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Articles from March 7, 2012

American Airlines to Freeze Pensions
American Airlines on Wednesday backed away from earlier statements that the company planned to terminate pensions.Instead, the company told employees that it would freeze pensions for most workers as it reorganizes.In a statement, American told workers...
Commentary: Right to Fire Already There
Should we be able to fire the people we hire?In Oklahoma's business community, the answer is clearly "yes." Oklahomans believe in the doctrine of at-will employment, where employer and employee are each free to terminate their relationship at any time,...
It's a Living: Announcer in Oklahoma
Sometimes simply chatting with a checkout cashier at a store will be enough to earn Gary Owen a puzzled look, a long stare.There's something about that voice; it's so very familiar. Where have you heard him before?Everywhere."It's like, 'Oh my God, you're...
OKC Events: March 7, 2012
Unless someone doesn't pay up on a bid at Red Tie Night, the live auction brought in some $350,000, most of which will benefit the Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund. Started 20 years ago by Jackie and Barbara Cooper, the OACF has provided more than $7 million...
OKC to Consider Restrictions on Residential Balcony Furniture Downtown
City officials are considering enacting an ordinance that would restrict what kind of furniture downtown apartment and condominium dwellers can place on their balconies in response to a recent influx of new residential development in Oklahoma City's...
Oklahoma-Based Chesapeake to Partner with GE for CNG Fueling Stations
A major natural gas company hopes to bring the filling station a little closer to home. Chesapeake Energy Corp. announced Wednesday that it will partner with General Electric to increase the number of compressed natural gas fueling stations across the...
Running Your Own Show: Speakers Share Success Tips at Women's Business Leadership Conference in Tulsa
Maureen Gail Mulvaney had her audience shaking pompoms and shouting back at her like it was an old-time revival meeting during a high-energy presentation about how to become a millionaire.Mulvaney was one of six speakers during the 21st annual Women's...
Several Projects in the Works for OKC's Boathouse District
Oklahoma City's Boathouse District is gearing up to begin construction on several projects over the next few months, including illuminating a 500-meter stretch of the Oklahoma River for nighttime events and erecting a 40-foot windscreen."It's going to...
SoccerCity Buys, Upgrades OKC Arena
The owners of the SoccerCity indoor soccer complex in Tulsa have purchased Hat Trick Arena in Oklahoma City and are reopening it this month with massive upgrades, co-owner and general manager Kerry Shubert said Wednesday.The facility, nestled in the...
The Journal Record Business Briefs: March 7, 2012
Kennedy closes note purchase on Mustang retail centerMUSTANG - Kennedy Funding Inc. of Englewood Cliffs, N.J., has closed on a $2.8 million note purchase on Silver City Town Center in Mustang.Kennedy purchased the note of a nonperforming loan in the...
Tulsa-Based Samson Resources Changing Focus to Oil
The energy resources trapped in shale formations across the United States continue to attract attention, and drilling companies like Samson Resources are after oil, not natural gas.Samson CEO David Adams talked about company operations to a crowd of...
Tulsa's One Place Developers to Start Retail Leasing Efforts
With its first two office buildings under way, One Place LLC has turned its focus to leasing the projected 60,000 square feet of retail space in its $80 million-plus downtown Tulsa development.That one-block project facing the 18,000-seat BOK Center...