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Lackmeyer: Community rallies during tough times

Relationships matter, and we’re reminded of the importance of such ties as we all continue to struggle to survive in the worst...

 
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FOP lawsuit without merit, attorneys for city of Norman say

City of Norman attorneys have asked a court to dismiss claims by Norman's police union that the city council illegally reduced...

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OESC calls on longtime government attorney for help managing staff

A longtime government attorney has been hired to oversee staff at the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission. Claudia Conner...

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New coal ash disposal rule targeted by environmentalists

Environmentalists are pledging to challenge a just-announced finalized rule issued by the Trump administration that formalizes...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Aug. 4, 2020

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $37.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $25.50...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 7,000; Last week: 7,326; Year ago: 8,254 Compared to last week:...

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Shops closed, beaches deserted as Isaias nears the Carolinas

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Coastal shops and restaurants closed early, power began to flicker at oceanfront hotels and...

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The Latest: Mainland China, Hong Kong report fewer new cases

BEIJING — Both mainland China and Hong Kong reported fewer new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday as strict measures to contain new...

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Continental Resources posts $239.3 million loss for second quarter

Continental Resources posted a net loss of $239.3 million for the second quarter of 2020, it announced after markets closed...

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Prosecutor seeking Trump's taxes cites probe of his business

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City prosecutor fighting to get President Donald Trump’s tax returns told a judge Monday he was...

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House panel calls new postal chief to explain mail delays

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Oversight Committee has invited the new postmaster general to appear at a September hearing to...

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Google buys $450M stake in ADT to give Nest a new perch

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Google is paying $450 million for a nearly 7% stake in longtime home and business security provider...

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Q&A: TikTok saga continues with Microsoft talks. Now what?

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest twist in the TikTok saga is an especially strange turn in a tale filled with strange turns....

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SpaceX capsule and NASA crew make 1st splashdown in 45 years

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two NASA astronauts returned to Earth on Sunday in a dramatic, retro-style splashdown, their...

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Nuclear bailout tied to bribery scandal was years in making

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A $1 billion bailout for Ohio’s two nuclear plants that’s now entangled in a state bribery scandal had...

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With loan money gone, restaurants are at mercy of virus

NEW YORK (AP) — The check has arrived and beleaguered restaurant owners across America are looking down on their empty...

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Business leaders say economy still improving after reopening

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The economy continues to recover in nine Midwest and Plains states, but businesses are still cutting jobs...

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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As US milk sales rise amid pandemic, "Got milk?" ads return

The dairy industry has a familiar question for you: “Got milk?”Six years after the popular tagline was retired, “Got milk?” ads...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, Aug. 3, 2020

Rafting park bids exceed estimate The low bid to finish the second floor of the MAPS 3 whitewater rafting park's main building...

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Debate begins for who’s first in line for COVID-19 vaccine

Who gets to be first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine? U.S. health authorities hope by late next month to have some draft...

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SpaceX capsule and NASA crew make 1st splashdown in 45 years

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Two NASA astronauts returned to Earth on Sunday in a dramatic, retro-style splashdown, their capsule...

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Microsoft confirms talks seeking to buy US arm of TikTok

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft confirmed Sunday it is in talks with Chinese company ByteDance to acquire the U.S. arm of its popular...

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Debate begins for who's first in line for COVID-19 vaccine

Who gets to be first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine? U.S. health authorities hope by late next month to have some draft...

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Opinion: China craves U.S. crops

Corn prices in China are exploding as they use up their stockpile to feed hungry poultry and hogs. Their current demand needs...

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Opinion: Pandemic brings lasting change

Whatever else develops with this pandemic, one thing is certain. It has changed the world. Today, I am launching a series of...

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Foreign threats loom ahead of US presidential election

NEW YORK — As the Nov. 3 presidential vote nears, there are fresh signs that the nation’s electoral system is again under...

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Negotiators report progress in COVID-19 aid talks

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers reported progress on a huge coronavirus relief bill Saturday, as political pressure mounts to restore an...

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Opinion: The virus is making us all uncomfortable

Or, perhaps, you’ve been the one who hastily donned the mask. Either way, this is not a comfortable transaction. Neither person...

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Nearly $300,000 available to Black-led organizations in the metro to advance racial equity

The OKC Black Justice Fund announced Friday it has raised $290,000 and is ready to process grant applications from Black-led...

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Understand your rate

For the millions of Americans who struggle to afford an unexpected expense, high-interest payday and online loans may seem like...

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Isaias weakens; may strengthen on path to virus-hit Florida

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Isaias snapped trees and knocked out power as it blew through the Bahamas on Saturday and churned...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Aug. 1, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a two-story, modern French-style home in developer P.B. Odom III's gated Chatenay neighborhood near...

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Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank's July Services Survey sounds familiar

The latest summary of the service economy in the wider hereabouts sums up my own personal experience and outlook: "Activity...

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Fall gardens should be under way in central Oklahoma

STILLWATER — Oklahoma faces several more weeks of intense heat, but gardening enthusiasts can get a jumpstart on fall by...

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Coronavirus can lead to worsened cross-bore utility condition

Lifestyle changes in response to the coronavirus could turn an underground cross-bore condition — in this case, the unintended...

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New Yorkers ditching city for elbow room fuel housing boom

If the outbreak roars back in New York City, Anil and Joyce Lilly will not be sheltering again in their Bronx apartment. They...

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Marni Jameson: What gives shutters their staying power?

Micah is here today. I like Micah. Micah has no idea how much I like him or how long I have been waiting for him. Micah is...

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Hot Property: Anthony Hopkins is sellling his oceanside home

LOS ANGELES — Anthony Hopkins has capped off a nearly two-decade stay in Malibu, selling his home overlooking the coast for...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Aug. 1, 2020

ADG Inc.: 700 SE 89, church, erect, $14,000,000. Oncue Re LLC: 1530 S Mustang Road, retail sales, erect, $5,100,000. Joseph...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Aug. 1, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $34 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Solutions to summer landscape and garden problems in central Oklahoma

We always begin to see different kinds of damage on landscape and garden plants in midsummer. Often the symptoms are only...

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Deadline is Aug. 13 for OKC nonprofits to apply for grants

Reviews begin Aug. 13 of applications for federally funded COVID-19 relief for nonprofits that serve low- to moderate-income...

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Leveled best: Clipping a wing lets an old warehouse fly in Oklahoma City

No pain, no gain, they say. You have to break a few eggs to make an omelette, they say. That wing of this warehouse has to be...

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Dreams of home(s): Festival of Homes features new construction over two weekends

With houses in short supply and home remodeling booming, more traffic than usual is expected at the Festival of Homes this...

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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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New Braum's store, new affordable housing funds, real estate notes from The Oklahoman for Aug. 1, 2020

New Braum's for Piedmont The Braum’s store at the corner of Northwest Expressway and Piedmont Road will open Tuesday. The new...

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Mammoth Energy Services says infrastructure business 'turned a corner'

Mammoth Energy Services’ infrastructure business “turned a corner” after the release of a critical report during the second...

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Bonus prize in offing with St. Jude ticket purchase

EDMOND — Reserve a $100 ticket by Aug. 6 on a chance to win the Oklahoma City St. Jude Dream Home to also be entered into a...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Aug. 1, 2020

Baker First Commercial Real Estate Services reports these real estate transactions: • Mikojo LLC paid $675,000 to FRG...

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Coronavirus, energy pains hit most property markets hard in OKC area

Here are highlights from Oklahoma City’s NAI Sullivan Group’s midyear market reports, available in full online. Retail In...

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Bank and restaurant latest additions to former downtown car dealership development

Stride Bank and a Hal Smith restaurant are set to join a mix of financial services, high tech and creative firms moving to the...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Aug. 1, 2020

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $36.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $24.75...

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Magellan Midstream Partners sees tightened margins after pandemic-caused demand drop

The COVID-19-caused demand reduction for refined products impacted Magellan Midstream Partners’ second quarter bottom line, the...

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Florida teen arrested as mastermind of Twitter hack

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida teen was identified Friday as the mastermind of a scheme earlier this month that commandeered Twitter...

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US astronauts pack up for rare splashdown in SpaceX capsule

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two U.S. astronauts about to make the first splashdown return in 45 years said Friday they'll have...

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James Murdoch resigns from news publisher News Corp's board

News Corp founder Rupert Murdoch’s son James is resigning from the family-controlled publisher’s board over content appearing...

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Officials declare Allegiant Stadium in Vegas almost complete

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials declared “substantial completion" of Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas after nearly 1,000 days were...

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'Building bridges': How Bass became a leading VP contender

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's leaders were deadlocked and on the verge of financial catastrophe in 2008. Five...

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Tech giants lead gains as S&P 500 closes 4th winning month

NEW YORK (AP) — Big Tech continues to steamroll through the pandemic, and strong gains for some of the market’s most...

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Oil giants lost billions as pandemic crushed demand for fuel

NEW YORK (AP) — Two American oil giants lost more than $9 billion in the second quarter as the pandemic kept households on...

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Trump offers, Democrats reject fix for $600 jobless benefit

WASHINGTON (AP) — With aid expiring, the White House offered a short-term extension Thursday of a $600 weekly unemployment...

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Recap: OKC Central Live Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

Today's live chat kicks off at 9:30 a.m. but feel free to submit questions now!

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for July 31, 2020

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $36.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $24.50...

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Oklahoma lawmakers still mulling coronavirus relief needs, including unemployment

As congressional leaders struggle to find common ground on the next coronavirus aid package, Oklahoma lawmakers also seem...

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US economy suffers worst quarter

WASHINGTON — The coronavirus pandemic sent the U.S. economy plunging by a record-shattering 32.9% annual rate last quarter and...

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Concert business "at risk of total collapse" without help

After struggling through four months of canceled concert tours, banquets, weddings and other festivities, the Bricktown Event...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Unemployment numbers not budging as pandemic continues

The number of Oklahomans receiving unemployment assistance during the third week of July remained near 120,000, data released...

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WPX Energy posts second-quarter loss

TULSA — WPX Energy met projected oil production volumes during the second quarter of 2020 but posted negative results driven by...

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State grains

WHEAT (BU): Mostly .05 to .06 lower. 3.96-4.25. Buffalo 3.96; Davis 4.00; Alva 4.03; Cherokee 4.04; El Reno, Geary, Medford,...

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Oklahoma Corporation Commission to begin in-person hearings, on limited basis

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission will begin to allow in-person hearings next week — on a limited, case-by-case basis....

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Asian benchmarks tumble, looking to earnings, central banks

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares tumbled Friday as reports showed layoffs of American workers are persisting at high levels after the...

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From The Newsroom: Listen to The Oklahoman's daily podcast

Welcome to the home of The Oklahoman's daily podcast dedicated to informing readers about the latest headlines, including the...

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Former GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain dies of COVID-19

ATLANTA (AP) — Herman Cain, former Republican presidential candidate and former CEO of a major pizza chain who went on to...

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Trump floats idea of election delay, a virtual impossibility

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, lagging in the polls and grappling with deepening economic and public health crises,...

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Contentious budget vote could push Israel toward elections

JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of opponents of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demonstrated outside his official residence late...

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Record economic plunge, bleak jobs numbers reveal virus toll

WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic sent the U.S. economy plunging by a record-shattering 32.9% annual rate last quarter...

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'On our way to Mars': NASA rover will look for signs of life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The biggest, most sophisticated Mars rover ever built — a car-size vehicle bristling with cameras,...

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1.4 million seek jobless aid as virus surges in South, West

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1.4 million laid-off Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, further evidence of the...

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US economy shrank at a record-breaking 33% rate last quarter as virus shuttered businesses and triggered layoffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — US economy shrank at a record-breaking 33% rate last quarter as virus shuttered businesses and triggered...

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Lawmakers grill 4 Big Tech CEOs but don't land many blows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional lawmakers finally got a chance to grill the CEOs of Big Tech over their dominance and...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts Tuesday: 526; Last week: 543; Last year: 215 Monday's actual:...

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ONEOK's second quarter results off, year-over-year

TULSA — Lowered transported volumes of natural gas liquids and natural gas translated into muted second-quarter earnings for...

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No-cost broadband expansion offered to schools, libraries and health care facilities, Oil & Gas Expo canceled

State fund picks up tab to extend bandwidth The administrator of Oklahoma’s Universal Service Fund announced this week that a...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for July 30, 2020

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $37.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $25.75...

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Pandemic-caused crude price collapse causes drilling slowdown for Oklahoma company

TULSA — Dramatically lower drilling activity pushed Helmerich & Payne’s quarterly results into negative territory, the...

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Nashville’s woes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — After driving for Lyft for six years, Joni Bicknese decided to invest in a minivan at the beginning of 2020,...

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Wall St. rallies as rates are kept low

NEW YORK — Wall Street rallied on Wednesday, and the S&P 500 climbed 1.2% for its best day in two weeks after the Federal...

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Boeing losses bloom to $2.4B

Boeing lost $2.4 billion in the second quarter and the company will slow production and cut more jobs as demand for commercial...

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Metropolitan area unemployment rates fell between May and June, latest data shows

The latest unemployment data for Oklahoma’s four biggest metropolitan areas tells a glass-half-full kind of story. Rates in the...

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Asia Today: China, SKorea, Japan see upticks in virus cases

BEIJING — China reported more than 100 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday as the country continues to battle an outbreak in...

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4 Big Tech CEOs get heat from Congress

WASHINGTON — Fending off accusations of stifling competition, four Big Tech CEOs — Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon’s Jeff...

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#ThrowbackThursday: Historic Huckins Hotel emptied in 1968

We are running a #ThrowbackThursday image each week, showcasing Oklahoma’s history. Be sure to follow us on Twitter...

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Trump downplays West Texas energy worries, attacks Democrats

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump took sweeping digs at “crazy left radical Democrats” on a trip Wednesday to the...

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Fed sees dim economic outlook as virus squeezes economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell warned Wednesday that the viral epidemic is endangering the modest...

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Music Review: Alanis Morissette dazzles on 9th album

Alanis Morissette, “Such Pretty Forks in the Road" (Epiphany Music)The piano is back. The voice is back. The angst is back.A...

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Gaps in federal oversight add to virus woes at vets homes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Big gaps in federal oversight of long-term care facilities for aging veterans may have contributed to rampant...

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5 French fighter jets delivered to India in military upgrade

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The first batch of five French-made Rafale fighter jets arrived at an Indian air force base on...

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Turkey: Social media law's passage raises censorship worries

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s parliament approved a law early Wednesday that gives authorities greater power to regulate social...

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State agriculture leaders advise Oklahomans to carefully handle seeds they received through the mail

Oklahoma’s Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry is asking Oklahomans who have received unordered seeds to avoid opening...

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Bank7 posts $8.1 million second quarter earnings

Bank7 isn’t having any pandemic-related problems, yet. The company, which recently issued its second quarter 2020 results,...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for July 29, 2020

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $37.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $25.75...

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Kratos' Skyborg contract to bring work to Oklahoma City, California

Kratos landed another defense contract that will bring additional work to its Oklahoma City manufacturing center. The company...

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Weekend carnival in Bricktown canceled

Plans for a carnival in Bricktown this weekend are being dropped following concerns voiced by the community over the risk of...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 7,326 Feeder Steers: Medium and Large No. 1: 357 lbs. $179; 486...

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ONE Gas posts second quarter results

TULSA — ONE Gas Inc. earned a net income of $25.3 million during the second quarter of 2020, it announced after markets closed...

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The Latest: Hard hit Australian state sees new cases drop

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s hard-hit Victoria state has recorded its lowest daily tally of COVID-19 cases in nine days...

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GOP's jobless benefit plan could mean delays, states warn

A Republican proposal to slash the $600 weekly benefit boost for those left jobless because of the coronavirus shutdown could...

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Struggling merchants, insurers battle over pandemic coverage

Restaurants, bars and other merchants struggling to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic are desperately reaching out...

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McConnell: No room for new FBI building in virus aid bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Republican said Tuesday that he opposes a push by President Donald Trump to include nearly...

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Democrats, GOP far apart on virus aid; Trump wants a deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day of shuttle diplomacy on Capitol Hill over a coronavirus aid package produced few results Tuesday, with...

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Trump defends disproved COVID-19 treatment

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump issued a stout defense Tuesday of a disproved use of a malaria drug as a treatment for...

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Turkish parliament to vote on controversial social media law

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish lawmakers were making their final speeches Tuesday before voting on a bill that would give the...

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Twitter gives Trump Jr. a tweet timeout for pandemic misinfo

CHICAGO (AP) — Twitter has temporarily halted President Donald Trump’s son from tweeting on its site after he shared a video...

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Baker Hughes donates OKC Energy Innovation Center to Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State University is getting a new home in Oklahoma City it will use to boost its engineering students’ research...

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McDonald's facing uneven recovery, 2Q sales down 30%

Business did improve for McDonald’s throughout the second quarter as restrictions lifted across the globe, but the fast food...

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Pandemic drives average age of cars in US to a record high

Drivers are holding on to cars and trucks longer during the coronavirus pandemic.The average age of a vehicle on U.S. roads...

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US-China spats rattle world, prompting calls for unity

BEIJING (AP) — Antagonisms between the United States and China are rattling governments around the world, prompting a German...

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Kirkpatrick Family Fund appoints new trustee

The Kirkpatrick Family Fund announced the appointment of Rev. Robin R. Meyers as its newest addition to the Board of Trustees....

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Analysts: Help economy now

WASHINGTON — As Congress and the White House resume their efforts to agree on a new economic aid package, evidence is growing...

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Mnuchin, Pelosi talk virus relief; GOP slashes jobless aid

WASHINGTON — Unemployment assistance, eviction protections and other relief for millions of Americans are at stake as White...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for July 28, 2020

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $38.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $26.25...

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European tourism faces turbulence only weeks after restart

BERLIN — Europe’s tourism revival is running into turbulence only weeks after countries reopened their borders, with rising...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 8,000; Last week: 7,584; Year ago: 6,988 Compared to last week:...

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Electric cooperatives seek federal help to lower debt costs

An organization representing the nation’s electric co-ops and millions of customers is looking for a little targeted relief...

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State grains

WHEAT (BU): .10 lower. 3.96-4.25. Buffalo, Davis 3.96; Alva 4.03; Cherokee 4.04; El Reno, Geary, Okarche, Watonga 4.06;...

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The Latest: New virus cases rise in China's Xinjiang region

BEIJING — New coronavirus cases continue to rise in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang, with 57 reported on Tuesday.The...

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White House, Democrats at odds on virus aid but talking

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment assistance, eviction protections and other relief for millions of Americans are at stake as...

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GOP unveils $1 trillion stimulus package with another round of checks

The stimulus bill – the fifth since the pandemic began in March – is likely the last economic rescue package before the...

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Good, not necessarily perfect, financial plans and behaviors still can get the job done

With all sorts of money decisions, it's easy to get thwarted by inaction. Here are some examples.

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Google to keep most of its employees at home until July 2021

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Google has decided that most of its 200,000 employees and contractors should work from home through...

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Lawyer claims Depp was misogynistic abuser of ex-wife Heard

LONDON (AP) — A lawyer for British tabloid The Sun claimed Monday that Johnny Depp was “a hopeless addict” whose violence...

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Regulators warn Under Armour over accounting disclosures

NEW YORK (AP) — Under Armour said Monday that it received a warning from U.S. regulators that the company and two of its...

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European tourism faces turbulence only weeks after restart

BERLIN (AP) — Europe's tourism revival is running into turbulence only weeks after countries reopened their borders, with...

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Report: Attendance flat at Disney parks, grows at Universal

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Attendance at Disney theme parks was flat last year as it limited the number of people allowed in to...

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Virus vaccine put to final test in thousands of volunteers

The world’s biggest COVID-19 vaccine study got underway Monday with the first of 30,000 planned volunteers helping to test...

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Group: Yemen rebels should be sanctioned over moored tanker

CAIRO (AP) — A leading international rights group on Monday urged the U.N. Security Council to impose additional sanctions on...

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Ryanair expects air travel to be depressed for 2-3 years

LONDON (AP) — European budget airline Ryanair said Monday that the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on its earnings, with...

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Liz Weston: Can you trust your mobile payment app?

Money transfer apps including Venmo, Cash App and PayPal have surged in popularity during the pandemic as people seek safe,...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, July 27, 2020

Northeast senior center advances Architects expect the MAPS 3 senior health and wellness center at NE 36 and Lincoln Boulevard,...

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Workers praise Disney virus safety, but will visitors come?

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Every week, it seems, Kaila Barker, her husband and their five children change their minds about whether...

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Oklahoma rancher tackles grasshopper invasion, drought with video humor

Leave it to an Oklahoma rancher like Monte Tucker to find humor in a drought and a grasshopper infestation. He had more than a...

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Vermont city hit hard by news of immigration furloughs

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — Word has spread swiftly around the small working-class city of St. Albans about looming furloughs at its...

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‘Unholy alliance’ of power, money fueled corruption scheme

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An accused co-conspirator called it an “unholy alliance” — dealings between a longtime Ohio politician seeking...

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Opinion: No stopping this flywheel

A flywheel is a heavy and perfectly balanced wheel that collects energy over time and releases it fast. "Flywheel" is a perfect...

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Opinion: How the virus is remaking the American workplace

We’re writing this column from home. And we’re far from alone. The pandemic has forced many of us to work remotely, either part...

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Midstream energy companies announce dividends as they prepare to issue quarterly results

TULSA — Several energy companies have announced dividend awards as they prepare to publish quarterly results. NGL Energy...

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War against wild hogs rages on across Oklahoma

Scott Alls has been battling feral hogs for more than a decade. As director of wildlife services for the Oklahoma Department of...

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Opinion: Silver streaks higher

Silver’s meteoric rise continued this week, exploding over $23 per ounce for the first time since 2013. The metal’s value has...

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Kanna closes $500,000 funding round as it connects cannabis workers, companies

Oklahoma City-based Kanna closed a half-million dollar funding round to secure its viability as an employment service for the...

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Poll: Optimism fades for jobs returning post-pandemic

WASHINGTON — Nearly half of Americans whose families experienced a layoff during the coronavirus pandemic now believe those...

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Surplus crops are helping farmers and hungry families in Washington

George Ahearn had heard about farmers in Eastern Washington who were giving away potatoes and onions and wanted to know if...

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The Latest: Ga. Democratic Senate candidate's wife has virus

ATLANTA -- Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff says he's in isolation with his wife, who contracted COVID-19.The...

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Machinists union president rallies striking shipyard workers

BATH, Maine (AP) — The international president of the Machinists union rallied striking workers at Bath Iron Works on Saturday,...

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Women reflect on sexist slur that often goes unpunished

Ask a woman if she’s been called the B-word by a man — perhaps modified by the F-adjective — and chances are she’ll say, “You...

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Festival of Homes set for two weekends in central Oklahoma

NORMAN — The Festival of Homes is set for July 31-Aug. 2, and Aug. 7-9 with new houses open free to the public from 1 to 7 p.m....

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New forecast: Higher home prices and lower mortgage rates

With mortgage rates falling to record lows, thousands of Americans are buying houses or refinancing their existing homes. This...

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How to overseed a lawn

Overseeding, if done correctly, will fill in bare spots in a lawn and choke out weeds. "At its most basic, overseeding adds...

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While some are harvesting, it's also time to plant

We are well into the harvest season for many of the new plants we planted this spring. The “harvest” on flowering plants is the...

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Housing shortage persists in OKC and the nation

The housing shortage got a little shorter last month. Even with 2,512 new listings — up 10.7% compared with June 2019 — closed...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for July 25, 2020

The Listing of the Week is cottage-like home with guest quarters on a 1-acre wooded lot in Edmond. The 3,913-square-foot home...

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Lenders are slowly starting to offer jumbo mortgages again

Lenders are slowly and selectively starting to underwrite jumbo mortgages again after all but abandoning the market as the...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for July 25, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $24 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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A million-dollar property for $39,000?

LOS ANGELES — Karolynne and Randolph Gee have lived in the same house in Laurel Canyon, in the Hollywood Hills West district of...

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Taking a top down approach to home exterior updates

Whether you want to boost the beauty of your home for your own enjoyment or you’re looking to sell in the near future, experts...

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Ferry to museum receives grant

A ferry landing linking the First Americans Museum to other Oklahoma River attractions earned federal funding Friday. A $4...

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State grains

WHEAT (BU): .08 to .09 higher. 4.06-4.35. Buffalo, Davis 4.06; Alva 4.13; Cherokee 4.14; El Reno, Geary, Okarche, Watonga 4.16;...

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No bargains in this basement: OKC home sales booming on short supply

EDMOND — Homebuyers are rushing up a down staircase: Sales are booming, supply is in the basement, and sellers have the upper...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for July 25, 2020

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $37.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $25.75...

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Smart ways to boost home curb appeal

Taking steps to boost curb appeal makes good sense for any homeowner. Not only does it help make a great first impression on...

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4 quick summer pick-me-ups for your home

While staycationing at home this summer (sigh, sob), I have consoled myself by looking for ways to perk up my days and my house...

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No regrets for builder of never-opened Oklahoma City St. Jude Dream Home

EDMOND — COVID-19 cost Shaw Homes the attention, foot traffic, and potential sales that come with building the annual St. Jude...

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Oklahoma Agriculture Hall of Fame inducts Dr. Barry Pollard

Doctor Barry Pollard, an Enid neurosurgeon who is committed to supporting medical and veterinarian training, is the newest...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Livestock Weighted Average Report for the week of July 20 through...

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Global slide affects Wall St.

Stocks closed broadly lower for the second day in a row Friday as Wall Street gave back some of its gains from a mostly solid...

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Buying a home? Here's what to expect at the closing

Closing on a house marks the beginning of a new chapter, but the final step before becoming a homeowner includes lots of...

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Want to run your own tag agency? Now's your chance.

The Oklahoma Tax Commission has opened applications for three new tag agencies in northeastern Oklahoma. The offices will be...

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Queen's Lambert not king of the hill on this sale, but comes away nearly even

LOS ANGELES — Adam Lambert couldn't quite turn a profit in the Hollywood Hills. The "American Idol" alum sold his modern digs...

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What would a wall of foreclosures do to home prices?

If a flood of mortgage foreclosures hits because of the coronavirus and related shocks to the labor market and economy in...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for July 25, 2020

Price Edwards & Co. reports these real estate transactions: • SAKZ Inc. LLC paid MEBS Development Co. LLC $975,000 for a...

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Oklahoma Energy Index falls again as pandemic-caused recession continues

Oklahoma’s energy industry continues to be hammered as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. An energy index published on a monthly...

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The Latest: S Korea has 100+ cases for 1st time in 4 months

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 113 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours — its first daily...

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Wall Street down after worldwide slide; gold at record high

Stocks closed broadly lower for the second day in a row Friday as Wall Street gave back some of its gains from a mostly solid...

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Rising virus cases spark concern in Florida nursing homes

MIAMI (AP) — The coronavirus transformed Florida’s nursing homes into closely guarded fortresses beginning in March, with the...

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US new home sales jump 13.8% in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new homes rose a sharp 13.8% in June, the second straight increase after two months when sales...

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Goldman Sachs and Malaysia reach $3.9B settlement over 1MDB

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s government said Friday it has reached a $3.9 billion settlement with Goldman Sachs in...

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Recap: OKC Central Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer answered questions from readers this morning.

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Not this year: Great British summer getaway takes a pause

LONDON (AP) — The air would normally be full of anticipation with kids excitedly planning the coming two weeks and parents...

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‘Gaps’ remain in Brexit talks

LONDON — Negotiators working to establish new trade relations between Britain and the European Union admitted Thursday there...

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Airport OnCue to open

OnCue will open a new store near the Amazon warehouses in Lariat Landing at Will Rogers World Airport. The Oklahoma City...

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Applicants overrun second round of Oklahoma business relief funding

So many companies rushed to apply for the second round of state-led coronavirus relief funds the Oklahoma Department of...

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Continuing unemployment claims remain near 120,000, national unemployment rate estimated at 11.1%

Nearly 120,000 Oklahomans received unemployment assistance during the second week of July as businesses continue to contend...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for July 24, 2020

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $ Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $ Oklahoma oil...

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Oklahoma seeks continued authority to oversee environmental programs in state's Indian territories

Oklahoma is asking the EPA to grant it the authority to continue regulating environmental issues across areas of the state...

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Movie theaters implore studios: Release the blockbusters

NEW YORK (AP) — A long time ago in a pre-COVID universe far, far away, blockbusters opened around the globe simultaneously or...

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Jobless claims rise as cutoff of extra $600 benefit nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation got another dose of bad economic news Thursday as the number of laid-off workers seeking jobless...

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A world in isolation, a surge of new users for Twitter

LONDON (AP) — The global pandemic and U.S. protests are forcing a pullback by advertisers on Twitter, but it's also led to an...

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American, Southwest add to US airline industry's 2Q losses

DALLAS (AP) — Two major airlines reported huge second-quarter losses Thursday, and their leaders warned that the new surge in...

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Ex-Redskins become Washington Football Team for 2020 season

The NFL team formerly known as the Redskins will go by the Washington Football Team for at least the 2020 season, giving the...

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EU negotiator cites 'objective risk' of no post-Brexit deal

LONDON (AP) — British and European Union negotiators failed to agree on underlying principles in the latest round of talks on...

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Asia Today: Tokyo sets virus case record as holiday begins

TOKYO (AP) — The city of Tokyo announced a record 366 new daily coronavirus cases on Thursday, exceeding 300 for the first time...

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Why are coins hard to find during the pandemic?

Why are coins hard to find during the pandemic?The Federal Reserve has seen a significant decline of coins in circulation...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts Tuesday: 543; Last Week: 635; Last Year: 274 Actual: 7,584...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for July 23, 2020

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $38.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $26.50...

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Unemployment claims events scheduled in Ardmore

The state's unemployment agency has scheduled two claim processing events in Ardmore to help alleviate the backlog of issues in...

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BOK Financial weathering financial storm so far, second quarter results show

TULSA — BOK Financial on Wednesday reported a second-quarter 2020 net income of about $65 million, or 92 cents per share. In...

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Oil and gas companies tap DUC inventories to boost production at lower costs

The nation still has a lot of energy in the bank, but not as much as it did a year ago. Data published monthly by the U.S....

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Shares mixed in Asia after Wall Street advance

MITO, Japan (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Thursday, with the region’s biggest market in Tokyo closed for a four-day...

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White House scrambles on nursing homes as COVID-19 surges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fearing another grim wave of nursing home deaths as COVID-19 cases rebound, President Donald Trump on...

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Tesla picks Texas site for second US vehicle assembly plant

Electric car maker Tesla Inc. has picked the Austin, Texas, area as the site for its largest auto assembly plant employing at...

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ONE Gas promotes two into key positions

Generational change topic of webcast A generational shift impacting the energy industry will be the topic of the next...

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AP Exclusive: Aid from top donors drops even as need soars

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A new snapshot of the frantic global response to the coronavirus pandemic shows some of the world’s largest...

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US orders China to close its consulate in Houston

BEIJING (AP) — The United States said Wednesday that it has ordered China to close its consulate in Houston “to protect...

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Ethiopia's leader hails 1st filling of massive, disputed dam

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia’s prime minister on Wednesday hailed the first filling of a massive dam that has led to...

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Trump: Virus in US will get worse before it gets better

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump sought to paint a rosier picture of the coronavirus for the nation Tuesday but conceded the...

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Senate panel approves Trump’s controversial Fed nominee

WASHINGTON — The Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday approved President Donald Trump’s choice of Judy Shelton for the Federal...

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US accuses Chinese hackers in targeting of COVID-19 research

WASHINGTON — Hackers working with the Chinese government targeted firms developing vaccines for the coronavirus and stole...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 7,584 Feeder Steers: Medium and Large No. 1: 442 lbs. $162, 419...

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State grains

WHEAT (BU): .07 to .08 higher. 3.99-4.28. Buffalo, Davis 3.99; Alva 4.06; Cherokee 4.07; Manchester 4.08; El Reno, Geary,...

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Amazon set to expand with 1 million square foot facility, estimated to employ 1,000

Newly filed building permits show the developer tasked with building many of Amazon’s large warehouse and industrial centers is...

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Council approves police contract

The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday ratified a new one-year contract with the Fraternal Order of Police, despite objections of...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for July 22, 2020

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $38.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $26.50...

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Oklahoma increases aid for meat processors through CARES Act

State leaders aim to fatten up the capabilities of Oklahoma meat processors with a $10 million grant program using CARES Act...

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Oklahoma Employment Security Commission hires chief operating officer

OESC names chief operating officer The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission named Michelle Britten as its new chief...

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The Latest: PGA Tour Series-China canceled due to virus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The PGA Tour Series-China season has been...

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The Latest: Nepal ends 120 days of coronavirus lockdown

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Nepal’s government has ended a lockdown 120 days after it was imposed to control the spread of...

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US accuses Chinese hackers in targeting of COVID-19 research

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hackers working with the Chinese government targeted firms developing vaccines for the coronavirus and stole...

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Facing federal agents, Portland protests find new momentum

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Mardy Widman has watched protests against racial injustice unfold in her hometown of Portland, Oregon,...

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Trump says virus in US will get worse before it gets better

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump warned on Tuesday that the “nasty horrible’” coronavirus will get worse in the U.S....

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CEO of parent company of Coach and Kate Spade resigns

NEW YORK (AP) — The CEO of the parent company of Kate Spade, Stuart Weitzman and Coach fashion brands resigned Tuesday citing...

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This could be the week we learn about a second coronavirus stimulus package

That relief package may or may not extend boosted unemployment and include a direct stimulus payment, but at this stage of the...

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DEQ decides not to move into SandRidge Tower

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality is no longer interested in moving into the SandRidge Tower in downtown...

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DeSantis believes Florida will soon contain virus outbreak

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis expressed confidence Tuesday that Florida will soon contain its coronavirus outbreak...

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Hit or error? MLB official scorers work remotely thru virus

MIAMI (AP) — As an official scorer for Major League Baseball, Ron Jernick has worked at the World Series, the All-Star Game and...

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Biden unveils caregiver plan, says Trump 'quit' on country

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden offered a massive plan on Tuesday to create 3 million jobs and improve care for children and...

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Senate panel approves Trump's controversial Fed nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday approved President Donald Trump's choice of Judy Shelton for the...

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$520 million settlement approved in Santee Cooper lawsuit

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina state judge on Monday approved a $520 million settlement in a customer class action...

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South Africa sees rise in virus cases; Zimbabwe sets curfew

JOHANNESBURG (AP) —There is growing concern that South Africa's hospitals may not be able to cope with the numbers of COVID-19...

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Nation's largest fuel retailer announces new CEO

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The CEO of Pilot Company, the nation’s largest fuel retailer, announced Tuesday that he will transition...

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Walmart to close its stores on Thanksgiving Day

NEW YORK (AP) —Walmart Inc. said that it will be closing its namesake stores and Sam's Clubs on Thanksgiving Day this year,...

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With stadiums, theaters closed, Coke 2Q revenue plunges 28%

Coca-Cola's revenue plunged 28% in the second quarter, but the company thinks the worst could be behind it.Coke Chairman and...

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Lebanon contracts NY-based company to do forensic audit

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s government agreed Tuesday to hire a New York-based company to conduct a forensic audit of the country’s...

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Turkey's ruling party moving to tighten grip on social media

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish president's ruling party is submitting draft legislation to parliament that would enable the...

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Walmart customers react to mask-wearing requirement

Michael Martinez pushed a cart full of groceries toward his car in the Walmart parking lot off of Danforth Road in Edmond...

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Head of the line: Big companies got coronavirus loans first

NEW YORK — Ever since the U.S. government launched its emergency lending program for small businesses on April 3, there have...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 8,000; Last week: 8,234; Year ago: 6,039 Compared to last week:...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for July 21, 2020

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $37.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $25.25...

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Wrangling over virus relief persists despite high stakes

MIAMI — The desperate race to corral the coronavirus pandemic took on even greater urgency Monday as a burgeoning economic...

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‘Men’s rights’ lawyer eyed in shooting of NJ judge’s family

A self-described “anti-feminist” lawyer found dead in the Catskills of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound is considered...

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Employers not required to notify staff, patrons of positive COVID cases, but it is encouraged

When an employee tests positive for COVID-19, what are businesses required to report, if anything? As it turns out, the law...

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The Latest: SKorea's new virus cases bounce back after drop

SEOUL, South Korea __ South Korea’s new virus cases have bounced back to above 40, a day after it reported its smallest daily...

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Workers protest racial inequality on day of national strike

NEW YORK (AP) — Workers from the service industry, fast-food chains and the gig economy rallied with organized labor Monday to...

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UK suspends extradition arrangements with Hong Kong

LONDON (AP) — Britain suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and blocked arms sales to the former British territory...

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Oklahoma unemployment rate drops from 12.6% in May to 6.6% in June

The state unemployment rate declined nearly by half in June compared to May, according to seasonally adjusted figures from the...

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Walmart, Lowe's, Aldi, Target among retailers adding face masks requirements due to COVID-19. See the full list

The nation's largest retailers are now requiring what some states and cities won't: the use of face masks.

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Stirring in the oil patch, Chevron buys Noble for $5 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — Chevron will take over Noble Energy for $5 billion in the first big deal announced since the coronavirus...

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Alibaba-backed Ant Group to go public in Shanghai, Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) — Ant Group, the online payments arm of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, announced plans Monday for an initial...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, July 20, 2020

OKCFD COVID-19 alert eased The Oklahoma City Fire Department's pandemic alert is now at Level Yellow, down from Level Red and...

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Details of OKC Council mask ordinance

OKC Council approves mask ordinance following over five hours of discussion. The emergency vote means it goes into effect...

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Workers turn into amateur sleuths to track virus cases

NEW YORK (AP) — Jana Jumpp spends eight hours a day updating a spreadsheet — not for work, but a recent hobby: figuring out how...

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Financial assistance being awarded to women redefining their businesses

Across the nation, many women pivoted their business operations to creatively serve their customers while keeping employees on...

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GOP leaders, Trump to discuss virus aid as crisis deepens

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Republicans in Congress were expecting to meet Monday with President Donald Trump on the next COVID-19...

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Players plead with NFL to address health, safety concerns

NFL players are publicly pleading with the league to address several health and safety concerns on the eve of training camp.The...

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Ackerman McQueen CEO sued by ex-employee

A former employee at advertising agency Ackerman McQueen is accusing the CEO of hostile and abusive behavior toward her because...

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Opinion: China clamors for commodities

Unlike the U.S. economy which continues to suffer from unemployment, political uncertainties, and a sharp increase in COVID-19...

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Opinion: Innovation forged by health hardships

It is always amazing to me how often entrepreneurship and life-changing innovations come out of parents' love and concern for...

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Top Workplaces nominations deadline extended

A few weeks ago, I wrote about an annual opportunity to recognize some of the best workplaces in Oklahoma. The recognition and...

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Need a job? We're hosting a career fair on Wednesday in Oklahoma City

The Oklahoman and JobsOK.com are holding a career fair Wednesday for a broad range of positions in several companies. People...

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Opinion: Modern 'Anti-Mask League' totally misses the point

The message came in at 8:28 on Wednesday evening. The caller to the president’s office at the Oklahoma Medical Research...

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Prosecutor: Video shows NYC dismemberment suspect buying saw

NEW YORK (AP) — Surveillance video shows the personal assistant charged in the death of a 33-year-old tech entrepreneur found...

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Protesters hit with gas as locals demand feds leave Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Militarized federal agents deployed by the president to Portland, Oregon, fired tear gas against...

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Doctor who survived COVID-19 bewildered by public disregard

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Dr. Michael Saag spends much of his time treating patients fighting for their lives and working with...

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Trump talks less about virus, states look inward for answers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has taken an increasingly hands-off approach to the coronavirus crisis in recent days...

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'We really need help': Coronavirus overwhelms rural Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Heather Griggs presses a phone to her ear in a makeshift office in the small brick courthouse that once...

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Coronavirus ironies for hearth and home

Great and sad ironies haunt the stay-at-home movement to help stave off the coronavirus. The comforts of home are hard to...

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4 steps for developing thoughtful estate plan

Many people may avoid estate planning because they think it can be put off until later in life. But experts agree that adults...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for July 18

The Listing of the Week is a midcentury ranch with a remodeled kitchen and updated master bath on 0.27 acre in the Belle Isle...

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Hot Property: Matthew Perry cuts price on 'mansion in the sky'

LOS ANGELES — The price for Matthew Perry's "mansion in the sky" is coming back down to earth. The actor of "Friends" fame...

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Opinion: Warehouses still steady as they go in OKC

The leased warehouse market is holding its own in Oklahoma City, as other commercial property sectors take hard hits from the...

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Analysts predict energy companies have challenges to solve after this year's collapse of commodity markets

The next 18 months could be make or break time for the nation’s energy industry, two analysts’ outlines indicate. Deloitte,...

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Transactions

Newmark Grubb Levy Strange Beffort reports these real estate transactions: • Tellworks Communications LLC leased 14,592 square...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for July 18, 2020

Optima Commercial: 6101 SW 44, office-warehouse, remodel, $5,000,000. CMSWillowbrook Inc.: 3500 NW 192, school, add-on,...

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Marni Jameson: Is your home Zoom ready?

I am the worst voyeur. Whenever my husband and I are out walking, I peer in windows. Despite his chastising, I sneak peeks...

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Vacancy signs: Oklahoma City dodges the worst perils of 2020, so far

The first half of the year could have been worse for the battered Oklahoma City office market, and the second half surely will...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for July 18, 2020

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $37 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $25 Oklahoma oil...

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Reap what you sow: Follow these tips for harvesting from the garden

It is common for gardeners to wait for their large tomatoes to turn red on the vine, but this may not be such a good idea...

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Wall St. closes week on upswing

NEW YORK — Wall Street ticked higher Friday to close out its third straight winning week, one punctuated by hopes that the...

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OKC Council: Masks required for indoor public spaces

The Oklahoma City Council on Friday approved a mask ordinance to fight a COVID-19 surge. The council voted 6-3 for the...

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New studies clarify what drugs help, hurt

Fresh studies give more information about what treatments do or don’t work for COVID-19, with high-quality methods that give...

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5 ways to upgrade your home with new tech

Upgrading your lifestyle doesn’t have to mean undergoing a major home renovation. By simply introducing a few technologies, you...

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Great ways to take fun to the backyard

If you’ve been spending a lot of time indoors lately, you may be ready to get outside for some fresh air. Here’s how to make...

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Grants announced for Black landmarks in OKC and Tulsa

Two endangered Black landmarks in Oklahoma City and the only surviving structure from the 1921 massacre of “Black Wall Street”...

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4 home maintenance tips to keep the outdoors outside

Even avid nature lovers will agree that not all aspects of the outdoors belong inside one’s home. While bugs, mud and allergens...

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Common moving myths busted

You’ve finally found the perfect home. Now comes the hard part: moving. But don’t let misconceptions complicate the process. To...

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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 City police response to mask policy

Oklahoma City police response to mask policy

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China says it's not trying to replace US, won't be bullied

BEIJING (AP) — China isn't seeking to confront or replace the United States as the world's top technological power, but will...

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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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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for July 17, 2020

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $37.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $25.25...

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OKC mask ordinance hanging by a thread

Prospects for an Oklahoma City mask ordinance to turn back surging COVID-19 numbers were unclear after a four-hour city council...

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China is seeing worrying trend
Ambitions of a rising economic and military power appear to collide with those of the US

BEIJING — On Monday, it was the South China Sea. On Tuesday, it was Hong Kong. On Wednesday, Huawei and human rights. The Trump...

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Basement level: Lowest-ever mortgage rates add more fuel to refi fire

Behold the power of the lowest home loan rates ever, a milestone hit this week in a descent that hasn't let up since the...

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Oklahoma grants $13.9M to local businesses; see who benefitted

The Oklahoma Department of Commerce distributed $13.9 million in grants to 667 Oklahoma businesses last week as part of the...

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Tulsa focuses on Tesla, polishes its national image

TULSA — In the ongoing battle with Austin, Texas, to get a new Tesla factory, Tulsa's biggest obstacle hasn't been demographics...

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Many continue to receive unemployment assistance, but changes to the amount paid are on the horizon

More than 120,000 Oklahomans continued to receive unemployment assistance during the first week of July, while changes to...

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Arkansas to require face masks to combat coronavirus surge

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson issued an order Thursday requiring people to wear face masks in public...

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Rising coronavirus infections threaten US economic recovery

BALTIMORE (AP) — Rising coronavirus infections across dozens of states are threatening the U.S. economic recovery, forcing...

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Pelosi urges Trump to 'ask for directions' on virus crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday compared President Donald Trump to “the man who refuses to ask for...

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List of national retail chains requiring masks is growing

NEW YORK (AP) — Target, CVS Health and Publix Super Markets on Thursday joined the growing list of national chains that will...

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Investigators: Texas couple defrauded Army out of millions

DALLAS (AP) — Federal agents have seized more than 20 vehicles and the money from 10 bank accounts belonging to married U.S....

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Watch: President Trump delivers remarks on rolling back regulations

Watch live as President Trump discusses rolling back U.S. regulations. The event is expected to start at 3 p.m.

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European Central Bank urges leaders to act on economy

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank hit pause Thursday after deploying massive stimulus measures in recent...

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As Trump attacks, China sees a worrying trend for its future

BEIJING (AP) — On Monday, it was the South China Sea. On Tuesday, it was Hong Kong. On Wednesday, Huawei and human rights.The...

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Environmental Quality department seeks grant applications to install more electric vehicle chargers

Oklahoma is using additional dollars from a legal settlement to boost two programs intended to help clear the state’s air....

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Underreporting could make current natural gas production limit symbolic

Opponents of a limit affecting natural gas production from Oklahoma’s most prolific wells called Wednesday for regulators to do...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Vote set on OKC mask ordinance

The Oklahoma City Council will meet at 1 p.m. Friday to vote on a mask ordinance to fight COVID-19. The decision came as new...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for July 16, 2020

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $37.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $25.75...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 635; Last week: 454; Last year: 383 Actual: 8,234 Compared to...

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Confirmed US virus cases rise amid new global restrictions

MIAMI (AP) — California, Arizona, Texas and Florida together reported about 36,000 new coronavirus cases Wednesday as...

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Walmart latest retailer to require customers to wear masks

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart will require customers to wear face coverings at all of its namesake and Sam's Club stores, making it...

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg released from hospital

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Wednesday that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was discharged from a hospital after being...

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Coronavirus data is funneled away from CDC, sparking worries

NEW YORK (AP) — Hospital data related to the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. will now be collected by a private technology...

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Another shortage! Beer, soda makers struggle with aluminum can supply, make plans to limit niche drinks

With beer and soda consumption shifting from restaurants to homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, beverage companies and can...