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'Adapt and change.' Oil and gas manufacturers are pivoting to aerospace

Unpredictable swings of Oklahoma's energy industry have pushed some manufacturers into building parts for the aerospace...

 
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IRS releases details on when stimulus arrives

Oklahomans should expect a third round of stimulus checks to hit their bank accounts soon, if they are eligible. In general,...

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How to solve the meat problem?

MAXWELL, Iowa — Sudden meat shortages last year because of the coronavirus led to millions of dollars in federal grants to help...

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IRS releases details on when stimulus arrives

Oklahomans should expect a third round of stimulus checks to hit their bank accounts soon, if they are eligible. In general,...

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Patrolman's invention was pure genius

The story of how the yield sign came about is a classic parable of innovation, and it happened right here in Oklahoma thanks to...

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How to navigate your 2020 tax filing

For starters, you may still be able to capture a tax deduction by contributing to a traditional IRA by the new deadline. If you...

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Futures File: Biden tests Chinese waters

For the first time, our new administration will be testing the waters on many issues with the world’s biggest nation and...

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My life as a vaccine guinea pig, continued

10:00 The LCD numerals on the face of the countdown timer reminded me of the clock by my bed. Jackie Keyser, a nurse at the...

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Devon, others to test real-time emissions gear

Emissions at oil and gas wells are bad for the environment, can run a company afoul of state and federal regulations and can...

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IRS says new round of COVID relief payments on the way

WASHINGTON — Along with daylight saving time, this weekend could bring some Americans fatter bank balances. Officials at the...

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Rescue aid package may reduce inequality, but for how long?

WASHINGTON — Democrats have celebrated President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan as a blow against one of...

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Sonic partners with COOP on hard seltzers

Sonic Drive-Ins unfurled a bundle of news on Tuesday afternoon, including a new look for all drive-ins going forward and a...

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Conflict growing between US and allies over vaccine supply

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s administration is stockpiling tens of millions of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine whose...

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Memo banning Afghan girls singing prompts #IAmMySong protest

KABUL, Afghanistan — A memo from Afghanistan’s education ministry banning girls 12 years old and older from singing at school...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for March 13, 2021

• Hornbeek Blatt Architects, 3748 N Lincoln Blvd., recreation center, erect, $10,000,000. • Powers Brown Architecture, 3700 S...

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Will regrowth start on your landscape plants?

This was an unprecedented weather event, so no one really knows how bad the impact on plant materials will be. This also was a...

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

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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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Construction work: Not a remote possibility

You can't Zoom to work on a jobsite, so construction came to an abrupt halt when the coronavirus hit, and the effects,...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for March 13, 2021

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $77 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Marni Jameson: Living with Pets Part 2: How to Teach Pets House Rules

I mean not ridiculous rules like, in exchange for free room and board, please have the house cleaned, the laundry folded, and...

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3 Hacks to Make Spring Cleaning a Breeze

Time for your annual spring clean? Make sure you’re equipped with the right tools and strategies. Here are a few cleaning hacks...

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116-year-old real estate firm gets new name

"Newmark Levy Strange Beffort" is no more – as a brand. Nothing about operations has changed. Harrison Levy is still chairman....

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OKC-area garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for March 13, 2021

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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How to keep your carpet looking fresh

Clean carpets make any home more attractive, and it often takes a multifaceted approach to get the job done right. This guide...

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Close-to-home travel boom opens profit avenues for homeowners, real estate investors

COVID-19 has changed how people travel in addition to the way people work and where they want to live. Companies like Airbnb...

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5 decorative wall mirror ideas to add dimension to your home

Decorative wall mirrors: There's a reason that interior designers, homeowners, and renters alike all gravitate toward this one...

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Large companies are offering vaccine clinics

Faced with a frustrating scheduling system and appointments that get filled nearly as quickly as they're posted, some large...

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Nonprofits hail anti-poverty aspects of COVID relief measure

Nonprofit advocates have hailed Congress’ passage of a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief measure that has the potential to lift...

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How one Oklahoma man is using renovation for reform

SPENCER — Lenardo Smith has worked his crazy home renovation magic again, for another good cause. He’s turned another little...

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EU seeing major vaccine exports despite shortage

BRUSSELS — European Union figures show that the 27-nation bloc has allowed the export of well over 34 million doses of COVID-19...

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Stocks rise over stimulus legislation

Several major U.S. stock indexes hit all-time highs Thursday, as a recent stretch of volatile trading in the bond market...

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Summer camp seeks to help close skills gap

The construction industry in Oklahoma City, facing a chronic shortage of workers and entrepreneurs in the building trades, will...

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US jobless claims fall to 712,000

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 712,000, the lowest total since early...

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Job openings rise, layoffs fall

WASHINGTON — Companies posted more open jobs in January while layoffs decreased as the economy heals slowly from the pandemic....

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When to expect payments, other benefits from relief package

As the latest federal pandemic relief package makes its way to President Joe Biden’s desk, Americans may be wondering when the...

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Investing in local tech could help your own tax bill

Oklahoma's tech industry could get a big boost from proposed legislation meant to spur local investment. Senate Bill 900 would...

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Biden hopes to boost offshore wind as Mass. project advances

WASHINGTON — A huge wind farm off the Massachusetts coast is edging closer to federal approval, setting up what the Biden...

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Russia to make Sputnik V vaccine in Italy, a first in EU

MILAN (AP) — Russia has signed a deal to produce its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in Italy, the first contract in the European...

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Chesapeake Energy settles Pennsylvania inquiry, suits for nearly $12 million

Chesapeake Energy agreed to pay nearly $12 million to settle an investigation into its Pennsylvania leasing activities and...

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Drone strikes surge oil prices

BANGKOK — Oil prices remained elevated Monday as Saudi Arabian oil facilities were targeted by drone strikes just days after...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 14,300; Last week: 12,280; Year ago: 6,933 Compared to last week:...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 9, 2021

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Monday: Natural Gas — $2.67 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday:...

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Explosive Harry, Meghan interview reverberates across globe

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and Meghan’s explosive TV interview divided people around the world on Monday, rocking an...

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The Latest: New Zealand opens 1st big vaccination clinic

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has opened its first large vaccination clinic as it scales up efforts to protect people...

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Prescott and Cohen: Four things we're thinking about now

1. Texas, open again Wow. That was fast. Earlier this week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced the state was ending masking...

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Breitinger: Crude catapults over $66

Along with several OPEC members, Russia announced they would keep their production cuts, adding fuel to the sharp rally in...

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Meacham: Good ideas reverberate like good music

I like the word "reverberate." In acoustics, it means the persistence of sound after the sound is produced. In innovation and...

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Oklahoma genealogy group to hear 'Letters from a Farm Boy'

Growing up on a farm in Oklahoma in the 1930s and 1940s was a lot different from farming today. Yet, some might say it also was...

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You can learn more about Edmond's economic outlook during an upcoming virtual series

EDMOND — The Edmond Economic Development Authority (EEDA) will host a series of virtual Economic Preview events that will...

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UK schools to reopen, backed by frequent virus testing

LONDON — British students, backed by a robust coronavirus testing program, are gearing up to return to school Monday after a...

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Mass testing, mask wearing help Detroit slow virus’ pace

DETROIT — It was March 11 last year when Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced that the St. Patrick’s Day parade was canceled...

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OKC council candidates oppose cuts to police funding

A USA TODAY/Ipsos Poll published Friday shows Americans, by an 18-point margin, say it is more important to ensure law and...

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Being out of power even once in February was unacceptable. But it could have been far, far worse

Grid problems that briefly put hundreds of thousands of Oklahomans in the dark and spurred a humanitarian crisis in Texas...

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Oklahoma's film and TV industry is bringing in millions of dollars and thousands of jobs

Ben Hall's recent cinematic adventures have ranged from embodying a suspected vampire in a remote cabin near Tahlequah for a...

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Biden, Dems prevail as Senate OKs virus relief bill

WASHINGTON — An exhausted Senate narrowly approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Saturday as President Joe Biden and his...

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Biden, Dems prevail as Senate OKs $1.9T virus relief bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — An exhausted Senate narrowly approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Saturday as President Joe Biden...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for March 6, 2021

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $152 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Oklahoma Gardening School goes virtual with the theme 'Gifts of the Garden'

Oklahoma Gardening School at Myriad Botanical Gardens, presented by the Meinders Foundation, will be offered online only...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for March 6, 2021

• Iconic Construction, 1201 N Robinson Ave., school, remodel, $2,200,000. • Waldrop Construction, 1111 N Dewey Ave., hospital,...

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Oklahoma gardening calendar for March 6

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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Marni Jameson: How to help your pet age in place

He was there for her in her darkest hour. Later, she was there for his. At age 3, Mya, a rat terrier mix, had been left at an...

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Freeze damage casts shadow over spring garden prep in central Oklahoma

There are many things we can do in the Oklahoma garden now from planting cool-season vegetables and berries to preparing new...

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Embrace the year’s top interior design trends

The COVID-19 pandemic permanently evolved our definition of “home,” inspiring us to reconsider how we use and live in our...

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Lawyer: Kelly innocent of Ghosn pay scheme

TOKYO — The chief lawyer for Greg Kelly, an American on trial in Japan on charges of under-reporting Nissan former Chairman...

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Protesters defy Myanmar security forces as UN action urged

YANGON, Myanmar — Demonstrators defied growing violence by Myanmar security forces and staged more anti-coup rallies Friday,...

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Jump in hiring fuels optimism

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a surprisingly robust 379,000 jobs last month in a sign the economy is strengthening as virus...

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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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Living options in OKC's Chisholm Creek will grow with new apartment complex

More "live" is coming to the "live-work-play" lifestyle promoted by Chisholm Creek in north Oklahoma City. Billed as...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 6, 2021

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Friday: Natural Gas — $2.7 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday:...

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$50 million+ property sale near Tinker Air Force Base sends developer Tanenbaum soaring

It's like Richard Tanenbaum is playing multimillion-dollar Monopoly, but with aerospace and industrial properties rather than...

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This OKC Realtor can read your mind with his brain scanner

Landon Whitt can see into your mind as you shop for a house, but don't let that freak you out — he'll be glad to help you see...

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Canada clears Johnson & Johnson vaccine, first to approve 4

TORONTO (AP) — Canada is getting a fourth vaccine to prevent COVID-19 as the country's health regulator has cleared a Johnson &...

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Jump in hiring fuels optimism for US economic recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. hiring accelerated more quickly than expected last month, evidence that a year after the pandemic took...

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Alaska Native group, Neiman Marcus settle lawsuit over coat

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Native cultural organization and the luxury department store Neiman Marcus have settled a...

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Creamery, brewery, bakery, restaurants and shops to anchor downtown Edmond ice house development

A dairy to market creamery, brewery, urban farming and fruit trees will be showcased at the century-old former home of the...

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Recap: OKC Central Live Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

The chat kicks off at 9:30 a.m. but feel free to submit questions now!

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OPEC cartel, allied countries face decision on oil output

FRANKFURT, Germany — Members of oil producer cartel OPEC and allied countries are cautiously weighing an increase in production...

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US traffic deaths spike even as pandemic cuts miles traveled

DETROIT — Pandemic lockdowns and stay-at-home orders kept many drivers off U.S. roads and highways last year. But those who did...

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Will Paramount+ be a mountain or a molehill in streaming?

NEW YORK — Paramount+ debuts Thursday as the latest — and last — streaming option from a major media company, this time from...

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US jobless claims tick up to 745,000 as layoffs remain high

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits edged higher last week to 745,000, a sign that many...

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WH says relief checks to go to most who got December payment

Roughly 98% of U.S. households that received a COVID-19 relief check in December will also qualify for the next round of...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 5, 2021

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Thursday: Natural Gas — $2.75 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: 764; Last Week: 387; Last Year: 666 Monday's Actual:...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 4, 2021

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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Biden stands by May timeline for vaccines for all US adults

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said the U.S. expects to take delivery of enough coronavirus vaccine for all adults by...

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Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee to honor civil rights icons

DETROIT (AP) — Bernard Lafayette Jr. was a young activist emerging from the 1961 sit-ins and Freedom Rides that fought for...

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Phillips 66 to cut 75 jobs in Bartlesville

BARTLESVILLE — Phillips 66 is eliminating 75 positions from its procurement and finance division in Bartlesville, transitioning...

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Need a driver's license or REAL ID? Prepare to wait months.

A major backlog has triggered months-long delays to renew an Oklahoma driver's license and obtain a REAL ID card. The backlog...

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To lease a house or own it? Both, says an OKC firm now with $140 million to buy 800 more houses for its lease-to-own business

Lease2OwnAmerica has $140 million coming to purchase houses to lease to people until they can buy them. The company, based in...

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Biden choice for watchdog makes debut in nomination hearing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — President Joe Biden’s nominee to run the federal consumer watchdog agency faced some hostile questioning from...

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Biden urges Senate Dems to rally behind $1.9T virus bill

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden urged Senate Democrats on Tuesday to rally behind a $1.9 trillion COVID-relief bill and stood...

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Health official: Model predicts herd immunity likely with mask ordinance extension in Oklahoma City

A public health official said predictive modeling shows local herd immunity to COVID-19 could be achieved in June. The...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 3, 2021

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Tuesday: Natural Gas — $2.85 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: 12,280 Feeder Steers: Medium and Large No. 1: 282 lbs. $179; 318...

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Phillips 66 to cut 75 jobs in Bartlesville

BARTLESVILLE — Phillips 66 is eliminating 75 positions from its procurement and finance division in Bartlesville, transitioning...

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Biden’s pick for SEC flags trading app gimmicks for scrutiny

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s choice to head the Securities and Exchange Commission told Congress on Tuesday that the...

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The Latest: Ontario seniors won't get AstraZeneca vaccine

TORONTO — The health minister of Canada’s most populous province says Ontario seniors won’t receive the Oxford-AstraZeneca...

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Publisher to appeal ruling that it invaded Meghan's privacy

LONDON (AP) — A British newspaper publisher said Tuesday it plans to appeal against a judge’s ruling that it invaded the...

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Kohl's reports mixed 4Q results but offers upbeat outlook

NEW YORK (AP) — Kohl's reported mixed results for its fiscal fourth quarter, delivering a 30% increase in profits but a 10%...

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Sri Lanka approves new port development with India and Japan

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's government said Tuesday it will allow India and Japan to develop a new container terminal...

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Minimum wage hike all but dead in big COVID relief bill

WASHINGTON — Democrats’ efforts to include a minimum wage increase in their $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill seemed all but...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 12,800; Last week: 2,723; Year ago: 5,879 Compared to last week's...

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WHO: ‘Premature,’ ‘unrealistic’ COVID-19 will end soon

GENEVA — A senior World Health Organization official said Monday it was “premature” and “unrealistic” to think the pandemic...

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Texas power company seeks bankruptcy protection after storm

The largest and oldest power cooperative in Texas is filing for bankruptcy protection, citing last month’s winter storm that...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 2, 2021

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Monday: Natural Gas — $2.78 per MMBtu Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted...

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OKC's Devon Energy to absorb 150 WPX Energy employees from Tulsa

TULSA — A total of 150 WPX Energy employees in Tulsa have accepted offers to work at Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy as part...

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Oklahoma to receive 31,500 Johnson & Johnson vaccines this week

Oklahoma expects to receive 31,500 doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine this week, the state’s Deputy...

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COVID-19 claims life of pioneering downtown OKC developer, civic leader

Mark Ruffin, a pioneering downtown developer and supporter of Catholic Charities, Cristo Rey OKC Catholic High School, the...

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Police reform: Candidates' views in Oklahoma City Council runoffs

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 123 planned a forum Monday night carried on Facebook Live with the city council candidates in...

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Czechs send 30,000 police, soldiers to enforce travel limits

PRAGUE (AP) — Police and military forces in the Czech Republic set up 500 checkpoints across the country as one of the European...

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AP Interview: Nepal worried about supply of COVID-19 vaccine

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal has had a successful start of its COVID-19 vaccination campaign, but authorities are worried...

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OKC officials object to measure weakening local health department

Mayor's experience shows Having a mayor with state legislative experience has its advantages. Mayor David Holt, a former state...

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China not ready to allow the Boeing 737 Max back in the air

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing isn’t ready to follow the United States in allowing Boeing’s 737 Max back into the air after a pair of...

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Popular skywalk used to go to Thunder games closes, may not reopen

A popular skywalk used by thousands of fans to travel between the Santa Fe garage and the Chesapeake Energy Arena is closed and...

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'We turn a blind eye': Boston's police remain largely white

BOSTON (AP) — For years, Boston city leaders have vowed to diversify the police department so it looks more like the community...

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Liz Weston: Worry about the right thing with estate taxes

Death and taxes may be the only certainties in life, but death taxes are only a remote possibility for most people. The vast...

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Some GOP state lawmakers help spread COVID-19 misinformation

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Many Republican lawmakers have criticized governors’ emergency restrictions since the start of the coronavirus...

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Fraud overwhelms pandemic-related unemployment programs

COLUMBUS, Ohio — With the floodgates set to open on another round of unemployment aid, states are being hammered with a new...

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Infrastructure improvement

WASHINGTON — Looking beyond the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, President Joe Biden and lawmakers are laying the groundwork...

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When can we expect herd immunity? Maybe summer, Oklahoma health experts say

Winter is so last week. With the rising mercury, birds chirping and sun shining longer every day, blizzards and subzero...

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OKC police surprised by local unrest after George Floyd death

Police were caught off guard when a racial-justice demonstration escalated into an hours-long confrontation in front of police...

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'I believe people have a right to tell their story.' Oklahoma publisher helps tell Black stories.

Nearly 20 years ago, Edmond's Crystal Perkins set out to publish her first novel, but she never sought out an East Coast...

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Biden hails House passage of $1.9T bill

WASHINGTON — The House approved a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill that was championed by President Joe Biden, the first step...

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Pandemic leaves tribes without US recognition at higher risk

Rachel Lynne Cushman is used to getting calls from Chinook Nation members worried about losing housing or having their power...

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Meacham: Entrepreneurs have access to resources right here in Oklahoma

Fifty years before the world wide web and more than 80 years ahead of the phenomenon of social media, Wiley Post, was (in...

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Continental's acquisition, Devon's merger and Chesapeake's emergence illustrate changing times for OKC energy companies

Oil and gas operators headquartered in Oklahoma continue adjusting their footprints as market and geopolitical issues evolve....

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J&J’s 1-dose shot cleared, giving US 3rd COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday...

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These tips can help you raise your gardening game

Fairly easy to construct and even easier to maintain, raised garden beds are a great way to raise plants and vegetables in the...

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Want to grow your own food? Here are tips to get started

In the past year, there seems to have been an unprecedented interest in learning how to grow food due to experiencing the...

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Don't bogart that warehouse: Medical marijuana helps keep industrial property smoking in OKC area

Warehouses are smoking. Industrial property is still as hot as fever compared with other real estate sectors, thanks, still, to...

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How to prepare your home for any emergency

While no one wants to dwell on worst-case scenarios, the past year has in many ways illustrated that there are no certainties...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Feb. 27, 2021

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $56 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Should you buy or sell a home in 2021? Here’s what to know

While the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine has left a lot of question marks about the future of the U.S. economy at-large,...

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Oklahoma Proven: Gardening selections revealed for 2021

STILLWATER — While some people seem to be born with green thumbs, others need a little support to bring their gardening skills...

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Marni Jameson: Eight ways to show your house you care

Let’s give it up for our houses. Over the past year, they have really been there for us. Like a good partner, they’ve provided...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Feb. 27, 2021

• TPI Construction, 8800 S Drexel Ave., apartment, erect, $1,028,000. • Direct Supply, 6312 N Portland Ave., nursing home,...

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Vaccination ‘passports’ may open society, but inequity looms

TEL AVIV, Israel — Violet light bathed the club stage as 300 people, masked and socially distanced, erupted in gentle applause....

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With House voting on relief bill, Dems mull wage plan rescue

WASHINGTON — A $1.9 trillion package aimed at helping the country rebuild from the pandemic seemed headed toward House passage...

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What to do in, and for, your poor house now that Oklahoma's winter storms have passed

If you think your house and the things in it made it unscathed through last week's snowstorms and record-breaking cold, maybe...

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Where would you live if you could, now that working from home is more than a remote possibility?

It's a growing trend. Remote Tulsa, for one, is offering selected members $10,000 toward the purchase of a home "to attract...

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New industrial lots for north OKC, plus more commercial real estate deals from The Oklahoman for Feb. 27, 2021

Gerald L. Gamble Co. reports these real estate transactiions: • Lincoln Development LLC paid $2,598,000 to OKC Industrial...

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Working remotely? Some cities, states will pay you to move in

As the coronavirus pandemic spurs a migration of skilled workers out of expensive metro areas, a growing number of cities and...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 27, 2021

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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Owners of company involved in crash that killed 7 charged

The owners of the truck involved in a crash in New Hampshire in June 2019 that killed seven motorcyclists are facing charges of...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 26, 2021

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 3;30 p.m. EST Thursday: Natural Gas — $2.76 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m....

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Why we don’t know (yet) what your future utility bills will be following winter storm

It will take weeks or maybe even months for customers of Oklahoma’s power providers to find out how their bills over the next...

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Power providers to seek billions from Oklahomans in wake of storm

More regulated utilities kicked off cases seeking to recover billions of dollars of storm-related costs from customers at the...

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Continental Resources sues government over stalled drilling permits in North Dakota

Continental Resources has sued the federal government over dozens of North Dakota drilling permit applications that have...

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Ad campaign launches to build public trust in COVID-19 shots

NEW YORK — A public service ad campaign unveiled Thursday aims to convince Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19,...

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Pizza sales, booming in pandemic, start to slow

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — After a pandemic-fueled boom, U.S. pizza sales appear to be headed back to earth. Domino’s and Papa John’s...

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Energy executive: Texas power plants turned off in crisis

AUSTIN, Texas — The recent blackouts that left 4 million Texas customers without electricity and heat during a deadly winter...

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Jobless claims fewest in 3 months

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week in a sign that layoffs may have...

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Baking part of recipe for diversion program for moms re-enter workforce

Sugar, flour and chocolate morsels came out of the pantry and multiple mixers were plugged into electrical outlets. Numerous...

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Biden’s trade pick vows to work more closely with allies

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s pick to be the top U.S. trade envoy promised to work with America’s allies to combat China’s...

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House votes to expand legal safeguards for LGBTQ people

WASHINGTON — The Democratic-led House passed a bill Thursday that would enshrine LGBTQ protections in the nation’s labor and...

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Olympics gymnastics coach kills himself after being charged

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar killed himself...

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Boeing will pay $6.6 million to settle FAA allegations

Federal regulators have imposed $5.4 million in civil penalties against Boeing for violating terms of a $12 million settlement...

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House votes to expand legal safeguards for LGBTQ people

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-led House passed a bill Thursday that would enshrine LGBTQ protections in the nation's labor...

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Biden directive expands jobless aid to more unemployed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployed Americans who have turned down job offers because they feared their prospective employers weren't...

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ConocoPhillips closing lab, ending shuttle service

ConocoPhillips is closing its Bartlesville Labs and ending its Corporate Air Shuttle service out of the city this year, with an...

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Questions about your 1099-G tax form? There's a hotline.

A new hotline is available for Oklahoma taxpayers who have questions about how unemployment benefits affect their tax returns....

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EU vaccine program struggles to speed up

BRUSSELS — Two months after its first vaccine shots, the European Union is still struggling to get its COVID-19 inoculation...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts Tuesday: 387; Last week: 0; Last year: 724 Monday's Actual: 2,723...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 25, 2021

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Wednesday: Natural Gas — $2.87 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m....

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Is Oklahoma ready for the drone industry?

Oklahoma is one of the top states ready to accommodate the drone industry, according to an analysis by researchers at George...

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Powell: Fed in no hurry to raise interest rates

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told Congress on Wednesday that the central bank will not start raising...

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Biden to order a review of US supply chains for vital goods

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden prepared to sign an executive order to review U.S. supply chains for large-capacity batteries,...

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Pops gets sold, but new owners to continue providing food, fuel, fizz and kicks on Route 66

ARCADIA — Pops, which gave the late Aubrey McClendon — and people the world over — food, fuel, fizz and kicks on Route 66, is...

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Leaders of Texas grid operator resign. They all live out of state.

AUSTIN, Texas – Five members of the board of directors at the entity that operates the state’s electrical grid resigned from...

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The Latest: Kentucky urges Black citizens to get vaccinated

LEXINGTON, Ky.: The Rev. Jim Thurman counts himself among the converts who recognize the importance of taking a COVID-19...

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States pass their own virus aid, not waiting on Washington

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Not waiting for more federal help, states have been approving their own coronavirus aid packages,...

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Tulsa Remote luring out-of-state workers with cash to buy a home

A program to lure remote workers to Tulsa with a $10,000 grant now lets recipients spend that money on buying a home. The...

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Achievers: Patriot award presented to Oklahoma businessman

Eric Magley, vice president at BankOnIT, recently received the Service Member Patriot Award in recognition of his support of a...

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Do enchiladas and homemade tortillas sound good right now?

ARCADIA — Sylvia Papitos admits she is a bit homesick for her restaurant patrons, but she’s loving her new pandemic-induced...

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New owner of former Bricktown Chelinos faces challenges

Marcelino Garcia spent 25 years operating what was the flagship of his Chelino’s chain in Bricktown and has fond memories of...

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Gains reverse most of a slide

A late-afternoon burst of buying on Wall Street helped reverse most of a stock market sell-off Tuesday, nudging the S&P 500...

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Biden nominee for Interior Secretary faces tough questions on energy views

Rep. Debra Haaland, President Joe Biden’s nominee to be Interior Secretary, faced tough questions Tuesday from Republicans...

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Prosecutor warned OKC mayor, police chief about terrorism suspect amid summer unrest

Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater warned Mayor David Holt against appearing at racial unity events last year with...

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Boeing sends newest passenger jet to rural Oklahoma airport for testing

A Boeing 777-9 landed at a remote Oklahoma airport Tuesday to begin flight tests proposed by the company last year. The 777-9...

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Black Lives Matter opens up about its finances

NEW YORK — The foundation widely seen as a steward of the Black Lives Matter movement says it took in just over $90 million...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 24, 2021

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Tuesday: Natural Gas — $2.89 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: 2,723 Feeder Steers: Medium and Large No. 1: 329 lbs. $204; 381...

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The Latest: Tennessee probe finds wasted vaccines

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — More than 2,400 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in Tennessee’s most populous county went to waste over the past...

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Iran officially imposes curbs on UN nuclear inspections

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran officially started restricting international inspections of its nuclear facilities Tuesday, a bid to...

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Food fight: Meat-free school meals spark furor in France

LE PECQ, France (AP) — By taking meat off the menu at school canteens, the ecologist mayor of one of France's most famously...

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Unfriended no more: Facebook to lift Australia news ban

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Facebook announced Tuesday that it would lift a ban on Australians viewing and sharing news on its...

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Real estate agents or rock stars? This office has a design that sings

The Flaming Lips come to mind. And Factory Obscura, the funky artist collective in the Lips' former haunt in Automobile Alley....

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Improper storage, use of explosives killed 10 Chinese miners

BEIJING (AP) — Improper storage and use of explosives caused a massive blast at a gold mine in eastern China that killed 10...

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Oklahoma City works to stop water leaks, curb demand

Oklahoma City had crews running "every which way" Monday to stop leaks contributing to unrelenting water demand despite the...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 23, 2021

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Monday: Natural Gas — $2.95 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday:...

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Texas-size concern: Stitt, regulators work to keep Oklahoma utility bills from spiking

Oklahomans can expect to see bigger utility bills next month as they pay for additional energy used to get through February’s...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 2,723; Last sale: 0; Year ago: 12,805 Compared to the last sale...

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EPA sides with ethanol industry in Wynnewood refinery's Renewable Fuel Standards case

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday emphasized it is taking the side of the ethanol industry in a case that pits...

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The Latest: Mexico receives shipment of Sputnik V vaccine

MEXICO CITY — Mexico has received its first shipment of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine.Some 200,000 doses arrived to...

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Boeing: 777s with engine that blew apart should be grounded

Boeing has recommended that airlines ground all 777s with the type of engine that blew apart after takeoff from Denver this...

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Shops, haircuts return in April as UK lifts lockdown slowly

LONDON (AP) — Children in England will return to class and people will be able to meet a friend outside for coffee in two...

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Dubai's Emirates seeks key role in global vaccine delivery

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The belly of the Emirates plane that touched down in Dubai early Sunday from Brussels was...

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EU slaps sanctions on 19 more Venezuelan officials

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Monday imposed sanctions on 19 more officials in Venezuela accused of undermining...

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Discover Oklahoma: Stafford museum is a space for exploration

Often, I have written of my love of aviation. Growing up in McAlester, I was an aviation/NASA geek. So, it comes to no surprise...

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Bone cancer survivor to join billionaire on SpaceX flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — After beating bone cancer, Hayley Arceneaux figures rocketing into orbit on SpaceX’s first private...

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UK speeds up vaccinations: All adults get 1st jab by July 31

LONDON — The British government declared Sunday that every adult in the country should get a first coronavirus vaccine shot by...

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Oklahomans' utility bills will be higher, but too soon to say how much

Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. said Sunday it's likely the recent frigid weather will cost customers more in terms of higher...

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Power failure: How a winter storm pushed Texas into crisis

Two days before the storm began, Houston’s chief elected official warned her constituents to prepare as they would for a major...

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The potholes are coming to OKC. Here's what to do about it.

After last week's freezing weather, potholes are inevitable. The city relies on residents' reports to stay ahead of street and...

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Teaching your kids about money, markets

The recent stock market mania over the video game company GameStop, which this week was scrutinized by Congress, has provided a...

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Opinion: It’s open season for vaccine hunting

We’re talking about vaccine hunting. Websites and Facebook groups now exist to help people locate spare doses of COVID-19...

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Freezing commodities drive up prices

Fuels: The cold snap in Houston, our “capital of energy,” wreaked havoc on natural gas and crude production. Freezing pipelines...

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Meacham: Lessons from Wiley Post

Wiley Post was a man of curiosity and adventure born into a working family of cotton farmers who bounced around Texas and...

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Space station launch honors 'Hidden Figures' mathematician

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A space station supply ship named after the Black NASA mathematician featured in the movie “Hidden...

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Testing shows Oklahoma City water is safe following winter storm

Oklahoma City's water supply was shown to be safe based on testing from 55 sites in areas affected by water service...

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Senator seeks probe of natural gas price spikes during storm

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator is calling for federal investigations into possible price gouging of natural gas in the...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Feb. 20, 2021

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $86 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Marni Jameson: New HVAC system trips heated discussion

I would like the record to show: I was against replacing our heating and air conditioning system. For once, my husband wanted...

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Jasco Products gets a $3.8-million remodel, and more Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Feb. 20, 2021

• Burns & McDonnell Inc., 10 E Memorial Road, warehouse, remodel, $3,776,757. • Smith & Pickel Construction, 4820...

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Trends in the greening of housing

WASHINGTON — Energy efficiency is a primary driver in homebuyer preferences, according to research from the National...

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COVID-19 reverses key home design trends

WASHINGTON— After declining for four years, a number of key trends — including the average size of the home and the number of...

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So, the pandemic has you looking to improve your home. How do you pay for it?

Brandon Segal was set to make a substantial addition to his historic house in a Philadelphia suburb, but he wasn’t sure how to...

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OKC-area Garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Feb. 20, 2021

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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Oklahomans urged to conserve power as state drops below energy emergency status

Oklahoma dropped from energy emergency status Friday as temperatures warmed up to just above the freezing level. The Southwest...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 20, 2021

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 4 p.m. EST Friday: Natural Gas — $3.07 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday:...

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Texas governor’s biggest donors: Energy industry that failed

AUSTIN, Texas — As frozen Texas reels under one of the worst electricity outages in U.S. history, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott...

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Mize: Lumber, steel and other building costs are up; this is how inflation starts

It's not just lumber prices that are skyrocketing and homebuilders who are taking the hit (and passing it along to homebuyers):...

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Oklahoma regulators open flow on wells to help address natural gas shortage

Members of Oklahoma’s Corporation Commission on Monday voted to remove a cap on natural gas production from wells inside the...

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Suspected Russian hack fuels new action on cybersecurity

WASHINGTON — Jolted by a sweeping hack that may have revealed government and corporate secrets to Russia, U.S. officials are...

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G-7 vows ‘equitable’ world vaccine access, but details scant

LONDON — Leaders of the Group of Seven economic powers promised Friday to immunize the world’s neediest people against the...

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Former Chelino Mexican Restaurant building sells in OKC's Bricktown, plus more real estate transactions from The Oklahoman

The former Chelino’s Mexican Restaurant building in Bricktown — a victim of the coronavirus and related business shutdowns and...

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Oklahoma City issues voluntary boil order through weekend

The city of Oklahoma City has issued a voluntary boil advisory, following a statewide Oklahoma DEQ recommendation for municipal...

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Monday was Oklahoma's coldest day in more than a century

Before this week, the coldest day in Oklahoma's recorded history happened in December 1989, when the averaged statewide...

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Doctors race to find, vaccinate vulnerable homebound people

A group of health care workers hurried out of a Boston hospital on a recent weekday morning, clutching small red coolers filled...

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Three things about your house you may learn the hard way during Snowmageddon 2021

Oklahomans, your house probably wasn't cut out for this once-in-a-lifetime* cold, snowy weather. (*Let us pray.) Here are three...

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Ready for a custom house? You might not be able to buy one

Homebuilders are turning away customers — for custom-built homes at least — because of uncertainty surrounding soaring lumber...

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Subfreezing stretch is harsh reminder that winter isn't done

We have just survived a brutal stretch of serious winter weather. It has been hard not only on we humans, but also on all our...

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Southern cities hit hard by storms face new crisis: No water

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Southern cities slammed by winter storms that left millions without power for days have traded one crisis...

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Biden defends progress on COVID as weather delays 6M shots

PORTAGE, Mich. (AP) — President Joe Biden toured a state-of-the art coronavirus vaccine plant Friday, intent on showcasing...

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5 things to know about Oklahoma City's weekend water advisory

A voluntary boil advisory is in effect through the weekend in Oklahoma City based on a recommendation, issued statewide, by the...

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Suspected Russian hack fuels new US action on cybersecurity

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jolted by a sweeping hack that may have revealed government and corporate secrets to Russia, U.S. officials...

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Magnitude 4.2 earthquake in rural Oklahoma at Kansas border

MANCHESTER, Okla. (AP) — An estimated magnitude 4.2 earthquake was recorded Friday in a rural area along Oklahoma's border with...

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Oklahoma power grid avoids crisis still hitting Texas

The Southwest Power Pool, the electrical grid operator for 14 states including Oklahoma, dropped its energy emergency alert...

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Recap: OKC Central Live Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

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Stocks fall as investors fret over inflation

Stocks posted modest losses on Thursday as investors had little reason to buy stocks with discouraging economic data and a...

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Jobless claims rise to 861K; layoffs stay high

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid rose last week to 861,000, evidence that layoffs remain...

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Walmart sales still surging, but a chill may be on the way

NEW YORK — Walmart is raising wages for 425,000 of its 1.5 million U.S. workers and is investing $14 billion this year to speed...

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What’s up with Big Tech and Australia?

BEIJING — For two decades, global news outlets have complained internet companies are getting rich at their expense, selling...

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Robinhood CEO defends actions
Online trading platform put restrictions on soaring GameStop stock

WASHINGTON — Key players in the GameStop saga faced questions Thursday from House lawmakers concerned that even as investing...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 19, 2021

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 2 p.m. EST Thursday: Natural Gas — $3.06 per MMBtu Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m....

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Order directs utilities to prioritize natural gas and electric services to preserve the health, safety and welfare of the public

Oklahoma Corporation Commissioners were all about addressing natural gas supply issues on the upstream side Monday. Tuesday,...

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Oklahoma City councilman apologizes for 'fried foods' remark

Ward 5 Councilman David Greenwell apologized Wednesday for a remark about "fried foods," made during a discussion of taxpayer...

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Myanmar protests focus on junta’s economic support

YANGON, Myanmar — State railway workers in Myanmar continued to strike Thursday despite a police rampage the previous night...

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OG&E: All power restored; rolling blackouts still possible

Most or all Oklahoma Gas & Electric customers awoke Wednesday morning to restored power with the utility reporting as of...

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Lawmakers to face off with GameStop saga’s key players

WASHINGTON — The GameStop saga has been portrayed as a victory of the little guy over Wall Street giants but not everyone...

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Epic Games files suit against Apple

LONDON — Epic Games said Wednesday it filed an antitrust complaint against Apple with European Union regulators, opening a new...

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US retail sales jumps 5.3%, thanks to $600 stimulus checks

NEW YORK — Those $600 stimulus checks got Americans shopping again. After three months of declines, retail sales soared a...

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Ford to go all electric in Europe by 2030

FRANKFURT, Germany — Ford is vowing to convert its entire passenger vehicle lineup in Europe to electric power by 2030 in just...

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‘A complete bungle’

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Anger over Texas’ power grid failing in the face of a record winter freeze continued to mount Wednesday as...

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Oklahoma winter weather: OKC water demand nearly double the average

Oklahoma City's water treatment plants are running at typical summer levels — and nearing current capacity — as residents take...

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Oklahoma City's Enable Midstream to be acquired by Texas company

The number of publicly traded energy companies in Oklahoma is about to shrink – again. On Wednesday morning, Enable Midstream...

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California lawmakers propose ban on fracking by 2027

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — New legislation would ban all fracking in California by 2027, taking aim at the powerful oil and gas...

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From suplexes to salsa: GLOW founder finds his way to Oklahoma, and Maria Rae's

Mary Buthman built her salsa business over three decades, growing Maria Rae's from a small operation in her kitchen to...

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Cost of a single Bitcoin exceeds $50,000 for 1st time

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The seemingly unstoppable rise of Bitcoin continued Tuesday with the cost of a single unit of the digital...

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Australia to amend laws to make Google and Facebook pay

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s government said on Tuesday it will amend draft laws that would make Google and Facebook pay...

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Muted Mardi Gras: Closed bars, barricaded Bourbon Street

NEW ORLEANS — Music blared from the courtyard of a French Quarter restaurant on Mardi Gras morning but nobody was there to hear...

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Stocks end mostly lower

U.S. stock indexes closed mostly lower Tuesday as losses in health care and technology companies kept gains in energy and other...

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More rolling blackouts possible across Oklahoma

Oklahomans are back to wondering when their power might go off or come back after local utilities including Oklahoma Gas and...

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OKC isn't salting roads. Here's why.

While Oklahoma City crews are spending 12-hour shifts plowing snow routes, they're avoiding another common winter road...

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The Latest: India finds new cases of a coronavirus variant

NEW DELHI — Health officials in India say cases of the coronavirus variant first detected in South Africa and Brazil have been...

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Muted Mardi Gras: Closed bars, barricaded Bourbon Street

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Music blared from the courtyard of a French Quarter restaurant on Mardi Gras morning but nobody was there to...

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Vaccine delays leave grocery workers feeling expendable

As panicked Americans cleared supermarkets of toilet paper and food last spring, grocery employees gained recognition as among...

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In Athens, rare snow blankets Acropolis, halts vaccinations

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Heavy snowfall blanketed the Acropolis and other ancient monuments in Athens, caused power cuts and...

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Not every sector lost jobs during the pandemic. Some grew.

Almost a year ago, Oklahoma’s economy felt the shock of a worldwide pandemic that shuttered businesses, sent workers home and...

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New enrollment window opens for health insurance shoppers

Health insurance shoppers stuck in a bad plan or unable to find coverage have a new option for help. A sign-up window opened...

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Oklahoma winter weather: A look at the records broken so far

Oklahoma broke a daily record Monday for lowest recorded temperature ever on the date of Feb. 15. The previous daily record of...

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Myanmar security forces intensify crackdown on protesters

YANGON, Myanmar — Security forces in Myanmar pointed guns toward anti-coup protesters and attacked them with sticks Monday,...

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Okonjo-Iweala is 1st woman, African to lead world trade body

FRANKFURT, Germany — Nigerian economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was appointed Monday to head the World Trade Organization, becoming...

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COVID-19 shots might be tweaked if variants get worse

The makers of COVID-19 vaccines are figuring out how to tweak their recipes against worrisome virus mutations — and regulators...

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Rolling blackouts ordered, then rescinded across grid that includes Oklahoma as power demand exceeds supply

Oklahomans may be wondering when their power might go off or come back after local utilities including Oklahoma Gas and...

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7 things to carry in the car during a winter storm

Emergency officials have asked people to stay off the roads during this historic winter storm that has clogged streets and...

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UN agency approves AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

TORONTO — The World Health Organization has granted an emergency authorization to AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine, a move...

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Biden faces questions about commitment to minimum wage hike

WASHINGTON — Union activist Terrence Wise recalls being laughed at when he began pushing for a national $15 per hour minimum...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Nov. 7, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $38 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Oklahoma winter weather: Ranchers' efforts unsung, but just as important

Police, firefighters, emergency medical workers and wrecker drivers attract a lot of attention for sacrifices they make when...

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City rejects request for police body-worn camera recordings of Rodriguez killing

Police officers’ body-worn camera recordings of the Nov. 23 killing of 15-year-old Stavian Rodriguez won't be released “at this...

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OKC sales tax revenue slumps

Amy Simpson was sworn in Friday as the city of Oklahoma City's new city clerk. Simpson is the 17th city clerk since 1890 and...

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OKC water service restored after frozen pipes wreak havoc

Oklahoma City restored service at its Lake Stanley Draper water treatment plant late Sunday after freezing temperatures...

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5 takeaways from Tuesday's Oklahoma City Council primary elections

Runoffs for two city council seats representing Oklahoma City's far western border are set for April 6. A candidate needed 50%...

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Vaccination lessons from Chick-fil-A (hold the fries)

The gray February morning might generously have been described as brisk: Temperatures in the teens, and the north wind coating...

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Union says meatpacking workers should be vaccinated sooner

OMAHA, Neb. — Hundreds of meatpacking workers have been vaccinated against the coronavirus but the union that represents many...

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Opinion: Prioritizing responsible retailing

All that seems to be left is a lot of time. Time between Zoom school, texting a close (but of course socially distant) friend...

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Opinion: Great-great-grandmother sowed seeds of innovation

My great-great grandmother on my father’s side was an innovator. Her name was Moning Rix Tarpley Gannaway. Our family and the...

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Partnership makes dangerous intersection safer

Changes to an intersection where the Chickasaw Turnpike connects with Oklahoma State Highway 1 near Fitzhugh transformed...

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'You want to be part of something, part of a movement, part of a growth story.'

Oklahoma isn't Silicon Valley, and it sure isn't Austin. But a number of business owners are recognizing the state's growing...

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Who bought what and where in Oklahoma County: property sales from The Oklahoman for Feb. 13, 2021

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $35 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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In pandemic, more people choose to die at home

MISSION, Kan. — Mortuary owner Brian Simmons has been making more trips to homes to pick up bodies to be cremated and embalmed...

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Oklahoma City building permits for Feb. 13, 2021

• Bradford Place Lp, 613 Davis Ave., clubhouse, erect, $21,310,002. • Bradford Place Lp, 613 Davis Ave., apartment, erect,...

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Marni Jameson: Survey looks at love in the time of COVID-19

How’s your love life during these stay-at-home times? Not to get personal, but it is Valentine’s Day, and, besides, getting...

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How to collect soil; there will be a test

If you have never done soil sampling, or if it has been several years, now is the perfect time to take a sample. Soil testing...

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Looking for an Oklahoma gardening event?

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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Amazon faces push by union

NEW YORK — The second Jennifer Bates walks away from her post at the Amazon warehouse where she works, the clock starts...

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Biden: Governors, mayors need $350B to fight COVID-19

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden met with a bipartisan group of governors and mayors at the White House on Friday as part of...

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Lawsuit targets ride-hail labor law

OAKLAND, Calif. — Ride-hail drivers and a union filed a lawsuit Thursday against Proposition 22 — a ballot measure that...

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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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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 13, 2021

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 2 p.m. EST Friday: Natural Gas — $2.91 per MMBtu Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted...

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Rent is going up, and apartment sales are strong in OKC

Renters struggled in 2020, but in the Oklahoma City area they mostly kept their rent paid up, and it shows in the apartment...

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Cornerstone Crossing retail sale by Price Edwards & Co., plus more commercial real estate deals from The Oklahoman for Feb. 13, 2021

Price Edwards & Co. reports these real estate transactions: • Cornerstone One LLC paid Cornerstone Crossing LLC $5,200,000...

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Flambe plant shines with 2021 Pantone color choices of the year

Some headlines call it "Pandemic Gray," but you will see it opens the door to one of the toughest, persevering and...

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Mize: OKC apartment renters, don't expect much improvement anytime soon

Renters, any improvements planned for your apartment complex before the coronavirus could be on hold until well after the virus...

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The Latest: Mexico to lower virus alert level in many states

MEXICO CITY __ Mexico is reducing its COVID-19 alert level in about half of the country’s states amid a drop in infections and...

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Oklahoma Gas and Electric stages gear, calls up workers to respond to outages caused by coming storm

Oklahomans fresh off a massive electrical outage in late October caused by an unseasonably early ice storm face the potential...

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White House aide suspended for threatening reporter

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House deputy press secretary T.J. Ducklo has been suspended for a week without pay after he reportedly...

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Man charged with shooting guard at Virginia federal facility

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A man accused of shooting a security guard at a Virginia social security building came equipped with...

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Court ruling confirms earlier decision — even big businesses have to stick with their electrical provider

Electrical service territories inside of Oklahoma matter, three judges on Oklahoma’s Court of Civil Appeals have ruled. In a...

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Recap: OKC Central Live Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

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GOP attacks Dems’ $1.9T COVID-19 relief bill from all angles

WASHINGTON — Republicans are attacking the Democrats’ $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package as too costly, economically...

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Small stocks roar in recent months

NEW YORK — Small stocks are delivering the biggest punch on Wall Street. Over the last three months, an index that tracks 2,000...

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India chides Twitter for not complying with blocking orders

NEW DELHI — India has chided Twitter for not complying with its orders to remove certain accounts and content, warning the...

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US jobless claims fall slightly to 793,000 with layoffs high

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell slightly last week to 793,000, evidence that job cuts...

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UK, EU meeting in bid to calm post-Brexit trade turbulence

LONDON — Breaking up is proving hard to do for Britain and the European Union, whose divorce deal is in choppy waters just six...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 12, 2021

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) as of 2:30 p.m. EST Thursday: Natural Gas — $2.86 per MMBtu Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity...

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COVID vaccine update: New locations set to provide shots, including Walmart

Need your first dose of the vaccine? Here's how to get it. The only people eligible now are Oklahoma residents in Phases 1 and...

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4 takeaways from Tuesday's Oklahoma City Council primary elections

Prosecutors' review of a police shooting could become a campaign issue leading up to the April 6 runoff election.