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Monday, Dec 11

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Breastfeeding Houston mom says Spirit Airlines kicked her off flight

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Mei Rui hoped to put her son to sleep by breastfeeding him on a Spirit Airlines flight that had been repeatedly delayed by weather. The trip was for work and the three-hour flight from Newark was taking Rui -- an acclaimed concert pianist…

Friday, Dec 8

02

Not dead yet: Stores fight back with technology and events for the holidays

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Legacy retailers are finally figuring out how to do some things right this holiday season after years of being hammered by e-commerce rivals. Instead of just slashing prices — their usual lever to draw in customers — retailers are…

Wednesday, Dec 6

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Cheaper version of Viagra to hit the market next week

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- The little blue pill that's helped millions of men in the bedroom is turning white. Drugmaker Pfizer is launching its own cheaper generic version of Viagra rather than lose most sales when the impotence pill gets its…

Friday, Dec 1

13

Shuttered South Dallas hospital, long ago a haven for black doctors, to get $700,000 makeover

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On an untended lot on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, surrounded by few buildings and sparse traffic, sits a shuttered Dallas hospital that once paved the way for generations of black doctors and nurtured a community’s health care needs.…

Wednesday, Nov 29

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American Airlines working to fix glitch that left thousands of holiday flights without pilots

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American Airlines is rushing to ensure thousands of December flights aren’t affected by a scheduling error that left the nation’s largest carrier without enough pilots assigned to work during the busy holiday season. As many as 15,000…

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T. Boone Pickens puts a $250 million 'for sale' sign on his beloved 65000-acre Texas ranch

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Legendary Texas oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens has put a for-sale sign on his beloved Mesa Vista Ranch. The ranch is Pickens' most prized possession. The 89-year-old founder of Dallas-based BP Capital Management has spent more than half of…

Tuesday, Nov 28

20

Texas eager to avoid telling nearly a half-million kids — right before Christmas — that they’ve lost health coverage

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AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott’s administration is trying to avoid mailing health insurance cancellation notices to nearly half a million children three days before Christmas. Unless it can get $90 million more in federal funding, though, Texas…

Tuesday, Nov 21

15

Uber concealed data breach that could affect up to 57 million drivers, passengers

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Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies, a massive breach that the company concealed for more than a year. This week, the ride-hailing company ousted Joe Sullivan, chief security officer,…

Thursday, Nov 16

01

Sticking points: Here's why the government is worried about AT&T's merger with Time Warner

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Last week, many were caught off-guard by reports that AT&T's massive bid for Time Warner had hit a rough patch. In a matter of days, the $108.7 billion acquisition went from looking like a done deal to something much less certain, with the…

Saturday, Nov 11

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What's next for AT&T? Analysts bet that the hubbub over Time Warner deal is just noise

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Don't miss a story. Like us on Facebook. Like Dallas News' Facebook Page Despite recent reports that the Justice Department may block AT&T's merger with media and entertainment company Time Warner, many analysts are still betting that the…

Friday, Nov 10

11

Keller family sues Texas emergency room chain for over $1 million after preschooler’s death

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It was just before 10 one August morning in 2016 when Keller resident Brian Steinborn discovered his 4-year-old daughter Olivia in bed, her body cold, skin blue and vomit on her face. He and his wife, Juli Treadwell, had managed only a few…

Thursday, Nov 9

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AT&T CEO: 'Selling CNN makes no sense,' company ready for court battle

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Don't miss a story. Like us on Facebook. Like Dallas News' Facebook Page AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson spoke defiantly today about the Time Warner deal, saying the company is ready to go to court to fight the Justice Department for its…

Sunday, Nov 5

07

J.C. Penney needs a spectacular holiday quarter, and here's how it plans to pull it off

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Don't miss a story. Like us on Facebook. Like Dallas News' Facebook Page J.C. Penney is like a lot of middle-class families that shop in its stores — struggling to get ahead with hopes and plans for their finances to be better next year.…

Friday, Nov 3

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AT&T buffs up its tech image with Anderson Cooper, Game of Thrones and a big appeal to business

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AT&T doesn’t own Time Warner yet, and it’s already rolling out the star power. This week, the Dallas telecom giant held a two-day tech conference in Grapevine to discuss innovation and disruption and showcase its own digital transformation…

Thursday, Nov 2

What are the 'dilation and evacuation' abortions that could be banned under Texas' new law?

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AUSTIN — Women's health groups are going to court Thursday morning over Texas' new ban on a common type of second-trimester abortion. Whole Woman's Health and other abortion rights groups sued in July after Gov. Greg Abbott signed the bill…

Tuesday, Oct 31

Can Aerosmith, George W. Bush, and Mark Cuban crank up AT&T's business volume?

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Don't miss a story. Like us on Facebook. Like Dallas News' Facebook Page AT&T is one of the best-known brands in the world, but global name recognition isn’t enough with lucrative business customers. For that market, AT&T also wants to be…

Monday, Oct 30

15

Puerto Rico scraps $300M contract with Whitefish Energy backed by Dallas investors

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The head of Puerto Rico's government power company says the agency will scrap a $300 million contract with Whitefish Energy Holdings once it finishes current work on Hurricane Maria recovery efforts. Power company director Ricardo Ramos…

Friday, Oct 27

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How Exxon shut down refineries during Hurricane Harvey and still made a profit

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Don't miss a story. Like us on Facebook. Like Dallas News' Facebook Page Despite Hurricane Harvey, which led to the temporary closings of Exxon Mobil refineries and chemical plants along the Gulf Coast, the company's earnings jumped 50…

Thursday, Oct 26

20

American Airlines passengers filed 29 racial discrimination complaints in last 20 months

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American Airlines passengers have filed 29 complaints of racial discrimination in the last 20 months, the most of any airline flying in the U.S., according to data compiled by the U.S. Department of Transportation. While air travelers are…

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Exxon and some others don't give Rick Perry's power grid plan a warm Texas welcome

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WASHINGTON — Irving-based Exxon Mobil Corp. predicts it will "unravel the competitive market structure." Houston-based NRG Energy says it could "needlessly cost consumers billions." Kinder Morgan in Houston calls it "unsubstantiated," …

Wednesday, Oct 18

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The big business behind why Dallas researchers want to get into your brain

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North Texas researchers want to delve deeply into the intricacies of the human brain. And to do it, they’re shoring up research programs, adding space exclusively for neurologists and creating consumer-facing centers that provide, among…

Monday, Oct 16

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Activist kicked off American Airlines flight, alleges 'white male aggression'

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New York-based activist and co-chair of the Women's March on Washington Tamika Mallory says she was racially discriminated against when she was kicked off an American Airlines flight in Miami on Sunday over a seating issue. Mallory, who is…

Sunday, Oct 15

01

Suite lease at AT&T Stadium turns to bitter legal fight for Plano sports fan

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A longtime Plano football fan is gearing up for a fight with the Dallas Cowboys, after he says he was pressured into signing an expensive lease for a suite at AT&T stadium, then was sued when he stopped paying. He's not the only fan to…

Thursday, Oct 12

06

Southwest Airlines sets course for Hawaii with tickets on sale in 2018

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It's official: After years of anticipation and speculation, Southwest Airlines is finally saying aloha to Hawaii, with plans to launch service there as soon as next year. “It's almost surreal, people have been talking about it so long it's…

Thursday, Oct 5

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Small-town Texas company that invented 'bump stock' is in the spotlight after Las Vegas shooting

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MORAN -- In this tiny West Texas town on Thursday, Jeremiah Cottle was trying to take comfort in the support he has gotten from neighbors. But elsewhere, there was little comfort. Cottle and the company he owns, Slide Fire Solutions, have…

Monday, Oct 2

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Breaking: Coca-Cola to buy Texas cult favorite sparkling water brand Topo Chico

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Coca-Cola is set to buy Topo Chico, the Mexican mineral water brand that has grown a cult following among Texas' hip beverage connoisseurs, the head of the brand's United States presence, Gerardo Galván, confirmed to the Dallas Morning…

Saturday, Sep 23

03

Cancer patient says Dallas surgeon operated on wrong organ

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Don't miss a story. Like us on Facebook. Like Dallas News' Facebook Page When Bernice Marie Gomez entered the operating room at Methodist Dallas Medical Center last November, she believed she was having a cancerous tumor on her left…

Friday, Sep 22

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For North Texans, confusion reigns as health care debate renews and open-enrollment nears

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Five months ago, Michael Orlie could barely afford his family’s monthly health insurance premiums, debating at month’s end what he should pay first: the mortgage or the health care bill. Now, he needs a new socket for his prosthetic leg.…

Wednesday, Sep 20

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Wal-Mart says its stores aren't hiring for the holidays

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Wal-Mart said Wednesday that it won't be hiring additional staff for its stores this holiday shopping season. Online shopping has been shifting holiday jobs in recent years to retailers' fulfillment centers and to shipping companies like…

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5 things to know about the GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act

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Republican efforts in Congress to repeal and replace the federal Affordable Care Act are back from the dead. Again. While the chances for this last-ditch measure appear iffy, many GOP senators are rallying around a proposal by Sens.…