• State of the Union Preview

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Tue, Jan 12, 2016

    What will be the big topics during President Obama's final State of the Union address?

  • Taking Stock: Don’t just sell beaten-down energy stocks, buying now could get investor future gains

    Published: Sun, Jan 10, 2016

    Malcolm Berko: It’s easy to remember the good advice my dad shared with me: “Investors lose opportunities because they are too quick to ascribe long-term consequences to short-term events.”

  • Eagle & Beagle for Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016

    By Don Mecoy Business Editor dmecoy@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jan 10, 2016

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

  • Futures File: China's struggles push global markets sharply lower; commodity prices slide

    Published: Sun, Jan 10, 2016

    Walt and Alex Breitinger: Crude oil prices dropped near $32 per barrel this week, the lowest price in almost a dozen years.

  • US employers hire at robust pace, defying global trends

    By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, Associated Press | Updated: Fri, Jan 8, 2016

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy is motoring ahead despite slowing global growth that caused upheavals in financial markets around the world this week. Employers added a robust 292,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate stayed low at 5 percent, the Labor Department said Friday. Job gains in the October-December quarter averaged 284,000, the best three-month increase since last January. The strong hiring underscores the resilience of the United States at a time of slow global growth and financial turmoil. Healthy consumer spending, modest gains in home construction and an uptick in government spending should offset drags from overseas and bolster growth this year, economists said. The report "immediately puts

  • Futures File: From energy to agriculture, 2015 was a year of volatility

    By Walt and Alex Breitinger For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Jan 3, 2016

    Walt and Alex Breitinger: As 2016 begins, Futures File takes a look back at the record- breaking commodity moves and the events that drove them during 2015.

  • Q&A with Brandon Long: Internal Revenue Service delays Affordable Care Act reporting

    By Paula Burkes Business Writer pburkes@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Dec 31, 2015

    Brandon Long, an employee benefits attorney with McAfee & Taft, discusses a recent IRS decision to extend certain Affordable Care Act reporting deadlines.

  • Oklahoma women earn 78 percent of men's pay by bureau estimates

    By Don Mecoy Business Editor dmecoy@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Dec 31, 2015

    Estimates by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released Friday found that Oklahoma women who worked full time in 2014 earned 78.3 percent of their male counterparts' salaries. Those figures changed little from those in 2013, according to the bureau.

  • Energy sector continues to drain vitality from Oklahoma's economy

    By Don Mecoy Business Editor dmecoy@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Dec 22, 2015

    Personal income growth in Oklahoma ranked 45th among all states in the third quarter as the energy industry's contraction continued to affect the local economy. Earnings from the state's energy sector fell 2.2 percent in the third quarter, blunting the impact of a 22 percent gain in farm earnings, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

  • Social Security Q&A

    Tribune News Service | Published: Sun, Dec 20, 2015

    Social Security Q&A for Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015.

  • Eagle & Beagle

    Updated: Fri, Dec 18, 2015

    Don Mecoy: Eagle & Beagle is a weekly look at Oklahoma companies' top- performing (eagle) and low-performing (beagle) stocks.

  • Futures File: Fed rate hike boosts dollar; energy prices remain depressed

    Published: Sun, Dec 20, 2015

    Walt and Alex Breitinger: In the future, the Federal Reserve Bank expects rates to rise toward 3 percent, which would significantly raise borrowing costs for consumers and boost returns for savers.

  • Tom Phillips: Consistency is key, so don’t chase past winners

    By Tom Phillips, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Dec 20, 2015

    Tom Phillips: While diversification is vital in protecting you from catastrophic losses, simply increasing the number of holdings in your portfolio will not guarantee positive results.

  • Taking Stock: Carried interest tax rule only benefits hedge fund hotshots

    Published: Sun, Dec 20, 2015

    Malcolm Berko: Powerful lobbyists in Washington persuaded Congress to characterize the carried interest fee as capital gains rather than a fee for services.

  • Rebuilding Together OKC presents Moore tornado victim with a new home

    From staff reports | Published: Fri, Dec 18, 2015

    MOORE — Following the destruction of her home in the May 2013 tornado, Sharon Borman lived in temporary housing for more than two years, wanting nothing more than to return home to Moore and find stability for her family. With the help of Rebuilding Together OKC, a team of volunteers and the United Way of Central Oklahoma, she has come home. Borman was handed the keys to a new home on SW 12 during a home dedication on Tuesday. For Borman, the disaster was an additional tragedy since her husband, David, died only two days before the tornado devastated her Plaza Towers neighborhood, putting funeral arrangements on hold. Borman and her two daughters, Janie and Julie, took shelter in a hallway and prayed for safety and

  • Rodd Moesel: Plant new trees and shrubs regularly to maintain a green canopy

    By Rodd Moesel | Published: Fri, Dec 18, 2015

    Tree and shrub damage from the recent ice storm is a reminder of why our neighborhoods, communities and property owners must always be planting new trees and shrubs to replace those lost over the years to old age, new building and development, diseases or storm damage.

  • Poll: Who won Tuesday's GOP presidential debate?

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Tue, Dec 15, 2015

    Take our poll and weigh in on who you think won Tuesday's GOP debate.

  • MyRA has Oklahomans saving up for retirement

    By Paula Burkes Business Writer pburkes@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Dec 13, 2015

    MyRA.gov allows working Americans or their spouses to open no-fee Roth IRAs (individual retirement accounts) and make one-time or recurring after-tax contributions, of as little or as much as they want, via automatic checking or savings account withdrawals, paycheck deductions through participating employers, or their tax refunds.

  • Social Security Q&A

    Tribune News Service | Published: Sun, Dec 13, 2015

    Social Security Q&A for Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015.

  • Eagle & Beagle for Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015

    Published: Sun, Dec 13, 2015

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




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