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Jessica Seaman

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

Subscriber onlyIt'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. Continue reading...

Oil production to reach peak in April, according to report

Subscriber onlyOil production from the nation's shale formations is approaching its peak -- at least in the short term. Continue reading...

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

Subscriber onlyThe 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. Continue reading...

Murphy weathering oil-price drop, CEO says

Subscriber onlyOil prices have collapsed before -- the 2008 financial crisis is a recent example. Continue reading...

Museum Center to add 4 tech firms

Subscriber onlyThe 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. Continue reading...

Conway firms said near LR move

Sources: Inuvo Inc., PrivacyStar working on lease deal

Subscriber onlyConway-based tech firms Inuvo Inc. and PrivacyStar are negotiating a lease to move into office space in Little Rock's River Market District, sources familiar with the talks said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Insurance costs said to spur no-tobacco rules

Subscriber onlyThe new plan by Arkansas Children's Hospital to no longer hire smokers is a growing trend at medical facilities, but since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the decades-old movement of workplace wellness programs has accelerated in all business sectors, analysts said. Continue reading...

Children's Hospital saying no to new hires who smoke

Subscriber onlyArkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock has a new message for potential employees: Smokers need not apply. Continue reading...

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...

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