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2:17 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

What's The Real Economic Impact Of Tonight's College Football Championship?

The AT&T Stadium in Arlington, home of the College Football Championship game tonight between Oregon and Ohio State
Steve Carlton Flickr.com

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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Business
10:17 am
Wed January 7, 2015

A Dallas Startup Banks On The Blood Business

A hospital pays anywhere from $170 to $300 dollars for a pint of blood.

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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One Crisis Away
9:23 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

After Husband Dies From Rare Disease, A Widow Is Left With Grief -- And Bills (Video)

Elizabeth Madrid and her 2-year-old moved in with her parents after husband Isac died in February.
Lara Solt KERA News Special Contributor

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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Business
9:13 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

Traffic Takes Off At Love Field, But End Of Wright Amendment Only Part Of It

Dallas Love Field was updated to handle the increased traffic prompted in part by the Wright Amendment's repeal.
BJ Austin KERA News

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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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.
Northfoto Shutterstock.com

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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