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Business
10:24 am
Thu December 11, 2014

RadioShack Plans To Close More Stores After Losing $161 Million In Third Quarter

RadioShack's third-quarter loss widened, sales dropped for the eleventh consecutive quarter and the Fort Worth-based electronics retailer announced more cost cuts to stay afloat.

RadioShack's third-quarter loss widened, sales dropped for the eleventh consecutive quarter and the Fort Worth-based electronics retailer announced more cost cuts to stay afloat.

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Business
5:22 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Ebola In The ER: What Happens To Business As Usual?

Hospitals compete for patients, and Emergency Departments play a big role in business. So what happens to business when a hospital takes on a patient with Ebola? 

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Bitcoin 101
11:31 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Bitcoin ATMs Pop Up Across North Texas

Bitcoin is a trendy and controversial digital currency that's recently made headlines worldwide.

There’s a new kind of ATM in town and it doesn’t spit out dollar bills. It’s a Bitcoin ATM – you put in dollars and it gives you a trendy digital currency that’s generated headlines. Several have launched in North Texas.  

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Business
12:49 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

As Sales Continue To Drop, RadioShack Warns It May Need To File For Bankruptcy

Fort Worth-based RadioShack warned Thursday it could file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
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RadioShack warned Thursday that it may need to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization if it can't rework its debt or find another way to ease a cash crunch.

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NPR
5:17 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Last Broadcast Of 'Tell Me More' Airs Tonight At 8 On KERA Radio

Host Michel Martin posed in the 'Tell Me More' studio at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Sarah Tilotta NPR

"Tell Me More" airs for the last time on KERA 90.1 FM at 8 p.m. Friday. NPR has canceled the show after a seven-year run. 

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Business
5:36 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Earnings for American and Southwest Airlines Soar

Less than a year after American Airlines and USAirways merged, the new American made the most money in a quarter than American has ever earned

American Airlines announced its most profitable quarter ever today, and its first dividend since 1980. Southwest also had a record quarter, and announced a companywide bonus. It’s a good time to be an airline based in North Texas.

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Friday Conversation
6:00 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Trey Bowles On Jumping, Not Diving, Into Entrepreneurship

Trey Bowles, CEO of the Dallas Entrepreneur Center, tells KERA's Rick Holter: "We talk about the idea of jumping into entrepreneurship as opposed to diving in because if you jump in you may bruise your tailbone but if you dive in you can break your neck."
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

Incubators and accelerators are popping up across the country to help startups bloom. And in the year since the Dallas Entrepreneur Center put down roots, the nonprofit has moved into new downtown space and teamed up on an incubator in Addison.

Trey Bowles is CEO of the operation known as The DEC, and he joins KERA’s vice president of news, Rick Holter, for this week’s Friday Conversation.

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Business
1:16 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Google's Motorola Mobility To Shut Down Fort Worth Smartphone Factory

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

Google's Motorola Mobility smartphone unit will shutter its Fort Worth factory by the end of 2014, barely a year after it opened with much fanfare as the first smartphone plant in the U.S.

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Business
8:18 am
Mon May 19, 2014

AT&T, DirecTV And Finding A Prom Date: Reactions To Merger

"I was scratching my head," one analyst says of news that AT&T will acquire satellite TV company DirecTV for $48.5 billion in cash and stock, or $95 per share. Analysts are mixed in their reactions to the deal.
Seth Perlman, Reed Saxon AP

Originally published on Mon May 19, 2014 11:18 am

AT&T's plan to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion is the latest tectonic shift in the media industry, with many viewing the deal as a response to the pending merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable.

Among business analysts and consumer advocates, response to the AT&T-DirecTV deal is mixed. Here's a roundup of what we're seeing:

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Business
5:48 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Love Field Changes Could Send Fares Falling

Rick Seaney, co-founder and CEO of farecompare.com, tracks airline fares and the travel industry from his Dallas-based, tech-infused headquarters
Bill Zeeble KERA News

Much virtual ink has been spilled and hot air spewed over this week’s decision to let Virgin America move its operations from D/FW International Airport to Dallas Love Field. Rick Seaney of FareCompare.com explains what this and other changes could mean for flyers.

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