FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, file photo, a Wall Street street sign is framed by a giant American flag hanging on the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Stocks are falling in early trading on Wall Street Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, and deepening last week’s losses. (AP Photo/Mary Alt…

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❝That was always my long-term goal, was to return to a rural area and provide the services I could see growing up that were a challenge in rural areas.❞ — Dr. Christopher Hutchinson

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A number of boutiques selling wholesale-purchased retail apparel — mainly for women and children — have cropped up throughout downtown within the last several years, becoming a mini-market in Enid’s most prominent business neighborhood.

Howdy market watchers. It’s dry and we need prayers for rain. Today, is actually the best chance for precipitation over the coming week and hopefully it becomes a reality.

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Grantees will be required to register an apprenticeship program with U.S. Department of Labor within three months of receiving the award.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he's scheduling a procedural vote on a GOP COVID-19 relief bill next week, saying aid to hard-hit businesses shouldn't be held up by gridlock involving other aid proposals.

There's the iPhone 12, with a 6.1-inch display, the same as the iPhone 11 but lighter and thinner; the iPhone 12 Mini with a 5.4-inch display; a higher-end iPhone 12 Pro with more powerful cameras; and the 12 Pro Max, with a 6.7-inch display

To industry proponents, it’s the next huge innovation in wireless internet. To the U.S. government, it’s the backbone technology of a future that America will wrestle with China to control. To many average people, it’s simply a mystery.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday called an abrupt end to negotiations with Democrats over additional COVID-19 relief, delaying action until after the election despite ominous warnings from his own Federal Reserve chairman about the deteriorating conditions in the economy.

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This round of payments will assist farmers with losses to 2020 commodities, including row crops, wool, livestock, specialty livestock, dairy, specialty crops, floriculture and nursery crops, aquaculture, broilers and eggs, and tobacco.

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As the coronavirus pandemic drives demand for online purchasing and direct delivery, local farmers are getting in on the act and offering an alternative to big box stores like Amazon and Walmart.

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A sign at the former rue21 location in the center, at 3828 W. Garriott, says Five Below will open in spring 2021. It will be the company's 15th store in Oklahoma.

The richest one-tenth of Americans owned more than two-thirds of the nation's wealth, according to Fed data through the end of March, the latest period for which figures are available. The top 1% owned 31%.

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Men in the Catalyst program receive 37 hours of treatment each week, including both individual and group counseling, peer support group services and other support and therapeutic services. The program lasts about 60-90 days, depending on the needs of the individual.

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A gaming development by the Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, the casino will remain closed until further notice "to enhance guest safety protocols," according to a Facebook post.

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Baylee Lakey, Stitt’s communications director, said Capitol Ventures was retained after the CARES Act was signed and Oklahoma was preparing to receive $1.2 billion from the federal government. The firm’s contract ended Aug. 30.

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Producers often ask the question, “Can I buy a piece of land and pay for it running cattle or farming?” This is a simple question that often is met with a simple “no.” The reason the answer is no is much more complicated.

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❝Not everyone’s going to be happy with where we end up, and I recognize that. Neither the public health purists nor the disease deniers are going to be happy. But, we’re trying to serve the best interests of all Oklahomans, particularly Oklahoma’s children in these decisions.❞ — Dr. Jared Taylor, state’s third epidemiologist

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Fancy Dance Casino, a new gaming development by the Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, will open Friday at the intersection of Interstate 35 and U.S. 412.

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Beef producers should be careful to ensure recommended withdrawal times for animal-related medication are followed before selling treated cattle.

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Nearly 700 Enid Public Schools students and staff now are at home and two classes from McKinley Elementary School began quarantining because of COVID-19, according to Thursday’s regularly updated tracing case reports.

Quarters, dimes and nickels aren’t circulating as freely as they usually do because many businesses have been closed and consumers aren’t out spending as much.

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It’s a family affair at Frida’s Antojos, 115 E. Maine, owned by Enrique Aguilar and operated by his cousin, Maria Aguirre and a staff of sisters, mothers, daughters and aunts.

Howdy market watchers. It was another hot and humid week, but welcome rains continue to impress for late July. Cooler temps next week extending up through the Midwest will bring some relief as we reach the critical pollination time for corn in the all-important I-states.

Congress is negotiating another aid package that could extend the extra unemployment support, though likely at less than $600. With the extra $600, roughly two-thirds of the unemployed are receiving more in aid than they earned at their former jobs, research has shown — a finding that’s led Republicans to argue that it is discouraging people from returning to work.

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