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8:59 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Will DFW Airport's Automated System Let You Fly Through Customs?

Judson Murdock, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in front of DFW Airport's automated passport kiosks he calls game changers
Bill Zeeble KERA News

After years of 20, 30,  even 60 minute lines or longer at DFW Airport after getting back from abroad, those lines are now a lot shorter. The airport unveiled a new automated passport kiosk system.

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4:26 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Up To 1.1 Million Credit Cards Exposed During Neiman Marcus Breach

Neiman Marcus is among several retailers that have experienced credit card data breaches in recent months.
Rose Trinh/rosebennet Flickr

Dallas-based Neiman Marcus says that up to 1.1 million credit cards could have been compromised during a recent data breach.

The announcement comes as Neiman Marcus’ chief information officer testified today about the breach before a U.S. Senate committee. Michael Kingston appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Neiman Marcus is among several retailers to disclose data security breaches. Target experienced a massive breach during the holiday season.

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Business
4:15 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Robert Hsueh, Pillar Of North Texas' Asian American Community, Has Died

Robert Hsueh, pictured on the right, has died. From left: Michael Lee, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Galileo Jumaoas.
Galileo Jumaoas

Robert Hsueh, the D/FW International Airport board chair who was a longtime leader of the North Texas Asian-American community, has died.  

Hsueh, 63, died earlier this month from bone cancer.  

The KERA Radio Story.

“Robert connected our Asian community with corporate America, and gave opportunities to our members in terms of procurement, contracting, doing business with the different public agencies here in the Metroplex, and most especially with the airport,” Galileo Jumaoas, president of the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce, told KERA.

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Business
10:16 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Southwest To Launch New Nonstop Service From Love Field To 15 Cities This Fall

Southwest Airlines announced which cities will receive non-stop service from Dallas Love Field starting this fall.
Stephen M. Keller Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines announced this morning it will start nonstop flights between Dallas Love Field and New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and 12 other cities this fall, once the Wright Amendment comes to an end.

The amendment has long limited Southwest to offer nonstop service from Love Field to nine states, including Texas. Those restrictions go away in October.

Dallas-based Southwest will serve five of the new nonstop destinations starting Oct. 13 – Baltimore/Washington; Denver; Las Vegas; Orlando and Chicago Midway.

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Business
5:16 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Lenovo Buys Motorola, But Plans To Continue Making Moto X Smartphone In Fort Worth

A look inside the Moto X production facility in Fort Worth
Lauren Silverman KERA News

Google is selling Motorola Mobility's smartphone business to Lenovo Group for $2.9 billion.

Motorola has produced the Moto X smartphone in Fort Worth -- the first smartphone made in the U.S. Lenovo says it will continue the Fort Worth operation. Lenovo officials tell KERA that "there are now no plans to change Motorola’s approach to manufacturing."

A spokesman for the city of Fort Worth told KERA he wasn’t aware of any changes for the Moto X production. The phones are made at an Alliance plant.

[More from KERA News: Motorola Chooses Fort Worth For New U.S.-Made Phone]

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Business
11:42 am
Wed January 29, 2014

This Wristband Helps You Keep Track Of Your Kid

BuddyTag is a child safety device that helps parents track their child when out and about.
My BuddyTag

Keeping track of your kids at a theme park or fair can be a challenge. That’s why Plano parent and engineer Willy Wu created a device called BuddyTag. There’s no GPS involved -- just a phone and a wristband.

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Business
5:13 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

J.C. Penney To Cut 2,000 Jobs And Close 33 Stores, But None In Texas

Plano-based J.C. Penney will close 33 stores in 20 different states over the next several months. No Texas stores are scheduled for closure.
Wurlitzer Heart Flickr

Plano-based J.C. Penney will lay off 2,000 workers and close 33 stores to save money. No Texas stores are included, but 20 states are affected.

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3:14 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

A Name Change For American Eagle: Call It Envoy

American Airlines’ regional carrier, American Eagle, is changing its name to Envoy.
American Airlines

American Airlines’ regional carrier, American Eagle, is changing its name to Envoy. Parent company American Airlines Group says customers will still see planes with the American Eagle logo, but with the word “Envoy” added.  

American says it will cut confusion, but others aren’t so sure.

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Business
10:31 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Today Marks DFW International Airport’s 40th Anniversary

Terminal D of DFW International Airport opened in 2005.
DFW International Airport

Forty years ago today, DFW International Airport opened.

At first, DFW had three runways, three terminals and just 66 gates. How things have changed: Today, DFW is the world's eighth-busiest airport and has fueled North Texas’ growth.

The airport is marking its anniversary by designating an arriving American Airlines flight from Little Rock this afternoon as the 40th anniversary flight. DFW greeted the flight with a “shower of affection” water cannon salute. Passengers received yellow Texas roses, commemorating the greeting that DFW's first arriving customers received.

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Business
3:29 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

American-U.S. Air Merger, Set For Dec. 9, Won't Affect Passengers Immediately

American Airlines

In less than two weeks Fort Worth is expected to become home to the world’s largest airline.  That’s because a federal judge today approved an antitrust agreement that will allow American Airlines and U.S. Airways to merge.

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