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Thursday, May 17

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This North Texas company doesn’t just like Trump’s tariffs – it wants more of them

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WASHINGTON — Commercial Metals Co. is all-in on President Donald Trump's tariffs. The Irving-based steel manufacturer has cheered a new 25 percent levy on global steel imports it says threaten America's national security. It has urged…

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JC Penney's results fall short of expectations

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This story is being updated. J.C. Penney reported weaker-than-expected results blaming a cooler spring and the closing of 141 stores last summer and fall. The Plano-based department store retailer's stock price is taking a beating in the…

Jim Moroney, who put The News on a digital path, reflects on efforts to sustain local journalism as he steps down from CEO role

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Nearly a dozen years into his run as publisher of The Dallas Morning News, and a year before he would add the title of chief executive of the newspaper’s parent company, Jim Moroney opted to become an entrepreneur. Faced with continued…

Monday, May 14

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Keyless cars are convenient, but they can lead to a deadly error

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It seems like a common convenience in a digital age: a car that can be powered on and off with the push of a button, rather than the mechanical turning of a key. But it is a convenience that can have a deadly effect. On a summer morning…

Saturday, May 12

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Racism, not 'pungent' odor, got Nigerian family kicked off United flight in Texas, lawsuit says

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A Nigerian woman has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit alleging she and her children were kicked off a United Airlines flight in Houston after a passenger complained about her "pungent" odor. The woman, Queen Obioma, said the incident…

Friday, May 11

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Texas doctors send letter slamming Blue Cross’ ER billing process

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Some of the state’s most influential doctors’ groups are pressing the insurance commissioner to investigate a change that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas is making to its emergency room coverage. Starting June 4, some policyholders…

Thursday, May 10

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FBI agents raid Dallas healthcare company

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Federal agents on Wednesday raided the northwest Dallas offices of a healthcare company. The target of the raid was Medoc Health Services, whose website says it provides "healthcare management services to an extensive network of top-tier…

Texas Health plans $300 million expansion to Fort Worth hospital

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A $300 million expansion being planned at downtown Fort Worth hospital will be the largest construction project in Texas Health Resources’ history, the health system said Wednesday. The expansion to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital…

Tuesday, May 8

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Uber getting plans off the ground for air taxis in Dallas, Los Angeles

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A year ago, Uber announced that Dallas would be the test ground for a new ride-hailing service that could allow customers to travel through the skies to work, home or a night out, thousands of feet above congested highways. The tech…

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Steve Case and J.D. Vance urge Dallas investors to get behind local startups

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Riding across Dallas on a bright red bus, former AOL chief executive and co-founder Steve Case and his team visited some of the city's major hubs for startups and innovators. They had breakfast with some of Dallas' biggest names and…

Monday, May 7

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Here's why drillers may pump even more oil out of Permian Basin, the biggest US oilfield

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Call it Permian, version 3.0. That's how Tim Dove, who leads Pioneer Natural Resources Co., refers to new well designs his company says are now pumping 35 percent more oil than their predecessors. And Pioneer's not alone: Rivals are also…

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Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

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The city of Dallas has proposed a new plan for divvying up limited gate space at Love Field that could serve as a jumping off point for negotiations to end a long-running airport turf war between Southwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines. The…

Friday, May 4

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Exxon's making a big Permian play, and this woman holds the key

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Exxon Mobil's Sara Ortwein has delivered some of the energy industry's biggest engineering feats over a 38-year career. Her newest challenge: Winning in the nimble, fast-moving world of shale. Ortwein's task is as much cultural as…

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Would airplane seat sizes really stop shrinking under House's FAA reauthorization bill?

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WASHINGTON — Minimum standards for ever-shrinking airplane seat sizes. A ban on airlines bumping ticketed passengers who have already boarded an aircraft. A prohibition on in-flight voice calls, including those made over Wi-Fi. Those are…

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Southwest Airlines 'safety culture' questioned amid frayed relationship with mechanics' union

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At Southwest Airlines' maintenance bases around the country, mechanics and their union leaders have alleged a breakdown in trust and communication they say has degraded the company's safety culture. The concerns, documented in public…

Thursday, May 3

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Here are the four airports where Southwest Airlines' wants to base its Hawaii flights

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Four California airports would serve as departure points for Southwest Airlines' long-awaited service to Hawaii, the Dallas-based carrier said Thursday. The nonstop flights, yet to be approved by regulators, would be from Oakland…

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Why Fort Worth's Alliance Airport needed a longer runway to beat the Texas heat

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At Fort Worth’s Alliance Airport, sending fully-loaded freighters across the Atlantic Ocean on a hot summer day comes down to a matter of a few hundred feet. The industrial-focused airport recently completed a 1,400-foot extension of its…

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Texas ruling on $11,000 ER bill may have long-lasting effects, experts say

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The health care industry is closely watching a recent decision by the Texas Supreme Court that some say could have broader implications on how hospitals and health insurers negotiate their rates. The court sided with an uninsured woman who…

Wednesday, May 2

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Southwest Airlines plane diverted to Cleveland after window cracks during flight

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A Southwest Airlines flight from Chicago to Newark was diverted to Cleveland Wednesday morning after a window pane cracked mid-flight. "The flight landed uneventfully in Cleveland. The aircraft has been taken out of service, and our local…

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United Airlines is ready to let cats and dogs fly again, except for 25 banned breeds

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United Airlines is placing new restrictions on the types of pets it will transport in cargo after a series of animal-related incidents led to an internal review earlier this year. The Chicago-based airline will resume booking pet travel…

Sunday, Apr 29

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Blue Cross faces skepticism on billing change for use of out-of-network ERs

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The largest health insurance company in Texas’ is being closely watched by consumer watchdogs and hospital trade groups in Texas and across the U.S. as it prepares to crack down on overuse of costly emergency care services. Starting in…

Saturday, Apr 28

Will Texans get burned? Forecast says a hotter summer and less available electricity

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Texans are being warned to lock in their electricity rates before summer arrives. Here's why: The difference between the amount of electricity Texas can produce and the amount customers are expected to use this summer is the narrowest in…

Friday, Apr 27

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Exxon's Darren Woods will break from oil giant's longstanding CEO silence on quarterly results

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Darren Woods is breaking with tradition to become the first Exxon Mobil Corp. CEO to sit in on quarterly conference calls with analysts. But it's not happening until next year. Woods, who rose to chief executive in early 2017, will…

Thursday, Apr 26

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Southwest Airlines says it's inspected 8000 fan blades after fatal accident

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Editor's note: Story updated with new information at 4.30 p.m. on April 26. Southwest Airlines said it hasn't found any cracks or other signs of metal fatigue on more than 8,000 engine fan blades that were checked over the last week…

Wednesday, Apr 25

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Texas Instruments' rosy outlook diffuses fears of tech slowdown

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Texas Instruments Inc., the largest maker of chips that help run most electronic devices, gave a quarterly sales and profit forecast that topped estimates, defusing concerns that orders are trailing off amid weaker demand across the…

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Under pressure: AT&T, Exxon Mobil, Range Resources face investor calls for political transparency

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Months before Dallas-based Atmos Energy's annual shareholder meeting in February, a Philadelphia nonprofit that manages Quaker investments reached out to the natural gas provider. Its message: Start disclosing more information about…

Sunday, Apr 22

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Southwest's heavy heart: How the LUV airline is responding to the worst accident in its history

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For every potential crisis, Southwest Airlines has a plan, carefully crafted by a specialized group of employees and regularly drilled by team members to hone the instincts that will kick in at a moment's notice, even as they hope that…

Friday, Apr 20

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Chinese tech giant ZTE warns U.S. ban threatens its survival

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ZTE Corp., one of China's biggest tech companies, warned Friday a ban on access to U.S. technology threatens its survival and said the company is looking for a legal solution. State-owned ZTE "may enter a state of shock," which will hurt…

Wednesday, Apr 18

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Amazon cuts a deal with Best Buy and expands global reach

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SEATTLE (AP) -- Amazon is expanding its dominance globally by giving overseas customers access to more than 45 million items via its app. The online powerhouse also announced Wednesday that it's teaming with rival Best Buy on new Fire TV…

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Taxpayers now have another day to file thanks to IRS glitch

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The Internal Revenue Service said it would give U.S. taxpayers an extra day to file their returns electronically after a computer malfunction disrupted the agency's website. The IRS said in a statement on Tuesday evening that its…