Storage industry booms, thanks to Baby Boomers and real estate

DALLAS– It seems the storage business is booming thanks to Baby Boomers and real estate. “Self-storage has been a rapidly expanding business. It’s really interesting. It took 25 years to build the first billion square feet of storage space across this country. Then eight years to build the next billion,” Callbox Storage owner Kyle Banter said. Banter owns Callbox Storage and has seen the changes first-hand. “A lot of Baby Boomers want to live more urban and want to live downtown now […]

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What’s in your wallet? Find out how you can cash in your dollar bills for big money

DALLAS– It might not always be a good thing to take things at face value. That’s especially the case with the dollar bills in your wallet. Just because your one dollar bill can technically only get you one dollar worth of goods, doesn’t mean it can’t be worth more. “There’s so much out there that people collect, you’ve just got to find out if there’s a market for it or not,” Keith Esskuchen, consignment director with Heritage Auctions, said. The folks […]

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More millennials are moving to Texas, and some of them plan to retire by 56

TEXAS — Everything is bigger in Texas right? Well according to several studies, the population will be even bigger in a few years, and the reason is one for the ages. Millennials are coming! Young adults have been steadily packing their bags, leaving places like New York and Los Angeles and heading to Texas, Washington, and Colorado in massive numbers. Its seems, with the crippling debt many millennials have due to student loans, the high cost of luxury cities like […]

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Did You Know?: Amazon is top dog when it comes to online shopping

SEATTLE, WA — There’s a reason why Jeff Bezos is one of the richest men alive! According to Business Insider, Amazon shipped 608 million packages in 2013. When you do the math, that’s about 1.6 million packages in one day. No wonder they have 566,000 employees! However, in August of 2013, the online retailer’s website went down for about 40 minutes, which ended up costing them a grand total of $4.8 million, or about $120,000 in one minute. It seems they’ve […]

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Bitcoin used to buy 2 pizzas in 2010 now worth $82 million

Hallmark may need to update its official list of holidays. Tuesday was Bitcoin Pizza Day, or what Business Insider calls “the most celebrated day in crypto,” marking the eighth anniversary of when programmer Laszlo Hanyecz made what’s thought to be the very first purchase with bitcoin. That purchase, per Quartz: two large pizzas from Papa John’s for 10,000 bitcoins, an amount worth about $30 back then. Hanyecz sent his hoarded cryptocurrency to a fellow “bitcoiner,” who then placed the order. The price of bitcoin […]

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Did You Know?: The average wedding costs over $30k

DALLAS — Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy you an expensive wedding! Did you know the average cost of a wedding in the United States is $33,391? That doesn’t include the honeymoon price tag, which costs an average $4,466, or the engagement ring, which will cost you an average of $6,351! Speaking of engagements, Utah and Texas couples sprint down the aisle a tad faster than every other state. On average, North Texans will spend about 9-10 months […]

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Chicago man faces fraud charges after forwarding UPS mail to his home

CHICAGO, IL– Signed. Sealed. Delivered. It’s fraud! A man in Chicago got caught trying to pull off a crime that was relatively easy to commit. Dushaun Henderson- Spruce, 24, submitted a change of address form with USPS to redirect mail from the UPS headquarters to his apartment. Prosecutors say he deposited about $58,000 in checks meant for UPS into his bank account. Now, don’t go getting any ideas. This guy faces federal charges that could land him in jail for up […]

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Check your phone number! If DISH Network called, you could get $1,200

If your phone number was listed in the Do Not Call Registry and Dish Network called anyway, you could be one of thousands eligible for $1,200 in damages. A federal judge in North Carolina has ruled in favor of a lawsuit filed against DISH Network, saying the satellite TV provider violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The suit is a result of Krakauer v. DISH Network. Thomas Krakauer, who had his phone number listed in the Do Not Call Registry, […]

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Fort Worth ISD recruiting teachers from Oklahoma

FORT WORTH – The Fort Worth ISD is trying to recruit teachers from Oklahoma by putting up billboards advertising higher salaries. The billboard in the video above can be seen all over the state of Oklahoma. It reads: “Your future is in a Fort Worth classroom” and also says a teacher’s starting salary is $52,000 dollars. With teachers across Oklahoma marching for higher pay, Fort Worth is making it known that they are in need of educators and are willing to […]

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Railroad companies desperate for workers offer hiring bonuses up to $25,000

FORT WORTH, Texas – BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Corp. are desperate for talented workers and offering bonuses of up to $25,000 to fill jobs in some cases. According to the Wall Street Journal, the railways are hauling more products across the Western U.S. and are trying to ease congestion in high demand areas. A shortage of space in semi trucks is sending more shipments onto freight trains. Union Pacific said it was offering hiring incentives of $10,000 to $20,000 […]

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