailers: Americans spent more than expected this Christmas season, fueling the strongest growth in...

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Wal-Mart expands no-line checkouts
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Wal-Mart expands no-line checkouts

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is rolling out a service to a larger audience this month that lets shoppers scan and pay for items without going through...

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News in brief
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News in brief

Cybersecurity chief at Wal-Mart retiring Kerry Kilker, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s senior vice president and chief information security officer, is...

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Workers in retail feel roles shifting
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Workers in retail feel roles shifting

NEW YORK-- With new options and conveniences, there's never been a better time for shoppers. As for workers... well, not always. The retail...

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Lidl's inroads cutting food prices
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Lidl's inroads cutting food prices

The price war in the American grocery aisle is getting more intense, and the reason isn't Amazon.com Inc. Amazon's debut as a bricks-and-mortar...

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Mayflower-based Lumber One buys property off I-430, plans outlet
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Mayflower-based Lumber One buys property off I-430, plans outlet

iHeartMedia + Entertainment Inc., a Nevada corporation formerly known as Clear Channel Broadcasting Inc., recently sold its 107,000-square-foot...

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NYC financial firms drive office leasing again
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NYC financial firms drive office leasing again

NEW YORK-- Manhattan office leasing is on "FIRE" again. FIRE companies-- broker parlance for finance, insurance and real estate-- committed to 11.1...

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Business news in brief
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Business news in brief

3 USA Truck execs benefit from tax law Three USA Truck executives are benefiting from the new corporate tax rate in the form of cash bonuses,...

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News in brief
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News in brief

Bank lends $268M to building projects Little Rock-based Bank of the Ozarks made three construction loans recently totaling more than $268 million,...

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LR port added 600-plus acres in year's time
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LR port added 600-plus acres in year's time

The Port of Little Rock, needing more land to take advantage of its access to world markets via water, has been on an acquisition binge lately. It...

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Masa-famous store works to wipe away taste of tamale fiasco
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Masa-famous store works to wipe away taste of tamale fiasco

DOWNEY, Calif.-- The tamale disaster unfolded with impeccably bad timing. The week before Christmas last year, people had stood in line for hours...

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Robot 'agents' roll in California
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Robot 'agents' roll in California

SANTA CLARA, Calif.-- When Gilbert Serrano opened the door of his potential dream house, a modern, two-bedroom rental, he was surprised to be...

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Thriving cities leaving others in dust
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Thriving cities leaving others in dust

As the nation's economy was still reeling from the recession, Seattle's was about to take off. In 2010, Amazon opened a headquarters in the little...

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News in brief
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News in brief

Virginia firm buying 272 E-Z Mart stores A Virginia company has purchased 272 convenience stores, including 85 in Arkansas, operated by E-Z Mart...

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Downtown Little Rock building redo put at $1.5 million; property to house eateries, apartments
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Downtown Little Rock building redo put at $1.5 million; property to house eateries, apartments

Renovation of a historic building on Main Street in Little Rock to house two new restaurants and 11 apartments will cost at least $1.5 million,...

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October home prices up 6.2% in year's time
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October home prices up 6.2% in year's time

WASHINGTON-- U.S. home prices climbed a robust 6.2 percent in October from a year ago as demand from would-be buyers grew and the supply of...

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News in brief
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News in brief

Holiday retail sales rise 4.9% over 2016 U.S. retail sales during the holiday season increased 4.9 percent compared with last year, according to...

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U.S. home prices surge 6.2 percent, outpacing wage growth
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U.S. home prices surge 6.2 percent, outpacing wage growth

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices climbed a robust 6.2 percent from a year ago, amid strong demand from would-be buyers and a shrinking supply of...

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Investors pay $4.5M for 185,000-square-foot building, 10 acres at LR Port
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Investors pay $4.5M for 185,000-square-foot building, 10 acres at LR Port

Four limited liability companies recently paid $4.5 million for the Port Distribution Center and more than 10 acres at the Little Rock Port. The...

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Business news in brief
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Business news in brief

Dave & Buster's to open in Rogers Dave & Buster's will open its 108th restaurant in February in Rogers. The company is hiring more than 130 people...

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For new homes, sales rise 17.5%
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For new homes, sales rise 17.5%

WASHINGTON-- Americans stepped up their purchases of new homes at the fastest pace in more than 25 years in November, with sales skyrocketing 17.5...

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Month's domicile sales up by 5.6%
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Month's domicile sales up by 5.6%

WASHINGTON-- Americans purchased homes at the fastest pace in nearly 11 years, as sales climbed 5.6 percent in November. The National Association...

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Housing construction soars 3.3%
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Housing construction soars 3.3%

WASHINGTON-- Construction of new houses increased 3.3 percent in November-- with the gain largely coming from single-family houses being built at...

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Malls dangle nonshopping lures
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Malls dangle nonshopping lures

LOS ANGELES-- Many mall owners are spending billions of dollars to add more upscale restaurants and bars, premium movie theaters with dine-in...

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One less day moves up deadline
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One less day moves up deadline

NEW YORK-- With Christmas on a Monday this year, most retailers have one less day to get packages delivered on time. Some are pushing up their...

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Arkansas' only WestPoint Home outlet closing later this month
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Arkansas' only WestPoint Home outlet closing later this month

Arkansas’ only WestPoint Home outlet is closing just before Christmas, its store manager said Friday. The home goods store opened in July 2016 at...

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Christmas shoppers' November blitz fuels 0.8% retail-sales rise
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Christmas shoppers' November blitz fuels 0.8% retail-sales rise

WASHINGTON-- U.S. consumers went on a shopping binge last month as the Christmas season began, leading to big gains among online retailers,...

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State home sales post October best, up 8.5%
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State home sales post October best, up 8.5%

Home sales in Arkansas rose 8.5 percent in October compared with October last year, the Arkansas Realtors Association said. There were 2,967 homes...

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