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Jessica Seaman

Business reporter

Business reporter

Recent Stories by Jessica Seaman

Layoffs again hit Acxiom workers

posted: 10/07/2015 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

Acxiom Corp. laid off at least 30 employees Tuesday, a source familiar with the job cuts told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Airline plans to link LR, Big Easy

posted: 09/30/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

GLO, a New Orleans-based airline, announced plans Tuesday to offer daily, nonstop flights from Little Rock's Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport starting in November.

Oil slump depleting energy-sector firms

posted: 09/26/2015 2:43 a.m. Discuss

The oil market slump is continuing to weigh on the shares of energy sector companies and is slowing investment in the industry.

U.S. rigs flag; OPEC watches

posted: 09/20/2015 3:31 a.m. Discuss

A year after OPEC first took steps to defend its share of the global oil market against other producers, there are signs that U.S. production growth is slowing and that the cartel's strategy to stifle the North American shale boom has been successful.

Energy-price break in winter forecast; lower costs seen for gasoline, propane, natural gas

posted: 09/16/2015 4:55 a.m. Discuss

U.S. consumers should expect to see lower propane, natural gas and gasoline prices this fall and winter as the market continues to deal with a supply glut, analysts say, but the extra cash in consumer checking accounts is still going to savings and to pay down debt, and not back into the retail economy.

Bargain pump prices ready to go even lower

updated: 09/10/2015 3:45 a.m. Comments 8

Retail gasoline prices, at their lowest in 11 years over the Labor Day weekend, are set to tumble even further this year to a national average of just over $2 a gallon, according to a report released Wednesday.

Gas pipe in river gets post-breach rock layer

posted: 09/04/2015 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Spectra Energy began covering its main transmission line under the Arkansas River with a layer of rock this week in response to signs that the river's current played a part in the violent rupture of its parallel, backup pipeline in May.

Driller to pay U.S. for trespass in state

posted: 09/03/2015 2:12 a.m. Discuss

A subsidiary of Southwestern Energy Co. has agreed to pay $950,000 to the United States in a settlement of a mineral trespass claim, the U.S. attorney's office for the Eastern District of Arkansas said.

Low oil prices will linger longer

posted: 08/30/2015 3:13 a.m. Comment 1

When crude prices first plummeted last year in the face of a global oil glut, OPEC had one response: Keep pumping oil.

Oil's slump hits 6-year low

updated: 08/20/2015 4:07 a.m. Discuss

Oil prices tumbled to a six-year low Wednesday on signs a global glut will persist.



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