Texas News

  • Texas Governor Perry Hires Defense Lawyer Amid Ethics Probe

    Updated 40 minutes ago

    Texas Governor Rick Perry hired a criminal-defense lawyer to represent him in a prosecutor’s probe of claims that he violated Texas ethics laws by vetoing funding for the state ethics office, his spokeswoman said.

  • Biggest LBO Demise Poised to Put Oncor in Play: Real M&A

    Updated 1 hour, 34 minutes ago

    The prospective bankruptcy filing of Energy Future Holdings Corp., taken private in the biggest leveraged buyout in history, is poised to put the most profitable unit of the power producer up for grabs.

  • Canada Stocks Climb as Crude Rallies on Ukraine Tension

    Updated 1 hour, 26 minutes ago

    Canadian stocks rose the most since February as commodity producers rallied on a jump in copper and crude prices on concern the crisis in Ukraine is escalating and better-than-expected economic growth in China.

  • S&P 500 Advances While Bonds Fall on Earnings, Economy

    Updated 1 hour, 40 minutes ago

    The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose, giving it the best three-day rally in two months, while Treasuries fell as Yahoo! Inc. jumped on earnings and U.S. industrial production increased. The pound strengthened and copper advanced.

  • Brent Oil Climbs to Six-Week High on Ukraine Crisis

    Updated 1 hour, 30 minutes ago

    Brent crude climbed to a six-week high on the escalating Ukraine crisis. West Texas Intermediate traded near $104 a barrel after a government report showed that U.S. inventories surged last week.

  • GM Move to Freeze Lawsuits May Cut Customer Payouts by Billions

    Updated 54 minutes ago

    General Motors Co.’s move to freeze ignition-defect lawsuits in California and Texas has solid legal precedent behind it and could help slash customer demands for compensation by billions of dollars.

  • Nissan Offering Free Leaf Charges to Lift U.S. Battery Car Sales

    Updated 55 minutes ago

    Nissan Motor Co., after best-ever U.S. sales of Leaf hatchbacks in 2013, plans to offer two years of free public charging for the battery-powered car in its strongest U.S. markets to entice more drivers to buy one.

  • Fed’s Fisher Says Job Growth Has Been Hurt by Skills Mismatch

    Updated 2 hours, 56 minutes ago

    Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher, who votes on monetary policy this year, said the U.S. labor market has been hindered by a lack of trained workers and not enough employees in Texas where demand has been strong.

  • Grads Remake China Workforce as High-End Threat to U.S.

    Updated 3 hours, 25 minutes ago

    Barely 26 years old, Zhang Xi has studied at an elite American university, worked for an investment bank in Hong Kong and an oil company in Beijing and now may launch an Internet startup with two friends.

  • Tight Job Market in U.S. Cities Prompts Higher Pay

    Updated 51 minutes ago

    To hire 10 to 15 project coordinators this year, Sabre Commercial Inc. has boosted pay 10 percent and added a 401(k) retirement plan.

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