economy http://kgou.org en Oklahoma Ranks Fourth In 2013 Real GDP Growth http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-ranks-fourth-2013-real-gdp-growth <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 22.69499969482422px;">Oklahoma ranked fourth in real gross domestic product growth in 2013, according to new data released Wednesday by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. </span></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 00:42:45 +0000 eCapitol & Shawn Ashley 31144 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Ranks Fourth In 2013 Real GDP Growth Midwest Economic Index Hits Another 3-year High http://kgou.org/post/midwest-economic-index-hits-another-3-year-high <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15.9375px;">A monthly economic index for nine Midwestern and Plains states has inched up to hit another three-year high, suggesting more economic growth over the next three to six months.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 01:41:07 +0000 Associated Press 30545 at http://kgou.org Fallin Proposes Income Tax Cut, Discusses Education In Annual Address http://kgou.org/post/fallin-proposes-income-tax-cut-discusses-education-annual-address <p></p><p><a href="http://ok.gov/governor"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Gov. Mary&nbsp;</span><font color="red" style="font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Fallin</font></a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;is proposing a .25 percent reduction in Oklahoma's income tax rate.</span></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 22:35:01 +0000 Associated Press, Kurt Gwartney & Joe Wertz 22488 at http://kgou.org Fallin Proposes Income Tax Cut, Discusses Education In Annual Address Oklahoma, Midwest Economic Outlook Optimistic http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-midwest-economic-outlook-optimistic <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">A monthly economic report suggests supply managers surveyed in nine Midwestern and Plains states are optimistic about the regional economy over the next six months.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 14:19:00 +0000 Associated Press 20327 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma, Midwest Economic Outlook Optimistic Forecast: Jobs Up In 2014, But Only In OKC And Tulsa http://kgou.org/post/forecast-jobs-2014-only-okc-and-tulsa <p>Oklahoma could see more jobs, if predictions from a new economic forecast come true.</p><p>Economist <a href="http://spears.okstate.edu/profiles/?id=250">Dan Rickman</a> expects 20,000 jobs will be added to the state’s economy in the next year. He says most of those will come in the administrative and support services, with more than 5,000 new workers.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 18:46:00 +0000 Kurt Gwartney 18455 at http://kgou.org Forecast: Jobs Up In 2014, But Only In OKC And Tulsa Jobless Claims And Wholesale Prices Drop http://kgou.org/post/jobless-claims-and-wholesale-prices-drop While it's always important to keep in mind that neither one week nor one month make for a trend, there is good economic news to pass along:<p>-- There were 323,000 first-time claims filed for jobless benefits last week, down by 21,000 from the week before, <a href="http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/ui/eta20132199.htm" target="_blank">the Employment and Training Administration says</a>. It was the fewest for any week since late September. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:27:17 +0000 Mark Memmott 17636 at http://kgou.org Jobless Claims And Wholesale Prices Drop World Views: November 8, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-november-8-2013 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Earlier this week anti-American protests in Iran marked 34 years since the storming of the Embassy in Tehran, and the start of the 18-month hostage crisis. Suzette </span>Grillot<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talks about the anniversary with Joshua Landis, who also provides a brief update on Saudi Arabia's frustration with the U.S. over Syria.</span></p><p>Later, a conversation with Boston University modern European historian <a href="http://www.bu.edu/history/faculty/jonathan-r-zatlin/">Jonathan Zatlin</a>. He says parts of Europe's debt crisis can be explained by religious tension between the Protestant North and the Catholic South.</p><p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot & Joshua Landis 16757 at http://kgou.org World Views: November 8, 2013 Economic Lessons Europe Learned (Or Didn’t Learn) During The 20th Century http://kgou.org/post/economic-lessons-europe-learned-or-didn-t-learn-during-20th-century <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Allied powers divided war-torn Germany into four zones of occupation after World War II, with three of those zones uniting in 1949 to form what became known as West Germany. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Soviet Union controlled the fourth zone, and East Germany remained within the Eastern Bloc’s sphere of influence for the next four decades.</span></p><p>Boston University modern European historian <a href="http://www.bu.edu/history/faculty/jonathan-r-zatlin/">Jonathan Zatlin</a> says the divided nation served as a tripwire for all the tensions of the Cold War, and that Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin worried a united Germany posed a security risk.</p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 18:14:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Suzette Grillot & Matt Addison 16592 at http://kgou.org Economic Lessons Europe Learned (Or Didn’t Learn) During The 20th Century Business Survey Shows Economic Decline In Oklahoma And Midwest http://kgou.org/post/business-survey-shows-economic-decline-oklahoma-and-midwest <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">A business conditions index for nine Midwest and Plains states, including Oklahoma, has dropped after rising the previous two months.</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">The overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index plunged to a growth neutral 50.0 in October from 54.8 in September.</span></p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 13:27:00 +0000 Associated Press 16371 at http://kgou.org Business Survey Shows Economic Decline In Oklahoma And Midwest World Views: September 27, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-september-27-2013 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Over the last decade, the foreign-born population in Mexico has nearly doubled, and the country is turning into an immigrant destination. Suzette Grillot</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;talks with University of Oklahoma Latin America scholar <a href="http://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias/faculty/alan-mcpherson.html">Alan McPherson</a> about the new dynamics of migration in our southern neighbor.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Later, a conversation with environmental journalist Emma Marris. She writes about &ldquo;assisted migration&rdquo; - deliberately helping plants and animals colonize new habitats.</span></p><p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Suzette Grillot 14337 at http://kgou.org World Views: September 27, 2013