• Facebook suffers outage affecting users worldwide

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Facebook suffered a widespread outage lasting roughly 40 minutes on Tuesday affecting users in the United States, Asia, the United Kingdom and Australia. The social media giant's Instagram service was also briefly inaccessible. Instagram said on its Twitter account that it was aware of an outage and was working on a fix. There was no immediate statement from Facebook. Facebook has about 1.25 billion users and Instagram has about 300 million. News of the Facebook outage set rival social network Twitter alight.

  • After roughly 40 minute outage, Facebook again accessible in US, Asia, other regions

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After roughly 40 minute outage, Facebook again accessible in US, Asia, other regions.

  • Facebook's Instagram service says it is aware of outage and is working on a fix

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Facebook's Instagram service says it is aware of outage and is working on a fix.

  • Facebook suffers widespread outage affecting users in United States, Asia

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Facebook suffers widespread outage affecting users in United States, Asia.

  • Future of First National Tower in Oklahoma City clouded by legal action

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Updated: 5 hr ago

    The latest lawsuit is from the company that provides heat and cooling to the historic Oklahoma City building, claiming it is owed more than $774,000 in past-due payments and interest.

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Community briefs

  • Study gauges states on preparation for innovation economy, and finds Oklahoma lacking

    By Scott Meacham, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Oklahoma ranked poorly in several areas, but shows promise in some categories, a recent study shows.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for Jan. 27

    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $41.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $29.50 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Jan 12: COMPLETION Alfalfa: Sandridge Exploration & Production LLC; Ann 2610 No. 3-29H Well; SW1/4 SW1/4 SE1/4 SW1/4 (SL) of 20-26N-10W; 253 barrels oil per day, 1,351,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 10,869. Garfield: Sandridge Exploration & Production LLC; Ava Rose 2305 No. 1-16H Well; SE1/4 SE1/4 SW1/4 SW1/4 (SL) of 16-23N-05W; 36 barrels oil per day, 2,141,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 10,745. Garvin: Ranken Energy Corp.; Anna Belle No.

  • Shareholder tells Oklahoma-based SemGroup to sell

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    An asset management company that owns stock in Tulsa-based SemGroup Corp. wants the company to consider putting itself up for sale.

  • Outsourcing firm plans Oklahoma City expansion

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Sutherland Global Services Inc. seeks job creation incentives for adding 123 jobs in Oklahoma City.

  • Technology briefs for Jan. 27

    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Technology briefs for Jan. 27, 2015

  • Boston JetBlue flight searched after threat; nothing found

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — A JetBlue Airways plane returned to the gate before takeoff on Monday after an unspecified threat, but nothing hazardous was found, state police said. Authorities have been investigating other hoax threats against airlines, five since Saturday. Passengers were taken off Flight 321 to Palm Beach, Florida, at about 9 p.m. Monday, police spokesman David Procopio said. Troopers with search dogs swept the aircraft and about 100 pieces of luggage, he said. "Information known by law enforcement prior to the search suggested the threat was not credible," Procopio said. "The aircraft was nonetheless carefully examined per security protocols.

  • Asia stocks mostly higher as initial Greek jitters ease

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher Tuesday as markets calmed from initial jitters over Greece's election result, with Tokyo shares making a significant rebound, cheered by the cheap yen. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 stock average jumped 1.3 percent to 17,696.95 and South Korea's Kospi added 0.4 percent to 1,944.08. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.5 percent to 5,528.20. Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 0.5 percent to 24,784.95. Southeast Asian markets were also mostly higher. GREECE FACTOR: Asian markets were the first to weigh the meaning of Sunday's election victory by Greece's Syriza party, which has vowed to end painful austerity policies that are a condition of the country's EU-IMF-ECB bailout. But European and

  • Employers: Agreement made on key issue in port labor dispute

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Negotiators working on a new contract for dockworkers at West Coast seaports, which handle about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually, have resolved a key dispute in their difficult talks, an association representing employers said Monday. Dockworkers continued to move containers after the contract expired in July, but by autumn disputes at the bargaining table spilled into the workplace and cargo has struggled to cross ports that account for about one-quarter of the nation's international trade. Agricultural exporters say some goods spoil before they get to market, while importers of furniture and other consumer products say their products are stuck on the docks rather than in stores.

  • Oklahoma City councilman seeks appeal of decision to raze Union Bus Station

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Demolition of the building was approved by the Downtown Design Review Committee to make way for a parking garage.

  • Ban on local drilling bans subject of several Oklahoma bills

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Updated: 6 hr ago

    At least eight bills have been filed at the Oklahoma Legislature that would stop cities from enacting bans on drilling or related oil and gas development. The Oklahoma Municipal League is monitoring the bills, but said they prefer to leave the decisions on development to local authorities.

  • Revenue officials explain tax credit issue flagged by Walker

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — State Revenue department officials told lawmakers Monday that the tax credits that were a source of contention in an opinion piece by Gov. Bill Walker are being paid primarily to small explorers or those developing new oil and gas fields in Alaska. Walker earlier this month said the state stood to pay out about $100 million more in oil and gas production credits than it takes in in production taxes this year and about $400 million more next year. He referenced the 2013 rewrite of Alaska's oil tax law, saying the overhaul occurred with little consideration given to low prices. Giving away more in tax breaks than the state collects is irresponsible and unsustainable, Walker said.

  • Moore plans wall construction along Interstate 35

    By Josh Wallace, For The Oklahoman | Updated: 7 hr ago

    The city of Moore had a forum for residents to discuss a hazard mitigation wall to be built along Interstate 35 between SW 4 and SW 19.

  • CBO: Deficit to shrink to lowest level of Obama presidency

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Solid economic growth will help the federal budget deficit shrink this year to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office, according to congressional estimates released Monday. The Congressional Budget Office also projects a 14 percent drop in the number of U.S. residents without health insurance, largely because of Obama's health law. In a report released Monday, CBO says the deficit will be $468 billion for the budget year that ends in September. That's slightly less than last year's $483 billion deficit. The official scorekeeper of Congress projects solid economic growth for the next few years, with unemployment dropping slightly.

  • Texas Instruments matches Street 4Q forecasts

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — Texas Instruments Inc. on Monday reported fourth-quarter profit and revenue that matched Wall Street's expectations. The Dallas-based chipmaker reported net income of $825 million, or 76 cents a share, for the quarter that ended Dec. 31. That was up from $511 million, or 46 cents a share, a year ago. Earnings, adjusted for pretax gains and non-recurring gains, were 69 cents per share in the latest quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 69 cents per share. Texas Instruments posted revenue of $3.27 billion in the period, which also met Street forecasts and was up from $3.03 billion a year ago. For the year, the company reported profit