• 'Cherokee Outlets' to bring 1,000 jobs to Catoosa

    BY RHETT MORGAN, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    CATOOSA — A partnership announced Wednesday could bring premium outlet shopping, a new entertainment district and an estimated 1,000 permanent jobs to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. Cherokee Nation Businesses has leased property west of the casino to commercial real estate developer Woodmont Outlets for a potential upscale retail development, officials announced at a news conference. Woodmont Outlets, an affiliate of Fort Worth-based The Woodmont Co., plans to invest $80 million into a development to be called “Cherokee Outlets.” Read the rest of this story at Tulsa World.com .

  • Walmart Workers Complain They Can't Afford New Dress Code

    Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Walmart workers are apparently not too happy about having Walmart tell them how to dress, and now labor activists are getting involved. Richard Reynoso, a Walmart employee working in a southern California store, sent a letter to Walmart’s corporate headquarters on Monday, claiming that he couldn’t afford to comply with a new company dress code that takes effect on September 29, reports the Huffington Post. Under the new code, workers will have to a wear a collared blue or white shirt and black or khaki pants, along with a Walmart vest the company will provide.

  • Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy dies

    Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    S. Truett Cathy, the billionaire founder of the privately held Chick-fil-A restaurant chain that famously closes on Sundays but also drew unwanted attention on gay marriage in recent years because of his family's conservative views, died early Monday, a company spokesman said. He was 93, according to The Associated Press. Chick-fil-A spokesman Mark Baldwin told The AP that Cathy died at home surrounded by members of his family. Funeral plans had not yet been finalized, he said.

  • Brothel owner helped seal Nevada's Tesla deal

    Published: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    There are two ways to look at Lance Gilman of Storey County, Nev., the businessman whose industrial center is set to house Tesla's massive Gigafactory, says USA Today. To some, he is a major player when it comes to economic development in Nevada, a state that is still clawing its way out of a recession. To others, Gilman is also seen as a flesh peddler — he's owner of the famous Mustang Ranch brothel, legally operated in Storey County just east of Reno.

  • Ketchup ban at Florida restaurant sparks national food debate

    Published: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    What's a sure fire way to get people talking about your restaurant? Ban one of America's favorite condiments. Mad Fresh Bistro in Fort Myers, Florida does not serve ketchup to anyone over 10 years old. According to Yahoo, which published the most recent story about the Florida eatery, “'Chef reserves the right to refuse service of ketchup,' has been printed, in some form, on the menus at Mad Fresh Bistro since the south Fort Myers restaurant opened in October 2012.”

  • Google working on super-fast 'quantum' computer chip

    Published: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    San Francisco (AFP) - Google said it is working on a super-fast "quantum" computer chip as part a vision to one day have machines think like humans. The Internet titan on Tuesday added renowned researcher John Martinis and his team at the University of California, Santa Barbara, to the Quantum Artificial Intelligence team at Google, according to director of engineering Hartmut Neven.

  • Electric vehicle sales are running out of gas

    Published: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    Electric car sales are not charging the marketplace. A new study by online automotive research company Edmunds.com suggests the segment may have run out of gas. Sales of electric drive vehicles are stuck at about 3.6% of all new car sales for 2014, Edmunds senior analyst Jessica Caldwell said.

  • 'We're a Movement Now': Fast Food Workers Strike in 150 Cities

    Published: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Fast food workers are expected to walk off the job in an estimated 150 cities on Thursday, with employees in many locations planning nonviolent civil disobedience. Organizers say the strike—with potentially widespread arrests of workers—marks an intensification of a two-year campaign to raise hourly pay in the industry to $15 and to win workers’ right to form a union. On Thursday morning, organizers said dozens of workers had been arrested in Detroit and New York's Times Square.

  • The 13 Highest-Paying Jobs For People Who Don't Want To Sit At A Desk All Day

    Published: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    Sitting in a cubicle all day can be depressing, but the sad truth is that the vast majority of high-paying, stable jobs require people to mostly stay chained to their desk. Using average salary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, we decided to pick out the 13 highest-paying jobs where people get to stop staring at their computer screens and go somewhere else.

  • Supermarket Donates Ice Cube Sales To ALS, Challenges Competitors To Do The Same

    Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Thanks to the viral ice bucket challenge, in-demand cubes are flying out of freezers and one supermarket is using the surge to contribute to the cause, Huffington Post reports. British supermarket giant Tesco is donating its profits from rocketing ice cube sales to the Motor Neurone Disease Association , a U.K. group that funds research and supports patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other forms of motor neurone disease, according to Huffington Post.

  • FBI investigates JPMorgan hack attack

    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO – JPMorgan Chase and at least four other financial institutions were hacked recently in a series of coordinated attacks, a federal law enforcement official told USA TODAY. The source, who was not authorized to comment publicly, said investigators believe Russian hackers were the source of the attacks. What is less clear is whether the attacks were prompted by U.S. sanctions against the Russian government. The sophisticated cyberattack resulted in the loss of sensitive data, Bloomberg.com said, citing security experts.

  • Labor Day gas prices cheapest since 2010

    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    The late summer slide in global crude oil prices will push the cost of U.S. gasoline to its lowest Labor Day level since 2010. Better yet: prices are likely to continue dropping to 2014 lows by mid-autumn, according to USA TODAY. Nationally, regular, unleaded gasoline will average $3.41 a gallon - 18 cents cheaper than 2013's Labor Day weekend and 42 cents a gallon less than the record $3.83 average for the 2021 holiday weekend . The energy markets have shrugged off tensions in the Middle East, the Ukraine-Russia conflict and minor supply disruptions during normal peak summer driving season, USA TODAY reports.

  • Gap, In Unusual Move, Discloses Men And Women Are Paid Equally

    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Gap Inc., as part of a national move toward transparency around the gender wage gap, disclosed Tuesday that it pays men and women equally for the same jobs, according to BuzzFeed. The retailer, which also owns Old Navy, Banana Republic, Athleta, and Piperlime, confirmed the 1-to-1 ratio with Exponential Talent LLC, a consulting firm focused on diversity and gender-related strategy. It chose to announce its findings today on the anniversary of the certification of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote. Gap was founded in 1969 by Donald and Doris Fisher, a husband-and-wife team.

  • Taco Bell Is Having A Contest For A Lifetime Of Free Food

    Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Taco Bell will give up to 11 lucky customers a lifetime of free food to celebrate its new dollar menu, according to Business Insider. For the contest, the company released 11 unique dollar bills in 11 U.S. cities.  For 11 consecutive days starting Tuesday, Taco Bell will release a serial number for the dollar bill in the city of the day. Participants can check the website to see if they have a match. Potential winners have a month to find the bills, according to the promotional website.

  • Burger King eyes Tim Hortons for tax inversion deal

    Published: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Burger King is working on a whopper of a business deal, according to USA TODAY. The burger chain is in talks with Canadian restaurant chain Tim Hortons about merging, a plan that, if accomplished, would create the world's third-largest fast food restaurant company, with more than 18,000 outlets in 100 countries and about $22 billion in system sales, the companies said in a statement. Shares of Burger King (BKW) jumped 16% in pre-market trading on the news that the companies were looking to create a new, publicly traded company headquartered in Canada.

  • Can Taco Bell's upscale eatery succeed?

    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    It's not typical for nationwide buzz to accompany a Taco Bell restaurant opening. But when it's Taco Bell's new store, U.S. Taco Co., a higher-scale eatery whose first location is now operating, it starts to make some sense, according to Yahoo Finance. And when considering this particular store is at the center of what's working awfully well for chain restaurants these days, it makes a great deal more. While U.S. Taco borrows from elements of Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine, its leadership wants to focus messaging on the menu's attempts to reinvent the "best regional dishes" from America.

  • A blood test can cost from $10 to $10,000 in Calif. hospitals, according to a study

    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Imagine walking into a hospital and being charged more than $10,000 for a blood test to check your cholesterol level. Imagine then going to another hospital in the same state and being charged $10 for the same test. That’s what a team led by a researcher at the University of California at San Francisco found when it looked at the prices California hospitals charge for 10 common blood tests.

  • Chesapeake reaches tentative deal with city of Arlington on royalties

    Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    The city of Arlington contended Chesapeake improperly calculated its royalties by deducting post-production costs and sales to affiliates, but the sides appear to have reached a settlement, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

  • A Murder Suspect Asked Siri Where He Should Hide His Roommate

    Published: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    Guess what? She gave him a few suggestions. A man accused of killing his roommate in Gainesville, Fla., told the Siri application on his iPhone that he needed “to hide my roommate” on the day the two men were last seen together.

  • NSA, struggling to recruit top talent, turns to Silicon Valley

    Published: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency is turning to Silicon Valley for topflight talent, but first it has to rebuild trust.   Anne Neuberger, special assistant to NSA Director Michael Rogers, said this week she feared the agency would no longer be able to recruit top technologists, since former contractor Edward Snowden blew the lid off the extent of its spying activities.