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Jessica Seaman

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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.

Windstream to cut 38 jobs in Arkansas

posted: 11/20/2014 3:48 p.m. Comments 3

Windstream Holdings Inc. said Thursday it will lay off 350 employees nationwide, including 38 in Arkansas.

Winter nags at natural gas

posted: 11/17/2014 1:55 a.m. Comment 1

Early winter forecasts sent natural-gas prices swinging up and down last week as traders tried to determine how much of the nation's stockpiles would be used this winter.

Clinton library shows a Midas touch

posted: 11/15/2014 2:30 a.m. Comment 1

A measure of the importance of the Clinton Presidential Center, which celebrates its 10th anniversary Tuesday, should reach beyond the investment of dollars and cents, Little Rock leaders say.

Dillard's logs 8% increase in profit

posted: 11/14/2014 2:25 a.m. Discuss

Dillard's Inc. shares climbed 3 percent Thursday after the retailer reported an 8 percent jump in profit and beat analysts' estimates in its third-quarter financial results.

Windstream shares fall 7.8%

posted: 11/07/2014 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Windstream Holdings Inc. shares plunged 7.8 percent Thursday after the telecommunication company reported a 74.2% percent drop in profit and missed analysts' estimates when it released its third-quarter financial results.

Murphy subsidiary shuts U.K. refinery after deal collapses

posted: 11/06/2014 2:17 a.m. Discuss

A deal that would have prevented the closure of Murphy Oil Corp.'s refinery in the United Kingdom fell through this week after conditions needed for the sale of the refinery were not met, the El Dorado company said.

Murphy USA registers profit of $62.7M in third quarter

posted: 11/06/2014 2:17 a.m. Discuss

Murphy USA Inc. turned a profit of $62.7 million in its 2014 third quarter, the El Dorado-based company said Wednesday.

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