• Oklahoma business briefs, June 12

    Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs, June 12, 2015.

  • US stocks move higher, building on gains of a day earlier

    By BERNARD CONDON AP Business Writer | Published: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    NEW YORK — U.S. stocks rose Thursday after an encouraging report on retail sales suggested consumers are shaking off their winter doldrums. Nine of the 10 industry sectors of the Standard & Poor's 500 index rose. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 climbed seven points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,112 as of 2:48 p.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 70 points, or 0.4 percent, to 18,070. The Nasdaq composite rose 10 points, or 0.2 percent, to 5,086. SPENDING MORE: Americans ramped up their spending on autos, building materials and clothing in May, a sign that strong job growth is starting to boost sales at stores. Retail sales climbed 1.2 percent in May, the Commerce

  • Repairs fall to schools when insurance providers refuse coverage or can't pay on losses

    BY PAULA BURKES | Updated: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    Lloyd Snow, Oklahoma Schools Insurance Group board chairman and Sand Springs schools superintendent, discusses what school districts should consider when choosing insurance providers.

  • Oklahoma business briefs for June 11

    Published: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for June 11, 2015

  • Oklahoma's economic growth ranks high

    BY DON MECOY, Business Editor | Updated: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    Oklahoma’s gross domestic product ranked 10th strongest last year.

  • First National tenants may have more time to relocate

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Published: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    The California developer set to buy First National Center this summer wants tenants to know they will likely have more than 60 days to find new arrangements and they may be offered a chance to temporarily relocate within the complex during construction. Tenants said Tuesday they were notified by building management the property is set to sell on July 22 and they will have 60 days to vacate. But in an interview with The Oklahoman on Wednesday, the buyer, Stephen Goodman, said construction requiring tenants to leave won’t begin “for at least six months.” “It’s not our desire to relocate or displace anyone,” Goodman said. “But we have health hazard issues with asbestos removal that still must be done.

  • Oklahoma business briefs: June 10, 2015

    Published: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs: June 10, 2015

  • Oklahoma Business Briefs, June 9

    Published: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    Oklahoma Business Briefs, June 9

  • Social Security Q&A for Sunday, June 7, 2015

    Published: Sun, Jun 7, 2015

    Social Security Q&A: How do I apply for disability benefits?

  • Business of Health: The looming health insurance revolution

    By Stephen Prescott, M.D., For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Jun 7, 2015

    Stephen Prescott, M.D.: Private health-care exchanges could prove to be a big step forward for consumers and providers.

  • Eagle & Beagle for Sunday, June 7. 2015

    By Don Mecoy, Business Editor | Published: Sun, Jun 7, 2015

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

  • RecruitMilitary job fair for veterans headed to Oklahoma City

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Published: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    Recruiting firm RecruitMilitary will host a career fair for veterans in Oklahoma City. More than 30 companies are expected to attend the June 11 event at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center and could extend more than 120 job offers to veterans.

  • New law protects storm victims

    BY PAULA BURKES | Updated: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    OAA Chief Executive Tony Caldwell discusses Oklahoma Senate Bill 439, which places a cap on what public insurance adjusters can charge their clients after a disaster.

  • Oklahoma economy grows despite slowing oil industry

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    Oklahoma City University economist Russell Evans on Wednesday told members of the Oklahoma City Economic Roundtable that Oklahoma and Oklahoma City have lost thousands of oil and natural gas jobs since the first of the year, but that other industries have more than offset the energy declines.

  • Kite Properties pays $51 million for another Oklahoma City-area shopping center

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Indianapolis-based Kite Properties already owned Silver Springs Pointe in Oklahoma City, University Town Center in Norman, and Shops at Moore in Moore. Kite paid $51 million for Belle Isle Station Shopping Center.

  • Oklahoma's rain ravages, revives wheat crop

    BY LEILAH NAIFEH, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Crop damage from May’s deluge in southwest and central Oklahoma should be balanced by gains elsewhere, Oklahoma Wheat Commission official says.

  • Health care providers can use Oklahoma's unclaimed property fund to collect on unpaid bills

    BY PAULA BURKES | Updated: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Gretchen Latham, an associate litigator at Phillips Murrah law firm, talks about how physicians can recoup payment by making a claim to the state treasurer for unclaimed property.

  • Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey shows Oklahomans optimistic for 2015

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Oklahoma consumers also showed an increase in confidence as it relates to business conditions over the next five years.

  • Oklahoma lawyer says fiduciaries must continually monitor retirement fund performance

    BY PAULA BURKES | Updated: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    McAfee’s Barbara Klepper discusses the Supreme Court’s take on the Employee Retirement Income Security Act fiduciary duty to monitor plan investments.

  • Oklahoma business briefs for June 2

    Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for June 2, 2015