Business/Economy

Business/Economy
6:08 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Eagle Ford Sees Another Kind of Boom: Publishing

A newspaper called The Boom caters to oil workers in South Texas.
Spencer Selvidge The Texas Tribune

BOERNE — This town does not sit atop South Texas’ Eagle Ford Shale, but inside an air-conditioned advertising agency here, four women produce a newspaper that has infiltrated that dusty drilling country.

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Business/Economy
10:44 am
Tue August 12, 2014

The Smartphone Will See You Now: The Wild West Of Medical Apps

Out of some 100,000 mHealth apps on the market, only about 100 have been cleared by the FDA.

If you take a virtual stroll through the iTunes store or Google Play you will find nearly a hundred thousand health apps. Everything from fitness trackers to blood glucose monitors. Out of all these apps, only about 100 have been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration. Some lawyers are calling for more regulation.

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Business/Economy
2:35 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Report: Consumer Spending Boosted Texas Economy

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A new report by the U.S. Commerce Department shows that steady growth in consumer spending has helped spur the Texas economy over the last 15 years. 

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Business/Economy
10:56 am
Thu August 7, 2014

For Millenial Homebuyers, Dallas Is A Good Place To Start

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Millenials have been slow to accumulate wealth, thanks to student loan debt and a sagging economy, so buying a home may be the last thing on their minds. Despite this, the National Association of Realtors has identified 10 cities where young adults might want to take a crack at home ownership, and Dallas made the list.  

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Business/Economy
1:06 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Can Technology Help With End Of Life Decisions? This Texas Company Thinks So

Outlining end of life wishes is not exactly a popular task. But one North Texas company is making it easier.

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Business/Economy
6:38 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

New Report Shows A High Growth Rate Of Women-Owned Businesses In Texas

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A report out this year found the number of women-owned businesses has increased at one and a half times the national average between 1997 and 2014. During that time, Texas saw a 98% percent growth in women-owned businesses – the second highest in the nation behind Georgia.

Michael Cox, the current director of SMU’s O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom and a former chief economist for the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank, says some of what fueled growth for women applied to business owners across the board.

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Business/Economy
1:59 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Denton To Vote On Fracking Ban

A Vantage Energy natural gas rig in southwest Arlington just south of Interstate 20, Monday, December 23, 2013
Paul Moseley Star-Telegram

The city of Denton could take another step Tuesday toward becoming the only Texas city to permanently ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. 

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Business/Economy
10:16 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': The Dallas Start-Up Scene Shortlist

Launch DFW will host Dallas New Tech at the DEC on August 5th.
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Navigating the world of small business can be challenging. Yet North Texas has proved itself with a booming start-up community. Today at 1 p.m., three local entrepreneurs talked startups on Think: Launch DFW founder Bradley Joyce, SPAteneity Natural Nail Salon founder Missy Malone and Kairos Facial Recognition founder and The Sport of Sales​ author Craig Lewis.

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Business/Economy
6:28 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Texas Tribune Series: Few Protections For Workers In Texas 'Miracle' Economy

Workers help with construction of a building in Austin. Photo by Todd Wiseman.
Todd Wiseman The Texas Tribune

State officials have touted the so-called Texas “miracle” economy and its boost in oil and gas and construction.

The Texas Tribune investigative series "Hurting For Work" found little protection for workers in those industries because of lax regulation. For instance, the lead author of the series, Jay Root, says Texas is the only state that allows employers to opt out of providing workers’ compensation coverage.

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Bitcoin 101
2:55 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Across Texas, Bitcoin Fans Join The Online Currency Frenzy

More local businesses are accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment for goods and services.
Pablo Arauz KERA

Bitcoin made headlines last fall when users of the black market website Silk Road made illegal purchases with the online currency. Ross Ulbricht, the University of Texas at Dallas graduate who created the site, was arrested.

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