Gregg had been adviser to Goldman Sachs. Senator Judd Gregg as chief executive officer, in a move that may signal a desire to mend fences with ordinary Americans and U.S. Congress.
NEW YORK-- Target Corp.' s first-quarter financial results Wednesday should offer insight into how its shoppers are grappling with a payroll tax and other financial issues.
NEW YORK-- An analyst said Friday that he's not surprised that Wal-Mart's first-quarter performance was weak, given conditions such as an increased payroll tax and unseasonably cool weather. Thursday Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported that its first-quarter profit edged up just slightly.
*Tornado strikes area of Habitat for Humanity homes. GRANBURY, Texas, May 16- At least six people were killed when a powerful tornado ripped through a neighborhood including a Habitat for Humanity low income housing area in the north Texas town of Granbury on Wednesday, marking the deadliest severe storm outbreak in the United States this year.
DALLAS, May 16- At least six people were killed and seven were missing after as many as 10 tornadoes ripped through north-central Texas Wednesday evening, leaving a trail of destruction from the worst severe storm outbreak in the United States so far this year.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-- Dillard's Inc. reported improved first-quarter profit Wednesday, as the department store operator benefited from one-time gains and better sales in its stores. Dillard's earned $117.2 million, or $2.50 per share, for the quarter that ended May 4.
Plains states rose 20 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier, with acreage commanding record prices because of red-hot demand for cropland in the world's biggest food-exporting nation, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City said on Wednesday.
Plains states rose 20 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier, with acreage commanding record prices because of red-hot demand for cropland in the world's biggest food exporting nation, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City said on Wednesday.
HONOLULU-- The latest version of the U.S. Senate immigration reform bill restores Medicaid eligibility to migrants from three Pacific island nations in Micronesia. In exchange, the U.S. military controls extensive strategic land and water in the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and China.
WASHINGTON, May 14- The Senate Agriculture Committee approved a farm bill on Tuesday, costing $500 billion over a decade, that would expand the scope of the federally subsidized crop insurance program and modestly trim spending on food stamps for the poor. The 1,000- page bill now goes to the Senate floor, where a vote could be called as soon as this month.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-- Arkansas' chief economic development official expects construction on the proposed $1.1 billion Big River Steel plant near Osceola to begin by the fall _ though a portion of its financing and final permissions from state regulators are still pending.
CHICAGO-- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she supports a woman's right to choose to have an abortion, but feels her predecessors' landmark Roe v. Ginsburg, one of the most liberal members of the nation's high court, spoke Saturday at the University of Chicago Law School.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-- Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has rejected the wording of a proposal to ask voters to approve a new law that would use federal Medicaid dollars to purchase private insurance for thousands of low-income residents.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-- Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Tuesday he's concerned about the public health implications of an oil spill earlier this year in Mayflower.
The Department of Financial Services, at the direction of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, has subpoenaed 10 companies involved in the business, the governor said on Tuesday. Cuomo announced the subpoenas after the New York Times published a front-page story on April 28 describing the pension advance business.
May 7- Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, the largest U.S. brokerage and majority-owned by Morgan Stanley, has expanded its adviser force in New York and Tennessee with veteran hires from brokerages Wells Fargo Advisors and Stifel, Nicolaus& Co..
HOUSTON/ NEW YORK, May 5- The U.S. oil and gas renaissance that has bestowed unexpected prosperity on states from North Dakota to Pennsylvania and boosted distillate production to a record high in the Midwest is also causing pockets of fuel scarcity: just ask Arkansas.
NEW YORK, May 3- U.S. natural gas futures ended higher on Friday in choppy trade, underpinned by short-covering ahead of the weekend after three straight losing sessions despite some overnight selling that drove the front contract to a four-week low.
AUSTIN, Texas, May 2- Tens of thousands of National Rifle Association members gather in Houston this weekend for the first time since the U.S. Senate rejected a plan to expand background checks for gun buyers, but NRA officials said attendees would not sit back to celebrate victory.
CALGARY, Alberta, May 2- Murphy Oil Corp has changed it mind and will not sell its 5 percent stake in Alberta's Syncrude oil sands project and its shale-gas properties in Western Canada, the company said on Thursday.