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The first rule of budgeting, in business and in the typical American household, is that the budget’s plan for spending money must be matched – or preferably exceeded – by anticipated income. Things don’t always go according to the plan, of course, but balancing spending with revenue is the t…

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In June, inspectors from the department visited five facilities in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, and found children had few spare clothes and no laundry facilities. Many migrants were given only wet wipes to clean themselves and bologna sandwiches to eat, causing constipation and other hea…

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The Schieffer boys, Bob and Tom, both wrote their names in the Fort Worth Exchange Club’s Book of Golden Deeds when the club honored them May 15. The recognition is among the most prestigious in our city and they added their names to a long list of our best citizens who have excelled in Fort…

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The 911 Porsche was cherry red with a spoiler on the back – a whale tail, they called it – and sure enough I had been driving an Oldsmobile 98 before I decided to attempt coolness with a Porsche. I resided in Pennsylvania in those days but a friend from Texas occasionally visited to work at …

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Almost 40 percent of families with children in Tarrant County are struggling to meet basic needs of food, hygiene, electricity and clothing, according to the United Way of Tarrant County’s recent Community Assessment. Seventeen percent of those families are living at or below the poverty lev…

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It’s been a long road for Anna Vasquez and Amanda Knox, both wrongfully convicted of crimes they didn’t commit. And, in some ways, the road goes on and on, despite their exonerations. The court of social media is never out of session or really that much concerned with facts.

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It’s catch up time, which means I check out your response to some columns or bits of news.

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If I told you I lived in an area of Fort Worth named after an English potter, where would you expect that to be?

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Students at five Fort Worth ISD campuses are back in the classroom, part of a groundbreaking effort in PK-8 education – a first-of-its-kind partnership between a school district and a university, which promises to take schools that have already made remarkable academic turnarounds to unprece…

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LONDON, England – I had barely hung my Stetson in London before Texas began calling. Not through the mooing of cattle, the jingle-jangle of spurs on the Tube or the dreaded work email, but the familiar name of Renzo Piano, the self-same architect of the Kimbell Art Museum’s latest building.

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Every year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) revises its employment estimates based on surveys, which is the source of the widely reported monthly job gain and loss statistics, to sync it to a more comprehensive dataset.

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Editor’s note: With echoes of this year’s 9/11 remembrances still lingering across the U.S., we offer this encore presentation of an In Market column originally published in September 2014.

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The first rule of budgeting, in business and in the typical American household, is that the budget’s plan for spending money must be matched – or preferably exceeded – by anticipated income. Things don’t always go according to the plan, of course, but balancing spending with revenue is the t…

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North Texas will dot TV screens starting Sept. 9 when two new syndicated shows debut – Tamron Hall, who grew up in Fort Worth, and Burleson’s Kelly Clarkson.

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Fort Worth is prospering beyond any city of her class in America. She is crowded to the gates with newcomers. Her bank resources are multiplying. Realty values have soared. She is building more rapidly than any city in the South. Thousands of new citizens and scores of new industries are bei…

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I’ve been struck recently by news coverage of humans’ degradation of the planet. Two opposing themes keep appearing. One is the sense that, as individuals, there’s little we can do. The other: As citizens of the planet we have a responsibility to protect it and to pass it on in good shape to…

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Agriculture is much more than a deep-rooted part of Texas culture. It is also the lifeblood of our economy. Over 240,000 farms and ranches cover our state, more than any other in the country. The economic impact of agriculture in Texas totals more than $100 billion annually and agricultural …

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Memory is a strange thing. When we began working on our story about the revived Sinclair Building (Business Press, Aug. 5-11, pg. 18), it triggered a memory that I had put away in that creaky, metal mental file drawer, locked away with a forgotten key sitting at the bottom of some desk drawe…

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When I first saw the cover of the book, After the Fall: The Remarkable Comeback of Richard Nixon, I thought, what an interesting subject. My aunt, Lou Ann Francis, worked in the White House then and I visited her in 1973 as storm clouds around President Nixon were gathering. I was a wiseacre…

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While most of the Metroplex has focused on the glitzy Arlington Entertainment District a few miles north – itself also in the midst of several upgrades – the majority of the city’s new job creation has taken place with little fanfare within the increasingly white-hot I-20 corridor.

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We recently lost a remarkable Texan in H. Ross Perot, who died at age 89. While his passing justifiably invokes many and varied stories and commentaries, I will focus attention on his contributions to the Texas economy.

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