New EU trade chief seeks reset in US trade talks

| |Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

Acknowledging strong public skepticism in Europe over free trade talks with the U.S., the European Union's incoming trade chief on Monday called for a "fresh start" and more transparency in the negotiations.

Quicksilver hires ‘strategic alternatives officer’ to evaluate assets

| |Friday, Sep. 26, 2014

The Fort Worth-based driller has been selling off assets as it tries to pay down a pile of debt.

GM Financial to benefit from Wall Street upgrade

| |Friday, Sep. 26, 2014

Standard & Poor’s upgraded GM and GM Financial, its Fort Worth-based finance unit, in the latest sign that the automaker has rebounded from bankruptcy.

Illinois air traffic center fire snarls flights

| |Friday, Sep. 26, 2014

A contract employee set fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control center where he worked, bringing two of the nation's busiest airports to a halt Friday, according to a criminal complaint.

Hedge fund seeks new investors to help RadioShack

| |Friday, Sep. 26, 2014

In a regulatory filing, Standard General, a hedge fund that owns 10 percent of RadioShack stock, said it’s working to improve the retailer’s liquidity before the holiday season.

Check out apps, websites for medical costs

Friday, Sep. 26, 2014

Insurers including UnitedHealthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas offer price comparison information on medical procedures to help consumers save money.

Texas revives plan for low-income assistance on energy efficiency

| |Friday, Sep. 26, 2014

The Public Utility Commission has scheduled a workshop on its plan to provide funding to low-income Texans for devices to work with smart meters six years after funds were earmarked.

Everyone is for corporate tax overhaul; why doesn’t it happen?

| |Saturday, Sep. 27, 2014

President Barack Obama’s announced crackdown on what he calls an unpatriotic move by U.S. corporations to shift their headquarters and tax bills to low-tax countries is raising the question of why the U.S. simply doesn’t cut its corporate tax rates to compete with the likes of Ireland and other tax havens.

Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway among possible bidders for Oncor Electric

| |Thursday, Sep. 25, 2014

Houston’s CenterPoint Energy and Hunt Consolidated of Dallas are also among 10 potential bidders that have signed nondisclosure agreements to explore bids for the regulated unit of bankrupt Energy Future Holdings.

American announces plan to fly from DFW to Beijing

| |Thursday, Sep. 25, 2014

The Fort Worth-based carrier has applied to the Department of Transportation for approval to add direct service from Dallas/Fort Worth Airport to China’s capital city.