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Oil's slump hits 6-year low

Worldwide glut has analysts fearing drop to $30 a barrel

Subscriber onlyOil prices tumbled to a six-year low Wednesday on signs a global glut will persist. Continue reading...

Steel-industry leader Correnti dies

Subscriber onlyJohn Correnti, the visionary who guided the creation of three steel mills in Mississippi County and others outside Arkansas, died Tuesday in Chicago. He was 68. Continue reading...

U.S. refiners gulp glut oil, gush gasoline

Below $2 at pump foreseen

Subscriber onlyU.S. refineries are taking advantage of a year-long slump in oil prices by processing the most crude in decades and they are expected to continue doing so -- even after demand slows with the end of summer, energy analysts said. Continue reading...

Dillard's 2Q profit dips 13%

Net income $29.9M; department store’s stock ends day up

Subscriber onlyShares of Dillard's Inc. saw a slight rebound Thursday after the Little Rock retailer reported a 13.3 percent drop in second-quarter profit. Continue reading...

Windstream spinoff posts $7.98M profit

Subscriber onlyShares of Communications Sales & Leasing Inc. rose 4.8 percent Thursday after the company reported its first financial results since its split from Windstream Holdings Inc. Continue reading...

Hospitals to pool management units

Subscriber onlyCHI St. Vincent and Conway Regional Health System on Tuesday announced they have entered into a five-year "management agreement," the result of more than a year of discussions. Continue reading...

Acxiom looks like a winner in '16 election

Role growing for data firms

Subscriber onlyAs the 2016 presidential campaign begins to take shape, candidates are looking to target and influence specific voters, and some will turn to consumer data gathered by Little Rock's Acxiom Corp. Continue reading...

Windstream shares leap 10%

Second-quarter loss at LR telecom not as bad as feared

Subscriber onlyShares of Windstream Holdings Inc. surged almost 10 percent Thursday after the Little Rock company reported a smaller-than-expected second-quarter loss and announced plans for a new share-repurchasing program. Continue reading...

Big shale operator sheds 80 state jobs

Southwestern’s cuts hit Texas, too

Subscriber onlyHit by a slump in natural gas and oil prices, Southwestern Energy Co., the leading operator in the Fayetteville Shale, eliminated 80 positions in Arkansas on Thursday, the company said. Continue reading...

Acxiom reports $1.04M loss

Quarter drop beats $7.6M year ago loss

Subscriber onlyAcxiom Corp. reported a loss of $1.04 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2016, an improvement from the $7.6 million loss the company posted a year ago. Continue reading...

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