In a previous column, we talked about stockbrokers as being salespeople who charge commissions and provide investments that are “suitable.”
Kroger will open its eighth Marketplace store in North Texas with a grand-opening ceremony at 9 a.m. Friday. The store, 4620 State Highway 121 in Lewisville, will anchor Castle Hills Marketplace, a 400,000-square-foot shopping center being built by Cencor Realty Services.
Tax reform is in the air — again. This means we will be subject to the wretched posturing of politicians saying they want to help the middle class. They will do this by giving us some of our income back and calling it tax relief.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The federal government began the review process Friday on Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to continue a drilling program it halted in 2012 in Arctic waters off Alaska’s northern shore.
NEW YORK — It’s a chilling moment: A message appears on a computer screen, saying the files are encrypted and the only way to access them is by paying a ransom.
The University of North Texas is one step closer to buying the 91,000-square-foot building that currently houses Sack & Save. The Board of Regents authorized the university to complete the purchase for $6.25 million, and university officials expect the deal to go through in the next 90 days.
Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, founders of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Holdings Inc., will be paid $48,300 to speak Thursday at the University of North Texas. The two founded the company in Burlington, Vermont,...
I was ahead of schedule on a beautiful morning in downtown Austin. I knew just what to do with the extra bit of time on my hands: stop for breakfast on a patio and soak up the fresh air before working indoors the rest of the day.
Some gilded cages are about to rattle. The financial quake will be felt all over California. Ditto Honolulu, New York and Boston. Indeed, in every place where homes are priced high, higher and highest, angst will prevail.
WASHINGTON — A weakening U.S. economy spilled into the job market in March as employers added just 126,000 jobs — the fewest since December 2013 — snapping a 12-month streak of gains above 200,000.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back to an era before computers, credit cards or even phones. They exposed a glaring vulnerability in the nation’s Internet infrastructure: no backup systems in many places.
“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” Albert Einstein said this. I first encountered this particular Einstein quote a few weeks ago when our team was making final preparations for Denton’s debut at the enormous South by Southwest Interactive Exposition (SXSWi) in Austin. It was Eric Pulido who said it, and the moment he did, it rang true in my heart about Denton.
Imagine you are in your 60s, looking over your shoulder for signs that your job will soon disappear. Imagine you don’t have a pension. Imagine you don’t have much money in your 401(k) plan. Indeed, you may have next to nothing. What you have is your home, one you have lived in for a long time — long enough to have paid off the mortgage.
NEW YORK — Complying with the health insurance law is costing small businesses thousands of dollars that they didn’t have to spend before the new regulations went into effect.
Acouple of weeks ago while visiting my family in East Texas, I took my parents out to lunch. My dad loves to chat with servers, and this occasion was no exception. In the course of their conversation, our young server mentioned that she had attended the University of North Texas in Denton until recently. I piped in telling her UNT was also my alma mater and that I stayed in Denton after finishing school.
NEW YORK — Fifteen minutes of Internet fame can create long-term riches for a small business.
March is here and with its arrival, winter finally blew in. That old groundhog got it right this time around. He predicted six more weeks of winter, and since the season seemed to have skipped Texas all together this year, we may have wondered if his forecast was for everywhere but here. Apparently what he meant to say for us is that winter was yet to come.
PALMETTO, Florida — Judy Smith slides her white convertible into a parking spot. She greets me at the door to the Country Lakes Co-Op Inc., a resident-owned manufactured home community. The clubhouse overlooks a sylvan lake. Many of the houses sport embroidered flags, waving in the breeze. Golf carts abound. Traffic is far away.
NEW YORK — Are franchises small, independent businesses or should they be considered part of a much larger company? The question is at the heart of two upcoming legal cases. The outcomes could affect profits and change how franchisees hire, fire, manage and pay workers.
Last Tuesday, someone on Facebook posted a picture of freshly sprouted flowers laid flat, only their little green leaf tips visible. The photo caption referenced our mini-Icemageddon: “This ice is a life ruiner.”
Even a gently thrown rock can bring down a glass house. That image came to mind last summer as I read a research note by two Ph.D.s in finance, Jason Hsu and Vitali Kalesnik. Both work at Research Affiliates, of which Hsu is a co-founder.