Court: Public union can’t make nonmembers pay fees
The Supreme Court dealt a blow to public sector unions Monday, ruling that thousands of home health care workers in Illinois cannot be required to pay fees that help cover the union’s costs of collective bargaining.
Amazon enters smartphone wars with Fire Phone
Amazon.com stepped into the smartphone ring Tuesday with the Fire Phone. Playing up Amazon's devotion to the individual customer and the media ecosystem it has built with its Prime subscription service, chief executive Jeff Bezos said that Amazon's growing universe of services set the phone apart.
Lean retirement looms for Generation X
When their working years end, Gen-Xers might have to live on just half of their pre-retirement income, compared with 60 percent for the Baby Boom generation, Pew said last year.
How 8,500 large companies will become small businesses overnight
When the clock strikes midnight on Sunday, July 13, thousands of relatively large companies will — poof — suddenly become small businesses. It's not magic. It's just the federal government at work.
Dunlap Wrecker receives AAA Service Provider of Excellence award
Dunlap Wrecker Services in Claremore was presented Wednesday with the AAA Oklahoma Service Provider of Excellence award.
As wind industry grows, so do tax incentive payments
Wind farms are set to collect nearly $12 million from a tax rebate program that has more than tripled in value in the past three years and that a group advocating against the wind industry’s expansion says should be capped.
Albert named Will Rogers Memorial Museum Commission chair
Phil Albert has been named chairman of the Will Rogers Memorial Museum Commission.
Holiday Inn Express breaks ground
Construction is beginning on another of Claremore’s three new hotels, as city and community leaders joined Tulsa-based Promise Hotels and The Ross Group to break ground Wednesday on an 80-room Holiday Inn Express and conference center located at 1400 W. Country Club Lane.
Chief Baker addresses Chamber
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker was featured as guest speaker for the monthly Claremore Chamber Luncheon Thursday at the Rogers State University Centennial Center.
New wells to keep pumping with low taxes
The Legislature set a new production tax rate for horizontal oil and natural gas wells on Thursday, in a move opponents called a victory for big energy companies.
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