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Top News & Analysis Arkansas

  • HENDERSON, Louisiana, Feb 22- When Hope Rosinski's father gave her a six-acre plot in Louisiana more than a decade ago, she was surprised to find oil and gas pipelines crisscrossing the property. Opposition to the company's planned extension of the Bayou Bridge pipeline has made Louisiana bayous the latest battleground in a nationwide war against new pipeline...

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark. _ Communications Sales& Leasing Inc. on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 58 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $206.6 million.

  • WASHINGTON— When a summer thunderstorm knocked out power to Scott Pruitt's home three years ago, the then-attorney general of Oklahoma reached out to a lobbyist for American Electric Power. The 2013 email exchange is one of dozens reviewed by The Associated Press that underscore the cozy ties between the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency and...

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Amazon is resisting an effort by Arkansas prosecutors to obtain potential recordings from a slaying suspect's Amazon Echo smart speaker, saying authorities haven't established that their investigation is more important than a customer's privacy rights. The issue comes in the investigation into the death of Victor Collins, who was found...

  • HENDERSON, Louisiana, Feb 22- When Hope Rosinski's father gave her a six-acre plot in Louisiana more than a decade ago, she was surprised to find oil and gas pipelines crisscrossing the property. Opposition to the company's planned extension of the Bayou Bridge pipeline has made Louisiana bayous the latest battleground in a nationwide war against new pipeline...

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark. _ Dillard's Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $56.9 million. The Little Rock, Arkansas- based company said it had net income of $1.72 per share. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.34 per share.

  • NEW YORK— The nation's largest retailer keeps working to make headway against the largest online seller. Macy's reported another quarter of sluggish sales, even as it's been scrambling for new ways to bring shoppers in and beef up online services. And Target Corp., one of Wal-Mart's main rivals, warned last month of weak sales for the holiday season.

  • BENTONVILLE, Ark. _ America's Car-Mart Inc. on Monday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $2.8 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 69 cents per share. America's Car-Mart shares have fallen 11 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 597 rigs sought oil and 153 explored for natural gas this week. Louisiana lost three rigs, New Mexico declined by two and Alaska, North Dakota and Oklahoma each lost one. Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wyoming were all unchanged.

  • NEW YORK— Wal-Mart has acquired the outdoor clothing and gear seller Moosejaw for $51 million as it expands its online offerings. Wal-Mart says Madison Heights, Michigan- based Moosejaw, which is largely online and sells more than 400 brands, will keep operating its site and stores. Bentonville, Arkansas- based Wal-Mart also purchased online marketplace...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 13- Wal-Mart Stores Inc for the first time will combine its own buying for products sold at its stores with purchases it makes for its website, sources said, a significant move to stamp out duplicate efforts as it consolidates buying operations to better fight Amazon.com Inc. The move is part of a broader push by Chief Executive Doug McMillon and new...

  • *OPEC delivered 93 percent of pledged output curbs in January. *ABN Amro reduces Brent price forecast for H1 2017 to $50/ bbl. Investors were meanwhile underwhelmed by an OPEC report showing high compliance with last year's production-cut deal.

  • More than 50% of pipeline for Keystone sitting idle

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis takes a closer look at President Trump's Keystone Pipeline plan, and the steel pipes sitting idle at a plant in Arkansas.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 25- The confirmation process for Republican President Donald Trump's choice to chair the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission appears to be moving forward without any hiccups. Jay Clayton, a lawyer whose specialties include mergers and acquisitions, met privately with Senate Banking Committee Chairman Michael Crapo on Tuesday.

  • Gov. Asa Hutchinson

    A border tax imposed by the new administration could threaten industry and agriculture in Arkansas, the governor tells CNBC.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Jan 19- David Nason, a General Electric executive and former Treasury Department official, is the front runner to become the Federal Reserve's top Wall Street regulator under President-elect Donald Trump, sources familiar with the screening said on Thursday. In 2008, Nason was a deputy to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson as U.S....

  • *New Hampshire court to review enhanced damages issue. Jan 10- Wal-Mart Stores Inc has been ordered by a federal judge to pay $16.08 million to a former New Hampshire pharmacist in a gender bias case, but the amount is only about half what a jury awarded and may fall substantially further. District Judge Steven McAuliffe also asked the New Hampshire Supreme Court...

  • Jan 10- Wal-Mart Stores Inc plans to cut hundreds of jobs before the end of January, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation. The Bentonville, Arkansas- based retailer plans to eliminate jobs at its headquarters and regional personnel that support stores, according to the report. http://on.wsj.com/2jroYGF.

  • Jan 10- Wal-Mart Stores Inc plans to cut hundreds of jobs before the end of January, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation. The Bentonville, Arkansas- based retailer plans to eliminate jobs at its headquarters and regional personnel that support stores, according to the report. http://on.wsj.com/2jroYGF.

  • Jan 10- Wal-Mart Stores Inc has been ordered by a federal judge to pay $16.08 million to a former New Hampshire pharmacist in a gender bias case, but the amount is only about half what a jury awarded and may fall substantially further. District Judge Steven McAuliffe also asked the New Hampshire Supreme Court to advise whether the plaintiff Maureen McPadden was...