Business/Economy

Lauren Silverman / KERA News

Can any car be turned into a smart car? A Dallas-based startup called Vinli has captured the attention of drivers across the country with a device promising to do just that. We tested it out.

A Soggy Day For North Texas Bike Commuters

May 15, 2015
via Twitter @TracyHerbert

It's National Bike to Work Day, when commuters across North Texas are encouraged to get out of their cars and push their pedals. Despite the rain, some people took up the challenge.

Why Walkability Matters In North Texas

Apr 29, 2015
Jeff Whittington / KERA News

Chances are you probably didn’t walk to work today – but walkability is one of the big topics at the 23rd annual Congress for the New Urbanism being held in Dallas this week. 

Southwest Airlines

Southwest is spending about a buck less on every gallon of fuel, and that's helping the airline post record profits quarter after quarter.

Lara Solt

The cost of living poor can be staggering: Racking up interest on a payday loan, working for minimum wage, paying fees to cash a check, and eating healthy when groceries are hard to find. 

Bill Zeeble / KERA News

Richard Fisher’s headed the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank for a decade. Next week, he steps down after leading the bank through a historic recession and a slow, steady recovery. He gave his goodbye speech Friday.  

Learn About Dallas' Jubilee Park In New KERA Series

Feb 24, 2015
Thorne Anderson

Going to school, finding a good job, opening a savings account, buying a home -- they're all parts of the American dream. But they might just be dreams for many in North Texas, where one in three can’t weather a financial storm that lasts 90 days.

Dealers Reach Out, Tesla Slams The Door

Feb 18, 2015
Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Texas Tribune

Would Tesla Motors stumble if it sold its high-end electric cars through franchised dealerships like every other car manufacturer must in Texas? Elon Musk, the company’s CEO and a champion of disruptive technologies, seems to think so. 

RadioShack Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Feb 5, 2015
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Update, 6:20 p.m.: ​RadioShack, the Fort Worth-based electronics retailer with a storied past, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Thursday. It will sell as many as 2,400 of its 4,000 stores.

What It’s Like To Be Poor

Jan 23, 2015
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Members of America’s middle and upper classes have preconceived notions about what it means to be poor. This hour, as part of KERA’s One Crisis Away initiative, we found out what going without is really like.

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