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Economy

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Texas Unemployment Rises To 5.3 Percent In August

The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday announced the rate increased from the 5.1 percent recorded in June and July. The national unemployment rate stood at 6.1 percent.

09/19/2014

Job listings are posted on a bulletin board at a career center. (credit: Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

US Job Openings Near 13-Year High, Hiring Rises

The number of U.S. job openings remained near the highest level in 13 years in July, and companies also stepped up hiring that month to the fastest pace in nearly seven years, two signs the job market is slowly healing.

09/09/2014

Gas prices are displayed at a gasoline station. Higher gas prices have spurred a 0.5 percent rise in the consumer price index. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Texas Retail Gasoline Prices Drop 3 Cents

Retail gasoline prices across Texas have dropped 3 cents this week to settle at $3.23 per gallon.

09/04/2014

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Texas Regents Expected To Keep Tuition Flat

The University of Texas System’s Board of Regents is expected to vote this week on a plan to avoid tuition increases for in-state students.

08/19/2014

Job listings are posted on a bulletin board at a career center. (credit: Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

Texas Unemployment Holds At 5.1 Percent In July

The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday announced last month’s jobless figure matches the state’s unemployment rates for May and June.

08/15/2014

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Corinth Rejects Massive Buc-ee’s Convenience Store Proposal

After a six-hour meeting that stretched into the early hours Friday, a sharply divided Corinth City Council voted to reject a proposed Buc-ee’s convenience store that would have been located off I-35.

08/14/2014

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Report: Consumer Spending Boosted Texas Economy

A new report by the U.S. Commerce Department shows that steady growth in consumer spending has helped spur the Texas economy over the last 15 years.

08/07/2014

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Does Job Hopping Help The Economy?

Although economic indicators, such as new construction, housing and hiring are all steady, experts say many younger workers are reluctant to change jobs and chase the higher earnings that often accompany them.

07/16/2014

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Arena & Convention Center Project Could Bring Millions To Fort Worth

City leaders in Fort Worth are considering a plan that could bring in millions of dollars more a year. A new arena and convention center expansion could bring more concerts and conventions to the city.

CBS 11–07/11/2014

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U.S. Mayors Talking Jobs At Dallas Conference

More than 200 of the nation’s mayors descended on Dallas for the summer U.S. Conference of Mayors. Aerobics and a continental breakfast on the Continental Street Bridge provided an initial welcome, then there was a quick return to the routine.

CBS 11–06/20/2014

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Homeowners Protest Rising Property Values

Rising home prices are pushing more North Texas homeowners to fight property values.

06/12/2014

Job listings are posted on a bulletin board at a career center. (credit: Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

Texas’ Unemployment Rate Fell To 5.2 Percent In April

Unemployment rates fell in nearly all U.S. states last month, and half the states now have rates below 6 percent. The figures are a sign of widespread, if slow, improvement in the nation’s job market.

05/16/2014

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