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Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 at 04:36 PM CDT

Dallas Businessman Dubbed 'Frack Master" Charged With Fraud

Dallas Businessman Dubbed 'Frack Master" Charged With Fraud

A Dallas oil and gas businessman who dubbed himself the "Frack Master" has been charged with money laundering and fraud after regulators accused him and others of defrauding investors of about $80 million.

Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 at 11:01 AM CDT

Water Balloon Slingshots Top List of Unsafe Summer Toys

Water Balloon Slingshots Top List of Unsafe Summer Toys

A Boston-based consumer watchdog group has warned of the dangers to children of water balloon slingshots, lawn darts and other summer toys. Those playthings top a list of 10 questionable toys issued Thursday by...

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 at 04:45 PM CDT

Texas Awarded $13M in Fishery Disaster Funds After Harvey

Texas Awarded $13M in Fishery Disaster Funds After Harvey

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) announced Wednesday that Texas has been awarded over $13 million in grant funding for the rebuilding of commercial and recreational fishing industries affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 at 05:02 PM CDT

MD Anderson Faces $4.3M Fine for Data Breaches

MD Anderson Faces $4.3M Fine for Data Breaches

Federal health officials have ordered the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to pay a $4.3 million fine for failing to secure health records stemming from data breaches.

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 at 10:29 PM CDT

Instagram Unveils New Long-Form Video Service

Instagram Unveils New Long-Form Video Service

Facebook's Instagram app is loosening its restraints on video in an attempt to lure younger viewers away from YouTube. The expansion announced Wednesday, dubbed IGTV, will increase Instagram's video time...

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 at 02:06 PM CDT

Airlines Ask DHS Not to Put Separated Children on Flights

Airlines Ask DHS Not to Put Separated Children on Flights

Fort Worth-based American Airlines and United Airlines say they have asked the Trump administration not to put migrant children who have been separated from their parents on their flights.

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 at 01:38 PM CDT

AMC Now Offering Three Weekly Movies for One Monthly Fee

AMC Now Offering Three Weekly Movies for One Monthly Fee

About a year after expressing a desire to opt-out of movie subscription service MoviePass, AMC Theatres announced plans Wednesday for a comparable program that will allow customers to see up to three movies per...

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 at 05:42 AM CDT

Banking by Smart Speaker Is Here, Along With Security Issues

Banking by Smart Speaker Is Here, Along With Security Issues

Hey Alexa, what's my bank account balance? Big banks and financial companies have started to offer banking through virtual assistants — Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri, and Google's Assistant — in a way that will...

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 at 07:18 AM CDT

Lunch Break Shaming: Your Boss May Be Judging You

Lunch Break Shaming: Your Boss May Be Judging You

A recent study finds many North American workers are forgoing their lunch breaks out of fear of how they will be perceived by bosses and coworkers.

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 10:21 PM CDT

Starbucks to Accelerate Store Closings Next Year

Starbucks to Accelerate Store Closings Next Year

Starbucks says it will accelerate its store closings in the U.S. next year as it tries to boost sluggish sales. The Seattle-based company announced Tuesday that it will close 150 underperforming stores in...

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