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Black Friday shoppers ditch their computers, flock to stores
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Black Friday shoppers ditch their computers, flock to stores

Shoppers wait in line for Apple iPhone purchases during a Black Friday sale at a Target store, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Newport, Ky. (AP Photo...

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Target, other retailers in a funk
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Target, other retailers in a funk

Employees work on the presentation of Christmas trees Friday at a Target store in Bridgewater, N. J. Shoppers are spending freely heading into the...

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Homebuilding projects up slightly in October
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Homebuilding projects up slightly in October

A construction worker puts down roofing paper in July on a new home near Houston, Texas. Home construction picked up in October on a rebound in...

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Starbucks in Little Rock's Heights neighborhood set to close at year's end
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Starbucks in Little Rock's Heights neighborhood set to close at year's end

The Starbucks in Little Rock's Heights neighborhood is shown in this photo from the Pulaski County assessor's office. The Starbucks in Little Rock...

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Analysts say retailer wane to bare posers
News 2 months ago
Analysts say retailer wane to bare posers

The bull case for a monster U. S. holiday-shopping season is overwhelming: Consumer confidence is sky high. Median wages are on the rise....

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Investors in malls steeling for losses
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Investors in malls steeling for losses

Things are getting worse for malls across America. So much worse that their owners are walking away early from struggling properties, a trend that...

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New owners pay $2.6M for hotel in LR, plan to keep it 'forever'
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New owners pay $2.6M for hotel in LR, plan to keep it 'forever'

The former Studio 6 hotel at 1010 Breckenridge Drive in west Little Rock has 99 rooms. - Photo by John Sykes Jr. The former Studio 6 hotel at 1010...

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Sears gets court OK to sell best stores
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Sears gets court OK to sell best stores

Sears Holdings Corp. can begin trying to sell its best-performing stores after receiving court approval Thursday for its plans to auction off...

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Walmart logs overall sales gain
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Walmart logs overall sales gain

Shoppers look at the toys at a Walmart Supercenter in Houston last week. The retailer on Thursday posted a third-quarter profit of $1.71 billion,...

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U.S. retail sales climb in October
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U.S. retail sales climb in October

A child climbs into a battery operated ride-on Tesla car, at a showroom in Chicago last weekend. U. S. retail sales rose in October by 0.8 percent,...

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Walmart flexes its muscle against Amazon
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Walmart flexes its muscle against Amazon

FILE- This Nov. 9, 2018, file photo shows a Walmart Supercenter in Houston. Walmart Inc. reports earnings Thursday, Nov. 15. (AP Photo/David J....

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Amazon's pick ripe for tax break
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Amazon's pick ripe for tax break

A water taxi approaches the Long Island City waterfront and skyline, in the Queens borough of New York near where an Amazon corporate complex will...

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Business news in brief
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Business news in brief

An 1,800-acre industrial site near West Memphis has received a certification that tells prospective large-scale manufacturers or distributors that...

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Chief exec at Flipkart steps down
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Chief exec at Flipkart steps down

In this July 7, 2017, file photo, Flipkart Group Chief Executive Officer and co-founder Binny Bansal poses during a photo call at the company's...

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Gas Pos gets $1M for pump upgrades
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Gas Pos gets $1M for pump upgrades

Merus Capital, a Silicon Valley-based venture-capital firm, invested $1 million in North Little Rock-based Gas Pos, the two companies said Tuesday....

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FDA takes aim at flavored cigars
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FDA takes aim at flavored cigars

Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, is shown in this photo. Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug...

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Business news in brief
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Business news in brief

In this March 25, 2016, file photo, the sun sets over the Badger-Two Medicine area near Browning, Mont. U. S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says...

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Amazon to split second HQ between New York, Virginia
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Amazon to split second HQ between New York, Virginia

FILE - In this June 16, 2014, file photo, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos walks onstage for the launch of the new Amazon Fire Phone, in Seattle. (AP Photo...

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News in brief
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News in brief

Walmart Inc. and the Walmart Foundation will give $500,000 in cash and product donations to organizations responding to the wildfires raging...

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Amazon's new play is catalog of top toys
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Amazon's new play is catalog of top toys

Amazon.com is gambling on glossiness and nostalgia to draw in shoppers with its first toy catalog, in yet another brick-and-mortar strategy to snag...

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Two companies shell out $11.4M for Sherwood apartments
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Two companies shell out $11.4M for Sherwood apartments

The recently sold Chapel Ridge apartment complex at 10401 Brockington Road in Sherwood has 14 buildings. - Photo by Thomas Metthe The recently sold...

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Business People
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Business People

Loren Shackelford has been promoted to market president/chief lending officer of Chambers Bank's Northern Division. Carolyn Hottinger has joined...

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Business briefs
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Business briefs

Sage Partners, an Arkansas commercial real estate firm, merged with Cushman & Wakefield, a global commercial real estate service firm. Sage...

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Walmart shifts 570 jobs at Arkansas headquarters to outside firm
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Walmart shifts 570 jobs at Arkansas headquarters to outside firm

The Walmart home office is shown in this file photo. - Photo by David Gottschalk The Walmart home office is shown in this file photo. - Photo by...

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News in brief
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News in brief

Walmart Inc.'s operations in Mexico saw October sales grow 4.5 percent compared with the same month in 2017. Sales at stores open at least a year,...

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Walmart's focus convenience at coming Black Friday sales
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Walmart's focus convenience at coming Black Friday sales

Walmart Inc. will start its Black Friday sales event at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving for customers seeking bargains as they check off their Christmas...

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Chief to keep cash in Sears debt plan
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Chief to keep cash in Sears debt plan

For once, Eddie Lampert is keeping his wallet in his pocket. Sears is closing in on a deal with new lenders to finance it through its bankruptcy,...

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Amazon considering New York amid reports HQ will be split
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Amazon considering New York amid reports HQ will be split

FILE - This Sept. 6, 2012, file photo, shows the Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif. Online leader Amazon Inc. has refused comment on reports that...

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Business news in brief
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Business news in brief

FILE- In this July 19, 2018, file photo a roofer works on top of the church at St. Lucy Parish in Methuen, Mass. On Monday, Nov. 5, the Institute...

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Food truck serves up hope for park
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Food truck serves up hope for park

Chef Zing Thluai, a Burmese refugee, serves guests at the South Philly East food truck last month in Philadelphia. - Photo by Philadelphia Inquirer...

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