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Saturday shoppers: Edmond Chamber offering $10 for every $100 spent inside city limits

Just in time for holiday shopping, the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce and the Edmond Economic Development Authority will kick...

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Check out The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Nov. 28, 2020

The Listing of the Week has features to the ceilings on 2 acres in Arcadia. The two-story, 4,207-square-foot home at 1232...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Nov. 28, 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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Marni Jameson: The bar cart is back, and here are 10 top-shelf tips for more stylish sips

Cancel the caroling, disease experts say. It spews respiratory droplets in the air. And no loud music. It makes people shout...

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Millennial and Gen Z veterans flock to VA-backed home loans

Adam Seidler set several goals to hit by the time he turned 30, including start a family and own a home. With the help of a...

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Black Friday crowds thinned by pandemic

NEW YORK — The raging coronavirus pandemic kept crowds thin at malls and stores across the country on Black Friday, but a surge...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Nov. 28, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Friday: Natural Gas — $2.85 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday:...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Nov. 28, 2020

Price Edwards & Co. reports these real estate transactions: • 5280 Trimmers leased 2,500 square feet of space at 2818-B W...

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Not a non sequitur: Commercial real estate watches the business world go round

A new "OKC Vitality Report" from Newmark Grubb Levy Strange Beffort is a good reminder that commercial landlords, property...

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'Snow' skiing coming to the Oklahoma River

Alpine skiing and snowboarding is coming to Oklahoma City with plans to open a new indoor slope at Riversport park along the...

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It's a seller's market in the Oklahoma City metro area

Metro-area homebuilders are building more houses than they have in seven years, but the market keeps soaking them up, as well...

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Oklahoma City garden events calendar for Nov. 28, 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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Home improvements you can make to keep pests at bay

What might seem like one little pest sighting can be a much more extensive invasion than you realize. For starters, a single...

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What home shoppers can expect from homebuilders during the coronavirus pandemic

Buying a house sight unseen is fine for out-of-staters, but homebuilders say Oklahomans still want to walk the floors first —...

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Moesel: Nature gets ready to deck the halls

Hope you had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving. Gardeners have so much to be thankful for as we get a front row seat to...

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Selling your house? Looking to buy? Here's what to expect from the marketplace during the coronavirus pandemic

Home shopping, showing, open houses and other routines of the housing market, which went digital as the coronavirus was...

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

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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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Family of jailed oil exec asks for Venezuelan leader's mercy

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The family of a Houston-based Citgo oil executive convicted and ordered to prison in Venezuela...

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Initial public offerings scheduled to debut next week

NEW YORK (AP) — The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include IPO ETF...

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Here comes Santa Claus — with masks, plexiglass

NEW YORK — Santa Claus is coming to the mall — just don’t try to sit on his lap. Despite the pandemic — and the fact that...

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Bartenders, club owners sue OKC, Holt over COVID curfew

Saying their rights have been violated and they’ve lost income, some owners of metro area nightspots along with a group of...

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Tweet on spare change generates big money for virus aid

SALT LAKE CITY — Andy Larsen is a sports writer, but with so many games scratched during the pandemic he has spent a lot of...

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World markets subdued as US trading shut for Thanksgiving

TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets were subdued on Thursday after significant gains in recent days and as U.S. trading remained...

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Minimalist tips to maximize the holidays

After spending nearly $2,000 in gifts for her daughter's first Christmas in 2017, Meg Nordmann knew her holiday strategy had to...

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Awaiting Yellen at Treasury: Yet another daunting crisis

WASHINGTON — Janet Yellen is in line for another top economic policy job — just in time to confront yet another crisis. Yellen,...

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Americans turn up heat and Cholula sells for $800 million

With millions dining at home for safety and a swing to the spicier side in the U.S. in recent years, Cholula, the hot sauce...

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Let history wash away your loved ones' daily cares this year

Books are magical. They can take us to another time or another place and provide us a way to find peace in a world where it is...

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US mortgage rates stay at record low 2.72% for 30 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates remained at record lows this week as the coronavirus pandemic continues to...

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As economy struggles, Fed weighs boosting bond purchases

WASHINGTON (AP) — At their meeting earlier this month, Federal Reserve officials discussed possible future adjustments to the...

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Oklahoma schools may offer in-school quarantine of students

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced Wednesday that public schools will be allowed to offer...

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China prepping for mission to the moon

WENCHANG, China — Chinese technicians were making final preparations Monday for a mission to bring back material from the...

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Asian shares rise after Dow crests 30,000 on vaccine hopes

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Wednesday after the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 30,000 points for the first time...

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Restaurant workers out of work again as virus surges anew

Waiters and bartenders are being thrown out of work — again — as governors and local officials shut down indoor dining and...

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New York City's first Black mayor, David Dinkins, dies at 93

NEW YORK (AP) — Few American leaders have faced the battery of urban ills that confronted David Dinkins when he became New York...

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As virus cases spike, financial outlook for airlines dims

With coronavirus cases spiking in the U.S. and Europe, the financial outlook of the world’s airlines is getting worse.Airlines...

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EU, other donors step up with funds to help Afghanistan

GENEVA (AP) — The European Union, the United States and other donors on Tuesday pledged billions in new funds for Afghanistan,...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 9,500; Last Week: 13,829; Last Year: 5,483 Compared to last week:...

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Millennial Money: Conquer Black Friday from your couch

’Twas days before Black Friday when all around the country, shoppers were gearing up for a day full of shopping.OK, so maybe...

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Millions stick to Thanksgiving travel plans despite officials’ warnings

About 1 million Americans a day packed airports and planes over the weekend even as coronavirus deaths surged across the U.S....

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Thanksgiving cleanup: How to kill coronavirus in the kitchen

As Oklahomans set the table for Thanksgiving this week, or clean up after a feast, here are the items that are approved, or at...

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

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Monday: Natural Gas — $2.72 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday:...

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Struggle, but don’t lose (heart)
Coronavirus pandemic forces New York shops to fight for survival

NEW YORK — In souvenir shops from Times Square to the World Trade Center, shelves full of T-shirts and trinkets still (heart)...

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China launches mission to bring back material from moon

WENCHANG, China (AP) — China launched an ambitious mission on Tuesday to bring back rocks and debris from the moon’s surface...

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Tourists few, NY gift shops struggle but don't lose (heart)

NEW YORK (AP) — In souvenir shops from Times Square to the World Trade Center, shelves full of T-shirts and trinkets still...

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$15 million in CARES Act relief on the way to Oklahoma County small businesses, nonprofits

Oklahoma County commissioners voted 2-1 Monday to provide $15 million in federal coronavirus relief funds to small businesses...

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Tottenham loses more than $85M, debt climbs due to pandemic

LONDON (AP) — Premier League leader Tottenham has reported annual losses of 63.9 million pounds ($85.4 million) due to the...

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Discover Oklahoma: Buying local is important year-round

Statistics have proven when you buy local, the money stays in the community and it can strengthen the local economy in a number...

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OKC City Council to vote on mask mandate extension

COVID-19: City council to vote on mask mandate extension The Oklahoma City Council will vote Tuesday on a six-week extension of...

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The Latest: Washington state sees record hospitalizations

SEATTLE — Health officials in Washington state said the number of people who were hospitalized to receive treatment for the...

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Opinion: A generational opportunity for entrepreneurs

The coronavirus pandemic has given whole segments of the economy the opportunity, and yes, even the permission, to do things...

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Nevada facing double-bind of rising cases, limping economy

LAS VEGAS — As the coronavirus surges to record levels in Nevada, the governor has implored residents to stay home. But...

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Trump makes late-term bid to lower prescription drug costs

WASHINGTON — Trying to close out major unfinished business, the Trump administration issued regulations Friday that could lower...

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Opinion: COVID Thanksgiving lowers prices, raises gratitude

Our heartfelt thanks go out to all the farmers, ranchers, miners and producers of other commodities we use every day for...

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OKC airport traffic expected to shrink amid COVID concerns as CDC warns against Thanksgiving travel

Roughly half as many people are expected to fly out of Oklahoma City for Thanksgiving this year compared to 2019, according to...

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Opinion: A tale of two vaccines and a once-ignored approach

In a world where just about anything we need or want can be summoned in a maximum of 48 hours with a click of a button, waiting...

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BuzzFeed buying HuffPost from Verizon for undisclosed price

BuzzFeed is buying HuffPost from Verizon as part of a bigger deal that has the wireless giant investing in the digital-media...

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Many GOP lawmakers shrug off Statehouse mask-wearing rules

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Many Republican lawmakers in states where coronavirus cases and hospitalizations have surged are not...

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Nevada facing double-bind of rising cases, limping economy

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As the coronavirus surges to record levels in Nevada, the governor has implored residents to stay home. But...

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Asia Today: South Korea mulls steps as new virus cases rise

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has reported 386 new cases of the coronavirus in a resurgence that could force...

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How to make school at home easier for your kid

School closures and hybrid learning models have forced educators, parents and students to adapt to new forms of learning,...

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Holiday Market opens Friday

Brick's Garden Exchange, 4027 N Classen Blvd., will open Brick's Holiday Market at 10 a.m. Friday with fresh wreaths, ristras,...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Nov. 21, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $76 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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OKC-area garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Nov. 21, 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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Kanela & Co. joins McGraw Realtors

Kanela & Co. has joined Tulsa-based McGraw Realtors' expansion in Oklahoma City. Kanela & Co., 6307 Waterford Blvd.,...

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Check out The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Nov. 21, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a one-owner home with loads of outdoor living space in the Muirfield Village neighborhood, southwest...

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Marni Jameson: Take the holidays outside during pandemic

Growing up, whenever my brother and I got on our mother’s nerves, she’d holler: “Take it outside! Both of you!” And we’d...

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Realtors confront hate speech

Hate speech has no place in real estate — not even when Realtors are on their own time. That's the judgment of the National...

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How to recycle fall leaves by composting

Hopefully you are almost finished clearing the majority of the fallen tree limbs from your landscape created by our recent ice...

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Filing shows how pandemic slammed Airbnb

Airbnb Inc., after years of speculation, revealed its plans for an initial public offering, disclosing increased losses this...

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City Realtor graduates from national Leadership Academy

Becky Karpe, past president of the Oklahoma City Metro Association of Realtors, graduated from the National Association of...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Nov. 21, 2020

RBA Architects: 6125 NW Grand Blvd., shell building, erect, $18,000,000. Public Works Department: 909 Frederick Douglass Ave.,...

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Is the office workplace dead? Read this: It's not an obit

Reports of the death of the office are greatly aggerated. That's an old word, aggerated. It means "heaped up." Whether reports...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Nov. 21, 2020

NAI Sullivan Group reports these real estate transactions: • Mailbox Developers leased 1,210 square feet of retail space at...

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An OKC trio stole a dead woman's home. Did they try to steal yours?

One man and two women who call Oklahoma City home spent years swindling their Sooner State neighbors out of their houses 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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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Nov. 21, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Friday: Natural Gas — $2.65 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday:...

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Meet who brought Capstone Cos., a North Carolina apartment brokerage, to Oklahoma

Three veteran Oklahoma apartment brokers have launched a North Carolina multifamily property firm into the West with offices in...

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Outdoor living is giving Thanksgiving some space

Outdoor Thanksgiving dinners surely will surge this year, as families take precautions against the coronavirus and surging...

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Airbnb details years of losses ahead of planned IPO

Airbnb was losing money even before the pandemic struck and cut its revenue by almost a third, the home-sharing company...

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Cybersecurity threats hit home

The business landscape changed significantly in 2020, and new research suggests that cyber criminals took note. The latest...

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Pfizer, BioNTech seek emergency use of COVID-19 shots in US

Pfizer formally asked U.S. regulators Friday to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine, starting the clock on a process...

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Demand weakens for major airlines

DALLAS — United Airlines warned Thursday that bookings have slowed and cancellations have increased as the number of...

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EU leaders fail to solve political fight blocking big budget

BRUSSELS — European Union leaders made no progress Thursday toward resolving a dispute to unlock a 1.8 trillion-euro ($2.1...

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Brexit negotiations suspended due to virus case

BRUSSELS — As if the Brexit trade negotiations were not tortuous enough, the coronavirus added a twist at a crucial stage on...

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UN climate chief: Pledges by big polluters boost Paris hopes

BERLIN — The U.N.’s climate chief says deadlines set by some of the world’s top polluters to end greenhouse gas emissions,...

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US jobless claims rise to 742,000
Millions to lose aid amid worsening coronavirus pandemic

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose last week to 742,000, the first increase in five weeks and a...

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GM: New batteries cut electric car costs, increase range

DETROIT — General Motors says a pending breakthrough in battery chemistry will cut the price of its electric vehicles so they...

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Mayor asks for 10 days to stem the COVID-19 tide

Mayor David Holt wants you to give him 10 days. Holt said in a news conference Thursday that stepped-up personal precautions...

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OKC mayor asks for 10 days to stem the COVID-19 tide

Mayor is encouraging a 10-day pause in activities contributing to spread of coronavirus.

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COVID-19 spike sends OKC Fire Department to Level Red, highest alert level

Spiking cases and quarantines are sending the Oklahoma City Fire Department back to Level Red, its highest COVID-19 alert...

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Here's some news you can plug into — renewable energy testing happening in Oklahoma

NextEra Energy Resources’ Rush Springs Energy Storage Facility might not look like much. Nine structures that appear to be...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Nov. 19, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Wednesday: Natural Gas — $2.71 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: 1,414; Last Week: 1,300; Last Year: 955 Monday's Actual:...

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'Tired to the bone': Hospitals overwhelmed with virus cases

Overwhelmed hospitals are converting chapels, cafeterias, waiting rooms, hallways, even a parking garage into patient treatment...

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Trump-friendly Newsmax seeks to cut into Fox’s viewership

NEW YORK (AP) — Now that his largely invisible network has suddenly been flooded by fans of President Donald Trump, Newsmax...

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COVID-19 spike sends OKCFD to Level Red, highest alert level

The department fought off earlier cases but has been unable to withstand the latest surge.

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The Latest: Biden congratulates Pelosi on speaker nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local):5:25 p.m.President-elect Joe Biden is...

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Boeing Max cleared for takeoff, 2 years after deadly crashes

After nearly two years and a pair of deadly crashes, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has cleared Boeing’s 737 Max for...

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AP investigation: Female palm oil workers face abuse, no pay

Key findings of The Associated Press’ investigation into the treatment of female palm oil workers in Indonesia and Malaysia:—...

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Europe has half of world's 4M new virus cases but sees hope

GENEVA (AP) — Europe made up almost half of the world’s 4 million new coronavirus cases last week but recorded a nearly 10%...

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Oklahoma City mayor David Holt says he'll get COVID-19 vaccine, encourages others to do the same

Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt said Tuesday he would get vaccinated against COVID-19 — while there was some division among...

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Know before you go: COVID-19 travel restrictions

While many Oklahomans will be staying home for the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be many others who plan to travel across...

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Thanks to COVID-19, Oklahoma mice are braver than ever. Here's how to handle them.

It all began with a plumbing issue. I had to get into my crawlspace to fix a pipe leak and that's when I noticed something that...

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Need extra job training? Metro Tech might have a free course to help

People whose jobs were impacted negatively by COVID-19 might qualify to receive free workforce development training at Metro...

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

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Tuesday: Natural Gas — $2.69 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: 13,829 Feeder Steers: Medium and Large No. 1: 342 lbs. $211.80;...

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MAGA MAGIC?
A financially troubled startup company helped power Trump reelection campaign

SAN FRANCISCO — President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign was powered by a cell phone app that allowed staff to monitor...

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Amazon opens online pharmacy, shaking up another industry

NEW YORK (AP) — Now at Amazon.com: insulin and inhalers.The retail colossus opened an online pharmacy Tuesday that allows...

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Oklahoma City mayor says he'll get COVID-19 vaccine, encourages others to do the same

Mayor says governor's steps Monday aimed at slowing spread of coronavirus are "welcome."

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Police fire tear gas to break up banned gatherings in Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Police detained several dozen people and fired tear gas in Athens Tuesday as hundreds of protesters...

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Stitt announces limits on bars, restaurants due to COVID outbreak

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Monday announced new restrictions on bars and restaurants as the number of COVID-19 cases and...

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Danish government gets backing for plan to cull minks

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Danish government said Tuesday that a majority in parliament backed its decision to cull the...

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When will my ice storm debris be picked up?

The city won't know with precision when your neighborhood's storm debris will be picked up — but a map at okc.gov/ice will at...

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

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Monday: Natural Gas — $2.68 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday:...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 15,000; Last week: 11,126; Last year: 13,355 Compared to last...

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2nd virus vaccine shows striking success in US tests

A second experimental COVID-19 vaccine — this one from Moderna Inc. — yielded extraordinarily strong early results Monday,...

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As COVID cases surge, Stitt cracks down on bars, restaurants

The new mandates will take effect this week.

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Tapstone Energy wins auction to obtain this well-known Oklahoma company's Mid-Continent assets

Chesapeake Energy’s Mid-Continent assets will stay with an Oklahoma company that has deep ties to the seller, a U.S. Bankruptcy...

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Paycom claims top spot in Oklahoma Inc.

The spectacular growth of Oklahoma City-based Paycom Software Inc. (NYSE: PAYC) — ranked No. 1 on the 2020 Oklahoma Inc. list...

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Williams climbs into top 10

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit many businesses hard, especially in the energy industry, but The Williams Companies Inc., have...

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ONE Gas jumps to 5th in rankings

Top among energy companies featured in this year’s Oklahoma Inc. rankings, ONE Gas credits their 5th place ranking — a jump...

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2020 Oklahoma Inc. shows how pandemic is picking winners and losers for investors

The latest Oklahoma Inc. rankings highlight the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on larger market trends. For investors,...

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Oklahoma Inc. — Magellan looking toward long term success

This year has been filled with unprecedented challenges for both businesses and consumers, especially when it comes to the oil...

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2020 Oklahoma Inc. rankings

1. Paycom Software, Inc. Industry: Technology Location: Oklahoma City Top Officer: Chad R. Richison Chairman, President, CEO...

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Oklahoma Inc. results demonstrate impact of energy companies' exposure to commodity prices

Investors continue to be concerned that oil and gas companies have more financial risk than other types of businesses, this...

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Educational Development Corporation sees gigantic jump

Tulsa-based Educational Development Corporation saw a meteoric rise in this year’s Oklahoma Inc. ranking over last year,...

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Oklahoma Inc: How performance is measured amid challenging circumstances

Oklahoma companies at large faced struggles this year, and the state's publicly traded companies are no exception. COVID-19...

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BOK Financial

Ranked fourth on the 2020 Oklahoma Inc., BOK Financial reported a -20.3% change in earnings share at a time when banks...

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Pandemic spells uncertainty for BancFirst

Despite lackluster stock movement triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, BancFirst Corporation managed to rise in this year's...

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Blueknight Energy Partners lands at No. 8

In a challenging year for energy companies, Blueknight Energy Partners ended the 2020 ranking second on one year return at a...

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Bank7 Corp. shoots to Top 10

This past year proved to be a successful one for Bank7 Corp. as it landed a spot in Oklahoma Inc.’s Top 10 successful Oklahoma...

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Pandemic leaves AAON very busy

TULSA — When the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the nation and the world in this past spring, it revealed an important element...

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Former Olympic champion swimmer Schoeman faces longer ban

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Former Olympic champion Roland Schoeman appeared by video link Monday at a Court of Arbitration...

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Saudi Aramco to issue bonds as it seeks cash amid oil slump

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's oil giant Aramco announced Monday it will issue international bonds as it...

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UAE national carrier to start flying to Tel Aviv next spring

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, announced Monday it would...

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Moesel: It's time for damage control in Oklahoma yards

The main gardening or landscaping activity for central and southwest Oklahoma continues to be cleaning up downed branches and...

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OKC debris cleanup begins Monday

OKC residents have debris removal options; patience is one Contract crews on Monday begin the months-long task of picking up...

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Palestinians torn as Israel seeks Gulf tourists in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM — When the United Arab Emirates agreed to normalize relations with Israel, the Palestinians decried the move as a...

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Another Oklahoma energy company is seeking bankruptcy protection

The number of energy companies either headquartered or operating within Oklahoma filing for bankruptcy continues to climb....

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Biden advisers to meet vaccine firms as Trump stalls handoff

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden’s scientific advisers will meet with vaccine makers in coming days as the presidential transition...

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Azerbaijan delays takeover, denounces fleeing Armenians

MOSCOW — Azerbaijan on Sunday postponed taking control of a territory ceded by Armenian forces in a cease-fire agreement, but...

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Erdogan’s support for 2-state Cyprus puts talks in doubt

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appeared to throw into doubt a new bid to restart dormant Cyprus...

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Will Thunder open to an empty house?

Will Thunder fans be allowed in the downtown arena when the NBA returns Dec. 22? With the pandemic unrelenting, the city of...

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SpaceX launches 2nd crew, regular station crew flights begin

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX launched four astronauts to the International Space Station on Sunday on the first...

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Michigan halts classes, indoor dining as coronavirus surges

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration on Sunday ordered high schools and colleges to stop...

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How do you 'grow' an entrepreneur?

When people ask me the secret to building a scalable and successful high-growth startup, I give them a one-word answer....

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Good news and bad news about COVID-19

Pfizer’s announcement that their COVID-19 vaccine tests indicated over 90% effectiveness opened the week with a flurry of...

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Holiday shopping playbook: How to shop safer during the pandemic

OK, huddle up (virtually). It's time to talk about holiday shopping, or specifically, how to find those stocking stuffers and...

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ASEAN, China, other partners sign world's biggest trade pact

China and 14 other countries agreed Sunday to set up the world’s largest trading bloc, encompassing nearly a third of all...

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Five reasons to be excited about vaccine news

Just in time for the holidays, we received some much-needed glad tidings on the COVID-19 front. Pfizer and its partner,...

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Surging virus cases get a shrug in many Midwestern towns

ELMWOOD, Neb. — Danny Rice has a good sense of how dangerous the coronavirus can be. What puzzles him are the people who have...

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Trump bans US investment in Chinese military-linked firms

BEIJING — U.S. President Donald Trump has stepped up a conflict with China over security and technology by barring Americans...

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Top CEOs met to plan response to Trump’s election denial

WASHINGTON — Only a few of America’s CEOs have made public statements about President Donald Trump’s refusal to accept his...

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Mental health days are real for employees and employers

Mental health issues in the workplace have always been present. However, now more than ever, employees are suffering from...

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Nobel UN food agency warns 2021 will be worse than 2020

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the World Food Program says the Nobel Peace Prize has given the U.N. agency a spotlight and...

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Surging virus cases get a shrug in many Midwestern towns

ELMWOOD, Neb. (AP) — Danny Rice has a good sense of how dangerous the coronavirus can be.What puzzles him are the people who...

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Housing like it's 1999: Loss is part of home buying

I'm taking a vacation week. Enjoy a golden oldie. This ran on Halloween, 1999, under the headline "Loss is part of home...

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Looking for an Oklahoma garden event?

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 City building permits

Mass Architects Inc.: 1006 NE 17, medical clinic/office, remodel, $3,500,000. Pope Contracting Inc.: 7501 W Hefner Road, day...

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Maintain your home to keep the outdoors outside

Even avid nature lovers will agree that not all aspects of the outdoors belong inside one’s home. While bugs, mud and allergens...

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Marni Jameson: Holiday crush, delivery delays ahead

Not to freak you out, but we have another crisis in the making. Two forces are converging to create more seasonal stress than...

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Check out this home for sale in northwest OKC's Val Verde neighborhood.

The Listing of the Week is a renovated contemporary-style home with pool in the Val Verde neighborhood in northwest Oklahoma...

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Color Coded coneflowers dazzle in performance

EDITOR'S NOTE: Norman Winter, The Garden Guy, recently retired as director of the University of Georgia’s Coastal Georgia...

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Tree-t yourself this fall

STILLWATER — The fall season is a great time to decorate the landscape with pumpkins and mums or to take a leisurely drive to...

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4 tips to help prevent electrical fires at home

Electrical fires often occur unexpectedly in locations that may be hidden from view. As the second-most common type of home...

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Who's buying property in Oklahoma County?

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $35 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Asia Today: S. Korea begins fining people not wearing masks

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported its biggest daily jump in COVID-19 cases in 70 days as the government began...

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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 Nov. 14, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Friday: Natural Gas — $2.98 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday:...

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The Latest: Democrats to have fewer members of House in 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local):9 p.m.Republicans will have at least 203 seats in...

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The Latest: Connecticut governor is self-quarantining

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont is self-quarantining after his chief spokesperson tested positive for...

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Masked workers start presidential hand tally in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — Masked election workers in teams of two began counting ballots Friday in counties across Georgia, a hand tally...

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Breakthrough for women: Miami Marlins hire Kim Ng as GM

MIAMI (AP) — Kim Ng started her Major League Baseball career as an intern, and three decades later she's still on the rise...

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Puerto Rico to activate National Guard to fight COVID-19

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor announced Friday that she will activate the National Guard to help enforce...

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FirstEnergy Corp sets goal to become carbon free by 2050

CLEVELAND (AP) — Amid intense scrutiny of the roles company officials played in an alleged $60 million bribery scheme to obtain...

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Jaws, Cano to merge
Value-based health care is the target of deal

Primary care provider Cano Health will receive a nearly $1.5 billion infusion as investors push deeper into a growing form of...

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709,000 seek US jobless aid as pandemic escalates

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to 709,000, a still-high level but the...

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Get a song stuck inside your head

LONDON — Imagine a world where you move around in your own personal sound bubble. You listen to your favorite tunes, play loud...

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Jobless claims dip again
First-time filings fall below 4,000 for the first time since the pandemic

While some states last week saw an increase in first-time jobless claims, initial claims in Oklahoma declined 22% from the...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Nov. 13, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Thursday: Natural Gas — $2.96 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m....

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Oklahoma inks deal for statewide camera network to catch uninsured drivers

Oklahoma is months away from deploying automated license plate readers across the state in an effort to crack down on uninsured...

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Energy companies still under the weather because of COVID-19, latest results show

Big and small and public and private Oklahoma energy companies continued to deal with changing market conditions driven by the...

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Correction: NerdWallet-Millennial Money-New Debt Rules story

In a story Nov. 10 about rules covering third-party debt collectors, The Associated Press — in an article supplied by the...

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'They think workers are like dogs.' How pork plant execs sacrificed safety for profits

USA TODAY and the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting spent five months piecing together the pivotal moments in the...

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"Creen que los trabajadores somos perros." Cómo ejecutivos de una planta de carne ignoraron la seguridad por codicia

USA TODAY y el Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting pasaron cinco meses reconstruyendo los momentos cruciales del brote...

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Oklahoma Gas and Electric's insurance offer jolts customers in the midst of dealing with ice storm damages

Oops. Officials said Thursday a well-intentioned program being introduced by Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. intended to help...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts Tuesday: 1,300; Last Week: 673; Last Year: 357 Monday's Actual:...

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

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Wednesday: Natural Gas — $3.05 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m....

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New Oklahoma City memorial honors veterans

Mayor David Holt says a park honoring military veterans deepens the bonds among Oklahoma City residents. Holt was among...

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Oklahoma researcher turned to AI while hunting for quakes

Oklahoma's chief earthquake researcher has developed cutting-edge software that uses machine learning to sniff out tiny...

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Georgia audit to trigger hand tally of presidential vote

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s secretary of state on Wednesday announced an audit of presidential election results that he said would...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 11,125 Feeder Steers: Medium and Large No. 1: 293 lbs. $192.50,...

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Project 'bridging the gap' for Bodine Elementary School students

Bodine Elementary School recently celebrated the gift of a footbridge that now allows students to cross a large ravine to get...

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US hits record COVID-19 hospitalizations amid virus surge

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. hit a record number of coronavirus hospitalizations Tuesday and surpassed 1 million new confirmed...

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China gears up for the world’s largest online shopping festival

HONG KONG — Chinese consumers are expected to spend tens of billions on everything from fresh food to luxury goods during this...

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This device could save lives in the oil field. And it was developed by Oklahoma oil workers.

Okie ingenuity is getting some world-class props. Chesapeake Energy took home a top global environmental prize this month after...

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Ford adding 350 jobs at 2 plants for vehicle production

DETROIT — Ford plans to add 350 jobs at two factories to meet expected demand for electric vehicles that haven’t gone on sale...

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Kelly Dyer Fry to retire as editor, publisher of The Oklahoman

Kelly Dyer Fry will retire as editor and publisher of The Oklahoman at the end of the year. She has been with The Oklahoman for...

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Chesapeake could sell its hunk of Oklahoma oil patch to a local company

Another big chunk of the oil patch in Oklahoma is about to change hands. Chesapeake Energy announced Monday it has reached an...

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

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Tuesday: Natural Gas — $2.96 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m....

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EU files antitrust charges against Amazon over use of data

LONDON — European Union regulators filed antitrust charges Tuesday against Amazon, accusing the e-commerce giant of using its...

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Debris pickup to begin Monday; OKC council members frustrated with power outage response

With debris pickup from an ice storm of historic proportions ready to begin, a city councilman suggested Tuesday that...

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'Obamacare' likely to survive, high court arguments indicate

WASHINGTON (AP) — A more conservative Supreme Court appears unwilling to do what Republicans have long desired: kill off the...

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EU files antitrust charges against Amazon over use of data

LONDON (AP) — European Union regulators filed antitrust charges Tuesday against Amazon, accusing the e-commerce giant of using...

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Asia Today: Shanghai airport worker gets virus; 8,000 tested

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in China’s financial hub of Shanghai have quarantined 186 people and conducted coronavirus tests on...

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Tinker Credit Union, owner of Texas Rangers part of final financing of First National development

With construction well underway at the historic First National in downtown Oklahoma City, developer Gary Brooks announced...

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Ice storm debris cleanup expected to begin next week, could take four months

Contracts with two disaster-response specialists were to be signed Tuesday.

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

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Monday: Natural Gas — $2.86 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday:...

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Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine is looking 90% effective

Pfizer Inc. said Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine may be a remarkable 90% effective, based on early and incomplete test results...

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COVID-19 vaccine news drives up stock values for some Oklahoma companies

Oklahoma’s public energy companies enjoyed steep climbs in share values Monday as the price of oil jumped based on encouraging...

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OG&E: Metro power restoration 99% complete

OG&E reported Monday morning it has restored power to 99 percent of customers who lost power due to recent ice storms and...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 11,500; Last week: 2,661; Year ago: 8,206 Compared to last week's...

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The Latest: Shanghai quarantines 186 after case at airport

BEIJING — Authorities in China’s financial hub of Shanghai have quarantined 186 people and conducted virus tests on more than...

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FDA gives emergency authorization to drug that can keep COVID-19 patients out of the hospital

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration late Monday authorized use of a drug that appears to protect infected people at high risk...

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Virus relief package uncertain in post-election Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress began a lame-duck session Monday facing uncertain odds for a new COVID-19 relief bill, with the...

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Updated menu, celeb collaborations, pump McDonald's sales

McDonald’s U.S. sales roared back in the third quarter with new menu items and attention-grabbing celebrity collaborations.And...

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Oklahoma energy firms' shares surge after optimistic COVID-19 vaccine announcement

Markets soared early Monday after Pfizer said its coronavirus vaccine may be 90% effective in preventing COVID-19. Pfizer...

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Mayor Holt would welcome statewide mask mandate by Gov. Kevin Stitt

Upward trend in new case counts persisted over the weekend.

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Mobile ID or REAL ID? Both have growing presence, but still lack mainstream use in Oklahoma

A year after Oklahoma introduced one of the first identification cards available on a mobile device, state officials say it's...

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Mize: Pandemic-era property winners and others

Economic recovery in commercial real estate in the third quarter, ranked strongest to weakest, looked like this in Oklahoma...

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Real deals: Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Nov. 7, 2020

Newmark reports this real estate transaction handled by Tim McKay, Justin Wilson, Brandon Lamb, Ted Prince, and Ben McKay: •...

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Downtown Oklahoma City apartments set for replacement

The Oklahoma City Housing Authority is preparing to replace the aging Towers Apartments, the only public housing downtown, as...

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Wind hampers OKC-area power restoration, work continues Monday

Winds topping 20 mph on Sunday hampered efforts by OG&E to finish power restoration for thousands who lost power when the...

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Astronauts head to launch site for SpaceX’s 2nd crew flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Four astronauts headed to Kennedy Space Center on Sunday for SpaceX’s second crew launch, coming up next...

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Pent-up global wish list of hopes, demands awaits Biden

LONDON — Spare a thought for the people who’ll be managing Joe Biden’s presidential appointment diary. Four years of...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, Nov. 9, 2020

Ward 6 Councilwoman Jobeth Hamon says constituents are telling her the "huge" number of power outages after the ice storm...

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President-elect Joe Biden: What Biden means for workers' wages, child care and diversity training

Joe Biden's election as the 46th president of the United States may reshape the workplace, raising the minimum wage,...

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UK's Johnson, praised by Trump, seeks new UK bond with Biden

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson’s famous charm worked wonders on Donald Trump, but he faces a tougher audience in Joe...

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Books? Hairdressers? Europeans split on lockdown essentials

HALLE, Belgium — The concept of what is essential to keep a society functioning during coronavirus lockdowns is gripping Europe...

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$13 million OKC land deal aimed at luring business

Milo’s Ice Tea looked at Oklahoma City last year for a site to build a $60 million plant the company ultimately chose to...

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Virus-hit Paris bookshop Shakespeare & Co appeals for help

PARIS — Shakespeare and Company, the iconic Paris bookstore that published James Joyce’s “Ulysses” in 1922, is appealing to...

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Opinion: Beans blast to four year high

There seems to be no end in sight to the drought in Argentina and Southern Brazil, a major soy-producing region which typically...

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Opinion: 'You can't build a healthy economy on a sick population'

This pandemic has forced relentless economic pressure on countless Oklahoma families — from furloughs, to jobs that have been...

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751,000 seek US jobless benefits as virus hobbles economy

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell slightly last week to 751,000, a still-historically...

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OG&E releases list of areas and timing for weekend power restoration

The latest counts released by OG&E on Saturday show power has been restored for more than 420,000 hit by recent ice storms...

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Opinion: An Alzheimer’s breakthrough at long last?

To catch you up, on Wednesday, clinical reviewers at the Food and Drug Administration gave a vote of confidence to an...

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US consumer borrowing up $16.2B in September

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumers increased their borrowing in September, helped by the first gain in the category that covers credit...

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Five things to know about industrial employment in Oklahoma City

Five things to know about industrial jobs in Oklahoma City: • Oklahoma City lost thousands of industrial jobs in the early...

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Biden defeats Trump for White House, says 'time to heal'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on...

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Asia Today: Malaysia expands virus measures to more areas

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s government said Saturday that it will expand movement restrictions to most parts of...

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5 ways to make your home healthier

Our homes are our sanctuaries, and it's more important than ever to ensure your home is a safe and healthy environment for you...

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How to upgrade your home office to streamline your work

If you’ve been working remotely for months, you’re likely long overdue for a home office upgrade. Having the right tools can...

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Marni Jameson: Tension in the room could be a good thing

I used to think that tension in a room was a good excuse to leave. I avoided it like a drunk uncle. That was until I talked to...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Nov. 7, 2020

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

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Check out this luxury sportsman's retreat for sale in Jones, OK

"Log cabin meets ultramodern Scandinavian design" describes the Listing of the Week, a "luxury sportsman's paradise" in Jones....

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Laughlin: Leaves make trees especially vulnerable to ice

The early ice storm was particularly damaging since many of the deciduous trees still had leaves on them, causing more weight...

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How to keep the heat on at home efficiently

Want a problem-free season of home heating? Better installation and quality service mean a longer life for your heating and...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Nov. 7, 2020

Landmark Fine Homes LP: 4308 SW 129, residence, erect, $485,000. RK Lancaster Homes LLC: 2516 Vlasta Drive, residence, erect,...

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Hiring held last month but signs of caution as virus worsens

WASHINGTON — Defying fears of another slowdown, U.S. businesses kept hiring at a solid pace in October, yet there are signs...

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Italy shuts down 4 regions as Europe tries lighter lockdowns

MILAN — Luxury fashion boutiques, jewelry shops and most of Milan’s flagship department stores were shuttered Friday, as the...

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Ceremony kicks off Scissortail Park's lower park construction

The countdown has begun to realizing a core-to-shore walking and bicycling link between the central business district and...

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OG&E: Work to restore power in Oklahoma City will continue into the weekend

The job to restore power in Oklahoma City will continue through the weekend as Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. finds itself...

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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 Nov. 7, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Friday: Natural Gas — $2.90 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday:...

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Still in court, off the course: Edmond developer catches a break with Arcadia Peak, takes his leave of Coffee Creek

EDMOND — The case for Arcadia Peak has not peaked, and exact plans for the former golf course at Coffee Creek remain...

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Oklahoma ice storm: What you need to do with all those tree limbs based on where you live

Don't go out on a limb. Find out what is required for ice storm-related city tree debris removal. Here is information on tree...

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Looking for an Oklahoma gardening-related event?

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 housing blasts through OKC ice storm

Not even a devastating ice storm could cool homes sales, even with powerlines down and electricity off for days, and trees...

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Hiring held last month but signs of caution as virus worsens

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying fears of another slowdown, U.S. businesses kept hiring at a solid pace in October, yet there are...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Nov. 6, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Thursday: Natural Gas — $2.93 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m....

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Recap: OKC Central Live Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

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AstraZeneca to deliver vaccine trial data by year’s end

LONDON — AstraZeneca hopes to show its COVID-19 vaccine is effective by the end of this year and is ramping up manufacturing so...

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China opens import expo under anti-disease controls

SHANGHAI — Chinese leaders are conducting an import fair under intensive anti-coronavirus controls in their latest effort to...

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Farmers lament culling of minks

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Danish fur farmers say they’ve been dealt a major blow after the world’s largest mink fur exporter...

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OG&E: Remaining power outages to be fixed before weekend

Tens of thousands of Oklahomans remained without electricity more than a week after an ice storm caused one of the worst power...

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2020 Latest: Biden says 'no one' will take US democracy away

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local):7:55 p.m.Democrat Joe Biden says, “No one is going...

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Pressure on hospitals intensifies as OKC reaches Tier 3 of COVID-19 surge plan

As the number of Oklahomans hospitalized due to COVID-19 continues to hit record highs, the Oklahoma City metro on Thursday...

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Kosovo's president resigns to face war crimes charges

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The president of Kosovo, who served as a guerrilla leader during Kosovo's war for independence from...

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Swedish PM self-isolates as nation passes grim threshold

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's prime minister has gone into protective self-isolation after a person close to him came...

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Expansion of gambling in US wins big at polls

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The U.S. gambling industry won big at the polls Tuesday, with three states authorizing legal sports...

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EU: Brexit trade talks still face ‘too many difficulties’

BRUSSELS — With a deadline looming ever more menacingly, the European Union’s chief negotiator on the post-Brexit trade deal...

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Saudi Arabia to revise labor laws

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia on Wednesday announced reforms that will abolish some key restrictions tying...

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Charter amendments pass in Oklahoma City

Nine propositions to amend Oklahoma City's charter won approval by impressive margins Tuesday night. With mail-in and early...

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US trade deficit falls to $63.9 billion in September

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The U.S. trade deficit fell in September after hitting a 14-year high the previous month as exports...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Nov. 5, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Wednesday: Natural Gas — $3.06 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: 673; Last week: 372; Last year: 605 Monday's actual:...

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Todd Hiett beats Todd Hagopian in corporation commission race

Incumbent Corporation Commissioner Todd Hiett easily secured a second, six-year term as a member of the three-person...

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Marijuana recall: Check your stash for these supplies that failed testing

State officials have issued a recall notice for medical marijuana products after a failed lab test. The recall includes...

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Did social media actually counter election misinformation?

Ahead of the election, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube promised to clamp down on election misinformation, including...

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AP VoteCast: Trump makes inroads with Latinos in key states

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. presidential election highlighted sharply different views on the ongoing public health crisis, a...

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Services sector expands for fifth straight month

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The U.S. services sector, where most Americans work, registered its fifth consecutive month of...

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Learn why locally grown food is better

The Oklahoma County OSU Extension and Oklahoma Home and Community Education (OHCE) group will conduct a free workshop on “Why...

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EU considering further legal action in Brexit standoff

BRUSSELS — The European Union is considering stepping up its legal action against Britain over legislation that would breach...

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UK to roll out rapid COVID-19 testing in Liverpool

LONDON — A half-million people in the English city of Liverpool will be regularly tested for COVID-19 in Britain’s first...

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Stocks rally across world

NEW YORK — Stocks powered higher Tuesday as investors hope the end of a bruising U.S. presidential campaign may soon lift the...

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Woman’s mission is to honor COVID-19 victims with website

ST. LOUIS — It broke Jessica Murray’s heart that so many people in the St. Louis area were dying from the coronavirus and that...

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Republicans take lead in state’s registered voters

For the first time, Republicans are a majority of Oklahoma’s voters. Of the 2,259,113 Oklahomans in the official pre-election...

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

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Tuesday: Natural Gas — $3.06 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: 2,661 Feeder Steers: Medium and Large No. 1: 380 lbs. $168.07;...

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Europe tightens restrictions as virus hospitalizations rise

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Coronavirus cases hit new daily highs this week in Russia, and Germany and the U.K. announced plans...

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Kentucky police head resigns after report on old training

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The head of Kentucky State Police is stepping down days after a report surfaced about old training...

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Conviction and 10-year sentence upheld in payday loan scam

NEW YORK (AP) — An appeals court on Tuesday upheld the conviction and 10-year sentence for a man who ran a $220 million...

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English retailers fret over Christmas as lockdown 2.0 looms

LONDON (AP) — This year, the annual illumination of the Christmas lights on London's famous Oxford Street was very much a...

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Merger of Oklahoma energy giants precedes frenzy of industry consolidation

TULSA — Two prominent Oklahoma energy companies are combining, but the deal is proving to be just the first in a series of...

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Germany starts ‘wave-breaker’ shutdown as Europe locks down

BERLIN — Several European countries are tightening restrictions this week, starting with a partial shutdown Monday in Germany,...

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Lineman critically injured, frustration rises as power outages enter second week

Frustration is building among metro residents still without electricity a week after ice storms popped transformers, sent trees...

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

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Monday: Natural Gas — $3.24 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday:...

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A leafy problem: Clogs could cause long-term problems in Oklahoma City area following ice storm

Last week's ice storm brought down an uncountable number of leaves across the metro area. Those that don't decay on...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 3,000; Last week: 3,092; Year ago: 11,269 Compared to last week:...

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With trees damaged across Oklahoma CIty, cleanup will take months

Oklahoma City Parks Director Doug Kupper says recovering from last week's ice storm will be a "monumental" task taking months...

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Severe weather helps drive profits for Mammoth Energy Services during third quarter

COVID-19 may have a stranglehold on the nation’s oil and gas industry. But it can’t control the weather, and one Oklahoma City...

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Seat is up for grabs
Republican Hiett and Libertarian Hagopian face off in Oklahoma Corporation Commission election

A Libertarian who champions markets free of governmental interference and a Republican, incumbent Oklahoma Corporation...

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State Election Board says that, for the first time, Republicans are a majority of Oklahoma's voters

The pre-election tally is an official snapshot taken once every four years.

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UK's Johnson defends lockdown amid criticism of delay

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday defended his decision to impose a second national lockdown, brushing aside...

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COVID-19: Pace of deaths quickens in Oklahoma City

From Friday night's OKC emergency management office situation report: "Exposures are followed by infections, which are followed...

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Germany starts 'wave-breaker' shutdown as Europe locks down

BERLIN (AP) — Several European countries are tightening restrictions this week, starting with a partial shutdown Monday in...

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Amazon continues OKC expansion, additional jobs offered for holidays

Amazon didn't wait around for its $80 million, 1-million-square-foot expansion — announced in March as the exploding...

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Sunset falls on a historic season for the drive-in

NEW YORK (AP) — Julia Wiggin was still shivering after running out to hang up the weekend’s marquee — “Ghostbusters,” “Texas...

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Former employee sues China Southern, alleging discrimination

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A former flight attendant is suing China Southern Airlines for suspending him after his sexual...

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OKC voters to weigh charter update on Election Day

Ward 8 Councilman Mark Stonecipher says the nine charter amendments on Tuesday's ballot assure "voters have a say in the future...

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Beef prices jump in midweek on hoarding rumors

Fears of shopping difficulties and food shortages during this new wave of coronavirus cases triggered a midweek surge in beef...

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Opinion: Why we want our workforce to vote

If there’s one thing Democrats and Republicans can agree on, it’s that no less than the future of this country is at stake in...

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Watch out for a deer in your headlights: There is a 1 in 113 chance in Oklahoma of a motorist hitting an animal, most likely a deer.

As November arrives, Oklahoma motorists should keep a sharp eye for deer in their path. More animal-vehicle collisions occur in...

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Fee paid by unemployed Oklahomans getting dropped following political pressure

Using Conduent's debit card to receive unemployment benefits is about to get cheaper. After facing questions from lawmakers...

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Opinion: Company culture still needed when working from home

“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” We don’t really know who said this first — but the idea is endlessly...

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Internet service is critical now more than ever, but in Oklahoma City there's a divide in access among high-income and low-income areas

If Jacob North and his neighbors were reduced to a statistic, they are among nearly 15% of Americans living without residential...