<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Business News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/business http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.com en-us Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:28:43 -0600 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:28:43 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Southwest Bag Workers to Protest at 16 Airports]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:30:15 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_southwest_airlines_new_livery_01.jpg
Union workers at Southwest Airlines demonstrated at 16 airports across the country on Tuesday including Dallas Love Field.

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<![CDATA[Which Gaming System to Give?]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 07:10:51 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cr-gaming-systems.jpg
If the thought of braving holiday crowds at the mall is driving you to go for gift cards, you’re not alone. Spending on gift cards is expected to hit a record high this year.

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<![CDATA[Gift Cards Could Make a Bad Gift Idea]]> Sun, 14 Dec 2014 18:58:39 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Credit+card+swipe+debit.jpg
If the thought of braving holiday crowds at the mall is driving you to go for gift cards, you’re not alone. Spending on gift cards is expected to hit a record high this year.

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<![CDATA[Most and Least Loved Cars]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 17:22:11 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/consumer+reports+cars.jpg
Before you buy a new car, you want to make sure you’ll be happy. A good way to tell is to hear from owners and ask whether they’d buy their car again. That’s what Consumer Reports does for you, surveying 350,000...

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<![CDATA[Trouble in Toyland: Dangerous Toys]]> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:27:21 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TOYS13.jpg
A study by the U.S. Public Interest group issued an annual report on toys for nearly 30 years. They buy toys off the shelf, then submit them to tests and laboratory analysis.

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<![CDATA[Dallas Store Prices Sweaters By Ugliness]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 07:21:54 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/217*120/113014+Ugly+Sweater1.jpg
It’s only open for a month and closes its doors Dec. 27. Expect to pay $20-60 for one of about 9,000 of the ugliest Christmas sweaters you can find in a Dallas store.

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<![CDATA[North Texans Spend On Small Business Saturday]]> Sat, 29 Nov 2014 23:17:05 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/shopping-generic-retail-sal.jpg
Steady stream of shoppers at Small Business Saturday. And a Dallas man painted a unique tribute to the nationwide effort.

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<![CDATA[Getting WIFI Throughout Your House]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:17:59 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/wifi1.jpg
We’re dependent on Wi-Fi to access the internet in different parts of our homes. But too often service is sluggish or there are dead zones. Consumer Reports has advice to help improve Wi-Fi in your house.

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<![CDATA[Southwest Employees Picket at Dallas Love Field]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:40:10 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Southwest+Airlines+Protest+112514.jpg
Southwest Airlines ramp workers picketed outside Dallas Love Field Airport on Tuesday over the slow progress of contract talks with the Dallas-based airline.

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<![CDATA[Top Stick Vacuums]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:20:39 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/STICK+VACS.jpg
Three new, lightweight stick vacuums from Shark and Dyson not only promise to do the trick, but also claim to be as good or better than full-sized vacuums. So Consumer Reports challenged them with the...

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<![CDATA[Popular Pet Food Company Announces Recall]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:57:03 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/pet-food-recall.jpg
A pet food company has issued a recall of its popular brand of cat and ferret foods.

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<![CDATA[Losing Your Right to Sue]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:17:12 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_gavel_shutterstock_120159574.jpg
When you buy a product or service and something goes terribly wrong, you may think, “I can always sue.” But Consumer Reports warns that people often unwittingly give up their right to sue.]]>
<![CDATA[Taco Products Recalled]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 07:27:41 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ortega.JPG
Taco lovers, there's a recall you need to know about.

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<![CDATA[Fire Hazard Forces Recall of Tankless Water Heaters]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 06:35:14 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/hartford+fire+truck+generic.jpg
The threat of overheating forces the recall of 29,000 tankless water heaters sold between July 2008-August 2014.

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<![CDATA[I-35E NB Reopens After Semis Crash, Catch Fire]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:30:17 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/burned-truck-waxahachie.jpg
All lanes of northbound Interstate 35E south of Waxahachie have reopened after two jackknifed tractor-trailers crashed and caught fire under an overpass earlier Friday.

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<![CDATA[Better Prepaid Cards]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 17:38:37 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cr+prepaid+cards.jpg
Millions of Americans now use prepaid cards to manage their money. Unlike regular bank cards, you don’t need to link these to an account. Consumer Reports analyzed 23 cards and found some are not as good...

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<![CDATA[Record Number of Booster Seats Are "Best Bets": IIHS]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 17:25:02 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/185*120/%5BNECN%5DB16x9N_PY-08MO_NS_HEALTH_MINUTE_BOOSTER_SEATS_CNNWS_NECN1500kMP4_640x416_2191472863.jpg
A record number of booster seats have earned the highest rating for safety belt fit from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.]]>
<![CDATA[Virgin Air Celebrates DAL-LGA Service With $89 Fare]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:08:01 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Dallas+Love+Aircraft+1+Hires.JPG
Virgin Airlines is celebrating launching service between Dallas Love Field and New York's LaGuardia Airport Tuesday with a one-day fare sale.

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<![CDATA[Toyota Ready to Move Headquarters to Plano]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:29:15 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/toyota+plano.jpg
Instead of a formal groundbreaking, Toyota hosted an all-day block party on Monday in Plano to introduce itself to the community. The automaker is expected to relocate 4,000 jobs to its new North American...]]>
<![CDATA[The Future of Television: "Over the Top TV"]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:35:53 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/over+the+top+tv.jpg
Some say it is the future of television. We're talking about "over the top TV," streaming TV and movie content over the internet.

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<![CDATA[Toyota Celebrates Its Upcoming Move to Plano]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:20:56 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/toyota+plano.jpg
Toyota is moving its North American headquarters from California to North Texas.]]>
<![CDATA[Report: Big Clippers Tax Write-Off]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:50:26 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_steve_ballmer_clippers_microsoft.jpg
Billionaire Steve Ballmer bought the Los Angeles Clippers in August for $2 billion, but he could write off as much as half of that amount in taxes by 2030, according to an analysis by the Financial Times.]]>