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    June 3, 2013

    Zynga Is Shuttering Its Dallas Office

    In late 2010, the social gaming company Zynga was on a buying spree. Riding high on the success of FarmVille, the San Francisco-based startup was snatching up smaller rivals across the country, including Dallas' Bonfire Studios some three months after the firm released the not-at-all derivative We F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    Del Frisco's Grille Expanding Empire with Two New DFW Locations This Year

    Del Frisco's is planning to open two new area restaurants this year. The restaurant group is based in Southlake and currently has more then 30 restaurants across the U.S., including the flagship Double Eagle Steak House in downtown Dallas and Fort Worth, and the more casual trendy and casual Del Fri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Chuy's And Del Frisco's Restaurant Offer Shares On Wall Street

    Chuy's is now a publicly traded enchilada maker. This morning they offered nearly 6 million shares on the NASDAQ exchange for $13 each. By noon the stock prices had risen16 percent to $15.20, indicating Wall Street is at least temporarily bullish on Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom enchiladas. Chuy's plans ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    As Virgin America Deflowers DFW, A Few Questions, Such As: What's Next? And How?

    Andrea GrimesRichard Branson on the DFW tarmac following Virgin's official debut at DFW​At this very moment, a fellow Unfair Parker is headed to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to catch a Virgin America flight bound for Los Angeles; looking forward to the in-flight review. But mere weeks a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Food For Thought 5.4.09

    "[Sales] may have been negatively impacted by media surrounding swine flu." (Chuck E. Cheese executive Michael Magusiak on the effect of the "pandemic" on the family friendly pizza chain's fortunes, The restaurants suffered a 20 percent drop in same-store sales during the first three days last week. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008

    Dallas Mavericks' Owner Mark Cuban Charged With Insider Trading

    Uh-oh. Breaking news this morning that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Mavs' owner Mark Cuban with insider trading, stemming from a 2004 sale of stock in an Internet company. Me? I dunno the diff between "insider trading" and a "hot stock tip", but I do this ain't goo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2008

    Taking Stock: Not a Good Time for "Fast Casual" or Casual Furniture Biz

    By now you've surely noticed that Friday's stock market gains have been adiosed by today's 372-point drop in the Dow Jones, courtesy frayed nerves over the bailout plan and oil rising by some $16 a barrel. Close to home, some local players suffered major stock plunges -- Brinker International chief ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2008

    What Ross Perot's Thousand-Dollar Investment Has Yielded

    Breaking news from The Wall Street Journal concerning the sale of a DallasPlano company you might have heard of. Reports the paper in a subscription-only piece at which you can sneak a peak: "Hewlett-Packard Co. was close to a deal to acquire Electronic Data Systems Corp. for between $12 billion and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2007

    Belo Corp. Now a Split Personality

    Well, you can't say you didn't see it coming. Exactly four months after Citigroup analyst Eileen Furukawa upgraded Belo Corp.'s stock from "hold" to "buy" based on the value of company's TV properties alone, The Dallas Morning News and WFAA-TV's parent company announced, yup, it's separating its new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2007

    Countdown to the Population Count

    Unfair Park was told this morning by a local government official that on Thursday, the U.S. Census Bureau will officially release its list of the most populous cities in the U.S. Some media outlets already have theirs (don't look at us), so they can prep pieces for their Thursday editions, but one s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2007

    Hey, Belo, Maybe It's Time for a Split?

    Yesterday, the Dow Jones-published Barron's suggested that Belo Corp. ought to bite the bullet and just separate its broadcast and newspaper divisions, echoing last week's advice from Citigroup analyst Eileen Furukawa. The way Barron's figures it in this subscription-only story, TV stocks are hot an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2007

    Belo Stock: I Wanna Take You Higher

    Looks like plenty of folks took Citigroup analyst Eileen Furukawa's advice yesterday and bought Belo. Trading Markets is reporting that Belo's stock is at a 52-week high at this very moment, after it "broke out on Tuesday" -- hmmm, wonder why. It opened at $21.60 this morning and is already way, wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2007

    Bye, Bye, Bio Willie

    In April, Willie Nelson resigned from Earth Biofuels' Advisory Board of Directors. He's now using his remaining shares of stock as rolling papers. Here's some exclusive breaking news; take that, Forbes. The magazine's been all over the problems at Dallas-based Earth Biofuels, for which we're ever so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2007

    Southwest by Southwest

    Paula Abdul doesn't like Southwest Airlines. Allegedly. Very allegedly. Some Southwest Airlines notes this morning, as I prep for an afternoon flight to Austin: Says here that CreditSights analyst Roger King figures now would be as good a time as any for the Dallas-based airline to get involved in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2007

    Newspapers are Worthless. Wait, That's News?

    Belo Corp.'s stock has suffered significant declines in the last two years. Seems the public doesn't wanna hold that stock. Yesterday, newspaperman-turned-Interweb entrepreneur Alan Mutter posted to his blog Reflections of a Newsosaur this item about the beatings publicly held publishing companies a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2006

    Whole Foods By Half, More or Less

    Driven past the intersection of Forest Lane and Preston Road recently? If so you've seen the mammoth new Whole Foods scheduled to open in about four weeks; really, you can't miss the thing. Looks like a spaceship landed next to a CVS. It's supposed to be quite the site when it's open; no doubt the m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2006

    Buy Belo. Or: Bye, Belo.

    Today's the day The Dallas Morning News sets its "voluntary" buyout list: Staffers have till 5:30 p.m. to withdraw their acceptances, which some folks have done and others are contemplating as the end draws near. But there's at least one person in this world high on Belo, and his name ain't Robert D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2006

    Is Radio Shack a Best Buy?

    Fort Worth-based RadioShack Corporation's stock jumped in value yesterday: It closed at $18.28, up $1.07 (or a whopping 6.22 percent). The reason? Rumors started circulating yesterday that Best Buy was going to buy Radio Shack--news that some traders find a little hard to swallow. Nobody's talking a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2006

    Movin' On Up

    According to a new Census Bureau report, Americans are skedaddling from big cities and foaming up the burgeoning "exurbs," the outer rings around urban cores—a move driven primarily by housing affordability, or lack thereof. New York, for example, had a net loss of more than 210,000 residents ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2006

    Can't Spell "Below Expectations" Without Belo

    Tomorrow morning, Belo Corp. will announce its first-quarter results, and at least one person on the street (OK, doesn't think the news for News' owner is gonna be good. How could it, asks Sandy Brown, when: "The owner of the Dallas Morning News and regional TV and newspaper assets ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2006

    Rage Against City Hall

    Some enterprising YouTuber, who goes by the moniker Dirk13, has posted this pretty nifty video of last Sunday's megamarch on City Hall set to Rage Against the Machine's "Guerilla Radio." Not gonna lie: It's kinda awesome. Even looks like a Rage video, especially the Michael Moore-directed promo clip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2006

    You Can't Spell "Below Expectations" Without Belo

    The underperforming stock of the Belo Corp., owners of The Dallas Morning News and WFAA-Channel 8, is getting much attention today; see here and here for commentary from those who know about such things. Both stories contain this quote from Belo chairman Robert Decherd: "The advertising market has b ... More >>

  • News

    January 14, 1999

    Stormy weather

    Hot new computer game maker ION Storm appears to have all it needs for success -- top talent, plenty of money, and legions of anxious fans. So why is its future so cloudy?