• Topgolf looking to tee off in Tulsa

    BY JACK MONEY, Tulsa World correspondent | Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Topgolf International is teeing up to develop its first location in the Tulsa area, it announced on Wednesday. The company said it actively is seeking potential sites for an operation while it wraps up its efforts to open its first location within the Sooner State in Oklahoma City. “We are incredibly grateful and excited for the support and anticipation the Oklahoma market has shown for Topgolf,” Zach Shor, the firm’s real estate vice president, said as part of the announcement. “Tulsa is a vibrant and fast-growing city with a great history, so it is a natural fit for a potential Topgolf location.” Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Spotify's next conquest: streaming video

    Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Spotify is moving into YouTube territory, USA TODAY reports. The global music service announced that it is adding streaming video to complement the music catalog for which the company has made its name. During a press event unveiling the new feature in Manhattan, Spotify played clips from VICE News, the Nerdist and Comedy Central's Broad City. Spotify is adding audio podcasts as well.

  • KOCO: Attorney forced to vacate office over logo dispute

    Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    An attorney must vacate her office space near Penn Square Mall following a dispute over her logo, KOCO reports. Joi McClendon practices criminal law and her logo is a unique take on the skull and crossbones image. It features the scales of justice for eyes and gavels for crossbones ...

  • Women-owned businesses grow nearly 48 percent in Oklahoma from 1997-2015

    BY LAURIE WINSLOW, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

    A few years ago, Elizabeth "Liz" Whitehead started a fashion boutique that has steadily grown. Her shop, Amaranth Collection at 8007 S. Sheridan Road, carries apparel, jewelry and accessories, and caters to a wide age range. The 27-year-old said she loves working for herself. Even though she's young and it can be difficult to start a business, she has enjoyed the challenge of building something. Whitehead said she's also passionate about delivering quality, trendy clothing that a lot of different women can wear because so many boutiques only carry for certain body types, she said. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Walmart cites wages, stronger dollar for earnings miss

    Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

    Walmart shares dropped in premarket trading after the retailer fell short of Wall Street expectations in its first quarter. Walmart reported revenue of $114.8 billion, down 0.1% from the same quarter a year

  • Texas Governor Prohibits Cities And Towns From Banning Fracking

    Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

    HOUSTO- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday signed a bill into law that prohibits cities and towns from banning an oil drilling practice known as hydraulic fracking, giving the state sole authority over oil and gas regulation, Reuters reports. Lawmakers in Texas, a state that is home to the two of the most productive U.S. shale oil fields, have been under pressure to halt an anti-fracking movement since November, when voters in the town of Denton voted to ban the oil and gas extraction technique. "This law ensures that Texas avoids a patchwork quilt of regulations that differ from region to region, differ from county to county or city to city," Abbott, a Republican, said in a statement.

  • The 9 best U.S. cities for jobs

    Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

    Americans are known for picking up and moving to big cities in search of better opportunities, says CBS News, however, today, some of the best employment opportunities around the U.S. can be found in the country's smaller cities. What makes a city a good location for job seekers? It's a combination of how easy it is to find a job, how affordable the location is, and how satisfied workers are at their employers, according to a new study from employment site Glassdoor . The cities tend to break down into two types: midsized, fast-growing tech magnets, and former industrial cities that have transformed into service economies, said Glassdoor economist Andrew Chamberlain.

  • Big 12 baseball tournament expected to have nearly $5.6 million economic impact on Tulsa

    BY CASEY SMITH, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, May 18, 2015

    Tulsa's first Big 12 championship baseball tournament begins on Wednesday, and the five days of competition are expected to be exciting for more than just college sports fans. According to the Tulsa Regional Chamber, the Big 12 Baseball Championship is expected to have a total economic impact of close to $5.6 million in revenue.  The Tulsa Sports Commission's budget to put on the event was just less than $800,000, said Ray Hoyt, president of VisitTulsa and the Tulsa Sports Commission. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • The 10 deadliest jobs in America

    Published: Mon, May 18, 2015

    Although the national rate of workplace fatalities is on the decline, some jobs remain incredibly dangerous. According to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, a total of 4,585 fatal work injuries were recorded in the US in 2013 — the second-lowest number recorded since the BLS began collecting this data in 1992. 

  • If you want to seem smarter, pick up the phone

    Published: Mon, May 18, 2015

    If you're most comfortable reaching out and following up with potential employers via email, you're hardly alone. But according to new research, you're also not doing yourself any favors. One good reason to ditch the computer and pick up the phone: you'll actually seem smarter.

  • JetBlue chairman explains how to make people trust you

    Published: Mon, May 18, 2015

    JetBlue Airways chairmen Joel Peterson is no stranger to leadership. He was student body president in junior high, and again in college. Right out of business school, Peterson joined real estate development company Trammell Crow in the French Riviera. By 29, he'd been promoted to treasurer. (That's not even counting his 6th grade stint as safety patrol captain — a "big deal," he says.)

  • Under Armour Condemned Over Iwo Jima "Band Of Ballers" Basketball Shirt

    Published: Mon, May 18, 2015

    A t-shirt that appropriates the imagery of raising the flag on Iwo Jima has apparel maker Under Armour under attack, Deadspin reports. Hundreds of people outraged by the shirt have been flooding Under Armour’s Facebook page today with complaints. Under Armour calls the shirt “ Band of Ballers ” which is if not insensitive also geographically inaccurate.

  • Why I’m Still Wearing My Apple Watch

    Published: Sun, May 17, 2015

    As TechCrunch's resident watch nerd, I have been asked many times if I'm swapping my Omegas and Seikos and JLCs for the Apple Watch.  And I have. I honestly have. I’ve worn the Apple Watch every day since I got it and I don’t know when I’m going to strap on a mechanical next. It’s the saddest thing in the world for me to say but, after years of calling each and every smartwatch nice but not necessary, I’ve finally succumbed to this shiny bauble for a number of reasons.

  • Here's how Rand Paul wants to change the economy

    Published: Sun, May 17, 2015

    The economic platform of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) is chock full of his libertarian convictions, with top billing for tax cuts, a deep reduction in federal spending, and a balanced budget.   But the staunch proponent of small government has had to curtail some of his rhetoric as he tries to reach a more mainstream audience in his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

  • The cheapest countries in the world to visit

    Published: Sat, May 16, 2015

    Travelers on a budget who don't mind going off the beaten path and taking some risks can find plenty of bargains, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum.   In its 2015 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness report, the group ranked 141 nations from cheapest to most expensive based on the cost of traveling to that country and being a tourist there.

  • YC-Backed New Story Crowdfunds Houses For Homeless Families

    Published: Sat, May 16, 2015

    New Story is a startup in Y Combinator’s current batch that raises funds to build homes for those who lost theirs due to a natural disaster, starting with Haiti. Co-founder Brett Hagler got the idea during a volunteer trip to help those hit by the 2010 earthquake that left thousands of Haitians without homes. “There are a number of things we don’t think about that go along with not having a home such as rape and kidnapping of children,” Hagler told me over the phone. “I was on a missions trip with a [New Story] partner, Mission of Hope and I saw all these families displaced by the disaster. I knew I wanted to do something then.”

  • The mansion from 'Scarface' just got its price cut in half to $18 million after being on the market for a year

    Published: Sat, May 16, 2015

    The mansion prominently featured in the 1983 film "Scarface" is not actually in Miami but in Montecito, California, 90 miles west of Los Angeles.   The mansion is still just as beautiful as you remember from the movie. It has been renovated recently, so it's possibly even more beautiful.   It is still on the market after sitting unsold for an asking price of $35 million. Its price has now been cut in half, to $17.8 million, according to The Wall Street Journal.

  • Business booming for Cherokee Nation: Report shows $1.55 billion impact

    BY MICHAEL OVERALL, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, May 15, 2015

    CATOOSA — To reach Friday’s luncheon, guests walked through the Hard Rock Hotel’s busy lobby, with tourists lining up to check in, then across the casino floor, crowded with noontime gamblers. So it was obvious, even before Cherokee Nation officials handed out this year’s Economic Impact Report, that business is booming for the tribe. But the financial numbers from 2014 were so high, they surprised even the people who calculated them. The Cherokee Nation had a $1.55 billion economic impact last year on northeast Oklahoma, including a $460 million impact on Tulsa County alone, according to an analysis performed for the tribe by economists at Oklahoma City University. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Blue Bell to furlough and layoff more than one-third of its workforce

    Published: Fri, May 15, 2015

    The press release does not specifically mention the Broken Arrow plant, which employs close to 300 people and has been closed since April 3. Blue Bell, however, said that employees involved in "ongoing operations and cleaning and repair efforts" will continue to work but have their pay reduced.

  • The drugs to watch in fight against cancer

    Published: Fri, May 15, 2015

    About 30,000 doctors and scientists will arrive in Chicago in two weeks for the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (Asco), where they will pore over data from thousands of clinical trials. With many of the largest drugs groups in a race to develop the next wave of cancer treatments, the event offers them a chance to jockey for position with doctors and investors. Exciting clinical data have been held back to make a splash during late-breaking sessions at the conference, but summaries of most of the trials have now been published. They offer a tantalising glimpse of the new drugs — or drug combinations — being tested. Most of them are “immunotherapy” treatments, a new approach that tries to turn the immune system into a weapon against cancer.