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Shelley Zumwalt tapped to lead state employment office

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission has named Shelley Zumwalt as the agency's interim director. Zumwalt will lead the...

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Friday is the first day for dine-in options

As the governor moves closer to lifting restrictions on local business caused by the COVID-19 crisis, restaurants begin to...

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Rebuilding America: How will life in Oklahoma look after COVID-19?

As states across the U.S. begin to reopen, what will the "new normal" be like for Oklahoma? Here's a look.

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Rally rolls on as Wall Street heads for fourth straight gain

Wall Street is rallying again on Thursday, extending this week's climb built on hopes for a coming economic revival.The S&P 500...

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Boras to clients in memo: Don't bail out baseball owners

NEW YORK (AP) — Agent Scott Boras recommends his clients refuse Major League Baseball’s attempt to cut salaries during...

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Rebuilding America: Some pandemic changes at grocery stores seen as permanent

An uncertain new normal is being looked at by businesses throughout Oklahoma, including those largely spared the loss of...

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Rebuilding America: Retailers, big and small, adapting to challenges of pandemic

Retail is reopening across the country, though stores are not quite back to business as normal and others are learning from the...

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Rebuilding America: Squeamish home sellers want buyers with financing in hand

When the coronavirus hit, real estate agents hit the cloud fast, going virtual with home tours and open houses. Some tech...

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Jobs in the wake of the coronavirus: How do you feel about being a temperature taker?

If you’re looking for job opportunities in a COVID-19 world, think as a consumer thinks. What’s in those boxes piling up on...

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41 million have lost jobs since virus hit, but layoffs slow

WASHINGTON (AP) — Roughly 2.1 million people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, a sign that companies are still...

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Home, business repairs halted during the brunt of pandemic, leaving contractors out of work

The threat of COVID-19 plunged the renovation, repair and remodeling industry into stressful and uncertain times. Residential...

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Banking slows overall, but more are going mobile

COVID-19 has pushed more people online in their everyday transactions, including those with banks. While mobile banking was...

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Rebuilding America: Oklahoma City history filled with triumphs over adversity

At first glance, the economic forecasts and an energy industry in crisis seem to paint a dismal picture for Oklahoma City’s...

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Asia Today: Virus cases jump again in South Korea, India

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Thursday reported its biggest jump in coronavirus cases in more than 50 days, a...

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Will we ever go to movie theaters again? And are the Oscars even happening? We have answers

When can fans expect to see their favorites in theaters again? Experts answer a few burning questions about the uncertain...

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Masks, temperature checks, empty rows: Post-coronavirus concerts could look very different

Artists are starting to test the waters of live music in a coronavirus world. But already, fallout from the pandemic is making...

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Will restaurants feel like hospital cafeterias in the future? Chefs struggle to bring dining out back

For many Americans tired of baking sourdough and eating their own cooking, those restaurants reopening in the coming weeks will...

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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'Rebuilding America' chronicles the reopening of the US after coronavirus pandemic closures

The reopening of America is a story of businesses adapting to a new normal, one where customers are at least 6 feet apart, and...

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COVID-19 will change the way we buy cars forever. Here's how

The exhausting and enigmatic car-buying process at bricks-and-mortar stores will be a relic of the past in the aftermath of the...

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TV's biggest cliffhanger: Will my show return on schedule?

No matter how much programmers plan, the coronavirus, as it has in so many walks of life, will dictate what happens. Right now,...

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Rebuilding America: 'Life-changing event' of COVID-19 could alter how we work, spend and retire

Many Americans are grappling with a future that may mean fewer jobs at stores and restaurants and more technology positions.

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Video tours? Suburbs vs cities? Buying, selling a home to look different after COVID-19

Applications to buy a home are again on the rise as states lift orders to stay inside. But the pandemic has altered how...

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A New America: Coronavirus demands new approaches, products and hopes

America will rebuild. But much like shop owners removing boards off windows in the wake of a natural disaster, Americans aren't...

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What a surge in decks and paint sales in the midst of a pandemics says about economic recovery

Stuck at home in a paralyzing health crisis, people across America finally tackled long-delayed, home-improvement projects that...

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Shopping reinvented: America's stores, malls reopen with masks, curbside pickup and closed fitting rooms

As malls across the nation get back to business, here's how the retail landscape has changed and how people will shop.

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Rebuilding America: What will health care look like after COVID-19?

What will the future of medicine look like as the U.S. adapts to the new pandemic landscape? Expect more remote doctor visits,...

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Rebuilding America: Will grocery shopping ever be the same after the pandemic?

The grocery industry isn't talking about normal for the rest of 2020. It's talking about the "new normal" and what lies beyond.

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What’s the future for Disney, Universal and other theme parks around the US?

Just about any theme park visit will prove to be a different experience for those who visit.

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Castilla, Cuban launch another collaboration

Local banker Jill Castilla has teamed up with Mark Cuban on a project to help small business owners navigate a complicated loan...

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State grains

WHEAT (BU): .04 to .05 higher. 4.13-4.42. Davis 4.13; Hooker 4.15; Hobart, Keyes, Temple 4.17; Buffalo, Lawton 4.22; Clinton...

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Insurance observers worried about the future of Insure Oklahoma

Though it’s been praised by President Donald Trump and modeled by other states, an 18-year-old public-private, state health...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 28, 2020

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $29.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $17.25...

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House poised for proxy voting in historic first

WASHINGTON — It’s a day for the history books on Capitol Hill: For the first time, House lawmakers were voting by proxy, an...

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New law provides immunity from certain COVID-19 civil liability claims

What does Senate Bill 1946 do? Senate Bill 1946 provides immunity from civil liability for certain claims in state court...

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On executive pay questions, Devon fights back

A proxy advisor recommends Devon Energy shareholders vote against a non-binding question at this year’s annual meeting that...

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Shining Cities 2020 shows Oklahoma City solar deployment grew in 2019

Count Oklahoma City as a “solar builder.” Shining Cities 2020, an annual report released by Environment America and the...

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'Bummed out': SpaceX launch scrubbed because of bad weather

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The launch of a SpaceX rocket ship with two NASA astronauts on a history-making flight into orbit...

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Nevada casinos to reopen; America can't get enough pizza

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments...

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Larry Kramer used voice, pen to raise consciousness on AIDS

NEW YORK (AP) — Time never softened the urgency of Larry Kramer’s demands.Theatergoers leaving a celebrated revival of Kramer’s...

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Tuesday Morning retailer files Chapter 11 bankruptcy, plans 230 store closings

Off-price retailer Tuesday Morning filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Wednesday with plans to close more than a third...

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Appeals court sides with tech giants in activists' lawsuit

A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit that accused Twitter, Facebook and other tech giants of...

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You can skip mortgage payments, but what comes after that?

In March, like millions of others, Thomas Taylor saw his income plummet. The global pandemic left the 42-year-old furloughed...

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Planning for a money crunch in hard times

Has your income level changed recently? Or, are you worried about losing your job permanently? You might be terribly anxious...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for May 30, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a completely restored Art Deco-influenced home near Campus Corner in Norman. The 3,586-square-foot...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for May 30, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $28 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Ex-NY subway boss named to head London transit system

LONDON (AP) — Former New York subway boss Andy Byford has been named London’s new transit commissioner, overseeing Transport...

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How long does it take workers to earn the equivalent of a $1,200 stimulus check?

Burned through your $1,200 stimulus check yet? There’s no doubt the aid has helped us keep our finances afloat in the wake of...

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State grains

WHEAT (BU): .02 to .03 higher. 4.08-4.37. Davis 4.08; Hooker 4.10; Hobart, Keyes 4.12; Temple 4.13; Buffalo, Lawton 4.17;...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Gasoline prices push higher as demand begins to return, AAA reports

Gas prices for drivers across Oklahoma and the nation climbed over the past week. Nationally, the average cost of a gallon of...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: COVID-19 Product Protection Act provides tort immunity for PPE providers, others

What is the COVID-19 Product Protection Act? During the COVID-19 pandemic, companies and individuals have been ramping up...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 27, 2020

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $30.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $18.75...

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Congress weighs choice: ‘Go big’ on virus aid or hit ‘pause’

WASHINGTON — Congress is at a crossroads in the coronavirus crisis, wrestling over whether to “go big,” as House Speaker Nancy...

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Massive mural to help tell OKC's 'beautiful story'

A five-story mural is set to add some color to an 1,100-space garage being built in connection with the Oklahoma City...

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Pandemic behind proposed city budget cuts

Oklahoma City will try to minimize layoffs while cutting jobs in the upcoming fiscal year to make up for the COVID-19...

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Nevada to reopen casinos June 4, welcoming tourists again

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Tuesday night that he would allow casinos to reopen June 4, welcoming...

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In a first, Twitter adds fact-check warnings to Trump tweets

For the first time, Twitter has flagged some of President Donald Trump's tweets with a fact-check warning.On Tuesday, Twitter...

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States are reopening. But many still require travelers to self-quarantine. Here’s where

See which states have lifted quarantine orders and which still require or recommend them.

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Stocks rise on Wall Street, but US braces for 100,000 deaths

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks surged on Wall Street to their highest levels since the business shutdowns took hold in the U.S. over...

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Deadlocked Congress shifts virus focus to small business aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deadlocked over the next big coronavirus relief bill, Congress is shifting its attention to a more modest...

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Has your polling place changed? What to know

Some in-person voters in Oklahoma's June 30 election may discover their usual polling place has changed because of the COVID-19...

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Masks spark public judgment, ridicule among customers as businesses reopen

It’s not just the mask avoiders facing public scrutiny. People who wear masks in locales where businesses are reopening say...

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Consumer confidence up slightly but remains near 6-year low

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence inched up this month, showing signs of stabilizing, but remained near a six-year low...

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Under-fire UK government aide Cummings has Johnson's loyalty

LONDON (AP) — Dominic Cummings helped Boris Johnson win power by pitting the people against the elite. Johnson’s Conservative...

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US new-home sales post slight gain in April

BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. new home sales ticked up 0.6% in April, a surprising gain amid the coronavirus outbreak that hints at the...

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Worry, haste, retail therapy: What have we bought and why?

NEW YORK (AP) — Between technical glitches and food worries, retail therapy and sheer amnesia, something has happened to...

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Oklahoma City Council considers police, fire cuts

Larry McAtee says budget-cutting comes down to needs and wants. Prioritize needs, says the Ward 3 councilman and public safety...

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Branson's Virgin Orbit fails on first rocket launch attempt

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit failed Monday in its first test launch of a new rocket carried aloft by a...

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Asia Today: South Korea to require masks on transit, flights

BANGKOK (AP) — South Koreans will be required to wear masks when using public transportation and taxis nationwide starting...

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Former US Rep. Allen West out of hospital after Texas crash

WACO, Texas (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Allen West of Florida was released from a Texas hospital Monday after suffering a...

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Germany divided over plans to nix rules despite outbreaks

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's federal government and state governors squared up Monday for a battle over plans to end...

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Lock your cars! Vehicle theft spikes in COVID-19 pandemic

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The coronavirus hasn’t been kind to car owners.With more people than ever staying home to lessen the spread...

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States give few details on billions spent on virus supplies

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — States are spending billions of dollars stocking up on medical supplies such as masks and breathing...

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Liz Weston: Find free, solid money advice in uncertain times

If you have money questions — and who among us doesn’t right now? — there are plenty of people willing to offer advice:...

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German court ruling clears the way to settle VW diesel cases

KARLSRUHE, Germany (AP) — A German court has ruled that Volkswagen must buy back cars from owners of its diesel cars equipped...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, May 25, 2020

Quote of the week "Since the south side has historically had so little representation, I was interested in recommending...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: How much did state pay out in fraudulent unemployment claims?

Oklahoma may have paid out tens in millions of dollars in fraudulent unemployment claims since the start of the pandemic,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Individual, small-business relief proposed

City Manager Craig Freeman will propose Tuesday that the city council add $5 million to the small-business COVID-19 relief...

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White House goal on testing nursing homes unmet

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nearly two weeks ago the White House urged governors to ensure that every nursing home resident and staff...

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What stores and restaurants are open Memorial Day? Because of COVID-19 fewer businesses than past years

This Memorial Day will bring fewer in-store sales and dining options than past years because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Trump's pitch to voters: Trust me, economy will soar in 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has a new pitch to voters for this fall: Trust me.As the economy faces a...

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'People are tired of staying in': Opinions run hot in COVID-19 hot spot

GUYMON — Over the sound of pop music, under a wide-screen TV featuring sports pundits debating when games will return, and...

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Can Oklahoma's economy recover from the pandemic?

Oklahoma is a state that has learned how to live through boom and bust. While we are constantly working to diversify our...

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Virus looms over the future of higher education

With colleges and universities in the midst of (virtual) graduation season, it might seem like an odd time to talk about...

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Analysis: Who is getting the better deal in $35.5 million SandRidge transaction?

While it’s not clear whether the ultimate sale of SandRidge Energy’s headquarters will be to a private buyer or state agencies,...

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Holiday amid pandemic
Americans divided on how to respond

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump played golf at one of his courses Saturday during the Memorial Day weekend as he urged U.S....

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Oklahoma jobless rate soars to record high

Oklahoma's unemployment rate skyrocketed more than 10 percentage points from March to April to land at 13.7%, reflecting the...

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Futures File: The coffee crash

Coffee prices dripped to a three-month low on Friday, trading under $1.03 per pound. The commodity has been extremely wild...

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Oklahoma City Flower and Garden Festival Set for May 30

The west side walkways of Myriad Botanical Gardens will be lined, at a social distance, with local vendors of plants and more...

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Holiday amid pandemic: Americans divided on how to respond

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump played golf at one of his courses Saturday during the Memorial Day weekend as he urged...

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Restrictions eased while virus deaths decline in New York

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers experiencing cabin fever after two months of coronavirus quarantine received an unexpected reprieve...

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OKC's 21c Museum Hotel is reopening

Contrary to reports Saturday on social media, downtown’s 21c Museum Hotel is not closing permanently. The hotel has been a...

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Cardinals owner finds new home base

LOS ANGELES — It may be some time before baseball returns to Los Angeles, but that's not stopping St. Louis Cardinals owner...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Housing slides through hazardous virus conditions

Homes sales didn't hit the skids in April, just a patch of black ice, but everyone managed to keep it between the ditches. Like...

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'Oklahoma Proven' top plant selections for 2020

It is not always easy to decide what plants to use in your garden and landscape, especially if you have limited space, so...

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Marni James, The age-old question: Repair or replace broken appliances?

Just when you think it’s safe to do a home improvement for the sake of, heaven forbid, your own pleasure, your house has other...

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Take steps to protect your skin while working in the yard

Do you spend summer days outdoors mowing the lawn, tending to the garden and working on the house? Here are a few steps you can...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for May 23, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a one-owner luxury home with a pool on a 1-acre corner lot at River Oaks Golf Club, in the Oakdale...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 23, 2020

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $29.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $17.75...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for May 23, 2020

The Oil Center: 2601 Northwest Expressway, office, remodel, $3,000,000. Lippert Bros. Inc.: 1001 NW 25, church, remodel,...

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Laughlin: Simple garden fun for children

I often share this story about how I became a gardener at 5 years old. My mom gave me several colorful packages of zinnia seeds...

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Parade of Homes Spring Festival kicks off Friday in central Oklahoma

The Parade of Homes Spring Festival will go on, just a little later than originally planned because of the coronavirus...

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Symphony Show House will be June 13-28 in Oklahoma City

The Symphony Showhouse will go on, with social distancing observed because of the coronavirus pandemic, June 13-28 at 2737...

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Development killed by school district halting property sale

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer fielded reader questions Friday during his weekly OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for May 23, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $41 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Real estate notes from The Oklahoman for May 23, 2020

BARTLESVILLE Investor buys mobile home parks A California investor new to mobile homes parks just bought two in Oklahoma in a...

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Not to be crude, but Oklahoma City and Houston, we have a problem

CoStar Group found gloom in Oklahoma City and doom in Houston when it looked at the effect of collapsed crude oil prices on the...

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The crude oil crash, not COVID-19, is making the Oklahoma City office market sick

Neither face masks nor social distancing can "flatten the curve" of rising vacancies in Oklahoma City's office market, which...

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State unemployment chief resigns post

Robin Roberson has resigned as executive director of the state's unemployment agency amid a statewide economic crisis and...

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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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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for April 25, 2020

The Listing of the Week is ready for sheltering in place in style, or entertaining others when it is deemed safe to do so. The...

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Loughlin, Giannulli plead in college scam, but fate is hazy

“Full House” star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded guilty Friday to paying half a...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Car rental giant Hertz files for bankruptcy

Hertz filed for bankruptcy protection Friday, unable to withstand the coronavirus pandemic that has crippled global travel and...

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Alcohol delivery, curbside pickup becomes Oklahoma law

Some Oklahoma businesses will be allowed to continue delivering beer, wine and spirits under a new law. State legislators and...

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Recap: OKC Central Live Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

The live chat kicks off at 9:30 a.m. but feel free to submit questions now!

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 22, 2020

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $30.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $18.75...

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How Memorial Day will affect your unemployment

Monday's Memorial Day holiday will affect when Oklahomans will get their unemployment checks. The Oklahoma Employment Security...

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Contract clause may release parties from contracts during COVID-19

I understand there's a clause in many business contracts — force majeure — which may release parties from contracts in these...

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Thunder Launchpad's Demo Day will be virtual

Thunder Launchpad's Demo Day, which highlights the latest class of startup founders in the program, will be held virtually next...

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AstraZeneca secures orders for virus vaccine under testing

LONDON — Drug maker AstraZeneca said Thursday it had secured its first agreements for 400 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine...

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Thousands of unemployment claims remain 'pending' or denied entirely

Oklahoma's unemployment agency has a backlog of more than 45,000 unfinished or unpaid claims in its system, and those are just...

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NASA, SpaceX bringing astronaut launches back to home turf

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — For the first time in nearly a decade, U.S. astronauts are about to blast into orbit aboard an American...

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Meatpacking safety recs are largely unenforceable

MINNEAPOLIS — Federal recommendations meant to keep meatpacking workers safe as they return to plants that were shuttered by...

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MAPS 4 citizens advisory board named

Teresa Rose Crook, executive director of the Communities Foundation of Oklahoma, will lead the volunteer MAPS 4 Citizens...

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Big box stores’ ability to pivot

NEW YORK — Late last year, Best Buy began testing curbside pickup at select stores as a way to respond to customer needs. But...

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Pandemic politics: Maskless Trump tours Michigan Ford plant

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Pandemic politics shadowed President Donald Trump's trip to Michigan on Thursday as he...

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From The Newsroom: Listen to The Oklahoman's daily podcast

Welcome to the home of The Oklahoman's daily podcast dedicated to informing readers about the latest headlines, including the...

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Retailers reopening more stores, tourism expanding

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Plaza District raises more than $20,000 to support retail and restaurant employees

With more than 200 individual donations, the Plaza Support Fund surpassed its goal of $16,000.

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Feds grant $2.5 million for tribal economic development

The federal government awarded a $2.5 million grant to the Citizen Potawatomi Nation for critical infrastructure improvements....

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Lincoln Plaza renewal continues

Crews have removed graffiti, brush, debris and broken windows at Lincoln Plaza as construction continues to convert the former...

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Devon's annual shareholder meeting will be held online

Devon Energy changed the time and format for its annual stockholder meeting this year. Because of continued concerns about the...

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OKC municipal pools could get budget reprieve

Once proposed for cuts, the aquatics centers at Earlywine and Will Rogers parks could still open this summer but not before...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts Tuesday: 517; Last week: 571; Last year: 192 Monday's Actual:...

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Stitt: Wearing a face mask a ‘personal preference’

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Wednesday said he’s going to let Oklahomans decide whether they should wear a face mask in public during...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 21, 2020

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $30.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $18.25...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Local entrepreneur strikes a clean blow at COVID-19

After the coronavirus tragically struck the family of Joe Barnes, the local entrepreneur wasted little time striking back. "My...

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Watchdog cites persistent infection lapses in nursing homes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before COVID-19 killed thousands of nursing home residents, about 4 in 10 homes inspected were cited for...

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Ford temporarily halts work at 2 plants; Rolls cuts jobs

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments...

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US health officials quietly release more reopening guidance

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials have quietly released more reopening guidance that was created more than a month ago but...

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Virus-sapped bus lines see road to ruin without federal help

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The nation's 3,000 or so private bus lines — and the millions of people who rely on them for cheap,...

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Arcadia Farmers Market to open for season on May 30

ARCADIA — The Arcadia Farmers Market will open for the season at 8 a.m. May 30. The outdoor market at historical Route 66 and...

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Oklahoma company to build parts for space launcher

A Tulsa aerospace manufacturer has inked a deal with commercial space company Blue Origin to provide large, complex machined...

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Decision expected soon on whether Sandridge tower will become state office building

The Oklahoma Commissioners of the Land Office are completing a financial analysis and should know in a couple of weeks whether...

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This Oklahoma City company got $10 million from the government, but gave it back

Oklahoma City-based 180 Medical was among the companies to receive CARES Act stimulus funding from the federal government....

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: City offices remain mostly closed to public

City government's downtown buildings, including City Hall, will remain mostly closed to the public as executives institute a...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 9,315 Feeder Steers: Medium and Large No. 1: 350-400 lbs....

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 20, 2020

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $29.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $17.25...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Nigerian 'ring' being blamed for unemployment fraud

The U.S. Secret Service is blaming a well-organized Nigerian fraud ring for fake unemployment claims in Oklahoma and other...

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AT&T quits Venezuela as US sanctions force it to defy Maduro

MIAMI (AP) — AT&T said Tuesday it will immediately ditch Venezuela's pay TV market as U.S. sanctions prohibit its DirecTV...

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Trump's use of malaria drug likely to be welcomed in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — President Donald Trump’s declaration that he was taking a malaria drug of dubious effectiveness to help fend...

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Coronavirus effect: Pier 1 Imports to close, liquidate all stores

Pier 1 Imports, which previously said it would close half of its fleet of stores, now plans to close all of its locations.

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Mnuchin and Powell push differing priorities to aid economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing the gravest U.S. economic crisis in decades, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve...

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OETA receives $1 million donation from Paycom founder through Richison Family Foundation

More than 2 million viewers tune into OETA on a weekly basis.

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Google says it won't build AI tools for oil and gas drillers

Google says it will no longer build custom artificial intelligence tools for speeding up oil and gas extraction, separating...

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Boy Scout councils under pressure to share sex abuse costs

NEW YORK (AP) — Nine sex abuse lawsuits were filed Tuesday in New York against three Boy Scout local councils, signaling an...

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$50 bonus offered on 529 college savings day

What are the details of this year’s match offer for 529 Day? Beginning Tuesday, May 26, OCSP (the Oklahoma College Savings...

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SandRidge Energy tower to sell for $35.5 million

Mark Beffort, whose property group owns several of downtown's largest office properties, is set to buy the SandRidge Energy...

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Protesters express frustrations with unemployment system

Amanda Williams likes to follow the rules. When the state required nonessential businesses to close, Williams, a hair stylist,...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 9,100; Last Monday: 10,767; Year ago: 7,611 Compared to last...

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US autoworkers return, while possible vaccine shows promise

WARREN, Mich. — More than 130,000 autoworkers returned to factories across the U.S. for the first time in nearly two months...

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Stocks rally on hopes for vaccine

The stock market bounced back from its worst week in nearly two months Monday as optimism about a potential vaccine for the...

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Cash held by Oklahoma City police is missing, audit finds

An Oklahoma City Police Department office that handles millions of dollars in cash lacked adequate controls to prevent theft,...

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Analysis: Launch of Oklahoma City as 'Modern Frontier' hit hard by pandemic

Armed with new attractions, a new convention center and Omni Hotel, next spring has long been envisioned as a chance to...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 19, 2020

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $28.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $16.50...

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Automakers help restart US industry as globe reopens further

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — More than 130,000 autoworkers returned to factories across the U.S. for the first time in nearly two...

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COVID-19 Q&A: As businesses reopen amid coronavirus, what are workers' rights?

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed more than 85,000 lives so far in the U.S. with no vaccine or cure in sight. Nevertheless,...

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Texas salon owner travels to Michigan to back defiant barber

OWOSSO, Mich. (AP) — A Texas salon owner who was sent to jail for opening her business during the coronavirus outbreak called...

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Is day care safe during the coronavirus pandemic? It depends. Here are some guidelines

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J.C. Penney says it plans to close nearly 29% of stores – or 242 locations – as part of its bankruptcy

Days after filing for bankruptcy, J.C. Penney says it plans to close more than a fourth of its stores.

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People's Choice Cannabis Cup comes to Oklahoma

The Cannabis Cup People's Choice Edition is coming to Oklahoma in June, with the public serving as judge. The High Times...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, May 18, 2020

'Billion-dollar stimulus' MAPS 4 generated an estimated $3.3 million in revenue in the first two weeks after the 1-cent sales...

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The Latest: India reports largest single-day virus surge

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The Latest: Harvick's 50th Cup win 'just weird' without fans

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's return at Darlington Raceway (all times local):7:40 p.m.Kevin Harvick screamed...

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Church services disrupted by outages Zoom says were limited

WASHINGTON (AP) — Video conferencing service Zoom said Sunday that it was investigating the cause of outages that apparently...

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5 Iran tankers sailing to Venezuela amid US pressure tactics

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Five Iranian tankers likely carrying at least $45.5 million worth of gasoline and similar...

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Average US gas price up 5 cents over 3 weeks to $1.97

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline rose a nickel over the past three weeks, to $1.97 per...

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Albanian protesters, police clash over theater demolition

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian police clashed Sunday with opposition supporters who were protesting the demolition of the...

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Small free libraries offering solace amid virus shutdowns

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Asia Today: India extends lockdown for 2 more weeks

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Sunday extended its nearly 2-month-old lockdown by two weeks after reporting nearly 5,000 new...

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US military's mystery space plane rockets back into orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. military’s mystery space plane rocketed into orbit again Sunday, this time with an extra...

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'Delusional' Martin Shkreli denied prison release by judge

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge rejected the request of convicted pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli to be let out of prison to...

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How will this COVID-19 pandemic all end?

In late March, a journalist asked Dr. Anthony Fauci how long we should expect the coronavirus to affect daily life in the U.S....

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42 teams, 168 students compete in Love's Cup

Every spring, the celebratory conclusion of the annual Love's Entrepreneur's Cup brings into sharp focus — and the limelight —...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tribe to assist members with relief payments

The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes will provide some much-needed emergency relief to tribal members 18 and older in response to...

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US adds new sanction on Chinese tech giant Huawei

BOSTON — The U.S. government has imposed new restrictions on Chinese tech giant Huawei’s ability to use American technology,...

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Heartland to add 400 jobs to its downtown workforce

Heartland, already set to fill up its new downtown headquarters with 550 employees, is adding another 400 who will be moving...

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Mammoth Energy Services loses board member after reporting disagreement

Mammoth Energy Services announced this week that it and a board member have parted ways over a disagreement about whether the...

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Do’s and don’ts of investing

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Nichols Hills Garden Tour called off

NICHOLS HILLS — The 2020 Nichols Hills Garden Tour scheduled for June 6 has been canceled because of the coronavirus. "Our...

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Marni Jameson, The great pool debate: Liquid joy or sunk money?

The landscape design for our yard came in two versions. One with a pool, one without. Otherwise the plans were identical. Oh,...

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The Listing of the Week is a complete remodel with a split-bedroom design in the Quail Creek area. The 3,728-square-foot home...

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Gothic LLC: 10309 S Santa Fe Ave., parking, install, $5,350,000. Crown Enterprises Inc.: 6801 S Air Depot Blvd.,...

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North Texas home sales hammered by pandemic

DALLAS — North Texas home sales slid in April as buyers sheltered in place from the pandemic. Home purchases in the area were...

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All this time at home has a side effect: a chance to learn more about ourselves and the people quarantining with us. The...

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Moesel: Gardening flourishes in central Oklahoma

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Hot Property: No purple, but lots of color

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Rig counts continue to fall, Baker Hughes reports

Rig counts fall Operators continue to slash the number of drilling rigs they are using to search for oil and natural gas. Baker...

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Tulsa one of two finalists for new Tesla factory

DETROIT — Tesla has picked Tulsa and Austin, Texas, as finalists for its new U.S. assembly plant, a person briefed on the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Norman playgrounds, dog parks among latest openings

Playgrounds, basketball courts, dog parks, and skate parks in Norman opened to the public Friday under Mayor Breea Clark's...

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Most states still fall short of recommended testing levels

WASHINGTON — As businesses reopened Friday in more of the U.S., an overwhelming majority of states still fall short of the...

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Olympic trials will be back in OKC in 2021

Olympic competition is returning to Oklahoma City in 2021, and 2020 MAPS 3 whitewater park activities are shifting into high...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 16, 2020

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $25.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $13.75...

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BancFirst named to banking honor roll for eighth consecutive year

BancFirst announced this month it was named for an eighth consecutive year to the KBW Bank Honor Roll published by Keefe...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State cooperatives see surging delinquencies as disconnect moratorium continues

The economic collapse caused by the coronavirus pandemic isn't just impacting urban residents, it's also is devastating...

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Check your stash: This Edmond medical marijuana product is being recalled after failing state tests for pesticides

The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority is issuing its first recall of medical marijuana products sold in the state. Some...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: County sale, showhouse to go on; CBRE's loss is our gain

Catching up this week after a week of furlough ... Going, going on The Oklahoma County Treasurer’s Resale — the auctioning of...

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Renovation to uncover 1906 building facade at Investors Capital Building

The Investors Capital Building, one of the city’s oldest commercial structures, is about to be restored to its original...

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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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The Latest: India surpasses China in coronavirus cases

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some,...

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Most US states fall short of recommended testing levels

WASHINGTON (AP) — As businesses reopened Friday in more of the U.S., an overwhelming majority of states still fall short of the...

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2 people, 14 dogs killed in crash on Idaho interstate

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho State Police say two people and more than a dozen dogs died when a box truck transporting animals for...

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Infections soar as Mexico moves toward restarting economy

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As Mexico moves toward a gradual reactivation of its economy Monday, the number of new coronavirus...

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Retailers face reckoning as April's sales drop sets a record

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments...

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Tensions rise as Texas governor readies to lift more rules

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two weeks into the reopening of Texas, coronavirus cases are climbing. New outbreaks still crop up. And at...

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Work from home Congress? House OKs proxy votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Neither Civil War nor Great Depression nor any other national crisis has pushed the House to allow lawmakers...

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Report: Austin, Tulsa finalists for Tesla gigafactory site

Austin is a finalist -- along with Tulsa, Oklahoma -- to be the site of automaker Tesla’s new U.S. assembly plant,...

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US retail sales plunged a record 16% in April as virus hit

BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. retail sales tumbled by a record 16.4% from March to April as business shutdowns caused by the...

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Tesla picks Tulsa as finalist for new factory

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla has picked Austin, Texas, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, as finalists for its new U.S. assembly plant, a person...

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Stocks manage modest gains but still end lower for the week

Stocks capped another wobbly day of trading on Wall Street with modest gains Friday, though the S&P 500 still ended with its...

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Trump still confident in virus test despite false negatives

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump expressed no concerns Friday about a rapid coronavirus test that the White House has...

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Lawyer: Security video in Arbery case may show water breaks

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A young black man filmed by a security camera walking through a home under construction in December and in...

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Recap: OKC Central Live Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Initial claims for unemployment down, but number of unresolved claims remains substantial

Far fewer Oklahomans filed initial claims for unemployment insurance compensation last week than the week before. Numbers...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 15, 2020

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $23.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $11.75...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Energy chemicals supplier pivots operation to meet sanitizer demand

Big problems aren’t insurmountable. One Oklahoma City-based oil-field chemicals supplier on the verge of shutting its doors...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Some restaurants improvisations could be longterm solutions

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Continental Resources’ Harold Hamm applauds CFTC advisory that warns oil market players to behave

Continental Resources’ executive chairman is applauding a regulatory advisory issued this week encouraging players in the...

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Opponents of cut to affordable housing tax credits warn it will cost the state millions in new housing

A bill awaiting signature by Gov. Kevin Stitt would cut the affordable housing tax credit in half and could kill construction...

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OK to return to bars, playgrounds, mayor says

Mayor David Holt has released Oklahoma City's latest COVID-19 emergency order, allowing bars to reopen and lifting the...

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COVID-19 puts business tax incentives at risk

Tax incentives are increasingly used by cities, and sometimes states, to lure businesses to the area. Most involve some sort of...

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The Latest: China’s foreign minister lashes out

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Asian shares mixed as stocks meander on pandemic worries

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Friday as markets meandered on news about economies reopening, mixed with worries about...

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Virus tests hospitals in pockets of US as some states reopen

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — From a hospital on the edge of the Navajo Nation to the suburbs of the nation’s capital, front-line...

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Stopped cold: 'Frozen' musical on Broadway not to reopen

NEW YORK (AP) — The big budget musical “Frozen” will not reopen when Broadway theaters restart, marking the first time an...

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Whistleblower: US still lacks virus plan, Americans at risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite White House claims, the U.S. still lacks a comprehensive battle plan against the coronavirus in...

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Swearing-in of new Israeli government delayed by infighting

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his rival-turned-partner, Benny Gantz, on Thursday postponed the...

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Companies begin to navigate a world that is vastly changed

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Unemployment fraud wreaks havoc

Though Lyn Adams is still working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, she — most every morning — still visits the campus...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Mid-Con Energy Partners announces first quarter results delay

TULSA Mid-Con delays report Mid-Con Energy Partners announced Tuesday it won’t file a first-quarter 2020 earnings report...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Hard hit small businesses start receiving financial help from city

The first grants from the Oklahoma City Small Business Continuity Program are being mailed to shops, salons, restaurants,...

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Nonprofit takes 'Shark Tank' approach to address local needs

The United Way of Central Oklahoma invites local nonprofits to submit innovative approaches to address genuine health and human...

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Construction to start on The Well in Norman

Construction is set to start in July for The Well in Norman, a healthy living block that will bring together a farmers market...

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Powell warns of possible sustained recession from pandemic

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell warned Wednesday of the threat of a prolonged recession resulting from the viral...

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Setting it Straight

A story on page B5 on May 13 about Ascent Resources Utica Holdings should have reported the company revised its capital budget...

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IRS, DOL relax some health plan, COBRA enrollment deadlines

I understand new regulations were issued that give certain qualifying employees more time to enroll in their employer’s medical...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts Tuesday: 571; Last week: 623; Last year: 193 Monday's Actual:...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 14, 2020

Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted April 29: COMPLETION Canadian: Citizen Energy III LLC; Northern Dancer 8-17-10-6...

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The Latest: Philippines prep for typhoon amid coronavirus

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some,...

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States, tribe seek to suspend coal sales on US lands

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A coalition of U.S. states, environmentalists and an American Indian tribe asked a federal judge on...

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Prodded by US, Mexico aims to restart industrial plants

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador pledged Wednesday to begin reopening Mexico's economy next week —...

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Vast cutbacks in jobs and spending before any summer rebound

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments...

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Ascent Resources Utica Holdings, Chaparral Energy manage to earn first-quarter 2020 net incomes

Two Oklahoma City-based energy companies reported this week they earned first-quarter 2020 net incomes. Ascent Resources Utica...

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Lebanon to reinstate total lockdown amid spike in infections

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese rushed to food stores to stock up on vegetables and basic items, hours before the government reinstated...

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How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others

A judge’s dismissal of criminal charges against former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon is the latest...

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Children let out to play as Turkey mulls tests for tourists

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parks filled with the sound of children Wednesday as the government allowed people ages 14 and...

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Couples turn to `minimonies' to salvage wedding plans

NEW YORK (AP) — Couples trying to salvage weddings put on hold by the coronavirus are feeding a fresh trend in the bridal...

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Coalition seeks to make city test case for virus prevention and treatment

Oklahoma City is being eyed as a potential model for a nationwide roll-out of testing and guidance by some of the country’s...

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OKC official stresses COVID-19 testing and tracing

Testing and contact tracing will be essential in managing COVID-19 as the pandemic unfolds, Oklahoma City's emergency...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 13, 2020

Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted April 28: COMPLETION Canadian: Ovintiv Mid-Continent Inc.; WM Wallace 1406 No....

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Oil waste decisions left to operators, for now

Elected members of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission decided to leave in place an emergency order allowing operators to...

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Fauci warns against reopening too soon

WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, warned bluntly Tuesday of “really serious”...

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Supreme Court appears likely to reject Trump immunity claim

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared likely to reject President Donald Trump’s claim that he is immune from...

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Continental Resources details impact on its bottom line from global demand decline for crude oil

Continental Resources cited a 30% drop in the global demand for oil as a significant factor in a loss it posted for its first...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 10,767 Feeder Steers: Medium and Large No. 1: 384 lbs. $173; 428...

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Homeland cancels plans for new headquarters

Homeland is proceeding with plans to build a new grocery in northeast Oklahoma City but the project will no longer include a...

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Alcohol delivery, curbside pickup could be permanent in Oklahoma

State legislators are moving to make permanent new rules that allow some businesses to deliver alcohol, beer and wine directly...

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Analysis: Tower Theatre, other businesses face confusion, challenges with SBA loan program

Oklahoma businesses may be reopening, but Stephen Tyler, co-owner of the Tower Theatre, knows he may be waiting a year or...

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Costco expects to secure location for new operations center within 'weeks'

Costco is negotiating a purchase contract on a space for its proposed operations center in Oklahoma City and expects to...

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Pelosi unveils $3T virus bill, warns inaction costs more

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled a more than $3 trillion coronavirus aid package Tuesday, providing nearly $1...

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Mammoth Energy Services posts first-quarter loss, but looks toward the future

Mammoth Energy Services posts first-quarter loss Mammoth Energy Service officials said this week growing business opportunities...

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New coronavirus test is imperfect step toward mass screening

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new type of coronavirus test offers a cheaper, quicker way to screen for infections, moving the U.S. toward...

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House rescue package includes $25 billion for Postal Service

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new coronavirus aid package released Tuesday by House Democrats includes $25 billion for the cash-strapped...

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Militants storm maternity clinic in Afghan capital, kill 16

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Militants stormed a maternity hospital in the western part of Kabul on Tuesday, setting off an...

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Supreme Court appears likely to reject Trump immunity claim

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared likely to reject President Donald Trump's claim that he is immune from...

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Inspections, citations, recalls slashed: Coronavirus is testing America’s food safety net

Foodborne illness investigations have slowed and food recalls have plummeted to their lowest levels in years because of...

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AP Courtside: Telephone arguments on Trump's taxes run long

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is holding its second week of arguments by telephone because of the coronavirus pandemic,...

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John Lennon’s former Palm Beach estate listed for sale at $47.5M

Lennon bought the oceanfront estate in January 1980 but was killed in December of that year. Lennon’s wife, Yoko Ono, sold the...

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Cubicle comeback? Pandemic will reshape office life for good

LONDON (AP) — Office jobs are never going to be the same.When workers around the world eventually return to their desks,...

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Asia Today: Singapore partly reopens despite rise in cases

BANGKOK (AP) — Singaporeans were able to get a haircut at the barber or pop in to their favorite bakery Tuesday as the...

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As Trump urges reopening, thousands getting sick on the job

NEW YORK (AP) — Even as President Donald Trump urges getting people back to work and reopening the economy, an Associated Press...

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Fauci warns of 'suffering and death' if US reopens too soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, is warning Congress that if the country...

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OU's Evelyn Aswad will help shape Facebook content around the world

A University of Oklahoma law professor is one of 20 people picked to decide what does and doesn't belong on Facebook. Evelyn...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 11,200; Last Monday: 11,307; Year ago: 5,192 Compared to last...

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Facing delays, many unemployed Oklahomans opt to pay debit card company for ‘expedited’ delivery

As thousands of Oklahomans who were laid off or furloughed because of the COVID-19 crisis continue to wait weeks to receive a...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: SandRidge delays reporting of first-quarter 2020 results

SandRidge delays report SandRidge Energy Corp. has announced it is delaying the filing of its first quarter 2020 operational...

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'Tale of 2 outbreaks': Singapore tackles a costly setback

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Weeks after two of his roommates were diagnosed with COVID-19, Mohamad Arif Hassan says he's...

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Hundreds line up at casino opening

NORMAN — The line to get inside Thunderbird Casino stretched nearly 250 people long. Inside, guests' temperatures were taken...

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Chesapeake Energy timeline: A look at the history of an Oklahoma energy giant

1989 — Chesapeake Energy Corp. is founded by Aubrey McClendon and Tom Ward with about 10 employees. 1993 — Chesapeake goes...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Edmond hair stylists comb out the 'rats' of COVID-19 quarantine

Things are better now for Edmond hair salon owners Jeff and Sarah Patton. But for several weeks, their small business was in,...

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Chesapeake runs out of alternatives, considers bankruptcy, after losing more than $8 billion in the first quarter of 2020

Chesapeake Energy Corp. announced in a filing it made with regulators Monday that bankruptcy is on the table after posting a...

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Take these immediate financial responses to COVID-19

What can people affected by COVID-19 do right now to maximize their opportunities from the CARES Act? If you or your spouse has...

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The Latest: Singapore loosens coronavirus restrictions

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some,...

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As nations reopen, warning emerges about virus tracing voids

NEW YORK (AP) — A top world health official Monday warned that countries are essentially driving blind in reopening their...

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Twitter to label disputed COVID-19 tweets

CHICAGO (AP) — Twitter announced Monday it will start alerting users when a tweet makes disputed or misleading claims about the...

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AP source: MLB owners approve giving players' union plan to start season around Fourth of July in ballparks without fans

NEW YORK (AP) — AP source: MLB owners approve giving players' union plan to start season around Fourth of July in ballparks...

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Pandemic creates electoral uncertainty for Trump, Democrats

Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign:___Days to general election:...

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Liz Weston: Should you give your kids an equal inheritance?

Your estate plan may be your last words to those you leave behind. If you’re a parent, you should think carefully about the...

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Ukraine's hospitals under strain, even with few virus cases

CHERNIVTSI, Ukraine (AP) — Medical workers in homemade protective masks and suits, with plastic bags over their shoes. A...

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State officials dispute assertions that unemployment agency discourages claims

John Southern figures he has told the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission at least 20 times that he is not a robot. The...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, May 11, 2020

Sales tax falls Sales tax results document the beating retail took as COVID-19 emergency orders took effect in mid-March....

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The Latest: India’s trains get ready to roll again

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some,...

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Leaders balance optimism with threat of second virus wave

HOUSTON (AP) — Trump administration officials spoke optimistically about a relatively quick rebound from the coronavirus Sunday...

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Virus prevents diaspora Venezuelans from sending money home

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — After fleeing Venezuela along with millions of others amid the country's grueling humanitarian...

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Reopenings bring virus fears around the world

ROME — South Korea’s capital closed down more than 2,100 bars and other nightspots Saturday because of a new cluster of...

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Opinion: Meat prices move higher

During March and April, falling demand from slaughterhouses facing quarantine shutdowns caused markets to collapse, taking...

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Corporation Commission adopts oil, utility measures to address pandemic concerns

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission on Thursday adopted an emergency rule that aims to regulate how and where crude is stored...

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Pandemic not seen as the end of city's aspirations to become a convention destination

Despite a dismal drop in travel nationwide, the city's top convention official predicts the new Oklahoma City Convention Center...

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Opinion: Finding our way to the new normal

These kinds of injuries often serve as a sort of rude awakening. Before they happened, activities like walking, jogging or...

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Understanding patient needs

A most difficult and heart-rending aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic is that COVID patients in hospitals and long-term care...

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Clean cut: OKC barber optimistic about future after virus

Business owners are now facing tough decisions on when and how to reopen following the outbreak of one of the deadliest...

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What can I do about that awful moldy smell?

"What's that horrible moldy smell in my bathroom? Eek!" Yes, I confess: I am terrified of mold. Sometimes I fear that having...

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Oklahoma County property sales for May 9

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $41 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....