• 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.

  • 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.

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    Updated: Fri, Jul 10, 2015

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  • 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.

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    Published: Fri, Jul 10, 2015

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Dogs, beer to join mix of businesses along Automobile Alley near once desolate NE 10

    By Steve Lackmeyer Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    Add a dog day care, a brewpub and taproom to the list of new attractions set to open in the once desolate area along the railroad tracks that separate downtown Oklahoma City from the Innovation District.

  • As wheat harvest nears completion, Oklahoma's crop should double last year’s meager result

    BY MIKE COPPOCK For The Okahoman | Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    As combines near the state's northern border and cut swaths through fields of wheat, the Oklahoma Wheat Commission does not believe the 2015 harvest will be a bumper crop, though it will be double the 2014 harvest.

  • Two health insurers plan exit, one wants in ACA market

    By Warren Vieth Oklahoma Watch | Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Two health insurance companies taking part in the Affordable Care Act market in Oklahoma are expected to leave the program next year, while another big insurer wants in. The shuffle would occur Jan. 1.

  • Seeking southside support: Oklahoma City coalition seeks support for SW 29th business district

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    For the past three years, a coalition has been trying to gather enough support in the burgeoning Hispanic business corridor to create a business improvement district. The group, now incorporated as a nonprofit — SW 29th Business Improvement Association Inc. — has until July 31 to gather support from at least 51 percent of property owners along a three-mile stretch of SW 29 between May and Shields.

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