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Jessica Seaman

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Profit falls 68% at Murphy Oil; high costs cited

posted: 07/31/2014 2:50 a.m. Discuss

Murphy Oil Corp. on Wednesday reported a 67.9 percent drop in second-quarter profit.

Windstream seeks fixed-asset trust

posted: 07/30/2014 3:02 a.m. Discuss

Windstream Holdings Inc. shares surged 12 percent Tuesday after the company said it would spin off some of its assets into a publicly traded real estate investment trust.

Sex-orientation rules in place, firms in state say

posted: 07/26/2014 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Several Arkansas companies that hold federal contracts or that have provided services to the government say they will review their employment policies in light of an order signed Monday by President Barack Obama protecting the employment of gay and transgender employees.

Murphy Malaysia suitors reported

posted: 07/22/2014 2:15 a.m. Discuss

The sale of a portion of Murphy Oil Corp.'s oil and gas assets in Malaysia would extend the reserve life of the company's resources, industry analysts said Monday.

Storage of gas beating forecast

posted: 07/18/2014 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Natural gas prices fell to a seven-month low Thursday after a government report said the nation's stockpiles saw another record injection last week.

Tech recruits on wish lists of state firms

posted: 07/14/2014 2:08 a.m. Discuss

Finding new employees who have science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills has become difficult because technology is growing more specialized for certain jobs, according to leaders of several Arkansas companies.

Drone-use rules vary by agency

posted: 07/07/2014 2:30 a.m. Discuss

As the National Park Service takes steps to prohibit the use of unmanned aerial vehicles at its parks, other agencies governing nature reserves in Arkansas have held off on establishing specific policies for the devices.

Tax help up in air, industry ill at ease

posted: 07/02/2014 2:26 a.m. Discuss

Construction in the wind power industry surged as a result of a modification of a federal renewable-energy tax credit that expired last year, according to industry members.

Analysts divided on shale decision

posted: 06/27/2014 1:54 a.m. Discuss

A recent ruling to allow the export of a type of oil found in the Eagle Ford Shale in Texas has energy analysts divided on the implications for Murphy Oil Corp.

Natural gas prices fall; supply grows

posted: 06/24/2014 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Natural gas prices have fallen in recent weeks as mild temperatures weakened demand and allowed a rise in stockpiles.

Iraq woes inflating summer gas prices

posted: 06/18/2014 2:39 a.m. Discuss

Retail gasoline prices, which normally retreat as summer begins, are at the highest level since 2008 as turmoil in Iraq has pushed up the cost of crude oil, according to energy analysts.

Spa City buildings to get revamp

posted: 06/07/2014 4 a.m. Discuss

A multimillion-dollar redevelopment project is planned for two historic properties in downtown Hot Springs.

Women take strides in entrepreneurship

posted: 06/07/2014 2:10 a.m. Discuss

On a recent Saturday morning, a conference room at Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock was filled with about 65 women who had one thing in common: They wanted to learn how to start and grow their own business.

TrinityRail to set up at site in Jonesboro

posted: 06/06/2014 2:46 a.m. Discuss

The Jonesboro site where Nordex USA Inc. made wind turbines will be soon be the location of a TrinityRail Maintenance Services Inc. facility that will provide rail-car maintenance and services, Dallas-based TrinityRail said Thursday.

Home prices fall in state; April sales up

posted: 05/29/2014 3:04 a.m. Discuss

Home sales in Arkansas rose 8.2 percent in April from the same month a year ago, but the average home price fell 5.2 percent, according to a report Wednesday from the Arkansas Realtors Association.

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