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Articles from December 11, 2000

A Tough Year for the Markets Is Good Reason for Fund Diversification
NEW YORK -- Portfolio diversification might sound boring or stodgy, but investment advisers say it's the approach mutual fund investors should take these days. Consider, they say, that neither the investors who focused on high-flying technology funds...
E-Commerce: Simpler Is Better
NEW YORK (NYT) -- Business-minded archaeologists who pick through the rubble of the e-tailing fiasco will have little trouble piecing together what went wrong. With every new rollout of a Web store in 1998 and 1999 came declarations that the shop in...
Firewood Sellers Optimistic This Season
Firewood sellers hope expected increases in natural gas prices and the prospect of cold weather make for an old-fashioned kind of winter. The kind where fireplaces aren't just for looks -- but for warmth. "We're probably going to have a good year," said...
Gradual Dollar Slippage Likely in 2001
CHICAGO -- In late November the dollar slumped against most major currencies as dealers expressed concern that signs of slackening growth might presage recessionary conditions. Decelerating U.S. growth threatens to undermine the attractiveness of U.S....
iBEAM Beaming
As the dot.com melt down continues for the foreseeable future, I was eager to find out how one of our most recognizable Internet- based companies, iBEAM Broadcasting Corp., is fairing. Little to my surprise it is "doing quite well, thank you very much,"...
Inventor Develops a Better Wheelchair
MANCHESTER, N.H. (NYT) -- Dean Kamen is determined to make sure that never again will anyone look down on people with disabilities. Literally. For people who must use a wheelchair, the obstacles to ordinary life are not just curbs and staircases, steep...
Local Company Designs Program to Help Patent Inventors
While most creative people don't flinch when taking on the laws of physics or the complexities of programming code or chemical formulas, those same inventors will often send up the white flag when faced with a patent application.But Robert H. Frantz,...
Louis Dreyfus OKs Budget of $290 Million for 2001
OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- Louis Dreyfus Natural Gas on Friday said that its board of directors approved an exploration and development budget of $290 million for 2001.The budget is a 32 percent increase from the $220 million drilling budget for 2000. The...
Lower Oil Futures Prices Foreseen as Cash Markets Eye Exports
NEW YORK (BridgeNews) -- New York Mercantile Exchange crude oil futures prices are expected to fall in the coming days as traders bet supply of heating oil will be sufficient this winter and crude inventories will rise again. The outlook for many cash...
[ 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,...
OCAST President Impressed with State's Technological Progress
Spurred by its programs for technology development, transfer and commercialization, since 1987 clients of the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology have attracted more than $500 million in private investment and federal funds...
OU's Technology Commitment Paying Off
NORMAN (JR) -- Two years ago, the University of Oklahoma made a strategic decision to enhance its position as a research institution and incubator for new technology development.Today, that commitment is paying big dividends through patent filings, new...
SofTouch Targets Huge Market
An upstart local company has forged business alliances with two of the world's top mainframe software providers. Both International Business Machines of White Plains, N.Y., and BEA Systems of San Jose, Calif., have signed on to offer CrossPlex integrating...
Study Looks at Contract Bundling
In an effort to lower the government's operating costs, federal agencies are combining small contracts into large contracts. The government began doing this after the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act was enacted in 1994. A new study, The Impact...
The Real Energy Policy in Washington Is Political
Energy conferences are prevalent this time of year. Perhaps too much so. There have been at least four in the last month.The latest of these was the 8th annual international energy policy conference sponsored by the Sarkeys Energy Center, University...
Today's Pickups: All Purpose, All Luxury
"It isn't a truck anymore." General Motors was right when it made that statement about its trucks a few years ago, and it's even more true now. Trucks have evolved. Now there are big pickups, small pickups, and all sorts of models in between. No longer...
[ 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,...
When an Employee Has a Drug or Alcohol Problem
One of the toughest problems an employer can face is dealing with a worker who appears to be abusing alcohol or drugs. On a personal level, it can be an unpleasant situation, but for a small business, an employee who is a substance abuser can cause some...
You Must Remember This
NEW YORK (AP) -- Today is the 346th day of 2000. There are 20 days left in the year. Here are some business and legal highlights from this date in history: In 1719, the first recorded sighting of the Aurora Borealis took place in New England. In 1816,...
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