• Urban Outfitters opening in Tulsa this week

    BY JERRY WOFFORD, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    Brookside businesses are about to welcome a new neighbor. The highly anticipated opening of the first Urban Outfitters store in Oklahoma is set for Thursday with a big grand-opening party. The store, 3340 S. Peoria Ave., will host the opening party from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. On hand will be the Clean Hands Arms with screenprinting, painting and more on display. Food will be available from Lone Wolf Banh Mi (free options available with Urban Outfitters purchase) and drinks from Prairie Artisan Ales. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Nissan shows off glow-in-the-dark cars

    Published: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    The automaker that's experimenting with self-cleaning car paint now has a new gimmick: the glow-in-the-dark car, USA TODAY reports. Nissan's European operation says it's one of the first automakers to have glow-in-the-dark paint, which it's demonstrating on an electric Nissan Leaf. Nissan says an inventor, Hamish Scott, has created a product called Starpath, a coating that absorbs the sun's rays during the day and then glows from eight to 10 hours after the sun goes down. Nissan admits it's not first among makers when it comes to glowing cars, but it says the system it's developing is special. For instance, it thinks the paint job will last on the car for 25 years.

  • Apple to revamp its stores

    Published: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    USA TODAY reports tech giant Apple is reportedly planning an overhaul of its retail stores. Let's look at the tech stocks to watch Tuesday: Apple. The man behind the iPod, iPhone and iPad is working on a revamp of Apple's retail presence.According to a profile in The New Yorker, Jony Ive is working with Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts on a redesign of the company's stores. It's not clear when the overhauled stores would make their debuts.

  • Many Baby Boomers say they don't want to retire ever

    Published: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    George Fraser has had a hugely successful life. At 70, the former corporate executive is a successful author and speaker, traveling 200 days out of the year and logging 250,000 air miles. And he has absolutely no intention of retiring. "I decided in my early 60s that I would never retire," he said. "Why? Because I love my work. I love what I'm doing. I love it so much that anything else is a distraction, including a vacation. It frustrates my wife of 42 years. After two or three days on a beach in Mexico, I'm bored." Baby Boomers continue to shatter stereotypes. Many work well into traditional retirement age. And financial advisers and counselors are encouraging them, USA TODAY reports.

  • I stopped checking email for a week, and now I realize I've been using it wrong for years

    Published: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    From Steve Kovach on Business Insider:  Why bother checking email if most of it is junk? Last week, I took a full week off for the first time in over a year.  I wanted to completely unplug (like many of you, I'm often pulled into work in some form on weekends and holidays), so I disabled notifications from email and Twitter, the two biggest sources of work-related distractions on my iPhone. After seven full days of email silence, I reactivated the notifications on my Outlook app, and the numbers were shocking: 1,511 unread emails. 44 of those 1,511 emails were worth reading. Of those 44 emails, only five required a response. It took me a good hour to catch up, and I wanted to barf by the end of it.

  • 'It's absolutely ridiculous': Tulsa police frustrated by larcenies at east Tulsa Wal-Mart

    BY DYLAN GOFORTH, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    Tulsa police officer Emily Michie had just started her afternoon shift when she was sent to respond to a larceny call at the Wal-Mart just east of Admiral Place and Memorial Drive. According to the call, two women had filled up their carts with items and were attempting to just push them right out the front doors when they were confronted by loss prevention officers. Michie sighed as she entered the area just inside the store’s front doors that house Wal-Mart’s security-camera footage. Officers in the Mingo Valley Division that patrols east Tulsa had been known to respond to a call at that Wal-Mart and then be stuck there for hours, she said, fielding one larceny complaint after the other. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • The cofounder of LinkedIn has brilliant advice for anyone who wants to switch careers

    Published: Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    The process of finding a new job is intimidating. From meticulously reading over your resume, to expertly crafting a cover letter, to worrying about whether or not you'll make the right first impression, it's a stressful situation to be in. That process can become even more overwhelming if you're switching career paths.

  • A sad story from Marissa Mayer's Yahoo shows how brutal corporate realignments can be

    Published: Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    Last week, Yahoo fired about 100 people. The firings were part of a strategic realignment. Over the weekend, we heard a story from two sources that's a reminder of how painful such corporate realignments can be for employees on the ground. Yahoo has an office in Amman, Jordan.

  • KOCO: Edna's gets facelift right before 26th anniversary

    Published: Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    Thousands of dollars, endless lunch boxes and countless memories: all trademarks at Edna’s, one of the most popular dive bars in Oklahoma City, says KOCO, and now, it will be easier for you to put up your dollar bill. Edna's grandson, Nathan Lucas, knew it was time to replace the old brick walls with wood paneling to make it possible for people to staple their dollar bills up ...

  • WPX Energy cuts capital spending plan by half to $725 million midpoint

    BY ROD WALTON, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    WPX Energy Inc. is cutting its expected capital spending budget this year by 50 percent, focusing nearly all of that on its core areas of the San Juan, Piceance and Willison basins, the Tulsa-based oil and gas producer revealed this week. All three of those plays are part of WPX's long-term strategy. WPX has sold off other assets, including the Apco interests in South America and in the Marcellus Shale of the eastern U.S. This year's capital spending range has a midpoint of $725 million, compared with $1.5 billion in 2014. Many oil and gas companies have cut expenditures or laid off employees in response to the seven-month decline in crude oil prices. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Scanadu: The medical Tricorder from Star Trek is here

    Published: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    In 2013, an Illinois man convinced several investors to fund a revolutionary medical device, to the tune of over $25 million. He called it the "McCoy Home Health Tablet", and promised it would instantly deliver patient data to doctors.

  • Massive new apartment complex begins construction in Tulsa's East Village

    BY ROBERT EVATT, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    So far, the majority of new living options in downtown Tulsa have come through the renovation of older buildings. That’s not the case with Hartford Commons. When finished approximately 14 months from now, the new building being constructed at 215 S. Greenwood Ave. will add a whopping 162 apartment units to the East Village portion of downtown. The $26 million project is a partnership between restaurateur Elliot Nelson and investor Casey Stowe, who are redeveloping several other downtown buildings as Nelson Stowe, as well as local apartment developer American Residential Group. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Real estate agent lives in Witch's House

    Published: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    It looks decrepit and disheveled. But if a witch were rich, she might feel right at home in this Beverly Hills house. Just a few blocks from Rodeo Drive sits the Spadena House, or Witch's House as it is universally called, inducing double takes from most who pass by.

  • Facebook now lets you post when you're dead

    Published: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    You can now assign a friend or family member to take over your Facebook profile when you die. The oft-requested feature allows you to choose a Facebook (FB, Tech30) friend to be a "legacy contact," who will serve as a kind of executor of your social network page. The friend can post information on your behalf (such as funeral details), respond to new friend requests and update your profile photo.

  • Survey: Women don't like talking about their money

    Published: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    Women are willing to talk about a lot of things, but their financial situation isn't one of them, a new survey reveals. USA TODAY reports four out of five women (80%) say they have refrained at some point from talking about their finances with family and friends, according to the survey of 1,542 women, ages 18 and older. All the respondents were employed or retired and had a retirement plan such as 401(k), 403(b), 401(a) or 457. Among the top reasons they give for staying mum about money: They consider it too personal, they don't want those close to them to know the information, it makes them uncomfortable or they weren't raised to discuss money.

  • Are you a hack waiting to happen? Your boss wants to know

    Published: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    High-profile hacks have companies on the defensive, trying to prevent becoming the next Sony Pictures or Anthem. And data shows phishing emails are more and more common as entry points for hackers - unwittingly clicking on a link in a scam email could unleash malware into a network or provide other access to cyberthieves. So a growing number of companies, including Twitter Inc., are giving their workers' a pop quiz, testing security savvy by sending spoof phishing emails to see who bites.

  • Neil Armstrong's widow finds artifacts from moonwalk in a closet

    Published: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    Any traveler who returns with mementos from their adventures might struggle deciding what exactly to do with them. Perhaps that's why astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to step foot on the moon, left some of his personal artifacts from his journey to the moon in a closet.

  • Tulsa-based Williams Partners has restarted Geismar plant damaged in 2013 explosion

    BY ROD WALTON, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    A Geismar, Louisiana chemical plant which was nearly destroyed in a deadly June 2013 explosion and fire is rebuilt and producing ethylene for sale, Tulsa-based Williams Partners announced Tuesday. The new production comes after several delays while Williams worked at rebuilding and expanding the Geismar plant. Ethylene is used in petrochemical production for things like plastic and paint. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Tulsa-area apartments become more popular, more expensive

    BY ROBERT EVATT, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    Apartment-dwellers might not have to deal with property taxes and lawn care, but they got hit with a near-record increase in rent last year. Overall, rents at Tulsa-area apartments increased 6.4 percent, according to a year-end apartment survey by CB Richard Ellis. David Forrest, co-author of the report along with Brian Donahue, said the jump tied the records in recent years. “I’ve been doing this survey since 1998, and there’s only been two other years we’ve had increases in six percent," he said. "Those were 1998 and 2007." Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Quake Debate: Scientists warn of potential for 'large earthquake' as injection well discussion continues

    BY ZIVA BRANSTETTER, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Feb 9, 2015

    The warning may have seemed a little dramatic at the time, but OSU geology professor Todd Halihan wanted to get lawmakers’ attention about the risk of a damaging earthquake. “We knew the dust bowl would happen scientifically, but as scientists we did not communicate it effectively to the people of the state; I don’t want to do it again with a large earthquake,” states a slide in Halihan's presentation to an interim study committee last October. “If a damaging earthquake occurs, do the right people foot the bill or do the taxpayers or the companies who are taking the proper precautions foot the bill?” Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .