Low Oil Prices Drive Murphy to $73.8M Quarterly Loss
Roger Jenkins

Low Oil Prices Drive Murphy to $73.8M Quarterly Loss

Murphy Oil Corp. of El Dorado on Wednesday reported a second-quarter loss of $73.8 million, noting that earnings were "greatly impacted by the drop in WTI and Brent oil prices by 44 percent between the comparative quarterly periods."
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ABTI Report: NWA Leads; Home Prices Drag Down Little Rock in May

May was a good month for the northwest Arkansas economy, according to the latest data from the Arkansas Tech Business Index.
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US Economy Posts Solid 2.3 Percent Growth Rate in 2Q

After a harsh winter, the U.S. economy posted a solid rebound in the April-June quarter, led by a surge in consumer spending and a recovery in foreign trade.
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American Railcar to Invest $10.5M, Add 75 Jobs in Marmaduke

American Railcar Industries Inc., a designer and manufacturer of hopper and tank railcars, is expanding its tank railcar manufacturing facility in Marmaduke.
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The List Arkansas Banks by Return on Equity

Arkansas Banks ranked by return on equity also includes total assets and net income.

Rank Name ROE Net Income
1 First Federal Bank 34 21,921,000
2 Riverside Bank 21 1,691,000
3 Ozark Heritage Bank 16 1,621,000
4 Farmers Bank & Trust 16 9,019,000
5 First Security Bank 16 100,444,000

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