Oil prices rose $1.39 to close at $63.36 on Nymex. That came after more political unrest in the Mid-East. Also frightening investors -- retail sales results from last month, which came in OK -- but a bit under expectations from Wall Street. Wal-Mart posted comps of %3.2 percent, in line with calls by analysts. The Dow lost -28.02 (-0.25%) to close at 11,025.51. The NASDAQ lost -3.53 (-0.15%) to finish at 2,311.11 and the S&P 500 lost -2.10 (-0.16%) to finish at 1,289.14. Local stocks posted mostly negative results. Tyson Foods (TSN) lost -1.23% to close at $13.63. JB Hunt (JBHT) lost -1.21% to close at $23.68. Acxiom (ACXM) finished flat at $26.05 and Wal-Mart (WMT) lost -0.20% to close at $45.06 Today, we`ll see the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment numbers for February -- revised. We`ll also see the ISM Services numbers for the same month. Earnings today come from Dillard`s, and others. Overseas in Asia last night the Nikkei dropped nearly a full percent at the mid-day break in Tokyo, reaching 15,773.48. Back in the U.S., in extended hours trading, the NASDAQ 100 Afterhours Indicator rose +1.44 (+0.09%)to close the night at 1,695.22.
Strong Winds Rip Roof Off Siloam Springs Home
SILOAM SPRINGS, AR. --- One Northwest Arkansas family surveyed the damage on Tuesday morning after a possible tornado touched down in Siloam Springs.
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Springdale Woman Accused of Stealing Mother's Health Funds
FAYETTEVILLE, AR-- A Springdale woman stands accused of stealing thousands of dollars from her mother's healthcare funds.
Swanson Named to Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List
Swanson is on the Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List for the third consecutive season
Arkansas opens SEC Tourney with Ole Miss
The 15th-ranked Arkansas baseball team will face 21st ranked Ole Miss Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.
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