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Articles from May 17, 1999

Banking `Town Meetings' Reveal Reform Legislation, Y2K Concerns
R. Scott Jones, president of the American Bankers Association, is increasingly staying in touch with his constituents through "town hall" meetings.This year alone, he will take part in 27 -- including one held Friday during the annual Oklahoma Bankers...
Business Calendar
Information for the Business Calendar should be sent to Ronnie Clay, The Journal Record, P.O. Box 26370, OKC, 73126-0370, or by fax to 278-2890. May 17Metro Tech Adult Continuing Education "FHA Financing--I," 4-7 p.m., at the Adult Continuing Education...
Business World
1.5 billion on family treeNEW YORK (NYT) -- If you are one of those people who has been meaning to compile your family history since Roots was broadcast in 1977, help is on the way. Broderbund's Family Tree Maker Deluxe Version 6.0 contains a whopping...
CD Warehouse Quarterly Revenues Increase
OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- CD Warehouse on Friday reported an increase in revenues for the first quarter.The Oklahoma City-based company said that while net income was down, other primary financial indicators showed improvement for the quarter.Net income...
Commissioner `Pleased' with Insurance Companies' Performance
OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- Insurance Commissioner Carroll Fisher said Friday that he is pleased with the way insurance companies have handled the disaster resulting from the May 3 tornadoes.Fisher called a meeting Thursday morning of the top 10 insurance...
Consumer Prices Jump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumer prices took the biggest leap in nine years last month as Americans faced a record spike in gasoline prices and costs jumped for many other goods and services -- from food and clothing to doctor's office visits and airline...
eBay's Whitman Explores Management, Web Style
In a Valley of unexpected millionaires, Meg Whitman is the unlikeliest of billionaires.Whitman recalls the day in November 1997 that a headhunter urged her to leave her comfortable job promoting Teletubbies at Hasbro. The proposition: to head up a no-name...
Export Road Runs through Ex-Im
Through a unique arrangement between CMI and Bank of Oklahoma, with an assist from a federal agency, locally built equipment soon will be building roads at the end of the Americas.An Argentine company has bought between $350,000 and $400,000 worth of...
Government Bailing out of Bison Industry
WASHINGTON -- Nearly extinct a century ago, the buffalo is back - - and taxpayers are paying for it.Buffalo ranching is growing so fast there is not a market for all the meat. As a result, the federal government is stepping in to shore up the industry:...
Guitar Center Tunes Up for E-Commerce
LOS ANGELES (NYT) -- Guitar Center will merge with an Oregon mail order and e-commerce company to become the world's largest seller of musical instruments.The firm based in Agoura Hills, northwest of Los Angeles, said it will be the surviving entity...
Keep Issues Clear in Your Company's Planning Meeting
When gathering information for strategic planning, you will often find disagreement between key employees in such basic areas as the markets the company is trying to penetrate and the basic belief system of the company. I have worked with companies in...
Lawyers Propose Innovative Payment
From the first, the litigation triggered by the collapse of Cendant's stock price in April 1998 has provided provocative entertainment to anyone lucky enough to have avoided being caught in the financial wreckage.For one thing, the magnitude of investors'...
Minimum Wage Hike Bandwagon Gains Momentum
Congress will almost certainly raise the minimum wage this year, probably to $6.15 an hour from $5.15, phased in over two to three years.Democrats, as always, are in full support. So, too, are at least 20 moderate House Republicans anxious about next...
More Firms Check Criminal Backgrounds of Applicants
OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- Even with a shrinking pool of job seekers, many employers are screening applicants more thoroughly.An increase in criminal background checks by hiring companies is a major force driving expanded screening, according to a survey...
Mortgages
A list of mortgages filed with the Oklahoma County Clerk's office is published daily in The Journal Record. Information listed for each mortgage includes book and page numbers, names of the mortgagor and mortgagee, mortgage loan amount, property description,...
New Locations
Received:05/13/99Blaine CountyOak Tree Natural Resources L.L.C.; 2601 NW Expressway #707W, OKC 73112 (692-1555); #1-33 Paulsen; c n/2 nw 33-18n-13w; 1980' fsl & 1320' fwl; 9000' Morrow Sand; Soon Comanche County Ouachita Exploration Inc.; Box 926, Chickasha...
Ohio High School Team Sells Seat Licenses to Fund Stadium
When you think of luxury suites, club seats and seat licenses, it's only natural to think of wealthy professional sports teams and their corporate clients.Think again. Not only do suites help finance pro sports buildings, but they've permeated the college...
Online Service Filters Resumes
With Oklahoma's unemployment rate so low, finding qualified personnel is extremely difficult. If your small business doesn't work with a personnel service and conducts its own recruiting searches, resume sifting and resume storage retrieval, you will...
Productivity: The `Black Hole' of Economic Space
NEW YORK -- Amidst the galaxy of interacting forces that make up the economic universe there is a black hole, unseen for the most part but powerfully affecting everything else.It is productivity."We can't see it but we know it's there by how it affects...
State Valuation Group Names Mason President
John A. Mason has been elected president of the Oklahoma Chapter of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. He is president of John Mason Co., which is primarily engaged in valuation of businesses and business interests for mergers...
Stroud Sits among Economic Uncertainty
STROUD -- Turnpike billboards promise shopping just ahead. But when cars cruise within sight of the Tanger Factory Outlet Center, roadside signs flash a warning: Keep moving.No shoppers can stop at this mall. No clerk can work in its tangled mess of...
Survey: Most Graduates Will E-Mail Resumes to Prospective Employers
OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- College students always have been at the forefront of the online revolution. Today, the Class of 1999 is tapping the vast sources of the Internet in unprecedented numbers to gain their place in the working world.According to a survey...
Texas Bank First in U.S. to Launch Eye-Screening ATM
HOUSTON (AP) -- A Texas bank has become the first in the nation to unveil an automatic teller machine that literally looks you in the eye before providing you with cash.ATM users there will no longer have to deal with secret codes and plastic cards....
The Octagon of Intrapreneuring
Just as entrepreneurs want the excitement of striking out on their own to create a successful new business, intrapreneurs want to create a new product or service within an established company where they work.Where the entrepreneur is usually the boss,...
Two-Week Session
What we now have is a two-week legislative session, two weeks for the Legislature to do 80 percent of its real work. Most of the session's major legislation is unresolved. Nearly 150 appropriation bills still are in conference.There are about 275 other...
Warranty Deeds
A list of Warranty Deeds filed with the Oklahoma County Clerk's office is published daily in The Journal Record. Information listed for each warranty deed includes book and page numbers, the owner of the property granting the property to a new owner,...
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