LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Arkansas Business) -- Wall Street gets off to a mixed start this week.

The Dow slipped 14 to 13-8-81. The Nasdaq getting a lift, up four to 31-54. The S&P down three to 1,500.

Caterpillar Inc. was part of what was giving investors some mixed feelings about the economy yesterday.

The construction equipment producer, with a plant in North Little Rock, reported fourth-quarter net income that went beyond expectations.

But the company says its profit for the quarter was sliced in half after a bad deal in China and global growth began to slow.

Still, Caterpillar stock ending highher, up $1.87 to $97.45.

Here in Arkansas, Windstream Corp. of Little Rock has announced it is closing 30, or about half, of its retail locations across 11 states, including one in Arkansas.

A spokesman says the shift comes as more customers shop online.

Windstream's Harrison store is the only Arkansas location that will close.

About 60 employees nationally will be affected by the closures, and the locations should be closed by the end of February.

Elsewhere, a revival on Little Rock's Main Street, with the announcement of a new tenant.

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra says its moving its offices from its Heights location at St. John Catholic Center to the first floor of the old M.M. Cohn Building and part of the neighboring Arkansas Building.

The Symphony looking to move into its new space by this summer. This, as it also pursues $100,000 in grant funding to renovate its new location.

The Main Street buildings are part of a redevelopment of mixed-use sites in that neighborhood, with historic tax credits part of the funding.

(Source: Arkansas Business)

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