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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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Texas Jobless Rate Eases To 5.2 Percent In September

The Texas unemployment rate declined slightly to 5.2 percent in September as the state’s seasonally adjusted civilian labor force topped 13 million for the first time, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.

10/17/2014

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Perry Seeks Unlimited Natural Gas And Oil Exports

Gov. Rick Perry is calling for unlimited natural gas and oil exports, saying it would help the American economy and aid American allies threatened by Russia’s control of European natural gas supplies.

10/08/2014

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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

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