Ex-con seeks to launch devices fighting ID theft

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May 11th, 2008

Like other entrepreneurs, Ray Beasley begins his day with an 8 a.m. coffee stop at Starbucks. Sipping a Cafe Americano, he flips open his Sony Vaio laptop, fires off e-mails and works his cellphone. But unlike them, Mr. Beasley’s résumé doesn’t include an MBA or experience in corporate America. He’s an ex-con who developed his [...]

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Unlikely land boom in rural Texas

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December 12th, 2005

Leisure buyers fuel a land boom; ‘people just want a place to go’ HEREFORD, Texas – Home to more cattle than people, Hereford seems an unlikely boomtown. But recently, a flurry of economic activity has boosted construction, payrolls and school enrollment in the scrubby seat of Deaf Smith County. Hereford, population 14,391, faces a housing [...]

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Economic Development

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July 20th, 2005

City should make sector its business, say those who have built on area’s promise It’s 6 a.m. in South Dallas, and it sounds like business. Sanders whine, saws screech and staple guns add a pop-pop-pop percussion on the factory floor of Continental Cabinets. For 13 years, James Bradley West and his wife, Beverly, have planted [...]

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City in Transition

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July 20th, 2005

First steps on a long journey Eighteen months after our initial report, Dallas has NEW LEADERS who are PLANNING more but facing the same PROBLEMS. There are real-life CONSEQUENCES. By TANYA EISERER, SCOTT FARWELL, EMILY RAMSHAW and ANGELA SHAH “When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and [...]

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Treasury, once mighty, now strapped for clout

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April 25th, 2005

Staff voids may hinder Bush’s plans for Social Security, taxes Angela Shah and David Jakson There are a lot of empty desks at the Treasury Department, and people are starting to notice. From K Street to Wall Street, analysts say openings in half a dozen key Treasury jobs simply underscore where the real economic power [...]

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To boost the economy, look toward the neglected southern sector

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July 20th, 2004

Ten years ago, Dallas City Council members sat around their horseshoe table at City Hall, agreeing with a consulting firm’s advice to focus on redeveloping the southern sector. It was time, they said, for the city to finally take action. The result? Retail and other business activity in the southern sector remains anemic compared with [...]

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An economic prowess proves to be weaker than expected

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July 20th, 2004

People come to Dallas to make money. And for good reason — generations have prospered here, aided by the city’s midcontinent location, strong transportation network, business-friendly environment and talented workforce. But Dallas’ powerful economic engine has stalled. For Dallas Inc., business is not good. The company has underinvested in core operations, is losing target customers [...]

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McTeer steps on a raw nerve

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August 11th, 2003

Dallas Fed chief’s remarks on economy don’t soothe the jobless. Texas View column Last week, a group of reporters and editors at The Dallas Morning News sat down with Dallas Federal Reserve chief Robert McTeer. We quizzed him on a variety of topics – inflation vs. deflation, the housing market, business spending, bond rates. We [...]

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