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Analysts see Murphy's quarter suffering as low oil prices sap energy firms

posted: 04/23/2015 2:11 a.m. Discuss

It's proving to be a difficult earnings season for oil companies as low prices for crude are sapping profits and pushing many into the red for the first quarter.

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.

M&M Environmental lays off 200 employees

posted: 03/20/2015 1:56 p.m. Discuss

An oilfield-services company in Conway said Friday that it has laid off 200 employees in response to its main contract being terminated.

Murphy assets in U.K. go to Puma

posted: 03/17/2015 2:07 a.m. Discuss

An energy firm from Singapore has acquired Murphy Oil Corp.'s remaining facilities in the United Kingdom, including its shuttered refinery in Wales, with plans to turn it into a storage facility.

Dirt-cheap gas takes a breather

updated: 03/04/2015 4:14 a.m. Comments 3

U.S. motorists who have been filling their vehicles with some of the cheapest gasoline in years are starting to see a rapid increase in prices at the pump.

Gas driller to cut state outlays 40%

posted: 02/28/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Southwestern Energy Co., the main driller operating in the Fayetteville Shale, has announced plans to cut spending in Arkansas by 40 percent this year.

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