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  • HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 30 this week to 541.. Colorado, Pennsylvania and Wyoming lost two apiece and Kansas was off by one. Alaska, Arkansas, Ohio, Utah and West Virginia were all unchanged.

  • CHICAGO, Feb 11- Demand for bank loans, loan extensions and renewals is surging among U.S. farmers, and farm incomes are forecast to fall for a third year as grain and livestock prices remain stubbornly low, according to a quarterly farm economy report from the Federal Reserve Banks of St. Louis and Kansas City. The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis's region covers...

  • P.A.M. Transportation posts 4Q profit Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 12:11 PM ET

    TONTITOWN, Ark. _ P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $3.2 million. The Tontitown, Arkansas- based company said it had profit of 45 cents per share. For the year, the company reported profit of $21.4 million, or $2.93 per share.

  • HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 48 this week to 571.. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas declined by 19 rigs, Oklahoma dropped eight, Louisiana dropped five, Pennsylvania lost three, North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming each declined by two and Ohio dropped...

  • Tyson posts 1Q profit Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 7:38 AM ET

    SPRINGDALE, Ark. _ Tyson Foods Inc. on Friday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $461 million. On a per-share basis, the Springdale, Arkansas- based company said it had net income of $1.15. Keywords: Tyson Foods, Earnings Report.

  • Acxiom reports 3Q loss Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 5:29 PM ET

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. _ Acxiom Corp. on Thursday reported a fiscal third-quarter loss of $1.4 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. Acxiom expects full-year earnings to be 54 cents per share, with revenue in the range of $835 million to $840 million. Acxiom shares have fallen 13 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 4- The federal government watchdog has determined that the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission violated government accounting principles by understating its leasing liabilities, a congressional source told Reuters. "It is deeply troubling that an agency charged with regulating some of the most complex financial products and...

  • Murphy USA misses Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 6:35 PM ET

    EL DORADO, Ark. _ Murphy USA Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $66.7 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.08 per share. Murphy USA shares have dropped 3.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • ArcBest misses 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 5:01 AM ET

    FORT SMITH, Ark. _ ArcBest Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $5 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 41 cents per share. ArcBest shares have fallen roughly 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • USA Truck posts 4Q profit Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 7:27 AM ET

    VAN BUREN, Ark. _ USA Truck Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $3.9 million. On a per-share basis, the Van Buren, Arkansas- based company said it had profit of 39 cents. USA Truck shares have fallen almost 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • The move follows CenterPoint's $363 million investment in Enable Midstream's preferred securities on Friday, through the early redemption of notes payable to a CenterPoint unit of the same amount. "The REIT structure has recently received significant attention in the regulated utility industry in Texas and could have substantial potential for...

  • Jan 28- Wal-Mart Stores Inc was ordered by a federal jury in New Hampshire to pay $31.22 million to a pharmacist who claimed she was fired because of her gender and in retaliation for complaining about safety conditions. McPadden also said her gender played a role, alleging that Wal-Mart later disciplined but stopped short of firing a male pharmacist in New...

  • WTI slips below $30 after two-day rally last week. *OPEC's Badri says sees signs that market is rebalancing. NEW YORK, Jan 25- U.S. oil prices recoiled 6 percent on Monday, slipping below the pivotal $30- a-barrel threshold in post-settlement trade, after news that Iraq's output reached a record last month returned attention to a market glut that sent prices to 12-...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Jan 23- A blizzard that has paralyzed much of the U.S. East Coast intensified on Saturday, bringing Washington to a standstill and forcing the closure of roads, bridges and tunnels into New York until Sunday morning. It ranked No. 3 in terms of snowfall accumulation in New York City history with at least 25.1 inches, and was among Washington's...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Jan 23- A blizzard that has paralyzed much of the U.S. East Coast intensified on Saturday, bringing Washington to a standstill and forcing the closure of roads, bridges and tunnels into New York until Sunday morning. At least 13 people have been killed in weather-related car crashes in Arkansas, North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Jan 23- A blizzard that has paralyzed much of the U.S. East Coast intensified on Saturday, bringing the nation's capital to a standstill and forcing the closure of roads, bridges and tunnels into New York, the largest city in the country. At least 13 people have been killed in weather-related car crashes in Arkansas, North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio,...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Jan 23- A monster blizzard that has paralyzed much of the U.S. East Coast intensified on Saturday as it barreled into New York City, forcing the closure of all bridges and tunnels into the largest U.S. city and prompting a travel ban on area highways. At least 13 people have been killed in weather-related car crashes in Arkansas, North Carolina,...

  • *Record tides cause major flooding in New Jersey, Delaware. NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Jan 23- A monster blizzard that has paralyzed the U.S. East Coast intensified on Saturday afternoon as it barreled into New York City, prompting a travel ban on area highways as high winds whipped up record-setting tides in New Jersey and Delaware. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo...

  • Administrative Law Judge Geoffrey Carter said in a ruling posted on the board's website that the U.S. retailer violated labor law by "disciplining or discharging several associates because they were absent from work while on strike." The ruling was hailed by one labor group as a "huge victory" for employees, although Wal-Mart indicated it would likely appeal the...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Jan 20- Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts has asked for a full explanation from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission for an accounting error that led auditor KPMG to withdraw nearly a decade of financial opinions about the agency's accounts. The request comes after Reuters exclusively reported on Tuesday that...