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10:16 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Southwest To Launch New Nonstop Service From Love Field To 15 Cities This Fall

Southwest Airlines announced which cities will receive non-stop service from Dallas Love Field starting this fall.
Stephen M. Keller Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines announced this morning it will start nonstop flights between Dallas Love Field and New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and 12 other cities this fall, once the Wright Amendment comes to an end.

The amendment has long limited Southwest to offer nonstop service from Love Field to nine states, including Texas. Those restrictions go away in October.

Dallas-based Southwest will serve five of the new nonstop destinations starting Oct. 13 – Baltimore/Washington; Denver; Las Vegas; Orlando and Chicago Midway.

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Business
5:16 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Lenovo Buys Motorola, But Plans To Continue Making Moto X Smartphone In Fort Worth

A look inside the Moto X production facility in Fort Worth
Lauren Silverman KERA News

Google is selling Motorola Mobility's smartphone business to Lenovo Group for $2.9 billion.

Motorola has produced the Moto X smartphone in Fort Worth -- the first smartphone made in the U.S. Lenovo says it will continue the Fort Worth operation. Lenovo officials tell KERA that "there are now no plans to change Motorola’s approach to manufacturing."

A spokesman for the city of Fort Worth told KERA he wasn’t aware of any changes for the Moto X production. The phones are made at an Alliance plant.

[More from KERA News: Motorola Chooses Fort Worth For New U.S.-Made Phone]

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Business
11:42 am
Wed January 29, 2014

This Wristband Helps You Keep Track Of Your Kid

BuddyTag is a child safety device that helps parents track their child when out and about.
My BuddyTag

Keeping track of your kids at a theme park or fair can be a challenge. That’s why Plano parent and engineer Willy Wu created a device called BuddyTag. There’s no GPS involved -- just a phone and a wristband.

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Business
5:13 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

J.C. Penney To Cut 2,000 Jobs And Close 33 Stores, But None In Texas

Plano-based J.C. Penney will close 33 stores in 20 different states over the next several months. No Texas stores are scheduled for closure.
Wurlitzer Heart Flickr

Plano-based J.C. Penney will lay off 2,000 workers and close 33 stores to save money. No Texas stores are included, but 20 states are affected.

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Business
3:14 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

A Name Change For American Eagle: Call It Envoy

American Airlines’ regional carrier, American Eagle, is changing its name to Envoy.
American Airlines

American Airlines’ regional carrier, American Eagle, is changing its name to Envoy. Parent company American Airlines Group says customers will still see planes with the American Eagle logo, but with the word “Envoy” added.  

American says it will cut confusion, but others aren’t so sure.

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Business
10:31 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Today Marks DFW International Airport’s 40th Anniversary

Terminal D of DFW International Airport opened in 2005.
DFW International Airport

Forty years ago today, DFW International Airport opened.

At first, DFW had three runways, three terminals and just 66 gates. How things have changed: Today, DFW is the world's eighth-busiest airport and has fueled North Texas’ growth.

The airport is marking its anniversary by designating an arriving American Airlines flight from Little Rock this afternoon as the 40th anniversary flight. DFW greeted the flight with a “shower of affection” water cannon salute. Passengers received yellow Texas roses, commemorating the greeting that DFW's first arriving customers received.

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Business
3:29 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

American-U.S. Air Merger, Set For Dec. 9, Won't Affect Passengers Immediately

American Airlines

In less than two weeks Fort Worth is expected to become home to the world’s largest airline.  That’s because a federal judge today approved an antitrust agreement that will allow American Airlines and U.S. Airways to merge.

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10:42 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Judge Clears Way For American Airlines, U.S. Airways Merger

A federal bankruptcy judge has approved an antitrust settlement that paves the way for American Airlines and U.S. Airways to merge next month. In New York this morning Judge Sean Lane also rejected an effort by members of a consumer group to delay the merger while they pursue their own antitrust lawsuit against the airlines. When complete the merger will create the world's biggest airline which will be based in Fort Worth.
Featured Items FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) - After nearly two years, American Airlines has just been cleared for takeoff from bankruptcy, and can now merge with US Airways. Bankruptcy court Judge Sean Lane in New York gave his official approval at a hearing on Wednesday morning.
Business
1:32 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

With Shinola, Dallas Entrepreneur Brings Manufacturing Back to Detroit

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Originally published on Tue November 26, 2013 8:40 am

Think of Detroit, and you likely think of a city past its prime.

But while Detroit faces an uphill climb since filing for bankruptcy in July, Heath Carr, CEO of Dallas-based Bedrock Manufacturing, has taken a decidedly bullish perspective on the city: His group is the parent company of Shinola, a company manufacturing American-made watches, bicycles, leather goods and more in the Motor City.

“If you come to Detroit, you spend time there, you get to know the people," Carr says. "The people that care about moving it forward, it's an energy you want to be part of.”

Listen to Carr speak with KUT's David Brown:

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Business
7:01 am
Tue November 26, 2013

Hundreds of Flights Were Cancelled, But No Sleet Or Ice Appeared

This section of D/FW International Airport's Terminal D may not look busy now. Just wait. The Sunday after Thanksgiving will be the airport's busiest day of the year.
Bill Zeeble KERA News

The North Texas weekend rain never turned to ice and sleet as predicted. Still, 480 flights were canceled out of D/FW International Airport Sunday and Monday in anticipation of the winter storm. Now, it’s mostly back to normal. As the remaining stranded passengers get on their way, the airport’s also gearing up for the year’s busiest travel season.

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