• The Best and Worst Fonts to Use on Your Résumé

    Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    A résumé, that piece of paper designed to reflect your best self, is one of the places where people still tend to use typeface to express themselves, says Bloomberg. It does not always go well, according to people who spend a lot of time looking at fonts. Bloomberg asked three typography wonks which typefaces make a curriculum vitae look classiest, which should never, ever be seen by an employer, and whether emojis are fair game.

  • Bud Light apologizes for 'removing no' label

    Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    DENVER – Bud Light is backpedaling after upsetting people with a label saying the beer was perfect for temporarily removing the word "no" from the drinker's vocabulary, evoking concerns about alcohol-fueled rape culture, says USA Today. Anheuser-Busch swiftly apologized Tuesday afternoon as images of the label spread online. The full label reads: "The perfect beer for removing 'no' from your vocabulary for the night." The brewer said it intended the label to be a fun way of invoking the ongoing "Up for Whatever" advertising campaign in which young drinkers say yes to trying new things.

  • WalletHub ranks Tulsa No. 2 city nationally to start a business

    BY ROD WALTON, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    Access to capital, quarters and encouragement apparently make Tulsa an ideal location for entrepreneurs. The city ranked as the second-best place in the U.S. to start a business, according to an analysis by financial website WalletHub released Monday. The report, which ranks 150 cities on factors such as access to resources and business environment, ranked Shreveport, Louisiana, at the top of the list. In the top five behind Tulsa were Springfield, Missouri; Chattanooga, Tennessee; and Jackson, Mississippi. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Oklahoma Geological Survey closing Leonard seismic observatory out of cost concerns

    BY RANDY KREHBIEL, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    LEONARD — After more than a half-century recording the state's every shimmy and shake, the Leonard Geophysical Observatory will close this summer, Oklahoma Geological Survey Interim Director Rick Andrews confirmed recently. "The Leonard Geophysical laboratory is a very old facility," Andrews said by telephone. "The cost savings (from closing it) are very significant." Built in 1961 by the Jersey Production Research Co., a subsidiary of what was then Standard Oil Co., the facility in far southeast Tulsa County was once among the most advanced seismic observatories in the world. For most of the 1990s, it was even used by the Soviet Union to monitor the United States' nuclear testing. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Senate sends anti-EPA bill to governor's desk

    BY BARBARA HOBEROCK, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    The Oklahoma Senate on Tuesday sent Gov. Mary Fallin a bill touted as a means to challenge a pollution rule by the Environmental Protection Agency. The Senate accepted House amendments Senate Bill 676, by Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, by vote of 38-7, sending it to Fallin’s desk. The measure sets up a process for the state to develop a plan to comply with a new EPA rule that requires states to reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Fortune ranks Williams Cos. as No. 1 most admired U.S. energy company

    FROM TULSA WORLD STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Fortune magazine has ranked Tulsa-based Williams Cos. Inc. as the Most Admired Company among U.S. energy companies in 2015. "This award validates the strong commitment of our employees to focus on doing the right thing and propelling the company forward,” said Williams' CEO Alan Armstrong, in a written statement. “In the last four years, Williams has made great strides executing on our natural gas-focused business strategy, creating value for shareholders and building relationships in the communities where our employees live and work.” Companies considered for the Fortune lists were ranked on nine key attributes of reputation including innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment value, quality of products/services and global competitiveness. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Conspiracy theories fly around Tulsa's suddenly shuttered Wal-Mart

    BY ROBERT EVATT, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    From crime to labor issues to an intricate military coup of the entire United States, conspiracy theories are flying around the closed Wal-Mart supercenters in Tulsa and elsewhere. The official reason for the sudden closure of the store at Admiral Place and Memorial Drive last week was two years of plumbing issues which would take six months to fix. That was the same reason given for each of the four other Wal-Mart locations, which all closed at the same time with just a few hours' notice. The other stores are in Brandon, Florida; Pico Rivera, California; Midland, Texas; and Livingston, Texas. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • National report confirms that Oklahoma is at greater risk of earthquakes

    BY MICHAEL OVERALL, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Oklahoma features prominently in a new report on the risk of manmade earthquakes, with parts of the state shaking more often than quake-prone California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Scientists have identified 17 areas across eight sates with increased rates of "induced seismicity," or earthquakes triggered by human activity. But no area has seen the risk increase as much as central Oklahoma, according to Thursday's report. Seismic activity is 600 times greater now than before 2008. People who live in central Oklahoma didn't need a report from the federal government to tell them that the ground has been trembling more often, but this new risk assessment from the U.S Geological Survey could have a significant impact on the area. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • A Silicon Valley startup wants to make breast cancer-gene testing affordable to all Americans

    Published: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    BRCA1 and BRCA2 are arguably the best-known human genes because their mutations are linked to an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer. When Angelina Jolie revealed in a New York Times op-ed that she’d tested positive for the mutation and decided to undergo a double mastectomy, she also noted that: “The cost of testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2, at more than $3,000 in the United States, remains an obstacle for many women.” Now, a Silicon Valley startup which raised $15 million in funding, wants to fix the problem and have all American women get access to a test for 19 gene mutations, including the BRCA1 and BRCA2, responsible of increasing specifically ovarian and breast cancer risk, but also linked to other cancers.

  • Shifting gears: With new 77,000-square-foot facility, Melton Truck Lines is poised for growth

    BY CASEY SMITH, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Melton Truck Lines is finally all moved into its brand new 77,000-square-foot headquarters in east Tulsa. In addition to new features like a state-of-the-art gym and a restaurant packed with healthy options, the three-story facility offers the once-cramped Melton space to accommodate a planned doubling in size over the next decade. “I’d always preferred to put our money in trucks and trailers, but it was time to build for our future,” said Bob Peterson, president of the long-haul trucking company that specializes in flatbed trailers. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Bixby native makes his living off the music fans hear at the ballgame

    BY JIMMIE TRAMEL, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Danny Murphy isn’t a doctor. But he once prescribed heavy doses of George Jones, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard and Hank Williams Jr. — and it “cured” a department store. Murphy was freshly armed with a marketing degree from the University of Tulsa when he went to work for a record distributor in the 1980s. He said he handled Wal-Mart stores in this part of Oklahoma, and music sales at a rural store were “horrendously bad.” “I couldn’t figure out what was going on,” Murphy recalled during a recent interview. “Then it dawned on me that the product mix was way, way off.” Solution? Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Anthony Noto is Twitter's $73 million man

    Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Who was the top earner at Twitter last year? None other than Anthony Noto, the former Goldman Sachs banker turned Twitter finance chief, USA TODAY reports. He took home nearly $73 million in 2014, according to an annual proxy statement filed Monday.

  • Wal-Mart suddenly closed 5 stores and laid off thousands of workers and no one knows why

    Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Wal-Mart suddenly closed five stores in four states on Monday for alleged plumbing problems, Business Insider reports. The closures could last up to six months and affect roughly 2,200 workers in Texas, California, Oklahoma, and Florida, CNN Money reports. Wal-Mart employees say they were completely blindsided by the news, having been notified only a couple hours before the stores closed at 7 p.m. Monday.

  • Starbucks celebrates summer with new S'mores Frappuccino

    Published: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Forget getting your hands all sticky and smoke-scented, Starbucks is rolling out a S'mores Frappuccino, Mashable reports. The short-lived Birthday Cake Frappuccino last month was an icy tease, considering it only last for a few days. But the coffee company is making up for it with a new S'mores Frappuccino.

  • Ben & Jerry's Is Making Beer

    Published: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Ben & Jerry's? More like Beer & Jerry's, says the Huffington Post. According to an April 13 press release, the ice cream company is partnering with New Belgium Brewing to release a beer in the fall of 2015. The beer will be called "Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale," and it sounds delicious. The beer will come in 22oz bottles and contain 6.3 percent alcohol.

  • Coffee Shop Gives Anti-LGBT Lawmakers A Taste Of Their Own Medicine

    Published: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    A North Dakota coffee shop is flipping the script on discrimination, The Huffington Post reports. The Red Raven Espresso Parlor in Fargo recently posted a sign targeting state House members who voted down Senate Bill 2279, which would have protected the LGBT community from discrimination. The sign read: "Ban effective immediately. The listed Men & Women are now banned from entering this establishment.* This is based solely on age, gender, race, beliefs, color, religion & disability." Underneath was the annotation for the asterisk: "Unless accompanied by a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual, Queer, Intersex or Asexual person.”

  • Some McDonald's are now accepting Taco Bell receipts as payment

    Published: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    The promotion, which appears to be limited to McDonald's locations in Northeast Pennsylvania, is a sign that the burger chain is worried about its breakfast competition, according to Janney Capital Markets analyst Mark Kalinowski. "Clearly, at least some McDonald's folks are concerned about the potential competition at breakfast that Taco Bell could provide over time — and maybe is providing right now," Kalinowski wrote in a research note, Business Insider reports.

  • Equal Pay Day: Women nearly twice as likely to retire in poverty

    Published: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    As we mark Equal Pay Day on April 14, it's important to recognize that gender discrimination in pay isn't just a workplace issue, says CNN Money. When women make only 78 cents to every dollar men earn, it has a lasting impact over a woman's lifetime. It's easy to see why women don't have the same kinds of savings to retire on. In fact, women are almost twice as likely as men to retire into poverty.

  • God Can Help Companies Turn Customers Into Daredevils

    Published: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    God is often portrayed as a benevolent father figure, or a protective force. But how about a different image of God: the marketing force? The New York Times reports new research shows that when consumers are presented with the concept of the divine, even in an offhand manner or an ad on social media, it can prompt them to take risks they might otherwise not. Like trying a new product or experience, even one with a bit of danger. This finding, which adds a counterintuitive twist to existing research about God and risk-taking, comes from scholars at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and waspublished in the journal of the Association for Psychological Science in February.

  • In Pennsylvania, Employment Booms Amid Oil And Natural Gas Bust

    Published: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    Lower oil and natural gas prices have the petroleum industry laying off tens of thousands of workers . It looks like a decade-long trend of job growth in the U.S. oil business may end. But NPR says there are parts of the country where those job numbers are still rising. Pennsylvania is one of them.