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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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Business
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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Business
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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