Business/Economy

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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Business/Economy
2:32 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

An Unvarnished Interview With T. Boone Pickens On Plunging Oil Prices

Legendary oilman T. Boone Pickens says operators are to blame for plunging oil prices.
Bob Daemmrich Texas Tribune

Crude oil prices are plunging, but T. Boone Pickens isn’t surprised. The billionaire oilman has seen plenty of spikes and dips during more than 60 years in the industry, including some he predicted.

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Business/Economy
6:51 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Toyota Says Hi To Plano With Party -- And $1 Million Donation

Toyota North America greeted Texas and Plano with a free block party, $1 million to Plano ISD's Plano Academy, and 6 pickups. In photo, l-r, CEO Jim Lentz, Olympian Nastia Liukin, Mayor Harry LaRosiliere, Governor Rick Perry
Bill Zeeble KERA News

Toyota gave Plano schools $1  million Monday and threw a block party for the public as it officially said "hello" to the city where it’s moving its North American headquarters. So, why Plano?

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Economy
12:55 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Texas Added Jobs And Unemployment In August

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Unemployment across Texas rose slightly to 5.3 percent in August.

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Business/Economy
10:57 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Southwest Airlines Unveils New Look For Its Planes

Southwest Airlines will put a new paint job on its planes, adding a splash of bright color as it enters middle age and faces many changes.
Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines will put a new paint job on its planes, adding a splash of bright color as it enters middle age and faces many changes. It's also adding a social media "Listening Center."

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Business/Economy
3:33 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Tesla Chooses Nevada Over Texas For Its $5 Billion Factory

Tesla has reportedly chosen Nevada over Texas for its $5 billion factory.
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Tesla Motors has selected Nevada over Texas for a massive $5 billion factory that it will build to pump out batteries for a new generation of electric cars.

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Business/Economy
3:02 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Cargo Thefts Are On The Rise, Despite Drop in Vehicle Thefts

Vendors at this week's international auto theft conference are showing off new technology to tag cars and property, including using micro-dots.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

It’s a tough time to be a car thief – the number of vehicles stolen in the United States has plummeted by more than half in the last 20 years. So you’d think it’s a pretty good time to be someone who tracks down car thieves, but at the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators conference, there were other concerns.

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Business/Economy
1:52 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

North Texans With Jobs Are Going Hungry

The North Texas Food Bank serves 13 counties. Clients made more than 3 million trips to pantries last year.
Courtney Collins KERA News

North Texas is 91 million meals short. That’s how many breakfasts, lunches and dinners it would take to feed everyone in the region who’s hungry.

The North Texas Food Bank filled about two thirds of that void last year, and the traditional client is changing. In fact, more people with jobs are getting meals from food pantries than anyone else.

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