24 Feb, 2024
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Shaz & Kiks: #Texas sisters bringing #Indian heritage to Sephora

DALLAS — Texas is Kiku Chaudhuri’s home. She was born here. She lives here. She’s a native. But India — specifically, the foothills of the Himalayas — is her second home.“It was this yearly pilgrimage,” Chaudhuri remembers of the trips she took as a child each year to the country where her parents grew up. The […]

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#Beyoncé, Jeff Bezos, and others with the most expensive luxury homes

While record-high mortgage rates spooked potential buyers from purchasing homes last year, they haven’t raised fears in the mega-wealthy. More rich people are buying luxury homes in cash, and sales of homes over $100 million have risen substantially. Here’s a look at the priciest homes sold over the last year, along with the big name […]

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New #Texas law inspired by WFAA ‘Dirty Deeds’ investigation

DALLAS — Under a new law, Texas clerks can now demand photo identification whenever anyone tries to file paperwork changing a property’s ownership. More importantly, the new law requires clerks to reject paperwork if a person refuses to show identification.  The new law, aimed at curtailing fraudulent deed transfers, took effect after Gov. Greg Abbott signed the […]

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Here’s how to qualify for the earned income tax credit this season

“The credit is reasonably complex,” said Steven Hamilton, assistant professor of economics at The George Washington University. “It has a lot of eligibility requirements.” For tax year 2023, you may qualify with wages from employment below $56,838 — $63,398 if married filing jointly — and investment income under $11,000, according to the IRS. The income limits […]

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India’s market-driven success is good news for Texas

In the dynamic landscape of the global market economies, India has recently achieved a remarkable milestone by surpassing the historically powerful financial hub of Hong Kong to become the fourth-largest stock market in the world. This is a remarkable turn of events given where the country has long existed on the economic world stage. The […]

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School bus transit operator Zūm hits #unicorn valuation with $140M in fresh capital

School transportation operator Zūm Services Inc. has reached unicorn status following a major funding round. The Redwood City-based school bus operator announced Wednesday it raised $140 million in a Series E round, giving it a $1.3 billion valuation. The new funds will go toward expanding the company’s artificial intelligence platform and build an energy grid […]