Top News & Analysis Arkansas

More

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 7- The Obama administration on Monday said it has postponed an oil and gas lease sale for lands in Michigan and Arkansas that environmental groups had planned to target this week. The sale, originally scheduled to take place in Washington on Thursday, will now occur on March 17 to combine it with a quarterly sale, said the Bureau of Land Management, or...

  • Trying to count all the shootings is a tough task Thursday, 3 Dec 2015 | 3:41 PM ET
    People examine handguns during The Nation's Gun Show in Chantilly, Virginia, on Oct. 3, 2015.

    The shooting in San Bernardino wasn't the first of the year, but there's little consensus on how many mass shootings there are in the U.S.

  • Texas governor seeks business opportunities in Cuba Wednesday, 2 Dec 2015 | 4:22 PM ET

    HAVANA, Dec 2- Texas Governor Greg Abbott concluded a three-day visit to Cuba on Wednesday seeking to revive the state's once-deep business ties to the Caribbean island, promoting Texas rice for sale and expressing interest in Cuba's modern container port. Only $6.3 million of the 2014 U.S. exports to Cuba left through Houston ports, less than from any of the nine...

  • GUANGZHOU, China, Nov 22- The United States pushed China for greater market access at annual trade talks in China on Sunday, though few breakthroughs are expected amid tensions over cyber hacking and rules that could hamper foreign tech firms. Trade Secretary Michael Froman called on China to allow "substantial liberalization" of a so-called "negative list"...

  • FORT SMITH, Ark., Nov 20- The U.S. Louis Fed President James Bullard said on Friday. "I think we are going to return to an era where there is a bit more uncertainty about what the committee is going to do meeting to meeting," Bullard told reporters after a speech to a business group in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

  • FORT SMITH, Ark., Nov 20- The U.S. Louis Fed President James Bullard said on Friday. The Fed is widely seen increasing its benchmark overnight interest rate at its Dec. 15-16 policy meeting, with the debate already shifting to the pace of rate hikes going forward.

  • Thousands without power after heavy winds Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    A worker with photographs a tree that fell on power and fiberoptic lines and blocking the NW Seabeck Highway, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, near Bremerton, Wash.

    There were widespread whiteouts from Colorado to Kansas, while thousands in the Northwest lost power. NBC News reports.

  • Ryan to ask House to 'pause' US refugee program Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 | 6:06 PM ET
    Thousands of displaced Syrians, Iraqis and Afghan's wait in squalid conditions to enter at a reception center on the island of Lesbos on October 14, 2015 in Mitilini , Greece.

    House Speaker Ryan plans to introduce a bill to pause the U.S. refugee program amid conflict over the fate of Syrian migrants.

  • MILWAUKEE, Nov 10- Several Republican presidential candidates on Tuesday accused the Federal Reserve of keeping U.S. interest rates low for political reasons, and one called for replacing Fed Chair Janet Yellen. "The Fed should be audited and the Fed should stop playing politics with our money supply," New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said in the "undercard"...

  • Millions warned to watch for severe weather Tuesday, 10 Nov 2015 | 3:55 PM ET

    From San Antonio to Chicago to Cincinnati, millions are expecting wind, flurries or thunderstorms.

  • SAO PAULO/ CHICAGO, Oct 30- Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA has concluded its $1.45 billion acquisition of Cargill Inc's U.S. pork assets without any restrictions from regulators, it said on Friday, making it one of the largest meat companies in the United States. Officials with JBS USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of JBS SA, and Cargill did not return requests for comment...

  • BOULDER, Colo., Oct 28- The Republican presidential contenders clashed over tax plans in a debate on Wednesday, with front-runner Ben Carson defending his Bible-inspired proposals and former business executive Carly Fiorina vowing to reduce the complicated tax code to three pages. Fiorina, a former executive at Hewlett-Packard, said she would reduce the tax...

  • BOULDER, Colo., Oct 28- The Republican presidential contenders kicked off their third debate on Wednesday with a volley of verbal shots at Donald Trump and gridlock in Washington. Ohio Governor John Kasich led the way on the very first question. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, without mentioning Trump by name, said "it troubles me that people are rewarded for...

  • BOULDER, Colo., Oct 28- Political outsiders Ben Carson and Donald Trump will be under pressure to prove their economic expertise at Wednesday's presidential debate, with eight struggling rivals eager to expose what they see as policy weaknesses in the two front-runners. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, former Hewlett-Packard Chief Exective Carly Fiorina, Ohio...

  • BOULDER, Colo., Oct 28- Seasoned politicians trailing Donald Trump and Ben Carson for the Republican nomination in the U.S. presidential election campaign are eager to shift the focus to the economy and policy in Wednesday's debate and expose what they see as weaknesses in the two front-runners. Former Florida Governor Bush, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly...

  • BOULDER, Colo., Oct 28- Seasoned U.S. politicians trailing Donald Trump and Ben Carson for the Republican presidential nomination are eager to shift the campaign focus to the economy and policy in Wednesday's debate and expose what they see as weaknesses in the two front-runners. Former Florida Governor Bush, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, Ohio...

  • BOULDER, Colo., Oct 27- Seasoned U.S. politicians trailing Donald Trump and Ben Carson for the Republican presidential nomination are eager to shift the campaign focus to the economy and policy in Wednesday's debate and expose what they see as weaknesses in the two front-runners. Former Florida Governor Bush, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, Ohio...

  • Oct 20- Dave Ulery was set to build his "forever home" on his family's 26- acre property near the Ozark mountain foothills in Arkansas when a knock on the door heralded trouble. The visitor represented Clean Line Energy Partners LLC, a Texas company established to build transmission lines for carrying wind and solar power. Already this year, regulators in Missouri...

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 16- A rare glimpse at figures for a number of Wal-Mart Stores Inc's China outlets shows sales slid 6 percent last year, casting a shadow over the firm's target for China to account for a quarter of its global retail growth over the next five years. The U.S. retail giant doesn't break out its China store sales, but a local joint venture partner submitted...

  • Oct 9- Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Friday named a new chief financial officer and installed a chief merchant, marking the latest shuffling of its management ranks as the retailer grapples with sluggish earnings. The world's largest retailer by revenue said 47- year old Brett Biggs, who runs the finances of company's international division, would take over the CFO...