• What's next? Oklahoma employers cite Hobby Lobby decision in their own lawsuits

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Published: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.’s victory this week at the U.S. Supreme Court over contraceptives coverage mandates in the Affordable Care Act could affect several other Oklahoma employers who still have pending lawsuits challenging the mandate.

  • Tech transfer process links Oklahoma inventions and jobs

    By Scott Meacham | Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    Synercon Technologies, a spinout from the University of Tulsa, was founded in August 2013 by Jeremy Daily, a nationally recognized expert in traffic crash forensics. The company solves a real-world problem in determining the cause of accidents by collecting information from vehicles’ electronic control modules with an adapter that is a self-contained computer.

  • Devon reaches $2.3B deal to sell acreage in six states

    By Jay F. Marks, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

    Devon Energy Corp. will receive $2.3 billion from Linn Energy for its natural gas-rich acreage in six states.

  • Despite layoffs, Chesapeake Energy still qualifies for city job creation payments

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

    Chesapeake entered into $3.5 million incentive deal with Oklahoma City in 2011

  • Some Oklahomans hail Hobby Lobby ruling; others call it 'blow to women's health'

    By Brianna Bailey, Staff Writers | Updated: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

    Oklahoma conservative lawmakers praised the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case as a win for religious freedom. Women’s groups decried the ruling.

  • Freedom State Bank in northwest Oklahoma fails

    BY BRIANNA BAILEY, Business Writer | Updated: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    The Oklahoma State Banking Department closed the small Freedom State Bank on Friday, the only bank in this Woods County town of about 289 people.

  • Industry continues natural gas advocacy as Chesapeake steps back

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    The natural gas industry is still working to promote its product, even though one-time flag bearer Chesapeake Energy Corp. has taken a step back to focus on its business.

  • MidFirst to enter Colorado with bank purchase

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    MidFirst Bank will make its first foray into Colorado with the acquisition of the Denver-based community bank Steele Street Bank & Trust.

  • Deaf-blind man finds success at warehouse job

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    Broussard, 27, was born completely deaf and is legally blind, but has been able to find work with Cintas cleaning floor mats with the with the help of the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services. The job helps him support his wife and two sons, ages four and six months. A smile spreads across his face when he talks about his job.

  • Devon Energy joins water research effort with five other oil companies in Canada

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    Devon Energy Corp. and five other companies active in Canada’s oil sands are teaming up to build a water research facility.

  • Executive Q&A: Dee Hays strives for excellence in engineering

    Updated: Sun, Jun 22, 2014

    With the explosion of shale plays, Dee Hays’ Tulsa-based Excellence Engineering has grown exponentially. Tulsa oilman George Kaiser bought 49 percent of the company this year.

  • Architects say Oklahoma City's Devon Tower is made for millennial generation

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Sat, Jun 21, 2014

    Designers brag on Devon Energy’s iconic skyscraper in presentations to the National Association of Real Estate Editors in Houston.

  • Oklahoma business briefs for June 21

    Published: Sat, Jun 21, 2014

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  • BIO show investment seeds long-term growth for Oklahoma

    By Jim Stafford, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Jun 21, 2014

    Oklahoma’s life science community will establish an outpost in San Diego this week at the Biotechnology Industry Organization annual convention, complete with a 1,600-square-foot exhibition booth and sentries posted at every corner. The flow of visitors past the Oklahoma booth will bring people from virtually every state and scores of nations around the world. The 80 or so Oklahomans attending the show greet potential research and business partners, investors and even employees. The payoff for Oklahoma comes in a myriad of ways. Just don’t expect overnight returns from the investment made by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and the OKBio Association, which organize the annual foray to the BIO show.

  • Eagle and Beagle for June 22, 2014

    Published: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    Eagle and Beagle for June 22, 2014

  • Oklahoma business briefs, June 19

    Published: Thu, Jun 19, 2014

    Oklahoma business briefs for June 19, 2014

  • McClendon's American Energy forming midstream company

    Jay F. Marks | Updated: Wed, Jun 18, 2014

    Aubrey McClendon’s American Energy Partners LLC is teaming with primary investor The Energy and Minerals Group to form a pipeline company American Energy-Midstream LLC will focus primarily in areas where affiliates of McClendon’s company have active upstream operations. American Energy has affiliates operating in Oklahoma’s Woodford Shale, west Texas’ Permian Basin, Ohio’s Utica Shale and […]

  • Oklahoma business briefs for June 18

    Published: Wed, Jun 18, 2014

    Oklahoma business briefs for June 18, 2014

  • Proposed rules would clip wings of Angel investors

    BY SCOTT MEACHAM | Updated: Tue, Jun 17, 2014

    Eligibility changes would eliminate many qualified investors who are the lifeblood of high-growth startups.

  • New Oklahoma Professional Sales Association focuses on building businesses

    Published: Tue, Jun 17, 2014

    Mike Crandall of Sandler Training talks about why he started the Oklahoma Professional Sales Association.