• Oklahoma business briefs for July 24

    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    Oklahoma business briefs for July 24, 2014

  • Parkway Cleaners owner starts Edmond-based business lender

    By Catherine Sweeney, Business Writer | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Mark Neighbors started American Business Funders this year. Neighbors, who owns Parkway Cleaners at 136 E Fifth and several other companies, has been managing businesses for decades.

  • Oklahoma business briefs for July 23

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Oklahoma business briefs for July 23, 2013

  • Oklahoma saw the rise and fall of Harold's clothing chain

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    Norman-based clothing chain was a success story that collapsed amid a change in ownership and the Great Recession.

  • Eagle & Beagle for July 20, 2014.

    Published: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

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

  • Oklahoma unemployment rate declines

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    Oklahoma has one of the highest employment increases in the nation for June.

  • Oklahoma business briefs for July 16

    Published: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    Oklahoma business briefs for July 16, 2014

  • Federal farm bill programs assist Oklahoma livestock farmers

    By Catherine Sweeney, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    The Livestock Indemnity Program and Livestock Forage Disaster Program offer monetary relief to ranchers who have lost animals in the past few years because of grass shortages and financial strain. Of the 160,000 payments across the nation, more than 19,000 have gone to Oklahoma. The Oklahoma payments amount to almost $300 million, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said.

  • Oklahomans are using fewer payday loans

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    The volume of payday lending in the state and number of lenders has declined over the past two years after spiking in 2011, according to data released by the Oklahoma Department of Consumer Credit.

  • Oklahoma lenders rely on loan database

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    Data on how frequently borrowers take out payday loans in Oklahoma, their average amount of indebtedness and other data was once public information until the Florida company that maintains the state’s payday lending database lobbied to have much of the information exempt from the Oklahoma Open Records Act.

  • Eagle & Beagle for Sunday, July 13, 2014

    By Don Mecoy, Business Editor | Published: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    Don Mecoy: A weekly look at Oklahoma companies’ high-performing (eagle) and low-performing (beagle) stocks.

  • Does Oklahoma City commercial property really need an asterisk?

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Foreign capital spilling out of gateway cities to lower-tier real estate markets? Does that include Oklahoma City? Should it?

  • Oklahoma City investors form partnership to buy assets of Crumbs Bake Shop

    BY DON MECOY, Business Editor | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Dippin’ Dots owners form joint venture to buy company out of bankruptcy.

  • Fed official warns of rising inflation

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Esther George, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, speaks in Shawnee

  • Oklahoma 'Senior Freeze' can be cool tax relief for many homeowners

    By Paula Burkes, Business Writer | Updated: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    Oklahoma’s Senior Valuation Freeze was passed by a vote of the people in 1996, and widened through a state question in 2004, but it’s not widely publicized. Property owners just have to know that after they turn 65, the taxable values of their homes can be locked in, if their annual gross household incomes are under certain amounts.

  • Cookie crumbles for Oklahoma City-based investors in Crumbs Bake Shop

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Published: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    It hasn’t been a sweet week for the Oklahoma City-based owners of Dippin’ Dots ice cream, which also owns a sizable chunk of the flailing cupcake chain Crumbs Bake Shop Inc. Chaparral Energy CEO Mark Fischer and his son Scott Fischer purchased the Dippin’ Dots brand out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2012. Crumbs abruptly closed all of its stores on Monday.

  • Gaming device firm with Oklahoma operations acquired in $1.3 billion deal

    By John Stancavage, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    Video Gaming Technologies Inc., which has a manufacturing facility in Tulsa, produces gaming devices. It brought $1.3 billion with its acquisition by an Australian company.

  • Debate heats up over specialty drugs' cost

    By Dr. Stephen Prescott | Published: Sun, Jul 6, 2014

    The cost of two new hepatitis C prescription drugs — $84,000 for a 12-week course of Sovaldi and $66,000 for Olysio — has made an already hot debate about medication costs even more heated.

  • Eagle and Beagle for July 6, 2014

    Published: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

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

  • The right time for REITs

    Published: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    Malcolm Berko recommends several Real Estate Investment Trusts