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Energy doomsday scenario pushed by industry groups as election approaches

Will the nation’s recently found energy independence evaporate if former Vice President Joe Biden wins November’s election...

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OKC emergency management: COVID uptick due to community spread, not event

COVID-19: Situation report From Thursday's Oklahoma City emergency management office daily update: "All trend lines are going...

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Liz Weston: How losing Obamacare could cost you

If the Supreme Court throws out the Affordable Care Act, your finances and your future could pay the price.Retiring early or...

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Californians see power shutoffs as winds, fire danger rise

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Californians lost power as utilities sought to prevent the chance of their...

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Opinion: Swine decline, cattle crash

After months of rising livestock prices, hogs reversed sharply this week and a two-week decline in cattle accelerated. Heavy...

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Opinion: Can coronavirus testing provide a way forward?

Now is the autumn of our discontent. COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths are rising at alarming rates across the region...

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Check out these 6 new Oklahoma entries on the National Register of Historic Places.

An Oklahoma City neighborhood and the former Villa Teresa school were among the most recent additions to the National Register...

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Two major OKC ad and marketing firms merging

Two advertising and marketing firms, Saxum and VI Marketing, are combining to create the city's largest full-service firm with...

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Opinion: Crowdsourcing perspectives on COVID-19 impact

The concept of crowdsourcing — leveraging the wisdom and experience of a group to achieve objectives and solve problems — is as...

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Oct. 24, 2020

STILLWATER Land-leasing survey due by Nov. 10 Agricultural producers are encouraged to fill out and mail a land-leasing survey...

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Veggie burgers are still burgers, at least in Europe

BRUSSELS — It’s a meaty issue but the EU has taken a stance: veggie burgers are in fact burgers. European lawmakers said Friday...

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US legislators complain to Trump on Mexico energy policy

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Standing in front of a reopened coal-fired power plant, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on...

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Head of Sudan’s largest party slams Trump and Israel deal

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s former Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi on Saturday slammed an announcement by President Donald Trump that...

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Here's how to take an online storm spotter training course

National Weather Festival moves online The National Weather Festival has moved online this year and includes storm spotter...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Oct. 24, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Friday: Natural Gas — $2.97 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday:...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Oklahoma Weekly Cattle Auction Summary: Livestock Weighted Average Report...

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Opinion: Snacks and stuff by the millions of square feet

Let's see, just in case I'm stuck at home all the way through the holidays ... Blue Diamond Almonds, Smokehouse, 40-ounce bag,...

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

NewsMay 16, 2019

SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Oct. 24, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $36 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Laughlin: Oklahomans, now is the time to plant Dutch bulbs

Fall is the time to plant hardy spring-flowering Dutch bulbs like tulips, daffodils and hyacinths. Although none of these are...

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Metro Realtors elect president, directors for 2021

The Oklahoma City Metro Association of Realtors has named Steven Ligon as president of its board of directors. His one-year...

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Transactions

Newmark Grubb Levy Strange Beffort reports these real estate transactions: • RLR Holdings LLC purchased 22,500-square-foot...

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MLSOK Inc. elects 2021 officers

MLSOK Inc., a subsidiary of the Oklahoma City Metro Association of Realtors, has elected officers and new members for the 2021...

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The pandemic can't scare Halloween at home. Check out these spooky houses in Oklahoma City

Some people are taking a pass on passing out candy to trick-or-treaters this year — thanks again, COVID-19 — but the scariest...

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Ever want to live in a castle? Now's your chance to buy one in OKC

Joe Milam is going as one of the "Mumsters" on Halloween: Seven years or so ago, he wanted a castle, so he had one built, and...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Oct. 24, 2020

Lingo Construction Services: 1300 SW 15, school, erect, $6,470,000. 3 Level Design: 6230 NW 2, warehouse, erect, $1,500,000....

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Sage Sotheby's in OKC gets new sales director

Sage Sotheby’s International Realty, 6430 N Western Ave., has named Wayne Kirby as director of sales and growth as it prepares...

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Marni Jameson: 4 pieces every well-equipped kitchen needs

Until a few weeks ago, I thought I was an OK cook. I was wrong. In fact, I probably have no business writing about cooking, but...

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Rivendell home show helps raise money and spirits

The Gallery of Homes at Rivendell raised more than $89,000 to benefit its two nonprofit partners, The Sparrow Project and Moore...

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Midcentury marvel: The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Oct. 24, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a ninth-floor condominium with floor-to-ceiling skyline views at The 360 at Founders Plaza. The...

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Horn disavows Biden comment on oil industry, while Bice slams her energy votes

U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn, already under fire in her reelection campaign for a series of energy votes she cast last year, distanced...

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OKC area garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Oct. 24, 2020

To submit items, send an email to Richard Mize at rmize@oklahoman.com. In the subject line, put “Garden calendar.” Please...

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Biden: ‘Transition’ from oil

Democrat Joe Biden’s remark that he would “transition” away from oil in the U.S. in favor of renewable energy drew quick...

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How the world's most famous sheepdog came to live in Oklahoma: 'I just told him to buy the dog'

She traded herding sheep in the hills of Northumberland, the northernmost county in England that borders Scotland, for rounding...

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Another Bricktown anchor closing for good on Saturday

Is the loss of TapWerks in Bricktown indicative of a downward trend for the entertainment district? Or is this a...

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The Latest: Mexico's Chihuahua border state back in lockdown

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s northern border state of Chihuahua returned to the highest level of alert and lockdown Friday after...

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Bice, Horn disavow Biden oil and gas comment

Republican state Sen. Stephanie Bice, who is challenging U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn in the 5th Congressional District, called on...

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Keeping your credit profile healthy during a pandemic

Credit may not be top of mind for many consumers these days. But as the pandemic and its associated economic woes drag on, they...

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Room to grow

The MAPS 4 advisory panel toured the new center to check on the progress as it nears completion.

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OESC to reinstitute search for work, ID proof requirements as new unemployment claims decline slightly

As the number of initial jobless claims continues a slow decline and COVID-19 cases continue to climb, state officials are...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Oct. 23, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Thursday: Natural Gas — $3 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday:...

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US jobless claims drop to 787,000, but layoffs remain high

WASHINGTON — The number of laid-off Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 787,000, a sign that job losses...

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Nonprofit smartphone app aims to help unblock global air travel

FRANKFURT, Germany — A public-interest foundation is testing a smartphone app that could make it easier for international...

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Facebook, Twitter CEOs ordered to testify by Republican senators

WASHINGTON — The GOP push against Facebook and Twitter accelerated Thursday after Republican senators threatened the CEOs of...

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US jobless claims drop to 787,000, but layoffs remain high

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of laid-off Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 787,000, a sign that job...

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For 4th time, Hariri is back as PM in crisis-hit Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s president tasked former Prime Minister Saad Hariri with forming a new government Thursday, bringing...

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September existing home sales climb 9.4%, highest since '06

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sales of existing homes climbed 9.4% in September, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday,...

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Study: TV industry falls short of off-camera inclusivity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Zendaya won last month’s Emmy Award for top drama series actress, her triumph seemed to underscore the...

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US jobless claims drop to 787,000, though layoffs remain high 7 months after virus struck economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — US jobless claims drop to 787,000, though layoffs remain high 7 months after virus struck economy.

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Downtown OKC studios could provide big boost to local film biz

Kerry Myers got her start in the Oklahoma City film community but is now living in Albuquerque and recently completed a second...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts Tuesday: 977; Last week: 1,097; Last year: 502 Monday's actual:...

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Pandemic relief faces uncertainty in postelection session

WASHINGTON — Negotiations on a COVID-19 relief bill are inching forward, but it’s clear the window for action before the Nov. 3...

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Next up in hunt for COVID-19 vaccine: Testing shots in kids

The global hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine for kids is only just beginning — a lagging start that has some U.S. pediatricians...

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MAPS 3 senior center in southwest Oklahoma City to feature great room, gym, track

A pool, a gym with room for pickleball and basketball courts, and an upstairs walking track overlooking a fitness center will...

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Purdue Pharma to plead to 3 criminal charges

WASHINGTON — Drugmaker Purdue Pharma, the company behind the powerful prescription painkiller OxyContin that experts say helped...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Oct. 22, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Wednesday: Natural Gas — $3.03 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m....

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Virus spikes have officials looking to shore up hospitals

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Hospitals across the United States are starting to buckle from a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, with several...

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Next up in hunt for COVID-19 vaccine: Testing shots in kids

The global hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine for kids is only just beginning — a lagging start that has some U.S. pediatricians...

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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead to 3 criminal charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Drugmaker Purdue Pharma, the company behind the powerful prescription painkiller OxyContin that experts say...

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Trump the dancer? His moves to 'YMCA' at rallies are a hit

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — He adjusts his coat. He gazes out at the crowd. And then he goes for it.President Donald Trump, a man who...

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US hits Chinese media with new restrictions, upping tensions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is hitting Chinese media outlets in the U.S. with new restrictions, a move that will...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Oct. 21, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Tuesday: Natural Gas — $2.90 per MMBtu Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 5,974 Feeder Steers: Medium and Large No. 1: 347 lbs. $178; 380...

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Oklahoma student volunteers, apply now for Prudential Spirit scholarships

Student volunteers have through Nov. 10 to apply for scholarships, grants and more through The Prudential Spirit of Community...

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It's your last chance this season to get out to the outdoor Arcadia Farmers Market

ARCADIA — The final outdoor market of the season is set for Saturday at the Arcadia Farmers Market. Meanwhile, the Arcadia...

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McConnell: Any Pelosi-Mnuchin deal would get Senate vote

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he’ll schedule a vote if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and...

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European nations mixed in their response to virus spikes

Countries across Europe are battling coronavirus infection spikes with new lockdowns, curfews, face mask orders and virus...

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Sweden bans Huawei, ZTE from 5G
Calls China
biggest threat

Sweden is banning Chinese tech companies Huawei and ZTE from building new high-speed wireless networks after a top security...

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Stocks close higher

Stocks closed broadly higher Tuesday as Wall Street welcomed a batch of solid earnings reports from U.S. companies. The S&P...

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Tribes make new move to shut down Pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. — Native American tribes opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline once again have asked a federal judge to stop the...

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Justice Dept. files landmark antitrust case against Google

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Google for antitrust violations, alleging that it abused its dominance in...

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MAPS 3 convention center dedication will be a private affair

Oklahoma City will dedicate the MAPS 3 convention center in a private ceremony, in contrast to the public celebration of the...

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Tennessee factory to become GM’s 3rd electric vehicle plant

DETROIT — General Motors plans to spend $2 billion to convert its Spring Hill, Tennessee, assembly plant into a third U.S. site...

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5 things about 5G: Separating fact from fiction for the blazing fast cell service

You've probably heard about 5G, but how much do you know about the latest generation of cellular technology? Upgrades in cell...

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How Trump plowed through $1 billion, losing cash advantage

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s sprawling political operation has raised well over $1 billion since he took the...

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EU takes action against Malta, Cyprus for 'golden passports'

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission launched infringements procedures Tuesday against Cyprus and Malta over their “golden...

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Achievers: Tinker Federal Credit Union awards scholarships

Tinker Federal Credit Union has awarded scholarships to Victor Zamudio-Nunez, a University of Oklahoma student; and Kyle...

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UK's Lords condemns Brexit bill as UK-EU talks stay stalled

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s upper house of Parliament delivered a resounding condemnation of the government’s contentious new...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 6,500; Last week: 6,867; Year ago: 9,984 Compared to last week:...

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Millennial Money: A new set of shopping tips in the pandemic

Prior to March, shoppers would go to the mall or grocery store — without masks — and scout out the latest sales.Now, shopping...

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Indonesians take to the streets to protest new labor law

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Protests against Indonesia's new jobs law were held in cities across the country on Tuesday, with...

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Electrical deregulation puts forth simple question: Should power consumers get to choose where they buy electricity?

Should commercial power customers get to choose who they buy their electricity from? A nonprofit led by a man who helped work...

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Oklahoma County marriage, divorce records for Oct. 20, 2020

MARRIAGES Betty Lou Rogers and Austin Will Brunson Guadalupe Lopez Hernandez and Cristian I. Gonzalez Perez Crystal Annette...

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Setting it straight

Saturday An introductory paragraph for Oklahoma Corporation Commission Chairman Todd Hiett was inadvertently left out of a...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Oct. 20, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Monday: Natural Gas — $2.85 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday:...

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Morales party claims win as Bolivia seems to shift back left

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia appeared Monday to be shifting sharply away from the conservative policies of the U.S.-backed...

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The Latest: Trump plans to debate Biden despite rule changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local):8:50 p.m.President Donald Trump plans to...

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ConocoPhillips buying Concho in $9.7B all-stock deal

NEW YORK (AP) — ConocoPhillips is buying shale producer Concho Resources in an all-stock deal valued at $9.7 billion, making it...

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Thai authorities seek to censor coverage of student protests

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities worked Monday to stem a growing tide of protests calling for the prime minister to resign by...

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OKC report on COVID-19: "The averages keep going up"

Situation report: Successive COVID-19 cycles starting from higher base Friday's Oklahoma City Situation Report included this...

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Copenhagen lord mayor resigns after sexual harassment cases

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Copenhagen’s lord mayor is stepping down after 11 years in the job and and as deputy leader of...

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AP-NORC/SAP poll: 1 in 4 US workers have weighed quitting

New York (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has put millions of Americans out of work. But many of those still working are...

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Email predicted taxpayers would pay price for panhandling crackdown, and they have

An email to a city councilman five years ago warned a crackdown on panhandling could end up costing Oklahoma City taxpayers a...

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More virus rapid tests, but are results reported?

WASHINGTON — After struggling to ramp up coronavirus testing, the U.S. can now screen several million people daily, thanks to a...

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Is Facebook really ready for the 2020 election?

Ever since Russian agents and other opportunists abused its platform in an attempt to manipulate the 2016 U.S. presidential...

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Flurry of construction at Classen Curve to fulfill late energy tycoon's vision

A boutique hotel, ritzy townhouses and 326 upscale apartments are being built on the last undeveloped tracts of Classen Curve,...

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Opinion: Getting kids online when there is no online access

Last spring when the pandemic hit, about one in four Oklahoma students did not have internet access at home. Students did not...

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Opinion: Giving wealth away now can lead to savings later

Over the next two to three decades, the U.S. will see the largest generational wealth transfer in history from the boomer...

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Opinion: When will we return to the workplace as we knew it?

It was just going to be a short break. In March, employers across the country, including our very own Oklahoma Medical...

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Gasoline rallies, sputters as COVID continues spread

Gasoline futures shifted midweek from an upward bias to a downhill direction as record positive coronavirus cases plagued...

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Horn energy votes help fuel heated congressional race.

Facing a barrage of ads accusing her of betraying Oklahoma’s oil and gas industry, U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn has worked to counter...

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From western Oklahoma, bound for space

For years, Oklahoma's only licensed spaceport struck more deals with local farmers than with explorers trying to breach the...

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UK says EU trade talks ‘over’ but bloc sees room for a deal

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday that the U.K. must prepare for a no-deal break with the European...

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Philippines says it will defend oil, gas search in disputed seas

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is ready to defend the oil and gas exploration it has decided to resume in its...

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Twitter CEO says it was wrong to block links to Biden story

Twitter was wrong to block weblinks to an unverified political story, CEO Jack Dorsey said on Friday, as the company responded...

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Pandemic spurs some expansion

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — First there was taco night, then barbecue sandwiches, followed by meats by the pound — all splashy...

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UK says Instagram to crack down on hidden influencer ads

LONDON — British regulators said Friday that Instagram will clamp down on “hidden advertising” by social media influencers. The...

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Retail sales still growing

NEW YORK — Retail sales rose strongly in September, the fifth straight month of growth, as Americans spent more on clothing,...

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Cuomo: Movie theaters in NY can open Friday, with limits

NEW YORK (AP) — Movie theaters in New York state can reopen beginning Oct. 23 with restrictions on audience size and other...

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US resorts adapt to new normal of skiing amid pandemic

DENVER (AP) — Helmet, goggles, skis? Check. Hand sanitizer, face covering, reservation? Check.Roughly seven months after the...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Oct. 17, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Friday: Natural Gas — $2.69 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday:...

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Voter guide: Republican Hiett and Libertarian Hagopian face off in Oklahoma Corporation Commission election

A Libertarian who champions markets free of governmental interference and a Republican, incumbent Oklahoma Corporation...

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5 things to know about OKC's Colcord Hotel (which is for sale)

Devon Energy is seeking a buyer for the historic Colcord Hotel.

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Marni Jamson: Think you’re a bad cook? Could be your pans

I am a passable cook. Not great. I get the job done mainly because I get hungry. Eating is my sole motivation for cooking....

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Avoid home remodeling's ugly surprise — higher property taxes

If you upgrade your home, you may end up paying for the work again and again. The first bill comes when you pay the remodeler;...

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Military families can navigate homebuying in uncertain times

Like many Americans, the coronavirus pandemic may have you thinking a lot about your current living space and about buying a...

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Real deals: Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Oct. 17, 2020

Newmark Grubb Levy Strange Beffort reports these real estate transactions: • CN Solutions LLC has leased 31,725 square feet of...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Oct. 17, 2020

Joel S. Tupper: 1101 NW 122, medical clinic-office, erect, $2,500,000. Richardson Homes LLC: 2824 Guilford Lane, residence,...

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Moesel: Science choreographs annual fall color ballet

We have been blessed with absolutely gorgeous fall weather the last few weeks as many spring flowers are blooming again and the...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Oct. 17, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $139 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Oct. 17, 2020

The Listing of the Week is an updated home in a midcentury modern style on 0.24 acre in the Quail Creek area. The...

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OKC-area garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Oct. 17, 2020

To submit items, send an email to Richard Mize at rmize@oklahoman.com. In the subject line, put "Garden calendar.” Please...

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OKC-area Realtors graduate from Leadership Academy

Twenty-one Realtors graduated from the Oklahoma City Metro Association of Realtors 2020 Leadership Academy. The program...

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Develop a mouse control program for your home

STILLWATER — They typically live near people throughout the year, but with cooler weather arriving, many mice are looking to...

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Buying a home? Prepare for a bidding war zone for OKC housing

Forget lowballing. The housing shortage has sellers and buyers both playing hardball. Multiple offers have been the rule, not...

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No need to fume over Zoom boom

How do you explain showing up late for a Zoom meeting when working at home? "Got caught in traffic, sorry." A feline domestic...

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Mize take on "Emerging Trends in Real Estate": Oklahoma City has true grit

The Oklahoma City real estate market has "backbone," and that makes it a "determined competitor" even during the unfolding era...

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US posts record $3.1T 2020 budget deficit

WASHINGTON — The federal budget deficit hit an all-time high of $3.1 trillion in the 2020 budget year, more than double the...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Oklahoma Weekly Cattle Auction Summary Livestock Weighted Average Report...

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Mercy! A $106,469,000 hospital bill

EDMOND — Mercy, what a hospital bill: $106,469,000 and change. That's what Mercy Hospital paid in a recent quiet purchase of...

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Black scholars form effort to fight trolls, disinformation

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — A group of U.S. Black scholars, activists and writers has launched a new project to combat misleading...

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OKC approves more funds for small minority businesses hurt by pandemic

A $2.75 million minority small business assistance program is set to start later this month in response to recent pleas for...

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Devon Energy seeks buyer for Colcord Hotel in downtown OKC

Devon Energy is selling the Colcord nine years after buying the historic property as the company built its adjoining 50-story...

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Judge refuses to block New York COVID-19 restrictions

A federal judge has refused to block Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s order limiting worship to as few as 10 congregants in communities...

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Twitter CEO says it was wrong to block links to Biden story

Twitter was wrong to block weblinks to an unverified political story, CEO Jack Dorsey said on Friday, as the company responded...

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The Latest: New Mexico sets another one-day COVID-19 record

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- New Mexico health officials on Friday confirmed the state set another single-day record with 819 COVID-19...

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UK's Johnson threatens to impose restrictions on Manchester

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson threatened to force the Greater Manchester region into England's most severe level...

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UK says EU trade talks 'over' but bloc sees room for a deal

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday that the U.K. must prepare for a no-deal break with the European...

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Recap: OKC Central Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

Join The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer Friday mornings for a chat about Oklahoma City issues.

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Lebanon praises US mediation in maritime border talks Israel

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's President Michel Aoun told a visiting U.S. official Friday that his country “heavily relies” on...

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China rapidly expands use of experimental COVID-19 vaccines

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China is rapidly increasing the number of people receiving its experimental coronavirus vaccines, with a...

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Finance minister says Iraq’s leaders willing to make reforms

BAGHDAD — Iraq’s finance minister said Thursday there is growing political will to undertake drastic reforms needed for the...

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Unemployment in Oklahoma is dropping. But if you're still looking for work, there are resources available to you

Tens of thousands remain unemployed in Oklahoma, but for this week at least, there is some solace in that number staying below...

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New Oklahoma lab offers at-home COVID-19 test kit

An Oklahoma lab launched an at-home COVID-19 test kit that can be delivered to your door. Wheeler Labs, a startup clinical...

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Chaparral Energy exits bankruptcy as private operator

Chaparral Energy exited bankruptcy this week with $35 million more in working capital. The company, which emerged from the...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Oct. 16, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Thursday: Natural Gas — $2.78 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m....

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The Latest: Trump raises $247.8M in Sept., far behind Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the presidential campaign (all times local):11:10 p.m.President Donald Trump’s campaign and...

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GOP pushes Barrett toward court as Democrats decry 'sham'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans powered Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett closer to confirmation Thursday, pushing past...

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Average Oklahoma unemployment lowest since pandemic start

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's four-week average of unemployment claims has fallen below 100,000 for the first time since the...

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US long-term mortgage rates fall to low; 30-year at 2.81%

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week as the key 30-year loan reached a new all-time low for the tenth...

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Postal Service agrees to reverse service changes

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service agreed Wednesday to reverse changes that slowed mail service nationwide, settling...

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Barnes & Noble says shopper info may have been taken in hack

NEW YORK (AP) — Barnes & Noble said the personal information of its shoppers may have been stolen after its computer systems...

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Senate Judiciary sets vote on Barrett, Dems decry 'sham'

WASHINGTON (AP) —The Senate Judiciary Committee set Oct. 22 for its vote to advance Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme...

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G-20 suspending poor nations’ debt payments for 6 more months

WASHINGTON — The Group of 20 nations, representing the world’s biggest economies, agreed Wednesday to extend the suspension of...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Oct. 15, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Wednesday: Natural Gas — $2.62 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m....

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts Tuesday: 1,097; Last Week: 960; Last Year: 525 Monday's Actual:...

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Oklahoma's authority to regulate oil and gas activity is in question after McGirt decision

A question of whether Oklahoma can regulate oil and gas activities inside Indian Country is working its way through the...

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Wisconsin judge blocks governor's order limiting capacity

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked an order from Gov. Tony Evers’ administration limiting...

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Video indicates slain protester was upset about being filmed

DENVER (AP) — Video from a Denver television station shows that a pro-police demonstrator who was fatally shot by a security...

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Walmart to spread out deals to avoid Black Friday crowds

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart says it will spread out its traditional one-day Black Friday deals over three weekends in November in...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 6,867 Feeder Steers: Medium and Large No. 1: 227 lbs. thin...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Oct. 14, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Tuesday: Natural Gas — $2.81 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m....

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Norman offers temporary outdoor expansion permits for bars, restaurants

NORMAN — Bar and restaurant owners can now apply for a temporary outdoor expansion permit that would allow them to operate in...

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Panhandle Oil and Gas is no more. PHX Minerals better reflects the company's mission, officials say

Panhandle Oil and Gas has a new name that embraces its changing focus, the company announced this week. The company, officials...

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Booth space available for Oct. 22 'Expo Fiesta'

The South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce will present “Business After Hours: Expo Fiesta” from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at Hidden...

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IMF envisions a sharp 4.4% drop in global growth for 2020

WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund foresees a steep fall in international growth this year as the global economy...

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Apple unveils new iPhones for faster 5G wireless

Apple unveiled four new iPhones equipped with technology for use with faster new 5G wireless networks. There’s the iPhone 12,...

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US, UK fight foreign bribery, but most nations do very little

BERLIN — An anti-corruption watchdog on Tuesday ranked the United States and United Kingdom as the largest exporters most...

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Pandemic, staffing shortage shut down local ICU beds

Intensive care unit beds were not available Tuesday morning in Oklahoma City as COVID-19 cases surged, a central Oklahoma...

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McConnell slates October revote on relief plan

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he’s scheduling a procedural vote on a GOP COVID-19...

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NASA moon-landing tech hitches ride to space on Bezos rocket

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space company launched a New Shepard rocket for a seventh time from a remote...

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WTO says EU can put tariffs on $4 billion of US goods

GENEVA — International arbitrators said Tuesday that the European Union can impose tariffs and other penalties on up to $4...

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Bible ban in the Bible Belt? Ben Carson initiates HUD investigation into claim of religious discrimination in senior apartments in Oklahoma

Federal housing officials will investigate allegations of religious discrimination at a Tulsa-area senior apartment complex....

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The Latest: Day 2 of Barrett confirmation hearings wraps

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett (all times...

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Despite virus fears, Texas sends most voters to the polls

HOUSTON (AP) — Early voting began Tuesday with long lines in Texas, one of the few places in the U.S. not allowing widespread...

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Social Security cost-of-living increase to nudge up benefits 1.3% in 2021

Next year will bring another paltry rise in Social Security checks for older Americans already struggling financially with the...

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Oklahoma energy companies take environmental action amid rapidly changing world

President Donald Trump and the Republican Party argue they have done what they could during his administration to make America...

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OG&E is asking its consumers for an extra $14 million; here's why it could save Oklahomans millions more in the long run

Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. is seeking approval to invest $14 million of your money over the next two years to improve the...

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Oregon protest fallout dominates close Portland mayor race

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In most election cycles, America wouldn’t pay attention to the Portland, Oregon, mayoral race — but this...

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Retiree checks to rise 1.3% in 2021 amid coronavirus fallout

WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security recipients will get a modest 1.3% cost-of living-increase in 2021, but that might be small...

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Asia Today: China city says it's tested 3 million for virus

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in the eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao said Tuesday that they have completed coronavirus tests...

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China's vehicle sales pick up in September as market revives

BEIJING (AP) — China’s vehicle sales including trucks and buses accelerated in September as the industry’s biggest global...

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Millennial Money: Use a crisis to build helpful money habits

As millennials, we’ve learned about money the hard way. From the Great Recession to stratospheric student loan debt to a...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Oct. 13, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Monday: Natural Gas — $2.84 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday:...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 7,000; Last week: 5,527; Year ago: 7,762 Compared to last week:...

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Questions about mail-in voting? Here's how to get free help

Voters can get free assistance with mail-in ballots five days a week until the Nov. 3 election at a pair of retail and...

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The Latest: 3 million tested for coronavirus in Chinese city

BEIJING -- Authorities in the eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao say they have completed coronavirus tests on more than 3...

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The Latest: Senate panel schedules 1st Barrett vote Thursday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett (all times...

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Donor threatens to sue embattled Texas AG over dropped case

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is already facing calls to resign and accusations of crimes by his own staff...

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UK unveils 3-level lockdown plan; Liverpool at highest risk

LONDON (AP) — The British government carved England into three tiers of coronavirus risk on Monday in a bid to slow a resurgent...

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2 Stanford economists win Nobel prize for improving auctions

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Auctions are everywhere in today’s economy. They determine how Google sells ads, what price consumers end up...

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Facebook bans Holocaust denial, distortion posts

Facebook is banning posts that deny or distort the Holocaust and will start directing people to authoritative sources if they...

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Asia Today: China to test 9 million after new outbreak

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese health authorities will test all 9 million people in the eastern city of Qingdao for the coronavirus...

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OKC report: Data shows masks work

COVID-19: They said it "At this afternoon’s governor’s briefing one of the graphs they presented showed the difference in new...

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Philippine Congress enters crisis over leadership standoff

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A large faction of Philippine legislators in the House of Representatives elected a new leader...

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COVID-19 coverage safety net has plenty of holes in US

COVID-19 can do more than torment patients physically. It also clobbers some financially. Even though many insurers and the...

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'We can’t lose our momentum:' Louisiana vows to rebuild

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Back-to-back hurricanes in the space of six weeks left parts of Louisiana blanketed Sunday with...

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COVID-19 coverage safety net has plenty of holes in US

COVID-19 can do more than torment patients physically. It also clobbers some financially.Even though many insurers and the U.S....

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Oklahoma aviation growth 90 years strong

The aerospace industry is now considered a cornerstone of economic growth in Oklahoma City. Following the dots of history, that...

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White House virus aid offer panned by Pelosi, Senate GOP

WASHINGTON — A new White House coronavirus aid offer got bad reviews from both ends of the political spectrum on Saturday....

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Worried about voter intimidation on Nov. 3?

President Donald Trump's admonitions to supporters to watch the polls "very carefully" have intensified concerns about voter...

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Hot or cold? Will your outlook on climate change influence your vote?

Environmentalists hoped to make this year's presidential election a referendum on climate change and how it should be...

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Opinion: My life as a vaccine guinea pig, Part II

How would your life change if you were immune? That was a question I asked myself as I awaited the result of my COVID-19...

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Opinion: How sweet it is — sugar prices hit new highs

Sugar prices have been climbing for the past six months and hit new highs mid-week. A virus in sugar beets in Europe and a...

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Opinion: Providing a 'wingman' in isolating times

Phil Busey, CEO and founder of Delaware Resource Group located in Oklahoma City, leads a company that provides critical...

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Trump administration targets diversity hiring by contractors

American companies promising to hire more Black employees in leadership roles and teach their workforce about racism are...

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North Korea unveils new weapons at military parade

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned that his country would “fully mobilize” its nuclear force if...

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White House virus aid offer is panned by Pelosi, Senate GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new White House coronavirus aid offer got bad reviews from both ends of the political spectrum on...

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Titans back at work, not talking about COVID-19 outbreak

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have heard some of the calls for the NFL to punish them harshly for the team's...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Oct. 10, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Friday: Natural Gas — $2.76 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday:...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Oklahoma Weekly Cattle Auction Summary Livestock Weighted Average Report...

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Metro Mark Realtors changes hands

NICHOLS HILLS — Metro Mark Realtors, 6501 Avondale Drive, has new ownership. Amanda Kirkpatrick-Lawler and Cole Strickland have...

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Oklahoma County property sales for Oct. 10, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $32 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Marni Jameson: When downsizing, don’t overlook the pawn shop

Orderliness is a blessing you leave your children, which is how I wound up this week in a pawn shop. For the record, I had...

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Years of delays may lead to developer losing rights to The Hill in Deep Deuce

The Hill, once home to NBA star Kevin Durant and holding a prominent spot in Deep Deuce overlooking the downtown skyline, is...

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Real deals: Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Oct. 10, 2020

Price Edwards & Co. reports these real estate transactions: • Charlie Givens Enterprises paid Kent Campbell $680,000 for a...

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Mail-order modern: OKC homebuilder capitalizes on vintage niche

Dustin Combs was driving through a kind of time warp, Oklahoma City's Mesta Park neighborhood, with its...

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What to know about selecting materials for your home exterior

Whether you’re building a new home or making exterior updates, there are many decisions you’ll have to make. Perhaps topping...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Oct. 10, 2020

J.E. Dunn Construction: 5401 W Memorial Road, hospital, erect, $6,000,000. Clear Architectural: 13250 Broadway Extension,...

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Shorter darker days are ahead; make your home a haven

As more of life is centered on home, good design can help you augment and replace natural light, while creating a beautiful,...

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Fall lawn and garden tips for central Oklahoma

As days grow shorter and temperatures cool down, it is a great time to be outside enjoying our beautiful weather — and it's the...

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Oklahoma City-area garden events calendar for Oct. 10, 2020

To submit items, send an email to Richard Mize at rmize@oklahoman.com. In the subject line, put "Garden calendar.” Please...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Oct. 10, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a two-story home with open-concept living space in the gated, English garden-style Edinburgh...

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Core-to-shore within reach with favorable lower park construction bids

Favorable construction bids mean core-to-shore will be a walk in the park. Wynn Construction Co.'s bid to complete the lower...

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Chesapeake Energy's highly anticipated post-bankruptcy plan partially revealed in SEC filing

The bankruptcy process for Chesapeake Energy is far from over. But the company made a filing with the U.S. Securities and...

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White House ups virus aid offer

WASHINGTON — The White House is boosting its offer in up-and-down COVID-19 aid talks Friday in hopes of an agreement before...

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Whitey Ford, Hall of Fame ace for mighty Yankees, died at 91

NEW YORK (AP) — During an era when the Yankees won the World Series so routinely it was joked that rooting for them was like...

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Core-to-shore within reach with favorable lower park construction bids

City council could authorize construction early next month.

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Ex-officer charged in George Floyd's death freed on $1M bond

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd posted bail Wednesday...

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Lebanon's outgoing PM rejects end to subsidies amid crisis

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s outgoing prime minister on Friday adamantly rejected any move to end subsidies of goods in the...

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RECAP: OKC Central Live Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

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US layoffs still high, but so is skepticism on jobless data

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dipped last week to a still-high 840,000, evidence that...

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World Trade Organization to be led by a woman for first time

GENEVA — The World Trade Organization announced Thursday that South Korea’s trade minister and a Harvard-trained former...

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EMSA, contractor dispute reason for delays in answering emergency calls

Ambulance response times for the most serious emergencies are below minimum standards and getting worse in Oklahoma City. That...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Oct. 9, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Wednesday: Natural Gas — $2.64 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m....

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Here's how a proposed FCC rule change could delay response times for fire trucks, ambulances

Every moment counts when someone's home is ablaze, and John Smith has some high-tech help to make sure his fire truck hits...

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Trump says he's ready for rallies; doctor says therapy done

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that he is ready to resume campaign rallies and feels “perfect” one...

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US long-term mortgage rates change little; 30-year at 2.87%

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates changed little this week, flattening in recent weeks following a year-long...

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Trump vs. Biden: Energy promises, actions define choice in election

It's presidential election time, and candidates’ energy platforms will be a key yardstick that many voters in Oklahoma will use...

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Trump now seeking to salvage parts of aid

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday tried to salvage a few priority items lost in the rubble of COVID-19 relief...

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Low tech talk in Google, Oracle high-tech clash

WASHINGTON — On the Supreme Court’s menu: Google, Oracle copyright clash The topic was high tech: the code behind smartphones....

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Thousands of students, workers protest new Indonesian law

BANDUNG, Indonesia — Thousands of Indonesian students and workers protested on Wednesday against a new law they say will...

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GRIM OUTLOOK

JOHANNESBURG — Up to 150 million people could slip into extreme poverty, living on less than $1.90 a day, by late next year...

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Stocks rise as tweets make impact

Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Wednesday after President Donald Trump appeared to backtrack on his decision to...

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Spain unveils economic recovery plan

LISBON, Portugal — Spain’s prime minister unveiled a major plan Wednesday to boost his country out of recession by spending 140...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts Tuesday: 960; Last week: 680; Last year: 418 Monday's Actual:...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Oct. 8, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Tuesday: Natural Gas — $2.61 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m....

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The Latest: Harris says Breonna Taylor didn't get justice

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential election (all times local):10:40 p.m.Democrat Kamala Harris says she...

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Low tech talk in Google, Oracle high tech copyright clash

WASHINGTON (AP) — The topic was high tech: the code behind smartphones.But on Wednesday the Supreme Court looked to more low...

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Another Oklahoman in the movie business comes home as OKC's Prairie Surf Media makes first hire

The Oklahoma City Council last month unanimously approved an agreement allowing the Cox Convention Center to be marketed by...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Oct. 7, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Tuesday: Natural Gas — $2.52 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m....

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 5,527 Feeder Steers: Medium and Large No. 1: 367 lbs. $186.35;...

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Downtown Edmond hosts third annual scarecrow decorating contest

EDMOND — The Downtown Edmond Business Association is hosting its annual scarecrow decorating contest this month. Association...

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Achievers: Moore-Norman tech center awards

Moore Norman Technology Center employees recently earned multiple awards during the 53rd annual Oklahoma Association for Career...

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South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce announces TEAM South Class XIII

The South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce has announced newly named members of TEAM South Class XIII. TEAM South strives to...

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First National garage to open next summer

The First National office annex, which is being converted into a 700-space garage, is set to open by next summer as part of...

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EU says that no-deal Brexit becoming ever more likely

BRUSSELS — A top European Union official dealing with the United Kingdom said Tuesday that a cliff-edge rupture between the two...

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Stocks drop after talks stop

Stocks dropped on Wall Street Tuesday after President Donald Trump ordered a stop to negotiations with Democrats on a...

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IMF head says global economy facing long climb to recovery

WASHINGTON — The head of the International Monetary Fund says that the global economy has started on a long climb to stronger...

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Trump halts virus relief talks until after election

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday called an abrupt end to negotiations with Democrats over additional COVID-19...

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State agencies begin move into downtown OKC's SandRidge Tower

Activity is picking up at SandRidge Energy's former downtown office tower as state agency employees have begun moving into...

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OKC Streetcar workers press for union

Streetcar workers say the Oklahoma City Streetcar system is plagued by inadequate security, poor safety measures and lax...

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Asian shares mixed after Trump calls off stimulus talks

Stocks were mixed in Asia on Wednesday despite an overnight decline on Wall Street after President Donald Trump ordered a stop...

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Trump halts COVID-19 relief talks until after election

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday called an abrupt end to negotiations with Democrats over additional...

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The Latest: Sri Lanka bans gatherings amid virus cluster

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Authorities in Sri Lanka have banned all public gatherings as a new cluster of coronavirus infections...

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Five things to know about the Big Tech antitrust report

After years of calling Big Tech too big, Democratic lawmakers are calling for Congress to rein in Facebook, Google, Amazon and...

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FDA publishes vaccine guidelines opposed by White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration released updated safety standards Tuesday for makers of COVID-19 vaccines...

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Fed's Powell: Lack of further stimulus imperils recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell warned Tuesday that a tentative recovery from the pandemic recession...

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Vrabel says Titans hope NFL allows them to return Wednesday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Coach Mike Vrabel says the Tennessee Titans stand by how they've followed the NFL's protocols for the...

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US trade deficit up to $67.1 billion in August, 14-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit rose in August to the highest level in 14 years.The Commerce Department reported...

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Broyles, tribes disappointed after EPA grants Oklahoma environmental regulatory authority in Indian Country

Federal regulators have granted Oklahoma continued authority to regulate key environmental programs across Indian Country. But...

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Theaters closing again
Regal Theatres to suspend operations as pandemic continues

Regal Theatres confirmed Monday they are closing again amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, starkly illustrating the...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Oct. 6, 2020

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Monday: Natural Gas — $2.64 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday:...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 6,100; Last week: 5,767; Year ago: 7,913 Compared to last week:...

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Safety, security, health shortcomings plague Oklahoma City Streetcar system, union press release says

Five streetcar employees have active COVID-19 infections; unsafe working conditions and retaliation alleged.

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Governor asks court to block actions by Trump's land boss

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The governor of Montana on Monday asked a judge to block three sweeping land use plans that would open...

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CEO says Southwest needs union pay cuts to avoid furloughs

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines will cut pay for nonunion workers in January and says union workers must also accept less pay...

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The Latest: Trump video tells supporters, 'Don't be afraid'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's health after his COVID-19 diagnosis and hospitalization, and...

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Minneapolis restaurant quarantines 13 who worked Trump event

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Thirteen staff members from a Minneapolis steakhouse were quarantining after the restaurant catered a...

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Hundreds of Regal, Cineworld movie theaters to close

LONDON (AP) — In the latest blow to the beleaguered film industry, the second-largest movie theater chain in the U.S. is...

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Asia Today: Remote learning begins in virus-hit Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Grade school and high school students in the Philippines began classes at home Monday after the...

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Microsoft plans $1 billion data center venture in Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Microsoft has announced plans to build three data center sites in greater Athens, providing a badly...

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Pandemic pushes start of holiday shopping earlier than ever

NEW YORK (AP) — Add last-minute holiday shopping to the list of time-honored traditions being upended by the coronavirus...

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Greece's economy to shrink by estimated 8.2% this year

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s economy will contract by an estimated 8.2% this year due to the effects of the coronavirus...

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Oklahoma sample business to help nonprofits

A team of entrepreneurs, creatives and small business owners have created a business committed to serving small businesses and...

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Willa Johnson rec center construction to begin in November

Construction bids that were opened Wednesday for the Willa D. Johnson Recreation Center beat the estimate by a wide margin....

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Trump greets supporters following new details of his illness

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Infected and contagious, President Donald Trump briefly ventured out in a motorcade on Sunday to salute...

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Long-term jobless caught in a squeeze that imperils recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) — This spring, Magdalena Valiente was expecting her best year as a Florida-based concert promoter. Now, she...

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NYC seeks to reinstate virus restrictions in some spots

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's mayor said Sunday that he has asked the state for permission to close schools and reinstate...

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Florida forges ahead in lifting curbs amid virus concerns

MIAMI (AP) — As the summer coronavirus spike in Sunbelt states subsides, Florida has gone the furthest in lifting restrictions,...

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Exploding Takata air bag inflator kills Arizona driver

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Another person has been killed by an exploding Takata air bag inflator, bringing the worldwide death toll...

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Opinion: Proactive tech considerations in the era of the virtual workplace

As thousands of workers continue to clock in remotely each day, many businesses are still learning the ins-and-outs of the...

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Opinion: Cyber security in a work-from-home world

Connecting with experts across the state on the subject of “first the pandemic, then what,” I am struck that the first thing...

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Opinion: 5 things we still don't know about the virus

Last week, we discussed what we’ve learned about SARS-CoV-2 since the novel coronavirus first reared its head late last year....

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Futures File: Soy surges as crop size shrinks

Wednesday’s U.S. Department of Agriculture report sent soybeans sailing higher as estimates of this year’s stockpile of beans...

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Councilwoman targeted by FOP opposes police panhandling enforcement

Oklahoma City Councilwoman JoBeth Hamon says asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review Oklahoma City's controversial panhandling...

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Inflation slump in Europe could presage more stimulus

FRANKFURT, Germany — Annual inflation in the 19-country eurozone sagged further below zero in September, bolstering...

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Unemployment falls, but hiring slows

WASHINGTON — The final jobs report before Election Day a month from now showed hiring slowed in September even as the U.S....

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Remittances rise during pandemic

PHOENIX — The coronavirus pandemic stopped work for nearly a month at the California farm where Luis earns $80 a day picking...

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Asia Today: Victoria premier concerned over mall outbreak

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The COVID-19 figures in Australia’s Victoria state continued to show improvement on Saturday but...

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Small pipeline, large worries for some S. Carolina residents

PAMPLICO, S.C. (AP) — The land agent who arrived at Reatha Jefferson’s door in May, unannounced and unmasked in the middle of...

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Hot Property: Blue-collar digs in Beverly Hills

LOS ANGELES — Stand-up comedian Ron White is looking for the last laugh in the Beverly Hills Post Office area, where his...

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How to protect wild birds in your yard

You may not think about it often, but wild birds use your lawn as a rest stop and place to call home. There are simple steps...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Oct. 3, 2020

Oklahoma City Airport Trust: Randon Rieger, 7100 Terminal Drive, public building, remodel, $10,035,000. Vertical Construction:...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Oct. 3, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $31 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Listing of the Week: Looking for a country home with rental potential?

The Listing of the Week is a country home with an independent but connected cottage-style apartment on 1.8 acres in Tuttle. The...

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Oilless boom: Homebuilding is rising on low supply and high demand

Homebuilding is closing in on a pace not seen since the last oil boom. Builders in the Oklahoma City area took out permits for...

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Add these Oklahoma garden-related events to your calendar

To submit items, send an email to Richard Mize at rmize@oklahoman.com. In the subject line, put "Garden calendar.” Please...

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Moesel: Pansies add color to drab winter

It is officially fall, and we have been greeted by cooler night temperatures and some occasional gusty north winds that have...

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Marni Jameson: Beer lover brewed uncanny condo decor

Prepare to be shocked. You might be amused. You might be aghast. But you will not be the same after reading about the...

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Somebody's Bricktown paradise will take out a parking lot

This is new: A parking lot, destined to be developed into something else, is tugging on my sappy, ol' heartstrings — a parking...

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Home projects that don’t require a professional

While spending more time at home, you may have noticed the little things that need to be fixed, and small ways you can improve...

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What you need to know about the Epic Charter Schools saga

A partial investigative audit of Epic Charter Schools was released on Thursday revealing millions of dollars in questionable...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Oct. 3, 2020

Newmark Grubb Levy Strange Beffort reports these real estate transactions: • Seagate Technology LLC leased 104,277 square feet...