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2008 

Everything is bigger in Texas... According to CNBC's ranking of America's Top States for Doing Business 2008: www.cnbc.com/id/25447829 Dont mess with Texas. The Lone Star State topped last year's leading state Virginia which fell this year to No. 2. Rounding out the top five are Utah, Idaho and ...
07/16/2008
  Houston: $29.9 BILLION in exports for first half of 2007 The Houston, Baytown, Sugar Land area is the nation's second-largest exporting market in the first half of 2007. Exports totaled $29.9 billion worth of goods, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Other Texas cit...
07/16/2008
With all the recent headlines about the problems of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and their role in the mortgage market, its time to take a look at what it all means for the public. Fannie Mae was created in 1938 by the government as the Federal National Mortgage Association , while Freddie Mac was ...
07/13/2008
The Federal Reserve is working over the weekend to give home buyers more protection from the types of shady lending practices that have contributed to the housing crisis that created the foreclosure mess. The Federal Reserve is expected to approve a plan Monday that would crack down on dubious le...
07/13/2008
According to a new report by the U.S. Census Bureau: More people moved to Houston than to any other large city in the United States in the 12 months up to July last year. The Bayou City added 38,932 new residents between July 1, 2006, and July 1, 2007, leading the nation in population increases a...
07/13/2008
 College students are part of a record wave of Texans applying for concealed gun licenses this year. Applications for first-time licenses and renewals were up 24 percent during the first five months of 2008 compared with the same period in 2007. Texans won the right to obtain licenses to carry co...
07/13/2008
U.S. News & World Report for the second year in a row has ranked The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is the nation's top cancer treatment hospital. The magazine's "America's Best Hospitals" issue hits newsstands this weekend. Several Houston medical facilities were ranked, includi...
07/12/2008
Applications for U.S. home mortgages rose to their highest level since early June as reported by an industry group. The Mortgage Bankers Association said its seasonally adjusted index of mortgage application activity increased 7.5 percent to 513.4 in the week ended July 4. The seasonally adjusted...
07/09/2008
As discussed by council member Daniel Wong a few months ago Sugar Land is exploring the possibility of an indoor entertainment venue to help it develop as a regional entertainment destination. The venue would be built in an entertainment district planned for about 1,000 undeveloped acres next to...
07/08/2008
Coastal homeowners insured by Travelers Lloyds of Texas will see a 15 percent rate increase in the fall. Travelers is increasing rates for counties along the coast, such as Galveston County, as well as those once-removed from the coast, such as Harris County. Counties farther inland will not be a...
07/08/2008
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