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  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 712 rigs sought oil and 172 explored for natural gas this week. Texas added eight rigs while Colorado, North Dakota, Ohio and Wyoming each added one. Arkansas, California, Kansas, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Utah and West Virginia were unchanged.

  • May 11- A federal judge on Thursday ordered Wal-Mart Stores Inc Chief Executive Douglas McMillon to submit to questioning in a lawsuit by shareholders hoping to learn what he knows about suspected bribery by the world's largest retailer in Mexico. District Judge Susan Hickey in Fayetteville, Arkansas, said McMillon's "direct and personal involvement" in...

  • May 11- A federal judge on Thursday ordered Wal-Mart Stores Inc Chief Executive Douglas McMillon to submit to questioning in a lawsuit by shareholders hoping to learn what he knows about suspected bribery by the world's largest retailer in Mexico. District Judge Susan Hickey in Fayetteville, Arkansas, said McMillon's "direct and personal involvement" in...

  • DARDANELLE, Ark.— Arkansas State Police say 3 people are killed, including a sheriff's deputy; officers negotiating surrender of suspect.

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark. _ Dillard's Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $66.3 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.98 per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 10- Earlier this year,. A difference of even 50 cents can mean losing a sale. But a new tactic by Amazon to block these programs- known commonly as robots or bots- thwarted the Bentonville, Arkansas- based retailer.

  • Net income attributable to Tyson declined to $340 million, or 92 cents per share, in the second quarter ended April 1, from $432 million, or $1.10 per share, a year earlier. Tyson Foods' sales fell about 1 percent to $9.08 billion, declining for the fifth time in six quarters but edged past analysts' average estimate of $9.05 billion, according to Thomson Reuters...

  • NEW YORK, May 3- Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Wednesday it was considering getting certified under a new international program that could help companies defend themselves against isolated cases of corruption or poor business practices. The International Organization for Standardization developed the so-called anti-corruption compliance program and...

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- Lawmakers, lobbyists and interest groups are making a final push in their fight over regulations enacted during former President Barack Obama's last months in office, with the financial services industry working hard to kill a rule on retirement plans run by states. Currently, the resolutions only require simple majorities to pass both...

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- Lawmakers, lobbyists and interest groups are making a final push in their fight over regulations enacted during former President Barack Obama's last months in office, with the financial services industry working hard to kill a rule on retirement plans run by states. Currently, the resolutions only require simple majorities to pass both...

  • *OPEC sec-gen's comments point to an extension of global cut. NEW YORK, April 27- Crude prices were slightly lower after a volatile session on Thursday, as the restart of two key Libyan oilfields and concerns about lackluster gasoline demand fed concern over whether major oil producers can alleviate the glut of global inventories. Brent crude settled down 14...

  • CHICAGO, April 26- Tyson Foods Inc, the biggest U.S. chicken company, said on Wednesday it may raise wages again for workers at all of its poultry plants, a sign of an intensifying battle for employees in a tightening labor market. The increases would come after Arkansas- based Tyson boosted base wages for poultry workers by between 3 and 3.5 percent in November, said...

  • CHICAGO, April 21- A fungus that causes vomitoxin has been found in some U.S. corn harvested last year, forcing poultry and pork farmers to test their grain, and giving headaches to grain growers already wrestling with massive supplies and low prices. A vessel carrying a shipment of corn from Paraguay is due next month at a North Carolina port used by Smithfield...

  • Top prosecutors for Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin, all of whom are Republicans, filed a brief in U.S. District Court in Manhattan supporting a lawsuit by Exxon to halt a probe by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.

  • *Saudi Arabia, Kuwait signal likely cut extension. NEW YORK, April 20- Oil prices ended mixed on Thursday after a seesaw trading session, as investors weighed rising U.S. production against geopolitical uncertainties and comments from leading Gulf oil producers that an extension to OPEC- led supply cuts was likely. OPEC members Saudi Arabia and Kuwait signaled...

  • *Saudi Arabia, Kuwait signal likely cut extension. NEW YORK, April 20- Oil prices were mixed on Thursday in a seesaw trading session, as investors weighed rising U.S. production against comments from leading Gulf oil producers that an extension to OPEC- led supply cuts was likely. OPEC members Saudi Arabia and Kuwait signaled that the Organization of the Petroleum...

  • *Saudi Arabia, Kuwait signal likely cut extension. NEW YORK, April 20- Oil prices were little changed on Thursday in a seesaw trading session, as investors weighed rising U.S. production against comments from leading Gulf oil producers that an extension to OPEC- led supply cuts was likely. OPEC members Saudi Arabia and Kuwait signaled that the Organization of the...

  • April 17- Wal-Mart Stores Inc's bid for clothing retailer Bonobos, which surfaced last week, is the latest step in the company's attempt to recover lost ground against Amazon.com Inc and others in the rapidly growing online fashion world, analysts and retail consultants said. The move is in keeping with an online strategy led by Marc Lore, the founder and former...

  • March 31- Caterpillar Inc said on Friday it will shut its Aurora, Illinois, plant, costing about 800 employees their jobs as the world's largest construction and mining equipment maker shifts production to other U.S. facilities. The company said it will transition its large wheel loaders and compactors to its plant in Decatur, Illinois, and medium wheel loaders...

  • The current designation process "lacks transparency and accountability, insufficiently tracks data, and does not have a consistent methodology for determinations," wrote 10 Republican senators to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, who chairs the Financial Stability Oversight Council. The council "has created substantial new regulatory costs while...