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Jessica Seaman

Business reporter

Business reporter

Recent Stories by Jessica Seaman

Gas driller to cut state outlays 40%

posted: 02/28/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Southwestern Energy Co., the main driller operating in the Fayetteville Shale, has announced plans to cut spending in Arkansas by 40 percent this year.

Acxiom job cuts hit some in state

posted: 02/26/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Acxiom Corp. is laying off part of its workforce, including about 25 employees in central Arkansas, as the company combines with the San Francisco-based tech startup it purchased last year for $310 million.

Losses sap Windstream share price

posted: 02/25/2015 2:11 a.m. Discuss

Windstream Holdings Inc.'s shares tumbled more than 8 percent Tuesday after the telecommunications firm reported a loss for both its 2014 fourth quarter and fiscal year.

Holiday sales drive Dillard's 4th-quarter profit up 9.6%

posted: 02/24/2015 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Dillard's Inc. on Monday reported a profit of $130.5 million for its fourth quarter, a 9.6 percent increase from the same period in the previous fiscal year.

Oil drillers dial back as gas firms did in '12

posted: 02/22/2015 2:05 a.m. Comment 1

When natural-gas prices plunged in 2012, energy producers found refuge in the nation's liquid-rich shale formations where they could pump out oil, natural gas and natural-gas liquids for a larger profit.

Natural-gas supply tops 5-year average, U.S. report says

posted: 02/20/2015 2:07 a.m. Discuss

A government report Thursday showed a surplus in the U.S. natural gas stockpile, almost a year after the nation's inventory plunged to an 11-year low.

Firms rethink shifting fleets to natural gas

posted: 02/15/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

The prospect of cheaper gasoline has prompted some companies and cities, at least tentatively, to reconsider plans to convert their fleets of cars, trucks and buses to run on natural gas.

Low crude prices distress oil field servicers

posted: 02/08/2015 2:37 a.m. Discuss

U.S. oil producers are starting to cut spending this year and are idling drilling rigs. That's not good news for the oil field services companies that now face the possibility of declining business and layoffs.

Acxiom reports upswing in profit

posted: 02/05/2015 2:17 a.m. Discuss

After a string of quarterly losses, Acxiom Corp. on Wednesday reported its first profit for the company's 2015 fiscal year.

Murphy USA credits wholesale fuel costs for 5% gain in profit

posted: 02/05/2015 2:17 a.m. Discuss

Murphy USA Inc. on Wednesday reported a 5 percent jump in fourth-quarter profit for 2014.

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