Business/Economy

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.
Tesla

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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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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