Metro Tulsa business news 2012 by the numbers
BY Staff Reports
Sunday, December 30, 2012
12/30/12 at 5:36 AM
Original Print Headline: By the numbers
Ranking of Tulsa metro's economic performance out of 300 metros worldwide in Brookings Institution's Global MetroMonitor for 2012.
Projected personal income growth for Tulsa area this year.
Forecast for metro's total employment growth.
Rise in Tulsa's Index listing of area stocks through first three quarters of the year.
Jobs American Airlines said it needs to cut in Tulsa out of a 7,000-person workforce.
Layoffs in December in Tulsa by American Airlines after more than 700 workers opt for an early-retirement program and dozens more move to other locations or take pay cuts.
Wage increases agreed to in December by American Airlines' Allied Pilots Association in new six-year contract.
The $50.25-per-share offer in September 2010 that Hertz Global Holdings Inc. called its "best and final offer" for Tulsa-based Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc.
The $87.50-per-share offer by Hertz for Dollar Thrifty in August 2012. It is accepted by the boards of directors of both companies.
Downgraded rating by Moody's for Samson Resource Co.'s senior unsecured notes rating due to high debt and low natural gas prices.
Tulsa's ranking among unofficial Oil Capitals of North America by informal Tulsa World poll of 16 oil industry executives and analysts. Tulsa finished behind Houston, Calgary and Oklahoma City.
11% or 25%
First number is AEP-PSO's estimated rate increase to pay for compliance agreement on EPA air quality rules. Latter number is estimate by Scott Norwood, of Oklahoma Industrial Energy Consumers.