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Swallowing $16B purchase of Flipkart, Walmart cuts profit outlook
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Swallowing $16B purchase of Flipkart, Walmart cuts profit outlook

This June 1, 2017, file photo, shows a Walmart sign at a store in Hialeah Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File) This June 1, 2017, file photo,...

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Online grocery share data hard to pin
News 3 months ago
Online grocery share data hard to pin

As retailers like Walmart Inc. and Amazon battle for market share of U. S. online grocery sales, researchers are trying to track how they're faring...

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New law fails to stop U.S. firms' tax dodge
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New law fails to stop U.S. firms' tax dodge

WASHINGTON -- U. S. corporations have largely abandoned the contentious deals that allowed them to shift their addresses abroad for a lower tax...

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Sears files for Chapter 11 amid plunging sales, massive debt
News 3 months ago
Sears files for Chapter 11 amid plunging sales, massive debt

A Sears retail store with a "Store Closing" banner in Hagerstown, Md., on July 30, 2017. (Kristoffer Tripplaar/Sipa USA/TNS) A Sears retail store...

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Oregon firm buys LISA Academy building in LR for $3.4M
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Oregon firm buys LISA Academy building in LR for $3.4M

A Portland, Ore.-based company last month purchased the LISA Academy West Middle School building at 21 Corporate Hill Drive in Little Rock. - Photo...

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Stores dashing to hire for holidays
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Stores dashing to hire for holidays

A UPS employee loads packages onto a truck last year at a company facility in New York. This year, UPS is holding its first-ever nationwide job...

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Expert in restructuring gets seat on Sears' board
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Expert in restructuring gets seat on Sears' board

Sears faces $134 million in debt coming due Monday, something the CEO says creates “significant near-term liquidity constraints” on the retailer....

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U.S. vintners eye Canada's store shelves
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U.S. vintners eye Canada's store shelves

Wine exporters in California and other states will get equal treatment for their bottles on the grocery shelves of Canada's westernmost province...

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REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
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REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

Pulaski County real estate transactions of $150,000 or more; deeds recorded Sept. 3-7: REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

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Hot Hong Kong real estate market showing signs of cooling
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Hot Hong Kong real estate market showing signs of cooling

A reliable leading indicator for the world's least affordable housing market is sending a sell signal for the first time in three years....

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Waldorf planned for high-rise in Miami
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Waldorf planned for high-rise in Miami

A real estate developer has signed a contract for a Waldorf Astoria hotel in Miami, betting that a famous-named hotel in a 1,049-foot skyscraper...

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Existing-home sales flat in August, down over past 12 months
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Existing-home sales flat in August, down over past 12 months

U.S. sales of existing homes were unchanged in August, as a shortage of houses priced at less than $250,000-- a level considered to be affordable...

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Higher mortgage rates a concern
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Higher mortgage rates a concern

The ultralow mortgage interest rates that fueled a revival of the housing market after the recession are moving higher, posing a potential threat...

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Little Rock bank's real estate lending rises $350M
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Little Rock bank's real estate lending rises $350M

Bank OZK increased its real estate loans by almost $350 million in the first six months of the year, the Little Rock bank formerly known as Bank of...

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Kushner Cos. racks up fines in NYC
News 4 months ago
Kushner Cos. racks up fines in NYC

The Kushner family real estate firm has amassed more than a half-million dollars in unpaid fines for various New York City sanitation and building...

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Mountaintop plot on sale in LA for $1B
News 5 months ago
Mountaintop plot on sale in LA for $1B

LOS ANGELES-- On a summit above Beverly Hills, a sweeping 157-acre property touted as the city's finest undeveloped parcel is hitting the market...

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Toronto traders get a ring by BSR
News 5 months ago
Toronto traders get a ring by BSR

Leading a real estate company that was started by his parents in 1956, John Bailey raised it to another level when he took it public in May. BSR...

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Efforts to draw big firms heat up
News 5 months ago
Efforts to draw big firms heat up

Crittenden County and its two principal cities have doubled down on efforts to lure a vehicle assembly plant or other manufacturer capable of...

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Murphy USA sees 2Q drop in income
News 5 months ago
Murphy USA sees 2Q drop in income

Murphy USA on Wednesday reported net income of $51.8 million, or $1.58 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2018, compared with $55.5...

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Inflation, gas prices, tariffs squeeze consumers
News 5 months ago
Inflation, gas prices, tariffs squeeze consumers

The price of a can of Coca-Cola? Likely going up. A package of Pampers? That, too. Plane tickets? They also may be more expensive. These items and...

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Council initiative targets success
News 5 months ago
Council initiative targets success

SPRINGDALE — Helping Northwest Arkansas’ newcomers participate and thrive no matter their backgrounds will bring a richer culture and stronger...

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Spanish Viento apartments sell for 10 times more than last year's price
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Spanish Viento apartments sell for 10 times more than last year's price

BBR Oil LLC, an Iowa limited liability company, paid $20.4 million to buy the Spanish Viento apartments in southwest Little Rock last month, county...

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Experts warn of housing slowdown
News 5 months ago
Experts warn of housing slowdown

The U.S. housing market-- particularly in cutthroat areas like Seattle, Silicon Valley and Austin, Texas-- appears to be headed for the broadest...

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Stores stocking up early on seasonal employees
News 5 months ago
Stores stocking up early on seasonal employees

While the nation's big retailers battle for consumer dollars, they're now also waging a fight for seasonal workers. Retailers such as J.C. Penney...

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Ivanka Trump to shut down clothing brand, citing focus on D.C. work
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Ivanka Trump to shut down clothing brand, citing focus on D.C. work

WASHINGTON-- Ivanka Trump said she is shutting down her namesake clothing brand because of her focus on her work in Washington-- a rare move by a...

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Business figure's debt put at $90M
News 5 months ago
Business figure's debt put at $90M

Bill Schwyhart, a prominent developer during the Northwest Arkansas real estate boom, has filed more detailed information revealing he owes more...

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U.S. existing-home sales fell 0.6 percent in June
News 5 months ago
U.S. existing-home sales fell 0.6 percent in June

WASHINGTON — U.S. sales of existing homes fell 0.6 percent in June, the third straight monthly decline, as higher prices and a limited supply of...

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Starbucks site to operate via sign language
News 5 months ago
Starbucks site to operate via sign language

WASHINGTON-- Starbucks has more than 8,000 stores nationwide. One of them will soon be run entirely in American Sign Language. Starbucks' first...

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New Manhattan lab represents Tiffany's future jewelry hopes
News 5 months ago
New Manhattan lab represents Tiffany's future jewelry hopes

At Tiffany's new workshop in Manhattan, jewelers sit at wooden desks peering through magnifying glasses as they polish silver rings and twist bits...

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Urban farmers find new ground
News 5 months ago
Urban farmers find new ground

CHICAGO-- The wind-whipped rooftop of a converted warehouse in the Kinzie Industrial Corridor might be the last place you'd expect to find fertile...

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