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    How Working Solutions built a network of 110,000 home-based customer service agents
    Plano-based Working Solutions provides home-based customer service and sales agents. The company, founded before Google and Facebook existed, has grown from one of the nation?s first virtual workforce companies into an industry leader with about 110,000 agents nationwide.

    Form D Friday: Plano homebuilder seeks $25 million from investors
    A home builder in Plano is raising money from investors despite concerns the industry is facing from higher tariffs on building materials.

    DFW office space demand among strongest in the nation
    Long a magnet for corporate relocations and expansions, Dallas-Fort Worth ranks among the top 10 metros nationwide with a strong demand for pre-leasing office space. According to a March 14 report by CBRE Group, about 1.1 million square feet of roughly 3.75 million square feet of local office space expected to deliver between 2018 and 2022 has been pre-leased. That represents a pre-lease rate of 41 percent. Robert Kramp, director of research and analysis with CBRE, says the figures show the region?

    SEC's Fort Worth office investigating publicly-traded tech company amid questions about revenue reporting
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's office in Fort Worth has launched an investigation into San Antonio-based Globalscape Inc., a technology company that sells secure online file transfer services to businesses and governments, records show. The SEC's investigation comes nearly a year after Globalscape's management became aware that so-called "side agreements" were being made with customers by undisclosed employees of the company. Those side agreements resulted in inflated revenue and?

    What's in Your Garage? Local Porsche driver manages 'man caves' for a living
    Jack Griffin, a partner with Garages of Texas, operates one of the most sought-after ?man-caves? in North Texas. Essentially, Garages of Texas is a collection of self-storage units, only with tricked out garages for high-end rare vehicles. In one of Jack?s personal garages at the Plano location, he keeps four Porsches from different eras. For first-time visitors, this garage is a study in the evolution of federal safety standards. Jack?s older Porsches, built long before the National Highway?

    Southwest Airlines gets a big thumbs-up from Consumer Reports readers
    Consumer Reports readers ? more than 52,000 of them that fly regularly ? have voted. And the respected consumer magazine?s new survey of the nation?s best and worst airlines will make at least three of the nation?s carriers quite happy. Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) was ranked the best carrier in the survey for its economy class product, which is the only product it offers, of course. Southwest scored an 85 for its economy cabin, just ahead of Alaska Airlines? 84 score. For?

    Dallas' Airbnb activity jumps with March Madness, expected to have $2M impact
    As basketball fans flock to Dallas for March Madness, Airbnb estimates a 49 percent spike in local guest arrivals from the previous week. The influx is expected to have a roughly $2 million economic impact on the city.  Airbnb said more than 4,700 guests will arrive in Big D between March 12 and March 18. Most of those visitors will come from states with teams participating in games held March 15 and 17 at Dallas? American Airlines Center.  The match ups being held on March 15 are: University?

    U.S. airlines to see record-breaking travel this spring
    A projected 150.7 million people will fly in March and April this year on U.S. airlines, according to Airlines for America. The industry trade group, also known as A4A, represents the major airlines. The estimate represents a more than 4 percent increase over last spring, when 145 million people took to the skies. "An expanding economy, employment gains and surging household net worth are also contributing to the growth in demand for air travel," said John Heimlich, A4A vice president and chief?

    How two Dallas hospitals are bypassing insurers to disrupt employer-funded health coverage
    When it comes to employer-funded health insurance, Dallas Medical Center CEO J.T. Barnhart believes in cutting out the middle man. In this case, the middle man is the health insurance companies.

    All clear for takeoff: American Airlines, Chicago reach agreement on O'Hare dispute
    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) relented on its opposition of the proposed $8.5 billion expansion of O'Hare International Airport on Thursday, joining United Airlines and the city of Chicago in announcing its support of the expansion. After negotiations, Chicago committed to working with American to expedite the construction of three gates available to all airlines. "The mayor and his team worked tirelessly and creatively to structure an agreement that keeps competition thriving at O?Hare,"?