WSJ: AT&T Reaches Deal To Purchase Time Warner For $80 BillionDallas-based AT&T has reached a deal to buy Time Warner for $80 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.
Texas Unemployment Rate Up Slightly In SeptemberTexas unemployment rose slightly in September to 4.8 percent, the fourth straight month of higher jobless rates, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday. The nationwide jobless rate in September was 5 percent.
Tesla May Enter Ride-Hailing Business Next YearElectric car maker Tesla Motors has plans to get into the ride-hailing business. The company hinted at the venture when it announced that all of its cars would come equipped with the hardware needed to drive themselves.
Toy Companies Breaking Barriers To Be More InclusiveToy companies are working harder to think outside of their usual box, offering more inclusive items like dolls with disabilities, female superhero figures and characters with a range of skin tones.
Many Apple Products On Amazon Found To Be FakeApple said this week that it has been buying chargers and cables labeled as "genuine" Apple products on Amazon, but found that nearly 90 percent of them were actually counterfeit.
Retail Gas Prices Up A Penny Across TexasRetail gasoline prices across Texas are up a penny this week to reach an average $2.04 per gallon. AAA Texas on Thursday said that the average nationwide gasoline price settled at $2.23 per gallon.
MetLife Cuts Ties With The Peanuts GangSnoopy has been handed a pink slip. After 31 years (almost 170 dog years) as the face of insurance giant MetLife, the company said Thursday that it is launching a new global branding effort.
Amazon's Fire TV Device Won't Be So Amazon-FocusedAmazon's own video store will no longer have a starring role on the company's Fire TV streaming devices. Software updates will give Netflix, HBO and other competitors equal prominence on the device's home screen.
100 Lucky Pennies Could Be Worth $1,000 EachStopping to pick up a stray penny off of the ground may not seem worth the effort, but one bank is trying to change that mindset by placing 100 fake pennies across the country worth $1,000 each.
American Airlines Q3 Profit Falls On Lower RevenueMore empty seats and higher labor costs are cutting into profits at American Airlines. The carrier said Thursday that earnings fell 56 percent and would have dropped even more if it weren't for continuing low fuel prices.
Hyundai Recalls Cars Because Sunroofs Can Pop OffHyundai is recalling certain Sonata midsize cars in the United States because the panoramic glass sunroofs can come loose and fly into traffic. The recall covers cars from the 2015 and 2016 model years, including gas-electric hybrids.
Tesla Equipping Cars To Drive Completely On Their OwnTesla Motors is starting to build its electric cars with all of the sensors, cameras and other gear that is needed for them to drive completely on their own when regulations allow the technology to take over that responsibility.

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