Justices Turn Away GM Appeal Over Ignition SwitchesThe Supreme Court has turned away an appeal from General Motors seeking to block dozens of lawsuits over faulty ignition switches that could expose the company to billions of dollars in additional claims.
Republicans Want To Muzzle Database Of Consumer ComplaintsRepublican lawmakers want to make private a database of consumer complaints against banks, credit card issuers and other financial services companies.
More Companies Reducing Size Of Products, Price Stays The SameYou might not notice it right away. But more companies are reducing the size of their products, while the prices stay the same.
Texas Unemployment Rate In March Up Slightly To 5 PercentThe Texas unemployment rate rose slightly in March to reach 5 percent.
Volkswagen To Pay $2.8 billion In US Diesel Emission ScandalVolkswagen has been ordered to pay a $2.8 billion criminal penalty in the United States for cheating on diesel emissions tests.
Tesla Recalling 53,000 Vehicles For Brake ProblemTesla is recalling 53,000 Model S sedans and Model X SUVs worldwide because their parking brakes may get stuck and prevent the vehicles from moving. The recall affects vehicles built between February and October 2016.
Google Home Now Recognizes Different VoicesGoogle's voice-activated assistant can now recognize who's talking to it. An update released Thursday enables Google Home's built-in assistant to learn the voices of up to six different people.
Starbucks Barista Rants About 'Unicorn Frappuccino'Starbucks has introduced a sweet and sour drink called the Unicorn Frappuccino, but one of the company's baristas has taken to social media hoping to make orders for the buzzed about item disappear.
Exxon Seeks OK To Resume Russian Oil VentureExxon Mobil is seeking permission from the U.S. government to resume drilling around the Black Sea with a Russian partner, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Texas House OKs Statewide Ride Hailing Rules, Defying AustinThe Texas House has voted to create statewide regulations for ride-hailing companies, potentially voiding a local Austin ordinance that caused Uber and Lyft to stop operating in the state capital.
Exxon Mobil Plans $10 Billion Plant Near Texas CoastExxon Mobil and a Saudi partner will build a nearly $10 billion petrochemical plant just north of Corpus Christi as part of a venture receiving nearly $2 billion in tax breaks from state and local governments.
Some Texas Students Using 'Sugar Daddies' To Pay For College TuitionAccording to 'Seeking Arrangement' spokeswoman Brook Urick, over two million students are currently members of the site. Texas State University ranks 5th on the list of highest participating students, the University of Texas at Austin ranks 11th.