• POLL: Who won Wednesday's GOP presidential debate?

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Oct 28, 2015

    Who won tonight's Republican presidential debate? Take our poll.

  • Judge orders psychological tests for woman in OSU parade crash

    By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS, Associated Press | Updated: Mon, Oct 26, 2015

    STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — A judge ordered a psychological evaluation Monday for an Oklahoma woman accused of driving her car into Oklahoma State's homecoming parade, killing four people and injuring dozens of others. Payne County Special District Judge Katherine Thomas also set bond at $1 million for Adacia Chambers, who is being held on four preliminary counts of second-degree murder as prosecutors consider formal charges. Chambers appeared at Monday's hearing via video. The only time she spoke was to say "yes" when the judge asked if she could hear her. Prosecutors asked for more time to interview the dozens of witnesses who were at the scene and said one of the injured is in a "fragile" state, which could lead to mo

  • Social Security Q&A

    By Tribune News Service | Published: Sun, Oct 25, 2015

    Social Security Q&A for Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015.

  • Taking Stock: How does USD Partners stack up for an investment?

    Published: Sun, Oct 25, 2015

    Malcolm Berko: USD Partners, with just 10 million shares outstanding and a 6 million-share float, has a $2 book value, barely increased its most recent quarterly dividend, from 28.8 cents to 29 cents, and yields 12.5 percent.

  • Taking Stock: Cheap stocks often reflect their true value

    Published: Sun, Oct 18, 2015

    Malcolm Berko: I know very little about low-priced stocks, but I know enough to tell you that the primary reason low-priced stocks are cheap is that’s all they’re worth.

  • Q&A with Vance Winningham

    BY PAULA BURKES | Updated: Thu, Oct 15, 2015

    U.S. immigration law caps H-1B temporary visa/work permits at 80,000 plus 1,400 for Chilean nationals and 5,400 visas for Singapore nationals. Oklahoma's largest shortage is in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs.

  • Oklahomans weigh in on #DemDebate

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Tue, Oct 13, 2015

    Here's what your fellow Oklahomans had to say about Tuesday night's debate.

  • Business of Health: Massive price hike for AIDS drug is wrong, but how do you fix it?

    By Stephen Prescott, M.D. For The Oklahoman   | Published: Sun, Oct 11, 2015

    Stephen Prescott, M.D.: The drug, Daraprim, is the standard of care for treating toxoplasmosis, a life-threatening parasitic infection. Doctors most often prescribe it for babies born to women who became infected during pregnancy and to people with compromised immune systems.

  • Taking Stock: Recommendations sought for pure growth, no-load mutual funds

    Published: Sun, Oct 11, 2015

    Malcolm Berko: I had to ask a brilliant and sometimes modestly successful fund manager who prefers the nom de plume Cecil D. Michaelpants for his recommendations about pure growth, no-load mutual funds for small portfolios.

  • Social Security Q&A

    Tribune News Service | Published: Sun, Oct 11, 2015

    Social Security Q&A for Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015.

  • Chelsea Manning renews demand in court for hairstyle change

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Imprisoned national security leaker Chelsea Manning is renewing her demand in federal court to wear a feminine hairstyle. The transgender former Army intelligence analyst filed the amended complaint Monday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. It says gender-appropriate grooming is part of the recognized treatment for gender dysphoria, Manning's sense of being a woman in a man's body. The military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, began giving Manning hormone therapy in February, but officials there have refused to allow her to wear her hair longer than 2 inches. The military has cited "safety and security risks" for the decision.

  • Futures File: Hurricane peak passage gives orange juice futures sour bite

    Published: Sun, Oct 4, 2015

    Walt and Alex Breitinger: Orange juice prices are dropping as the peak of hurricane season has passed, leaving Florida unscathed.

  • Taking Stock: Retirees needing extra money have options

    Updated: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    Malcolm Berko: There are six reasonable solutions for retirees to get extra income without taking on risky investments.

  • Tom Phillips: Investors need diversification to shrink risks in stock market

    By TOM PHILLIPS For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Oct 4, 2015

    The goals of investing should include more than just trying to make a fast buck. That’s sometimes hard to keep in mind while watching a few technology and biotech stocks hit new highs day after day.

  • Social Security Q&A

    Tribune News Service | Published: Sun, Oct 4, 2015

    Social Security Q&A for Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015.

  • A look at active shooter incidents in the U.S.

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    Here's a look at a few facts from an FBI study on active shooter incidents in the U.S. and how they appear to be increasing.

  • Businessman aims for clean fun with Crazy Foam revival

    By Matthew Price Features Editor mprice@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

    Josh Fink, a Boston-based entrepreneur and dad recently relaunched the product Crazy Foam. The foamy soap product has returned as a 3-in-1 bodywash, shampoo and conditioner.

  • Whole Foods to cut about 1,500 jobs over next 8 weeks

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: Mon, Sep 28, 2015

      NEW YORK (AP) — Grocery chain Whole Foods is cutting about 1,500 jobs over the next eight weeks as it looks to lower prices and keep up with competition. The cuts represent about 1.6 percent of its workforce. But Whole Foods Market Inc. said in a regulatory filing on Monday that many of the reductions will come through attrition. It anticipates workers whose jobs are cut will find other jobs from the almost 2,000 open positions across the company or from new jobs that'll be created by more than 100 new stores in development. Whole Foods said it has added more than 9,000 jobs in the past year and created nearly 35,000 jobs over the last five years.

  • Futures File: Platinum prices plunge; cattle costs careen

    Published: Sun, Sep 27, 2015

    Walt and Alex Breitinger: Platinum prices fell to a six-year low at $925 per ounce this week, tumbling as news broke of the scandal surrounding Volkswagen’s diesel cars.

  • US rig count declines by 4 this week to 838

    Associated Press | Updated: Fri, Sep 25, 2015

    HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. this week declined by four to 838. Houston-based Baker Hughes said Friday that 640 rigs were seeking oil, 197 explored for natural gas and one was listed as miscellaneous. A year ago, with oil prices about double the prices now, 1,931 rigs were active. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, New Mexico gained one rig. Texas lost two rigs in this week's tally, while Arkansas, North Dakota and Oklahoma each lost one rig. The rig counts for Alaska, California, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming were unchanged. The U.S. rig count peaked at 4