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Street by convention center to be named for Cornett

A street adjacent to the new Oklahoma City Convention Center is to be named Mick Cornett Drive after the former mayor. The city...

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What we know, and what we still don't, about the Devon Energy, WPX Energy merger

On Monday, Tulsa-based WPX Energy and Oklahoma City-headquartered Devon Energy announced a plan to merge in an all-stock deal...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Sept. 29, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Monday: Natural Gas — $2.08 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday:...

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The Latest: COVID-19 outbreak on ship off Australia's coast

PERTH, Australia — Authorities are concerned by a COVID-19 outbreak aboard a cargo ship off Australia's northwest coast that...

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OKC mask giveaways continue throughout October, 144,000 already handed out

October giveaways will be Thursdays at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility.

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No surprises here: Companies offering munchies, technology-based solutions big winners so far during COVID-19 pandemic

These days, many of us are relying on information technology aids to help us do our jobs and asking for food deliveries to cure...

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Dems to Facebook: Get serious about misinformation, hate

Two influential Democrats on Capitol Hill have urged Facebook to take stronger action against misinformation, voter suppression...

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Asia Today: Australian hot spot, South Korea hit new lows

Australia’s coronavirus hot spot, Victoria state, on Monday recorded its lowest number of new infections in more than three...

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Liz Weston: Sustainable investing could get a lot harder

Interest in sustainable investing is soaring, as more people become convinced that making a positive impact can be profitable...

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Russia's Navalny visited by German chancellor in hospital

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Monday confirmed reports that German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, Sept. 28, 2020

OKCFD COVID-19 alert rises The Oklahoma City Fire Department's COVID-19 alert level rose over the weekend to yellow, the...

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Federal judge postpones Trump ban on popular app TikTok

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Sunday postponed a Trump administration order that would have banned the popular video...

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NY Times: Trump paid $750 in US income taxes in 2016, 2017

President Donald Trump paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the past 15 years, according to a report Sunday in The New York...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Alert Level Yellow declared at Oklahoma City Fire Department

Most of those off work are in quarantine and are not infected.

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Desk shortage forces workspace creativity

NEW YORK — First it was toilet paper. Disinfectant wipes. Beans. Coins. Computers. Now, desks are in short supply because of...

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Opinion: Silver slammed by profit taking

Silver’s earlier huge upward swing to $30 accompanied fears that stimulus like the Payroll Protection Program, extreme low...

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Spending money: OKC real estate funds rack up capital

Two Oklahoma City-based investment firms closed record-setting, multimillion-dollar real estate funds to acquire commercial...

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

NewsMay 16, 2019

SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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Prescott: What we’ve learned so far about the virus

The novel coronavirus first reared its head last winter. Throughout the spring and summer, it surged and, occasionally, ebbed a...

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Michel lashes out at Britain over post-Brexit plan

BRUSSELS — European Union leader Charles Michel used the virtual pulpit of the U.N. General Assembly on Friday to lash out at...

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TikTok says it didn’t take part in Australia security probes

CANBERRA, Australia — TikTok executives told a Senate committee on Friday that they lobbied Australian lawmakers but did not...

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Appeal is filed after a victory for Apple in EU
EU Commission lost a battle over special tax deals for the tech giant

LONDON — The European Commission said Friday it is appealing a court decision that Apple doesn’t have to repay 13 billion euros...

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Swiss-EU relations back on ballot over freedom of movement

GENEVA — The Swiss will vote this weekend on a renewed proposal to limit the number of European Union nationals allowed to live...

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Drag performers protest 'oppressive' behavior among LGBTQ-friendly bars in Oklahoma City

Dozens of activists, entertainers and supporters gathered along NW 39th Street in Oklahoma City Friday night to protest what...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Sept. 26, 2020

CMSWillowbrook Inc.: 6161 N Western Ave., apartment, erect, $16,207,490. CMSWillowbrook Inc.: 6161 N Western Ave., apartment,...

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Oklahoma City-area garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Sept. 26, 2020

To submit items, send an email to Richard Mize at rmize@oklahoman.com. In the subject line, put "Garden calendar.” Please...

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Oklahoma Home Builders Foundation raises funds for children's charities

Nearly 40 companies gave discounts or donated materials, but just one built the 2020 House of Hope for the Parade of Homes Fall...

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Tribes spend pandemic aid on projects, jobs, services

Tribes across Oklahoma are pumping millions back into the economy with CARES Act allocations being used to build emergency...

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Mize: Does anybody really know what coronatime it is?

She Who Is My Wife, who has years of experience as a journalist's spouse, has a name for this kind of report: "Situation...

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Marni Jameson: There’s gold in them tractors

Nokomis is a small town in South Central Illinois with a population just over 2,000. Unassuming though it may seem, Nokomis...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Sept. 26, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a home in Goldsby with an open-concept floor plan ready for entertaining. The 3,816-square-foot home...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Sept. 26, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $31 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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In the garden, it's time to divide now to conquer later

The mild weather we have in early fall presents the perfect chance to divide some of your favorite perennial flowers and move...

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Hot Property: 'SNL' vet Will Forte brings Santa Monica Craftsman to market

LOS ANGELES — Every Hollywood idea has to start somewhere, whether it's scribbled on cocktail napkins, pecked out on a vintage...

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Winning entries in the Parade of Homes Fall Classic

The Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association reports these winning entries in the Parade of Homes Fall Classic, listed by...

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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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Fire endangers pot-growing area

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s largest wildfire is threatening a marijuana-growing enclave, and authorities said many of the...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Sept. 26, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Friday: Natural Gas — $2.12 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday:...

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Family demands release of evidence in Breonna Taylor's case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Breonna Taylor’s family demanded Friday that Kentucky authorities release all body camera footage,...

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New measurements show moon has hazardous radiation levels

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Future moon explorers will be bombarded with two to three times more radiation than astronauts...

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Landlords suing to push back against eviction ban

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — As millions of Americans struggle to pay their rent during the coronavirus pandemic, landlords are going...

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Innocent Madoff investors must pay back profits, court rules

NEW YORK (AP) — Investors who profited from Bernard Madoff’s massive Ponzi scheme even though they knew nothing of it must...

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Pandemic blamed in closing of historic Shawnee theater

Downtown Shawnee landmark, the Hornbeck Theatre, 125 North Bell, will cease operation at the close of business Tuesday,...

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Justice Department seeks immediate ban on WeChat in US

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department is seeking an immediate ban on downloads of WeChat in Apple and Google app stores,...

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Oklahoma wants to get $300 extra in the hands of unemployed using a new online form

State officials have processed about half a million payments under the federal Lost Wages Assistance program this week, but...

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The price of oil
Probe reveals palm oil labor abuses linked to world’s top brands, banks

PENINSULAR MALAYSIA — An invisible workforce of millions of laborers from some of the poorest corners of Asia toil in the palm...

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Officials back jobless aid, small business loans

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Thursday that the government’s...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Sept. 25, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Thursday: Natural Gas — $2.17 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m....

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Asian shares gain, cheered by US rally on hopes for stimulus

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares advanced Friday, cheered by a modest rally on Wall Street and rising hopes for fresh stimulus for the...

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The Latest: Louisville protest ends after a night of tension

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related...

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'No easy answer': Many ask what next in Breonna Taylor case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In the wake of the decision not to prosecute Kentucky police officers for killing Breonna Taylor,...

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The Latest: $14M more in virus funds for 3 Ariz universities

PHOENIX — Arizona will provide the state’s three public universities with $14 million in additional funding to boost their...

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Justice Dept. expected to file antitrust action vs. Google

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is expected to bring an antitrust action against Google in coming weeks, focusing on...

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Hacked software provider won't say if ransomware involved

DALLAS (AP) — A day after informing customers that it had been hacked by an unknown intruder, a major U.S. provider of software...

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Trump niece files suit saying family cheated her of millions

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s niece followed up her best-selling, tell-all book with a lawsuit Thursday alleging that the...

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Fraud, backlogs disrupt US unemployment benefit payments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many American workers applying for unemployment benefits after being thrown out of a job by the coronavirus...

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Marijuana sales tax revenues multiply in Oklahoma City

Collections are up 38% with three months left in the year.

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: Tuesday: 863; Last week: 926; Last year: 342 Monday's Actual:...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Sept. 24, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Wednesday: Natural Gas — $2.18 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m....

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Food in a desert: new grocer set to ease east side grocery woes

East Oklahoma City will see a supermarket return to the community as construction begins next month on a new Homeland. A...

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Eastside OKC Homeland deal rivals complexity of Skirvin restoration

The impending construction of a Homeland grocery store on the east side of Oklahoma City is the culmination of a years-long...

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Long lines of mourners pay respects to Ginsburg at court

WASHINGTON (AP) — With crowds of admirers swelling outside, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was remembered Wednesday...

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GOP Senate report on Biden son alleges conflict of interest

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican-led Senate committees issued a politically charged report Wednesday alleging that the work Joe...

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US experts vow ‘no cutting corners’ as vaccine tests expand

WASHINGTON (AP) — A huge international study of a COVID-19 vaccine that aims to work with just one dose is getting underway as...

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German police raid over 60 sites linked to meat industry

BERLIN (AP) — German police simultaneously searched more than 60 homes and businesses in five states early Wednesday in...

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Scars and Stripes Coffee among fall vendors at Arcadia Farmers Market

ARCADIA — Scars and Stripes Coffee “is not about the coffee so much as it’s about the veterans,” says Ed Mosier, a squad leader...

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‘Not all doom and gloom’
Study looks at S&P MidCap 400 Index in time of pandemic

Publicly traded companies worked hard earlier this year to reorient their operations to adapt to new realities created by...

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Citizens not entitled to receive public records by email, judge rules

A Custer County judge says Oklahoma's Open Records Act needs a legislative fix to account for modern communication styles, i.e....

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The Latest: Honolulu to allow some activities to resume

HONOLULU -- Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell says the city plans to allow some activities that were shut down last month to control...

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House easily passes stopgap funding bill, averting shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sweeping bipartisan vote that takes a government shutdown off the table, the House passed a temporary...

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Trump expands ban on US money for certain diversity training

President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued an order that he said will expand a ban on the use of federal money for certain...

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New Oklahoma Geological Survey director to help state investigate and promote the wise use of the state's natural resources

The Oklahoma Geological Survey is best known these days for keeping its finger on the pulse of the state’s shaky ground. But...

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OSU students design and build innovative engine for drones

Joshua Johnsen and his team of fellow aerospace engineering students are relatively new to the world of drone design, but their...

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Stocks tumble on pandemic fears

NEW YORK — Wall Street slumped Monday as markets tumbled worldwide on worries about the pandemic’s economic pain, though the...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 5,500; Last week: 8,737; Year ago: 6,295 Compared to last week:...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Sept. 22, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Monday: Natural Gas — $1.85 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday:...

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Trump backs proposed deal to keep TikTok operating in US

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump said Saturday he’s given his “blessing” to a proposed deal that would see the popular...

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Ban delayed

NEW YORK — A judge has approved a request from a group of U.S. WeChat users to delay looming federal government restrictions...

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Marijuana sales tax revenues grow greener in OKC

Marijuana sales tax revenues multiply Marijuana sales tax revenues more than doubled in July from the same month a year earlier...

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While oil struggles, natural gas demand and production from the Appalachian and Haynesville basins hangs tough

Natural gas plays where two upstream and one midstream Oklahoma City-based companies are active are hanging tough so far this...

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Opinion: Agriculture Department promises more aid for farmers

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a second round of its Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). The...

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OKC pipe company founder reaches 100 years of age

Editor’s note: Alfred H. Karchmer turns 100 on Monday. In honor of that event, The Oklahoman is republishing this story (with...

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Opinion: For some, pandemic yields an unexpected bounty: savings

Are you one of the lucky ones? While the pandemic has wreaked havoc on our economy and eliminated millions of jobs, other...

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Opinion: Banking during a pandemic means making accommodations

We can get the national perspective of the pandemic’s current and after-effect on the banking and finance industries from the...

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Banned in the USA
US to prohibit WeChat, TikTok from app stores, citing security risk

The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday it will ban Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores on Sunday and will...

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Libya official promises end of oil blockade

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Libya’s commander who rules the eastern half of the country and who was behind a year-long...

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The Latest: South Korea's daily virus total drops slightly

South Korea __ South Korea’s new coronavirus tally has fallen below 100 for the first time in more than a month, as the...

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Maine blueberry industry reels from drought, frost, virus

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A late spring frost, a devastating drought and labor troubles wrought by the coronavirus pandemic...

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Wanted: Bilingual poll workers who reflect U.S. diversity

PHOENIX (AP) — The national Mi Familia Vota organization has long been involved in voting rights issues and other matters of...

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Here's how much home staging costs — and when it's worth it

If you're selling your home, you know it should be clean and clutter-free, along with photogenic. Home staging can help...

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Marni Jameson: Home makeover sparks fast sale, new lifestyle

Talk about a no-win situation. My stepson, Brett, and his wife, Tara, put a down payment on a new house. The place has more...

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Tips for healthy, sustainable outdoor dining

The fall season is the ideal time of year to dine outdoors. To create a healthy and sustainable outdoor dining experience,...

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Oklahoma City building permits

Lingo Construction Services: 6501 N Classen Blvd., shell building, erect, $6,600,000. Apollo Building Systems Inc.: 12201...

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Oklahoma County property sales

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $49 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Sept. 19, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a Dallas-style luxury smart home with self-cleaning pool and premier amenities on 2.09 acres in...

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Hot Property: James Cameron seeks a titanic haul for Malibu compound

LOS ANGELES — Oscar-winning director James Cameron is eyeing a blockbuster sale in Malibu. His prized compound, a collection of...

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Oklahoma City-area garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Sept. 19, 2020

To submit items, send an email to Richard Mize at rmize@oklahoman.com. In the subject line, put "Garden calendar.” Please...

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Moesel: In the fall garden, mums is the word

Fall officially begins this next week, but we already have seen some autumn-like weather with cooler days and cooler nights....

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Ideal Homes adds to name, management

Ideal Homes and Neighborhoods, based in Norman, has named Zack Roach, vice president of development, to its senior management...

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Eco-friendly home cleaning hacks

With families spending more time at home, messes are on repeat and cleanups often are an hourly routine. At the same time, many...

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OMMA picks seed tracking vendor

OMMA picks seed tracking vendor The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority has signed a contract with Metrc for the...

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6 questions answered about the energy industry's record-setting streak of contraction

State tax revenues continue to get pummeled and the economic effects will be felt across the state as the Oklahoma Energy Index...

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UN food chief urges rich to help keep millions from starving

UNITED NATIONS — The World Food Program chief warned Thursday that millions of people are closer to starvation because of the...

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Rooms with views: Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association donors chip in for Project House in Parade of Homes Fall Classic

What's striking about the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association's Project House in the Parade of Homes Fall Classic isn't...

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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 Sept. 19, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Friday: Natural Gas — $2.07 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday:...

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Trump and Biden hit unlikely battleground state of Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A solidly blue state for the past half century, Minnesota became an unquestioned presidential battleground...

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'This is a big moment:' UK virus restrictions escalating

LONDON (AP) — Fresh nationwide lockdown restrictions in England appear to be on the cards soon as the British government...

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China flies 18 warplanes near Taiwan during US envoy's visit

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China’s military sent 18 planes including fighter jets over the Taiwan Strait in an unusually large show...

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OKC Central Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer chats about Oklahoma City issues Friday mornings.

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US-based Krause Group takes control of Parma soccer club

PARMA, Italy (AP) — Parma became the latest Serie A team with foreign ownership Friday when the U.S.-based Krause Group...

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Report: Much needs doing to shield nursing homes from virus

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is claiming “resounding vindication” from an independent commission’s report on the...

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Judge blocks Postal Service changes that slowed mail

SEATTLE — A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them...

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Chesapeake Energy to cut 200 from its workforce Friday, CEO's email states

Chesapeake Energy Corp. plans to lay off 200 tomorrow. Employees were notified of the planned job cuts in an email sent...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Sept. 18, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Thursday: Natural Gas — $1.99 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m....

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Kratos grows OKC drone production as it competes for massive Air Force contract

Kratos Defense, a manufacturer of military tactical and training drones, expanded its footprint in Oklahoma City. The San...

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Justice Dept.: Sedition charge may apply to protest violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a memo to U.S. attorneys Thursday obtained by The Associated Press, the Justice Department emphasized that...

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French rap songs investigated for allegedly racist content

PARIS (AP) — The Paris public prosecutor’s office opened an investigation Thursday into video clips and songs by popular French...

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COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high...

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Construction set to begin on new apartments adjacent to Omni Hotel, across from Chesapeake Energy Arena

Boulevard Place, a mix of housing and retail, is set for a construction start by next spring as design work proceeds on the...

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Oklahoma City Council seeks policing reforms consultant

A consultant will be hired to assist two groups tasked with recommending policing reforms to the Oklahoma City Council....

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Sept. 17, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Wednesday: Natural Gas — $2.24 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m....

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts Tuesday: 926; Last week: Closed; Last year: 517 Monday's Actual:...

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Alternative meat maker fights back against Oklahoma labeling requirements

A Chicago maker of meatless, meat-like products is presenting a federal judge with a beef it has against an Oklahoma law...

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American Airlines will keep Stillwater route

Less than a month after American Airlines said it would halt commercial passenger service to Stillwater Regional Airport, the...

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Trump disputes health officials, sees mass vaccinations soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — Openly contradicting the government's top health experts, President Donald Trump predicted Wednesday that a...

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The Latest: Trump contradicts CDC director on vaccine, masks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local):7:25 p.m.President Donald Trump is...

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Fed sees rates near zero through 2023, perhaps longer

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the economy still struggling to recover from the pandemic recession, Federal Reserve policymakers...

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Oklahoma City Council seeks policing reforms consultant

Mayor's task force and city manager's working group are working on having reports together by spring.

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Retail sales rise for 4th straight month as growth slows

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans kept spending in August, but the pace of that growth is slowing as millions of people who lost jobs...

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Report finds global economic outlook not as bad as expected

PARIS (AP) — The global economy is not doing as bad as previously expected, especially in the United States and China, but has...

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Ponca ambassador calls for tribes to unite and oppose Oklahoma's environmental oversight request

A tribal leader is calling for Oklahoma’s Native Americans to unite as the federal government ponders the future of key...

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Hobby Lobby bumps minimum wage, joins retailers paying nearly double Oklahoma minimum

For those laid off in the midst of economic crisis, minimum wage might not be quite so minimal if you're able to land a job...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Sept. 16, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Tuesday: Natural Gas — $2.36 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m....

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 8,737 Feeder Steers: Medium and Large No. 1: 388 lbs. unweaned...

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OKC City Council approves marketing Cox Convention Center as a film studio

Downtown is set to get tested as a new film production hub after the Oklahoma City Council unanimously approved an agreement...

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The Latest: Sally's winds increase to 90 mph

Here are the latest developments on tropical weather (all times local):PENSACOLA, Fla. — Hurricane Sally is strengthening as it...

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UN experts decry continued abuse as Syria's war grinds on

GENEVA (AP) — U.N.-backed investigators pointed Tuesday to signs that Syria’s government continues to perpetrate rape, torture...

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Germany boosts own vaccine makers in race for COVID-19 jab

BERLIN (AP) — Germany says it is providing up to 750 million euros ($892 million) to support three domestic pharmaceutical...

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Rosa Parks' home displayed in Italy as US race tensions rise

NAPLES, Italy (AP) — The run-down, paint-chipped Detroit house where U.S. civil rights icon Rosa Parks took refuge after her...

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Lego to ditch plastic bags for paper ones in its boxed sets

NEW YORK (AP) — Lego said Tuesday that it will stop using plastic bags inside its boxed sets and replace them with paper...

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Oklahoma City reports city manager has tested positive for COVID-19

City Manager Craig Freeman tested positive for COVID-19 and was in quarantine Monday, the city of Oklahoma City said. "The...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Sept. 15, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Monday: Natural Gas — $2.31 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday:...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma City mask giveaways a success, more planned this weekend

Public health officials gave away almost 50,000 masks over the weekend at events sponsored by the city of Oklahoma City. More...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 9,500; Last week: Closed; Year ago: 5,139 Compared to the last...

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Environmental Protection Agency takes steps to support ethanol industry as election nears

President Donald Trump’s administration is getting "corny." On Monday, the EPA announced it won’t renew controversial...

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Easing fires not as simple as climate change vs. forest work

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Deadly West Coast wildfires are dividing President Donald Trump and the states' Democratic leaders over how...

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Terry Branstad, US ambassador to China, to leave next month

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to China will step down early next month, ending a three-year tenure marked by a trade war...

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UK's Johnson defends planned law, says EU 'unreasonable'

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday defended his plan to unilaterally rewrite Britain’s divorce deal...

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Oklahoma City reports city manager has tested positive for COVID-19

Craig Freeman began feeling ill over the weekend.

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China Power EPC Market Growth, Trends, and Forecasts Report 2020-2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 14, 2020--The "China Power EPC Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2020 - 2025)" report has...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, Sept. 14, 2020

Calendar: Voter countdown • For voters who sign up, absentee ballots for the Nov. 3 election will be mailed out the first week...

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Former UK leaders unite to slam Boris Johnson on Brexit plan

LONDON — Two former British prime ministers who played crucial roles in bringing peace to Northern Ireland joined forces Sunday...

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Profit cap no longer a 'side deal' at EMSA

A whistleblower's assessment of past misdeeds could be worth more than $16 million to EMSA, Oklahoma City's public ambulance...

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What Biden’s tax plan really says

ATLANTA — President Donald Trump describes Democratic challenger Joe Biden as a “tool” of “radical socialists” who are bent on...

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Biden audio first shared by ‘Russian agent’ thrives online

WASHINGTON — The leaked recordings were hardly a political bombshell: The apparent phone conversations between Joe Biden and...

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Lights, camera, action? City to consider conversion of Cox Convention Center for movie, TV production

The Cox Convention Center could be converted into a movie and television production studio as part of an agreement being...

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Opinion: Opportunities in the tech and telecommunication industries

Brett Kolomyjec, Oklahoma entrepreneur and CEO of Happily, is upbeat about postpandemic opportunities for businesses in these...

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Opinion: 'Lies, damned lies and statistics'

Specifically, one of us (Dr. Prescott) has participated in multiple virtual town halls organized by AARP, and for many months...

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Experts: Revamped OxyContin hasn’t curbed overdoses

WASHINGTON — A panel of government health advisers said Friday there’s no clear evidence that a harder-to-crush version of the...

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Opinion: Estate planning provides peace of mind in troubling times

I have read that sign every time I have walked into her office over the years — hundreds of times. Words could never have rung...

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Clubhouse Trailers led by pair of entrepreneurial savvy ‘Band Dads’

EDMOND — Drew Taylor and Jeff Hadley describe themselves as the ultimate “band dads,” although in reality they are savvy...

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Opinion: Pork market sizzling

The market has been rising as U.S. and Chinese demand for pork has been increasing over the last month, but prices skyrocketed...

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Business events scheduled for the coming week

Business events and economic reports scheduled for the coming week. All times are Eastern. Tuesday, Sept. 15 WASHINGTON —...

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Worker falls several stories in 2nd collapse at Atlanta site

ATLANTA (AP) — A concrete slab at a parking deck under construction in Atlanta collapsed Saturday — the second collapse at the...

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Iran executes man whose case drew international attention

TEHRAN (AP) — Iranian state TV on Saturday reported that the country’s authorities executed a wrestler for allegedly murdering...

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Tips for fueling up for outdoor fall chores

Along with the fall season comes a range of outdoor chores for homeowners, from clearing trees and branches after wicked...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Sept. 12, 2020

Graig & Streight Orthodontics: 12100 S Western Ave., medical clinic-office, erect, $850,000. P I 2 D LP: 12100 S Western...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Sept. 12, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a "move-in ready," two-story, brick house with pool with diving board and sundeck on 0.57 acre in...

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Oklahoma City-area garden events calendar from the Oklahoman for Sept. 12, 2020

To submit items, send an email to Richard Mize at rmize@oklahoman.com. In the subject line, put "Garden calendar.” Please...

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Hot Property: No futuristic setting here

LOS ANGELES — Actress-producer Cynthia Sikes Yorkin, who helmed the "Blade Runner 2049" sequel, has put her home in Bel-Air on...

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Marni Jameson: Survival tips for when coronavirus sends college kids homee

Last fall. Rachel Prull was reveling in her newfound freedom. A college freshman at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at...

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Oklahoma City's Will Rogers Gardens is looking for new 'Friends'

Get acquainted with the Friends of Will Rogers Gardens Foundation at the park named for Oklahoma's favorite son from 5 to 8...

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Parade of Homes Fall Classic kicks off next weekend in Oklahoma City area

The Parade of Homes Fall Classic, featuring 112 new homes by 49 builders, is set for Sept. 19-27. Homes from Edmond to Norman...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Sept. 12, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $47 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Sept. 12, 2020

Chinowth & Cohen acquires Churchill-Brown & Associates Tulsa's Chinowth & Cohen Realtors has acquired...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Sept. 12, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Friday: Natural Gas — $2.25 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday:...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Sept. 12, 2020

NAI Sullivan Group reports these real estate transactions: • NNBC III Real Estate LLC paid $623,000 to the the Buddy A. Shadid...

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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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Analysis: Eviction moratorium will compound problems, housing industry leaders say

It's hard to hear it above the din, but the renter eviction moratorium has housing trade groups and nonprofits sounding an...

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Venezuelan president says US spy captured near refineries

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolás Maduro said Friday that Venezuelan authorities captured a U.S. spy targeting a pair...

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The Latest: NYC teachers union will block school reopening

NEW YORK — The New York City teachers union warns it won’t let the nation’s largest school district reopen for in-person...

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Air Force's newest refueling tanker arrives in Oklahoma for maintenance

Maintenance crews at Tinker Air Force Base welcomed their first KC-46 mid-air refueling tanker Thursday. The KC-46 Pegasus is...

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SandRidge reacquires well interests in Mississippian Lime trust

Three stocks created nearly a decade ago by SandRidge Energy to raise about $1.6 billion in capital are now being traded...

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Showing the carbon footprint of video streaming

BERLIN — Streaming high-definition videos and games can result in significant greenhouse gas emissions, depending on the...

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The late Boone Pickens' art collection is expected to fetch millions in auction for charity

Boone Pickens excelled at making money and collecting art. On Oct. 28, interested parties will have a chance to pick up pieces...

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Slimmed-down virus bill scuttled by Senate Dems

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats scuttled a scaled-back GOP coronavirus rescue package on Thursday as the parties argued to a...

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Virus bill blocked in Senate as prospects dim for new relief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats scuttled a scaled-back GOP coronavirus rescue package on Thursday as the parties argued to a...

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Don't count on a 'Payroll Tax Holiday' at your workplace; here's why many employers are passing it up

I still don’t know whether or not I will have a “Payroll Tax Holiday” between now and the end of the year. Do you? Employers,...

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5 historic OKC buildings once hidden but brought back to life

Like cities across the country, Oklahoma City showed little interest in historic preservation in the 1960s. Hundreds of...

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Facebook may have to stop moving EU user data to US

LONDON (AP) — Facebook may be forced to stop sending data about its European users to the U.S., in the first major fallout from...

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British Airways' parent to cut flights following quarantines

LONDON (AP) — British Airways’ parent company said Thursday it will cut flights due to coronavirus travel restrictions and...

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OKC ambulance service dispute spills over into court

Oklahoma City's ambulance service, EMSA, filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking more than $16 million it claims is owed by the...

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Mall owners Simon and Brookfield to acquire J.C. Penney out of bankruptcy despite 'screaming matches'

J.C. Penney has reached a tentative deal to sell its business and stores to a group of mall owners and lenders in a move that...

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What slowdown? Amazon seeks to hire 33,000

NEW YORK — Amazon is on a hiring spree. In the latest sign of how it’s prospering while others are faltering during the...

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Trade deal at risk as EU says UK must honor Brexit agreement

LONDON — Prospects of a trade deal between Britain and the European Union appeared to dim Wednesday, with the EU saying that...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Sept. 10, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Wednesday: Natural Gas — $2.39 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m....

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ASEAN talks tackle pandemic, sea feud amid US-China rivalry

HANOI, Vietnam — Southeast Asia’s top diplomats held their annual talks by video Wednesday to discuss the immense crisis...

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3 dead as wildfire explodes in Northern California

OROVILLE, Calilf. (AP) — Three people died in a wind-whipped Northern California wildfire that has forced thousands of people...

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The Latest: S Korea's coronavirus resurgence seems to slow

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s new coronavirus cases have stayed below 200 for an eighth straight day, suggesting the...

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No virus aid before election? Pessimism before Senate vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Republican senators made pessimistic predictions Wednesday about securing a bipartisan coronavirus relief...

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Luxury goods giant LVMH cancels $14.5B deal for Tiffany

NEW YORK (AP) — Luxury goods giant LVMH is ending its takeover deal of jewelry retailer Tiffany & Co., saying the French...

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Oklahoma Gas and Electric crews returning to Oklahoma after hurricane help

OG&E crews headed home Oklahoma Gas & Electric line crews assisting with recovery efforts in the aftermath of...

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What slowdown? Amazon seeks to hire 33,000 people

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is on a hiring spree.In the latest sign of how it's prospering while others are faltering during the...

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Nobel laureate warns arrests won't stop Belarus protests

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarusian authorities on Wednesday detained one of the two last leading members of an opposition council...

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Trade deal at risk as EU says UK must honor Brexit agreement

LONDON (AP) — Prospects of a trade deal between Britain and the European Union appeared to dim Wednesday, with the EU saying...

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Spending in OKC stronger than expected, sales tax results show

A better-than-expected economic rebound led Oklahoma City's city manager to lift the city's hiring freeze Tuesday. While sales...

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Tulsa businesses get high sustainability marks for 2020

TULSA Companies announce sustainability awards Two companies were recognized by the Sustainable Tulsa Scor3card program this...

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Forbes 400: No new faces, just changing places among Oklahomans

When it comes to Oklahomans on the Forbes 400, the biggest change to this year's list is how much the richest are actually...

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Achievers

Valeria Carreno, an Edmond North High School graduate, is this year’s recipient of the Paycom Software Inc. (NYSE:PAYC) Barry...

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SandRidge closes deal to sell landmark tower, but future office location still in question

SandRidge Energy banked about $35.4 million through the sale of its corporate tower and associated annex to the state of...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Sept. 9, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Tuesday: Natural Gas — $2.38 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m....

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Arcadia Farmers Market General Store to open Sept. 11

ARCADIA — The homegrown and home-canned foods that often sell out on summer market days will now be available year-round at the...

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England bans gatherings of more than 6 as virus cases spike

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government is banning gatherings of more than six people in England, as officials try to keep a lid on...

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Cleveland County Detention Center to host job fair

NORMAN —A career fair will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Cleveland County Detention Center, 2550 W Franklin Road....

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Asia Today: India reports record 1,133 new virus deaths

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Tuesday reported 1,133 deaths from the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, its highest single-day...

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Lavrov: Russia ready to help ease Turkey-Greece tension

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister said Tuesday that Moscow is ready to help ease rising tensions over Turkey's...

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Falling prices flash warning light for Europe's economy

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A startling fall in consumer prices and a stronger euro have increased pressure on the European...

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Trump, Biden spar over economy, workers in Labor Day blitz

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump spent Monday diminishing each...

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Bold hopes for virus antibody tests still unfulfilled

WASHINGTON (AP) — At the height of the coronavirus lockdown, President Donald Trump and his top health advisers trumpeted a new...

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Food banks: USDA program helped but better ways to meet need

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As she inched ahead in her rusty Chevy pickup, Brianna Lordz bemoaned that engine problems had...

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Outlook on the Atmospheric Gases, Hydrogen, Acetylene and Helium Gas Equipment Global Market to 2026 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 7, 2020--The "Atmospheric Gases, Hydrogen, Acetylene and Helium Gas Equipment Market, Size, Share,...

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'Mask Up OKC' giveaways planned

Look for city-sponsored drive-thru mask giveaways on two upcoming Saturday mornings, Sept. 12 and 19, to encourage COVID-19...

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100,000 march in Minsk to demand Belarus leader resigns

KYIV, Ukraine — Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched Sunday to the outskirts of the presidential residence in the capital...

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Asia Today: Melbourne lockdown to stay; eight charged for rally

MELBOURNE, Australia— The premier of Australia’s Victoria state announced a slight easing of restrictions in Melbourne but the...

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Germany raises pressure on Russia in Navalny poisoning probe

BERLIN — Germany on Sunday increased the pressure on Russia over the poisoning of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny,...

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US debt will soon exceed size of entire economy

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government’s war against the coronavirus is imposing the heaviest strain on the Treasury since America’s...

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Opinion: Outlook is bright for advanced batteries

Paige Johnson, founder and CEO of Tulsa-based Ten-Nine Technologies, is a leader in this expanding segment on the continuum of...

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Child care crisis pushes US mothers out of the labor force

NEW YORK — Angela Wynn had just launched her own project management business, hitting a career stride after years of struggle...

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COVID-19 leaves its mark on history and the Oklahoma City/County Historical Society

It’s taken me until now to write this. It was no secret. I just didn’t have the heart. He was the first person I personally...

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Futures File: China boosts pork and beans

Pork is getting pricier as foreign buyers, especially China, look to the U.S. to supply their meat demand. China lost millions...

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Opinion: Can exercise save us all from the virus?

But at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, we aim to be uniters, not dividers. We’re searching for ways to bridge gaps...

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OKC's Classen Inn reopens as an interactive, "funky" destination

Since opening on Aug. 14, the reopened 1963 motel has drawn more than three dozen Instagram posts by visitors attracted to the...

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Virgin Atlantic completes rescue plan; 1,150 jobs lost

LONDON — Virgin Atlantic completed its 1.2 billion-pound ($1.6 billion) restructuring plan and cut 1,150 jobs Friday as the...

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Freight firms warn of Brexit disruption amid UK-EU deadlock

LONDON — British freight haulers and storage companies are demanding an urgent meeting with government leaders because of...

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Unions threaten work stoppages amid calls for racial justice

NEW YORK (AP) — Ahead of Labor Day, unions representing millions across several working-class sectors are threatening to...

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Judge mostly OKs regulators' handling of mine water permit

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A judge ruled the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency did not deviate from most of its procedures when it...

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Child care crisis pushes US mothers out of the labor force

NEW YORK (AP) — Angela Wynn had just launched her own project management business, hitting a career stride after years of...

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Gas pipeline blast kills 16 praying at Bangladesh mosque

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — An underground gas pipeline near a mosque exploded during evening prayers outside Bangladesh's...

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Hobby greenhouses grow in popularity in central Oklahoma

It has been a joy to see so many new gardeners and to observe many other gardeners step up their game to do more vegetables and...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Sept. 5, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a new contemporary-style home with a pool and outdoor living area on 0.72 acre with views of the...

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Concrete is no barrier: He turned his patio into a model edible community garden

LOS ANGELES — Ken Sparks is a sentimental gardener. The Ohio native's East L.A. garden is filled with more than 50 types of...

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Marni Jameson: The right color pop can make big impact for small price

When you’ve been writing about home design for as long as I have, certain expressions really begin to wear. Like “bring the...

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Steve Shoemaker named as president of Ideal Homes of Norman, Oklahoma

NORMAN — Ideal Homes has promoted Steve Shoemaker from vice president of sales and marketing to president of Ideal Homes....

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Lumber prices soar, but building still booms in Oklahoma City

Lumber is soaring, a product, and a consequence, of homebuilding's boom on cheap mortgage money during a housing shortage. With...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Sept. 5, 2020

Trails End Homes Inc.: 15500 SE 71, residence, erect, $560,000. Clyde Riggs Construction: 4916 N May Ave., retail sales,...

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Garden party set for Will Rogers Gardens in Oklahoma City

The Friends of Will Rogers Gardens Foundation will present the Garden Party With Friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 18 at Will...

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Hot Property: Expectant parents John Legend, Chrissy Teigen eye big move in LA

LOS ANGELES — With a new baby on the way, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are getting their household in order. The Hollywood...

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Oklahoma City-area garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Sept. 5, 2020

To submit items, send an email to Richard Mize at rmize@oklahoman.com. In the subject line, put "Garden calendar.” Please...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Sept. 5, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $32 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Will holiday weekend mean another virus spike?

HARTFORD, Conn. — Stir-crazy in some cases after the dreary Summer of COVID-19, Americans headed into the Labor Day weekend...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Sept. 5, 2020

CBRE reports these real estate transactions: • Li’s Garden leased 11,392 square feet of industrial space from John R. Colbert...

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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 Sept. 5, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Friday: Natural Gas — $2.58 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday:...

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US unemployment rate falls to 8.4%

WASHINGTON — U.S. unemployment dropped sharply in August from 10.2% to a still-high 8.4%, with about half the 22 million jobs...

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Retail risk: Pandemic-related closures in OKC scatter investors

Store and restaurant shutdowns in response to the coronavirus — and permanent closings for some — slammed demand for retail...

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Before a colon screening, you can now eat (some) regular food

After actor Chadwick Boseman's shocking death from colon cancer last month, an Oklahoma City doctor is highlighting recent...

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Stocks claw back some of their losses in another rocky day

The stock market closed out its worst week in more than two months Friday as a second straight day of turbulent trading ended...

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US unemployment rate falls to 8.4% even as hiring slows

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. unemployment dropped sharply in August from 10.2% to a still-high 8.4%, with about half the 22 million...

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Belarus' opposition challenger urges UN action amid protests

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Hundreds of students, information technology workers and others rallied again in Belarus' capital Friday...

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Ships, copters fighting fire as tanker drifts near Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Ships and aircraft from Sri Lanka and India intensified efforts to extinguish an oil tanker fire...

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Weekly festivals to include closing of NW 16 on Saturdays

Plaza District, a popular arts district west of downtown, will close NW 16 between Indiana and Gatewood avenues each Saturday...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Sept. 4, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Thursday: Natural Gas — $2.49 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m....

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Company uses radio waves to kill harmful bacteria in cannabis

When a medical marijuana grower failed a test for harmful microbials, the only options they had were to create a distillate of...

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Pelosi, Mnuchin agree on plan to avoid shutdown

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Trump administration have informally agreed to keep a stopgap government-wide...

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Trend shows first-time unemployment claims continue to fall

The latest data on Oklahoma's unemployment filings show roughly the same number of people filed their first claim as did the...

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MAPS 4 board members: State Fair Arena's 'Big House' nickname is racist

MAPS 4 Citizens Advisory Board members said Thursday the nickname of State Fair Arena, the "Big House," is racist and should be...

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Facebook curbs political ads, a week before election

Bracing for a contentious election with no immediate results and possible “civil unrest,” Facebook is enacting a host of...

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EPA chief pledges more cleanups, less focus on climate

Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler on Thursday defended the Trump administration's record on protecting the...

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The Latest: University of Arizona suspends athletics

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Arizona is suspending all athletic...

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US trade deficit surges in July to highest in 12 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit surged in July to $63.6 billion, the highest level in 12 years, as imports jumped by a...

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Edmond resident launches AI-powered, robotic lawn service

In pop culture visions of the future, small robots scurry around performing discrete, automated tasks for their human owners....

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White House faces skepticism over prospects for a vaccine

Could the U.S. really see a coronavirus vaccine before Election Day?A letter from federal health officials instructing states...

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White House faces skepticism over prospects for a vaccine

Could the U.S. really see a coronavirus vaccine before Election Day?A letter from federal health officials instructing states...

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Pelosi, Mnuchin agree on plan to avoid government shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Trump administration have informally agreed to keep a stopgap...

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Facebook curbs political ads - for 7 days before US election

Bracing for a contentious election with no immediate results and possible “civil unrest,” Facebook is enacting a host of...

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Honda, General Motors sign deal to work on vehicles together

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors and Honda are moving toward an alliance in North America to share vehicle development and...

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Humphreys Capital leadership changes announced

Kirk Humphreys, founder of Humphreys Capital, announced Tuesday a leadership transition that promotes his two sons, Blair...

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#ThrowbackThursday: Pasta part of past

We are running a #ThrowbackThursday image each week, showcasing Oklahoma’s history. Be sure to follow us on Twitter...

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HHS canceling ventilator contracts, says stockpile is full

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is canceling some of its remaining orders for ventilators, after rushing to sign nearly...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts Tuesday: 687 Last Week: 775 Last Year: 0 Monday's Actual: 9,416...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Sept. 3, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Wednesday: Natural Gas — $2.50 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m....

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Business owners tap into savings

New York — When the coronavirus outbreak forced cruise lines to cancel trips to Alaska, it wiped out Midgi Moore’s tour...

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Pelosi says hair salon should apologize for 'set-up' visit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A testy Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday she takes responsibility for trusting the word of a San Francisco hair...

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CDC tells states: Be ready to distribute vaccines on Nov. 1

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The federal government has told states to prepare for a coronavirus vaccine to be ready to distribute...

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Mercedes-Benz unveils new flagship S-Class sedan

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Daimler AG on Wednesday unveiled the new version of its Mercedes-Benz S-Class luxury sedan, the...

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Stillwater company raises $1 million to produce high-tech materials

Stillwater's MITO Material Solutions recently closed a $1 million funding round, which will help it complete a pilot project...

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Norman Farm Market temporarily relocates, transitions to fall market

NORMAN — The Norman Farm Market has temporarily relocated through Sept. 9 to the parking lot north and east of its current...

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OESC removes 'interim' from director's title

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission has voted to confirm Shelley Zumwalt as the agency’s executive director. Zumwalt...

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Achievers: Scholarships awarded

IBC Bank-Oklahoma recently announced the awarding of the A.R. Sanchez Memorial scholarship to several Oklahoma high school...

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OKC mask ordinance extended to Oct. 20

The Oklahoma City Council voted 7-2 Tuesday to extend the city's mask ordinance, effective immediately, until Oct. 20. Public...

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorses Kendra Horn for re-election

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorsed Rep. Kendra Horn on Tuesday, giving the Oklahoma City Democrat a boost from a...

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Devon Energy sheds more employees

Devon Energy confirmed Tuesday it has again reduced its workforce. The energy giant based in Oklahoma City did not disclose how...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Sept. 2, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Tuesday: Natural Gas — $2.52 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m....

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 9,416 Feeder Steers: Medium and Large No. 1: 329 lbs. $191; 364...

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Police: LA deputies shoot, kill Black man who dropped gun

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Black man was shot and killed by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies after he was stopped for a traffic...

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Black former franchisees sue McDonald's for discrimination

More than 50 Black former McDonald’s franchise owners are suing the burger chain, saying the company steered them to...

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Oil companies accused of wanting to dump plastics in Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The oil industry has asked the United States to pressure Kenya to change its world-leading stance against...

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15 years later, Walmart to launch its answer to Amazon Prime

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is launching a new membership service that it hopes can compete with Amazon Prime.Called Walmart+, it...

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Millennial Money: When debt relief does more harm than good

In a crisis, long-term planning may lose out to quick and dirty solutions — regardless of the consequences.As the pandemic and...

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Samsung's Lee indicted over controversial 2015 merger

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday indicted Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong on charges of stock price...

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Mask mandate not slowing business sales in Anadarko

The spotlight may be on the White House and governor's office, but many mayors in Oklahoma are in the trenches on a daily...

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Lack of mandate leads to differing approaches for Guthrie businesses

The mayor's job has probably never been more important than now, says Guthrie's three-term mayor, Steve Gentling. "We're here,"...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 10,000; Last week: 8,498; Year ago: 0 Compared to last week:...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Sept. 1, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Monday: Natural Gas — $2.63 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday:...

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Federal court overturns OKC's panhandling ordinance

A federal court says the record in the challenge to a 2015 Oklahoma City ordinance "reveals troubling evidence of animus...

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The Latest: Philippines allows partial reopening in capital

MANILA, Philippines — Fitness gyms, barber shops and internet cafes were allowed to reopen partly in the Philippine capital...

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NFL takes over investigation of Washington Football Team

The NFL has taken over the independent investigation into workplace conduct within the Washington Football Team, owner Dan...

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Oklahoma City panhandling ordinance violates free-speech rights, federal appeals court rules

Originally passed in 2015, the measure was promoted as a traffic-median safety measure.

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Diplomat tapped to be PM vows reforms in crisis-hit Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's prime minister-designate on Monday called for a new government to be formed “in record time,” pledging...

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NFL reveals more in-game social and racial justice plans

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL end zones will be inscribed this season with two slogans: “It Takes All Of Us” on one end line, “End...

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May 24 trial set for Steve Bannon in fundraising fraud scam

NEW YORK (AP) — A May 2021 trial date was set Monday for Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, on...

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Poland marks 40 years since key pro-democracy agreement

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland on Monday celebrated 40 years since it took a crucial step toward democracy with the creation of...

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France accuses UK of stalling in post-Brexit trade talks

PARIS (AP) — On the cusp of a crucial month of negotiations on a post-Brexit trade deal between the European Union and the...