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Acxiom logs $11M loss in '15

posted: 05/22/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

The $11.04 million loss that Acxiom Corp. recorded for the 2015 fiscal year is partly due to the revenue decline in the information-technology segment it plans to sell off in a potential $190 million deal, the company reported Thursday.

Acxiom to sell unit for up to $190M

updated: 05/21/2015 3:56 a.m. Discuss

Acxiom Corp. is selling its struggling information-technology infrastructure management operations in a potential $190 million deal with two private-equity firms, the Little Rock-based company said Wednesday.

Acxiom to sell IT operations

posted: 05/20/2015 3:58 p.m. Comments 2

Acxiom Corp. plans to sell its IT infrastructure management operations to two private equity firms in a potential $190 million deal, the Little Rock-based company said Wednesday afternoon.

Spinoff now out to make its mark

posted: 05/16/2015 2:03 a.m. Discuss

As Communications Sales and Leasing Inc. settles into its new headquarters in Little Rock, the company is faced with a challenge: proving to investors that it can expand its business beyond its current sole tenant, Windstream Holdings Inc.

Dillard's earnings slide 1.9%

posted: 05/15/2015 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Dillard's Inc. on Thursday reported a profit drop of about 1.9 percent in the first quarter of fiscal 2015, missing analysts estimates.

Windstream net shrinks; shares fall

posted: 05/08/2015 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Windstream Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported a first-quarter net income of $5.3 million, or 5 cents per share, compared with a profit of $16 million, or 15 cents per share, during the same period last year.

Gasoline retailer nets big quarter

posted: 05/05/2015 1:52 a.m. Comment 1

An increase in fuel margins and volumes helped Murphy USA Inc. more than double its first quarter net income, the El Dorado-based fuel retailer said Monday.

Gas prices at 2015 high, still cheapest in 6 years

updated: 05/02/2015 2:41 a.m. Comment 1

Nationally, the average price for a gallon of gasoline on Friday reached $2.60, the highest it's been this year, yet motorists are paying some of the cheapest fuel costs in six years.

Murphy reports $14.4M decline

posted: 04/30/2015 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Murphy Oil Corp. on Wednesday reported a loss in net income during its 2015 first quarter as weak oil prices trimmed the company's revenue.

Oil glut, price swoon idle state rigs, workers

posted: 04/29/2015 4:12 a.m. Discuss

Just a few months ago, Alice-Sidney Oil Co. was busy pumping oil out of the ground in Kansas and east Texas. Then crude prices plummeted, sending the global market into turmoil and halting drilling activities for the El Dorado-based exploration and production company.

Analysts see Murphy's quarter suffering as low oil prices sap energy firms

posted: 04/23/2015 2:11 a.m. Discuss

It's proving to be a difficult earnings season for oil companies as low prices for crude are sapping profits and pushing many into the red for the first quarter.

Oil production to reach peak in April, according to report

posted: 04/15/2015 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Oil production from the nation's shale formations is approaching its peak -- at least in the short term.

Tanks full of oil, U.S. refineries to pump out cheap summer gas

posted: 04/13/2015 1:56 a.m. Discuss

The United States has so much excess oil -- a product of booming production from the nation's shale formations -- that it is running out of places to store it.

Murphy weathering oil-price drop, CEO says

posted: 04/13/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Oil prices have collapsed before -- the 2008 financial crisis is a recent example.

Museum Center to add 4 tech firms

posted: 04/10/2015 2:07 a.m. Comment 1

The Museum Center building in Little Rock's River Market District will be getting four new tenants this year, and they all have one thing in common: technology.

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