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The corporate headquarters of Murphy USA is still in El Dorado at 200 E. Peach St.
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El Dorado Still Has A Murphy to Rely OnLock Icon

More than a year after Murphy Oil Corp. severed most of its old and deep roots in El Dorado, the region still leans hard on one of its branches. read more >
Murphy Oil Corp. headquarters in El Dorado.
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Murphy Oil to Close El Dorado Headquarters, Move to Houston

Murphy Oil Corp. will close its El Dorado headquarters office, home to 82 employees, along with an office in Canada, and consolidate its headquarters to an existing office in Houston. read more >
Murphy Oil Corp. headquarters in El Dorado.
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Murphy Oil Cuts Expenditures Again — Along with Executive Pay

Murphy Oil Corp. of El Dorado, whose share price has been battered by falling oil prices, is cutting capital spending for a second time in a month — and it's cutting pay for top executives. read more >
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Former Chevron Exec Joins Murphy Oil Board

Former Chevron Corp. executive Robert N. Ryan Jr. has joined the board of Murphy Oil Corp., the global petroleum exploration and production giant based in El Dorado. read more >
John James’ software at Engine handles everything from content management to processing e-commerce orders and payments.
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John James Starts Engine, Raises $4M for E-Commerce Software FirmLock Icon

Fayetteville entrepreneur John James has raised nearly $4 million for his latest startup, Engine, which sells business management software to e-commerce retailers. read more >
The Arkansas Business Hall of Fame's 2019 inductees are Claiborne P. Deming of Murphy Oil, the late Joe M. Steele of Steele Canning and Springdale Canning, Warren A. Stephens of Stephens Inc. and the late John W. Tyson of Tyson Foods.
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Tyson Founder, Warren Stephens to Join Arkansas Business Hall of Fame

The late founder of Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale and the CEO of Stephens Inc. of Little Rock are among the latest inductees to the University of Arkansas' Arkansas Business Hall of Fame. read more >
From left: Abby Turner, Abby White, Griffin Brown and Emilee Roberson are all students who are attending college with the help of the Arkadelphia Promise program.
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Promises Are Kept, Paving A Broader Path To College

Southern Bancorp Inc., the Ross Foundation and Murphy Oil Corp. are spending millions on Promise scholarships that sponsors and an administrator say have increased the college-going rate of high school graduates in Arkadelphia and El Dorado. read more >
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Pay for Murphy USA CEO Andrew Clyde Slips to $5.8M

Even as a big fourth-quarter pushed Murphy USA's full-year profits to $245 million in 2017, CEO Andrew Clyde settled for a little smaller payday last year. read more >
John James
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Claiborne Deming Among Investors in John James Startup

Founded by John James and Jim Kane, Fayetteville startup Engine says it has raised $1 million in venture capital to fund a cloud-based e-commerce software platform. read more >
The Rialto Theater on Cedar Street, along with the old bus depot and McWilliams Building behind it, will be rebuilt into an art exhibition hall and artists’ living space in Phase 2 of the Murphy Arts Center project.
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El Dorado Building Its Hopes On Arts

In a town where an oil gusher a century ago set off one of the wildest booms in American history, transforming El Dorado into south Arkansas’ richest town, Austin Barrow presides over a boom in downtown construction. read more >
Andrew Clyde
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Pay for Murphy USA CEO Andrew Clyde Hits $6.2 Million for 2016

An improved bottom line in 2016 led to slightly bigger paychecks for top executives at Murphy USA Inc. of El Dorado, including CEO Andrew Clyde. read more >
Sylvia Thompson, director of the El Dorado Promise, said the program has changed the district’s culture.
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El Dorado Riding High on Murphy ‘Promise’

Today, more than 1,500 students have benefited from the El Dorado Promise, attending schools across the country, with another 262 students eligible this year. The Promise is also receiving credit for being a catalyst for driving growth in the city and putting the brakes on decreased enrollment in the school district. read more >
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Corporate Citizenship (Editorial)

The cost of a customer rewards campaign by a Canadian bank giving away flowers and baseball tickets had to have been dwarfed by the enormous goodwill it generated. So how much greater then is the goodwill generated by something like Murphy Oil Corp.’s El Dorado Promise? read more >
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Public Company Board Service Can Mean Lots of Work and Risk

This week we list all directors of 19 publicly traded companies headquartered in Arkansas and the compensation they received for service on the boards in the most recent fiscal year. It’s work that’s “a whole lot harder” than it used to be. read more >
A Murphy USA gas station, owned by Murphy Oil Corp., at 4448 E McCain Blvd in North Little Rock.
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To the Tune of Tupac, Third Point Fund Pressures Murphy Oil to Spin Off Retail

Murphy Oil Corp. Chairman Claiborne Deming responds to hedge fund Third Point LLC of New York, which is pressuring the publicly traded El Dorado oil and gas company to spin off its retail operation. read more >
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Murphy Oil: Global Company Plans to Stay Put in El Dorado

Part of Arkansas Business' 20th anniversary issue and a look at 20 icons of business. read more >