• OKC and Tulsa make list of best cities to live in your 20s

    Richard Hall | Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    This might sound shocking to your non-Okies, but Oklahoma City and Tulsa made a pretty awesome list: The 20 best places to live in your 20s. This is according to WalletHub, which took a look at the 150 most-populous cities, then analyzed them within the parameters of 19 metrics that they say 20-somethings would find important. Check out more about their methodology here.

  • Eagle & Beagle for Sunday, June 28, 2015

    BY DON MECOY Business Editor dmecoy@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

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

  • Continental Resources expects early end to jobs incentive plan

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    Continental is expected to receive about $1.9 million from the Oklahoma City Development Trust in the next two weeks, bringing the total to more than $5 million since the company relocated to Oklahoma City from Enid in 2012.

  • Eagle & Beagle for Sunday, June 21, 2015

    Published: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

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

  • Drilling, profits, employment fall for Oklahoma's energy companies

    BY ADAM WILMOTH Energy Editorawilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Oklahoma and the nation continued to shed drilling rigs this week as oil prices held relatively flat. The drilling rig counts in the state and nationwide dipped by two this week, marking the 28th straight decline for the national numbers and the first drop in six weeks in Oklahoma, Baker Hughes said Friday. Nationwide, 857 rigs are now searching for oil and natural gas. The count is down 56 percent from 1,929 on Nov. 1. The U.S. count peaked at 4,530 in 1981 and bottomed at 488 in 1999. In Oklahoma, 105 rigs are active, down 51 percent from 214 on Nov. 26. Even as the number of rigs searching for oil and natural gas has fallen, the country's production has continued to grow. The U.S.

  • Urban Renewal approves deal to move Automobile Alley electrical substation

    By Steve Lackmeyer Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    The substation's new location Oklahoma City will be between the highway access ramp and the BNSF Railway tracks, making it an unlikely target for future development and less visible than the current spot at NW 10 and I-235.

  • Oklahoma unemployment grows as state shed energy jobs

    Brianna Bailey Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Oklahoma's unemployment rate crept up to 4.3 percent in May, up 0.2 percentage points from the previous month, as the state continued to shed oil and gas jobs, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Labor Department.  The state lost 1,100 energy sector jobs over the month.  Oklahoma was one of three states that had statistically significant over-the-month unemployment rate increases in May of 0.2 percentage points each, including North Carolina and South Dakota. The national jobless rate was 5.5 percent in May, up slightly from 5.4 percent in April. Oil and gas jobs declined by 5,400 positions  in Oklahoma over over the 12-month period ending in May, down from 60,100 energy sector jobs in May 2014.

  • Oklahoma business briefs

    Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for June 19, 2015

  • Doctoral student's presentation results in trip to Philadelphia

    BY LILLIE-BETHBRINKMAN For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Rebba C. Boswell-Casteel, who is pursuing her doctorate at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, won top honors at the recent Graduate Research Education and Technology Symposium for her research in how proteins transport medicines to cells.

  • Oklahoma firm's academy teaches organizational leadership

    BY PAULA BURKES | Updated: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Russ Florence of Schnake Turnbo Frank discusses his firm’s new Leadership and Reputation Academy, which offers a crash course in organizational leadership.

  • Oklahoma business brief

    Published: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    PLICO, an Oklahoma physician-owned insurance company, has been awarded a 2015 Stakeholder Team Accomplishment Recognition award.

  • Agriculture grabs focus of many Oklahomans at BIO convention

    BY LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN For The Oklahoman | Published: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Representatives of the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and Oklahoma State University were among those attending the Biotechnology Industry Organization convention in Philadelphia.

  • Weird trash means cash for store

    Brianna Bailey  Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    7's Oddities is a junk store at its finest, says owner Eric "Seven" Chapman in Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma City-area food industry loses another pioneer with death of Joe Dodson

    BY DAVE CATHEY Food Editor dcathey@opubco.com | Published: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    The Oklahoma City food industry lost one of its earliest pioneers last week when Joe Dodson died at age 91 on June 9.

  • Oklahomans make several connections at biotech event

    BY LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    The Oklahoma Bioscience Association’s delegation on Tuesday traveled from Oklahoma to Philadelphia to promote the state’s bioscience sector during the 2015 international convention of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO).

  • Investor's hospital stake gets $9.3 million

     BY BRIANNA BAILEY Business Writerbbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    Foundation HealthCare said Monday it had sold its interest in the Heritage Park Surgical Hospital to Texas Health Venture Heritage Park LLC, a joint enterprise of the Baylor Hospital System and United Surgical Partners International.

  • Testing concepts with potential clients is a key step for entrepreneurs

    BY SCOTT MEACHAM | Published: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    Scott Meacham writes that testing business concepts is a good way to make sure entrepreneurs don't invest scarce resources to create a prototype based on a concept not geared toward the target markets they plan to serve.

  • Eagle & Beagle for Sunday, June 14, 2015

    Published: Sun, Jun 14, 2015

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

  • Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. embarks on 2.5-megawatt solar pilot project

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Updated: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. said its $7.5 million pilot project will test the benefits of solar from two perspectives: the customer’s side of the meter and solar power directly connected to the grid through the distribution system. The utility has installed the first of two solar farms at its Mustang plant in far west Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma business briefs, June 12

    Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs, June 12, 2015.