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  • GM recalls soar past 20 million. Why don't consumers care?

    In case you thought there couldn't possibly be another General Motors recall so soon, you're just not thinking big enough. This week, GM said it was recalling 3.36 million more cars. The cause: an ignition switch defect that could result in keys carrying extra weight (read: a keychain) to slip out of position and shut the vehicle off abruptly during "some jarring event."

    June 18, 2014

  • Waurika News-Democrat among big winners at press awards

    The Waurika News-Democrat was among the winners Friday night when The Oklahoma Press Association presented its Better Newspaper Contest Awards at the Reed Center in Midwest City.
    The Waurika weekly newspaper, written and edited by Jeff Kaley, a former managing editor and sports editor at The Duncan Banner, was named one of the best weekly newspapers in Oklahoma.

    June 13, 2014

  • google-seo-search-results-screenshot.jpg Your new boss is going to Google you, so make sure she likes what she sees

    This is what a professional online reputation management "campaign" looks like: four people — one patched in via video — around a conference room table, jotting notes on laptops, carefully examining every trace of a client's digital existence and plotting a strategy to improve it.

    June 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Family Dollar adopts poison pill

    Family Dollar Stores Inc., facing a threat from billionaire activist Carl Icahn, adopted a shareholder-rights plan that will limit investors from acquiring more than 10 percent of the company.

    June 10, 2014

  • Chesapeake charged with fraud, racketeering

    State prosecutors in Michigan have filed fraud and racketeering charges against Oklahoma City-based oil and natural gas producer Chesapeake Energy Corp.

    June 6, 2014

  • Screen shot 2014-05-30 at 2.39.00 PM.png Distracted? 3 desktop apps to save you from yourself

    While we normally share mobile apps, this week's "special edition" piece includes three desktop apps to save your distracted self from social media scrolling, constant email checking and general lack of focus.

    May 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fallin signs bill revamping state employee pension system

    Governor Mary Fallin today signed a bill that creates a more flexible pension system for future state workers.
     
    House Bill 2630 moves future state employees from a defined benefit plan to the 401k-style, defined contribution plan being widely used in the private sector. The law does not cover employees designated “hazardous duty” – including firefighters and law enforcement officers—or teachers. It does not change the pension system for current employees or retirees.
     

    May 30, 2014

  • Fallin signs tax break bill for oil and gas industries

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today signed into law a permanent, lowered tax rate that will continue a drilling incentive program for oil and natural gas companies operating in Oklahoma.
       House Bill 2562 provides an incentive on oil and natural gas production from all new wells drilled after July 1, 2015.  Under that incentive, all production from all new wells will be taxed at 2 percent for 36 months. After the first 36 months, a gross production tax rate of 7 percent applies. The initially lower rate is designed to encourage increased drilling and energy production in Oklahoma.  
     The Oklahoma Department of Commerce estimates that 25% of all Oklahoma jobs are supported directly or indirectly by the energy industry.

    May 28, 2014

  • Chesapeake wants out of anti-trust suit

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. has asked to be dismissed from anti-trust charges filed against it in Michigan.

    May 24, 2014

  • screenshot facebook.jpg Facebook vies with Google to Apple for mobile developers

    Facebook is pushing to change a perception that it's not a tool for developers this week at the F8 developer conference in San Francisco, the company's first major event for app makers since 2011.

    April 28, 2014 1 Photo

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Should the date for The World's Largest Garage Sale be changed from the third weekend in July to sometime in October to take advantage of cooler weather like we had this past weekend?

No. It's better in the summer cause kids are out of school.
Yes. More shoppers would come during nice fall weather.
Either time is fine.

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