EPA proposes lowering ozone standard

Over the objections of Texas officials, the Obama administration proposed a long-delayed rule Wednesday to reduce ozone, a smog-forming pollutant known to worsen asthma, lung disease and heart conditions.

US tightens smog limits in bid to protect health

In a fresh confrontation with Republicans, the Obama administration on Wednesday proposed stricter emissions limits on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness. The move fulfilled a long-delayed campaign promise by President Barack Obama but left environmental and public health groups wanting more.

Where’s the love? Baggage handlers picket Southwest Airlines

The Transport Workers Union pickets at three airports, saying the Dallas-based carrier is losing its edge on service.

Snow makes Thanksgiving travel 'a little hairy'

A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested Washington-to-Boston corridor.

Lawmaker to push bill on foreclosed gas leases

State Rep. Jim Keffer, R-Eastland, saw his previous bill to address the problems in the Barnett Shale vetoed by Gov. Rick Perry.

US economy posts even stronger growth in Q3

The U.S. economy grew even faster in the third quarter than initially thought, posting the strongest six months of growth in more than a decade and pulling further ahead of other big economies of the world.

The Savvy Consumer

Smartphones, TVs, headphones among best Black Friday deals

Most retailers have already posted their Black Friday deals, so consumers can turn to apps and other resources to plot out their bargain-hunting strategy.

Sandra Baker

Texas Wesleyan to upgrade energy consumption on its campus

The program, which will upgrade heating and cooling controls, irrigation systems and lighting fixtures, is expected to save the university $12 million over the next 15 years.

Shlachter, Baker & Kaskovich

Distillery planned for old Ranch Style Beans plant

Trinity River Distillery will start producing whiskey and honey liqueur at the old bean plant next year, where a manufacturer of athletic mats is also located.

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