Top News & Analysis Arkansas

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    From states with sluggish economies to the worst education systems, find out what sets these locales back to make them the bottom 10.

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    You'll be surprised at the most affordable places to live in the U.S., thanks to low food prices, great home values and low utility costs.

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- BancorpSouth Inc has agreed to pay $10.6 million to settle civil charges that it discriminated against African-American prospective home buyers in the Memphis area as well as in parts of neighboring Mississippi and Arkansas, the U.S. government said on Wednesday. The U.S. Justice Department and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said...

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- BancorpSouth Inc has agreed to pay $10.6 million to settle civil charges that it discriminated against African-American prospective home buyers in the Memphis area as well as in parts of neighboring Mississippi and Arkansas, the U.S. government said on Wednesday. The U.S. Justice Department and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said...

  • June 28- The battle over abortion was expected to shift to measures focusing on the fetus in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down a Texas law enacted in the name of maternal health. The 5-3 ruling held that Texas clinic regulations put an undue burden on women seeking abortion, a right established in the court's landmark 1973 Roe v.

  • June 27- The battle over abortion was expected to shift to measures focusing on the fetus in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down a Texas law enacted in the name of maternal health. The 5-3 ruling held that Texas clinic regulations put an undue burden on women seeking abortion, a right established in the court's landmark 1973 Roe v.

  • District Judge Sam Cummings in Lubbock, Texas, agreed with the National Federation of Independent Business and other groups that the Department of Labor's so-called "persuader rule" impermissibly did away with a provision of federal law that exempts employers from disclosing when they merely receive advice on responding to union organizing.

  • BOSTON, June 15- Sig Sauer Inc, maker of the semi-automatic rifle believed to have been used in the Orlando shooting rampage, has been growing rapidly in the United States, with plans to sell more silencers and ammunition while vying for a contract to supply several hundred thousand handguns to the U.S. military. Though not as well known as publicly traded U.S....

  • NEW YORK, June 14- Green Plains Inc said on Tuesday it plans to build and operate its first export-import fuels terminal in Beaumont, Texas, the latest in a string of expansion moves by the country's fourth-largest ethanol producer. The Omaha, Nebraska- based company has formed a joint venture with Jefferson Gulf Coast Energy Partners at Jefferson's existing...

  • WASHINGTON, June 9- Twenty-one U.S. states led by Texas and Arkansas on Thursday announced a lawsuit against Delaware, accusing it of violating federal law by snatching up to $400 million in unclaimed checks that should have gone to other states. "Delaware has our money," Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said at a news conference outside the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., June 3- Wal-Mart Stores Inc executives touted the technology investments the world's No. 1 retailer is making to boost online sales, during the annual shareholder meeting on Friday. In 2015, Wal-Mart's online sales rose 12.3 percent to $13.7 billion, which was less than the jump of more than the 16 percent for market leader Amazon.com Inc, to...

  • The world's largest retailer said it would begin test deliveries within the next two weeks in Denver and Phoenix. Wal-Mart's warehouse unit Sams Club began a pilot in March with startup Deliv to dispatch groceries to business customers in Miami. The largest grocer in the United States is already expanding its online order options to offer grocery deliveries...

  • *OPEC members unlikely to agree on cuts this week. May 30- Oil prices inched up toward $50 a barrel on Monday, although uncertainty ahead of an OPEC producer-group meeting later in the week was expected to cap gains. While OPEC has been unable to agree on an output freeze to support prices, Iraq was the latest Middle East producer to raise its export quota ahead of the...

  • *Wiseman to take up BlackRock role in September. *Wiseman will lead BlackRock's stock-picking team. Wiseman will be replaced by Mark Machin, the head of CPPIB's international operations.

  • Walmart Pay expands to more stores

    The mobile payment service now reaches roughly one thousand stores throughout five US states.

  • Wal-Mart Check out

    Walmart Pay expanded its reach to around 1,000 stores on Tuesday after rolling out in Texas and Arkansas.

  • Among the states affected are Florida and Oklahoma, which have been among the leaders in executions since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976.. Drug scarcity is also an obstacle for Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee and Wyoming. Ohio, which has executed 53 inmates since...

  • MCX Chief Executive Officer Brian Mooney said in a statement the consortium of retailers, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Target Corp, would focus on partnering with banks and other businesses after scrapping the planned retail launch. The postponement comes the same day that Wal-Mart launched its own mobile payment system, first unveiled late last year,...

  • WILMINGTON, Del., May 13- A Delaware judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. shareholders who accused the board of the world's largest retailer of trying to cover up bribes paid by company executives in Mexico. Chancellor Andre Bouchard of the Court of Chancery in Wilmington said an earlier dismissal by an Arkansas judge of a nearly identical...

  • WILMINGTON, Del., May 13- A Delaware judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. shareholders who accused the board of the world's largest retailer of trying to cover up bribes paid by company executives in Mexico. Chancellor Andre Bouchard of the Court of Chancery in Wilmington said an earlier dismissal by an Arkansas judge of a nearly identical...