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Demand lull saps gasoline prices

posted: 09/18/2014 2:28 a.m. Discuss

Crude oil prices that continue to soften despite current conflicts in Iraq and Ukraine are pushing down the price of retail gasoline, energy analysts said Wednesday.

Retailers resist Apple wallet app

posted: 09/16/2014 1:59 a.m. Comment 1

While Apple's wallet technology for the new iPhone is expected to increase the number of people making mobile payments, individual retailers remain a hurdle.

Acxiom to open this fall in Texas

posted: 09/10/2014 2:33 a.m. Discuss

Acxiom Corp. plans to open a new office in Austin, Texas, in November, the Little Rock data-mining company said Tuesday.

Boards of state's large firms lag U.S. average in diversity

posted: 09/07/2014 2:04 a.m. Comments 9

The corporate boardrooms of Arkansas' largest public companies are less diverse than the national average, according to an analysis by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and reports by executive consultants and recruiters.

Windstream's spinoff viewed as intriguing

posted: 09/07/2014 2:01 a.m. Discuss

When Windstream Holdings Inc. spins off some of its assets into a new company -- a real estate investment trust -- the new entity will be positioned to establish similar deals with other telecommunication companies looking to shed some of their infrastructure, industry analysts say.

Shale boom drives state pipeline projects

posted: 08/31/2014 2:27 a.m. Discuss

The nation's shale drilling boom is starting to change the pipeline landscape in Arkansas.

Company advances oil pipeline project

posted: 08/22/2014 2:21 a.m. Discuss

Plains All American Pipeline LP said Thursday it will press forward with plans to build a 20-inch pipeline to carry crude oil from Cushing, Okla., to Memphis.

Jobless rate dips to 6.2% in state

posted: 08/19/2014 3:41 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' unemployment rate dropped to 6.2 percent in July from a revised 6.3 percent in June, and the state's labor force continued to decline, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Monday.

Fayetteville Shale playing a smaller role

posted: 08/10/2014 2:35 a.m. Discuss

With the Fayetteville Shale playing a smaller role in the nation's shale energy boom, companies mining for sand crucial to hydraulic fracturing are looking to larger markets outside of Arkansas to sell their product.

Acxiom posts loss in quarter

posted: 08/05/2014 2:54 a.m. Discuss

Acxiom Corp. reported a $7.6 million loss in the first quarter of its 2015 fiscal year, the second quarterly loss in a row for the Little Rock company.

Pump prices start August down

posted: 08/02/2014 4:10 a.m. Discuss

Abundant gasoline and weaker demand is nudging retail gasoline prices lower, energy analysts said Friday.

Trucker reports $722,000 in profit

posted: 08/01/2014 1:57 a.m. Discuss

USA Truck Inc. on Thursday reported a net income of $722,000 for its second quarter, giving the company its first quarterly profit in three years.

Murphy Oil selling its refinery in Wales

posted: 08/01/2014 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Murphy Oil Corp.'s chief executive officer said Thursday that the company will be able to transfer about $550 million back to the United States after the sale of its assets in the United Kingdom.

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.


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