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Walmart imagines drone-aided farming
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Walmart imagines drone-aided farming

Walmart Inc. can imagine a grocery business aided by farm-related drones, which could be used to pollinate crops, monitor fields for pests and...

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San Francisco's ban on fur cheers some, irritates others
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San Francisco's ban on fur cheers some, irritates others

SAN FRANCISCO-- San Francisco just became the largest U.S. city to ban the sale of fur, a move that will hearten animal lovers but frustrates niche...

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Pediatrics Plus office building in Sherwood sells for $9.5 million
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Pediatrics Plus office building in Sherwood sells for $9.5 million

EMR Land Co. LLC, a limited liability company in Reno, Nev., and other investment groups bought the Pediatrics Plus location in Sherwood last month...

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Amazon looking for larger Whole Foods stores for deliveries
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Amazon looking for larger Whole Foods stores for deliveries

Less than a year after closing its acquisition of Whole Foods, Amazon.com Inc. is looking for fresh ways to expand its retail network while...

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Mixed-use project set for lot on LR's Main
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Mixed-use project set for lot on LR's Main

A new mixed-use development project planned for a lot on Main Street in downtown Little Rock has three times the number of residences than a...

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State yet to finish investor 'zones'
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State yet to finish investor 'zones'

The state has received a 30-day extension to identify low-income "opportunity zones" where investors in those areas can have their taxes on capital...

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Bratz doll maker's chief exec has eye on Toys R Us stores
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Bratz doll maker's chief exec has eye on Toys R Us stores

LOS ANGELES-- California toy mogul Isaac Larian is leading an effort to save more than half of the 735 domestic Toys R Us Inc. stores that would...

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Toy company CEO leads effort to salvage Toys R Us
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Toy company CEO leads effort to salvage Toys R Us

NEW YORK — Toy company executive Isaac Larian and other investors have pledged a total of $200 million and hope to raise four times that amount in...

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Claire's, the ear-piercing mall chain, files for bankruptcy; retailer has several Arkansas locations
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Claire's, the ear-piercing mall chain, files for bankruptcy; retailer has several Arkansas locations

NEW YORK — Claire's, the mall chain that has pierced the ears of millions of teens, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company...

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Walmart plans 2 Texas offices to focus on tech
News 4 months ago
Walmart plans 2 Texas offices to focus on tech

Texas is quickly becoming another hotbed of technology-related activity for Walmart Inc. The Bentonville retailer opened a technology incubator in...

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Longtime owners sell Beacon Hill Apartments for $9.2M last month
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Longtime owners sell Beacon Hill Apartments for $9.2M last month

Beacon Hill Little Rock LLC, a Dallas limited liability company, paid $9.2 million last month for Beacon Hill Apartments, which had the same owner...

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Month's building projects decline
News 4 months ago
Month's building projects decline

WASHINGTON-- U.S. homebuilders broke ground on fewer apartment complexes in February, causing overall housing starts to fall 7 percent. The...

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Digital era tests role of private equity
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Digital era tests role of private equity

The mood in the courtroom was hopeful when Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy last September. The company's lawyer, in the first hearing, played a clip...

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U.S. February housing starts fell 7 percent after January surge
News 4 months ago
U.S. February housing starts fell 7 percent after January surge

WASHINGTON — U.S. homebuilders broke ground on fewer apartment complexes in February, causing overall housing starts to fall 7 percent. The...

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