Business/Economy http://keranews.org en Cargo Thefts Are On The Rise, Despite Drop in Vehicle Thefts http://keranews.org/post/cargo-thefts-are-rise-despite-drop-vehicle-thefts <p>It’s a tough time to be a car thief – the number of vehicles stolen in the United States has plummeted by more than half in the last 20 years. So you’d think it’s a pretty good time to be someone who tracks down car thieves, but at the <a href="http://www.iaati.org/site">International Association of Auto Theft Investigators</a> conference, there were other concerns.</p><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:02:05 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 54437 at http://keranews.org Cargo Thefts Are On The Rise, Despite Drop in Vehicle Thefts North Texans With Jobs Are Going Hungry http://keranews.org/post/north-texans-jobs-are-going-hungry <p>North Texas is 91 million meals short. That’s how many breakfasts, lunches and dinners it would take to feed everyone in the region who’s hungry.</p><p>The North Texas Food Bank filled about two thirds of that void last year, and the traditional client is changing. In fact, more people with jobs are getting meals from food pantries than anyone else.</p><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:52:00 +0000 Courtney Collins 54397 at http://keranews.org North Texans With Jobs Are Going Hungry Eagle Ford Sees Another Kind of Boom: Publishing http://keranews.org/post/eagle-ford-sees-another-kind-boom-publishing <p class="body" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.35; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px;">BOERNE — This town does not sit atop South Texas’ Eagle Ford Shale, but inside an air-conditioned advertising agency here, four women produce a newspaper that has infiltrated that dusty drilling country.</p><p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:08:10 +0000 Jim Malewitz/The Texas Tribune 54292 at http://keranews.org Eagle Ford Sees Another Kind of Boom: Publishing The Smartphone Will See You Now: The Wild West Of Medical Apps http://keranews.org/post/smartphone-will-see-you-now-wild-west-medical-apps <p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:17.5pt"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Georgia, serif; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">If you take a virtual stroll through the iTunes store or Google Play you will find nearly a hundred thousand health apps. Everything from fitness trackers to blood glucose monitors. Out of all these apps, only about 100 have been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration. Some lawyers are calling for more regulation.</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt; font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p><p> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:44:00 +0000 Lauren Silverman 53939 at http://keranews.org The Smartphone Will See You Now: The Wild West Of Medical Apps Report: Consumer Spending Boosted Texas Economy http://keranews.org/post/report-consumer-spending-boosted-texas-economy <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new report by the U.S. Commerce Department shows that steady growth in consumer spending has helped spur the Texas economy over the last 15 years.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 19:35:32 +0000 Associated Press 53748 at http://keranews.org Report: Consumer Spending Boosted Texas Economy For Millenial Homebuyers, Dallas Is A Good Place To Start http://keranews.org/post/millenial-homebuyers-dallas-good-place-start <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Millenials have been slow to accumulate wealth, </span><a href="http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/03/07/6-new-findings-about-millennials/" style="line-height: 1.5;">thanks to student loan debt and a sagging economy</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, so buying a home may be </span><a href="http://www.realtor.org/field-guides/field-guide-to-millennial-home-buyers" style="line-height: 1.5;">the last thing on their minds</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Despite this, the </span><a href="http://www.realtor.org/news-releases/2014/07/nar-identifies-best-purchase-markets-for-aspiring-millennial-homebuyers" style="line-height: 1.5;">National Association of Realtors</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has identified 10 cities where young adults might want to take a crack at home ownership, and Dallas made the list. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:56:24 +0000 Krystina Martinez 53735 at http://keranews.org For Millenial Homebuyers, Dallas Is A Good Place To Start Can Technology Help With End Of Life Decisions? This Texas Company Thinks So http://keranews.org/post/can-technology-help-end-life-decisions-texas-company-thinks-so <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">Outlining end&nbsp;of life wishes is not exactly a popular task. But one North Texas company is making it easier.</span></p><p> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 18:06:00 +0000 Lauren Silverman 53570 at http://keranews.org Can Technology Help With End Of Life Decisions? This Texas Company Thinks So New Report Shows A High Growth Rate Of Women-Owned Businesses In Texas http://keranews.org/post/new-report-shows-high-growth-rate-women-owned-businesses-texas <p>A <a href="http://about.americanexpress.com/news/pr/2014/women-flex-economic-muscle-new-research.aspx">report</a>&nbsp;out this year found the number of women-owned businesses has increased at one and a half times the national average between 1997 and 2014. During that time, Texas saw a 98% percent growth in women-owned businesses – the second highest in the nation behind Georgia.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Michael Cox,&nbsp;</span>the current director of SMU’s O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom and a former chief economist for the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank,<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;says some of what fueled growth for women applied to business owners across the board.</span></p><p> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 23:38:56 +0000 Sam Baker 53405 at http://keranews.org New Report Shows A High Growth Rate Of Women-Owned Businesses In Texas Denton To Vote On Fracking Ban http://keranews.org/post/denton-vote-fracking-ban <p>The city of Denton could take another step Tuesday toward becoming the only Texas city to permanently ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:59:10 +0000 Lauren Silverman 52527 at http://keranews.org Denton To Vote On Fracking Ban Study Up For 'Think': The Dallas Start-Up Scene Shortlist http://keranews.org/post/study-think-dallas-start-scene-shortlist <p>Navigating the world of small business can be challenging. Yet North Texas has proved itself with a booming start-up community. Today at 1 p.m., three local entrepreneurs talked startups on <em>Think</em>: Launch DFW founder <a href="http://launchdfw.com/author/admin/">Bradley Joyce</a>, SPAteneity Natural Nail Salon founder <a href="http://www.spa-ta-neity.com/history/">Missy Malone</a>&nbsp;and Kairos Facial Recognition founder and <a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Sport-Sales-Become-Superstar/dp/1449747639"><em>The Sport of Sales</em></a>​ author Craig Lewis.</p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:16:51 +0000 Adelina Sun 52199 at http://keranews.org Study Up For 'Think': The Dallas Start-Up Scene Shortlist