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Koch-backed group pressures key Texas Republicans on divisive border tax proposal

WASHINGTON — A group backed by influential GOP mega-donors Charles and David Koch is ramping up pressure on key Texas Republicans, including chief …

J.C. Penney's new chief marketing officer arrives with home goods and services experience

J.C. Penney said Tuesday that Marci Grebstein is joining the company to lead its marketing efforts. Grebstein will be executive vice president and …

Mexico City store hopes to rival Harrods and Neiman Marcus

MEXICO CITY -- Despite shops with familiar names such as American Girl, Burberry, Coach and Tiffany, El Palacio de Hierro in the Mexican capital's …

Mexico

Supreme Court ruling threatens to shut down cottage industry for small East Texas town

The U.S. Supreme Court put sharp new limits on where patent-infringement lawsuits can be filed, undercutting patent owners' ability to channel cases …

British tech staffing firm selects Dallas for new office with 100 jobs initially

A British recruiting and staffing firm specializing in enterprise software is opening a new U.S. outpost in downtown Dallas' Ross Tower.<p>Newcastle, …

Is that medical bill correct? A Dallas company wants to help you find out

Dallas-based startup Take Command Health announced Monday that it has hired specialized negotiators to review medical bills and flag costly coding …

Health Care

Warren Buffett's Grandscape in The Colony adds craft beer, go-karts

Go-karts, Japanese food and a combination bookstore and craft-beer outlet are the latest tenants announced for Warren Buffett's massive Grandscape …

Texas

Baylor hospitals in Garland and at White Rock Lake are up for sale

The Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in Garland is up for sale. Various options are also being considered for Baylor's White Rock Lake medical …

J.C. Penney shareholders polite but concerned about the Texas-based chain

PLANO — With a stock price at historic lows, J.C. Penney shareholders, some stepping up to a microphone twice, kept a constant but polite stream of …

Dallas-based Vistra Energy reportedly in talks to buy Houston rival Dynegy

Dallas-based Vistra Energy Corp. is in talks to take over Houston-based power producer Dynegy, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reported Friday, citing unnamed …

Texas

How a Dallas financier got tangled up in conspiracy theories about slaying of DNC staffer Seth Rich

It's been nearly a year since a young staffer for the Democratic National Committee was gunned down near his home in Washington, D.C., but rumors …

How Dallas can overcome its crushing income segregation

Concentrated poverty and segregated housing patterns are the biggest structural problem in Dallas, at the root of our most serious …

Housing

After slowdown, Texas job growth picks up

Texas added 30,400 jobs in April -- a decent jump following an essentially flat couple of months, the Texas Workforce Commission reported on …

Cops and firefighters, not taxpayers, are rescuing the Dallas pension

<b>Note: This story has been updated to include the Dallas CFO's estimate for higher total contributions.</b><p>As the Dallas Police and Fire Pension lurches …

Retirement

UT grad creates 'Texas modern' house design that doesn't need paint, shingles or electricity

Jimmy Tanghongs doesn't want his homebuyers to ever have to paint their houses, fix the roofs or pay an electric bill.<p>The independent builder is …

Real Estate

Shelby's first factory concept in a decade packs 750 horsepower into a wide body

When word of the first new Shelby concept car in 10 years crossed the wire Thursday, I flashed back to the colorful stories retired auto writer Terry …

Sports Cars