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A man puffs on an electronic cigarette. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

North Texas City Considers Regulating E-Cigarette Stores

In just the past few months, Richardson city leaders say one kind of business seems especially interested in setting up shop — e-cigarette retailers. Currently there are eight of the stores in the city.

CBSDFW.COM–10/15/2013

2013 Global Marijuana March in downtown Fort Worth (Photo J.Burkett, CBSDFW.COM)

Supporters Gather For Global Marijuana March In Fort Worth

A few hundred marchers peacefully made their way through downtown Fort Worth on Saturday supporting the Global Marijuana March.

05/06/2013

The West Fertilizer Company, shown from the air, lies in ruins on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Getty Images)

Safety Rules Limited For Small Fertilizer Plants

There were no sprinklers. No firewalls. No water deluge systems. Inspections were rare at the fertilizer company in West that exploded and killed at least 14 people. This is not unusual.

04/20/2013

A drilling rig explores for gas. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Texas GOP Vows To Fight Feds Over Energy Regulation

Some state GOP leaders vow to keep fighting the feds over what they call “aggressive” regulations in the energy sector that drives the Texas economy.

07/19/2012

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Another Payday Lending Reform Bill Waits For Governor Perry

A payday lending reform bill, dealing with limited state regulation of the industry for the first time, is already sitting on Governor Perry’s desk. Now, a second bill, calling for full disclosure of all of the loan terms, is headed his way.

05/26/2011

A person fans out $20 bills. (credit: Getty Images/Jay Directo/AFP)

State Lawmakers Debate Payday Loan Company Regulation

Some payday lenders say they will leave the state if new regulations are passed. There are several proposed Senate bills that would put limits on interest rates and fees charged by the lenders.

CBSDFW.COM–02/22/2011