Category Archives: Business

“American Pickers” to film locally

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and the “American Pickers” team have announced a return to Northeastern Oklahoma to film episodes of the series American Pickers throughout the area in December 2018. AMERICAN PICKERS explores the world of antique “picking” on the History Channel. The show follows Mike and Frank as they seek sizeable, unique collections and the interesting stories behind them. They were last here in October 2017.  Continue reading

In “good-censor” Google admits evil

An internal company briefing produced by Google and leaked exclusively to Breitbart News argues that due to a variety of factors, including the election of President Trump, the “American tradition” of free speech on the internet is no longer viable.

Google thus attempts to justify censorship and thought control similar to the prophesied operational arm of George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984. Continue reading

U.S., Mexico, Canada reach trade deal

Updated: Canada has joined a revamped North American free trade deal with the United States and Mexico.

U.S. Rep. Robert Lighthizer and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said the agreement “will strengthen the middle class, and create good, well-paying jobs and new opportunities for the nearly half billion people who call North America home.”     Continue reading

Trump ends Obama methane rule

Tuesday the Trump administration rolled back methane standards for energy companies that operate on public lands, eliminating a methane rule enacted by Obama zealots that could save companies as much as $2 billion in compliance costs over the next decade according to the AP.

Enacted in 2016, the Methane and Waste Prevention Rule regulated leaked, flared and vented natural gas from fossil fuel operations on public land.     Continue reading

OK Workers Comp. costs fall 64 percent

Oklahoma employers could pay less for workers’ compensation insurance next year. The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) has proposed an overall loss cost decrease of 2.3 percent in a filing that many insurers use to develop prices. NCCI credits the reduced loss cost to favorable experience across all industry groups.

“This is great news for Oklahoma,” said Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak. “When employers pay less for workers’ compensation insurance, they’re able to grow their businesses, hire more workers and expand the economy. Oklahoma’s commitment to a system that’s both efficient and fair has been tremendously successful on multiple levels.” Continue reading