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

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Yesterday

    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.

  • Health care industry investments can create healthy portfolio

    Published: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Berko says Obamacare will boost issues in the health care sector.

  • World events prompt buying in commodities markets

    Published: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    The death of nearly 300 people on a Malaysia Airlines flight caused a sell-off in stocks and sent buyers to commodities that could be affected by the incident.

  • 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

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission updates 30-year-old protections against discrimination of pregnant workers

    By TOM RAUM, Associated Press | Published: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    Agency toughens protections for pregnant workers in effort to combat workplace discrimination or harassment.

  • Labor market still needs support, Federal Reserve chairwoman says

    By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, Associated Press | Published: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    U.S. economic recovery isn’t complete and extra caution is warranted, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday while addressing the Senate Banking Committee delivering the Fed’s semi-annual economic report to Congress.

  • U.S. House votes to extend Internet tax moratorium

    By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press | Published: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    Under current law, the moratorium expires Nov. 1, exposing Internet users to the same kind of connection fees that often show up on telephone bills.

  • 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.

  • U.S. companies look overseas for tax relief

    By TOM MURPHY, Associated Press | Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    These tax-lowering overseas deals, combining operations with foreign businesses have raised concerns among some U.S. lawmakers over the potential for lost tax revenue.

  • Citigroup to pay $7 billion in mortgage settlement

    By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press | Published: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    Citigroup has agreed to pay $7 billion to settle a federal investigation into its handling of risky subprime mortgages, admitting to a pattern of deception that Attorney General Eric Holder said “shattered lives” and contributed to the worst financial crisis in decades, the Justice Department said Monday.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Social Security Q&A: What is Supplemental Security Income?

    Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Inheritance could affect SSI eligibility

  • Taking Stock: Ask right questions if investing in annuities

    Published: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    Malcolm Berko: Annuities and guaranteed minimum income benefit are explained. It’s important to ask the correct questions about what is in an annuity.

  • 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.

  • Street Smart: To become an investor, think just like an owner

    By Ian Ogilvie, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    Ian Ogilvie: Stocks outperform most other investments over time, although consumers’ opinions vary widely about that.

  • World Cup defeat can hurt domestic stock market

    By PAN PYLAS, Associated Press | Published: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    Argentina and Germany face off in the World Cup final Sunday, and investors in both countries will do well to be alert to potential drops on their stock markets the day after in case of defeat.

  • 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?