Business and Economy
One year after fires burned in Possum Kingdom Lake you will still find charred wood, piles of debris, empty slabs that used to hold homes. But that is up close.
They are swarming around porch lights, splattering on windshields and crawling out of the ground. An exceptionally warm winter, combined with heavy spring rains, is fueling spring insect populations in North Texas much earlier than pest control experts expected.
Fifteen people were hospitalized Saturday after a hazardous materials incident at a hair salon in the 2600 block of Preston Road. The Frisco Fire Department said the incident was carbon monoxide-related, but did not offer further details.
Without work, many recent college graduates are not starting their careers and lives. Instead, they are hanging out with their parents.
Texas has emerged from the Great Recession but economic growth will continue to be slow, in part because of hesitant consumers, the state comptroller’s top revenue estimator told lawmakers Wednesday.
For the third time in a week, Sam Wistrand sat down in front of a computer at workforce solutions in Irving and started the slow scroll through internet job sites.
When Barbara Van Poole decided to put a South Dallas home up for rent last month, she didn’t have to wait long for interest. Ten applications came in almost instantly for the modest three-bedroom house.
A North Texas company says there’s an untapped pool of top notch job candidates who need flexible work schedules, working moms.
Pamela Daniel may be out of work, but she is not out of hope. “It’s been really stressful,” said Daniel. “Without my family supporting me, I probably wouldn’t be here today.”
New U.S. Department of Labor statistics show the unemployment rate for people ages 16-19 is rising for the first month of the summer. That’s why hundreds of high school students and recent graduates lined up at the Will Rogers Center in the early afternoon heat. They’ve learned jobs are hard to come by.
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