You wake with a hankering for pancakes on a lazy Sunday morning. Shuffling bleary-eyed into the kitchen, you get out the salt, baking powder, sugar and flour. You can almost taste the fluffy, syrupy goodness when you open the refrigerator, only to find you’re out of eggs.
NEW YORK — Slim one-room gyms are in, and the low cost of starting them is turning gym rats and workout instructors into entrepreneurs.
The cost of being independently upper-middle class declined a bit in the past year. But just a bit. So don’t expect any shouts of joy here — just an ongoing assessment of how much money you would need to be better off than most.
NEW YORK — New credit and debit cards with computer chips are putting the squeeze on small businesses.
Let me tell you about my fathers.Many men wish that they had a “real father.” I was one of them. I have few memories of my biological father. All are of being a little boy, sitting on bar stools. They...
SAN FRANCISCO — The tech industry has been saying for years that smartphones would make traditional wallets obsolete. But most people still use cash or plastic when they shop in stores.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday proposed tough new standards to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide pollution from trucks and vans, the latest move by President Barack Obama to address global warming.
Last week’s column announcing the Denton City Council’s blessing of the Discover Denton Welcome Center garnered tons of positive feedback. Your comments were fantastic and positive, expressing excitement at least equal to ours.
The future is here. I’m wearing it on my wrist. It’s a minimalist rubbery black band with a narrow black window. It tells me things when I press its button, and it records 24/7.
A long-awaited vision is about to become reality. The Discover Denton Welcome Center got the thumbs-up at City Council this past Tuesday.
Inflation could be a sweet double-whammy for the folks I call Solvent Seniors. Social Security benefits increase with inflation. For 2015, the increase was 1.7 percent. And if inflation is more than a...
Tall heels click rapidly on the driveway. She tosses long, black hair over her shoulder to search for her keys in the purse slinging at her side. In the car, she dons big sunglasses, checks her lipstick in the mirror, puts the car in reverse and heads for her office at the Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Are we heading toward a retirement crisis, or not?
NEW YORK — Wal-Mart’s push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say.
It’s that time again. Time to see just exactly where you stand on the heap and, just maybe, take aim at joining the big dogs. If that’s your thing, it’s time to up your game. The big dogs are pulling ahead faster than the rest of us.
DENVER — Beset by power plant closures, growing regulatory scrutiny and proposed changes in how they pay royalties, coal mines are facing a new obstacle — a review of how coal extracted and burned will impact the air and global warming.
Denton-based Sally Beauty has confirmed an illegal intrusion into its payment card systems, but the scope of the breach isn’t yet clear.
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico — Time for a break. Mention Mexico to some people, and they roll their eyes. Then they start talking about drug cartels and the latest drug-deal-gone-bad movie featuring dismemberment and blowtorches.
MANSFIELD — Lawmakers in Texas and energy-producing states across the nation are rushing to stop local communities from imposing limits on oil and gas drilling despite growing public concern about the health and environmental toll of such activities in urban areas.
The Internet communication revolution is being mirrored, in funhouse form, inside American correctional facilities. Companies that have historically focused on prison phone services that connect prisoners to loved ones and lawyers are now branching into video chats.