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Jessica Seaman

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Acxiom keeps watch on data rules dialogue

posted: 04/13/2014 3:11 a.m. Discuss

Personal data has become a valuable commodity for U.S. technology and Internet companies to use and sell.

Speaker says public pushing for privacy

posted: 04/12/2014 2:26 a.m. Discuss

While more and more data are being collected and analyzed by companies and the government, there is a push for greater openness about how consumer information is used, Jennifer Barrett Glasgow, chief privacy officer for data broker Acxiom Corp., said Friday.

Higher gas prices likely for summer

posted: 04/09/2014 4:43 a.m. Comments 9

The price of gasoline in Arkansas has jumped 14 cents in the past month, and motorists will see little relief on average this summer when prices are expected to soften only slightly, according to a monthly government report released Tuesday.

Retailers trail on hacker defenses

posted: 04/07/2014 2:56 a.m. Discuss

Recent cyberattacks on Target Corp. and Neiman Marcus have the retail industry searching for ways to strengthen safeguards protecting consumer data gathered during in-store and online transactions.

Acxiom data-site update to let public see more

posted: 04/06/2014 3 a.m. Discuss

Acxiom Corp. will allow consumers a better look at the information the company has collected about them when it rolls out an update to its data website in the fall, Chief Executive Officer Scott Howe said during a recent interview at the data broker’s Little Rock headquarters. “We want to give people more options,” Howe said.

Murphy studies closing refinery after sale failure

posted: 04/05/2014 2:35 a.m. Discuss

Murphy Oil Corp. is deciding whether to shut down its Milford Haven refinery in Wales after talks with a potential buyer collapsed last month.

Natural-gas reserves at 11-year low

posted: 04/04/2014 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Natural-gas inventories have hit an 11-year low as a result of a long winter and a cold start to spring, according to a weekly government report released Thursday.

Social media slow leap for Stephens Inc.

posted: 03/17/2014 2:58 a.m. Discuss

Stephens Inc. is joining a new thriving, albeit risky, venture: social media.

Natural-gas stockpiles sapped by bitter winter

posted: 03/14/2014 3:44 a.m. Comment 1

Natural-gas inventories plunged to 11-year lows this winter as prolonged cold weather in the United States led to record-breaking gas use, according to a weekly government report released Thursday.

Work reveals Democrat facade

posted: 03/11/2014 2:45 a.m. Comment 1

Covered for years, the facade on a brick building in the 600 block of Main Street hid the identity of the original occupant, the Arkansas Democrat.

Profit up 43% for landline provider

posted: 02/28/2014 2:13 a.m. Discuss

Windstream Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported a profit of $241 million for its 2013 fiscal year, a 43 percent jump from 2012.

Sources: Cost cutting, Acxiom laying off 215

posted: 02/27/2014 3:22 a.m. Discuss

Acxiom Corp. is laying off more than 215 employees nationwide, sources familiar with the job cuts said Wednesday.

Dillard’s reports 26% fall in profit

posted: 02/25/2014 2:33 a.m. Discuss

Dillard’s Inc. shares dropped 6.4 percent Monday after the retailer missed Wall Street expectations in posting a fourth-quarter profit of $119.1 million.

Landline provider shedding 400 jobs

posted: 02/22/2014 2:19 a.m. Discuss

Windstream Holdings Inc. said Friday that it is cutting about 400 employees nationwide, including 67 in Arkansas.

State gas prices rise 7¢ in week

posted: 02/21/2014 3:19 a.m. Discuss

Retail gasoline prices in Arkansas jumped 7 cents in the past week, and motorists can expect them to continue to rise as spring nears, analysts said Thursday.


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