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North Texas Man Sentenced For Defrauding Investors

A North Texas man was sentenced to nearly six years in prison for defrauding people seeking to invest in a restaurant franchise.

03/17/2014

The Walmart logo is displayed on the exterior of a store. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Residents: Stop Building Walmarts In Our Neighborhood

Far North Fort Worth residents say they’re about to have two Wal-Marts too many if plans continue to build two new stores within miles of an existing Superstore.

03/11/2014

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How To Pay: Credit Vs. Debit

Many consumers are still feeling the effects of last year’s massive data breach at Target, Neiman Marcus and other stores.

CBS 11–03/10/2014

The company's logo hangs over a RadioShack store on February 17, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois.(credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

RadioShack Blames Brand Oversaturation For Closings

Fort Worth based RadioShack today announced plans to close some 1100 underperforming stores as part of the chain’s plan to return to profitability.

03/04/2014

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Grid Operator: Peak-Hour Demand Rising More Slowly

Demand for electric power across Texas isn’t growing as fast as previously thought, even during the hottest hours of summer, the operator of the electric distribution grid for most of the state said Friday.

02/28/2014

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Plano Considers Housing Reinvestment Incentive Program

The city of Plano is considering reimbursing some homeowners who remodel their houses.

02/27/2014

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Watch Credit Cards For $9.84 Charge

A charge that adds up to less than ten bucks could be the tell tale sign that scammers have their hands on your credit card number.

01/27/2014

A woman looks at clothes on the rack. (credit: John Sciulli/Getty Images for Kenneth Cole)

“Small Business Saturday” A Success For Shop Owners

“Small Business Saturday” meant big business for shop owners in Grapevine.

11/30/2013

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Homeowner Pays Thousands For New Roof; Caught In The Middle

A mere 5 months after Julius Meaux bought his new house from Pulte Homes in the Frisco Lakes community, he started having major problems with it.

11/15/2013

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Stateside “Mexican Coke” Still Sweetened With Cane Sugar

Fans of “Mexican Coke” in the U.S. need not worry about any sweetener changes.

11/08/2013

The Vans jacket (pictured here) have drawstrings in the hood around the neck area that pose a strangulation hazard to young children. (credit: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)

Vans Recalls Boy’s Hoodies Due To Strangulation Hazard

Vans is recalling about 2,400 of its ‘AV Edict’ hooded jackets for boys because the drawstrings in the hood around the neck area pose a strangulation hazard to young children.

11/07/2013

MARFA, TX - DECEMBER 27: Prada Marfa which is a permanently installed sculpture by artists Elmgreen and Dragset to resemble a Prada store is seen on December 27, 2012 in Marfa, Texas. Situated in West Texas, this town of just over 2000 residents has become a popular tourist destination. (credit: Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Prada Marfa Is Illegal Roadside Ad

Texas officials say the Prada Marfa is an illegal roadside advertisement and is considering what to do about the iconic West Texas structure.

09/23/2013

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