Where’s the love? Baggage handlers picket Southwest Airlines

Protest at Love Field

Joyce Marshall / Star-Telegram

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

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.

Congress nears deal to avoid tax increases, Obama vows veto

Deductibility of sales taxes in Taxes is part of a congressional proposal involving $450 billion in tax deductions in Washington. The White House is calling it a bad deal and is threatening a veto.

Large tract in Northlake sold to partnership for industrial development

The project, planned by the land’s former owners a decade ago in Northlake, will have 1 million square feet of space in three buildings.

Gobble up the lower gas prices for Thanksgiving

AAA estimates that 3.6 million Texans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the holiday.

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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