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Dismissal of Nucor's lawsuit against rival steel-maker upheld

posted: 06/09/2016 5:35 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit on Wednesday upheld a lower court's dismissal of Nucor Corp.'s lawsuit against competitor Big River Steel.

Acxiom shrinks 4Q loss to $1.57M

posted: 05/18/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Acxiom Corp. posted a loss of $1.57 million for its 2016 fourth quarter, the Little Rock company said Tuesday.

Dillard's quarterly profit down 29%

posted: 05/13/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Dillard's Inc. on Thursday reported a 29 percent drop in profit for its 2016 first quarter, missing analysts' estimates.

250 more lose jobs at Murphy Oil; Arkansas company reports $198.8M first-quarter loss

posted: 05/05/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

Murphy Oil Corp. has laid off 250 employees, about 20 percent of its workforce, in response to low oil and natural-gas prices, the company said Wednesday.

Oil giants explore freezing production to curtail glut, boost prices

updated: 04/16/2016 3:01 a.m. Discuss

The world's largest oil producers, including Saudi Arabia and non-OPEC member Russia, will meet Sunday in Doha, Qatar, to discuss freezing output at current levels to suppress the worldwide glut.

As casinos' streak cools, Tunica County boom withers

posted: 04/10/2016 2:06 a.m. Comment 1

It's a Thursday, noted Liz Bahr, as she scanned the bar at Sam's Town Hotel and Casino -- the night was still young and two customers she had been serving had just left, leaving the craft beer bar empty.

LM Wind to merge two LR operations

posted: 04/02/2016 1:45 a.m. Discuss

LM Wind Power will expand its Little Rock Port Authority facility as it combines its two plant operations in Little Rock, the Danish company announced Friday.

Police: Suspect in Virginia bus station shooting dead; 3 others hurt

updated: 03/31/2016 4:28 p.m. Discuss

RICHMOND, Va. — A gunman shot a Virginia state trooper Thursday at a busy bus terminal in the capital city of Richmond before he was shot dead by two other troopers, police said. Two civilians were hurt, though it was not clear if they had been shot.

U.S. pursues natural gas pipeline safety

posted: 03/27/2016 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Almost 10 months after a 63-year-old pipeline burst in the Arkansas River -- sending two large spouts of water skyward as it released natural gas into the river -- a federal agency is proposing new natural gas safety rules aimed at toughening regulations and reducing pipeline incidents.

Gas edging up, but autos rolling

posted: 03/24/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

At many fuel pumps across the nation, gasoline prices are creeping upward, placing them on the path to surpass $2 a gallon for the first time in 2016.

Cuban market subject of forum

posted: 03/23/2016 2:10 a.m. Discuss

A future with normal diplomatic and trade relations between the United States and Cuba has the potential to open up new opportunities and markets for both nations' agriculture industries, American and Cuban officials said Tuesday.

Retail gas prices jump 16¢ in month

posted: 03/11/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Retail gasoline prices in Arkansas jumped 16 cents in the past month but are still significantly cheaper than a year ago.

2015 state home sales rise 10.6% from 2014

posted: 03/09/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas home sales in 2015 increased 10.6 percent from a year earlier, as the state's real estate market continues to improve from post-recession levels.

Windstream earns $140.5M

posted: 02/26/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Windstream Holdings Inc. on Thursday posted a fourth-quarter profit of $140.5 million, reversing a loss during the same period a year ago.

Benefits of oil slump diluted, analysts report

posted: 02/07/2016 1:48 a.m. Discuss

When oil prices began to decline in 2014, many analysts and economists believed the slump would stimulate growth in the U.S. economy.




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