• Eagle & Beagle

    Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Eagle & Beagle is a weekly look at the state’s high-performing (eagle) and low-performing (beagle) stocks by Business Editor Don Mecoy.

  • Oklahoma briefs

    Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Oklahoma briefs for Aug. 1, 2015

  • Oklahoma researchers navigate road map for teamwork in India

    BY ADAM COHEN For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    In 2008, the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation inked an affiliation agreement with the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology in India, an Indian biomedical research institute. This year, OMRF sent staff to visit the center and spark a partnership.

  • OKC's Paycom must pay $20K, change logo after losing case

    BY BRIANNA BAILEY Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Oklahoma City-based Paycom Software Inc. is changing its new logo after losing a federal trademark infringement lawsuit with NFP Corp., an advisory and brokerage services company based in New York.

  • Oklahoma briefs

    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for July 31, 2015

  • BOTTLED CHARM: Prairie Gothic moves into milk bottle building in OKC

    BY BRIANNA BAILEY Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Guthrie-based Prairie Gothic, a boutique that specializes in unusual gifts and home furnishings, opened its second location in the triangular milk bottle building near NW 23 and Classen last week.

  • Oklahoma banks earns high ranks in annual scorecard

    BY DON MECOY Business Editor dmecoy@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    All three of the state's publicly traded banks were ranked on Bank Director magazine's annual performance scorecard.

  • EARNINGS: BOK Financial Corp., Orchids Paper Products Co.

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    BOK Financial Corp., parent of Bank of Oklahoma, booked a second-quarter profit of $79.2 million, or $1.15 per share. Orchids Paper Products Co. reported a second-quarter profit of $3.9 million, boosted by a 45 percent increase in net sales.

  • OKC employment picture continues to erode

    BY DON MECOY Business Editor dmecoy@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    City's jobless rate rises in June for third straight month.

  • Boeing breaks ground on $80 million facility in OKC

    BY BRIANNA BAILEY Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Oklahoma City will be home of aircraft modernization for the aerospace giant.

  • Freezer meltdown prompts Alva grocery to give away $35,000 in food

    BY SHEILA STOGSDILL For The Oklahoman | Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    An insurance company’s failure to pay a claim for melting frozen food has the operators of the only family-owned grocery store in Alva burning with frustration.

  • Oklahoma briefs

    Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for July 29, 2015

  • Chandler hospice company owner sentenced to prison, told to pay fine, for Medicare fraud

    BY KYLE SCHWAB Staff Writer kschwab@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    A jury in Oklahoma City federal court found Paula Kluding, 39, of Chandler, guilty in November of 39 counts related to Medicare fraud, conspiracy, obstruction of a federal audit and making false statements in a health care matter.

  • Hobby Lobby sues over card fees

    BY BRIANNA BAILEY  Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. is fighting Visa and MasterCard in court over what it claims are excessive fees for accepting debit and credit cards at its stores. Hobby Lobby and its sister company Mardel have filed an antitrust lawsuit against Visa and MasterCard in U.S. District Court in Oklahoma City over the fees, which are charged to merchants each time a customer swipes a debit or credit card. Hobby Lobby, which has more than 600 stores across the United States, claims in its lawsuit that Visa and MasterCard's near total dominance of the payment processing market gives them the ability to fix prices.  "The exercise of this market power has led merchants to pay excessive interchange fees," Hobby

  • Q&A with Tara A. LaClair

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    The U.S. Supreme Court's decision largely protects issuers of registration statements by holding that statements of opinion aren’t actionable simply because they turn out to be incorrect.

  • Durant's steel plant may mean 300 jobs

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Irving, Texas-based Commercial Metals Co. plans to build a $250 million high-tech steel mill in Durant that could create about 300 local jobs.

  • Angel investors fill critical role for Oklahoma start-up companies

    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    SeedStep Angels, which is managed by i2E, is a member of the Angel Capital Association, the world’s largest association of accredited angel investors, having more than 13,000 investors in every state and five Canadian provinces, including active angel members across Oklahoma.

  • Oklahoma briefs

    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for July 28, 2015

  • $250 million plant expected to bring 300 jobs to Durant

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Commercial Metals Co. has chosen Durant for a $250 million micro mill

  • Stocks

    Published: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    Eagle Oklahoma’s energy sector desperately needed some good news last week. Our eagle provided it. Shares of Oklahoma City-based Enable Midstream Partners had the best week among all of Oklahoma’s public issues. ENBL units gained 3.1 percent to close Friday at $14.69. That may not sound like much, but compared to many of its peers, ENBL was more than ABLE. Last week, the firm said it would boost its quarterly cash dividend just a smidge, and then said it still expects to meet its goal of 3 percent to 7 percent growth this year. The company, which owns and operates a lot of crude oil and natural gas infrastructure, looked outstanding compared to other state firms in the energy business.