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Congress Clears Keystone XL Pipeline Bill, Setting Up Veto

The Republican-controlled Congress approved a bill Wednesday to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, setting up a confrontation with President Barack Obama, who has threatened to veto the measure.

02/11/2015

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Report Shows US Added 257K Jobs, Unemployment Up To 5.7%

U.S. employers hired at a stellar pace last month, wages rose by the most in six years, and Americans responded by streaming into the job market to find work.

02/06/2015

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Aviation Company Moving Into Vacant Alliance Airport Hanger

City of Fort Worth sources say approval of a deal to move an aviation company into the massive hanger left vacant at Alliance Airport is a “slam dunk” that will add hundreds of jobs.

01/27/2015

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Texas Unemployment Rate Drops In December

The Texas unemployment rate slipped to 4.6 percent in December for a fourth straight month of declines.

01/23/2015

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Texas Comptroller: Plunging Oil Prices ‘Dampened’ Budget Outlook

The first legislative session under Republican Gov.-elect Greg Abbott will begin with lawmakers having a so-called budget surplus of $7.5 billion.

01/12/2015

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Rick Perry: Jobs Juggernaut Meets ‘Governor Oops’

Gov. Rick Perry would like to run for president in 2016 as a proven job-creator who molded Texas’ strong economy in his own political gunslinger image.

12/30/2014

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U.S. Looks Into RadioShack Retirement Plans

The U.S. Department of Labor is investigating how RadioShack manages its retirement plan for employees, according to a regulatory filing.

12/26/2014

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Why Areas With Good Jobs Have Hard-To-Afford Homes

Around the country, areas with the strongest job markets increasingly have some of the costliest homes. And areas with the most affordable homes lack a solid base of middle class jobs that attract workers.

12/09/2014

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States Differ On Need For Bitcoin Oversight

The Texas Food and Beverage Commission approved bitcoin as an acceptable form of payment for food and alcohol, and Gov.-elect Greg Abbott accepted bitcoin campaign donations.

11/28/2014

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Gas Prices Drop Across Texas Amid Busy Travel Time

Retail gasoline prices across Texas have dropped again as motorists take to the road for the Thanksgiving holiday.

11/25/2014

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Retail Gasoline Prices Across Texas Down 7 Cents

AAA Texas on Thursday reported the statewide average settled at $2.66 per gallon. Drivers nationwide are paying an average $2.85 per gallon.

11/20/2014

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Low Oil Prices Send Chills Through Oil Patch

Oil has averaged $96 a barrel over the past four years, fueling more drilling, more hiring, and bigger appetites in North Dakota, Texas, Oklahoma and elsewhere. Now oil has hit a rough patch, plunging to $80 from $107

11/03/2014

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