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Articles from January 17, 2013

Activity Flat at Tulsa International Airport
For Tulsa International Airport, it is the same song, second verse, said Carl Remus, deputy airports director of finance and administration for the Tulsa Airport Authority.Remus made the comments on Thursday during the monthly meeting of the Tulsa Airports...
A Journey for the Original Mile: Midwest City on Track to Redevelop Historic Area
When customers step into Midwest City's new Schlotzsky's at 2400 S. Air Depot in Midwest City, they will experience a design and plan unlike any of the chain's other restaurants in the U.S.Restaurant owner and Midwest City native David Jones also owns DLJ...
Bill Would Provide Tax Exemption for Oklahoma Agricultural Products Sold at Farmers Markets
State legislation submitted this session would provide a tax exemption for Oklahoma-grown agricultural products sold directly to consumers at farmers markets if the transaction is less than $300.State Rep. Larry Glenn, D-Miami, said his House Bill 1006...
Commentary: Fourth Reading: Walters' Words Were Not Heeded
Several years ago, before the water lawsuit between Texas and Oklahoma, before the fight between Oklahoma City and the Choctaws and the Chickasaws, before the water war began, a man stood in front of a small audience and made a statement.The man, a former...
Commentary: Free Market Friday: We Told You So
So-called provider fees - more properly called provider taxes - are a shell game. The state levies the tax on hospital revenues. The tax monies are then funneled into a pool that receives matching funds from the federal government through the Medicaid...
Commentary: Lot Lines: OKC's the Place to Be
It is looking more likely that 2013 will be remembered as a banner year for Oklahoma City's retail market. The momentum of new retailers should pick up considerable pace as a number of well- known national retailers open in the coming months.Not only...
Cultivating Water Preservation: Nurseries, Landscapers Ahead of OKC Policy in Dealing with Drought
Oklahoma City metro-area nurseries and landscaping businesses were already preparing for another hot, dry year even before municipal officials announced mandatory water rationing Thursday.During an average winter, rationing isn't an issue as low temperatures...
Economists: Oklahoma Employment, Wage Report Positive
Although well below the national average, weekly wages in Oklahoma's two largest counties ranked in the middle of the largest U.S. counties, according to a report on Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.Employment climbed in the state's two...
Elevations: GreenArch Complex in Tulsa
It surprised everyone when Manhattan Construction crews hit concrete slabs while digging out the GreenArch project.While it's not unusual to uncover artifacts when excavating a construction site, these buried Greenwood District foundations came with...
Highs and Lows: Tulsa Retail Construction Plunges 63 Pct. in 2012; Property Sales Surge
With new retail construction down 63 percent, Tulsa's retail vacancy rate finished 2012 at an 18-month low of 13.25 percent, according to a new report by CB Richard Ellis of Oklahoma.Tulsa's 18.9-million-square-foot retail portfolio enjoyed positive...
OKC Events: January 17, 2013
Sixty years of historic music and show business memorabilia will be recognized when "Starmaker" has its opening reception Friday. The exhibit is produced by the Oklahoma History Center and presented by the Oklahoma Heritage Association. Focusing on Jim...
Oklahoma AG Pruitt Holds Closed-Door Strategy Session to Fight Federal Environmental Regulations
Attorney General Scott Pruitt convened a two-day, closed-door conference with more than a dozen attorneys general to create a strategy to fight what he views as encroaching federal environmental regulations in the fossil-fuel industry.Some oil and gas...
Oklahoma-Based Native American Broker-Dealer NAFA Capital Markets, White Rock Advisors Form Partnership
The nation's only stand-alone Native American broker-dealer is expanding beyond its Oklahoma base and working on projects in New Mexico, its president said Thursday.John Fryrear, president of NAFA Capital Markets, said his company has formed a partnership...
The Journal Record Business Briefs: January 17, 2013
Astros tour coming to Oklahoma CityOKLAHOMA CITY - The Houston Astros CAREavan will be in the Oklahoma City area Jan. 25.Players scheduled to be in Oklahoma City with the tour include pitchers Jordan Lyles and Bud Norris and outfielder Justin Maxwell....
Tulsa Firm Pays $5.7M for 41st Street Retail Center
Nanci Realty Corp. of Tulsa paid $5.7 million for midtown Tulsa's Southroads Village, a prime shopping center along one of the city's largest retail corridors.Tulsa County Courthouse records indicate that Nanci Realty shelled out $104.04 per square foot...