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Jessica Seaman

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Yemen conflict spooks oil prices higher

Subscriber onlyVolatility has entered the international oil market as escalating fighting in Yemen fuels concern about Middle East crude supplies. Continue reading...

Windstream changes focus of leadership

New CEO restructures top to raise firm’s profitability

Subscriber onlyWindstream Holdings Inc. changed leaders in December -- and a period of change isn't over yet for the telecom company. Continue reading...

Shale client lost, firm lays off 200

CEO in Conway cites wreck

Subscriber onlyM&M Environmental Group, an oil-field services company based in Conway, laid off 200 employees Friday after losing a contract with Fayetteville Shale driller Southwestern Energy Co. Continue reading...

Murphy assets in U.K. go to Puma

Include closed Wales refinery

Subscriber onlyAn energy firm from Singapore has acquired Murphy Oil Corp.'s remaining facilities in the United Kingdom, including its shuttered refinery in Wales, with plans to turn it into a storage facility. Continue reading...

Dirt-cheap gas takes a breather

Increase anticipates spring

Subscriber onlyU.S. motorists who have been filling their vehicles with some of the cheapest gasoline in years are starting to see a rapid increase in prices at the pump. Continue reading...

Gas driller to cut state outlays 40%

Subscriber onlySouthwestern Energy Co., the main driller operating in the Fayetteville Shale, has announced plans to cut spending in Arkansas by 40 percent this year. Continue reading...

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...

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...

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...

Oil drillers dial back as gas firms did in '12

Subscriber onlyWhen natural-gas prices plunged in 2012, energy producers found refuge in the nation's liquid-rich shale formations where they could pump out oil, natural gas and natural-gas liquids for a larger profit. Continue reading...

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