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Lockheed Martin, which builds the F-35 fighter jet in Fort Worth, says it will begin furloughing employees Monday because of the government shutdown. The biggest concern is the lack of inspectors needed to approve work performed in the manufacturing process.

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Texas agencies and programs that receive federal money are bracing for the automatic budget cuts that could begin Friday.

A White House analysis of how the so-called sequestration would affect each state indicates education, defense, and public health programs would be hit the hardest.

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During last night’s KERA debate, Democrats running for Congress in District 33 disagreed over Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Air Force jet. It’s built in Fort Worth by thousands of workers. State Representative Marc Veasey from Fort Worth favors the fighter. Former Dallas State Representative Domingo Garcia has concerns.

A state commission has approved a 50 percent increase in the wholesale electricity price cap in a move it hopes will spur construction of more power plants.

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Officials with American Airlines will try to convince a bankruptcy judge that labor agreements must be broken for the carrier to survive.

Leaders of the Fort Worth-based airline on Monday will be at a federal courthouse in New York to open what could be a two-month hearing.

Parent company AMR seeks to void its contracts with pilots, flight attendants and ground workers and impose its own terms.

The airline lost more than $10 billion in the decade leading up to its declaration of bankruptcy last November.