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Jessica Seaman

Business reporter

Business reporter

Recent Stories by Jessica Seaman

Oil production to reach peak in April, according to report

posted: 04/15/2015 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Oil production from the nation's shale formations is approaching its peak -- at least in the short term.

Tanks full of oil, U.S. refineries to pump out cheap summer gas

posted: 04/13/2015 1:56 a.m. Discuss

The United States has so much excess oil -- a product of booming production from the nation's shale formations -- that it is running out of places to store it.

Murphy weathering oil-price drop, CEO says

posted: 04/13/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Oil prices have collapsed before -- the 2008 financial crisis is a recent example.

Museum Center to add 4 tech firms

posted: 04/10/2015 2:07 a.m. Comment 1

The Museum Center building in Little Rock's River Market District will be getting four new tenants this year, and they all have one thing in common: technology.

Conway firms said near LR move

posted: 04/08/2015 2:08 a.m. Comments 3

Conway-based tech firms Inuvo Inc. and PrivacyStar are negotiating a lease to move into office space in Little Rock's River Market District, sources familiar with the talks said Tuesday.

Insurance costs said to spur no-tobacco rules

posted: 04/05/2015 1:42 a.m. Discuss

The new plan by Arkansas Children's Hospital to no longer hire smokers is a growing trend at medical facilities, but since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the decades-old movement of workplace wellness programs has accelerated in all business sectors, analysts said.

Children's Hospital saying no to new hires who smoke

updated: 04/01/2015 4:06 a.m. Comments 29

Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock has a new message for potential employees: Smokers need not apply.

Yemen conflict spooks oil prices higher

posted: 03/27/2015 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Volatility has entered the international oil market as escalating fighting in Yemen fuels concern about Middle East crude supplies.

Windstream changes focus of leadership

posted: 03/22/2015 2:16 a.m. Comment 1

Windstream Holdings Inc. changed leaders in December -- and a period of change isn't over yet for the telecom company.

Shale client lost, firm lays off 200

posted: 03/21/2015 3:54 a.m. Discuss

M&M Environmental Group, an oil-field services company based in Conway, laid off 200 employees Friday after losing a contract with Fayetteville Shale driller Southwestern Energy Co.

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