• CPAs gloomy about Oklahoma's economy in 2016

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Wed, Dec 16, 2015

    More than 40 percent of surveyed CPAs expect Oklahoma's business climate to decline next year. More CPAs gloomy about Oklahoma's economy in 2016 than last year According to the 2016 Oklahoma Economic Outlook Poll, which surveyed members of the Oklahoma Society of CPAs, only 18.3 percent said Oklahoma’s business climate will improve, compared to 53.4 percent from the last year’s poll.

  • Mustang student wins Oklahoma 529 College Savings Plan sweepstakes

    By Nick Trougakos For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Dec 16, 2015

    For the second straight year, a Mustang Public Schools student is the winner of the Oklahoma 529 College Savings Plan 10,000 Reasons to Save Sweepstakes. In addition, Canyon Ridge Intermediate School, where sweepstakes winner Zane Connelly is a student, received $10,529 in cash.

  • Consumer survey indicates more Oklahomans plan to increase savings

    By Don Mecoy Business Editor dmecoy@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Dec 15, 2015

    The Fall 2015 Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey also registered an increase in the number of Oklahomans who plan to make a major purchase in the next six months.

  • MyRA has Oklahomans saving up for retirement

    By Paula Burkes Business Writer pburkes@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Dec 13, 2015

    MyRA.gov allows working Americans or their spouses to open no-fee Roth IRAs (individual retirement accounts) and make one-time or recurring after-tax contributions, of as little or as much as they want, via automatic checking or savings account withdrawals, paycheck deductions through participating employers, or their tax refunds.

  • Social Security Q&A

    Tribune News Service | Published: Sun, Dec 13, 2015

    Social Security Q&A for Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015.

  • Futures File: Trade spat gets expensive for U.S. livestock producers

    Published: Sun, Dec 13, 2015

    Walt and Alex Breitinger: The World Trade Organization ruled against a current U.S. law, known as country-of-origin-labeling (COOL), which mandates food labels that indicate where foods are produced.

  • Eagle & Beagle for Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015

    Published: Sun, Dec 13, 2015

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

  • Oklahoma economy is nation's worst in second quarter

    By Don Mecoy Business Editor dmecoy@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Dec 10, 2015

    Bureau of Economic Analysis data show Oklahoma ranked last among all states in gross domestic product growth at minus-2.4 percentage point during the second quarter.

  • Economists predict oil, gas prices might not turn around in Oklahoma until second half of 2016

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Tue, Dec 8, 2015

    Oklahoma State University economist Dan Rickman predicted that with inventories of oil and natural gas remaining high and production not slowing sufficiently, the state will continue to shed energy sector jobs. He said Oklahoma won't see a decline in oil and gas prices until well into the second half of 2016.

  • Oklahoma City's jobless rate holds steady at 3.6 percent

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com    | Updated: Mon, Dec 7, 2015

    Oklahoma City's unemployment rate remained at 3.6 percent in October, unchanged from September, according to the numbers released Monday by the U.S. Labor Department.

  • Futures File: OPEC, European Central Bank moves roil global markets

    By Walt and Alex Breitinger, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Dec 6, 2015

    Walt and Alex Breitinger: The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) shocked the oil market by announcing that it was going to increase oil production, despite the current global supply glut.

  • Social Security Q&A for Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015

    Tribune News Service | Published: Sun, Dec 6, 2015

    Social Security Q&A for Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015.

  • Eagle & Beagle for Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015

    Published: Sun, Dec 6, 2015

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

  • Business of Health: Homegrown biotech success story plans to flourish in OKC

    By Stephen Prescott, M.D. | Published: Sun, Dec 6, 2015

    Stephen Prescott, M.D.: Cytovance Biologics makes investigational new drugs for use in clinical trials. It plans to expand its business to allow it to make larger batches of experimental drugs and, ultimately, to manufacture commercial drugs.

  • Laverne and Woodward feel impact of suffering oil industry

    By Bradon Long Staff Writer blong@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Dec 5, 2015

    Outside of Tulsa and Oklahoma City, rural economies in Oklahoma are hurting. The effects are being particularly felt in northwestern Oklahoma where the oil and gas industry has pulled back sharply because of low commodity prices.

  • Oklahoma business briefs for Dec. 4

    Published: Fri, Dec 4, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for Dec. 4, 2015

  • Oklahoma business briefs for Dec. 3

    Published: Thu, Dec 3, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for Dec. 3, 2015

  • Oklahoma Corporation Commission rejects preapproval for $1.1 billion OG&E environmental compliance plan

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Dec 2, 2015

    Commissioners vote 2-1 to reject plan that could have boosted customers' bills by 15 to 19 percent.

  • Eagle & Beagle for Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015

    Updated: Tue, Dec 1, 2015

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

  • Oklahoma State University to issue state's economic outlook report

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    The Center for Applied Economic Research in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University will present the 2016 Oklahoma Economic Outlook report on Dec. 8 at the Metro Tech Centers–Springlake Campus in Oklahoma City.




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