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Author discusses oil, gas shale revolution leaders in Friday talk

Innovative efforts that sparked the oil and gas industry’s shale revolution share some commonalities that also show up in the...

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Tornadoes rake 2 Oklahoma cities, killing 2 and injuring 29

EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — A tornado leveled a motel and tore through a mobile home park near Oklahoma City overnight, killing two...

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Former journalist leads TSET in reducing tobacco use, obesity

The nicotine in just one cartridge for e-cigarette vaporizers can equal the nicotine in an entire pack of cigarettes. The fact...

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Almost 40% of Americans would struggle to cover a $400 emergency

Many U.S. households find themselves in a fragile position financially, even in an economy with an unemployment rate near a...

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Number of US homes on the market rose in 1Q as sales slowed

Homebuyers in Salt Lake City, Atlanta and other big U.S. metropolitan areas are seeing a pickup in the number of homes for...

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Oklahoma business briefs for May 25, 2019

OGE Energy Foundation awards scholarships The OGE Energy Corp. Foundation recently presented 2019 Positive Energy scholarships...

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Stormy weather, trade wars hamper grain production

Torrential rain this spring in Oklahoma and throughout the region are affecting agriculture prices, leading off this week’s...

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Beer business booming for Oklahoma

As Oklahomans open a can or bottle of their favorite cold one this Memorial Day, a new economic impact survey shows just how...

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Boeing's 737 Max costs $2,000 a month each for parking

While regulators contemplate whether Boeing Co.'s 737 Max can safely return to the skies, workers in a California...

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Cybersecurity firm benefits from Oklahoma opportunities

As I talk daily with Oklahoma’s entrepreneurs, elected officials and investors, I have yet to find one single person who does...

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Oklahoma County property transactions from The Oklahoman for May 25, 2019

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $114 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Urban design comes home to NE16 in Oklahoma City

To say an old house has "good bones" means the most important elements are sound — foundation, infrastructure, layout, all...

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Oklahoman's Listing of the Week

The Listing of the Week is an updated traditional home with pool on a 0.27-acre cul de sac lot in Val Verde addition. The...

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Home and garden notes for May 25

To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.”...

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Oklahoma City building permits

Edmond Public Schools: 1701 NW 150, Charles Haskell Elementary, school, add-on, $3,000,000. Life Covenant Church: 7800 S Walker...

Need grows for more work opportunities for those with different abilities in central Oklahoma

HealthApr 21, 2019

For adults who live with different abilities, their needs for a better quality of life continue to grow, especially during their adult years, advocates said. Those who work to help such adults see a growing need in central Oklahoma, not just...

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Creating a culinary herb garden

If you love to garden and also love to cook, culinary herbs are ideal for your garden. Many kinds are adapted to and grow...

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Marni Jameson: Be your own florist

Years ago I got my hair professionally done for a wedding, and I remember the stylist saying, “I’m going to make it look like...

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House Detective: Getting to root of plumbing problem

DEAR BARRY: Our house just went into escrow, and the buyer's home inspector is concerned about the large tree in our front...

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Real estate notes from The Oklahoman for May 25, 2019

JAH Realty buys former Toys 'R' Us JAH Realty LP bought the former Toys “R” Us building at 2121 NW 138, which is adjacent to...

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Industrial vacancy especially tight at the top in Oklahoma City

Put on your reading glasses, or click on "zoom in," and check out this little-bitty number: 1.7%. It's the vacancy rate for...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Oklahoma Weekly Cattle Auction Summary Livestock Weighted Average Report...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 25, 2019

Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted May 15: Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Not available. COMPLETION...

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Oklahoman Business Cover briefs for May 25, 2019

State rig count unchanged at 103 this week Oklahoma’s rig count remained at 103 this week as the number of working rigs...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for May 25, 2019

Price Edwards & Co. reports these real estate transactions: Bridal Boutique renewed a lease for 2,683 square feet of retail...

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Oklahoma Gas and Electric reaches proposed deal with regulators to leave its rates unchanged

Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. reached a proposed agreement with regulators and other interested parties in a pending rate case...

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Experience mounts as homebuyers meet sellers in a rising middle

Home sales in Oklahoma City are strong, builders have a lot to do and experienced buyers and sellers — first-time move-up...

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Brockway Center demo on hold while Care Center reviews Urban Renewal proposals

The Care Center, a non-profit that helps abused children, promised Friday they will not proceed with demolition of a historic...

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Bodies in submerged Missouri vehicle bring storm toll to 9

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The bodies of a man and a woman were discovered Friday in a submerged vehicle near the Mississippi River...

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The Latest: Tornado touches down near Iowa City

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on tornadoes and flooding in the Midwest (all times local):10 p.m.A tornado has touched...

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India's ruling party takes 303 of 542 seats in election win

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with leaders of his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday...

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3 injured in fire that destroyed Nebraska fertilizer plant

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — A lightning strike at a Nebraska fertilizer plant set off a large fire that injured three truck drivers...

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Administration moves to revoke transgender health protection

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Friday to revoke newly won health care discrimination protections for...

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US stocks rebound, but S&P 500 ends with 3rd weekly loss

Stocks on Wall Street notched modest gains Friday, erasing some of the market's steep losses from a day earlier.The upbeat...

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Terror probe after 'low force' blast in French city of Lyon

LYON, France (AP) — A "low force" blast hit a busy pedestrian street Friday in the French city of Lyon, injuring seven people...

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Pennsylvania accuses financial firms of bond price-fixing

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's treasury department is accusing about a dozen large financial firms of working together...

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Lake Tahoe's famed water gets clearer after all-time low

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The clarity of Lake Tahoe's cobalt blue water improved last year from its worst level in a half-century after...

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Iran's foreign minister in Pakistan amid tensions with US

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Iran's foreign minister lashed out at President Donald Trump on Friday during a critically timed visit to...

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Tesla's bad news accelerates as Wall Street loses faith

Late last year, Tesla Inc. was fully charged and cruising down the highway on Autopilot.Shares were trading above $370 each,...

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Theresa May: A prime minister defined and defeated by Brexit

LONDON (AP) — Theresa May became prime minister in 2016 with one overriding goal: to lead Britain out of the European...

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Recap: OKC Central Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer answers questions from readers.

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Gasoline prices slip before Memorial Day

Memorial Day travelers likely will find a bit of a break at the gas pump after months of price increases. Gasoline prices have...

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Horn introduces legislation to help high school students get airborne

U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn has introduced bipartisan legislation that provides some high school students with scholarships to help...

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Farmers seek Congressional approval of the USMCA

Food and crops produced by America’s farmers are affordable, nutritious and safe. And international trade is as much a key...

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Technology was Thursday's topic at OSU's annual energy conference

Technology and its effect on the electrical and oil and gas industries was featured Thursday morning at Oklahoma State...

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Briefcase

WASHINGTON Farmers to get aid as trade dispute lingers President Donald Trump rolled out another $16 billion in aid for farmers...

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Speed, ownership & control key to outside funding

How far can so-called "bootstrapping" carry a startup or small business, and when does a small business owner know it's time to...

What's next for home design in Oklahoma City?

BusinessApr 14, 2019

Mainstream home design in Oklahoma City basically breaks down like this by decade (although oil booms drive upscale in different directions): • 1940s-1950s: Post-World War II/G.I. Bill cottages, midcentury modern. • 1960s: Midcentury modern,...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 5, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $54.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $42.50...

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Oklahoma business briefs for May 24

Oklahoma Main Street announces 2019 additions The Oklahoma Main Street Center has named Stillwater and Woodward as the newest...

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Timeline of Brexit and events leading to May's departure

LONDON (AP) — A timeline of key events in how Brexit unfolded and how the political crisis led up to Theresa May's ouster as...

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China to support airlines seeking compensation from Boeing

BEIJING (AP) — China's airline industry association has thrown its support behind 13 Chinese carriers seeking compensation from...

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3 dead, state capital battered as storms rake Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An outbreak of nasty storms spawned tornadoes that razed homes, flattened trees and tossed cars...

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The Latest: Modi's party surges to victory in Indian vote

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Latest on India's general elections results (all times local):5:10 a.m.With nearly all constituencies...

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US withdraws train crew proposal that came after explosions

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday it was withdrawing a proposal for freight trains to have at least...

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Family of incapacitated woman who was raped blames Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) — The parents of an incapacitated woman who was raped and later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care center...

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Theme park attendance crosses half-billion mark for 1st time

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Worldwide attendance at the 10 biggest operators of amusement parks increased 4% last year and crossed the...

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ConocoPhillips settles Oklahoma City water pollution lawsuit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — ConocoPhillips has settled a lawsuit with homeowners in northwestern Oklahoma City who accused the energy...

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Illegal killings, political opposition hobble wolf recovery

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Illegal killings and longstanding political resistance have undercut the return of two species of...

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Julian Castro joins McDonald's strikers in North Carolina

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Julian Castro joined a march to a McDonald's restaurant in North Carolina...

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Senior German diplomat in Tehran for nuclear deal talks

BERLIN (AP) — A senior German diplomat headed Thursday to Tehran to press Iran to continue to respect the landmark nuclear...

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Major decision overturns recent legislation on monetary cap in civil injury cases

The Oklahoma Supreme Court recently decided that the cap on some monetary awards given to injured people in civil cases is...

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World shares sink as US-China spat takes center stage

SINGAPORE (AP) — World stock markets fell sharply Thursday as traders focused on tensions between the U.S. and China and braced...

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Deutsche Bank ready for 'tough cuts' as share price sags

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The CEO of Deutsche Bank says he is ready to make "tough cuts" to improve the struggling bank's...

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India's ruling party claims win with assured lead in votes

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party claimed it had won reelection with a commanding lead in Thursday's...

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Oklahoma business briefcase for May 23

OMRF gives awards at spring meeting Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientist Courtney Griffin this week received the...

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Irons' popularity wanes, but there's a new wrinkle for industry

Millennials are known for dumping traditional household products such as paper napkins and canned tuna. But for now, irons are...

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Oklahoma Corporation Commission approves previously denied reimbursements

Elected members of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission on Thursday followed direction from Oklahoma’s Supreme Court and...

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Oklahoma Gas and Electric acquires AES Shady Point after federal approval

Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. on Wednesday received the last approval it needed to proceed with plans to spend about $27...

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Frontier City to debut new attractions

Frontier City invested millions into its park this offseason, and Saturday it will celebrate the changes. The park is...

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Second of two claims filed against Oklahoma City in fatal canal accident is resolved

The Oklahoma City Council has settled a claim filed on behalf of the estate of Wesley W. Seeley, who died after an accident on...

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State grains

WHEAT (BU): Mostly .04 lower. 3.90-4.32. Davis 3.90; Keyes 3.97; Buffalo 4.00; Hooker 4.07; Shattuck, Temple 4.12; Banner,...

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Senate sends train-stoppage bill to governor for consideration

A bill that would authorize local law operators to cite train owners or operators for blocking a road-rail intersection for...

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Trade Talk: Council lauds Santa Fe's economics teacher, program

EDMOND — Unbeknownst to one another initially, two students at Edmond Santa Fe High School lobbied hard a few years ago for an...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: Tuesday: 444; Last week: 376; Last year: 720 Compared to last...

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Oklahoma business briefs for May 22

Banking program hires manager The Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition, a Bank On organization, has appointed JR Webster, a member...

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ConocoPhillips settles contamination lawsuit with OKC homeowners

A lawsuit alleging water contamination in northwest Oklahoma City has reached a settlement between a neighborhood of homeowners...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 23, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $58 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $46 Oklahoma...

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Supreme leader criticizes Iran's politicians amid US tension

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader publicly chastised the country's moderate president and foreign minister Wednesday,...

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Bankruptcy judge approves sale of Reading Eagle to chain

READING, Pa. (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge on Wednesday approved the sale of the 150-year-old Reading Eagle to a publisher...

Chesapeake, Devon aim to boost bottom lines using inclusiveness and diversity programs

BusinessApr 14, 2019

Publicly-traded oil and gas companies headquartered in Oklahoma City are among many with inclusion and diversity programs. But at Devon Energy Corp. and Chesapeake Energy Corp., those programs mean much more than developing standards and...

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3 minutes: Trump meeting with Democrats goes bust in a flash

WASHINGTON (AP) — The curtains in the Cabinet Room were drawn. The Democrats were waiting. And President Donald Trump came and...

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Former Senate Majority Leader Daschle joins cannabis board

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle has been named to an advisory board of a cannabis investment...

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Alabama House approves 'born alive' abortion bill

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Doctors would face prison sentences if they fail to treat babies "born alive" after an attempted...

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Seeking energy independence, Palestinians open solar plant

JERICHO, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian officials say they have inaugurated their first solar panel plant as part of a plan to...

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Arcadia Farmers Market to launch second season June 1

ARCADIA — Parking spaces will be more plentiful when the Arcadia Farmers Market opens June 1 for its second season. Land to the...

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Achievers: Edmond Youth Leadership class graduates announced

The Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce’s Youth Leadership Edmond Class XVIII has graduated 41 Edmond high school juniors. Youth...

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Achievers: Debra Wood announced as 2019 On the Farm STEM participant

Debra Wood has been selected by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture to participate in an On the Farm STEM...

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Oklahoman Business Cover briefs for May 22, 2019

Project to upgrade system An Oklahoma electric cooperative has hired a worldwide renewable energy company to oversee work to...

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State joins local organizations to map trees in Oklahoma City's urbanized areas

Trees matter. And data that analyzes how many there are, where they are located and how they affect areas where we live, work...

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Devon Energy helps tend the Gardens in Oklahoma City

Stormy weather minimized the effect of the Myriad Botanical Gardens' weeklong forced closure after the sky-high window washers'...

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Creative workers future of manufacturing, alliance leader says

Oklahoma is close to experiencing a generational gap in the manufacturing sector, with more than 20,000 unfilled jobs over the...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 7,611 Feeder Steers: Medium and Large No. 1: Calves: 248 lbs....

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 22, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $59.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $47.50...

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Coming into focus: Optometrists given right to practice in retail establishments

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a Senate Bill on Tuesday that will allow optometry offices in retail establishments. The bill...

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Some areas around Devon Tower to reopen, streetcar service to resume

Officials with Devon Energy Corp. on Tuesday said progress in securing damaged areas of the Devon Tower will allow the...

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Report: Many Uber, Lyft drivers fail to respond to recalls

NEW YORK (AP) — One out of six Uber and Lyft drivers in the New York City and Seattle areas are driving vehicles with...

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Jamie Oliver's UK restaurant chain collapses into insolvency

LONDON (AP) — Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's British restaurant chain filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, partly due to...

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GM Maven car-sharing stops serving 8 N. American markets

DETROIT (AP) — Maven, General Motors' car-sharing service, is being shut down in about half of the 17 North American markets it...

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Australia government says it won't break tax cut pledge

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's newly reelected government said Tuesday that its promise to slash income taxes might be...

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Streets around Devon Tower remain closed Monday with threat of severe weather ahead

Areas around the Devon Tower, damaged by a window-washing accident last week, remained closed Monday. A window-washing...

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Social media abuzz over Constitutional carry audits

News headlines and social media have been abuzz lately with videos of people performing First Amendment and Second Amendment...

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Pei legacy celebrated worldwide, but not in Oklahoma City

In the days following the death last week of I.M. Pei, his legacy was being celebrated in cities around the world where his...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 21, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $59.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $47.50...

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Oklahoma business briefcase for May 21

Gulfport Energy hires general counsel Gulfport Energy Corp. announced Monday it hired Patrick K. Craine to be its general...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 8,000; Last Monday: 5,192; Year ago: 9,423 Compared to last week:...

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Roan Resources hires bankers to determine best path forward

Roan Resources announced Monday two firms will help it evaluate strategic alternatives that could end with its merger, sale or...

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Oklahoma House OKs alternate bill on trains blocking traffic

A substitute bill that would authorize local law officers to cite train owners or operators for blocking a road-rail...

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Storm central: A look inside weather forecasting

NORMAN — While the weather outside triggered tense hours of waiting, meteorologists inside the National Weather Service...

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Officials say Iran quadruples production of enriched uranium

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran quadrupled its uranium-enrichment production capacity amid tensions with the U.S. over Tehran's atomic...

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Mexico calls for regional development to address immigration

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A U.N. commission on Monday presented a roadmap to boost economic development in three Central American...

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On May 22nd, Oklahoman.com and Newsok.com will become one site

The Oklahoman is combining NewsOK.com and Oklahoman.com into one web site: Oklahoman.com. The NewsOK.com experience will be...

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$15 minimum wage becomes part of 2020 presidential landscape

From liberal firebrands Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren to moderates Joe Biden and John Hickenlooper, nearly the entire...

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Trump's EPA shifts more environmental enforcement to states

BOKOSHE, Okla. (AP) — Susan Holmes' home, corner store and roadside beef jerky stand are right off Oklahoma Highway 31, putting...

Questions & answers: India native overcomes poverty to become successful thoracic surgeon

BusinessApr 21, 2019

Dr. Subrato J. Deb oversees the growth and development of the only comprehensive thoracic oncology program in Oklahoma. He was instrumental in starting the thoracic cancers tumor board at the Stephenson Cancer Center, the state’s only...

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Liz Weston: Let's get real about health costs in retirement

You won't pay for health care in retirement with one lump sum. That's the way these expenses are often presented, though, and...

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South Korea vows to send aid to North quickly, may send food

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea vowed Monday to move quickly on plans to provide $8 million worth of medical and...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, May 20, 2019

Streetlight deal in the works An agreement with OG&E to facilitate conversion to LED streetlights is estimated eventually...

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US to roll out economic part of Mideast peace plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will unveil the first phase of its long-awaited blueprint for Mideast peace next...

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Utility's Silver Energy Sweep initiative helps OKC seniors

Energy efficiency improvements and “honey-do” list eliminations work together as part of Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co.’s...

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Weather scientists from Norman have vital role in TORUS Project

SALINA, Kan. — About half a dozen trucks from Norman stood ready to deploy last week inside an aircraft hangar just north of...

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Glassdoor reveals highest-paying entry-level jobs

A decade after the Great Recession, when new college grads walked into an abysmal job market with long-lasting effects, the...

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B&G Foods delivers good taste and long-term investment

Dear Mr. Berko: Your buy, sell or hold thoughts on B&G Foods and why. Do directors of public corporations earn their pay? —...

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Hurricane hunter won't fly into tornadic storms

SALINA, Kan. — The white and blue propeller-driven hurricane hunter called "Kermit" makes rounds each year in the Gulf of...

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Exec brings much safety, security experience to Scissortail Park operations

Scissortail Park is scheduled to open to the public the week of Sept. 26 — a date that couldn’t come fast enough for its chief...

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Corn prices rise as farmers fall behind in planting new crop

Here is this week’s edition of Futures File, our weekly commodities wrap-up: Corn pops over soggy fields Corn prices popped...

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When a loss is expected, breaking even is a good thing

NEW YORK — Behold the power of low expectations. Nearly all the companies in the S&P 500 have said how much profit they...

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OPEC, allies grapple with Iran crisis as ministers meet in Jeddah

When OPEC and its allies gather in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah this weekend, their conversation will be dominated by a...

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Business people for May 19

Andy Sherrer, a longtime Republic Banker, has been elected president of Republic Bank and Trust. Sherrer, 42, has worked for...

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Department of justice continues trend of providing useful guidance

Several times over the past few years, the U.S. Department of Justice has provided guidance to practitioners and entities as to...

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In clash with Congress, weak legal case may still help Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — For all of President Donald Trump's talk of winning, his lawyers are using a legal argument that many...

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US: Iran military could misidentify airliners amid tension

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Commercial airliners flying over the Persian Gulf risk being targeted by "miscalculation or...

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Interviews, photos and video: Red Earth Art Center getting new home in BancFirst Tower lobby

The venerable nonprofit organization Red Earth Inc. and BancFirst have reached an agreement that will relocate the Red Earth...

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Bernie Sanders unveils plan to overhaul public education

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders wants to suspend taxpayer funding of new charter schools...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Oklahoma Weekly Cattle Auction Summary Livestock Weighted Average Report...

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Why wood floors are suddenly the design of the moment

When you first enter the foyer of designer Katie Ridder and her architect husband Peter Pennoyer's house in New York's Dutchess...

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Oklahoma City building permits

Flintco: 8300 N Oklahoma Ave., office, erect, $24,000,000. Casey's Marketing Co.: 13001 W Reno Ave., retail sales, erect,...

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Rodd Moesel, Plant with planning or reckless abandon?

We are in the heart of the spring planting season and can plant most all of the warm-season plants, grass seed, trees, shrubs...

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Kenneth R. Harney, New lawsuits raise question of who should pay homebuyer's agent

WASHINGTON — The long knives are out again for one of American real estate's oldest and most controversial traditions:...

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Home and garden notes for May 18

To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.”...

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Marni Jameson, Spring is time for a little tree appreciation

"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” ― Chinese proverb If you are breathing right...

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Craig Smith Building and 18 Oklahoma businesses partner to support The Sparrow Project

A custom home by Craig Smith Building in the Rivendell addition will be decorated by 18 local businesses for a fundraiser to...

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Paul Bianchina, New faucet is an easy bathroom fix-up

Whether you’re looking for an easy way to breathe some new life into your older bathroom or you’re just sick of that irritating...

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Master Gardeners gardens open in Norman

NORMAN — The Cleveland County Master Gardener Association opens its teaching and demonstration garden to the public from 9 a.m....

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Barry Stone, Siding warps on 2-year-old house

DEAR BARRY: The exterior siding on our home has become warped and wavy. When we bought the house, we thought the siding was...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for May 18, 2019

The Listing of the Week is an infill townhouse with "coastal modernist vibes" in the SoSA neighborhood, "south of St....

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for May 18, 2019

Price Edwards & Co. reports these real estate transactions: City Center Development paid $2,200,000 to Lawyers Title...

Connection code: SheCodes a resource for women moving into the tech industry

BusinessApr 14, 2019

Once a month in meetings and any time via the group's online Slack channel, SheCodes provides women a place to learn about coding and other technology from women who work in the industry. The group is a resource that has helped promote...

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Agreement would limit demolition threat to iconic Oklahoma City church

First Christian Church would get a reprieve from the threat of demolition under terms of an agreement to be considered Tuesday...

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UBuildIt front office gets new home in Oklahoma City

Bob Braudrick is like that guy on TV in the 1980s who liked his electric razor so much he bought the company. Victor Kiam...

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for May 18, 2019

Deep Deuce open house is Sunday Real estate agents will have open house at 18 townhouses — including Kevin Durant's former (but...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 18, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $59.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $47.25...

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Oklahoman Business cover briefs

EDMOND Bankers schedule annual convention, trade show The Oklahoma Bankers Association's 122nd annual convention and trade show...

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Red Earth Art Center moving into BancFirst Tower lobby

Inside the Red Earth Art Center, a few paintings and sculptures remain on display, with many more works of art swaddled in...

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Oklahoma County Treasurer property tax sale details, slices of life, now a click away

The Oklahoma County Treasurer’s resale property website — a list of properties to be auctioned for taxes owed — now has...

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WeGoLook parts ways with founder, outsources jobs

Top executives at Oklahoma City-based WeGoLook were terminated by its parent company this week, and jobs at the downtown tech...

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Oklahoma business briefs for May 18, 2019

EDMOND Chemical maker closes deal in buyout Energy and Environmental Services acquired Patriot Chemicals & Services in a...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for May 18, 2019

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County according to deeds released from County Clerk David O. Hooten's office. To search more...

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Miller in May Home Tour is an invitation to time travel in Oklahoma City

The Miller in May Home Tour honors more than vintage houses: It showcases history, from grand narrative — the origins and...

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NextEra Energy Resources scraps wind farm plans because of airspace concerns

Plans were dropped Friday to build two west-central Oklahoma wind energy projects, including one that had been paused by...

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Gay couples plan mass weddings after Taiwan legalizes unions

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Gay couples in Taiwan plan a mass wedding registration after lawmakers voted to legalize same-sex...

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Trump lifts tariffs on Mexico, Canada, delays auto tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bogged down in a sprawling trade dispute with U.S. rival China, President Donald Trump took steps Friday to...

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Wobbly week for US stocks; 2nd weekly drop for S&P 500

Stocks fell broadly on Wall Street Friday as investor jitters over the heated trade war between the world's two biggest...

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Interviews and videos: Oklahoma Hall of Fame names 2019 inductees, including Gray Frederickson, John Herrington, Steve Largent, J.C. Watts

A trailblazing astronaut, two football stars who later became Congressmen, and the Choctaw chief who suggested the state’s name...

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Trade war, heavy rains weigh on Deere & Co.

Deere cut its profit and sales expectations for the year as a trade war between the U.S. and China escalates and farmers try to...

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Uncertainty looms over UK as Brexit compromise talks fail

LONDON (AP) — Talks between Britain's Conservative government and the opposition Labour Party seeking a compromise over Brexit...

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Recap: OKC Central Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer answered questions from readers this morning.

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SEC simplifies disclosure requirements for public companies

On March 20, the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to adopt amendments to modernize and simplify disclosure...

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Ponca Nation of Oklahoma to host environmental summit May 17-18

Organizations concerned about oil and gas activities in Oklahoma and nationwide plan a summit Friday and Saturday in Ponca City...

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Top OGE exec recaps company's 2018 performance at annual shareholder meeting

OGE Energy is "strong and built for the long term." Sean Trauschke, chairman, president and CEO, told shareholders that and...

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Oklahoma business briefs for May 17

ExxonMobil gives to state higher education ExxonMobil and its XTO Energy subsidiary employees, retirees, directors and...

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Oklahoma business briefcase for May 17

EDMOND Bankers schedule annual convention, trade show The Oklahoma Bankers Association's 122nd annual convention and trade show...

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OKC consumers swarm new Costco

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Big Friendly brewery, taproom to open at Wheeler

“The Big Friendly,” a school bus converted into a mobile craft beer taproom, is set to establish a permanent home at Wheeler,...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 17, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $59.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $47.25...

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I.M. Pei, architect who drew plans for Oklahoma City Urban Renewal, dead at 102

I.M. Pei, the internationally renowned architect and planner who controversially reshaped downtown Oklahoma City, died...

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In OKC, Wheeler neighborhood takes flight

Planes are no longer landing along the Downtown Airpark runway, but the spirit of the landing strip itself remains with the...

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A separate war: Pioneering black Marines endured, prevailed

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — It was the dress blue uniforms that drew John Thompson to join the U.S. Marines, where black men were...

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Gray Frederickson, John Herrington, J.C. Watts and Steve Largent among 2019 Oklahoma Hall of Fame class

The 2019 class will be formally inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame on Thursday, Nov. 21 in Oklahoma City.

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Saudis blame Iran for drone attack amid calls for US strikes

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Mediation in Norway aims to resolve Venezuela crisis

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Traditional grocers offer pickup and delivery options

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Grocery shopping has gone relatively unchanged for decades, but that is changing. Traditional grocers are offering pickup and delivery options, and many patrons across the country are skipping the store altogether in favor of online ordering...

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I.M. Pei, architect who designed Louvre Pyramid, dies at 102

NEW YORK (AP) — I.M. Pei (PAY), the versatile, globe-trotting architect who revived the Louvre with a giant glass pyramid and...

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Watchdog: EPA should recoup travel money from Pruitt, guards

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency's internal watchdog urged the agency on Thursday to look into recovering...

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US, European officials bring charges in global malware case

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Walmart warns that higher tariffs will mean higher prices

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart warned on Thursday that higher tariffs on imports from China will mean higher prices.The comments came...

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UK PM May promises timetable in June for her exit date

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May fended off pressure Thursday from Conservative Party lawmakers demanding that...

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US long-term mortgage rates fall; 30-year average at 4.07%

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EU fines banks over $1 billion over foreign exchange cartel

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Taiwan to vote on formal recognition of same-sex marriage

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese legislators are scheduled to decide Friday on legalizing same-sex marriage, marking a potential...

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Shares in UK travel agency plunge amid Brexit warning

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OKC firefighters rescue window washers near top of Devon Tower

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Nanotechnology to boost battery development

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

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Coop Ale move to turn former armory into a 'world class destination'

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Roan Resources posts first-quarter net loss

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By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 16, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $58.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $46.50...

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National wheat growers group opposes tariff escalation

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Bricktown Brewery files for IPO, then backs off plans

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Federal Labor Department updates guidance on FMLA leave

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Oklahoma business briefcase for May 16

Acorn Growth Cos. acquires DIMO Acorn Growth Cos., a private equity firm investing exclusively in aerospace, defense and...

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Oklahoma DEQ set to replace aging Midtown garage

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The Latest: FM says Iran is committed to nuclear deal

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White House launches survey looking for tech industry bias

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Wisconsin Assembly approves 'born alive' anti-abortion bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly passed a so-called born alive anti-abortion bill Wednesday that President Donald...

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The Latest: FAA acting head stands by safety certification

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Nebraska farmer cuts off trapped leg using pocket knife

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A farmer says he had to cut off his own mangled leg with a pocket knife after it became trapped in a grain...

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Firefighters rescue workers from lift on Devon Tower in downtown Oklahoma City

Firefighters have rescued two workers who were trapped in the basket of a lift that malfunctioned and swung atop the Devon...

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Global stocks subdued as trade dispute remains in focus

BEIJING (AP) — Stock markets mostly turned lower in European trading Wednesday over the trade dispute between the U.S. and...

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STEM teacher Samantha Lindsey, a teacher at Mustang Horizon Intermediate School, has been recognized by Devon Energy and the...

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Parents need legal documents to care for adult, unmarried children

Many people are aware they should secure legal documents that allow them to make medical choices on behalf of their aging...

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Oklahoma business briefcase for May 15

Insurance company CEO named Longtime insurance industry executive, attorney and business consultant Monica Miller Collison has...

Farzaneh brothers support education, housing, other causes in central Oklahoma

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MOORE — Revolution didn’t break out in Iran 40 years ago until after the Farzaneh brothers left to study architecture at the University of Oklahoma, but its effects reached around the world and lay a heavy weight on both of them. “Because of...

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Germany: 5 charged with trafficking, prostituting Thai women

BERLIN (AP) — Prosecutors have charged five people with trafficking Thai women to Germany and forcing them to work in a...

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Oklahoma business briefs for May 15

LifeSquire Connect to lead lunch and learn to benefit Infant Crisis Services Support staff placement service LifeSquire Connect...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 15, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $58.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $46.25...

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Stitt tours Boeing, tests flight simulator

On a blue, sunny day, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt sat in a cockpit and was able to land a Boeing 747-8 aircraft just outside of...

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Internships pave way for new grads' employment

Only 37% of college graduates nationwide have jobs lined up, while 55% have negative employment outlooks. That’s according to a...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 5,192 Feeder Steers: Medium and Large No. 1: Calves: 368 lbs....

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OERB marks 25-year anniversary of abandoned well restoration program

You can measure the success of the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board’s abandoned well-site cleanup a variety of ways. One way is...

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Alcohol distribution set for another shakeup

Less than eight months after drastic changes to Oklahoma’s system of alcohol distribution, the system is about to undergo more...

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Saudi Arabia says its oil pipeline was hit by drones

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An oil pipeline that runs across Saudi Arabia was hit Tuesday by drones, the Saudi energy...

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Coast Guard: 2 more bodies found after Alaska planes crash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The bodies of two more people have been found after small sightseeing planes crashed in Alaska, the...

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Trump pushes 'America First energy policy' on Louisiana trip

HACKBERRY, La. (AP) — President Donald Trump showcased his "America First energy policy" on Tuesday during a trip to Louisiana...

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Is sea rise wrecking coastal home values? The answer: Maybe

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Coach pleads to college admissions scam, could hurt Loughlin

BOSTON (AP) — A former assistant soccer coach at the University of Southern California switched her plea to guilty Tuesday in...

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Maker of OxyContin gets hit with another state lawsuit

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Disney takes over Hulu from Comcast as stream wars heat up

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney is taking full control of Hulu from Comcast, as both companies prepare to launch their own streaming...

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Stamp to honor WWII battleship where Japan surrendered

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service will issue a stamp honoring the famous World War II battleship the USS Missouri...

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EU court: employers must measure working time in detail

BERLIN (AP) — The European Union's top court ruled on Tuesday that EU countries must make employers set up a system to measure...

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Apps cost too much? Court allows suit adding to Apple's woes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers can pursue a lawsuit complaining that iPhone apps cost too much, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday,...

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Google opens German center to improve data privacy

LONDON (AP) — Google opened a privacy focused engineering center in Munich, Germany, on Tuesday, its latest move to beef up its...

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Inventor says medical device stops leaks to give women active lifestyle back

EDMOND — Allison Conti is one of 88 million women globally who experience involuntary urine leakage. She's the one who decided...

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Blue Angels performing at Tinker air show next month

The Navy's premier flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, will perform next month at the Star Spangled Salute Air &...

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Stocks tumble on trade dispute The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 600 points Monday as investors sought shelter...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 14, 2019

Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted May 2: COMPLETION Custer: XTO Energy Inc.; Ruby No. 1-2H11X14 Well; SW1/4 SE1/4...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 5,200; Last Monday: 4,896; Year ago: 10,078 Compared to last...

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State tax revenues set monthly record in April

Oklahoma's monthly state tax revenue reached a record $1.6 billion in April as the state's economy continued to expand, State...

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Notaries can work online after Jan. 1

Notaries public can sign up to provide their services remotely after Jan. 1, according to legislation approved last week. The...

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May college athletics brings reliable boost to downtown attractions

Downtown Oklahoma City, once lacking more than a couple of major events a year to bring people into the urban core, is now...

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Regulators approve Oklahoma Gas and Electric's plant acquisition plan

Members of Oklahoma’s Corporation Commission on Monday approved an order that will allow Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. to spend...

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Olympic cycling champ Sanchez accepts doping sanction

AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) — Former Olympic road race champion Samuel Sanchez has accepted a two-year doping ban from cycling.The...

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Analyzing China's Energy Industry, 2019 - China Energy Sources Feeding Consumption Growth - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 14, 2019--The "Analyzing China's Energy Industry 2019" report has been added to...

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UN mission urges financial isolation of Myanmar's military

BANGKOK (AP) — A United Nations fact-finding mission urged Tuesday that countries cut off all business with Myanmar's military...

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OKC Urban Renewal to acquire historic Deep Deuce mansion

The Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority, once seen as a precursor for a wrecking ball, is now set to save one of the few...

Boeing's top executive in Oklahoma City works to include diverse workforce through inclusion

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With the right talent, skills and a little bit of help, you can climb your way to the heavens. Nancy R. Anderson, Boeing’s vice president of Aircraft Modernization & Modification, knows from experience. Anderson recently returned to...

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Stitt signs bill on alcohol distribution

Gov. Kevin Stitt signed Senate Bill 608 on Monday, which once again changes the distribution process of alcohol in Oklahoma....

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Trump targets Pell Grant money for NASA's budget boost

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration wants to shift money for Pell Grants for college education to fund new spending,...

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China retaliates on tariffs, stock markets go into a slide

BEIJING (AP) — Sending Wall Street into a slide, China announced higher tariffs Monday on $60 billion worth of American goods...

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'Empire' to get 1 more season on Fox amid schedule shake-up

NEW YORK (AP) — "Empire" will return for its final season this fall on Fox — with Jussie Smollett a question mark — and should...

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2020 hopeful Biden says he's open to breaking up Facebook

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Joe Biden said Monday that he would be open to breaking up Facebook, a sign of the deep skepticism among...

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US farmers who sell to China feel pain of Beijing's tariffs

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — China's announcement Monday of higher tariffs on $60 billion of American exports — retaliation for...

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Ethiopian Airlines hesitant about using Boeing Max jets

DALLAS (AP) — The CEO of Ethiopian Airlines says his airline might never fly the Boeing 737 Max again after a deadly crash in...

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Public safety, civil rights groups battle over face ID tech

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and...

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Escalating US-China trade war sends stocks plunging

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 600 points Monday as investors sought shelter from an escalating trade war...

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EU calls for calm, warns US-Iran of conflict 'by accident'

BRUSSELS (AP) — European foreign ministers urged the United States and Iran to show restraint Monday amid fears of tensions...

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France, New Zealand to launch a call to end online extremism

PARIS (AP) — The leaders of France and New Zealand will make a joint push to eliminate acts of violent extremism from being...

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Saudi ship facing arms protests leaves Spanish port

MADRID (AP) — A Saudi cargo ship that Spanish arms control groups suspect is carrying European weapons for possible use in...

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Supreme Court says 1 state can't be sued in another's courts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court decided Monday that one state cannot unwillingly be sued in the courts of another,...

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Oklahoma revenue continues growth, but warning signs ahead

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma State Treasurer Randy McDaniel says April revenue to the state treasury shows continued growth in...

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Oklahoma revenue continues growth, but warning signs ahead

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma State Treasurer Randy McDaniel says April revenue to the state treasury shows continued growth in...

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Kudlow's admission about who pays tariffs contradicts Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House's top economic adviser has acknowledged that U.S. consumers and businesses pay the tariffs...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, May 13, 2019

Councilwoman seeks public forum for police chief candidates Ward 7 Councilwoman Nikki Nice is calling for an open forum for...

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Oklahoma City Streetcar ridership improving this spring

Streetcar ridership has improved with the arrival of spring weather. Oklahoma City Streetcar counted 3,943 trips on March 16...

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United States Alaska Upstream Fiscal and Regulatory Report 2019 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 13, 2019--The "US Alaska Upstream Fiscal and Regulatory Report - Budget Problems May Force Fiscal...

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N. Korean cargo ship seized by US arrives in American Samoa

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — A North Korean cargo ship seized by the U.S. because of suspicion it was used to violate...

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Executive leads AAA Oklahoma in new car-care service launch

AAA Oklahoma President Jared Peterson laughs when he recalls the faulty oversize scissors that wouldn’t cut the ceremonial...

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Can a drug for dogs treat cancer?

The promotional piece that the local TV news ran for the story sounded like the typical too-good-to-be-true tease. Man takes...

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BUSINESS PEOPLE: Local firms' new hires and promotions

Pivot, A Turning Point for Youth, has named Jennifer Goodrich president and CEO. Goodrich has been with Pivot for 20 years as a...

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What market tumble? Workers up 401(k) savings to record

NEW YORK — Last year's tumble for the stock market wasn't enough to scare workers off of saving for retirement. Instead, many...

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SPACs offer more risk than return

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Jury awards millions to victim of road-rail accident

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NRA CEO billed OKC ad agency for expenses

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Juul's 'switch' campaign for smokers draws scrutiny

WASHINGTON — The young models and the candy-colored graphics that helped propel Juul to the top of the e-cigarette market are...

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Space-tourism dream edges toward reality

SANTA FE, N.M. — British billionaire Richard Branson and his space-tourism company Virgin Galactic announced new steps Friday...

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Sanders highlights opposition against fracking in push to Oklahoma Democratic voters

A Democratic candidate for president who carried Oklahoma in a primary three years ago is making energy a top issue and...

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Cut from a different cloth: New fabric retailer hopes to meet niche demand

A random internet search for best places to live in the United States led Dragos Sescu and his family to Oklahoma. They brought...

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Tariffs against China mean higher prices at home

Threats of even bigger tariffs against China are attracting attention from buyers and investors, leading off this week’s...

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Health care debate hobbles stock in drugmakers, insurers

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Secretary of Agriculture Blayne Arthur seeks to promote the industry's value to all Oklahomans

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From its economic impact to the food products we buy in stores, agriculture’s presence in Oklahoma is diverse, inclusive and profound. And starting this year, it has something it never has had before: A woman leading the agency that oversees...

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Trump says voters don't care about his personal tax returns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is scoffing at Democrats' attempts to pry loose his tax returns, saying his refusal to...

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Trump has long seen previous US trade agreements as losers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's combative approach to trade has been one of the main constants among his...

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Trump's tweeting about Russia probe, China trade

STERLING, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump is taking jabs at Democrats for pursuing the Russia probe.Before heading to his...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for May 11, 2019

Clayco: 8201 Pole Road, office-warehouse, erect, $10,000,000. Schwob Building Co.: 5400 SW 29, office-warehouse, add-on,...

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Home and Garden Notes from The Oklahoman for May 11, 2019

To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.”...

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Household items everyone should have before turning 30

When Scott Roewer, founder of the Organizing Agency, finished his master's in education in 2000, his parents asked him what he...

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Deep Deuce Home Tour highlights historic area of downtown OKC

A dozen real estate agents from as many firms will throw open the doors of 18 townhouses — including Kevin Durant's former (but...

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Miller in May Home Tour is in 20th year in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City’s historic Miller neighborhood will welcome visitors May 18-19 for the 20th Miller in May Home Tour. Seven homes,...

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Oklahoman's Listing of the Week

The Listing of the Week is a freshly remodeled home on a corner lot with a pool and lake view in gated and guard-monitored...

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Garden task list and summer gardening workshop

We have had so much rain this spring that you may just now be getting your bedding plants and vegetable gardens planted. It is...

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Kenneth R. Harney, Zillow faces legal action over its co-marketing program

WASHINGTON — Zillow is back in hot water: A class-action suit against the online realty giant is moving forward after insider...

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Barry Stone: Agent rejects buyer’s home inspector

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Marni James, It’s just stuff, some say, but is it?

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Paul Bianchina, Some common questions about your next fence project

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Real estate notes from The Oklahoman for May 11, 2019

Devon Energy Center wins award The Southwest Region of the Building Owners and Managers Association has named Devon Energy...

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Logistics automation smartens up dumb warehouses

Not all warehouses are as big and dumb as most of them look. In fact, some are pretty smart — and thank you Chris Roberts for...

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BRIEFCASE

State rig count climbs by 2 Oklahoma’s rig count increased to 105 this week as the number of working rigs nationally continued...

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Heartland headquarters changing downtown skyline

What is the timeline for Heartland opening downtown? Also, any new businesses on the horizon to announce moving into Oklahoma...

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Gulfport Energy maintains production as it works on bottom line, first quarter results show

Gulfport Energy is holding the line on its production and expects it to grow later this year. Earlier this month, the Oklahoma...

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Oklahoma business briefs for May 11, 2019

BC Clark 'hides' jewelry for Mother's Day Five Mother's Day presents will be left in random public places around the Oklahoma...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for May 11, 2019

CBRE reports these real estate transactions: Fleske Holding Company LLC paid $4.2 million to Danforth Development for a...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May11, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $58.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $46.25...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Oklahoma Weekly Cattle Auction Summary Livestock Weighted Average Report...

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Oklahoma County property sales for May 11, 2019

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $38 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Oklahoma City's Corken Inc., compressor and pump maker, moving to new, larger plant

Corken Inc. is moving to a larger manufacturing plant under construction in north Oklahoma City, completing the first phase of...

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American Airlines announces nonstop flights between OKC and Miami

Oklahoma City is getting a new option for air travel to south Florida, connecting to destinations in the Caribbean and Latin...

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Oklahoma County property sales for May 11, 2019

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $38 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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State grains

WHEAT (BU): .10 to .11 lower. 3.45-3.87. Davis 3.45; Keyes 3.52; Buffalo 3.55; Hooker 3.57; Shattuck, Temple 3.67;Banner,...

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Pentagon shifting $1.5 billion to border wall construction

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is shifting $1.5 billion in funds originally targeted for support of the Afghan security forces...

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Stocks rebound as hopes rise that trade tensions will ease

Wall Street capped a turbulent week with a late-day rally Friday after shaking off an early slump triggered by the latest...

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As Lebanon leaders talk austerity, protesters cry 'thieves!'

BEIRUT (AP) — Dozens of Lebanese military and security veterans burned tires and shouted angrily outside government offices on...

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Grain mixed, livestock mixed

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for July delivery fell 5...

Interest in medical marijuana isn't waning, so state looks to adapt

BusinessApr 14, 2019

Oklahoma’s cannabis industry is still a debated topic as the state adjusts to life post-medical marijuana legalization. Successes in the industry have not come without challenges. Oklahoma saw an influx of tax dollars resulting from the...

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Why does Facebook fail to fix itself? It's partly humans

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The question comes up over and over, with extremist material, hate speech, election meddling and privacy...

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