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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.

Acxiom job cuts hit some in state

posted: 02/26/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Acxiom Corp. is laying off part of its workforce, including about 25 employees in central Arkansas, as the company combines with the San Francisco-based tech startup it purchased last year for $310 million.

Losses sap Windstream share price

posted: 02/25/2015 2:11 a.m. Discuss

Windstream Holdings Inc.'s shares tumbled more than 8 percent Tuesday after the telecommunications firm reported a loss for both its 2014 fourth quarter and fiscal year.

Holiday sales drive Dillard's 4th-quarter profit up 9.6%

posted: 02/24/2015 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Dillard's Inc. on Monday reported a profit of $130.5 million for its fourth quarter, a 9.6 percent increase from the same period in the previous fiscal year.

Oil drillers dial back as gas firms did in '12

posted: 02/22/2015 2:05 a.m. Comment 1

When natural-gas prices plunged in 2012, energy producers found refuge in the nation's liquid-rich shale formations where they could pump out oil, natural gas and natural-gas liquids for a larger profit.

Natural-gas supply tops 5-year average, U.S. report says

posted: 02/20/2015 2:07 a.m. Discuss

A government report Thursday showed a surplus in the U.S. natural gas stockpile, almost a year after the nation's inventory plunged to an 11-year low.

Firms rethink shifting fleets to natural gas

posted: 02/15/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

The prospect of cheaper gasoline has prompted some companies and cities, at least tentatively, to reconsider plans to convert their fleets of cars, trucks and buses to run on natural gas.

Low crude prices distress oil field servicers

posted: 02/08/2015 2:37 a.m. Discuss

U.S. oil producers are starting to cut spending this year and are idling drilling rigs. That's not good news for the oil field services companies that now face the possibility of declining business and layoffs.

Acxiom reports upswing in profit

posted: 02/05/2015 2:17 a.m. Discuss

After a string of quarterly losses, Acxiom Corp. on Wednesday reported its first profit for the company's 2015 fiscal year.

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