OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller says overall revenue collections in March were up slightly, rising by 2.6 percent compared to March 2012.
Miller released figures on Wednesday that show total revenue collections for March were $944.6 million - an increase of $24 million from the last March. The figures show collections were boosted mostly by a $28 million increase in corporate income tax collections - a 32 percent increase over March 2012.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - General Electric Co. says it will build a new global research center in Oklahoma, creating 125 new engineering jobs.
GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt made the announcement Wednesday alongside Gov. Mary Fallin. The company has not yet picked a specific location for the center but says that selection should happen soon.
GE says it's evaluating locations with proximity to academic institutions like the University of Oklahoma and the skilled workforce in Oklahoma City.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A federal prosecutor in Oklahoma says CVS Pharmacy Inc. has agreed to pay $11 million to settle federal claims filed against the company in Oklahoma.
U.S. Attorney Sanford Coats in Oklahoma City said Wednesday that CVS agreed to the settlement to resolve allegations that the company's Oklahoma pharmacies violated record-keeping requirements of the Controlled Substances Act.
CVS, which is based in Woonsocket, R.I., acknowledged that its stores must comply with the record-keeping requirements -_ but did not admit liability.
The fate of a bill that would stop communities from putting parts of a voluntary United Nations sustainability program called Agenda 21 into place may not make it out of a state Senate committee. Oklahoma Tea Party leader Al Gerhart is under investigation for an email he sent to Sen. Cliff Branan promising trouble if the bill failed in the senator's committee.
In a March 26 email, Sooner Tea Party founder Al Gerhart wrote about House Bill 1412, which would prohibit Oklahoma communities from having anything to do with the United Nations Agenda 21 plan. In the email, Gerhart threatened Sen.
Former University of Oklahoma football coach Chuck Fairbanks, who led the Sooners for six seasons during the resurgent 1970's, coaching a Heisman Trophy winner and installing the legendary Wishbone offense, has died after battling brain cancer. He was 79.
"It was a big gamble, a tremendous gamble," Fairbanks told author J. Brent Clark about installing the Wishbone three games into the 1970 season. "I wouldn't advise anyone to do it."