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Acxiom job cuts hit some in state

In LR region, 25 employees to go

Subscriber onlyAcxiom Corp. is laying off part of its workforce, including about 25 employees in central Arkansas, as the company combines with the San Francisco-based tech startup it purchased last year for $310 million. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyNucor’s suit against rival mill dismissed A lawsuit seeking to stop construction of a steel mill in Osceola has been dismissed. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyDeltic Timber profit jumps in 4th quarter Deltic Timber saw its fourth quarter net income rise to $3.5 million, or 28 cents per share, compared to $2.3 million and 18 cents per share a year ago. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyChanges to the Business & Farm section have been temporarily delayed by technical difficulties. Continue reading...

Losses sap Windstream share price

Subscriber onlyWindstream Holdings Inc.'s shares tumbled more than 8 percent Tuesday after the telecommunications firm reported a loss for both its 2014 fourth quarter and fiscal year. Continue reading...

Retailer spotlight on firms that save

Wal-Mart’s site lauds sustainers

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. is devoting a portion of its website to products from suppliers that meet certain sustainability milestones. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyNLR photo archivist didn't pay, suit says Marvin Newman, a New Jersey resident who sold thousands of sports photographs to John Rogers of North Little Rock in July 2013, sued Rogers on Monday seeking return of the photographs. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyAllegiant set in June to fly LR-LA nonstop Allegiant Airlines will begin nonstop service between Little Rock and Los Angeles in June. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyChanges to the Business & Farm section have been temporarily delayed by technical difficulties. Continue reading...

Home sales rise 4.5% for Arkansas in 2014

Subscriber onlyArkansas home sales rose 6.9 percent in December compared with December 2013, according to the the Arkansas Realtors Association. Continue reading...

Agriculture service chief: Foreign deals need fast-track rule

Subscriber onlyThe chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service on Monday said it is critical for Congress to grant the Obama administration fast-track authority to negotiate foreign trade deals. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart's online sales grow 22%

Retailer spends more on e-commerce but gains $12.2B

Subscriber onlySpending on e-commerce initiatives exceeded what Wal-Mart Stores Inc. planned last year, but the company was pleased with the results. Continue reading...

Holiday sales drive Dillard's 4th-quarter profit up 9.6%

Subscriber onlyDillard's Inc. on Monday reported a profit of $130.5 million for its fourth quarter, a 9.6 percent increase from the same period in the previous fiscal year. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyWindstream plans quarterly results call Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock will hold a conference call today to review its 2014 fourth-quarter financial results, which will also be released today. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyLabor law extended for married gays The U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling in the United States v. Windsor has led the U.S. Department of Labor to add same-sex spouses to federal job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA. U.S. workers with legal, same sex-marriages will be able to take off work to help care for a spouse with a serious health condition. Continue reading...