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Texas' unemployment rate fell slightly in June to 4.2 percent, down from 4.3 percent in May. The Texas Workforce Commission said Friday that this marks the third month this year that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dipped to 4.2 percent, the lowest rate of unemployment...
Texas marked its third straight month of seasonally adjusted job growth with the addition of 16,700 nonagricultural jobs in June. The state has added jobs in 56 of the last 57 months, including a total of 53,600 positions in the first half of 2015. Over the year, Texas has seen...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Shareholders approved Friday a highly contested deal that strengthens the Samsung family's grip on the world's largest smartphone maker, sparking criticism that South Korea lacks sufficient protections for foreign investors and small shareholders...
DALLAS (AP) — A black woman who authorities say hanged herself in a Texas jail had posted an online video earlier this year saying she was suffering from "a little bit of depression," though family and friends say the 28-year-old gave no indication she was distraught enough to...
Police say a driver in Dallas struck a bicyclist and then drove a half-mile with the man lodged in the windshield before dumping him in an alley and driving away. Nineteen-year-old Silverio Alaniz is charged with causing an accident involving death and was being held Thursday at...
Governor Greg Abbott is traveling the country trying to convince businesses to relocate to Texas, unless you're electric car maker Tesla . Abbott tells Bloomberg new tech is big in Texas. "What state do you think, leads the nation in tech imports. Most people would think...
George H.W. Bush, the oldest living former U.S. president, fell at his summer home on Wednesday and broke a bone in his neck but was doing OK, a spokesman said. Bush, 91, was in stable condition and was doing "fine" after Wednesday's fall, spokesman Jim McGrath said. McGrath...
Prison officials have identified 47-year-old Timothy Davison as the corrections officer killed in an attack at a far northeast Texas prison. Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark says Davison had been with the agency since December. The agency says Davison...
A South Texas judge arrested in a drugs and bribery investigation has been suspended without pay. Starr County Justice of the Peace Salvador Zarate (zuh-RAH'-tay) was suspended by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct. He was arrested Monday on charges of possession of a...