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Dismissal of Nucor's lawsuit against rival steel-maker upheld

Subscriber onlyThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit on Wednesday upheld a lower court's dismissal of Nucor Corp.'s lawsuit against competitor Big River Steel. Continue reading...

Acxiom shrinks 4Q loss to $1.57M

Subscriber onlyAcxiom Corp. posted a loss of $1.57 million for its 2016 fourth quarter, the Little Rock company said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Dillard's quarterly profit down 29%

Subscriber onlyDillard's Inc. on Thursday reported a 29 percent drop in profit for its 2016 first quarter, missing analysts' estimates. Continue reading...

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...

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