• In brief

    Published: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    Business briefs for July 15, 2015.

  • BancFirst to acquire Yukon-based Bank of Commerce

    BY DON MECOY Business Editor dmecoy@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    Oklahoma City-based BancFirst will acquire Bank of Commerce BancFirst and Bank of Commerce will merge in October. Bank of Commerce has branches in Yukon, OK, and offices in Mustang and El Reno.

  • Oklahoma briefs

    Published: Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs, July 14,2015

  • National biotech industry meeting reflects growth in Oklahoma sector

    Updated: Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    Creating a startup in bioscience is different than creating a startup in any other industry. For starters, the research and invention can take years, writes Scott Meacham, president and CEO of i2E Inc.

  • Eagle & Beagle

    BY DON MECOY Business Editor dmecoy@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jul 12, 2015

    Don Mecoy: Eagle & Beagle is a weekly look at Oklahoma companies' high-performing (eagle) and low-performing (beagle) stocks.

  • Major real estate brokerages join forces in OK

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Jul 11, 2015

    Oklahoma City-based Newmark Grubb Levy Strange Beffort brokerage has joined its investment group with ARA Newmark's.

  • Chesapeake must pay $380M over bond dispute

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Jul 11, 2015

    A federal judge in New York has ordered Chesapeake Energy Corp. to pay almost $380 million to bondholders who missed out when the company made an early redemption of bonds in 2013.

  • Oklahoma briefs

    Updated: Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for July 11, 2015

  • Rates for health insurance policies could soar in Oklahoma next year

    By Warren Vieth Oklahoma Watch | Published: Sat, Jul 11, 2015

    Oklahomans who purchase health insurance policies next year from the leading insurer in the Affordable Care Act marketplace could face unsubsidized rate increases averaging 31 percent, Oklahoma Watch data research shows.

  • Oklahoma business briefs

    Published: Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for July 10, 2015

  • Oklahoma State Medical Association to sell PLICO to Berkshire Hathaway unit

    BY DON MECOY Business Editor dmecoy@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Jul 9, 2015

    The Oklahoma State Medical Association has agreed to sell PLICO Inc., the state's top medical malpractice insurer, to Berkshire Hathaway's MedPro Group.

  • Blue Bell to begin trial runs at Alabama plant

    By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press | Published: Thu, Jul 9, 2015

    Blue Bell Creameries said Wednesday that it plans test production runs at its Alabama plant as the company inches toward putting its ice cream back on grocery store shelves. Products contaminated with listeria were found at the company's Texas and Oklahoma plants.

  • Oklahoma ranks in top 20 for private equity investments

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    Private equity firms invested about $7.3 billion in 44 Oklahoma-based companies in 2014, the council said Tuesday. That’s down nearly $1 billion from the previous year, when Oklahoma ranked 16th in private equity investment.

  • Oklahoma briefs

    Published: Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for July 8, 2015

  • GE research center progress becoming more prominent

    Published: Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    Just more than a year after groundbreaking, the $125 million GE Global Research Oil and Gas Technology Center is becoming part of downtown Oklahoma City’s skyline. The construction site has become a landmark along Interstate 235, a short distance from many of the city’s top recreational, sports and cultural attractions. The research center is expected to employ 130 people when it opens this year, with visitors arriving from all over the globe.

  • Producers Cooperative mill shuts down cotton operation in Oklahoma City

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    Producers Cooperative previously sold the former Dayton Tire Plant in southwest Oklahoma City, where it once envisioned relocating processing operations as they previously sought to sell the site south of Bricktown near downtown Oklahoma City.

  • OKC man's career is good to the last drop

    By Steve Lackmeyer Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    Earl Neighbors got his start in the coffee business in 1948, and his employer Cain’s Coffee was the hometown favorite. Now, at 88, Neighbors is preparing to retire from the coffee business.

  • Bringing a new drug to market in Oklahoma is not for the faint of heart

    Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    Dr. Anne Pereira, the scientific founder of Biolytx Pharmaceuticals and Dean of the Graduate College and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC), has been working nearly three decades on fighting gram-negative Pseudomonas.

  • Oklahoma business news briefs

    Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    Oklahoma business news in brief for Tuesday, July 7, 2015.

  • Executive Q&A: Entrepreneur dredges up a treasure trove of opportunity

    By Paula Burkes Business Writer pburkes@oklahoman.com | Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    Hunter Magness owns Edmond-based Junk Boss, which hauls away customers’ unwanted stuff, and donates, recycles or disposes of it.