Most people get a beer on their birthday. Dennis Wood is getting beer and a business.
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.
Virginia McNeill and her late husband, Charlie, first considered moving their appliance store from the Square to another part of town in 1985. Back then, parking was bad, key businesses were closing and proprietors wondered whether their business would be healthier in another location, she said. McNeill said her husband had a vision for the store’s growth and began acquiring land for the move. If the deal had not fallen through at the very end, they would have relocated, she said.
The tax burden on Social Security benefits isn’t just for couples filing joint returns. It’s an equal opportunity burden — it falls on singles, too. Whatever your marital status, you are subject to the tax if you have income from sources other than Social Security.
The arrival of spring was last week’s column topic. I talked about new leaves and flowers, of patios and music. I talked about eagerly anticipating our upcoming festivals. I encouraged readers to get outside, take it all in, live out loud.
NEW YORK (AP) — Things are finally looking up for Barbie.
Rising prices and a dearth of homes for sale in many markets have made it harder for many looking to buy their first home.
WASHINGTON — An emergency order requiring trains hauling crude oil and other flammable liquids to slow down as they pass through urban areas and a series of other steps to improve the safety were announced Friday by the Department of Transportation.
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.