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Jessica Seaman

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Jobless rate dips to 6.2% in state

posted: 08/19/2014 3:41 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' unemployment rate dropped to 6.2 percent in July from a revised 6.3 percent in June, and the state's labor force continued to decline, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Monday.

Fayetteville Shale playing a smaller role

posted: 08/10/2014 2:35 a.m. Discuss

With the Fayetteville Shale playing a smaller role in the nation's shale energy boom, companies mining for sand crucial to hydraulic fracturing are looking to larger markets outside of Arkansas to sell their product.

Acxiom posts loss in quarter

posted: 08/05/2014 2:54 a.m. Discuss

Acxiom Corp. reported a $7.6 million loss in the first quarter of its 2015 fiscal year, the second quarterly loss in a row for the Little Rock company.

Pump prices start August down

posted: 08/02/2014 4:10 a.m. Discuss

Abundant gasoline and weaker demand is nudging retail gasoline prices lower, energy analysts said Friday.

Trucker reports $722,000 in profit

posted: 08/01/2014 1:57 a.m. Discuss

USA Truck Inc. on Thursday reported a net income of $722,000 for its second quarter, giving the company its first quarterly profit in three years.

Murphy Oil selling its refinery in Wales

posted: 08/01/2014 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Murphy Oil Corp.'s chief executive officer said Thursday that the company will be able to transfer about $550 million back to the United States after the sale of its assets in the United Kingdom.

Profit falls 68% at Murphy Oil; high costs cited

posted: 07/31/2014 2:50 a.m. Discuss

Murphy Oil Corp. on Wednesday reported a 67.9 percent drop in second-quarter profit.

Windstream seeks fixed-asset trust

posted: 07/30/2014 3:02 a.m. Discuss

Windstream Holdings Inc. shares surged 12 percent Tuesday after the company said it would spin off some of its assets into a publicly traded real estate investment trust.

Sex-orientation rules in place, firms in state say

posted: 07/26/2014 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Several Arkansas companies that hold federal contracts or that have provided services to the government say they will review their employment policies in light of an order signed Monday by President Barack Obama protecting the employment of gay and transgender employees.

Murphy Malaysia suitors reported

posted: 07/22/2014 2:15 a.m. Discuss

The sale of a portion of Murphy Oil Corp.'s oil and gas assets in Malaysia would extend the reserve life of the company's resources, industry analysts said Monday.

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