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Articles from June 3, 2002

At Least for Now
"I'm so sick and tired of this place I can't wait to get out of here."Those were common words among many weary legislators as they waited out the last two days of the session. Don't be fooled by them.While it is not unusual to feel that way at the end...
Book Lists Express Personnel Services among 50 Top Franchises
Express Personnel Services made the pages of Bond's Top 50 Franchises, a book by Source Book Publications of Oakland, Calif., that recommends its choice for the nation's best food, service and retail franchise investments.Oklahoma City-based Express...
[ Business World ]
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Carriers Try to Make the In-Flight Experience More Comfortable
NEW YORK -- The airline industry, stung by the terrorist attacks and a downturn in business travel, spent most of the past year trying to convince Americans that flying is safe and affordable. Now, as business slowly recovers, carriers are dangling small...
Commentary: How Successful Was the 2002 Oklahoma Legislature?
"I'm so sick and tired of this place I can't wait to get out of here."Those were common words among many weary legislators as they waited out the last two days of the session. Don't be fooled by them.While it is not unusual to feel that way at the end...
Commentary: OK Tech. Companies to Watch in 2002
Here's an investment milestone for Oklahoma: $240 million. This number represents the amount of early-stage funding received by clients of the Oklahoman Technology Commercialization Center. Of that investment capital, $190 million was raised over the...
Construction Set to Begin on Oklahoma City University Project
Construction of Oklahoma City University's new Meinders School of Business should begin in August and be completed by the fall of 2004 after a $13 million gift to the school that will virtually pay for the entire project.Herman Meinders, who is an OCU...
Construction Set to Begin This Summer on OCU Project
Construction of Oklahoma City University's new Meinders School of Business should begin in August and be completed by the fall of 2004 after a $13 million gift to the school that will virtually pay for the entire project.Herman Meinders, who is an OCU...
Dolan Media Acquires Interest in GovDocs
ST. PAUL, Minn. (JR) -- Dolan Media, which owns The Journal Record, has acquired a minority equity interest in GovDocs, a provider of Web-based electronic services to local and state governments and organizations across the United States. GovDocs' primary...
Gold Business Soars
The money-counting machine at the crowded Bao Tin gold shop in a quiet back street of Hanoi seems to endlessly churn through bills. Staff snatch time between sales to log onto the Internet, checking prices in London and Hong Kong. "Every time I save...
Governor Considers Ballot Proposal for Tax Reform
Just because the 2002 legislative session adjourned without acting on tax reform does not necessarily mean the issue is dead, particularly not to Gov. Frank Keating.Lack of a tax-reform package was one of Keating's main disappointments with the just-...
Hilliard: Texas Lawmakers Get `Sweet Deal'
A state House leader quipped Friday that he might not mind changing places with Texas lawmakers, who are paid $7,200 per year, compared to Oklahoma's $38,400.For one thing, says House Majority Floor Leader Danny Hilliard, D- Sulphur, the Texas Legislature...
It's by the Numbers
Too often business publications and news outlets make the innocent assumption that its readers and listeners readily know the definitions and parameters of what comprises a "small business." On the other side of it, the general populace most likely thinks...
Lawmaker Compares Compensation of Oklahoma, Texas Legislators
A state House leader quipped Friday that he might not mind changing places with Texas lawmakers, who are paid $7,200 per year, compared to Oklahoma's $38,400.For one thing, says House Majority Floor Leader Danny Hilliard, D-Sulphur, the Texas Legislature...
Measured for Success Thun Pushes the Cutting Edge of Upscale Clothing
Let's say you are an executive or professional man who wants to buy a special suit made of the best fabric and expertly tailored, but you don't have time to shop.Hans Herman Thun III will come to your office or home, give you a choice of fabrics, take...
New Firm Takes Advantage of Home Technology Demand
The rapid decline of technology prices means the new firm Enter:Active Holdings can provide Oklahoma City customers with everything from Web hosting to high-tech home security at prices that were unheard of only two years ago, company officials say.David...
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Nonfarm Employment Rises 0.6% in April
Total nonfarm employment in Oklahoma rose 0.6 percent in April, to 1.52 million, according to a report by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.This reflects gains in the service producing industries, which added 7,600 jobs over the month. Since...
Oklahoma Technology Companies to Watch in 2002
Here's an investment milestone for Oklahoma: $240 million. This number represents the amount of early-stage funding received by clients of the Oklahoman Technology Commercialization Center. Of that investment capital, $190 million was raised over the...
Rising Demand Makes Home Technology Service More Affordable
The rapid decline of technology prices means the new firm Enter:Active Holdings can provide Oklahoma City customers with everything from Web hosting to high-tech home security at prices that were unheard of only two years ago, company officials say.David...
SBA Publication Answers Questions on Small Businesses
Too often business publications and news outlets make the innocent assumption that its readers and listeners readily know the definitions and parameters of what comprises a "small business." On the other side of it, the general populace most likely thinks...
Tailor Pushes the Cutting Edge of Upscale Clothing
Let's say you are an executive or professional man who wants to buy a special suit made of the best fabric and expertly tailored, but you don't have time to shop. Hans Herman Thun III will come to your office or home, give you a choice of fabrics, take...
To Dress like a Star
NEW YORK (Cox) -- With the current television season having wrapped, and the new season not begun shooting, veteran shoppers of celebrity clothes castoffs know this: Now is the time. Wardrobe departments are cleaning out their racks. That means that...
UAW to Choose New Leadership, Set Bargaining Goals at Conventions
DETROIT (AP) -- As the United Auto Workers gather today for two conventions, the main event will be the anointing of new leaders who will have some hard, immediate realities to contend with: Automakers are closing plants, losing market share and outsourcing...