Jessica Seaman

Business reporter
Contact Jessica
Latest tweet

Recent Stories

250 more lose jobs at Murphy Oil; Arkansas company reports $198.8M first-quarter loss

Subscriber onlyMurphy Oil Corp. has laid off 250 employees, about 20 percent of its workforce, in response to low oil and natural-gas prices, the company said Wednesday. Continue reading...

Oil giants explore freezing production to curtail glut, boost prices

Subscriber onlyThe world's largest oil producers, including Saudi Arabia and non-OPEC member Russia, will meet Sunday in Doha, Qatar, to discuss freezing output at current levels to suppress the worldwide glut. Continue reading...

As casinos' streak cools, Tunica County boom withers

Subscriber onlyIt's a Thursday, noted Liz Bahr, as she scanned the bar at Sam's Town Hotel and Casino -- the night was still young and two customers she had been serving had just left, leaving the craft beer bar empty. Continue reading...

LM Wind to merge two LR operations

Port Authority location to expand

Subscriber onlyLM Wind Power will expand its Little Rock Port Authority facility as it combines its two plant operations in Little Rock, the Danish company announced Friday. Continue reading...

Police: Suspect in Virginia bus station shooting dead; 3 others hurt

RICHMOND, Va. — A gunman shot a Virginia state trooper Thursday at a busy bus terminal in the capital city of Richmond before he was shot dead by two other troopers, police said. Two civilians were hurt, though it was not clear if they had been shot. Continue reading...

U.S. pursues natural gas pipeline safety

Rules push follows geysers at LR, disaster in California

Subscriber onlyAlmost 10 months after a 63-year-old pipeline burst in the Arkansas River -- sending two large spouts of water skyward as it released natural gas into the river -- a federal agency is proposing new natural gas safety rules aimed at toughening regulations and reducing pipeline incidents. Continue reading...

Gas edging up, but autos rolling

Summer trips to fuel demand

At many fuel pumps across the nation, gasoline prices are creeping upward, placing them on the path to surpass $2 a gallon for the first time in 2016. Continue reading...

Cuban market subject of forum

Gathering notes state’s prospects

Subscriber onlyA future with normal diplomatic and trade relations between the United States and Cuba has the potential to open up new opportunities and markets for both nations' agriculture industries, American and Cuban officials said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Retail gas prices jump 16¢ in month

Subscriber onlyRetail gasoline prices in Arkansas jumped 16 cents in the past month but are still significantly cheaper than a year ago. Continue reading...

2015 state home sales rise 10.6% from 2014

Subscriber onlyArkansas home sales in 2015 increased 10.6 percent from a year earlier, as the state's real estate market continues to improve from post-recession levels. Continue reading...

More stories by Jessica »