Economy

AARP Foundation free tax preparation sites

The AARP Foundation will be offering free tax preparation at different senior centers throughout El Paso. The services are free and open to individuals of any age with low to moderate income.

Texas prepaid tuition program deadline approaches

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminds Texas families to enroll their children in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund. The current enrollment period for the state’s prepaid college tuition program ends Feb. 28.

NMSU scholarship deadline set for March 3

The deadline for New Mexico State University students to apply for scholarships is quickly approaching.

Stocks drop as investors sweat earnings

 Stocks slid Thursday as investors worried about corporate earnings. The Dow dropped more than 180 points and declined for the third day in a row, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq also finished lower.

Restaurant opening second location downtown

Another El Paso restaurant is hoping to bank on the El Paso Chihuahuas opening next spring. El Luchador Taqueria and Bar, 1613 N. Zaragoza, is opening a second location in Union Plaza downtown.

Target confirms PIN data was stolen in breach

Target confirmed Friday that debit card PIN data was stolen in its recent massive breach, reversing its earlier stance that the codes were not part of the hack.

VIDEO: Holiday sales and returns

Just like Black Friday started earlier this year, stores are ringing in the after Christmas sales early too. Some opened as early as 5 a.m.

Dish and DirecTV hike prices for 2014

If you're a Dish Network or DirecTV subscriber, be prepared for another round of price hikes.

Free E-Filing Fair & Seminar on Thursday

Starting January 1, 2014 filings in civil non-juvenile cases in El Paso County must be done electronically.

Senator Udall Supports Small Business Saturday

Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement announcing his cosponsorship of a resolution to designate Nov. 30 as “Small Business Saturday”.

Unemployment rate falling, but not in Texas

Unemployment rates fell in 28 states in October according to the Bureau of Labor statistics.

Women regain jobs lost in financial crisis while men lag behind

It appears women have regained all the jobs they lost during the financial crisis, but men are still lagging behind.

Texas Tech Receives $706,000 Grant for Quail Research on Parasitic Worms

Researchers at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech University recently received a $706,000 grant from The Rolling Plains Quail Research Foundation to study how parasitic worms may be impacting the game bird&rsq

EPWU: Budget meetings for coming fiscal year

El Paso Water Utilities (EPWU), invites the public to attend and approve the Utilities’ Operating and Capital Budget for fiscal year 2014-2015 which begins on March 1, 2014.

UTEP: New scholarship to benefit Mexican students

The University of Texas at El Paso President Diana Natalicio will accept a check for $10,000 Wednesday, Nov. 6, from Jacob Prado Gonzalez, the Consul General of Mexico in El Paso.