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Texas Business Report: Tan Ban Begins

A new law goes into effect on Sunday prohibiting Texans under the age of eighteen from tanning. Salons oppose the new legislation, and one scientific advisors says, “If you’re going to tell people sunshine is bad for them, you may as well tell them air is harmful.”

Texas Business Report: A New Wind Farm for Amarillo

Construction is underway on a new wind farm at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pantex Plant near Amarillo. When completed the plant will be the largest federally owned wind farm in the U.S.

Texas Business Report: Funding the Most Expensive College Stadium Ever

While Houston boasts the nation’s leading export market and one particularly pesky debt collection agency incurs its own $3.2 million fine.

Texas Business Report: West Foot Forward

The city of West filed a lawsuit against the fertilizer plant that exploded there in April, Neiman Marcus plans to go public, Rick Santorum’s Christian movie career, and more.

Texas Business Report: Men's Warehouse Ousts Its Founder, "I Guarantee It" George Zimmer

The Houston-based says it has dismissed George Zimmer, its founder and executive chairman. The company didn't give a reason for the abrupt firing of Zimmer, who built Men's Wearhouse from one small Texas store using a cigar box as a cash register to a men's retail empire.

Texas Business Report: The Merger Will Be Televised

Gannett Company bought Belo Corporation, the Dallas-based television media company, for $1.5 billion. This makes Gannett the third-largest local station owners in America, behind CBS and News Corp.

Texas Business Report: A Big Gulp For 7-Eleven

The convenience store chain, which has its U.S. headquarters in Dallas, plans to double the number of North American locations.

Texas Business Report: Houston Wins the 2017 Super Bowl

Plus Apple will open a Texas factory, and NASA has selected an Austin company to develop a 3-D printer that can produce food for astronauts.

Texas Business Report: Texas May "Dominate the Drone Economy"

Texas is likely to become a top state for unmanned drone aircraft production in the next two decades, according to a new analysis by Fortune.

Texas Business Report: Now Boarding For Mars

South Texas inches closer to becoming the home of the world’s first “commercial Cape Canaveral” after legislators pushed forward a bill that helps clear the way for construction of a spaceport on the Gulf Coast.

Texas Business Report: Transformers to Invade Texas

Scenes for Transformers 4 will be filmed in Central Texas, bringing millions to the local economy.

Texas Business Report: The Quick Death and Revival of the Lottery

Did you know lawmakers killed the state lottery this week? But no need to rush out and buy a roll of scratch-offs; legislators reconvened and approved a measure to keep the Texas Lottery Commission another decade.

Texas Business Report: It's Expensive to Die in Houston

Houston has some of highest funeral costs, Tesla Motors wants to sell electric cars directly to customers, J.C. Penney’s embattled CEO was fired, and more.

Texas Business Report: Cable Companies v. Satellite Providers

Could new legislation make cable more appealing than satellite television?

Texas Business Report: Lege Your Bets

Some think the state should lessen its 14 percent tax on mixed drinks for bars that present live music more than four times a week.

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