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Acxiom reports 3Q loss of $1.4M

posted: 02/05/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Acxiom Corp. recorded a loss of $1.4 million for its fiscal 2016 third quarter, missing analysts' estimates.

News in brief

posted: 02/05/2016 2:16 a.m. Discuss

City in Texas to get Windstream Kinetic

Pharma CEO Shkreli refuses to testify to lawmakers

posted: 02/04/2016 11:34 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — Pharmaceutical chief Martin Shkreli refused to testify Thursday in an appearance before U.S. lawmakers over severe hikes for a drug sold by a company that he acquired.

North Little Rock-based merchant acquires 'Tales from the South' radio show

posted: 02/04/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock-based Bourbon & Boots, an online merchant that sells gifts, jewelry and clothing, has purchased radio show and media company Tales from the South.

NW Arkansas posts jobless rate of 3.2%

posted: 02/04/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Northwest Arkansas' unemployment rate was 3.2 percent in December, the lowest among the state's metropolitan areas, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Wednesday.

Arkansas Index dips 0.49; 11 issues fall

posted: 02/04/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Index, a price-weighted index that tracks the largest public companies based in the state, fell 0.49 to 290.91 Wednesday.

LR tech park loans lowered to $17.1M to reflect appraisal

posted: 02/04/2016 2:05 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board on Wednesday reduced the amount it will borrow to buy property in the first phase of the $100 million tech hub.

ArcBest profit plunges 66%

posted: 02/04/2016 2:02 a.m. Discuss

ArcBest Corp. reported a 66 percent decline in net income and a 2.5 percent drop in revenue during the fourth quarter of 2015, results that led the Fort Smith-based company's stock to tumble Wednesday.

Murphy USA set to sell pipeline

posted: 02/04/2016 2 a.m. Discuss

Murphy USA Inc. said Wednesday that the company will sell a pipeline system for about $85 million to an undisclosed buyer.

Chinese company looking in, outside state for mill site

posted: 02/04/2016 1:59 a.m. Discuss

A Chinese company that expressed interest in November in building a $1.36 billion pulp mill in south Arkansas is also considering other states for the mill.

Business news in brief

updated: 02/04/2016 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Acxiom to discuss 3rd-quarter results Acxiom Corp. will hold a conference call today to discuss its fiscal 2016 third-quarter financial results, which the company will release after markets close.

SourceGas approved to charge $8M more

posted: 02/03/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

The parties to a rate increase by SourceGas Inc. agreed that the natural gas supplier should be allowed to have an increase of about $8 million, according to a filing Tuesday at the state Public Service Commission.

Coulson seeks OK to rebuild Little Rock store

posted: 02/03/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Coulson Oil Co. is seeking permission to expand and upgrade the Shell convenience store at 800 Broadway, a project that includes adding landscaping and moving the fuel pumps away from one of downtown Little Rock's busiest thoroughfares.

Used-car group sued by AG; abuses cited

posted: 02/03/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas attorney general's office said Tuesday that it has filed a lawsuit against a group of automobile dealerships alleging that they are "engaging in deceptive practices by selling and financing used vehicles then using prohibited collection methods against Arkansas consumers."

State index off 5.26; Car-Mart gains 1.3%

posted: 02/03/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Index, a price-weighted index that tracks the largest public companies based in the state, dropped 5.26 to 291.40 Tuesday.

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