American, flight attendants union reach tentative contract

Transportation unions

Ron Jenkins / Star-Telegram

Details were not released, but the union’s president calls the agreement an industry-leading contract among major airlines.

Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut

Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited growth potential and a way to tap into the burgeoning Chinese middle class.

More schools are mixing beer, football at stadiums

Walk through the tailgate area at a college football stadium, and beer drinking is as common a sight as fans adorned in jerseys of their favorite players.

Texas unemployment rises to 5.3 percent in August

Texas added 20,100 jobs in August, and has added nearly 400,000 jobs in the last 12 months.

Range Resources to pay $4 million fine in Pennsylvania

The fine was imposed against the Fort Worth-based natural gas producer for leaks at wastewater impoundments near Pittsburgh.

Texas agriculture commissioner to resign

Todd Staples is quitting his elected post to become president of the Texas Oil and Gas Association.

The Savvy Consumer

It’s a great time to switch wireless plans, but do your homework

New offerings from T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon are some of the best deals for cellphone plans in 20 years, according to leading consumer advocates.

Sandra Baker

TPG Capital invests in several warehouses in Arlington

TPG, a leading private equity firm based in Fort Worth, acquired eight warehouses in the Great Southwest Industrial District.

Shlachter, Baker & Kaskovich

Southwest takes a light approach in ad campaign to show off new look

The Dallas-based airline turns to humor to reinforce its culture in an ad campaign to show off a new livery for its airplanes.

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