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.
Couch Potato investors trumped the big dogs again! In 2014, the basic Couch Potato Portfolio, a 50/50 mix of two low-cost index funds, returned 8.16 percent while the Morningstar average for all “moderate allocation” funds was only 6.21 percent.
DALLAS — United Airlines said Friday that it has a tentative agreement with a union to outsource about 1,150 airport jobs while sparing another 800 positions.
NEW YORK — The new chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship has big issues on his agenda, but he’ll have to fit them in with a high-profile gubernatorial campaign.
MENLO PARK, Calif. — Facebook and LinkedIn want to boost dwindling numbers of women studying engineering and computer science with a collaborative initiative announced Friday that they hope will eventually fill thousands of lucrative Silicon Valley jobs long dominated by men.
Readers often ask, “Don’t you ever run out of ideas to write about?” Honestly, no. There are limitless nuances about our culture and the way we go about life here in Denton, not to mention a never-ending parade of colorful characters, past and present. I mean that in the most positive way.
NEW YORK — Some entrepreneurs looking for startup funding got a wad of money near the end of last year, but there are concerns the boom may not last.
The Subway sandwich shop on the downtown Square is now closed and will become part of Barley & Board, a new brew pub and restaurant slated to open this spring. The restaurant will now occupy the entire first floor of the Texas Building at the corner of Oak and Locust streets, instead of the ground floor of the property being split between two businesses.
The U.S. stock market capped a rough month Friday, delivering its third loss in five days and extending its declines for the year.
Allow me to introduce a new economic indicator. It doesn’t come from a government agency, nor is it the creation of a right- or left-leaning think tank. In a land of indices and measures, there is so little attention to this problem that I had to create the measure myself.
NEW YORK — Apparently, airline passengers aren’t buying enough garden gnomes, superhero pajamas and heated cat shelters. SkyMall has filed for bankruptcy.
McDonald’s isn’t lovin’ it, and it’s going to do something about it.
NEW YORK — Cutting regulations and taxes are on Rep. Steve Chabot’s must-do list for small businesses. The Ohio Republican, who became chairman of the House Small Business Committee when Congress took office earlier this month, plans to continue the committee’s focus on how the government burdens small companies.
Chef Patrick Stark, the former top toque at Sundown at Granada, says he’s bringing Dallas to Denton. He and McKenzie Smith, of the band Midlake, plus five other partners, plan to open a restaurant called 940’s this summer just off the Square.
It is 1867. The farmer is heading west, morning sun on his back and the fledgling little town of Denton a day behind him now. The wagon creaks and moans over the well-worn, rutted trail. Eager to make Decatur before sunset, he snaps the reins urging the mules to pick up their pace.
“Unbundling” is an interesting word. The first unbundling I ever heard about was the famous Carterfone decision. It forced the unbundling of phones from the original nationwide ATT phone service. After that decision, you could buy your phones from anyone who cared to produce them.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks declined in early afternoon trading Tuesday as energy stocks slumped again. Homebuilders dropped after builder KB Home said that demand for homes was weak. The market had climbed...
A New Year’s resolution caught my attention as I scrolled my Facebook feed a few days ago. It was a photo of a middle-aged fellow sitting on the hood of his car staring thoughtfully into the sunset across a wild, open field. “2015 Resolution: explore the upside of downtime,” posted The Travel Effect.