VAN ALSTYNE — Something happened in south Grayson County Thursday morning that hasn’t occurred in more than five years. A young women behind the counter at Van Alstyne’s Mobil station stepped to the fuel console and entered three numbers on the keypad, changing the corresponding digits on the sign outside the door:
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NEW YORK — Companies considering doing business in Cuba will find a country ripe for a modern communications system, lacking U.S. consumer goods like Coke and Pepsi, and craving more hotels, earth-moving equipment and even aluminum cans for beer.
Sony Pictures Entertainment on Wednesday canceled the Christmas Day release of “The Interview,” bowing to threats of a wide-scale attack from hackers who U.S. intelligence officials have concluded were working for North Korea.
LONDON — Stung by a ruble collapse that has evoked memories of post-Soviet dystopia, Russians are stocking up on consumer goods and foreign currency as their leaders struggle to contain the worst financial crisis since 1998.
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that its first interest-rate hike in eight years is approaching as policymakers stopped indicating that short-term rates would remain near zero for “a considerable time.”
Williams Trew, a dominant player in the Fort Worth residential market, has been sold to Dallas-based Ebby Halliday Real Estate, which grew in 70 years from a one-woman office to become Texas’ largest agency.
MOSCOW — Russia on Tuesday appeared headed for the worst economic turbulence in President Vladimir Putin’s 15 years in power, raising fundamental questions about the future of the country as investors’ trust in its basic institutions seemed to be eroding fast.
As a federal appeals court readies to hear her groundbreaking case, once-obscure actress Cindy Lee Garcia faces some tough resistance: death threats from around the Muslim world and the wrath of the planet’s most powerful Internet companies.
Over the last few months motorists have enjoyed the steepest drops in gasoline prices since the collapse of the world financial markets in 2008. And Texans could soon be enjoying $2-a-gallon gasoline.
The city of Denison saw a huge, $106,000 leap in sales tax receipts during the month of October, according to numbers released Wednesday by the Office of the State Comptroller. That number represented a 26 percent increase over the same month in 2013, and erased the city’s year-to-year deficit, taking it from 1.5 percent down in September to a half percentage point in the other direction after October, with $5.6 million in total collections.