(AP) — The number of Americans filing for jobless benefits dropped last week, a sign that few companies are cutting jobs despite high inflation and a weak economy.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of millions of small U.S. companies will be required to provide the government with details on their owners and others who benefit from them under a regulation finalized Thursday that's intended to peel back the layers of ownership that can hide unlawfully obtained assets.

Here's your preview of Thursday's CDN

- Progress made on hospital negotiations

- Umobuarie named National Merit Commended Student

- Annual Women’s Guild Salad Supper set for Monday 

- Clinton, Elk City square off Friday

- Clinton volleyball sweeps Erick

Progress continues in order to assure a smooth transition when AllianceHealth’s lease of the Clinton hospital expires at the end of the year.

First-day fun

Chanel East, left, and Lyric Davis read a book together to work on literacy skills during the first day of Reds 365 for this school year at Southwest Elementary.