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Supreme Court Will Hear Appeal Over Energy Regulation

Supreme Court Will Hear Appeal Over Energy Regulation

The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear a dispute over a regulation that offers financial incentives to factories, retailers and other large electricity users to reduce their power consumption.
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Oil Price Drop Drives Murphy Oil to $14.4M 1Q Loss

Murphy Oil Corp. of El Dorado on Wednesday reported a net loss of $14.4 million, or 8 cents per diluted share, in the first quarter of the year, citing a drop in oil prices. Murphy Oil said that was down from a net income of $155.3 million, or 85 cents per diluted share, during the same period last year. Income from continuing operations during the first quarter was $3.5 million compared to $169.3 million last year.
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National Gross Domestic Product Increases 2.4 Percent

Real gross domestic product in the United States rose 2.4 percent last year compared with the previous year. Expanding were the private goods and private services sectors, while the government sector declined.
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April Economic Report Suggests Slow Growth Ahead in Midwest

A new monthly survey report says April results suggest that slow economic growth remains ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states.
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Get Tickets Now to Arkansas Business Power Breakfast on Women Business Leaders

Tickets are available to the next Arkansas Business Power Breakfast, which features experts who will share strategies on recruiting, retaining and inspiring women in the workplace to be leaders. read more >

Consolidation Pares Roster of Arkansas Banks

2014 started with 120 separate banks chartered in Arkansas and ended with 109. Two have become inactive in 2015. read more >

Noting Slower Economy, Fed Appears No Closer to Rate Hike

The Federal Reserve took a gloomier view of the U.S. economy Wednesday after a winter in which growth nearly froze. It offered no sign that a rate increase might be coming soon. read more >

Murphy Oil CEO Undergoes 'Unscheduled Medical Procedure'

Murphy Oil Corp. of El Dorado on Tuesday said company CEO Roger Jenkins had undergone an "unscheduled medical procedure" earlier in the day. The company said in a news release that the procedure "went well" and that Jenkins was expected back in the office next week. read more >

AHTD Director Scott Bennett Says Putting Plans on Hold Could Hurt the Road

Scott Bennett began his career at the AHTD as a summer employee. After graduating college in 1989, he started working full time for the department's Planning & Research Division as a civil engineer. read more >

Fouling a National River Is Bad for Business (Vic Snyder & Ed Bethune Commentary)

Recently, food giant Cargill placed a hog factory in the watershed of America's first National River. The Buffalo River in the Arkansas Ozarks was deemed to be of such unique ecological value that congressional Republicans and Democrats joined together to preserve it. read more >

Transportation, Retail Companies Hoping to Keep Up With Supply Chain

Supply chain dynamics don't often get big laughs, but it wasn't a tough crowd last week at the Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville. read more >

How America's Middle Class Has Shrunk Since 2000

The struggles of middle-class American families and growing income inequality have risen to the top of the national agenda. read more >

Entergy Arkansas Seeks Rate Increase in 2016

Entergy Arkansas Inc., looking to cover improvements to its power grid and pay for the purchase of an El Dorado power plant, is seeking to raise electrical rates next year, according to a filing Friday with the Arkansas Public Service Commission. read more >

Arkansas State, Harding Teams Take Top Awards at DWR Governor's Cup

Teams from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and Harding University in Searcy took top honors at the 2015 Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup collegiate business-plan competition awards. read more >

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