• Job-hoppers warrant second look, experts say

    By Paula Burkes, Business Writer | Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Without examining employees’ motives for frequent job changes, companies can miss opportunities to hire motivated, multi-skilled workers, recent research shows.

  • How much can be done on Social Security’s website?

    Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Q: What can I do at www.socialsecurity.gov ? A: There are myriad things you can do at Social Security’s website. You can conduct most of your Social Security business at www.socialsecurity.gov/onlineservices. There, you can get an estimate of future benefits, find out if you qualify for benefits now, and even apply for benefits. You can complete a number of other tasks online, too. You can estimate your retirement benefit using our Retirement Estimator. It allows you to get an instant, personalized estimate of your future benefit based on different retirement ages and scenarios. You can even open your own my Social Security account to plan for and manage your benefits at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount.

  • Taking Stock: Inflation course outsmarts 'experts'

    By Malcolm Berko, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Malcolm Berko: For the past two years, the conspiracy theory folks (I leaned toward a bit of that, too) have oozed like termites from the woodwork and claimed that the economic reports have been a cover-up and the government has been fudging numbers.

  • UPS will hire hundreds in Oklahoma City area for holiday shipping rush

    FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Nationally, United Parcel Service Inc. said that it will hire up to 95,000 workers for the holidays.

  • Oklahoma business briefs for Sept. 18, 2014

    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Oklahoma business briefs for Sept. 18, 2014

  • Taking Stock: Planning retirement without Social Security

    Published: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    Malcolm Berko:

  • Street Smart: The myRA – an example of how difficult it is to get Americans to save

    By Ian Ogilvie | Published: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    Ian Ogilvie: In an effort to get many Americans to start saving, the U.S. Treasury is set to formalize rules governing so-called “my Retirement Accounts,” or myRAs, sometime later this year.

  • OKC businessman Meinders buys 'trophy asset' in Oklahoma City's Deep Deuce

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Businessman Bob Meinders turned in the winning bid for Deep Deuce’s Clark Building, which has been renovated into one of the most luxurious homes in Oklahoma City.

  • Futures File: Grain prices slide as bumper crops arrive

    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Walt and Alex Breitinger: Corn, wheat and soybean prices all fell to their lowest levels in years this week, driven by expectations for a bountiful global harvest. U.S. farmers are expected to haul in record-sized corn and soybean crops this fall, and better outlooks for crops in Brazil and Europe are boosting the prospects of bin-busting global production.

  • Taking Stock: Long-term investing takes some discipline

    Published: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    Malcolm Berko: The question is not “if” there will be another stock market crash, nor “when” will it crash but rather, do you have the discipline to be a successful long-term investor?

  • Business theme briefs for Sept. 3

    Published: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    Business theme briefs for Sept. 3, 2014

  • Taking Stock: Be aware that annuities carry commissions, fees

    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    Malcolm Berko: Dividend-paying blue chips might be a better choice, Berko says.

  • American Airlines introduces combined LGBT employee group

    By CASEY SMITH - Tulsa World | Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    In some ways, American Airlines is all-inclusive. American Airlines used social media Wednesday evening to introduce Pride, its newly combined LGBT — lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender — employee resource group with US Airways. On its corporate Twitter and Facebook accounts, the airline posted a photo of a rainbow flag flying from a window in the pilot’s cabin of a parked passenger plane. With the hashtag #NowArriving, the company emphasized its continued support to equality, diversity and inclusion following the merger with US Airways. American Airlines has boasted it was the first major airline to have a company-recognized LGBT employee resource group, the Gay Lesbian Employees of American, or GLEAM.

  • Listing of the Week: 2804 SE 39, Moore

    Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    The 1,824-square-foot house has three bedrooms, two baths, one living room, two dining areas and an attached three-car garage.

  • Fake $100 bills eluded Secret Service because of their quality

    By Del Quentin Wilber, Bloomberg News | Published: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    Agents describe ring as sophisticated, saying the counterfeiters appeared close to mimicking the latest currency security features, including 3D ribbons.

  • U.S. job openings in June hit 13-year high

    By JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer | Published: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    U.S. employers in June advertised the most monthly job openings in more than 13 years.

  • What information is needed for Supplemental Security Income claim?

    Social Security Q&A: What information do I need for SSI? | Published: Sun, Aug 10, 2014

    What information do I need for SSI claim?

  • Boeing share price could gain altitude

    Published: Sun, Aug 10, 2014

    Malcolm Berko recommends buying Boeing stocks. This 99-year-old company has a backlog of $453 billion, which is about five years’ worth of future revenues. And those revenues are expected to rise about 8 percent annually.

  • Orange juice prices squeezed; wheat grows

    Published: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    Wheat prices rise on uncertainty in Ukraine, where wheat crop finds itself in war zone.

  • Reel in excess back-to-school spending with these five tips

    By ALEX VEIGA, Associated Press | Published: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    Students may not be thrilled about their summer break drawing to a close, but retailers couldn’t be happier. That’s because back-to-school shopping traditionally brings in a windfall that’s second only to the December holiday season. The average family with kids in kindergarten through 12th grade will spend $669.28 on clothes, electronics and other school-related needs this back-to-school season, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation. That amounts to a 5 percent increase from last year. To help gin up sales, many stores roll out discounts and some states even get in on the act, offering sales tax holidays for clothing, backpacks, even computers. Hit the stores without a plan, and you