Business/Economy

Business/Economy
5:30 am
Mon March 9, 2015

Richard Fisher, Dallas Fed Reserve CEO, Bids Farewell

Richard Fisher fielding reporter's questions after his farewell speech to the Dallas Chamber of Commerce
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.  

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One Crisis Away
6:00 am
Tue February 24, 2015

Learn About Dallas' Jubilee Park In New KERA Series

Ben Leal is CEO of Jubilee Park Community Center.
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.

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Business/Economy
9:50 am
Wed February 18, 2015

Dealers Reach Out, Tesla Slams The Door

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk spoke to crowd outside the Texas Capitol on Jan. 15, 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. 

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Business/Economy
4:34 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

RadioShack Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

The New York Stock Exchange plans to delist the shares of troubled Fort Worth-based retailer RadioShack.
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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.

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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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