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Thursday, Feb 22

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McKinney mom's dilemma: Sell house to pay for $300000 surgery, or live in pain

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Medical debt is the single biggest cause of bankruptcy in America. For Marlena Wilzbach of McKinney, it could end up taking her family home. Wilzbach and her husband, Mark, are putting their home on the market to pay for an expensive…

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Password 'martians': SpaceX satellite launch could pave way for extraterrestrial Internet

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SpaceX hit another orbital milestone on Wednesday: It launched a pair of experimental broadband satellites on a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The test satellites are another step forward for chief executive…

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AT&T commits to bringing 5G to Dallas, two other cities by end of 2018

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Dallas will be one of the first cities where customers will be able to experience 5G, a faster and more reliable next-generation wireless network, AT&T announced late Tuesday. The Dallas-based telecom giant said Dallas, Atlanta and Waco…

Wednesday, Feb 21

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Airline workers on food stamps? Union targets American Airlines subsidiary in fight for livable wages

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Five days a week, Takisha Gower leaves her Euless home to head to DFW Airport for her 6 a.m. shift as a passenger service agent, where she’ll spend the next several hours boarding flights, helping people who’ve missed their connection and,…

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AT&T commits to bringing 5G to Dallas, two other cities by end of 2018

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Dallas will be one of the first cities where customers will be able to experience 5G, a faster and more reliable next-generation wireless network, AT&T announced late Tuesday. The Dallas-based telecom giant said Dallas, Atlanta and Waco…

Tuesday, Feb 20

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Trump administration proposes rule to loosen curbs on short-term health plans

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Insurers will again be able to sell short-term health insurance good for up to 12 months under a proposed rule released Tuesday by the Trump administration that could further roil the marketplace. "We want to open up affordable…

Thursday, Feb 15

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HEB bought Austin-based Favor Delivery to boost its online shopping strategy

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H-E-B has purchased Austin-based on-demand delivery service, Favor Delivery, as the San Antonio-based grocer tries to accelerate its path to becoming "a digital retail industry leader in Texas." Both companies are focused on Texas. H-E-B…

Wednesday, Feb 14

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AT&T wants antitrust chief on witness list for court battle, report says

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Dallas-based AT&T would like to put one of the top challengers of its pending Time Warner merger on the witness list for the upcoming antitrust battle with the government, according to a New York Times report.

Tuesday, Feb 13

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AT&T doesn't think YouTube is going far enough to protect brands from offensive videos

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AT&T, one of the nation's biggest marketers, has yet to return to YouTube nearly a year after pulling its advertising from the platform because of concerns that it could appear alongside offensive material. The Dallas-based company was…

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Oil firm with Dallas ties misled investors when seeking $4.4 million, regulators say

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Texas regulators have ordered a company it says is based in Dallas to stop seeking $4.4 million in investment toward a proposed oil-drilling project in Kansas. The state on Friday filed an emergency cease and desist order against the…

Friday, Feb 9

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Texas' first cannabis dispensary has opened near Austin, but don't expect to find pot brownies

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Texas' first cannabis dispensary opened Thursday, but it looks nothing like the ones in states where recreational marijuana is legal. At Compassionate Cultivation's dispensary near Austin, customers won't find marijuana to smoke or pot…

Thursday, Feb 8

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Dallas and Austin first with Amazon Prime Now deliveries from Whole Foods stores

Dallas and Austin are among the first four U.S. cities where Amazon's Prime Now grocery service will fill orders from Whole Foods' shelves and refrigerated cases. It's the next step as Amazon begins to clarify how its $13.7 billion…

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Sick numbers: What the flu season is costing D-FW businesses in lost productivity

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Sherrie Dvorak, who works at the professional staffing agency Frontline Source Group, has seen the impact of this flu season on employers and employees in the Dallas area firsthand. A client whom the agency had just placed in a full-time…

Wednesday, Feb 7

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Health centers that serve 1.3 million low-income Texans urge Congress to renew federal funding

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AUSTIN — Advocates urged Congress on Wednesday to reauthorize funding for community health centers, saying nearly 200,000 Texans could lose access to health care. The centers provide health services — including dental and behavioral — for…

Monday, Feb 5

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Weatherford elementary teacher dies from flu complications, district says

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Heather Holland, 32, taught at Bose Ikard Elementary School. Her cause of death has not been officially released, WFAA-TV (Channel 8) reported. But Weatherford ISD said in a written statement that her death was due to complications from…

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Dow Jones selloff leads to largest intraday point drop in history

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The Dow Jones industrial average briefly plunged nearly 1,600 points Monday as two days of steep losses for U.S. stocks brought an end to a period of record-setting calm in the market. The Dow recouped about half that loss within minutes,…

Friday, Feb 2

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Oil giants Exxon, Chevron disappoint investors even with billions in annual profit

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Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp., usually trendsetters in the oil industry, are woefully off the pace. After failing to fully benefit from the crude price rally and refining boom that swelled profits for niche competitors like…

Wednesday, Jan 31

Ericsson's poor results point to struggle in turning around its IT, cloud businesses

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Ericsson AB Chief Executive Officer Borje Ekholm can't seem to catch a break, with his transformation plan showing signs of sputtering, a year in. After Ekholm ended unprofitable contracts, took writedowns and sought a potential sale of…

Tuesday, Jan 30

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SEC halts Dallas-based AriseBank's cryptocurrency sale -- but not before it says it raised $600 million

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Earlier this month, a Dallas-based company known as AriseBank made the splashy claim that as the world’s first "decentralized bank,” it had bought two “traditional,” federally-backed banks in its quest to become a premier cryptocurrency…

Friday, Jan 26

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New retail center on Northwest Highway in Dallas names tenants

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The big-box shopping hub along E. Northwest Highway and Skillman and Abrams roads is adding to its roster. A 180,000-square-foot shopping center under construction in Northeast Dallas called High Point Crossing will house Academy Sports +…

Wednesday, Jan 24

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Airline stocks plunge after United's growth plan sparks fears of fare war

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United Continental Holdings Inc.'s plan to grow its way to better profits received a rough reception from analysts and investors impatient for a quicker pay off. The airline's decision to accelerate an expansion of its network raised fears…

Tuesday, Jan 23

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Abbott asks Trump to approve federal funding for Texas women's health

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AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott is asking President Donald Trump to approve millions of dollars in federal money for Texas to supplement women’s health care. Abbott on Tuesday encouraged Trump to accept the state’s application for a “1115…

Monday, Jan 22

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With new space for startups, Austin's Capital Factory plants flag in Dallas

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Austin startup hub Capital Factory announced today that it'll open a new Dallas location for startups, investors and mentors in the hopes up pumping up the state's startup success. Capital Factory will move into Dallas' Centrum building in…

Saturday, Jan 20

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Dallas' competitors for Amazon's HQ2 spell out what separates them from the pack

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News headlines Friday focused on Amazon HQ2 and why 20 major U.S. cities and regions made the list. Officials swooned over the prospects of this "game changer" for their regional economies and how they want to make it to a next round. Most…

Tuesday, Jan 16

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You'll be able to buy Dallas Mavericks tickets next year with Bitcoin or Ether

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The Dallas Mavericks are getting on the cryptocurrency bandwagon. Mavericks owner and tech entrepreneur Mark Cuban tweeted "next season" after a Twitter user asked him Tuesday when fans of the National Basketball Association team would be…

Thursday, Jan 11

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Pizza Hut: Driverless delivery could create even more demand for human servers

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Earlier this week, Pizza Hut unveiled plans to launch a fleet of driverless delivery vans — a sign that automation has reached the world of greasy comfort food. Then the chain did something pizza makers rarely do: It offered an economic…

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What'll keep Texas' electricity grid humming? Big battery farms, salt caverns

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Texas is a leader in wind power and is quickly growing its solar capacity. The state, however, has fallen short in the newest green energy frontier: storage. Although it trails California and other early adopters, Texas is quickly adding…

Tuesday, Jan 9

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Alabama wins Toyota-Mazda's new 4,000-job manufacturing plant

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A person briefed on the decision says Japanese automakers Toyota and Mazda have picked Alabama as the site of a new $1.6 billion joint-venture manufacturing plant. The plant will employ about 4,000 people and will be built in the area of…

Monday, Jan 8

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Fort Worth's Darden family seeks to stop foreclosure sale of ranch holdings

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Thomas "Toby" Darden, who watched Barnett Shale natural gas field pioneer Quicksilver Resources slip into bankruptcy, is back in federal court to seek protection for ranch and energy holdings in West Texas. Darden is seeking Chapter 11…

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Tax overhaul may not be all good news for big oil companies

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For Big Oil, the U.S. tax overhaul is turning out to be a mixed bag, especially for companies that drill overseas. Two weeks after President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans passed a sweeping rewrite of the tax code that cuts…