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Wild About Harry's Is Open in Deep Ellum Right Freaking Now

Brace, Deep Ellum: <b>Wild About Harry's</b> is open right this second at the corner of Hall and Commerce streets. After almost three long years of waiting, the neighborhood finally has a resident ice cream shop — only way better, because this is frozen custard.<p>In addition to cups and cones of custard …

The case for redistributing wealth in America is losing support from 2 demographics

Data has shown that the gap in income between the rich and poor has been increasing and the US is one of the worst developed countries in regards to economic inequality.<p>Politicians, protestors, and the media have increasingly become fixated on these themes of the wealth gap.<p>Despite the increased …

Income Inequality

American Airlines says it flew wrong plane to Hawaii

Federal safety officials are looking into a flight that American Airlines operated to Hawaii using a plane that lacked extra emergency equipment required for long over-water trips.<p>Federal Aviation Administration rules require such planes to carry extra oxygen for medical emergencies and an extra …

Free Things to Do in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C., is full of memorials and museums to visit, many of which are free to explore. But dig a little deeper, and you'll find even more activities and sites that don't cost a thing. Here are some ideas to get you started.<p><b>Attractions</b><p>The <b>National Building Museum,</b> acclaimed for its …

Museums

AP photo shows a gun pointed at Ted Cruz's head

In an Associated Press image that drew comment and criticism on Twitter on Sunday, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is seen speaking with what appeared to be a gun aimed straight at him.<p>The photograph — taken by the AP’s Charlie Neibergall — actually captured a background poster, with a large semi-blurred image …

Government

Health insurer Cigna rejects Anthem's $54-billion takeover bid

In a fiery response, Cigna Corp. rejected a $54-billion takeover bid from Anthem Inc. and unleashed several criticisms of the health insurance giant.<p>Cigna said Sunday that the $184-a-share offer was inadequate and not in the best interests of its shareholders.<p>The nation's fifth-largest health …

Health Care

China airline wants passengers to stand for flight

HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — China’s first budget carrier, Spring Airlines Co. 601021, +3.22% is considering seeking permission to have passengers stand …

Why These Democrats Flipped To Defeat Wall Street Deregulation

WASHINGTON -- Anyone who wants to understand the current state of the Democratic Party should pay close attention to what happened this week in the House of Representatives, where Democrats cut down a GOP-backed Wall Street deregulation bill. In response, the bill's supporters avoided talking about …

Wall Street

Nokia's brand name merry-go-round

<b>This week one of the best known names in technology launched a new product, the N1 Tablet.</b><p>It comes from Nokia, the Finnish company that once had 40% of the mobile phone market.<p>You can already buy another Nokia tablet, the Lumia 2520, and of course any number of Nokia phones.<p>But these all come from …

Mobile

Are Bankers Encouraged to Cheat? Study Suggests Their Culture Corrupts

Is there something about banking that makes people want to cheat? There may be, say Swiss researchers.<p>They found that banking’s culture of rewarding financial gain may encourage cheating.<p>They ran a simple test with 138 longtime employees of a big international bank, comparing their behavior when …

Psychology

Don't Pick On Elizabeth Warren

Everybody plays budget games—that's the real scandal.<p>Politicians of course get attacked every day in this town for good and bad reasons. But it’s a trifle odd to see one getting whacked about for following the letter of the law, as in this attack on Sen. Elizabeth Warren by Jason Delisle and Jason …

We landed a freaking spacecraft on a comet. This GIF and video explain Rosetta's 12-year journey.

Human beings reached a new space exploration milestone this week: landing the Rosetta mission's Philae probe on a comet some 316 million miles from …

Building Boom Towns: Metro Areas With The Most New Construction In 2014

While the rest of the country struggled to recover from the recession, the economy in Texas has been on fire. Thanks to a boom in horizontal drilling and fracking, the state’s oil output has more than doubled over the past three years to 3.18 million barrels per day—a level not seen since …

8 iconic brands that have disappeared

Soon Nokia will be no more.<p>In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the Finnish tech company made the must-have mobile phone. It became the world’s No. 1 …

Essential Skills Of Project Managers In 2015

With changes in the economic, business and regulatory landscape, organizations need capable and qualified project managers now more than ever to take …

Want To Win A Lifetime Of Free Starbucks Drinks?

With Starbucks drinks becoming more and more elaborate, and increasingly specialized, it seems like there's a never-ending supply of beverages to try. With the holiday season on the horizon, even more options are on the board, with the return of holiday classics like the Gingerbread Latte and …

Dallas Ebola patient in critical condition as two Europeans recover

Thomas Duncan could be prosecuted for not declaring illness CDC director: nine individuals in Dallas are at ‘highest risk’<p>Officials: US outbreak ‘extraordinarily unlikely’<p>The condition of Thomas Duncan, the first patient ever to be diagnosed with Ebola outside Africa, was reported to have worsened …

US Ebola Fears: Patient Seen Vomiting Outside On Way To Hospital

The man who became the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. on Tuesday was seen vomiting outside his Dallas apartment building as …

Is The Alibaba Trademark Worth A $25B IPO?

Not only is this the biggest IPO ever to come down the road, it’s a company with one of the most enigmatic names on the market. Do you love the mark “Alibaba” or hate it?<p>The published stories say that Alibaba’s famous founder, Jack Ma, chose the name because of the story of “Alibaba and the Forty …

Union makes offer to end marathon Air France strike

The SNPL union, in what it called a "gesture of appeasement", said it was "ready to end the conflict as soon as this mediator is named" by the government.<p>The French prime minister's office told AFP there were "no grounds for new negotiations with a mediator".<p>Over half of Air France's planes were …

Federal student loan defaults on decline, Education Department says

The percentage of students who are defaulting on federal loans has declined to some of the lowest levels in recent years, according to findings released Wednesday by the U.S. Education Department.<p>Students who began repaying loans in 2011 are defaulting at a rate of 13.7%, compared with 14.7% for …

College & University

The 20 Places Where You'll Pay The Most For A Hotel Room

Traveling costs a lot of money, but the price of a trip can fluctuate tremendously depending on the destination.<p>Hotels.com recently released its annual Hotels Price Index, a report on hotel prices in major destinations across the world that's based on Hotels.com bookings.<p>As part of this report, …

Obama administration releases new rules to fight tax inversions

The U.S. Treasury Department said Monday it will take steps to curb the practice of companies moving their headquarters overseas by trimming the tax …

NBC Admits Error On Christie Bridgegate Report

It looks as if Brian Williams got too far out over his skis with a report on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's link to the "Bridgegate" scandal.<p>On Friday, NBC News admitted Nightly News anchor Brian Williams' report that federal charges for Christie had been ruled out in the "Bridgegate" …

Amtrak Funding Reauthorization Bill Still Keeps High-Speed Rail Plans on Track

Amtrak is preparing to receive less funding from Congress for new construction, but that isn’t deterring plans for high-speed rail service along the …

New study shows some benefits to telecommuting

If you’ve been hoping for permission to telecommute more, a new study could help you convince your boss. The University of Illinois found that telecommuters make more of an effort to help out their coworkers (so-called “corporate citizenship”), and in some cases they can also be more productive.<p>The …

Surge Soda Again Sells Out On Amazon

Surge needs some reinforcements.<p>This past Monday, when Coca-Cola began selling 12-packs of the lemon-lime soda on Amazon -- marking the first time in more than a decade that the product was for sale anywhere -- it almost immediately sold out.<p>Supplies were quickly restocked. But by Saturday, the …