He was a top donor to the Republican Party, but his philanthropy crossed political lines. The Dallas Morning News reports that Simmons died Saturday in Dallas. He was 82.
The Dow is up by 29 percent for the year on this penultimate day of trading for 2013. A check on the markets for the year.
It was a big day Friday for the mobile phone carrier Sprint. It's stock rose 8.3 percent, amid unconfirmed chatter that it might one day merge with T-Mobile. Sprint's CEO, Dan Hesse doesn't comment on speculation, but he is willing to talk to us about all the equipment his troops have been ripping out this year -- at the cost of some disruption -- to provide data-sucking smart phones with more speed.
All this week, Marketplace Tech is going to be talking to guests about big tech trends in the coming year. Today, a topic that failed to live up to it's promise in 2013 -- wearable tech. CNET's Lindsey Turrentine thinks it's going to be big next year. Click the audio player above to find out why.
With a February start and a June convention, the party hopes to regain some control over the chaotic presidential nominating process. Among the proposed changes: a June convention.
With a February start and a June convention, the party hopes to regain some control over the chaotic presidential nominating process. Among the proposed changes: A June convention.
With the 2013 regular season now over, teams are starting to fire coaches who produced disappointing results. The least surprising dismissal so far: that of Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan. His departure had been rumored for weeks.