• Study: Tribal gaming has multi-billion dollar economic impact for Oklahoma

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

    Economic impact estimated at $6.3 billion, according to a study by the Meinders School of Business at Oklahoma City University.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Timeless financial advice says 'buy and hold,' not 'buy and sell'

    BY TOM PHILLIPS For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    The 21st century has turned into a cautionary tale for investors and those of us who help them.

  • 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.

  • Oklahoma briefs

    Published: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for July 23, 2015

  • Southwest Bancorp reports drop in earnings

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Southwest Bancorp Inc., the holding company for Bank SNB reported net income of $4.16 million, or 22 cents per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2015, compared to net income of $6.15 million, or 31 cents per share, in the second quarter of 2014.

  • Oklahoma's unemployment rate increases slightly during June

    BY DON MECOY Business Editor dmecoy@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Oklahoma's unemployment rate has grown each of the past three months

  • Eagle & Beagle for Sunday, July 19, 2015.

    Published: Sun, Jul 19, 2015

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

  • Futures File: Weather pattern could have major impact on crops, market prices

    Published: Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    Walt and Alex Breitinger: In the coming months, NOAA is calling for continued cooler, rainier weather in the Midwest, but the winter could be milder and drier.

  • Oklahoma business briefs for July 17, 2015

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for July 17, 2015

  • Half of Americans can’t qualify for affordable loan rates

    BY PAULA BURKES | Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    Half of Americans can’t qualify for affordable loan rates Gary Myles of Arvest Bank tells how consumers can begin to change their credit history, and ultimately raise their credit scores.

  • LSB projects costs of its new plant in Arkansas will be $560M to $575M

    BY BRIANNA BAILEY Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    Oklahoma City-based LSB Industries Inc. estimates the expansion of its El Dorado, Ark., chemical plant will cost $560 million to $575 million, up from the previous estimate of $495 million to $520 million.

  • 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.

  • Q&A with Richard Newberry

    BY PAULA BURKES | Updated: Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    More than $56M lost in burglaries in 2013 across Oklahoma, OSBI says  Q: How common are burglaries in Oklahoma? A: Residential burglaries accounted for 79 percent of burglaries in 2013 with a total loss of more than $56 million, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. The U.S. Department of Justice says the majority of home break-ins occur during the popular vacation months of July and August. Perhaps the most important tip to remember in our digital age is to resist the temptation to post your vacation plans and activities on social media, since broadcasting your absence can make your house a target.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 business news briefs

    Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

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




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