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NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Christina Darling finally replaced her 2006 Chevrolet Equinox after it broke down several times while picking her children up from day care. But the 31-year-old mother of two was struggling to keep up with the car payments.

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NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Christina Darling finally replaced her 2006 Chevrolet Equinox after it broke down several times while picking her children up from day care. But the 31-year-old mother of two was struggling to keep up with the car payments.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Wages and salaries rose at a healthy pace in the three months ended in June as employers competed to find enough workers to fill millions of available jobs.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Six months into Democrats’ unified control of Washington, most Democrats are on board with President Joe Biden and where he's trying to take the country — even if they're divided on how to get there.

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❝For the most part these incidents are isolated, but the reason that it is so severe is just the cost and the price of a crop. An acre of marijuana is worth substantially more than an acre of wheat or an acre of cotton.❞ — Chip Paul, medical marijuana industry advocate

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Fueled by vaccinations and government aid, the U.S. economy grew at a solid 6.5% annual rate last quarter in another sign that the nation has achieved a sustained recovery from the pandemic recession. The total size of the economy has now surpassed its pre-pandemic level.

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A 42-day holiday event known as The One will be hosted in downtown Enid, with a 140-foot-tall Christ Tree to help kick off the season during Enid Lights Up the Plains downtown, officials announced Monday near the tree's future home on West Park.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rallied to records on Wall Street Friday, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the 35,000 level for the first time, as the market continued to roar back from its short-lived swoon at the start of the week.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week from the lowest point of the pandemic, even as the job market appears to be rebounding on the strength of a reopened economy.

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Howdy market watchers. Inflation or not inflation? That is the question beguiling markets.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits has reached its lowest level since the pandemic struck last year, further evidence that the U.S. economy and job market are quickly rebounding from the pandemic recession.

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Chloe Fuksa, owner of Putnam 6 and Enid resident, says the community supported her business throughout the pandemic.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The owners of restaurants, amusement parks and retail shops, many of them desperate for workers, are sounding an unusual note of gratitude this summer:

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Happy Independence Day market watchers. The new year is officially halfway through. This holiday weekend, we reflect and celebrate the freedom of a great democratic experiment.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In an encouraging burst of hiring, America’s employers added 850,000 jobs in June, well above the average of the previous three months and a sign that companies may be having an easier time finding enough workers to fill open jobs.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Companies give perks to their employees all the time. Many top executives at Fortune 500 companies have access to a corporate jet for personal use, a company apartment, or an expense account for fancy meals. Even lower-level employees regularly get access to perks like tuitio…

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Delays in implementing Oklahoma’s seed-to-sale tracking system for medical marijuana have sowed confusion for businesses in the fast-growing cannabis industry as law enforcement authorities step up their enforcement efforts for illicit marijuana products.

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Garret Lahr has been named the division of business chair for Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Lahr, who begins his new duties July 1, joined the division at Northwestern in 2018 and specializes in personal finance, management and leadership.

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Oklahoma officials are refusing to say how much taxpayer money an electric vehicle company will receive from the state in return for agreeing to build its first manufacturing plant in Pryor.

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MyEV.com — a dedicated electric vehicle platform and community that allows consumers to learn about, buy and sell electric vehicles — has named Oklahoma the No. 1 electric vehicle-friendly state in the nation. The state has also received recognition for electric-vehicle friendly policies.

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City of Enid CFO Erin Crawford said audited franchise providers would include ONG, OG&E, Suddenlink and various landline phone companies, while hotels would be any lodging locations paying lodging tax revenue to the city of Enid.

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The latest survey by U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service shows Oklahoma producers are expected to harvest 105.3 million bushels of wheat.

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Wheat harvest is here, market watchers — and all of a sudden, it seemed. Several days over 100 degrees finished the ripening quicker than many were ready.

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This year’s production is a 1% increase from the 104 million bushels harvested in 2020. The forecast, though, is down 2.7 million bushels from the forecast in May, according to NASS.

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Northern Oklahoma College instructor Cara Beth Johnson, chair of business and instructor of accounting and other business classes, has been named a regional recipient of the 2021 ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award. The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) recognizes individuals each year who exemplify teaching excellence in the classroom.

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Eldon Campbell, Chisholm Trail Meats LLC’s owner and manager, said 20 full-time jobs would be added over the next five years at the distribution and processing facility, to be located at the Garfield County Industrial Park on the southwest corner of 54th and Willow.

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Enid News & Eagle readers are invited to tell us who their favorite area businesses and service providers are as the 2021 Enid Readers’ Choice campaign gets underway in its 31st year.

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend market watchers. While summer is on the mind, this holiday weekend is a time to remember those who have served and given the ultimate sacrifice defending our freedom as a nation.

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