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Wooden structure in plans for Chicago

Mass timber safe as steel, more environmentally friendly, developer assures

Subscriber only Real estate developer Hines said it plans to build a six-story, 270,000-square-foot office building on Chicago's North Side that will be the largest mass timber structure built in the United States in the modern construction era. Continue reading...

Stocks start day low, keep sliding

Subscriber onlyTechnology companies led U.S. stocks lower Wednesday, giving the market its biggest loss since early September. Continue reading...

Business news in brief

Subscriber onlyCar-Mart to release quarterly earnings Continue reading...

In Little Rock talks, author of 'Catch Me If You Can,' two business leaders warn of online trickery

Such cons can be ruinous, they say

Subscriber onlyOnline fraud can devastate a business or a consumer, three experts on fighting fraud said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Shale oil, gas predicted to reign

Energy agency sees U.S. output outpacing biggest-ever gains

Subscriber onlyThe supply surge from U.S. shale oil and gas will beat the biggest gains seen in the history of the industry, the International Energy Agency predicted Tuesday. Continue reading...

For Home Depot, 3Q sales surge on storms

Subscriber onlySales at Home Depot surged during the third quarter, a period marked by massive rebuilding efforts after severe hurricanes struck Florida and Texas, wildfires consumed entire neighborhoods in the West and earthquakes rattled Mexico. Continue reading...

FDA approves pill with sensor to track when patients take it

Subscriber onlyU.S. regulators approved the first medicine with an embedded sensor to help keep track of whether patients with mental illness are adhering to their prescriptions. Continue reading...

Buffett's firm sells more IBM shares

Subscriber onlyWarren Buffett's company sold almost a third of its remaining IBM shares in the third quarter and made several tweaks to its stock investments. Continue reading...

Indexes slip as energy stocks drop

Subscriber onlyEnergy companies led U.S. stocks modestly lower Tuesday, erasing the small gains the market made a day earlier. Continue reading...

Business news in brief

Subscriber onlyWholesale prices up 0.4% in October Continue reading...

Fed flags tardy auto-loan payments

Subscriber onlyA rising number of Americans are unable to make the monthly payments on their car or truck loans and are in danger of having the vehicles repossessed, according to data released Tuesday from the New York Federal Reserve. Continue reading...

Senate panel strikes deal on easing rules for financial firms

Subscriber onlyThe Republican leader of a key Senate panel has struck a deal with moderate Democrats to ease regulatory burdens on financial firms, setting up one of the best chances in years for lawmakers to make major changes to rules passed in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Continue reading...

GE cuts quarterly dividend by half

CEO reveals plans to sharpen focus, shed some units

Subscriber onlyGeneral Electric, the nation's largest industrial company, cut its dividend Monday, only the second time it has done so since the Great Depression. Continue reading...

Qualcomm spurns buyout bid of $135B by Broadcom

Subscriber onlyQualcomm Inc. rejected Broadcom Ltd.'s $135 billion buyout bid, kicking off what analysts see as possibly the largest technology takeover battle in history. Continue reading...

Home health care jobs on rise

Field among fastest-growing, but wages low, benefits few

Subscriber onlyThe largest two categories of America's fastest-growing jobs offer some of the country's lowest wages and weakest benefits. Continue reading...