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A sign is seen outside Wal-Mart headquarters in Bentonville in this 2012 file photo.

Wal-Mart earnings fall, but online sales surge

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart's fourth-quarter earnings fell nearly 18 percent as the world's largest retailer was hurt by its investments in e-commerce and stores. Continue reading...

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Former President Bill ...

Staton BreidenthalFormer President Bill Clinton walks on stage at the 2013 dedication of the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock.

Bill swaps manufacturers' incentive

Subscriber onlyThe Senate's calendar for Monday includes a bill that would phase out the InvestArk tax-credit program in exchange for providing a sales-tax exemption for manufacturers on purchases related to repairing machinery and equipment. Continue reading...

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Caterpillar’s global headquarters ...

RON JOHNSONCaterpillar’s global headquarters sits in downtown Peoria, Ill. The company recently decided to move 300 top headquarters jobs to the Chicago area.

Sales up 3.7% for new U.S. housing

3 regions see rise; West falls 4.4%

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Americans bought more new homes in January after a steep fall-off the previous month, a sign the housing market is healthy despite higher mortgage rates. Continue reading...