Republicans target arbitration rule for consumers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are targeting a rule that would let consumers band together to sue their banks or credit card companies rather than use a mediator to resolve a…

House approves delay of Obama-era smog reductions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Tuesday to pass a Republican-backed bill delaying implementation of Obama-era reductions in smog-causing air pollutants. Source: Business – The Eagle

'Let Obamacare fail,' Trump declares as GOP plan collapses

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Tuesday it’s time to “let Obamacare fail” after the latest GOP health care plan crashed and burned in the Senate, a stunning failure…

NASA astronauts, scientists and engineers will join industry and academia for a three-day, in-depth conversation about the International Space Station (ISS) as a catalyst for discovery during the sixth annual…

US retail sales fall for a 2nd month as consumers pull back

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans curtailed their shopping in June, with less spending at restaurants, department stores and gasoline stations. The spending pullback came despite a healthy job market and suggests…

Military veteran-oriented farm tour, workshop slated for Aug. 4-5 in Dallas

Contacts: Erin Kimbrough, 979-847-6185, Erin.Kimbrough@ag.tamu.edu Makenzie McLaurin, 979-862-1913, Makenzie.McLaurin@ag.tamu.edu A Texas AgrAbility farm tour and From Battleground to Breaking Ground workshop will be held Aug. 4-5 in Dallas. (Texas A&M…

Trump taps Randal Quarles for Federal Reserve board

WASHINGTON (AP) — Randal Quarles, who served in top Treasury Department positions under two Republican presidents, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to take a key position on the…

Tesla provides first look at cheaper Model 3 sedan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Electric automaker Tesla has produced its first Model 3 sedan, a highly anticipated car because it carries a relatively low sticker price. Source: Business – The Eagle

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says no to tax hike on wealthy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday the Trump administration isn’t considering a tax increase on wealthier Americans, knocking down a report that White House adviser Steve Bannon…

Federal Reserve tells Congress further rate hikes on the way

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says it expects the U.S. economy will strengthen and warrant further gradual increases in its key interest rate. Source: Business – The Eagle

Long-term US mortgages rise to highest level since mid-May

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week to highest level since mid-May. Source: Business – The Eagle

US services firms expand at faster pace in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. service companies expanded at a faster pace last month, pushed up by slightly better sales and a pickup in new orders. Source: Business – The Eagle

Mueller probe could draw focus to Russian crime operations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government has long warned that Russian organized crime posed a threat to democratic institutions, including “criminally linked oligarchs” who might collude with the Russian government…

With bank sanctions and arms sales, US hardens line on China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration hardened its approach to China on Thursday, blacklisting a small Chinese bank over dealings with North Korea while approving more than a billion dollars…

Prosecutors settle Panda Express discrimination claim

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors say they have reached a settlement with Panda Express over allegations the company discriminated against workers who were not U.S. citizens. Source: Business – The…

Senate leaders scramble to save health bill amid defections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders scrambled Tuesday to rescue their health care bill, in deepening jeopardy as opposition from rebellious Republicans intensified. The defections loomed as Congress’ nonpartisan budget referee…

Research group focuses on economics of transportation needs for rural elderly

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Rebekka Dudensing, 979-845-1719, rmdudensing@tamu.edu Dr. James Mjelde, 979-845-2116, j-mjelde@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A multidisciplinary team of researchers is examining economic issues associated with…

Conservative GOP senator hits party leaders on health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — In unusually harsh terms, a conservative Republican senator accused party leaders Monday of trying to rush the party’s health care bill through the Senate in remarks that…

Trump, Pence to attend Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's wedding

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence plan to be among the guests as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO’-shin’s) weds a Scottish actress. Source: Business –…

Arrests Of Repeat Offenders And Accused Theft Of Credit Cards

A Bryan man previously warned to stay away from a College Station apartment complex was arrested after he was found in another vacant unit. According to the arrest report, 27…