• Page Six exclusive: Lester Holt wants Brian Williams' $10M salary

    Published: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    Lester Holt — who’s primed to permanently take over for fibbing Brian Williams on “ NBC Nightly News ” — wants the same $10 million-per-year salary Williams was getting, says Page Six. Holt’s agents want to quietly renegotiate his contract with NBC as the network tries to reach a resolution over Williams, who will not return to “Nightly News” following an internal investigation. But insiders tell us it’s Holt who’s got the upper hand as NBC News has no backup anchor plan.

  • Blue Bell may have identified the source of listeria at its Broken Arrow plant

    BY LAURIE WINSLOW, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    Brenham, Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries has pledged to “reassess everything" about the operations at its three ice cream facilities, including its Broken Arrow plant. Meanwhile, the Associated Press reported Wednesday that Blue Bell Creameries told the U.S. Food and Drug Administration it has likely identified the source of listeria in its Broken Arrow plant, where ice cream might have been contaminated by equipment and sealed-ingredient buckets stored in a non-sanitary room. The FDA also has confirmed a surface area at Blue Bell's plant in Alabama tested positive for listeria. Blue Bell has not pinpointed a contamination source at its Texas plant, according to the AP article. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Global airlines to shrink size of allowable carry-on bags

    Published: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    NEW YORK - Millions of fliers might soon want to buy new carry-on suitcases, CBS News reports. Global airlines announced Tuesday a new guideline that recommends shrinking carry-on bags, in an effort to free up space in packed overhead bins. Fliers might either need to buy smaller suitcases or pay a fee to check their bags, typically $25 each way.

  • How to make sure your startup doesn't destroy your personal life

    Published: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    Founding a company or being one of the first employees at an early-stage startup is attractive for many reasons. It's exhilarating to build something from nothing, and there's always the hope for a large payout for your efforts. But for many, the untold story is that starting a business comes at the sacrifice of your personal life. A startup demands grueling schedules and laser-focused dedication, making it easy to become separated from the people and things you care about, Mashable reports.

  • Starbucks releases 6 new Frappuccino flavors that sound super sweet

    Published: Mon, Jun 8, 2015

    So many choices, so little time. In honor of the 20th anniversary of the illustrious Frappuccino, Starbucks has release six new flavors: Cotton Candy, Caramel Cocoa Cluster, Lemon Bar, Cinnamon Roll, Red Velvet Cake and Cupcake, Mashable reports.

  • Tech CEO shares the 3 most important things he looks for in job candidates

    Published: Mon, Jun 8, 2015

    CEOs have a knack for weeding out talent. Gary Ambrosino, who has over 30 years of experience running high-tech companies and is currently CEO of software company TimeTrade, tells Business Insider he looks for three things in every job candidate. He also explains how he determines whether  job seekers possess those critical traits.

  • Millennials are twice as likely as anyone else to lie about being fired — and it says a lot about this generation

    Published: Mon, Jun 8, 2015

    LinkedIn recently released the report "New Norms @Work," designed to shed light on the workplace attitudes of the ever-elusive millennial. One finding stood out. According to the data, collected from 1,000 US-based full-time employees, people ages 25 to 34 were much less likely to admit having been fired from a previous job than older workers. It's not that previous generations are pathologically honest — on the contrary, 56% of all workers say that if they'd been fired, they would "work to hide this information" from prospective employers.

  • 16 things successful people do on Monday mornings

    Published: Mon, Jun 8, 2015

    Monday mornings are the most critical time of the workweek — they set the stage for the day and week ahead. "Because you've stepped away for a couple days, these back-to-work mornings are the most memorable for the rest of the week," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job." "They influence your mindset in a positive or negative way, depending on what actions you decide to take," Taylor says.

  • What to expect at Apple's WWDC, from music to Watch to TV

    Published: Mon, Jun 8, 2015

    LOS ANGELES — Apple kicks off its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday, says USA Today, where it updates some 5,000 app makers on mobile and desktop software. Apple uses the WWDC as a sneak peek for developers to get excited about making apps for its phones, tablets, watch and computers. Consumers take note, because when Apple sneak peeks, it gives an advance look into what the next iteration of Apple products will look like.

  • Twitter's epic struggle to become the next Google

    Published: Sun, Jun 7, 2015

    This week was pile-on-Twitter week, thanks in large part to an 8,500-word blog post by early investor Chris Sacca, which explained what Twitter was doing wrong and how to fix it.   Sacca had a lot of individual points that made sense. Twitter is too hard for new users to figure out. It's a little intimidating. It can feel isolating if you don't know who to follow and nobody's interacting with you.

  • Deutsche Bank co-CEOs offer to resign after board convenes an emergency meeting

    Published: Sun, Jun 7, 2015

    Deutsche Bank's co-chief executives Anshu Jain and Juergen Fitschen have offered to resign, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday, just over two weeks after the bank gave Jain more power in a move criticized by some of his own staff.  The supervisory board has convened an emergency meeting on Sunday to discuss the bank's leadership, the source said.

  • The most powerful person in the world at every age

    Published: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    True power is ageless.  From the toddling Prince George, third in line to the British throne, to 100-year-old Pulitzer Prize-winning author Herman Wouk, we found the most powerful person at every age from 1 to 100.  To create this list, we took four criteria into consideration: command, or the degree to which a person formally controls a group of people; past influence, or how much a person has changed the world; future influence, or how much a person is likely to change the world going forward; and net worth.

  • High school students to present alternative energy project at national competition

    BY NOUR HABIB, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    Three Jenks High School students have qualified for the U.S. Army’s eCybermission nationals for the third year. Becca Mackey, Riya Kaul and Hayden Hilst — all just out of ninth grade at Jenks — are headed to Baltimore later this month to present a project on an alternative energy source that they’ve been working on since November. “It’s a system that we designed to put in a revolving door so that when somebody walks through it, the kinetic energy that that produces is then harnessed to be put back into the grid or to power an emergency light system or what have you,” 15-year-old Mackey said of their project. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Petco fires workers after dog dies during grooming

    Published: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    Petco apologized Thursday for the death of a dog who was left in a dryer too long during a grooming appointment. The company also fired the workers involved in the incident, USA TODAY reports. "We take full responsibility for what happened in Midlothian, and remain heartbroken over Colby's untimely passing," the company said in a statement sent to USA TODAY Network.

  • Taco Bell following a well-worn boozy path in fast food industry

    Published: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    CHICAGO— With items like a crunchy nacho bellegrande and the cheesy gordita crunch, says USA Today, Taco Bell has long embraced its image as the perfect antidote for young adults at the end of an evening where a drink or two may have been consumed. But now the fast food chain is joining other fast food firms in testing the notion that its customers might like the option of ordering a draft beer or a vodka-spiked Starburst Strawberry Freeze with their chalupas.

  • Several Tulsa companies crack the Fortune 500

    BY ROBERT EVATT, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    The prestigious Fortune 500 list of companies has been tabulated for 2015, and the list includes three Tulsa companies -- one that's never been on the list before. Even with the drop in petroleum prices, all three deal in energy -- ONEOK at 237, newcomer NGL Energy Partners at 299 and Williams Cos. at 370. Fortune's annual list ranks public companies and private companies that report their financial information in some form by their annual revenue. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Mounting evidence says injection wells cause Oklahoma's earthquake surge

    BY COREY JONES, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    Clarification: The story has been clarified to make clear the directive that disposal wells in the 16-county area injecting below the Arbuckle formation weren't to be plugged completely but were to be made shallower. Mounting evidence pointing to wastewater disposal wells as the culprit behind a six-fold increase in earthquakes in Oklahoma has now placed the onus on government and industry to determine whether current actions are sufficient or more solutions are needed to stop the damage. The latest studies are in a June special section of The Leading Edge, a journal of the Tulsa-based Society of Exploration Geophysicists that provides a forum for scholarly discussion. Harley Benz, director of the National Earthquake Information Center for the U.S. Geological Survey, is a co-author of one of the papers in the special section. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • T-Mobile and Dish Network in talks to merge

    Published: Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    T-Mobile and the Dish Network may merge, creating a more formidable competitor in the wireless industry. Talks between the two companies are ongoing, a source told CNNMoney Wednesday night, confirming a Wall Street Journal report that outlined the possible merger. The source insisted on anonymity. Representatives of both companies declined to confirm or deny the talks. The pairing is logical for several reasons -- Dish (DISH), the No. 2 satellite television provider in the United States, has been acquiring vast amounts of wireless spectrum. T-Mobile (TMUS) could put that spectrum to use.

  • Sheryl Sandberg essay: I'm '30 years sadder' after husband's death

    Published: Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    Sheryl Sandberg essay on Facebook: 'I am thirty years sadder. I feel like I am thirty years wiser.' Her late husband -- SurveyMonkey CEO David Goldberg -- died suddenly while the couple was vacationing abroad last month. Sandberg wrote the post to mark the end of shloshim, the thirty-day period of mourning observed in the Jewish religion, and described how the past month has changed her.

  • Huffington Post in Limbo at Verizon

    Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Over the last couple of years, an array of media companies, venture capitalists and wealthy individuals have quietly explored buying a stake in The Huffington Post . The most recent valuation, according to half a dozen people briefed on the matter: about $1 billion. Those interested have included the European media companies Le Monde and Axel Springer; the Napster founder Sean Parker; and the private equity firm General Atlantic, those people said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Some of the talks were navigated by AOL, The Huffington Post’s parent company, as it sought ways to raise money, others by the site’s well-connected founder, Arianna Huffington. But when the music stopped last month and Verizon ’s $4.4 billion takeover of AOL was announced, The Huffington Post was still owned by AOL — creating an unlikely corporate home for one of the nation’s leading liberal news outlets.