Business/Economy

Business/Economy
10:12 am
Fri January 23, 2015

What It’s Like To Be Poor

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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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One Crisis Away
10:53 am
Thu January 15, 2015

How Poverty Can Affect A Child's Brain

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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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Business/Economy
10:41 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Downside Of Cheap Prices At The Gas Pump: Oil Field Layoffs

Rig workers and companies that service the oil field are seeing layoffs as oil drops below $50 a barrel and drillers cut back.
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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.

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Business/Economy
6:20 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Why DART Isn't Worried About Low Gas Prices

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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Business/Economy
2:02 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

One Crisis Away: At Age 73, Real Retirement Is Not An Option

Shirley Martin, age 73, still works as a Walmart greeter five days a week.
Dane Walters KERA News

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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Business/Economy
6:50 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Chaplains For The Factory Floor And Company Cubicle

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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Business/Economy
1:40 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

This Dallas Startup Just Won $50,000

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Dallas startup Rollout walked away from a small business contest with $50,000 Thursday night. The company, founded in 2013, provides mobile tools for architects and construction teams to access digital documents and drawings.

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Business/Economy
3:11 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Two Billion Ways To Order A Pie? Pizza Hut Tries A Spicy Makeover

Pizza Hut is trying to make a splash with dozens of new ingredients, crust flavors and drizzles.
Lauren Silverman KERA News

Pizza Hut, the nation’s biggest pizza chain, is overhauling its brand. There’s a new logo, a more casual uniform, and fresh leadership. But the biggest upgrade is the menu.  

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Business/Economy
9:54 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Angel Investors Land In Dallas, Where Startups Are Booming

The National Angel Summit opening at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center.
Lauren Silverman KERA News

A group of angels is descending on Dallas this week -- angel investors. 

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One Crisis Away
6:19 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

New Alternative In Dallas To Payday Loans

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When faced with a financial emergency, some turn to payday or car title lenders. There’s about 175 of them in Dallas offering quick cash at great cost. The city and an Austin-based lender to small businesses have announced an alternative.

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