Last week, the White House announced that President Barack Obama would undertake a series of "Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity" tours around the country. "He will visit these places to learn what has helped them become successful and use these models of growth to encourage Congress to act," a White House spokesman told reporters over the weekend.
On the first Friday of every month, economics journalists around the country get up early in anticipation of the Labor Department’s monthly jobs report. It’s probably the best single snapshot of how the workforce is faring, and in the post-recession United States, there’s often an element of suspense, as Americans want to see whether things are getting better.
Want a cheaper grocery bill? Or to pay less rent for more space? Head for the border.
According to the cost of living index (COLI) report from the Council for Community and Economic Research, the cheapest city in America right now is Harlingen, with McAllen coming in at third.
As the report explains:
The lack of a state income tax is not one of the reasons for the "Texas Miracle." Or so one might surmise based on a new report by the the Institute of Taxation and Economic Policy.
Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Representative Ron Paul left the campaign trail Wednesday for a more important previous engagement: his semi-annual date with Ben Bernanke.
Whether you’re enjoying icy oysters on a cold, winter night or you’re sitting through another relative’s diatribe about the economy, we’ll give you something to talk about.
The Texas economy is one of the most robust in the world. Wildly profitable companies and ingenious entrepreneurs call this state home, and what happens here influences businesses around the nation. Here’s a slice of the profits, losses, big deals, and backroom decisions happening across Tex