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  • OKLAHOMA CITY _ BancFirst Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $22.1 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.13 per share. BancFirst shares have declined almost 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • OKLAHOMA CITY— The Cherokee Nation sued distributors and retailers of opioid medications on Thursday, alleging the companies have contributed to "an epidemic of prescription opioid abuse" within the tribe and have not done enough to prevent tribal members from acquiring illegally prescribed opioid painkillers. The lawsuit, filed in the Cherokee Nation...

  • April 18- A Republican senator said on Tuesday he had written to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services raising questions about reports of "troubling conduct" by psychiatric hospital operator Universal Health Services Inc. The inquiry, by Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, raises concerns about reports by BuzzFeed News of low nurse staffing, medication...

  • MULHALL, Okla.— Oklahoma Highway Patrol: Sheriff's deputy dies after being shot while serving an eviction notice.

  • OKLAHOMA CITY— A state tax credit that helped propel Oklahoma to third in the nation in its capacity to generate electricity from wind is coming to an end, but it will be years before state coffers see results of the change. Under the measure, zero-emission facilities must be operating by July 1 this year to qualify for the credit, instead of Jan. 1, 2021.

  • J.C. Penney Co. said Friday that it is delaying the closure of 138 stores by several weeks after more people started visiting those locations. Riverview Mall in Bullhead City. Fort Morgan Main Street in Fort Morgan.

  • SINGAPORE, April 13- Crude oil futures were largely unchanged on Thursday, with the market torn between rising U.S. production and the output cuts being made by OPEC and other producers. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were down 6 cents at $53.05 a barrel. Traders focused on preliminary U.S. production estimates in the weekly Energy Information...

  • SINGAPORE, April 13- Crude oil futures slid for a second session on Thursday, moving away from a one-month high touched briefly in the last session as rising U.S. production stoked worries about global oversupply. Benchmark Brent crude futures slid 4 cents, or 0.1 percent, to $55.82 a barrel by 0231. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were down 5 cents, or 0.1...

  • SINGAPORE, April 13- Crude oil futures slid for a second session on Thursday, moving away from a one-month high touched in the last session as rising U.S. inventories stoked worries about global oversupply. Benchmark Brent crude futures slid 24 cents, or 0.4 percent, to $55.62 a barrel in early Asian trade. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were down 23 cents, or...

  • Cushing stockpiles rise in latest week. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were down 29 cents and settled at $53.11 a barrel after touching the highest since March 7 at $53.76. Both contracts had jumped to the highest in more than a month after Saudi Arabia was reported to be pushing fellow OPEC members and some rivals to prolong supply cuts beyond June.

  • Brent crude futures were down 30 cents at $55.93 a barrel by 1:43 p.m. EDT, after hitting a one-month high of $56.65. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were down 20 cents at $53.20 a barrel, after touching the highest since March 7 at $53.76. Both contracts had initially jumped to the highest in more than a month, the eighth straight session of gains, after Saudi...

  • NEW YORK, April 12- Oil futures turned negative on Wednesday, pulling back after eight straight sessions of gains after U.S. crude inventory data suggested that the market was still heavily supplied. Brent oil gained for an eighth straight session on Wednesday, having recovered nearly all last month's losses, after Saudi Arabia was said to be pushing its fellow...

  • Saudi Arabia said to want OPEC cuts extended- Dow Jones. April 11- Crude oil prices turned positive on Tuesday, reversing course on reports that Saudi Arabia has told OPEC officials it wants to continue output cuts for an additional six months. The market, which retreated early in U.S. trading, turned positive after reports that Saudi Arabia said it wants to extend...

  • *Saudi Arabia said to want OPEC cuts extended- Dow Jones. April 11- Crude oil turned positive on Tuesday, reversing course on reports that Saudi Arabia has told OPEC officials it wants to continue output cuts for an additional six months. The market, which retreated early in U.S. trading, turned positive after reports that Saudi Arabia said it wants to extend...

  • *Saudi Arabia said to want OPEC cuts extended- Dow Jones. BOSTON, April 11- Crude oil turned positive on Tuesday, reversing course on reports that Saudi Arabia has told OPEC officials it wants to continue OPEC cuts for an additional six months. The market turned positive after reports that Saudi Arabia told OPEC officials it wants to extend production cuts enacted...

  • BOSTON, April 11- Crude oil edged back from a five-week high on Tuesday as rising U.S. shale oil production weighed against support from tensions in the Middle East and production cuts in OPEC and other states. Brent crude, the international benchmark for oil, was down 33 cents from its previous close at $55.55 per barrel at 11:38 a.m. EDT. West Texas Intermediate...

  • LONDON, April 11- Crude oil edged back from a five-week high on Tuesday, as rising U.S. shale oil production weighed against support from tensions in the Middle East and production cuts in OPEC and other states. Brent crude, the international benchmark for oil, was down 45 cents from its previous close at $55.53 per barrel at 1425 GMT. "Geopolitical tensions are bad...

  • LONDON, April 11- Crude oil edged back from a five-week high on Tuesday, as rising U.S. shale oil production weighed against support from tensions in the Middle East and production cuts in OPEC and other states. Brent crude, the international benchmark for oil, was down 8 cents from its previous close at $55.90 per barrel at 1225 GMT. West Texas Intermediate fell by 9...

  • LONDON, April 11- Crude oil edged back from a five-week high on Tuesday, as rising U.S. shale oil production weighed against support from tensions in the Middle East and production cuts in OPEC and other states. Brent crude, the international benchmark for oil, was down 10 cents from its previous close at $55.88 per barrel at 1051 GMT. West Texas Intermediate fell by...

  • SINGAPORE, April 11- Crude oil eased from a five-week high on Tuesday as rising U.S. shale oil production offset concerns over geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and output cuts being made to support prices. The international benchmark for oil prices, Brent crude futures, were down 20 cents, or 0.36 percent, from its previous close at $55.78 per barrel at 0702...