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Baker Hughes lays off 28 in Shreveport

Subscriber onlyA corporation that provides services for the oil and gas industry is laying off 28 employees at its Shreveport facility. Baker Hughes notified the state of the layoffs in a letter late last week. Continue reading...

U.S. sugar program snags Pacific trade talks

Subscriber onlyA sweet deal for American sugar farmers is compounding delays in a proposed trade agreement affecting 40 percent of the world's economy. Continue reading...

Car innovators looking for own roads to success

Technology helps motorists dodge lights, find parking

Subscriber onlyA veteran computer scientist hates sitting in his car at stoplights, so he creates software that makes the experience less annoying. A former engineering professor wants to double the range of today's electric vehicles. And an aeronautics expert believes flying cars shouldn't be science fiction. Continue reading...

Coal firm says trees can offset its output

Subscriber onlyTom Clarke is planting the seed that he hopes will save, or at least cushion the fall, of the coal industry that is so tied to the Appalachian region he calls home. Continue reading...

Windows 10 search bar finds stuff lost in transition

Subscriber onlyA reader told us he was glad he installed the free Windows 10. Then his digital world crashed. He couldn't find Picasa, the program he uses for editing his family photos. He asked us to organize a search party. Here's what the posse found: Continue reading...

Pentagon funds flexible-sensor venture

Subscriber onlyDefense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft. Continue reading...

Disney plans all-out 'Star Wars' toys push

Subscriber onlyFor "Star Wars" fans, Christmas is coming early this year: on Friday, when the toys tied to Walt Disney Co.'s first film in the space-adventure series go on sale. Continue reading...

'Good reason' to lift rate, Fed official says

Subscriber onlyFederal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer left the door open Saturday for a Fed rate increase in September, saying the factors that have kept inflation below the central bank's target level have begun to fade. Continue reading...

Low oil prices will linger longer

Experts: OPEC’s strategy fails to cut U.S. production

Subscriber onlyWhen crude prices first plummeted last year in the face of a global oil glut, OPEC had one response: Keep pumping oil. Continue reading...

Walther Arms designs .45-caliber ACP gun

Pistol’s features similar to PPK wielded by Bond

Subscriber onlyFamous for making the pistols carried by British secret agent James Bond, German gun-maker Walther is releasing its PPQ handgun chambered in the American .45-caliber ACP cartridge. Continue reading...

Car tech not used by many in survey

Subscriber onlyDrivers are shunning much of the technology that automakers are stuffing in cars. It amounts to a waste of billions of dollars in investment that's ultimately paid for by consumers, according to automotive research firm J.D. Power. Continue reading...

Workplace firm holds grand opening

Subscriber onlyBentonville Workplace at 900 S.E. Fifth St., Suite 22, offers private offices, virtual office services and conference room rentals to businesses of all sizes. The company started accepting business users in June and celebrated its grand opening last week. Continue reading...

Iron market lays an egg, so miner sells them

Subscriber onlyThe iron-ore business is so lousy that one Canadian mining company is shelving its biggest project and starting a new venture: selling Australian eggs to China. Continue reading...

Job market trends speak well for translators

Subscriber onlyWhen Dawn Taylor, 37, a doctoral candidate at Pennsylvania State University, started her part-time translation business in February 2013, she earned $15,000 that year. Continue reading...

Fidelity said to consider dropping two major cash-back card partners

Subscriber onlyFidelity Investments is considering dropping American Express Co. and Bank of America Corp. to find new partners and better terms for one of the top-rated cash-back credit cards in the United States, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Continue reading...