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7-Eleven Inc. announces plan to acquire 7-Eleven Stores, a private company operating in central Oklahoma

Grab an Icy Drink soon if you would like to enjoy a little nostalgia before it goes away. On Friday, Irving, Texas-based...

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Trump plans nominations to Federal Reserve board

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump plans to nominate Judy Shelton and Christopher Waller to join the Federal Reserve, the...

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Pilots in Oklahoma reported more than a dozen encounters in 2019

The Federal Aviation Administration has received 18 reports of drone encounters in Oklahoma since July 2018. In many cases,...

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Red Cross director comes full circle

Growing up in Okeene, Sid Ellington remembers going with his mother, a Red Cross nurse, to the local hospital where she taught...

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Adam Wilmoth: Oil stocks get rough start in 2020

Less than three weeks in, 2020 already has been a volatile year for energy stocks. Stocks surged along with oil prices over the...

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4 changes that could affect Social Security in 2020

If you’re one of almost 69 million Americans who receive Social Security or Supplemental Security Income benefits, you’ll...

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Trade talk: MLK Day remains a work day for most

On Monday, America will honor the birth, life and dream of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., as it has since 1986,...

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Meacham: Oklahoma City named a Millennial boomtown

Millennials (those born between about 1982 and 1996) have overtaken Baby Boomers as the largest generation in the U.S. labor...

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Prescott: Drug prices are moving onward and upward

With the New Year came the announcement that drug prices for the year had climbed an average of 5.8%. No big surprise, right?...

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Kevin D. Gordon: Improving Oklahomans’ health through secure electronic platforms

It is well known Oklahoma’s health rankings are near the bottom nationally. The quality and delivery of health care are...

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Life and money with Helaine: Where to invest a large sum later in life

Dear Helaine: I need some financial advice. I am 60 years old, and, after working for a U.S. embassy as local staff, I migrated...

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Executive Q&A with Jeremy Fernandez: Teen businessman, industrial engineer joins energy tech company

When Jeremy Fernandez joined WellCaddie oil and gas monitoring company as chief operating officer in April, the new opportunity...

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Walt & Alex Breitinger: Trade agreements fuel swings in commodities

A pair of trade deals leads off this week’s edition of Futures File, our weekly commodities wrap-up. Trade deals signed, now...

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Flight of the intruders: FAA proposes rules to keep drones out of places they shouldn't go

On a cool April night last year, police helicopter pilot Sgt. Tim Campbell cruised over Oklahoma City about 1,000 feet above...

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Oklahoma business people for Jan. 19, 2020

Miller Architects has hired three new employees and announced advanced training taken by two existing employees. Austin Horton...

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Winter storm brings heavy snow, ice to Midwest, Northeast

CHICAGO (AP) — A winter storm that brought snow and sleet to the Midwest and Plains created travel headaches Saturday after...

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Trailblazing 'Realtist' leaves homeowners as legacy in Oklahoma City

Carl B. Carbin, even after 60 years, sold houses nearly to the end. He died Jan. 9 at age 91, after helping make homeowners out...

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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Riots in Lebanon's capital leave more than 150 injured

BEIRUT (AP) — Police fired volleys of tear gas and rubber bullets in Lebanon's capital Saturday to disperse thousands of...

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Justices taking up bans on state money to religious schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court that seems more favorable to religion-based discrimination claims is set to hear a case that...

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OKC home show continues

The Oklahoma City Home + Garden Show continues this weekend at The OKC Fairgrounds. The 38th annual show features experts in...

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Marni Jameson: Want to love your yard? Make a plan, part 1

The mud started it. Our three dogs kept tracking it in from the yard. The yard was muddy because the lawn wouldn’t grow. The...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 18, 2020

Rtizway Construction & Design Group: 417 S Meridian Ave., hotel-motel, erect, $3,800,000. SGA Design Group: 10600 W Highway...

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Julia Laughlin: Coming soon, 'Gardening 101 Workshop'

If you have ever dreamed of being a Master Gardener but could not find the time to attend the annual fall training program and...

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OKC Central live chat recap: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, even in Oklahoma City

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer fielded questions from readers during this week's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve...

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Business briefs for Jan. 18, 2020

Boeing gives $100,000 for veterans programs The Boeing Co. has given a grant award to NewView Oklahoma, a nonprofit working to...

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Serendipity calling: How an Oklahoma cancer patient connected with a UCO professor’s radical new life-saving laser immunotherapy

In November 2011, Rex Tullis, Ph.D., a former professor and chair of the School of Education at Southern Nazarene University,...

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BancFirst reports net income growth

BancFirst Corp. on Friday reported net income of $35.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2019. This is an improvement from the...

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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 Jan. 18, 2020

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $55 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $43 Oklahoma oil...

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The Oklahoman business cover briefs for Jan. 18, 2020

Oklahoma rig count grows Baker Hughes reported Friday that the number of rigs drilling for oil and natural gas increased by...

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US housing construction jumps 16.9% in December

WASHINGTON — Construction of new homes surged in December to the highest level in 13 years, capping a year in which falling...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Jan. 18, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a one-owner, Dallas-style home on a corner lot in Edmond's Olde Town Villas addition. The...

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Group adds four homebuilders to Oklahoma Housing Hall of Fame

The Oklahoma Home Builders Association has added four builders to its Oklahoma Housing Hall of Fame: J.W. Mashburn, of Oklahoma...

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How to shoot photos of your home like a pro

Whether you're showcasing your home for a short-term or long-term rental, a sublet, new roommates or to sell it, great photos...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Jan. 18, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $34 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Oklahoma City-area garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Jan. 18, 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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California teachers sue after jetliner dumps fuel on schools

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four teachers from a Los Angeles-area school sued Delta Air Lines on Friday, saying they were exposed to jet...

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Former Walmart exec, Royals owner David Glass dies at 84

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Walmart Inc. chief executive David Glass, who owned the Kansas City Royals for nearly two...

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Protests close Louvre museum in Paris amid pension strikes

PARIS (AP) — Dozens of protesters blocked the entrance to the Louvre museum and forced the famous Paris landmark to close...

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US agency examining Tesla unintended acceleration complaint

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's auto safety agency is looking into allegations that all three of Tesla's electric vehicle...

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Tech, communications stocks push US indexes to more records

Wall Street capped a milestone-setting week Friday with a few more as modest gains nudged the major stock indexes to all-time...

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Lawyer for just-ousted Grammys CEO fires back at academy

NEW YORK (AP) — Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan, who the company announced Thursday was placed on administrative leave, has...

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Taxpayer money approved for Oklahoma governor's ex-company

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state panel that includes appointees of Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has approved more taxpayer subsidies...

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For some major US shippers, 2019 ended on a sour note

For major shipping companies dealing with trade wars and slowing global growth, conditions appear to have deteriorated for some...

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Global stocks inspired by US rally, hopes for Chinese growth

Global stocks rose Friday, seemingly buoyed by high spirits on Wall Street, as new data suggested China's economic slowdown may...

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Ghosn lawyers rebut new Nissan claims against fugitive exec

TOKYO (AP) — The legal team of Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn issued a statement Friday refuting the latest allegations...

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Recap: OKC Central Live Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer addressed questions from readers Friday morning.

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Final DOL rule clarifies exclusions from regular rate of pay

What does the federal Labor Department's final rule on regular rate of pay mean for employers and employees? The former rules...

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Oklahoman Business cover brief for Jan. 17, 2020

LSB Industries names new executive VP LSB Industries announced Thursday John Burns will become its executive vice president of...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Jan 17, 2020

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $55 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $43...

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Group finds aircraft approval process safe, despite crashes

A government committee asked to review U.S. approval of new passenger planes after two deadly crashes involving the Boeing 737...

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Arkoma-STACK player Corterra Energy offers assets to potential new owners

TULSA — Corterra Energy, a private equity-backed exploration and production company active in southeastern Oklahoma’s Arkoma...

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Oklahoma business briefs for Jan. 17, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY Love’s Travel Stops announces 2020 growth plans Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores plans to open up to 40...

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Senate passes new trade deal

WASHINGTON — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade agreement Thursday that rewrites the rules of trade...

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UK psychiatric group cites social media dangers to the young

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Royal College of Psychiatrists is urging that mammoth tech companies like Facebook and Twitter turn...

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Sales of flowers, pork push Dutch farm exports to new record

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch agriculture exports rose 4.6% in 2019 from the previous year to a new record of 94.5...

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Search suspended days after deadly collision off Texas coast

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Days after a fishing boat's collision with a chemical tanker just off the Texas coast left one person...

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Martinez-Brooks to seek council seat

Jessica Martinez-Brooks, who serves as a volunteer on several city boards and as interim diversity officer at Oklahoma City...

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Oklahoma lawmakers seek to ban cannabis billboards

Some GOP state legislators want to ban billboards advertising medical marijuana, prevent future dispensaries from being located...

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Raising the civic IQ: Elected municipal officers invited back to campus

Civics lessons for elected city officers and those thinking about running for office begin Saturday at Oklahoma City University...

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Giuliani associate names Trump, Pence, more in Ukraine plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — A close associate of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is claiming Trump was directly...

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FBI arrests 3 alleged white supremacists ahead of gun rally

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A former Canadian Armed Forces reservist and two other men who authorities say are linked to a violent...

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Panel finds FAA followed procedures in approving Boeing Max

A government advisory committee has concluded that federal regulators followed established procedures when they certified the...

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Trump boosts school prayer, faith groups as he rallies base

In a bid to solidify his evangelical base, President Donald Trump on Thursday vowed to protect prayer in public schools and...

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Watchdog: White House violated law in freezing Ukraine aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House violated federal law in withholding security assistance to Ukraine, an action at the center...

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New street protests in France amid pension strikes

PARIS (AP) — Opponents of President Emmanuel Macron's proposed overhaul of France's pension system marched in Paris and other...

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Putin fast-tracks effort to extend his rule in Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Thursday fast-tracked work on constitutional changes that could keep him in power...

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Barry Stone, Get flashing right on tile roofing

DEAR BARRY: My tile roof is leaking in an unusual way. No moisture gets into the house, but at the edges of the roof I’ve seen...

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China welcomes US deal, says 'core concerns' must be met

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government welcomed an interim trade deal with Washington and said Thursday the two sides need to...

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Hong Kong leader says special status can endure beyond 2047

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam said Thursday that the ''one country, two systems'' framework under which the...

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Oklahoma business briefs for Jan. 16, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY Weingart named associate director of ChoiceMatters Rebecca Weingart has been named associate director of...

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Emphasis on US exports, trade secrets in trade deal

WASHINGTON — The United States and China reached a trade deal Wednesday that eases tensions between the world’s two biggest...

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

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $54.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $42.25...

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Avana Apartments sale sets record for downtown OKC

A new record sale price has been set for downtown rental properties with the recent purchase of the Avana Arts Apartments....

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Study suggests improved communication could improve performance of oil, gas companies

Oil and gas oil-field service companies looking for ways to boost cash flow to their investors might be better served by...

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Trial begins in Oklahoma oil rig explosion

McALESTER — The wrongful death trial against an oil-field equipment contractor in connection with a January 2018 explosion and...

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The Oklahoman's business cover briefs for Jan. 16, 2020

Health insurance offered to oil and gas companies Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma member companies have a new option to offer...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 875; Last sale: 1,295; Last year: 690 Receipts: Monday: 11,325...

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Q&A with Scott Kiplinger: Oklahoma laws allow employers to fire workers under the influence of medical marijuana at work

What is the current status of medical marijuana in Oklahoma? After some turbulence, it appears that the medical marijuana...

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Cora remorseful, Red Sox begin search for new manager

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox need to find a new manager, and it sounds like they haven't gotten over their old one.Heaping...

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Warren-Sanders rift has progressives nervous about fallout

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For nearly a year, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders pushed strongly progressive ideas into the...

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Aviation experts puzzled after airliner dumps fuel over city

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some aviation experts said Wednesday that they were puzzled after the crew of a commercial airliner decided...

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Judge halts Trump's order allowing states to block refugees

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday halted President Donald Trump's executive order that gave state and...

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Smelly Rio de Janeiro water supply has residents on edge

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — There’s a creeping sense of alarm in Rio de Janeiro after more than a week of foul tasting and smelling...

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Emphasis on US exports, trade secrets in China trade deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China reached a trade deal Wednesday that eases tensions between the world’s two...

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Police: Mafia ripped off EU for millions in farm aid

ROME (AP) — Crime clans of the Sicilian Mafia working in cahoots with public officials defrauded the European Union of more...

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Sudan reopens airspace after end of armed mutiny, 2 killed

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan said it reopened its airspace Wednesday after an armed revolt from within its security forces shut down the...

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Want to sell on Amazon? Businesses must weigh pros, cons

NEW YORK (AP) — While many small manufacturers and retailers believe Amazon is the place to be, Lyris Autran is forgoing the...

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Video: Trump to sign 'Phase 1' of China trade deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose in early trading on Wall Street Wednesday ahead of the signing of an initial trade deal between the...

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Key takeaways from Democratic presidential debate in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Some key takeaways from Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines, the final forum before...

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Spain: Second death confirmed after chemical plant blast

TARRAGONA, Spain (AP) — Emergency workers found a lifeless body Wednesday at a petrochemical plant in northeastern Spain,...

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World shares slip on jitters over China-US trade deal

BANGKOK (AP) — World shares were mostly lower on Wednesday as conflicting reports raised concerns over the likely outcome of a...

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Big changes coming for family retirement planning

Congress has passed a budget bill containing the SECURE Act — otherwise known as “Securing Every Community for Retirement...

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OKC business uses genetics to tailor diet plan to personal needs

Odds are you’ve tried some sort of diet in your life to fit into skinnier jeans, but have you considered basing a diet of your...

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Brief for Oklahoman Business cover on Jan. 15, 2020

TULSA EDC net income falls Educational Development Corp. reported Tuesday its year-over-year net income fell in the third...

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Former OKC elementary to be converted to a film studio

A former elementary school in far east Oklahoma City may find itself at the center of a pivot in the film and television...

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State grains

WHEAT (BU): .04 to .05 higher. 4.52-4.84. Hooker 4.52; Hobart, Keyes 4.57; Frederick, Lawton 4.62; Buffalo 4.64 Temple 4.65;...

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Horizontal Well Drillers closes Oklahoma office after failed Venezuelan play

PURCELL — An Oklahoma oil and gas drilling contractor that aimed to produce oil from the Orinoco Belt in Venezuela for that...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 11,325 Feeder Steers: Medium and Large No. 1: 337 lbs. $204.92;...

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Chickasaw Nation unveils new name, logo for Bank2

The Chickasaw Nation rebranded Bank2 as Chickasaw Community Bank in an unveiling ceremony Tuesday. The new name, Chickasaw Gov....

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Oklahoma business briefs for Jan. 15, 2020

Kansas City Fed announces elections, appointments The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City on Friday announced director election...

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

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $54.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $42.75...

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OnCue set for site of former Founders Bank in OKC

OnCue is set to build a new station on the block that was once home to the midcentury landmark Founders Bank building. The...

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Jet dumps fuel that lands on schoolkids near Los Angeles

CUDAHY, Calif. (AP) — An airliner with engine trouble dumped jet fuel that fell as a smelly mist on dozens of schoolchildren...

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EU pressures Iran on atom deal in last-ditch bid to save it

BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain, France and Germany on Tuesday ratcheted up pressure on Iran to stop violating its landmark nuclear...

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Spain: Chemical plant explosion kills 1, injures at least 9

MADRID (AP) — A massive explosion at a petrochemical plant in northeastern Spain on Tuesday killed one person and injured at...

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NSA finds major security flaw in Windows 10, free fix issued

The National Security Agency has discovered a major security flaw in Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system that could let...

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Oklahoma business people for Jan. 12, 2020

Michael Romero has joined Heritage Trust Co. as vice president and relationship manager in the Oklahoma City office. Romero...

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Dating apps leak personal data, Norwegian group says

LONDON (AP) — Dating apps including Grindr, OkCupid and Tinder leak personal information to advertising tech companies in...

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Climate is changing. Investing needs to, too, says BlackRock

NEW YORK (AP) — A changing climate means dramatic risks for the world — and for investments too, the chief of the world’s...

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Egypt says it's probing death of imprisoned US citizen

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt said Tuesday it would investigate the death in custody of a U.S. citizen who had gone on a hunger strike as...

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Russians hacked company key to Ukraine scandal: researchers

BOSTON (AP) — A U.S. cybersecurity company says Russian military agents have successfully hacked the Ukrainian gas company at...

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Cuba warns citizens to prepare for cooking-gas shortages

HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban government is warning citizens to prepare for shortages of cooking gas due to Trump administration...

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You can get a free Popeyes chicken sandwich through DoorDash this week

Popeyes and the delivery service are celebrating their new partnership with the deal.

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Swedish driver Ericsson lands hot chocolate company sponsor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A hot chocolate company led by Hollywood stuntman and occasional racer Stanton Barrett has signed as...

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Bus tour coming to OKC focuses on Heartland startups

Nontraditional startup city evangelist Steve Case will take his Rise of the Rest Road Trip through Oklahoma in April. The...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 11,200; Last Monday: 12,702; Year ago: 9,166 Compared to last...

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Oklahoma business briefs for Jan. 14, 2020

Kansas City Fed announces elections, appointments The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City on Friday announced director election...

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Briefs for the Oklahoman Business cover on Jan. 14, 2020

Chaparral listing is safe Oklahoma City-based Chaparral Energy on Monday announced the New York Stock Exchange notified it that...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Jan. 14, 2020

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

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Public Service Co. of Oklahoma gets recommended approval of its plan to add wind power

Don’t call Public Service Co. of Oklahoma’s plan to add 675 megawatts of additional wind power to its portfolio "Wind Catcher...

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Downtown to grow out, not up, in next decade

A couple of weeks ago I looked back at the last decade, and it was astounding to put together just a glimpse of all the...

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Despite differences, Spain gets its new coalition government

MADRID (AP) — Spain's first coalition government in the four decades since the return of democracy took shape Monday as 22...

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Woodward, Hexcel attempt to become a force in aerospace

Woodward and Hexcel are merging in an all-stock deal that would create one of the largest suppliers in the aerospace and...

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Lava gushes from volcano near Manila; tens of thousands flee

TAGAYTAY, Philippines (AP) — Red-hot lava spewed from a volcano near the Philippine capital of Manila on Monday as tens of...

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Global markets subdued ahead of US-China trade pact signing

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were subdued Monday ahead of the signing of an interim U.S.-Chinese trade pact and as...

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OKC civic life for Monday, Jan. 13, 2020

They said it "I'll bet you never thought you'd see me humbled enough to cry." — Longtime Oklahoma City Councilwoman and...

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Super Bowl-winning coach Jimmy Johnson into Hall of Fame

Jimmy Johnson, who coached the Dallas Cowboys to two Super Bowl championships in the 1990s, has been elected to the Pro...

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Northwest hospitality: Two faded Northwest Expressway hotels get a fresh start

Two Northwest Expressway hotels, once top destinations for both visitors and locals, are being brought back to life under new...

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Super Bowl-winning coach Jimmy Johnson into Hall of Fame

Jimmy Johnson, who coached the Dallas Cowboys to two Super Bowl championships in the 1990s, has been elected to the Pro...

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New Labor Dept. rule clarifies 'joint employer' standard

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Labor Department issued a final rule Sunday that clarifies when a worker is employed by more than one...

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Canadian officials accidentally push nuke alert to millions

TORONTO (AP) — People throughout the Canadian province of Ontario awoke Sunday to a cellphone alert warning them of an...

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Second shot: Browns hiring Kevin Stefanski as next coach

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Stefanski coached running backs, tight ends and quarterbacks in Minnesota. He's about to take on his...

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Australia turns from defense to offense in wildfire battle

BODALLA, Australia (AP) — Crews battling Australia's wildfires said Sunday that they have been able to turn from defense to...

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Browns hiring Vikings OC Stefanski as next coach

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns didn't pass on Kevin Stefanski a second time.Cleveland is hiring the Vikings' offensive coordinator...

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Volcano erupts near Manila; villagers flee, airports shut

TAGAYTAY, Philippines (AP) — A small volcano near the Philippine capital that draws tourists for its picturesque setting in a...

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US adds 145,000 jobs; unemployment holds at 3.5%

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added 145,000 jobs in December and the unemployment rate held steady at 3.5%, signaling that the...

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Meacham: Tulsa startup aims to improve health care communication

January is a time for new goals and resolutions and, for corporations that provide employee healthcare, new plans and...

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Adam Wilmoth: Natural gas prices dip again in 2019

A report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Friday confirmed what natural gas buyers and sellers already knew:...

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Walt & Alex Breitinger: Markets respond as Middle East tensions simmer

Tensions in the Middle East simmered by the end of the week, leading off this week’s edition of Futures File, our weekly...

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Papers show Boeing slid 737 Max problems past FAA

Boeing employees raised doubts among themselves about the safety of the 737 Max, hid problems from federal regulators and...

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Prescott: Pet coverage has insurers wagging their tails

As the 2020 presidential race heats up, the issue of health insurance will play a prominent, even central, role on the campaign...

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Executive Q&A with Doyce Crandall: Shutterbug work develops into picture-perfect career

A young wife and mother, Doyce Crandall years ago took a job as a part-time photographer shooting pictures of school kids,...

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Life and money with Helaine: Putting unused gift cards to good use

Hi, Helaine: For a recent significant birthday, I received a number of gift cards as presents, but I didn't use most of them....

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Browns' coaching search nearing end, GM interviews planned

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns' two-week-old coaching search has come into focus, and perhaps may soon come to an end.Cleveland...

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Bank survey shows energy activity declined across Oklahoma and surrounding areas the final quarter of 2019

Energy-related business activities across Oklahoma and other parts of the country served by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas...

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Report: US, China reach agreement to resume economic talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China have agreed to resume semiannual talks on economic and trade issues, according to...

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Magnitude 5.9 shock again rocks quake-stunned Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A magnitude 5.9 quake shook Puerto Rico on Saturday, causing millions of dollars of damage along...

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The Latest: Trump expresses support for 'brave' Iranians

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The latest on Iran-related developments (all times local):2:35 a.m.President Donald Trump...

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Opioid manufacturer Endo Pharmaceuticals reaches $8.75 million settlement with Oklahoma

Drug manufacturer Endo Pharmaceuticals has agreed to pay Oklahoma $8.75 million to resolve potential litigation over the...

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Richard Mize: On tap, homebuilding stats for 2019

For bar betting and general purposes, here are some major year-end homebuilding stats for the metro area, compiled by Dharma...

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Amazon's Ring fires four employees for snooping on customers' doorbell camera video feeds

The Amazon-owned security camera company Ring fired four employees who abused internal access and spied on customers.In...

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Oklahoma gardening calendar for Jan. 11, 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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Here's what millennials are looking for as homebuyers

They're here. For years, real estate agents and builders eagerly anticipated the entrance of millennials into the housing...

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Oklahoma business briefs for Jan. 11, 2020

Kansas City Fed announces elections, appointments The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City on Friday announced director...

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Business briefcase for Jan. 11, 2020

Oklahoma rig count increases Baker Hughes reported Friday that the number of rigs drilling for oil and natural gas increased...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Jan. 11, 2020

CBRE reports these real estate transactions: • Choctaw Real Estate Holdings LLC paid $900,000 to Merle and Suzanne Medcalf for...

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Real estate notes from The Oklahoman for Jan. 11, 2020

Oklahoma locations added to the National Register The Holy City of the Wichitas Historic District, four sites in Oklahoma City,...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Jan. 11, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $30 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 11, 2020

Key Construction Co. LLC: 8400 N Oklahoma Ave., restaurant, erect, $9,500,000. Callaway Architecture: 2201 NW 138, retail...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Jan. 11, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a modern farmhouse design in east Edmond. The 2,545-square-foot home at 7608 Sunset Sail Ave. has...

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Marni Jameson: And the color of the year is … confusing

In announcing Classic Blue the Color of the Year for 2020, Pantone Color Institute, a leading authority on color trends,...

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Rodd Moesel: Focus on 2020 garden planning, enjoy house plants

The new year is well under way, but it still is several weeks early to start planting our cool-season vegetables. This is a...

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Find inspiration for outside inside at the Oklahoma City Home + Garden Show

Nothing like a splash of life inside helps for coping with the dead of winter outside, even during a mild season like this...

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Architects in Arabia: Oklahoma City planner leads school accreditation team

Henceforth, I shall call her Lisa, Architect of Arabia, and surely she will grimace. Just as surely, Lisa Chronister,...

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Corporation Commission details Oklahoma wind growth in report to Legislature

Winds of change were generated over the past decade by Oklahoma’s renewable energy industry. A report generated by the Oklahoma...

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Layoffs expected at Spirit Aerosystems facilities

Spirit AeroSystems announced Friday that the layoffs of about 2,800 employees at its Wichita, Kansas, facility, adding that...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Jan. 11, 2020

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $55.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $43.50...

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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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Boeing plans flight tests for 737 Max, 777X in Oklahoma

The Boeing Co. has plans to perform flight tests at a rural Oklahoma airport on two of its commercial jets, including the 737...

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Oklahoma City Remodeling Expo continues this weekend at Cox Convention Center

If you can't wait until next weekend for a home show, the Oklahoma City Remodeling Expo continues Saturday and Sunday at Cox...

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Trump ups Iran accusations, says 4 US embassies targeted

WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronted by persistent questions about his military action in the Middle East, President Donald Trump and...

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White House considering dramatic expansion of travel ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering dramatically expanding its much-litigated travel ban to additional countries...

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Can cash buy the Dem nomination? Two billionaires are trying

WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaires Michael Bloomberg and Tom Steyer are testing an unproven theory in the contest for the...

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US experts concerned about Iran's handling of crash probe

U.S. and Canadian accident investigators are uncertain how much access they will get to the site of a Ukrainian passenger jet...

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FBI tightening up wiretap protocols after watchdog report

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI laid out new protocols Friday for how it conducts electronic surveillance in national security cases,...

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White House considering dramatic expansion of travel ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering dramatically expanding its much-litigated travel ban to additional countries...

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David Dishman: Pour one out for liquor stores and Sooners fans alike

Most economists use pie, and the size of slices within, to illustrate a market. But this is the alcohol industry, so let’s use...

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Trump ups Iran accusations, says 4 US embassies targeted

WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronted by persistent questions about his military action in the Middle East, President Donald Trump and...

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US blames Iran for Ukrainian jetliner downing, pledges probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. promised “appropriate action” Friday in response to its assessment that an Iranian missile was...

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No sight of French deal on pensions as unions hold out

The French government and labor unions appeared far from reaching any compromise deal Friday in talks over a planned pension...

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Climate activists target Siemens over Australia coal project

BERLIN (AP) — The chief executive of Siemens said Friday that the German engineering company will review its involvement in a...

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Recap: OKC Central Live Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

See what Steve Lackmeyer discussed with readers.

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Let the Oklahoma City Remodeling Expo put spring in your step

This could spring you from the post-holiday winter blahs. The Oklahoma City Remodeling Expo starts Friday and continues...

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Oklahoma Business Briefs for Jan. 10, 2020

Robin Roberson to be next OESC chief The next executive director of the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission will be Robin...

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Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. gets awards for storm responses in 2019

Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. was recognized by the Edison Electric Institute on Thursday for power restoration efforts it...

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TeleVet closes $2 million funding round

TeleVet, an online platform that connects veterinary clinics with pet owners, has closed a seed funding round of $2 million,...

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

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $56 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $44 Oklahoma...

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Harry, Meghan seek financial independence: Will that work?

LONDON (AP) — As part of a surprise announcement distancing themselves from the British royal family, Prince Harry and his...

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Area codes: The 405 becoming the 405/572

The 405 soon will be the 405/572. The North American Numbering Plan Administrator, which oversees much of the continent’s...

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Stitt aims to slash state regulations by 25%

Impressed by the impact of President Donald Trump’s executive order to reduce federal regulations, Gov. Kevin Stitt plans to...

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Asian shares rise after US stocks set records as fears fade

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Friday as worries receded the United States and Iran might be stepping closer to the edge of...

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Iranians shot down airliner, Western leaders declare

WASHINGTON (AP) — It is “highly likely” that Iran shot down the civilian Ukrainian jetliner that crashed near Tehran late...

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Trump proposes sweeping rollback of environmental oversight

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a dramatic rollback of environmental oversight, President Donald Trump took action Thursday to clear the...

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France sees more nationwide protests of pension changes

PARIS (AP) — French rail workers, teachers, doctors, lawyers and others joined a fourth day of nationwide protests and strikes...

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Lawmakers approve Brexit bill, UK on course for Jan 31 exit

LONDON (AP) — Britain passed a long-elusive milestone on the road to Brexit on Thursday when the House of Commons approved a...

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Royal reset: Harry, Meghan aim to control their media image

LONDON (AP) — The relationship between Britain’s royals and the media is awkward, mistrustful — and seemingly inescapable. But...

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Lebanon issues travel ban for fugitive ex-Nissan chief Ghosn

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese prosecutors issued a travel ban for fugitive ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn and asked him to hand in his...

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Oklahoma Corporation Commission authorizes overlay area code to serve new numbers in central Oklahoma

Get ready to limber up those fingers. By this time next year, you will need them to dial the 10 digits to successfully phone...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 1,295; Last sale Dec. 17, 2019: 1,432; Last year: 1,178 Receipts:...

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Oklahoma companies in Las Vegas for CES 2020

Four Oklahoma companies are in Las Vegas this week at the Consumer Electronics Show, the world's biggest trade show for the...

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Q&A with Wesley Williams: Beat the winter blues with these tips

What should Oklahomans know about seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a form of depression that typically affects people during...

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Dennis Kaufman, an Oklahoma pioneer in factoring services, dead after brief illness

TBS Factoring Service owner Dennis Kaufman died in his sleep on Jan. 6, the company announced Wednesday. Kaufman, 78, was...

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Fed signals high bar for rate move

The risk of a U.S.-Iran conflict is bringing fresh focus to the question of what Jerome Powell meant when he said it will take...

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Downtown Oklahoma City hotel opens, finally

After six years of delays prompted by a change in the location of the city's future convention center, the Fairfield Inn and...

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Oklahoma Corporation Commissioners on Wednesday expressed continued concerns with a fund that helps keep rural telecommunications services affordable

The Public Utility Division of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission is looking at the books of telecommunications service...

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Oklahoma business briefcase for Jan. 9, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY Progentec raises $5M Oklahoma City-based Progentec has completed a $5 million Series A funding round led by...

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

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $56 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $44 Oklahoma...

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An Olympic First: Cardboard beds for Tokyo Athletes Village

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic athletes beware — particularly larger ones.The bed frames in the Athletes Village at this year's...

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Commercial airlines reroute flights amid US-Iran tensions

NEW DELHI (AP) — Commercial airlines are rerouting flights throughout the Middle East to avoid potential danger during...

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From Lebanon, Ghosn defiant against Japan's justice system

BEIRUT (AP) — Nissan's fugitive ex-boss Carlos Ghosn made his first public appearance since being smuggled out of Japan ,...

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At least 63 Canadians dead in Iran plane crash

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed his government will get answers after a Ukrainian passenger jet...

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Retailers lost in the last decade: Toys R Us, Sports Authority, Blockbuster, Borders and Payless

A look at some of the biggest stores that shuttered all or nearly all locations in the 2010s, many of which relaunched an...

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US, Iran step back from the brink; region still on edge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Iran stepped back from the brink of possible war on Wednesday as President Donald Trump signaled...

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2020 hopeful Bloomberg unveils rough sketch of economic plan

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg has unveiled a rough sketch of his plans to create millions...

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'Ugly Betty' co-creator Silvio Horta dies in Miami at 45

MIAMI (AP) — Award-winning producer Silvio Horta, who was acclaimed for creating the hit series “Ugly Betty,” has died. He was...

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Boeing OKC gets new landlord

An investor group from California has bought more than 30 acres and three buildings used by The Boeing Company near Tinker Air...

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Fears of Sanders win growing among Democratic establishment

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Increasingly alarmed that Bernie Sanders could become their party's presidential nominee,...

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Cleveland County 4-H Trailblazers Horse Club invites 4-H member to annual horse competition

NORMAN — The Cleveland County 4-H Trailblazers Horse Club is inviting fellow Oklahoma 4-H members to compete at the annual...

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Business cover briefs for Jan. 8, 2020

Spirit Aerosystems offers layoffs Wichita, Kan.-based Spirit Aerosystems, a Boeing subcontractor that manufactures pieces of...

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Iran strikes back at US with missile attack at bases in Iraq

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran struck back at the United States early on Wednesday for killing its most powerful military commander,...

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Indonesia president visits islands also claimed by China

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday reaffirmed his country's sovereignty during a visit to...

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Key events leading up to US-Iran confrontation

Iran's missile attack on two American bases in Iraq in response the the U.S. strike that killed its top general is the...

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Oil up, stocks down after Iran missile attack on US troops

BEIJING (AP) — Oil prices rose and global stock markets fell Wednesday after Iran fired missiles at U.S. bases in Iraq in...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 12,702 Feeder Steers: Medium and Large No. 1: Calves: 323 lbs....

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Gas stations rush to adopt chip cards

Gas stations around the U.S. are rushing to upgrade fuel pumps to accept credit and debit cards with chips after Visa and...

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Oklahoma business briefs for Jan. 8, 2020

OERB teacher workshop held Eighty-five Oklahoma City-area teachers are starting the new year with hundreds of dollars of free...

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Councilman James Greiner won't seek re-election in 2021

James Greiner says he will not seek election to a third term on the Oklahoma City Council. Greiner, 38, has represented...

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American Petroleum Institute highlights energy benefits ahead of coming elections

The American Petroleum Institute is venturing headlong into the political arena as the presidential election approaches. On...

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InvesTrust to see one CEO retire, set for internal replacement

InvesTrust Wealth Management President and CEO David Thompson is set to retire this spring, and the company announced plans for...

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Facebook says it is banning deepfakes

LONDON — Facebook says it is banning “deepfake” videos, the false but realistic clips created with artificial intelligence and...

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Council OKs zoning to fight 'food desert'

The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday approved "food desert" zoning to combat poor health outcomes in northeast Oklahoma City....

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Impeachment has yet to affect markets

What has the impact been to financial markets so far? Up to now, the markets have mostly ignored the news of President Donald...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Jan. 8, 2020

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

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State grains

WHEAT (BU): .02 lower. 4.30-4.62. Hooker 4.30; Hobart, Keyes 4.35; Frederick, Lawton 4.40; Buffalo 4.42; Temple 4.43; Eldorado...

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The Latest: Japan calls for easing of Middle East tensions

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The latest on U.S.-Iran tensions in the wake of the U.S. airstrike that killed Iran's top general (all...

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Iran: missiles fired at Iraqi air base housing US troops

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran state TV says Tehran has launched “tens” of surface-to-surface missiles at Iraq’s Ain Assad air base...

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Jury selection in Weinstein case could prove to be drawn-out

NEW YORK (AP) — On Sunday, Harvey Weinstein was a punchline at the Golden Globes. On Monday, he was hit with new sex-crimes...

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Boeing now saying pilots need simulator training for 737 Max

Boeing said Tuesday it is recommending that pilots receive training in a flight simulator before the grounded 737 Max returns...

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Official quits amid charges he paid women to give up babies

PHOENIX (AP) — An elected official in metro Phoenix resigned Tuesday, months after being charged with running a human smuggling...

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6.4 quake strikes Puerto Rico amid heavy seismic activity

GUAYANILLA, Puerto Rico (AP) — Thousands of people fled their homes on Puerto Rico’s southwest coast on Tuesday after a 10-day...

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Facebook bans deepfakes in fight against online manipulation

LONDON (AP) — Facebook says it is banning “deepfake” videos, the false but realistic clips created with artificial intelligence...

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Google really is listening and recording on apps

Google's connected devices can record every word you say to it – whether you use the wake word or not.

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US services firms grew at a faster pace last month

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. services companies grew more quickly in December than the previous month, a sign that the economy's...

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US prepares for possible Iranian reprisal after drone strike

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials braced for Iran to respond to the killing of its most powerful general, noting heightened...

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Tesla delivers first Chinese-made Model 3 to customers

BEIJING (AP) — Tesla's Shanghai factory delivered its first cars to customers Monday and chief executive Elon Musk said the...

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US trade deficit falls 8.2% to $43.1 billion in November

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit fell in November to the lowest level in more than three years as U.S. exports rose...

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US prepares for possible Iranian reprisal after drone strike

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials braced for Iran to respond to the killing of its most powerful general, noting heightened...

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The other fake meat: Impossible Foods unveils pork, sausage

After a big year for its plant-based burger, Impossible Foods has something new on its plate.The California-based company...

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Eurozone inflation hits 6-month high before oil price spike

LONDON (AP) — Inflation across the 19-country eurozone spiked to a six-month high in December even before the recent jump in...

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Borden files for bankruptcy citing ‘unsustainable’ debt

Borden Dairy Co. is the second major dairy producer to file bankruptcy in recent months citing an increasingly challenging...

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Business cover briefs for Jan. 7, 2020

TULSA Energy Transfer layoff announced Energy Transfer LP has notified the Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development it is...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 13,200; Last Monday: 9,720; Year ago: 10,558 Compared to the last...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Jan. 7, 2020

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $59.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $47.75...

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Luxury bus line launches service to Dallas

A new bus line has opened daily service between Oklahoma City and Dallas in the wake of Southwest Airlines' discontinued...

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Wealthy foreigners must pay significantly more for green cards

Can foreign nationals essentially buy a U.S. immigrant visa and thereby obtain legal permanent residency status in the United...

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Design committee efforts result in history saved, restored

Looking back, Tim Johnson was right. Appearing before an agitated Downtown Design Review Committee a few years back, Johnson...

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Work on system to gather purged saltwater about complete, agency says

OMEGA — Work to build a system to collect saltwater coming from the ground as part of a purge is about done. Meanwhile,...

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Oklahoma business briefs for Jan. 7, 2020

State bar president honors four Oklahoma Bar Association President Chuck Chesnut of Miami presented two lawyers and two OBA...

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OCAST program seeds innovative eye research

To the untrained eye, the image flashing on the computer screen in a small laboratory at the Dean McGee Eye Institute could...

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France and EU ready to respond to US threat of new tariffs

PARIS (AP) — France has warned it will retaliate with the full backing of the European Union if the United States imposes...

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Laredo Petroleum proposes debt swap and updates production numbers for 2019

TULSA — Laredo Petroleum is seeking to refinance nearly $1 billion in debt. The company on Monday announced an incentivized...

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Bugs in aisle 5: Bed bugs found crawling around Pennsylvania Walmart; cops are investigating

It's not uncommon to have an occasional influx of bedbugs at a motel. But at a Walmart?

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Throngs mourn, Iranian leader weeps for general slain by US

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader wept Monday over the casket of a top general killed in a U.S. airstrike, his prayers...

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The Latest: Iraq seeks Security Council condemnation of US

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The latest on U.S.-Iran tensions in the wake of the U.S. airstrike that killed Iran's top general (all...

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Mother of Texas baby on life support talks amid court battle

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A woman awaiting a court decision in her battle against a Texas hospital's plan to end life-sustaining...

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Lyft's good-guy image tainted by sexual assault lawsuits

NEW YORK (AP) — For years, Lyft has been the good guy of ride-hailing. In early days, its cars were adorned with whimsical pink...

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Police seek person who released bedbugs in Walmart store

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Someone appears to have deliberately tried to release bedbugs in a Walmart store in Pennsylvania, and...

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Oil price keeps rising as industry eyes Iran-US conflict

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) — The global benchmark for crude oil rose above $70 a barrel on Monday for the first time in over...

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Japan vows to improve border checks, bail after Ghosn escape

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's justice minister vowed Monday to strengthen border checks and review bail conditions after Nissan's former...

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Merkel to meet Putin in Moscow for talks on Mideast crises

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Moscow on Saturday to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin...

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'1917,' 'Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood' win Golden Globes

The 77th Golden Globes were meant to be a coronation for Netflix. Instead, a pair of big-screen epics took top honors Sunday,...

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OKC civic life for Monday, Jan. 6, 2020

Council OKs wage hikes City employees represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees...

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UK economy being helped by 'greater Brexit clarity'

LONDON (AP) — The British economy appears to set to pick up in the early months of 2020 as more clarity over Brexit emerged in...

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November dip gives way to record December for marijuana industry

There’s a first time for everything, and in November Oklahoma saw its first month without record medical marijuana sales. But...

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Trump doubles down on striking cultural sites in Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insisted Sunday that Iranian cultural sites were fair game for the U.S. military,...

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Blowback: Iran abandons nuclear limits after US killing

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The blowback over the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general mounted Sunday as Iran announced it will no...

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5 dead, 60 hospitalized in Pennsylvania Turnpike crash

Five people were killed and about 60 were injured on the Pennsylvania Turnpike early Sunday morning, when a loaded bus went out...

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Weinstein's reckoning: Trial looms 2 years after #MeToo wave

NEW YORK (AP) — More than two years after a wave of sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein ushered in the #MeToo...

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The Latest: Baghdad residents say 3 blasts hit Green Zone

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on U.S.-Iran tensions (all times local):9:50 p.m.Residents of the Iraq's capital of Baghdad say three...

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Grandson aims to highlight Halliburtons' best works in future book

Gov. Kevin Stitt and a host of other dignitaries joined Halliburton Co. employees and CEO Jeff Miller to celebrate the...

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Meacham: Tulsa firm highlights cycle of innovation

From cars to refrigerators to doorbells, the machines we use every day are getting smarter every year. McKinsey reports that...

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Life and money with Helaine: Trouble looms for siblings expecting to inherit $1 million

Dear Helaine: My dad is in his late 80s and plans to leave an estate worth about $1 million. There are four adult children,...

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Prescott: A year of medical advances – but no jetpack

It’s 2020. We still don’t have jetpacks. Deep sigh. Nonetheless, 2019 did see a guy cross the English Channel on a hoverboard....

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Gym class without the gym? With technology, it’s catching on

Grace Brown’s schedule at West Potomac High School in northern Virginia is filled with all the usual academics, and she’s...

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Oklahoma business people for Jan. 5, 2020

Melissa LaBrue has been promoted to client services manager for Wymer Brownlee Wealth Strategies and will be responsible for...

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Executive Q&A with Laura Fleet: OKC health care lawyer starts unique rideshare service

Laura Fleet hatched the idea for her startup tech company — a customized, concierge door-to-door transportation service for the...

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Trade talk: Deadline is Monday for DRS career expo

Nearly two-thirds of work-age Oklahomans have jobs — compared with not even a quarter of Oklahomans of the same ages with...

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Adam Wilmoth: Fed report predicts economic slowdown in Oklahoma in 2020

Happy New Year, and welcome to 2020. Unfortunately, we're starting off the new year with concerns about Oklahoma's economy....

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Walt & Alex Breitinger: War threat shakes markets

Escalated tension with Iran leads this week’s edition of Futures File, our weekly commodities wrap-up. Drone strike rocks...

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Deadly attack by US on Iranian general rattles energy market

LONDON — Crude prices on Friday had the largest one-day spike since a September attack on the world's largest oil processing...

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Rockets fired after day of mourning for slain Iranian leader

BAGHDAD (AP) — Thousands took to the streets of Baghdad for the funeral procession of Iran's top general Saturday after he was...

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Rockets fired after day of mourning for slain Iranian leader

BAGHDAD (AP) — Thousands took to the streets of Baghdad for the funeral procession of Iran's top general Saturday after he was...

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Woman sues TripAdvisor after falling off runaway camel

DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — A woman is suing TripAdvisor after a runaway camel tossed her to the ground during a tour in...

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Browns interview 49ers coordinator Saleh for coaching job

CLEVELAND (AP) — Robert Saleh's defense sacked Baker Mayfield and shut down Cleveland's offense this season. The Browns now...

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Winner of $400M border wall contract: 'a gung-ho, smart guy'

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Tommy Fisher peered into a Fox News camera and talked up his North Dakota-based company's ability to...

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Winner of $400M border wall contract: 'a gung-ho, smart guy'

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Tommy Fisher peered into a Fox News camera and talked up his North Dakota-based company's ability to...

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7 dead as 2 more bodies found in Cambodia building collapse

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Search and rescue teams in Cambodia found two more bodies Saturday in the rubble of a collapsed...

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Richard Mize: To times gone by, Taking a look back at the last half of 2019

Denise Patterson was 2019 president of Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association, which had a female president for the first...

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Oklahoma City-area garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Jan. 4, 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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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Jan. 4, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a contemporary-French style home with walls of windows and views of lush gardens on 0.6 acre in...

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How to enhance the value of a house with art

Everyone has an opinion about what clinched the deal. For Christine Neptune, a collector and co-owner of Gallery Neptune &...

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This year's top 10 U.S. home sales totaled $1.1 billion

Last year saw weak annual gains in luxury home prices, new tax proposals on million-dollar properties, and restrictions for...

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New Year’s resolutions for the gardener in you

The winter months make it difficult to do much outside, but this is a great time to think about making resolutions for your...

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Marni Jameson: Cure for holiday hangover: Own less, live more

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had enough — enough buying and spending, getting and giving, eating and, well, consuming in...

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Barry Stone: Should home inspectors disclose asbestos?

DEAR BARRY: When we bought our house, the home inspector said the heating ducts might be insulated with asbestos. He...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 4, 2020

Lusardi Construction: 1121 E Memorial Road, automotive sales, remodel, $1,200,000. No name provided: 7001 NW 150, storage,...

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Paul Bianchina: About insulation for a dryer vent

Q: I am running my dryer vent through my unconditioned crawl space and out the adjacent wall. I am using smooth rigid pipe and...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Jan. 4, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $40 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Oklahoman Business cover briefs for Jan. 4, 2020

Oklahoma rig count declines The number of rigs drilling for oil and natural gas declined by one in Oklahoma as the national...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Jan. 4, 2020

Price Edwards & Co. reports these real estate transactions: • Prism Hair Salon leased 1,250 square feet of retail space in...

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

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

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Oklahoma real estate notes for Jan. 4, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY County assessor achieves perfect score The Oklahoma County Assessor's Office earned a perfect score on the...

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OKC Central live chat recap: Housing, sidewalk construction continues downtown

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer fielded questions from readers during this week's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve...

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Gulfport Energy Corp. adds seasoned executive to its board of directors

A former member of PricewaterhouseCoopers International's senior leadership team has joined Gulfport Energy Corp.’s board. Al...

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State grains

WHEAT (BU): .10 to .11 lower. 4.30-4.62. Hooker 4.30; Hobart, Keyes 4.35; Frederick, Lawton 4.40; Buffalo 4.42; Temple 4.43;...

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Paycom leapfrogs energy companies in size

Paycom Software's rapid growth over the past year has put it squarely in the list of Oklahoma's top three biggest public...

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Iran vows revenge for US attack that killed powerful general

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran promised to seek revenge for a U.S. airstrike near Baghdad's airport that killed the mastermind of its...

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2020 brings higher labor costs for small businesses

NEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners have plenty of changes to deal with as 2020 begins — higher labor costs for many...

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Ex-Nissan chief made escape to Beirut aboard charter flights

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Charter flights that spirited ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn from Japan to Istanbul and from there to...

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Oil prices surge, stocks fall after US kills Iranian general

Stocks fell broadly on Wall Street and oil prices surged Friday after a U.S. strike killed a top Iranian general in Iraq,...

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Catalog retailers see reason for optimism after declines

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Catalogs, those glossy paper-and-ink offerings of outdoor apparel, kitchenware and fruit baskets, are...