Brianna Bailey
Business Business Writer
Brianna Bailey has lived in Idaho, Germany and Southern California, but Oklahoma is her adopted home. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and has worked at several newspapers in Oklahoma and Southern California. Bailey joined the business desk at the Oklahoman in January 2013. She lives in Norman with her husband and two daughters.

  • Oklahoma man sentenced in fraud case after scamming investors

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: 17 hr ago

    Lee Michael Harrison, 39, of Edmond, was sentenced Monday to 20 months in prison and three years supervised release in Philadelphia by U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence F. Stengel.

  • Oklahoma group, retailers hope to brew support for alcohol sales changes

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    Oklahomans for Consumer Freedom, the group behind TapOklahoma.org, an advocacy website for changing Oklahoma's "prohibition-era alcohol laws," has enlisted some big retailers as allies.

  • Anheuser-Busch pushes, gently, for change in Oklahoma's liquor laws

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    Anheuser-Busch Sales of Oklahoma sees its best weeks for beer sales during the Super Bowl and some holidays. About 10 million cases of beer pass through the climate-controlled warehouse off Interstate 240 every year, and the week before the Super Bowl and some holidays are the distributor's biggest of the year.

  • Downtown Oklahoma City's Revolve Pizza Kitchen closed indefinitely for 'restructuring'

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    Less than a year after opening, downtown Oklahoma City's Revolve Pizza Kitchen is closed indefinitely for restructuring, staff from WRW LLC, the pizzeria's ownership, said Thursday. No further details were given

  • Oklahoma City's jobless rate declines

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    Despite decline in unemployment, survey shows OKC lost jobs from November to December.

  • Oklahoma group seeks state vote on wine and strong beer in grocery, convenience stores

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    Proposed state question filed Wednesday with Oklahoma's secretary of state office.

  • Sayre hospital closes doors after ongoing financial woes

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    Blaming "continual financial strain," Sayre Memorial Hospital abruptly closed Monday. Sayre Memorial Hospital said it had been hit hard by declining Medicare reimbursements as well as Oklahoma's decision not to expand Medicaid after the passage of the the Affordable Care Act.

  • Choctaw Nation's new headquarters will show tribe's culture

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    Construction on a 500,000-square-foot headquarters for the Choctaw Nation is set to begin in March. The building will showcase culturally significant artwork and symbolism.

  • Sonic hatches plan to move to cage-free eggs

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    Oklahoma-based Sonic Corp. will serve its customers cage-free egg products by 2025, CEO Cliff Hudson said Monday. Also, several other restaurant chains announced the use cage-free egg products, including Burger King, Tim Hortons, Hardee's and Carl's Jr., PF Chang's, White Castle and Starwood hotels.

  • Oklahoma City hatter knows tricks of the trade

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    Lavonna “Shorty” Koger, the owner of Shorty’s Cowboy Hattery in Oklahoma City, is a self-taught hat maker with 26 years in the business of custom cowboy hats.

  • Government contractor to cut jobs in Lawton

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Jan 30, 2016

    Federal government contractor Novitex Enterprise Solutions has announced that it will close its facility in Lawton, cutting 124 jobs. Its announcement was filed with the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, giving the required 60 days notice of the mass layoffs.

  • Oklahoma's three-tiered system in regulation of alcoholic beverages prevents monopolies in marketplace

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jan 27, 2016

    During an alcohol policy forum Wednesday in Oklahoma City, speakers talked about how the state's three-tiered system in regulation of alcoholic beverages prevents monopolies from occurring in marketplace.

  • Ponca City chiropractor accused in trading scheme found dead

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jan 27, 2016

    A Ponca City chiropractor accused of illegal trading activity was found dead on a country road after federal regulators moved to freeze his assets. Kevin J. Davis, 58, was being investigated by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

  • Oklahoma unemployment rate stays low

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Tue, Jan 26, 2016

    In December, Oklahoma's unemployment rate fell one-tenth of a percentage point to 4.1 percent. But the U.S. Department of Labor said the state continues to lose jobs, losing 5,100 positions for the month. Health services shed more than 1,800 jobs.

  • Paycom expands sales presence in six cities

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Tue, Jan 26, 2016

    Paycom Software Inc. is opening six sales offices in Chicago, Cleveland, San Antonio, Pasadena, Calif., Sacramento, Calif., and Stamford, Conn. Oklahoma City-based Paycom has been expanding its sales teams nationwide since going public on the New York Stock Exchange in 2014.

  • Street Stories: OKC black neighborhood’s history erodes with sands of time

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Mon, Jan 25, 2016

    Brianna Bailey: Mostly based on oral history, the children and grandchildren of Sandtown say their ancestors, freed slaves of the Chickasaw Nation, settled along the banks of the North Canadian River in 1884.

  • New Oklahoma City ordinance on building demolitions gives officials more to consider

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jan 24, 2016

    The new demolition guidelines, which went into effect in November, add more things to consider when determining the historical value of a building before tearing it down, said David Pettyjohn, executive director of the nonprofit group Preservation Oklahoma Inc.

  • Ponca City chiropractor accrues $1.2 million in trading losses, feds say

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Sat, Jan 23, 2016

    U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission regulators have filed a civil enforcement action against Kevin J. Davis, a Ponca City chiropractor. The action claims Davis acted as an unregistered commodity pool operator.

  • Group hopes rare status will save Founders Bank building in Oklahoma City

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Thu, Jan 21, 2016

    Modern architecture enthusiast Lynne Rostochil, who writes for the Okie Mod Squad blog, okcmod.com, has started an online petition to save the building after hearing rumors that the property might be redeveloped by its Austin-based owner.

  • Brewing for change

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Wed, Jan 20, 2016

    Craft beer makers gathered at one of the state's oldest breweries this week to brew a collaborative beer they hope will raise money as well as awareness to help modernize Oklahoma's alcohol laws.




Brianna Bailey Today at 2:21 PM RT @Ed_Crooks: The energy slump has stung Carl Icahn. He's lost $1.1bn on Chesapeake, $760m on Cheniere, $700m on Transocean and $600m on F…
Brianna Bailey Today at 1:54 PM RT @thephatic: What's life like for a closeted gay man in rural Oklahoma? Here's Part 1 of a 5-day serial https://t.co/wx4dvAN8Ir https://t
Brianna Bailey Today at 1:54 PM RT @pmonies: TRANSCRIPT: This morning's @NewsOKEnergy chat with me and @awilmoth. https://t.co/tvWGH0D7dh
Brianna Bailey Today at 1:52 PM RT @OklahomaWatch: January collection for General Revenue Fund fall short by $105 million. State to deepen midyear budget cuts #Okleg https
Brianna Bailey Today at 12:52 PM Man accused of breaking into University of Central Oklahoma sorority house https://t.co/JInwmtp0NB
Brianna Bailey Today at 10:02 AM Oklahoma man sentenced in fraud case after scamming investors https://t.co/VDKNaILRVy
Brianna Bailey Today at 8:43 AM Old steel yard SW 3rd and McKinley https://t.co/VcKoUnixyK
Brianna Bailey Mon, Feb. 08 2016 09:56:06 PM CST And all this time I thought it was the flat tax.... https://t.co/Naeo64YbUT
Brianna Bailey Mon, Feb. 08 2016 11:34:08 AM CST Oklahoma state agencies give raises despite executive order https://t.co/F4bfw9iAEE
Brianna Bailey Mon, Feb. 08 2016 11:15:29 AM CST Chesapeake says it is not pursuing bankruptcy as stock tumbles https://t.co/QyPMapC64F
Brianna Bailey Mon, Feb. 08 2016 10:47:19 AM CST Hillary Clinton criticizes proposed Oklahoma abortion petition https://t.co/q8Dhkri9v8
Brianna Bailey Mon, Feb. 08 2016 10:32:29 AM CST RT @georgejoseph94: I analyzed 100s of leaked #police union contracts. They show clauses to destroy/seal off officer misconduct records htt
Brianna Bailey Mon, Feb. 08 2016 10:24:49 AM CST RT @ErnestScheyder: Chesapeake says Kirkland & Ellis will advise it "as it seeks to further strengthen its balance sheet following its rece…
Brianna Bailey Mon, Feb. 08 2016 10:23:55 AM CST @Rwiz16 @dustbury @TonyinOKC I don't cover energy, but I can assure you we have people working on it here.
Brianna Bailey Mon, Feb. 08 2016 10:17:56 AM CST RT @russellgold: For the icon of the shale boom, the end may be upon us. $chk https://t.co/PbxmAA30Bn
Brianna Bailey Mon, Feb. 08 2016 10:16:34 AM CST @crocko33 @RevolvePizza No they are not open. When you call the downtown number, the call is forwarded to their restaurant on Memorial.
Brianna Bailey Sat, Feb. 06 2016 08:51:21 PM CST RT @NickKristof: Enhanced interrogation under President Trump. https://t.co/Zm3cTdocw0
Brianna Bailey Sat, Feb. 06 2016 08:40:43 PM CST Worse than waterboarding, Trump is so metal. \m/
Brianna Bailey Sat, Feb. 06 2016 07:54:19 PM CST RT @csmcdaniel: Trump is only running for Pres so he can get leverage to get the federal contract to build the wall. Wake up sheeple https:

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