Economy

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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

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

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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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