• Extreme coupon shopping can save big bucks

    William E. Lewis Jr., KSL | Updated: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    National Coupon Month serves as a friendly reminder that spending just 20 minutes a week clipping coupons can save a family of four close to $1,200 a year.

  • Oklahoma prevails in federal lawsuit against Obamacare subsidies

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt hails victory from federal judge in Muskogee in lawsuit that could end taxpayer subsidies for Oklahomans buying health insurance from exchange.

  • 'Tis the giving to charities season — almost

    By Paula Burkes, Business Writer | Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Statistics show 24 percent of all donations are made during the last two months of the year. Several Oklahoma nonprofits report on how they’re doing so far.

  • Taking Stock: UTX is quite a buy for dividend divas

    Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Malcolm Berko: United Technologies is one of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones industrial average. It’s a Jim dandy diversified conglomerate with a strong cash flow and $62 billion in revenues, derived from five business segments.

  • Social Security Q&A: Take first steps to retire by filing online application

    Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Q: I've decided I want to retire. How do I begin? A: The fastest and easiest way to apply for retirement benefits is to go to www.socialsecurity.gov/applyonline. To use our online application to apply for Social Security retirement or spouse’s benefits, you must: Be at least 61 years and 9 months old; want to start your benefits in the next 4 months; and live in the United States or one of its commonwealths or territories. If you are already age 62, your benefits could start as early as the month you apply. If you are almost age 65, your application for benefits will include Medicare. Q: I'm trying to decide when to retire.

  • Same-sex marriage in Oklahoma: Really soon, next summer or never?

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    U.S. Supreme Court justices are scheduled to meet Monday to discuss whether to review Oklahoma’s same-sex marriage case or cases from other states.

  • Lean building advocate describes waste in industry

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    In a presentation titled “My Favorite Train Wrecks,” Scott Sedam’s examples ranged from Dumpsters full of usable air-conditioning duct work, to dozens of wood trusses exposed to weather for long periods of time, to homes overbuilt with features.

  • Democrat makes bid to oust Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    Tulsa native and Oklahoma political newcomer Matt Silverstein labels Sen. Jim Inhofe a big spender and questions his support for Israel in his campaign.

  • 3 Lessons from the Social Good Summit

    Lane Anderson, Deseret News | Updated: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    What would you like the world to look like in 2030? World leaders, acclaimed activists and a few celebs put their heads together at the annual Social Good Summit in New York City.

  • Official says Holder resigning as attorney general

    By NEDRA PICKLER and JIM KUHNHENN, AP | Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning after heading the Justice Department for six years. A White House official says President Barack Obama will announce Holder’s departure later Thursday. Holder is the first black attorney general, and his tenure is the fourth longest on the job. He plans to remain at the Justice Department until his successor is in place.

  • Rescued lion attacks man who saved her with huge bear hug

    Tracie Knabe Snowder, KSL | Updated: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    An excited lion pacing on the other side of a fence lunges at the man who opened the gate in what looks like a terrifying situation. But instead of mauling him, she jumps into his arms to give him the world's cutest bear hug.

  • Economist Dr. James Galbraith to speak at University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma regarding economic recession

    By Jessica Allison, For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    His latest book, “The End of Normal,” argues that the latest recession must be solved differently than all of society’s past recessions.

  • Inhofe fundraiser event causes flap

    BY RANDY ELLIS, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    A fund raising event for Sen. Jim Inhofe in which about 1,000 live pigeons were thrown up into the air to be shot by Inhofe and his political supporters has an animal right group crying foul.

  • Dad captures son's transformation from birth to 4 years in 2 ½ minutes

    Tracie Knabe Snowder, KSL | Updated: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    Kids grow up in the blink of an eye. One dad simulated this saying by taking a picture of his son every day for four years and compiling the results into one short, beautiful video.

  • Oklahoma lawmakers in U.S. Congress react to air strikes against Islamic State militants

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Published: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe, of Tulsa, and Rep. Tom Cole, R-Moore, share reactions after the U.S. began air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria.

  • U.S., Arab allies hit IS strongholds in Syria, Iraq

    LOLITA C. BALDOR and ROBERT BURNS, AP | Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON — Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes on the Islamic State group’s military strongholds in Syria achieved their aim of showing the extremists that their savage attacks will not go unanswered, the top American military officer said Tuesday. Separately, the U.S. launched strikes against a group said to be plotting to attack the U.S. and Western interests. The U.S. and five Arab nations attacked the Islamic State group’s headquarters in eastern Syria in nighttime raids Monday using land- and sea-based U.S. aircraft as well as Tomahawk cruise missiles launched from two Navy ships in the Red Sea and the northern Persian Gulf.

  • Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria

    BY LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press | Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says the U.S. and partner nations have begun airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State militants, using a mix of fighter jets, bombers and Tomahawk missiles fired from ships in the region. Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby says that because the military operation is ongoing, no details can be provided yet. He says the decision to strike was made early Monday by the military.

  • 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.

  • Student debt pushing retirees toward poverty

    Lane Anderson, Deseret News | Updated: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Elderly Americans have more student loan debt than ever, and those who can't pay can have their retirement benefits garnished.

  • Support from volunteer 'ally' families pull poor out of poverty

    Lane Anderson, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    A program called Circles matches a poor family with three or four middle and upper-income families that form a volunteer support group. The program operates in 23 states.