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Jessica Seaman

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As crude prices drop, state biofuels take hit

posted: 01/26/2015 2:27 a.m. Discuss

Pinnacle Biofuels in Crossett is about to enter a second month of running at reduced capacity -- a course plant manager Brad Dobson said he hopes to end by March.

Airline costs falling; fares not so much, say analysts

updated: 01/21/2015 4:13 a.m. Discuss

Airlines are expected to see a big jump in revenue this year as the cost of jet fuel declines. An international airline trade group said airfares will shrink 5 percent as a result of cheaper fuel, but some analysts say it will be a while before passengers flying out of Little Rock or Northwest Arkansas see lower prices.

Still room to fall for pump prices, gas watchers say

updated: 01/16/2015 2:39 a.m. Discuss

Motorists in Arkansas are filling up with some of the cheapest gasoline in six years, the result of a turbulent oil market heavy with supply.

Some pain predicted as oil prices slide to 6-year low

updated: 01/13/2015 1:07 a.m. Comments 2

The drop in oil prices continued Monday as crude reached its lowest level in about six years.

Of homes in state, late fall's sales rise

posted: 01/09/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas homebuyers were busy in November -- typically a slow period in real estate -- as sales rose 10.4 percent compared with November 2013, the Arkansas Realtors Association said Thursday.

U.S. oil prices rise but stay below $50

posted: 01/08/2015 2:33 a.m. Discuss

Oil prices rebounded slightly Wednesday but remain below $50 a barrel in the U.S., adding to uncertainty about when the market will stabilize.

Crude oil dips below $50 a barrel

posted: 01/06/2015 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Fear that falling oil prices are a sign of global economic weakness sent Wall Street tumbling Monday.

Murphy Oil, others feeling oil-prices heat

posted: 12/21/2014 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Murphy Oil Corp. and other energy companies are looking at cutbacks as the collapse in oil prices begins to threaten investment in the nation's shale boom.

Gas prices lowest since '09; state averages $2.31

updated: 12/20/2014 4:10 a.m. Comments 2

Gasoline prices are continuing to tumble as Christmas draws near, giving shoppers a little extra cash.

Low energy costs buoy consumers

posted: 12/06/2014 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Consumers are getting a gift this year not typically found under a Christmas tree: budget-friendly energy prices.

LM Wind Power repays $3.4M

posted: 12/04/2014 2:22 a.m. Discuss

Uncertainty surrounding the renewal of a federal tax credit crucial to the wind-power industry has led to erratic employment and business for LM Wind Power in the past few years.

Black Friday creeps into holiday

posted: 11/29/2014 2:14 a.m. Discuss

Shoppers flocked to stores in Little Rock and across the nation in search of bargains Thursday night and early Friday morning, but some said they did so with mixed feelings.

For OPEC session, oil glut adds import

posted: 11/27/2014 4:21 a.m. Discuss

The world's major oil producers will gather in Vienna today in what some are calling their most important meeting in six years.

Black Friday leaks into rest of Novemeber

posted: 11/23/2014 2:11 a.m. Discuss

The annual shopping frenzy the day after Thanksgiving, pivotal for retailers, has become so competitive that retailers are offering Christmas deals earlier and earlier, turning Black Friday into Black November.

Dillard's stock gets 9.3% lift

posted: 11/21/2014 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Dillard's Inc. shares rocketed 9.3 percent Thursday after an activist hedge fund suggested the Little Rock retailer should spin off some of its assets into a real estate investment trust.

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