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  • Texas jumped by 17 rigs, Oklahoma increased by seven, North Dakota was up three and Ohio two. New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Utah and West Virginia increased one apiece. Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana and Wyoming were all unchanged.

  • 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....

  • NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Timex Group plans to close its North Little Rock distribution center by the end of the year, leaving a state where it's operated since 1945 and costing the center's 64 workers their jobs. The North Little Rock location handles the distribution, customer-call center and repair and service operations for the U.S. and Canada markets.

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark. _ Bear State Financial Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $4.8 million. The holding company for First Federal Bank of Arkansas posted revenue of $23.6 million in the period. Bear State Financial shares have fallen roughly 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • CONWAY, Ark. _ Home BancShares Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $48.6 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 33 cents per share. Home BancShares shares have decreased slightly more than 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • LOWELL, Ark. _ JB Hunt Transport Services Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $117.9 million. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1 per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.71 billion.

  • PINE BLUFF, Ark. _ Simmons First National Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $27 million. The bank, based in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, said it had earnings of 85 cents per share. Simmons First National shares have decreased roughly 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON— When President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first took office as Oklahoma's attorney general, he disbanded the unit responsible for protecting the state's natural resources. He created a whole new unit specifically to fight the EPA, among other things, "said Mark Derichsweiler, who retired last...

  • PORTLAND, Ore.— William A. Hilliard, who became the first black reporter at The Oregonian newspaper and later its editor in a pioneering 42- year career, has died at age 89.. But after serving in the Navy and graduating from college, he was hired as a copy boy at age 25. Hilliard's family moved from Arkansas to Portland when he was 8.

  • AUSTIN, Texas— Texas and 12 other states have asked a federal court to block final rules from President Barack Obama's administration designed to reduce coal mining's impact on streams. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton petitioned a Washington- based appeals court for an injunction Tuesday. Joining Texas are Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana,...

  • The jobs will come from the opening of 59 new, expanded and relocated Wal-Mart and Sam's Club locations as well as e-commerce services that were previously announced. "Everyone is trying to curry favor with the new administration in terms of getting a better corporate tax landscape and gaining favor with the new administration," said Ken Perkins, president of...

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark. _ Bank of the Ozarks Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $87.8 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 69 cents per share. Bank of the Ozarks shares have risen almost 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 522 rigs sought oil and 136 explored for natural gas this week. Colorado, North Dakota, Ohio and Pennsylvania fell by one each. Alaska, Arkansas, California, Kansas, New Mexico, Utah and West Virginia were all unchanged.

  • *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...

  • WASHINGTON— Republicans will work on unraveling and replacing the health care law at the same time, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday as GOP leaders struggled to align their zeal to rapidly erase one of President Barack Obama's proudest achievements with Congress' legislative and political pitfalls. Dennis Ross, R- Fla., Ryan told Republicans Tuesday that "he...

  • *OPEC, non- OPEC cut deal took effect on Sunday. *Oman notifies customers of crude term volume cut in March. Before the slide began, both contracts hit their highest levels since July 2015 on hopes that a deal between OPEC and other big oil exporters to cut production, which kicked in on Sunday, will drain a global supply glut.