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  • The town of Fairview, in northwest Oklahoma, has been hardest hit, but several large quakes also have rattled the well-to-do suburb of Edmond, including a 4.3- magnitude quake on Dec. 29 and a 4.2 temblor a few days later. "The state's given us nothing other than innuendo about what they think it is," said Fairview resident George Eischen. That includes $387,000 for the...

  • Correction: Las Vegas-Pay To Park story Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 2:40 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— In a story Feb. 2 about MGM Resorts International outsourcing its Las Vegas Strip parking operations to a Chicago- based firm, The Associated Press erroneously reported the title of MGM Resorts executive Corey Sanders. SP Plus Corp. will handle paid parking at all non-union MGM Resorts International properties, including Mandalay Bay, Delano, Monte...

  • Orchids Paper misses Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 6:09 PM ET

    PRYOR, Okla. _ Orchids Paper Products Co. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $3.7 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 41 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $45.4 million.

  • Matrix Service misses Street 2Q forecasts Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 5:47 PM ET

    TULSA, Okla. _ Matrix Service Co. on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $5.4 million. Matrix Service expects full-year earnings to be $1.30 to $1.50 per share, with revenue in the range of $1.3 billion to $1.4 billion. Matrix Service shares have fallen nearly 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- U.S. crude oil and gasoline inventories jumped more than expected last week to record highs, data from the Energy Information Administration showed on Wednesday. "I didn't expect to see that big of a build, but it didn't surprise me," said Tariq Zahir of Tyche Capital in Laurel Hollow, New York. "The bears are controlling the market, the bulls are only going...

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 3- Oil futures extended losses into a third session in Asian trade on Wednesday, as U.S. crude stocks last week surged to more than half a billion barrels and as Iran plans to boost exports from March. Brent for April delivery had dropped 25 cents to $32.47 a barrel as of 0204 GMT, after settling down $1.52, or 4.4 percent. Prices are going to zig-zag for a...

  • The front month contract for West Texas Intermediate was down 40 cents at $29.48 at 0035 GMT, after settling down $1.74, or 5.5 percent, in the previous session. That came as U.S. crude stocks rose by 3.8 million barrels to 500.4 million in the week to Jan. 29, data from industry group, the American Petroleum Institute showed on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Iran is aiming for...

  • SP Plus Corp. will handle paid parking at all non-union MGM Resorts International properties, including Mandalay Bay, Delano, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Vdara, Aria, Bellagio, The Mirage and MGM Grand, the company said. Valets were told during an afternoon employees' meeting that SP Plus will hire MGM Resorts' approximately 400 non-union parking service...

  • *U.S. crude settles below $30/ barrel. NEW YORK, Feb 2- U.S. and European stock indexes fell sharply on Tuesday and buyers sought safe-haven government bonds after another tumble in depressed oil prices. Benchmark Brent crude settled down 4.4 percent, while U.S. crude fell 5.5 percent, settling below $30 a barrel.

  • Mary Fallin on Monday proposed increasing the cigarette tax and expanding the sales tax to a variety of services that are currently exempt as a way to close an estimated $900 million hole in next year's budget. The Legislature is grappling with a hole in the budget of about $900 million, or about 13 percent less than lawmakers appropriated last year for...

  • SAN DIEGO, Jan 29- A proposal for an online auction that could shake up the U.S. pricing model for cattle made its public debut on Friday after a secret test run last week, with the support of a unit of the world's largest meatpacker. Terry Duffy, executive chairman of CME, said he was concerned about the decline in cash sales because futures contracts need a viable...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 29- Faced with unappealing prices for most major crops, farmers in the southern U.S. The region, stretching from Texas to Nebraska, is traditionally one of the world's leading producers of wheat and cattle. The U.S. Agriculture Department said farmers in Oklahoma planted fewer than 5 million acres of wheat for the first time since 1964..

  • SAN DIEGO, Jan 29- A proposal for an online auction that could shake up the U.S. pricing model for cattle is set to make its public debut on Friday after a test run last week, with the support of a unit of the world's largest meatpacker. Ed Greiman, chair of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association's Cattle Marketing and International Trade Committee, said he...

  • McDonald's to add this item to all-day breakfast Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 11:19 AM ET
    McDonald's McGriddles

    McDonald's plans to start offering the McGriddle on its all-day breakfast menu in 72 restaurants in Tulsa, OK starting in Feb.

  • NEW YORK— Basking in the fanfare over its all-day breakfast menu, McDonald's is pushing its operational limits by testing the addition of another morning favorite to the lineup: the McGriddle. The test comes after customers complained about the absence of the McGriddle when McDonald's launched a limited all-day breakfast menu in October.

  • *Cuts at Cushing seen as supportive. LONDON, Jan 28- Oil surged as much as 8 percent to above $35 per barrel on Thursday, hitting a three-week high and bouncing sharply away from a 12- year low set this month, as expectations built that major producers may cooperate to cut output. Gains have gathered pace this week on speculation that Russia and OPEC may agree to reduce...

  • Helmerich & Payne beats Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 8:09 AM ET

    TULSA, Okla. _ Helmerich& Payne Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $16 million. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 8 cents per share. Helmerich& Payne shares have dropped 14 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has decreased almost 8 percent.

  • LONDON, Jan 28- Oil rose towards $34 per barrel on Thursday, hitting a three-week high and bouncing well off a 12- year low set this month, supported by the possibility that major producers may cooperate to cut production. Russian officials have decided they should talk to Saudi Arabia and other OPEC countries about output curbs to bolster oil prices, the head of...

  • LONDON, Jan 28- Oil steadied above $33 per barrel on Thursday, well off a 12- year low set earlier in the month, supported by the possibility that major producers may cooperate to cut production. Russian officials have decided they should talk to Saudi Arabia and other OPEC countries about output curbs to bolster oil prices, the head of Russia's pipeline monopoly...

  • SEOUL, Jan 28- Crude oil futures fell around 1 percent in Asian trading on Thursday, eroding gains of nearly 3 percent made in the previous session after Russia held out the possibility of cooperating with OPEC to control global oversupply. Saudi Arabia's deputy minister for company affairs at the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources said on Thursday in...