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Jessica Seaman

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Retailers resist Apple wallet app

Wal-Mart, others want more direct customer contact

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

Acxiom to open this fall in Texas

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

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

Subscriber onlyThe 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. Continue reading...

Windstream's spinoff viewed as intriguing

Analysts say LR company taking lead in industry shift

Subscriber onlyWhen 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. Continue reading...

Shale boom drives state pipeline projects

Subscriber onlyThe nation's shale drilling boom is starting to change the pipeline landscape in Arkansas. Continue reading...

Company advances oil pipeline project

Route across Arkansas still not final

Subscriber onlyPlains 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. Continue reading...

Jobless rate dips to 6.2% in state

Arkansas mirrors national figures

Subscriber onlyArkansas' 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. Continue reading...

Fayetteville Shale playing a smaller role

Natural gas market isn’t what it was in past years

Subscriber onlyWith 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. Continue reading...

Acxiom posts loss in quarter

Earnings affected by LiveRamp purchase, company says

Subscriber onlyAcxiom 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. Continue reading...

Pump prices start August down

Supplies high as demand weakens

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

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