Business/Economy

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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
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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.

How Poverty Can Affect A Child's Brain

Jan 15, 2015
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Research has shown that growing up in poverty can negatively affect the wiring – and even the physical dimensions – of a child’s brain. As part of KERA’s One Crisis Away initiative, Think explored how interventions during the middle school years can reverse those changes. 

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Texas has diversified its economy since the last oil bust, but with prices now down nearly two-thirds from the all-time high, there could be a big financial impact in America’s biggest oil-producing state. The fallout is expected to be felt from the oil patch dinner table to the state capitol.

Bill Zeeble

Falling gasoline prices have not affected bus service operations in Dallas and Fort Worth. The T and DART buses use compressed natural gas (CNG). But low prices have been bad news for light rail service in the past. Not so this time around.

Morgan Lyons, vice president of communications for Dallas Area Rapid Transit, explains.

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KERA’s series One Crisis Away put a face on asset poverty by chronicling four North Texas families dealing with life on the financial edge. This holiday season, we’re catching up with some of those families, including 73-year-old Shirley Martin. 

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Hiring spiritual support, in the workplace?

Companies across the country have hired thousands of chaplains to offer spiritual support to employees. They say it's good for workers, and the bottom line.

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