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Internet Sales Leave Some Small North Texas Businesses Struggling

Nearly a week after black Friday sales started, some retailers in Collin County are still seeing red — in terms of revenue. But struggling small businesses are hoping to turn that red into green.

CBSDFW.COM–12/04/2014

Texas Capitol Building (Photo J.Burkett, CBSDFW.COM)

Texas Lawmakers Set $94.3 Billion Budget Cap

Texas lawmakers have capped key parts of the next state budget at nearly $94.3 billion, up almost $10 billion from the current 2-year spending cycle.

12/01/2014

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Experts: Savings At The Pump Could Boost Holiday Shopping

Gas prices in North Texas are among the lowest in the country right now. What’s more, the current average of $2.83/gallon is well past a three-year low, even for the seasonal dip that occurs each fall.

CBS 11–10/20/2014

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Fleeting Paychecks Aren’t Imaginary, Consumer Pricing On The Rise

Gone before you get to enjoy it — it’s not your imagination! Paychecks are disappearing faster these days. For the fourth month in a row the Department of Labor reports an increase in the Consumer Price index for Dallas-Fort Worth.

CBS 11–06/17/2014

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Court Ruling May See Super PAC Money Rise In Texas

A recent federal court ruling essentially overturned Texas’ ban on political action committees that can spend lavishly as long as they aren’t coordinating with political campaigns.

02/17/2014

downtown Fort Worth

City Employee Spending In Spotlight After Questionable Charges Revealed

Clothes, coffee and cocktails — the CBS 11 I-Team uncovered how some Fort Worth city employees are using your tax dollars to buy stuff like that, even though it’s supposed to be against the rules.

CBS 11–10/15/2013

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Parent Of American Airlines Posts $220M Profit

The parent of American Airlines is reporting a $220 million profit for the second quarter as its cost-cutting from its bankruptcy reorganization kicked in.

07/18/2013

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How To Spend Your Tax Refund

The best part of paying your taxes is probably getting your refund check.

04/10/2013

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Texas Lawmakers Boost State Spending

The Texas Legislature may not be spending quite like a drunken sailor, but lawmakers have certainly got the checkbook out as they work on the next state budget.

03/31/2013

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Teachers, Parents Stage School Rally At Capitol

More than 2,000 teachers, students, parents and school administrators from around Texas are rallying at the state Capitol to demand the restoration of $5.4 billion in public education cuts the Legislature approved in 2011.

02/23/2013

Texas State Capitol

State Budget Capped At $77.9B For 2014-15

The Texas Legislative Budget Board set a $77.9 billion cap on state spending Thursday for the 2014-15 budget year, a 10 percent increase above the current discretionary spending limit.

11/15/2012

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3 North Texas ISDs Lead “Most Outstanding Debt” List

A total of three North Texas school districts made the state Top 10 list of those with the most outstanding debt. For all but one, the amounts were more than $1 Billion.

10/25/2012