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Helmerich & Payne: Fiscal 1Q Earnings Snapshot

TULSA, Okla. (AP) _ Helmerich & Payne Inc. (HP) on Monday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $30.6 million. On a per-share basis, the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based company said it had net income of 27 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring...

 

Matthew Maennche Elected to Chair Position for Tulsa SCORE

TULSA, Okla., Jan. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Although originally founded in 1964 as the Service Corps of Retired Executives, SCORE is still one of the most widely known resources for small business owners or entrepreneurs that advice or guidance in...

 

Sonic laying off in Oklahoma City, transferring to Atlanta

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City-based Sonic Corp. will lay off employees at its headquarters and transfer others to Atlanta, the home of its parent company. Sonic spokeswoman Christi Woodworth said Friday the changes are part of Sonic's...

 

Company found partly responsible for Oklahoma rig explosion

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma jury has found a Houston-based company 10% responsible for a January 2018 explosion and fire that killed five men. The Pittsburg County jury on Monday ordered National Oilwell Varco to pay $1 million each to the...

 

General Mills Launches Multi-Year Regenerative Agriculture Pilot with Wheat Growers in Central Kansas

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 28, 2020-- General Mills has launched a regenerative agriculture pilot with farmers in Kansas' Cheney Reservoir watershed which provides water to more than 400,000 Wichita residents. The company targeted this...

 

Report: Ford to pay $30M-plus for lawsuit over transmissions

Ford will pay at least $30 million in a proposed settlement over a class-action lawsuit related to failing transmissions in its Fiesta and Focus vehicles. The lawsuit represents nearly 2 million owners and former owners of the cars, which had bad...

 

Hospital group fights drug shortages by making needed meds

U.S. hospitals fed up with shortages of critical medicines — mostly generic drugs that aren't profitable — have banded together. Seven hospital systems and three philanthropies formed nonprofit CivicaRx in 2018 to produce what they need. The...

 

OGE Energy Corp. fourth quarter/year-end 2019 earnings webcast

OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE) will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss fourth quarter and year-end 2019 results at 9 a.m. Eastern Time (8 a.m. Central Time), Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. This call is...

 

Conner Industries Announces Opening of New Manufacturing Facility in Oklahoma

FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 27, 2020-- Conner Industries, Inc., a leading provider of lumber, industrial wood crates & pallets, and engineered packaging solutions, announced today that it will open a new manufacturing facility in Tulsa,...

 

Fallout from Boeing 737 MAX spreads in Kansas, Oklahoma

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Layoffs at Spirit AeroSystems spread Thursday to the airplane parts-maker's plants in Oklahoma amid the widening fallout in its home state of Kansas caused by the halt in production of the troubled Boeing 737 MAX. Spirit filed...

 

Oklahoma City-based Paycom Software being added to S&P 500

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City-based information technology company Paycom Software Inc., is being added to the S&P 500. S&P Dow Jones Indices announced Wednesday that Paycom will replace Wellcare Health Plans on Jan. 28 as Wellcare is being...

 

Editor of Oklahoma journalism nonprofit announces retirement

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The executive editor of the nonprofit journalism corporation Oklahoma Watch announced on Friday his plan to retire later this year. David Fritze thanked his staff and donors in an email to supporters. "Oklahoma Watch has made...

 

Oklahoma unemployment rate steady; slowdown projected

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's unemployment rate held steady last month at 3.4% and the state's economic slowdown is projected to continue in 2020, state officials reported Friday. Oklahoma's 3.4% seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains...

 

Kansas lawmakers discuss labeling for meat alternatives

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers are considering a bill that would prohibit producers of meat alternatives from using certain meat-related terms, such as jerky or burger, in their marketing. The bill contains 22 terms that producers of...

 

Supreme Court: Alcohol distribution law unconstitutional

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A divided Oklahoma Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a law requiring the top 25 brands of wine and spirits to be sold to all Oklahoma alcohol wholesalers is unconstitutional. The 5-4 ruling means alcohol manufacturers can...

 

Court: Kansas "Ag-Gag" unconstitutionally bans free speech

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Provisions in a Kansas law that ban the secret filming at slaughterhouses and other livestock facilities unconstitutionally criminalize free speech, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Kathryn Vratil mostly...

 

Kelly names Air National Guard leader new adjutant general

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An Air National Guard brigadier general has been chosen to be the new Kansas Adjutant General, Gov. Laura Kelly announced Wednesday. David Weishaar, who commands the Air Guard in Kansas as assistant adjutant general, will...

 

Kansas Memorial Union restaurant tries beer and wine sales

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A restaurant at Memorial Union at the University of Kansas began selling beer and alcohol Tuesday, as a way to "test the waters" for future businesses that might want to offer alcohol on campus, the union's director said....

 

ONE Gas Increases Quarterly Dividend

TULSA, Okla., Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of ONE Gas, Inc. (NYSE: OGS) today increased the quarterly dividend by 4 cents per share to 54 cents per share, effective for the first quarter 2020, resulting in an annualized...

 

Kansas rising electric rate-making process favors utilities

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An independent review of Kansas' rising electricity prices shows the process used for setting rates favors utilities and could be improved. Lawmakers concerned that electricity prices were no longer competitive with...

 

Crowdfunding effort behind plan to revitalize Route 66 hotel

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — There are plans to redevelop another dilapidated hotel along the longest urban stretch of historic Route 66, but this project on the edge downtown Albuquerque will be bankrolled in a unique way. ARRIVE Hotels &...

 

Tesla disputes claims its cars can accelerate on their own

Tesla is disputing claims by a California man that all three models of the company's cars can suddenly speed up on their own without the driver touching the accelerator pedal. Tesla said Monday it checks when drivers report that their car...

 

PetroChoice Acquires Commercial Distributing Inc. out of Oklahoma City, OK

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- PetroChoice, a leading provider of lubrication solutions, is excited to announce the lubricant business acquisition of Commercial Distributing Inc. (CDi), headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK. CDi...

 

Gateway First Bank Names Nick Gulick SVP of Marketing

JENKS, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 16, 2020-- Gateway First Bank announced today the appointment of Nick Gulick as Senior Vice President of Marketing. In this role, Gulick will lead the charge in evolving the brand, which has a strong 20-year...

 

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