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After A Boom & Bust, A Renaissance Is Underway In Nocona

Once known for western boots and later baseball gloves, the Montague County town of Nocona fell on hard times in the 1980s and 1990s — but new life is pouring in.

CBSDFW.COM–05/01/2014

Those looking to build or repair their homes have been bothered by shoddy work and contractors who fail to start or complete the job on time.

Plano Rolls Out New Urban Renewal Plan

Monday marks day one of a new program rolled out by the city of Plano aimed at sprucing up older neighborhoods.

04/30/2014

Car Logo 6: Toyota

New Toyota HQ Will Bring Jobs To Plano

The world’s largest automaker is preparing to move its North American corporate headquarters to North Texas, and bring thousands of jobs with it.

04/28/2014

A general view of signage for the NCAA Men's Final Four at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. (Source: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Final Four = Money “Madness” For Local Businesses

The Final Four officially arrives in North Texas on April 2. The last teams standing are scheduled to arrive in Arlington and a whole lot of cash will follow them.

CBSDFW.COM–04/01/2014

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Economists: Texas Economy Strong, Getting Stronger

Official and independent economists have told state lawmakers that the $1.3 billion Texas economy has completely recovered from the Great Recession and is getting stronger.

03/27/2014

In this photo illustration a man refuels his car at a gas station. (credit: Getty Images/Miguel Villagran)

Gasoline Prices Rise 2 Cents Across Texas

AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price per gallon of regular unleaded has reached $3.36. The price is 18 cents less than this time a year ago.

03/27/2014

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Lawmakers Hear Testimony On State Economy

Texas lawmakers in Austin are hearing from business leaders on the state of the Texas economy and the impact of credit card data theft on consumers and businesses.

03/27/2014

GALVESTON, TX - MARCH 25: Workers with Garner Environmental Services clean up oil at East Beach on the Houston Ship Channel on March 25, 2014 in Galveston, Texas. Over 160,000 gallons of oil spilled from a barge On March 22, 2014 in Galveston Bay, closing the 50-mile Houston Ship Channel. (credit: Thomas Shea/Getty Images)

Experts: Gulf Oil Spill Won’t Affect Gas Prices

Things were as close to normal Wednesday since a barge spilled up to 170,000 gallons of oil into the Houston Ship Channel.

03/26/2014

Obama Makes Statement On Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

President Obama Calls On Congress To Help Create Jobs

President Barack Obama is challenging Congress to help him create jobs and rebuild the nation’s infrastructure.

03/02/2014

Richard Fisher, President and CEO of the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Federal Reserve Bank Prez Blames Congress For Lagging Economy

On Tuesday night in Dallas, the President and CEO of the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank, Richard Fisher, made a speech that’s making national headlines, about who he blames for the still sluggish economy.

CBS 11–02/12/2014

US President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington on January 28, 2014. (credit: LARRY DOWNING/AFP/Getty Images)

President’s Minimum Wage Plan Has Businesses Talking

President Barack Obama’s call for increasing the nation’s minimum wage rate to $10 an hour is generating quite a bit of discussion in North Texas.

01/29/2014

Job listings are posted on a bulletin board at a career center. (credit: Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

Report: Texas Jobless Rate Slipped To 6 Percent In December

The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday reported unemployment numbers for December and said the state saw positive job growth during the period. Texas unemployment was 6.1 percent in November.

01/24/2014

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