- Justin Brands: Buffett-Owned, Texas-Proud
When you walk in to Fort Worth headquarters of this decades-old cowboy boots maker, you know you're entering the American West.
- The Cost of Tornadoes
With population centers expanding throughout the nation's heartland, the economic impact of violent storms in the U.S. continues to rise.
- Little Sisters, Big Hearts and Incredible Charity
Two Dallas sisters, both under age 10, turned an origami Christmas ornament business into clean drinking water for those in desperate need overseas.
- Company of the Year: Gap
After years of being out of fashion, a bit of reinvention went a long way in 2012 for the clothing seller, its management and its investors.
- The Big Business of Smelling Like a Rose
Consumers spend tens of billions of dollars annually, in America and around the globe, to look good and find the just-right fragrance to accompany their primping.
- Short Seller on Chipotle: Great Company, Dangerous Stock
When Brad Lamensdorf talks about Chipotle, the company, he'll speak glowingly. When he talks about Chipotle, the stock, that's another matter.
- McDonald's Overall Sales Slump in February, U.S. Results Horrendous
The world's biggest restaurant chain, as measured by sales, reported a horrific month, especially in the U.S., where same-store sales slumped.
- Meh-rry Christmas: Holidays Are Nothing Special for Retail Stocks
With all the discussion of holiday spending and Santa Claus rallies, retailer stocks might logically seem like a safe bet at the end of a year. But let's be serious.
COMMENTARY & BLOGS
- Texas Prepares for Drop in Oil-and-Gas Tax Revenue
Although the nation's largest oil-producing state may see higher total tax revenue, the Lone Star State's comptroller expects a decline in the energy sector's contribution.
- Stocks Walloped on Miserable Monday, but Gold Provides Refuge
The stock market once again proved it can be an incredibly unforgiving and swiftly punishing place, as a two-week downturn worsened.
- Fed's Fisher: Just Stop With the Easing
The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas said it was time for policy makers to get out of the way, not to throw more money at the economy.
- Williams-Sonoma's Selloff Is Probably Overdone
After reaching an all-time high, the kitchen-goods retailer needed to get everything right with its latest earnings report. It didn't. But what followed looked like panic.
- How to Calculate Your Debt-to-Income Ratio
One of the ways that loan officers determine how much you can afford is by calculating your DTI. It's something you also can use to help set a realistic budget.
- Will Bad Credit Keep Me From Buying a House?
Asking if bad credit means you won't be able to buy a home is a common, straightforward and understandable question. But the answer isn't always simple.
- The Costs and Benefits of FHA Loans
Everyone wants a lower-cost way to get a home, and an FHA loan might be the answer. However, be sure you're aware that they do have requirements that can't be overlooked.
- Are You Ready to Repay Your Home Equity Line of Credit?
If you've got a home equity line of credit, you know it's come in handy over the past few years. Here's how to prepare to pay back what you've borrowed.