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Profits for Dallas-based Texas Instruments are looking good – and it’s not from selling calculators. TI’s automotive business is growing faster than the rest of the company, thanks to selling microprocessors and car technology. 

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Half a dozen bills designed to raise the state’s minimum wage are working their way through a Texas House committee. Currently, Texas pays at the federal rate which is $7.25 an hour.

A significant bump in hourly pay could be a long shot in a staunchly conservative legislature. One advocacy group has just issued a study endorsing President Obama's call to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

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Neiman Marcus, Dallas’ famous high-end retailer, is the first store with a full-size digital mirror. It records what you try on so you can compare clothes side by side then lets you share those looks with others online. The high-tech mirror arrived at a North Texas store last month.

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It’s Fare-war time again at Love Field. Virgin America announced it’ll fly from Dallas to Austin for $39. That got the attention of Dallas-based Southwest, which built its business, in part, on that route.

Trade Group Brings Promotional Swag To Dallas

Feb 5, 2015

This week, the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center is filled with branded pens, mugs and t-shirts, along with tchotchkes that are much more memorable and weird, like the Texas shaped engraved cutting board.

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Backers boast that tonight’s College Football Championship game in Arlington will bring in as much as half a billion dollars to North Texas. We heard similar numbers about last April’s Final Four. And four years ago, the impact of the Super Bowl was estimated as high as $611 million. But are those sky-high estimates grounded in reality?

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The U.S. is a bloodthirsty place. More than 12 million pints of blood products are used every year. With high demand and limited availability comes challenges, and business opportunities. 

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A third of North Texans are living without enough cushion to last more than a few months after a financial disruption. KERA’s series “One Crisis Away” put a face on asset poverty by chronicling four local families.

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Air traffic took off in November at Dallas Love Field thanks in part to the end of the Wright Amendment in October. But there’s more to it.

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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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