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LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-- The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration has revised its general revenue forecast for the current fiscal year down 0.3 percent from a previous forecast, officials said Monday.
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2- College savings plans are better deals than they were a few years ago, but there are still a few clunkers out there. Each fall, investment research firm Morningstar singles out the nation's best 529 college savings plans.
*Currently heads Wal-Mart's international division. Nov 25- Wal-Mart Stores Inc has named veteran executive Doug McMillon as its next chief executive, in a bet that his experience running its international unit will bolster growth at the world's largest retailer.
NEW YORK, Nov 22- The price of benchmark Brent crude oil rose for a second straight session on Friday on short-covering while U.S. soybeans surged on data showing bullish exports. Cotton sank 2 percent and touched a more than 10- month low, weighed by supply pressures, demand worries, and long liquidation.
Nov 18- Tyson Foods Inc reported a 28 percent jump in quarterly profit on Monday, helped by higher chicken sales and a rebound in its beef business, and said it expected to benefit from lower grain costs this fiscal year.
Nov 18- Tyson Foods Inc reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly profit, helped by higher chicken sales and a rebound in its beef business. Shares of the largest U.S. meat processor rose 4 percent to $30.00 in premarket trade on Monday. Tyson's chicken sales rose 2.4 percent to $3.16 billion in the fourth quarter ended Sept. 28.
Just ask Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer. When it sought a foothold in east Africa, it sparked a family feud in one of its acquisition targets, Kenya's Naivas supermarket chain.
WASHINGTON, Nov 6- Exxon Mobil Pipeline Co faces a fine of nearly $2.7 million for a pipeline spill of thousands of barrels of Canadian crude oil in an Arkansas suburb last spring, the U.S. pipeline safety office said on Wednesday. Senator Mark Pryor, an Arkansas Democrat, praised the PHMSA's decision on Wednesday.
Nov 5- As Alice and Rick Sofield of Alexandria, Virginia, recently discovered, being the parents of a teenage driver can be an expensive proposition. The Sofields' 16- year-old daughter, Charlotte, earned her driver's license last March. The result: some $2,500 damage, which insurance paid for, and dents and scratches on her mother's Chevrolet Suburban.
NEW YORK, Nov 1- A leading commodities index sank to its weakest since June 2012 on Friday as upbeat data bolstered the dollar and hurt oil and gold prices, while natural gas prices hurtled lower for a fifth straight session due to forecasts of mild weather.
WASHINGTON, Oct 31- The world's largest retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Thursday announced three new manufacturing projects by suppliers in the United States to produce footwear, curtains and glassware as part of a broader commitment to "buy American." Bill Simon, Wal-Mart's U.S. president and CEO, made the announcement with U.S.
*White House: signup can take place right up to March 31. WASHINGTON, Oct 23- The contractors for the government's troubled healthcare website sought to deflect blame on Wednesday as more Democrats voiced concerns about the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy.
NEW YORK, Oct 23- Frustrated by the new U.S. federal and state health insurance exchanges? "You still have some time, and you should take it," says Carrie McLean, director of customer service for eHealth Inc, which runs the private insurance marketplace eHealthinsurance.com.
Oct 22- Health insurer Centene Corp raised its revenue growth forecast for 2014 based on a new Medicaid contract win in Florida and expansion of others. Centene confirmed that glitches stopped consumers from accessing its plans, which are currently listed on federal exchanges in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi, Ohio and Texas.
Oct 22- Health insurer Centene Corp raised its full-year revenue forecast and reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as it benefits from expanded coverage, improved rates and a contract in Kansas.
Hours after Congress passed the measure, the Club for Growth and the Senate Conservatives Fund endorsed Chris McDaniel, the Tea Party Republican from Mississippi who is running for the seat occupied by Senator Thad Cochran.
Oct 17- Tesoro Logistics LP detected anomalies during an inspection of its 20- year-old North Dakota pipeline just days before the line ruptured and spilled 20,600 barrels of oil onto farmland, the company said on Thursday. North Dakota regulators said corrosion on the pipeline may have caused the spill.
*Wal-Mart closing some 50 stores in Brazil and China. Oct 15- Wal-Mart Stores Inc expects slightly stronger sales growth next year as it makes changes such as opening more smaller U.S. stores and shutting 50 poorly performing stores in Brazil and China, executives said on Tuesday.
Oct 15- Wal-Mart Stores Inc is taking a number of steps, from closing poorly performing operations in Brazil and China to opening smaller U.S. stores, as it moves to improve results in the face of difficult conditions worldwide.
Oct 15- Wal-Mart Stores Inc plans to use some of its large U.S. stores as distribution centers for nearby smaller stores, a move that could help the chain keep goods in stock and cut costs, Walmart U.S. While Wal-Mart has not yet given specific details of how the shutdown is affecting its business, it was blunt that it is seeing an impact.