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11:16 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

With American-US Airways Merger Suit Settled, What's Next For Passengers?

Now that the Justice Department suit has been settled, American Airlines and US Airways will lose their separate identities over time. Eventually, the larger carrier will just carry the AA banner.
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Now that American Airlines and US Airways have settled their suit with the Justice Department, their planned merger can take off.  But some worry that fares will soar as a result.  

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Business
5:25 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

As Blockbuster Stores Prepare The Shutters, Video Loyalty Runs Deep

Arlington residents Jemiah Thompkins and Abigail Yogendra share their latest finds at the neighborhood Blockbuster.
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The last of the Blockbuster stores will close in the next few weeks. The move was announced by Dish Network, which bought what remained of the video chain out of bankruptcy two years ago.

Blockbuster was based in Dallas during its glory years. And despite the rise of Netflix, DVRs and video streaming, for a few folks at the 15 remaining North Texas stores, video loyalty dies hard.

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1:28 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Want to Opt Out of a Smart Meter in Texas? It Will Cost You

Smart meters are now in over 6 million Texas homes. But if you want to get rid of them, you’ll have to pony up, reports StateImpact Texas.
Oncor could charge you more than $400 to have an analog meter instead of a smart meter installed; if you already have a smart meter, Oncor could charge you as much as $842, plus a monthly fee around $25.
Business
6:00 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Three Ways Healthcare.gov Went Wrong -- And A Texas Company Offers To Fix It For Free

So what's behind the traffic jam at healthcare.gov? With the help of Dallas tech guru Mark Haider, and his simple highway analogy, you'll be an expert in no time.

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Business
10:27 am
Fri October 18, 2013

J.C. Penney To Open On Thanksgiving Night

Want some Christmas shopping with your Thanksgiving turkey? J.C. Penney is opening early to compete with other retailers.
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Black Friday not good enough for you?

How about shopping on Thanksgiving?

J.C. Penney is opening its doors on Thanksgiving evening to kick off the holiday shopping season. The beleaguered Plano-based retailer hopes to get back in the game for the crucial selling period.

Penney will open most of its 1,100 stores at 8 p.m., the same as rival Macy's. So instead of getting up super early on Black Friday, you can feast on turkey, take a long nap and head to the mall and wait in line before the sun goes down. 

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Business
1:51 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

American Airlines Posts Third Quarter Profit

Parent company AMR Corp. said Thursday that it earned $289 million in the third quarter.
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After years of losses, American Airlines is making money by boosting revenue and cutting labor costs.

American's parent company, Fort Worth-based AMR Corp., said Thursday that it earned $289 million, or 76 cents per share, in the third quarter. That's a turnaround from a loss of $238 million, or 71 cents per share, a year earlier.

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Business
12:44 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

American To Launch Non-Stop Service From D/FW To Hong Kong And Shanghai

American Airlines will launch non-stop service from D/FW to Hong Kong and Shanghai.
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  American Airlines is adding its first-ever non-stop service from D/FW Airport to Hong Kong and Shanghai.

CEO Tom Horton announced the new daily service today, saying it reinforces American’s commitment to strengthen its presence in the Asia-Pacific region.  The new flights will start next summer.

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3:35 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Ag Giant ADM Considering Dallas For Global Headquarters

Bloomberg News reports executives from Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. (ADM) visited Dallas on Oct. 8. ADM wants to move its global headquarters from Decatur, Illinois, to a location with better international airline connections and Dallas is on a shortlist of cities being considered.
Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. (ADM), the world's largest corn processor, is considering Dallas among other U.S. cities as it looks to move its global headquarters from Decatur, Illinois, according to a person familiar with the situation. ADM's site selection team visited Dallas on Oct. 8, according to the person who asked not to be identified because the talks are private.
Business
4:09 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Southwest Is One Year Away From Nonstop Cross-Country Flights Out Of Love Field

Southwest Airlines unveiled a one-year countdown clock at Dallas Love Field to mark the end of the Wright Amendment in October 2014.
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Let the (one-year) countdown begin.

On Monday, Southwest Airlines set up a clock at Love Field that counts down to the start of nonstop cross-country flights out of the Dallas airport. Oct. 13, 2014, will mark the end of the Wright Amendment, which restricts the Dallas-based airline from flying nonstop to most of the country.

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Business
4:24 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Hunt For Diamonds Or Get A Jumbo Screen? Ooh, Aah Over Neiman Marcus Holiday Gifts

Hmm -- what to get for the holidays? How about a Neiman Marcus 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante? It's $344,500.
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A true sign that Christmas is just around the corner: Neiman Marcus has released its 2013 Christmas Book.

Looking for a whimsical, fantastical holiday gift for that special someone? The Dallas-based luxury retailer has some ideas.

How about choosing a diamond ring that includes a diamond-hunting trip to Africa and a trip to New York to have your ring designed? It’s yours for just $1.85 million.

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