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Gas pipe in river gets post-breach rock layer

posted: 09/04/2015 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Spectra Energy began covering its main transmission line under the Arkansas River with a layer of rock this week in response to signs that the river's current played a part in the violent rupture of its parallel, backup pipeline in May.

Driller to pay U.S. for trespass in state

posted: 09/03/2015 2:12 a.m. Discuss

A subsidiary of Southwestern Energy Co. has agreed to pay $950,000 to the United States in a settlement of a mineral trespass claim, the U.S. attorney's office for the Eastern District of Arkansas said.

Low oil prices will linger longer

posted: 08/30/2015 3:13 a.m. Comment 1

When crude prices first plummeted last year in the face of a global oil glut, OPEC had one response: Keep pumping oil.

Oil's slump hits 6-year low

updated: 08/20/2015 4:07 a.m. Discuss

Oil prices tumbled to a six-year low Wednesday on signs a global glut will persist.

Steel-industry leader Correnti dies

updated: 08/19/2015 7:46 a.m. Comment 1

John Correnti, the visionary who guided the creation of three steel mills in Mississippi County and others outside Arkansas, died Tuesday in Chicago. He was 68.

U.S. refiners gulp glut oil, gush gasoline

posted: 08/18/2015 5:21 a.m. Comments 3

U.S. refineries are taking advantage of a year-long slump in oil prices by processing the most crude in decades and they are expected to continue doing so -- even after demand slows with the end of summer, energy analysts said.

Dillard's 2Q profit dips 13%

posted: 08/14/2015 2:27 a.m. Discuss

Shares of Dillard's Inc. saw a slight rebound Thursday after the Little Rock retailer reported a 13.3 percent drop in second-quarter profit.

News in brief: Windstream spinoff posts $7.98M profit

posted: 08/14/2015 2:13 a.m. Discuss

Shares of Communications Sales & Leasing Inc. rose 4.8 percent Thursday after the company reported its first financial results since its split from Windstream Holdings Inc.

Hospitals to pool management units

posted: 08/12/2015 2:12 a.m. Discuss

CHI St. Vincent and Conway Regional Health System on Tuesday announced they have entered into a five-year "management agreement," the result of more than a year of discussions.

Acxiom looks like a winner in '16 election

posted: 08/09/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

As the 2016 presidential campaign begins to take shape, candidates are looking to target and influence specific voters, and some will turn to consumer data gathered by Little Rock's Acxiom Corp.

Windstream shares leap 10%

posted: 08/07/2015 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Shares of Windstream Holdings Inc. surged almost 10 percent Thursday after the Little Rock company reported a smaller-than-expected second-quarter loss and announced plans for a new share-repurchasing program.

Big shale operator sheds 80 state jobs

posted: 08/07/2015 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Hit by a slump in natural gas and oil prices, Southwestern Energy Co., the leading operator in the Fayetteville Shale, eliminated 80 positions in Arkansas on Thursday, the company said.

Southwestern Energy to lay off 80 in Arkansas

posted: 08/06/2015 11:17 a.m. Discuss

Southwestern Energy Co., the leading operator in the Fayetteville Shale, is laying off 80 employees in the state, the company said on Thursday.

Acxiom reports $1.04M loss

posted: 08/06/2015 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Acxiom Corp. reported a loss of $1.04 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2016, an improvement from the $7.6 million loss the company posted a year ago.

Murphy records profit of $26.2M

posted: 08/06/2015 2:13 a.m. Discuss

Murphy USA Inc. posted a profit of $26.2 million for the second quarter of 2015, a 64 percent decrease from a year ago.

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