Economy

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

Employees of an oil and gas company work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Duke Lab Study Cuts Fracking Waste’s Radioactivity

Researchers believe they have found an unlikely way to decrease the dangerous radioactive levels found in some wastewater from hydraulic fracturing: mix it with the hazardous drainage from mining operations.

01/10/2014

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Booming Market Increases Demand For North Texas Apartments

The Dallas-Fort Worth area is at the top of the list in the country for what is being described as a booming rental market.

CBS 11–01/09/2014

The Fort Worth skyline.  (Photo credit CBSDFW.COM)

Mayor Price: Fort Worth Turning Ship Around, Financially

After years of navigating rough financial waters, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price says this year,’I think we’ve turned the ship around.’

01/07/2014

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Lawsuit: Super Bowl Tickets Too Expensive For Fans

A New Jersey man has sued the National Football League, accusing it of pricing average football fans out of the Super Bowl.

01/07/2014

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Booming Austin Sees Costs Of Living Skyrocket

Austin is booming in economic and population growth, but the city’s success is also making it more expensive.

01/05/2014

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Holiday Deals: This Year It Pays To Procrastinate

With the countdown to Christmas coming fast, ‘desperation shopping’ is the sport of the day.

12/17/2013

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Texas Voters OK Spending $2B On Future Water Projects

Tuesday’s ballot measure was widely expected to pass. It had the backing of environmental groups and most of the state’s top elected officials, including Republican Gov. Rick Perry.

11/05/2013

Gov. Rick Perry speaks to the National Right to Life convention at the Hyatt Regency DFW International Airport Hotel June 27, 2013 in Grapevine. (credit: Stewart F. House/Getty Images)

Perry Back In Missouri To Talk Economy

Republican Gov. Rick Perry of Texas is making a return trip to Missouri, whose Democratic governor he criticized during an August visit for vetoing tax-cut legislation.

09/27/2013

Gov. Rick Perry has called the Legislature back for a third special session to approve more money for roads, but the main sticking point centers on what is the most conservative way to fund them without raising taxes (credit: by Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images)

Perry Touts Effects Of Tort Reform On Doctors

EDINBURG (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Gov. Rick Perry chose a South Texas county that he said had been at the epicenter of the medical malpractice lawsuit “crisis” to commemorate the 10th anniversary of legislation capping how much […]

09/09/2013

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