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Are drivers for Amazon, Lyft or Uber today‘s version of factory workers?

Are drivers for Amazon, Lyft or Uber today‘s version of factory workers?

About a year ago, 60-year-old Johnny Pollard found himself in need of a job — fast. His longtime employer, a Grapevine freight trucking company, had gone out of business. Pollard worried about interviewing for jobs because of his age, so instead he decided to try freelancing as a driver for Uber. And now, he is one of shining stars at […]

Weatherford’s downtown square to undergo $11.5 million makeover

Weatherford’s downtown square to undergo $11.5 million makeover

An $11.5 million grant could set the city back more than a century. The money from the North Central Texas Council of Governments will help the city “bring back Weatherford’s original historic downtown square,” read a news release. When the dust settles, the square would look a lot more like it did not long after the courthouse was built in […]

Why bother working? Your house could be making more money than you do

Why bother working? Your house could be making more money than you do

Not to hurt your ego or anything, but if you live in Arlington or Dallas your house may be making more money per hour than you do. Zillow, a real estate website, has released a new study that on the rising values of residential properties across the United States. The company found that single-family homes in many markets nationwide — […]

Full steam ahead for high-speed rail to Arlington, Fort Worth, Waco, Austin, Laredo

Full steam ahead for high-speed rail to Arlington, Fort Worth, Waco, Austin, Laredo

The effort to build high-speed trains connecting Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth — and eventually Waco, Austin, Laredo and possibly Monterrey, Mexico — took a step forward Thursday. The Regional Transportation Council, the official planning body for 16 North Texas counties, on Thursday approved $500,000 to continue studying the proposal, which has been in the works for several years. “We […]

Honda dealer to join Hobby Lobby, Academy Sports + Outdoors in Weatherford tax zone

Honda dealer to join Hobby Lobby, Academy Sports + Outdoors in Weatherford tax zone

A new road for a new business. That‘s essentially the tradeoff made by the newest business in the city‘s tax increment reinvestment zone. Honda of Weatherford recently broke ground at 851 W. Interstate 20, a couple hundred yards west of Weatherford High School. It is expected to be open for business by January 2019, owner Charlie O‘Daniel said. “But I‘m […]

About that H-E-B in Mansfield: Here‘s what they told city officials this week

About that H-E-B in Mansfield: Here‘s what they told city officials this week

took another giant step toward opening a location at U.S. 287 and East Broad Street, but the San Antonio-based grocer remains coy about when it’s actually going to start construction. Councilman cut to the chase, asking on behalf of his wife when H-E-B will open. John Rose, senior due diligence manager for H-E-B, said he didn’t have that information. The […]

Late Bounce Lifts Health Care Stocks to Positive Finish

Late Bounce Lifts Health Care Stocks to Positive Finish

Health care stocks turned slightly higher this afternoon, including a less than 0.2% advance for the NYSE Health Care Index in recent trade. Also, shares of health care companies in the S&P 500 also were up 0.1% as a group while the Nasdaq Biotechnology index was falling nearly 0.2%. Among health care stocks moving on news: + Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories […]

Consumer Stocks Extend Gains During Afternoon

Consumer Stocks Extend Gains During Afternoon

Consumer stocks were broadly higher, with shares of consumer staples companies in the S&P 500 rising nearly 1.1% this afternoon while shares of consumer discretionary firms in the S&P 500 were up almost 0.1%, posting their smallest gain this week. Among consumer stocks moving on news: + Navistar (NAV) rose Friday amid new market speculation Volkswagen will seek a buyout […]

Average house price in regions reaches $500k

Average house price in regions reaches $500k

The average asking price for a house in the regions has reached half a million dollars for the first time. Photo: RNZ/Susan Murray Trade Me‘s latest Property Price Index shows the asking price outside of Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch grew 6.8 percent in the last year to nearly $503,000. Head of Trade Me Property, Nigel Jeffries said asking prices in […]

Consumer confidence growing – Stats NZ

Consumer confidence growing – Stats NZ

Consumers appear to be loosening the purse-strings, suggesting any post-election nerves have now well and truly settled. Photo: 123rf Official figures from Statistics NZ show retail spending using electronic cards rose by one percent from February – twice the expected growth of 0.5 percent. Spending on alcohol and groceries led the way, growing by 2.9 percent, while bars and restaurants […]