Business/Economy http://keranews.org en 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 Texas Tribune Series: Few Protections For Workers In Texas 'Miracle' Economy http://keranews.org/post/texas-tribune-series-few-protections-workers-texas-miracle-economy <p>State officials have touted the so-called Texas “miracle” economy and its boost in oil and gas and construction.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Texas Tribune</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> investigative series "Hurting For Work" found little protection for workers in those industries because of lax regulation. For instance, the lead author of the series, Jay Root, says Texas is the only state that allows employers to opt out of providing workers’ compensation coverage.</span></p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 11:28:00 +0000 Sam Baker 51820 at http://keranews.org Texas Tribune Series: Few Protections For Workers In Texas 'Miracle' Economy Across Texas, Bitcoin Fans Join The Online Currency Frenzy http://keranews.org/post/across-texas-bitcoin-fans-join-online-currency-frenzy <p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif;">Bitcoin made headlines last fall when users of the black market website Silk Road made illegal purchases with the online currency. Ross Ulbricht, the University of Texas at Dallas graduate who created the site, was <a href="http://keranews.org/post/ut-dallas-grad-accused-organizing-billion-dollar-black-market-drug-bazaar">arrested</a>.</span><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;"><o:p></o:p></span></p><p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:55:12 +0000 Pablo Pena 50777 at http://keranews.org Across Texas, Bitcoin Fans Join The Online Currency Frenzy Thanks To Texas Bravado, Dallas Landed Federal Reserve 100 Years Ago http://keranews.org/post/thanks-texas-bravado-dallas-landed-federal-reserve-100-years-ago <p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">One hundred years ago, Dallas was selected to be one of 12 locations to host a Federal Reserve Bank. It not only beat out other Texas cities, but also New Orleans, which at the time had a population three times larger. So how did "Little D" get a Reserve Bank? Texas bravado, in part.</span></p><p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><o:p></o:p></p><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:38:29 +0000 Lauren Silverman 50459 at http://keranews.org Thanks To Texas Bravado, Dallas Landed Federal Reserve 100 Years Ago In Dallas, Former Fed Chief Ben Bernanke Talks Of Tough Economic Times -- And His Legacy http://keranews.org/post/dallas-former-fed-chief-ben-bernanke-talks-tough-economic-times-and-his-legacy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dallas hosted a seminar on the Federal Reserve and monetary policy. Now, those words usually don’t exactly get the blood racing, but </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">headliner and former Fed chief Ben Bernanke teamed with his host, George W. Bush, for an unusually candid – and even entertaining – series of chats.</span></p><p> Tue, 20 May 2014 11:35:00 +0000 Bill Zeeble 49699 at http://keranews.org In Dallas, Former Fed Chief Ben Bernanke Talks Of Tough Economic Times -- And His Legacy Energy Future Holdings Files For Bankruptcy; Power Production Won't Be Affected http://keranews.org/post/energy-future-holdings-files-bankruptcy-power-production-wont-be-affected <p>Energy Future Holdings filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization Tuesday after agreeing with key financial stakeholders to keep its power-producing businesses operating in Texas while it reduces roughly $40 billion in debt.</p><p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:34:21 +0000 Associated Press 48703 at http://keranews.org Energy Future Holdings Files For Bankruptcy; Power Production Won't Be Affected Toyota To Move Its U.S. Headquarters To Plano http://keranews.org/post/toyota-move-its-us-headquarters-plano <p>Toyota is moving its U.S. headquarters from California to Plano.</p><p>The Japanese automaker announced the move Monday.</p><p></p><p>Toyota says the new headquarters will bring together employees who are now scattered around the country. It will break ground on a new headquarters in North Texas this year.</p><p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 18:34:49 +0000 Eric Aasen & Associated Press & Doualy Xaykaothao 48658 at http://keranews.org Toyota To Move Its U.S. Headquarters To Plano Following Backlash, Dallas-Based Chili's Cancels Autism Fundraiser http://keranews.org/post/following-backlash-dallas-based-chilis-cancels-autism-fundraiser <p>Chili's has canceled a fundraiser for a group that states on its website that autism can be triggered by vaccinations, a position that has been widely discredited by the medical community.</p><p>Chili’s, which is part of Dallas-based Brinker International, had planned on donating a portion of its sales on Monday to the National Autism Association. On its website, the Massachusetts-based group says it believes that vaccinations can "trigger or exacerbate autism in some, if not many, children."</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:04:08 +0000 Associated Press 47625 at http://keranews.org Following Backlash, Dallas-Based Chili's Cancels Autism Fundraiser Government Program Steers Private Sector To Greener Buildings http://keranews.org/post/government-program-steers-private-sector-greener-buildings <p>A Staples distribution center in Coppell has saved more than $65,000 on its energy bill annually, thanks to green measures, employees, and a little help from the U.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">S. Department of Energy.</span></p><p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:36:13 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 46489 at http://keranews.org Government Program Steers Private Sector To Greener Buildings