Month: August 2016

UAW-Fiat Chrysler pact raises pay, profit-sharing

DETROIT (AP) — Hourly pay, profit sharing and performance bonuses will rise, but car production will move to lower-cost Mexico and be replaced by trucks and SUVs under a new contract between Fiat Chry Source: Business BreakingFiat ChrySource Business

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In a Mideast upset by cheap oil, more crude may enter market

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Across a Mideast fueled by oil production, low global prices have some countries running on empty and scrambling to cover shortfalls, even as more regional crude is Source: Business BreakingSource Business

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Want a better pork chop? Add a bit of bourbon and some flame

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Fred Noe, the seventh-generation master distiller who literally grew up at the Jim Beam distillery in the middle of Kentucky. We met over a tasting of country ha Source: Lifestyle FeaturedFred NoeJim BeamSource Lifestyle

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Rudder Auditorium renovation recognized

Texas A&M’s recent renovation of Rudder Auditorium was honored at the Associated Builders and Contractors Excellence in Construction Awards Banquet as the best project with a budget under $4 milli Source: Lifestyle FeaturedRudder AuditoriumSource Lifestyle

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Iran Nuclear Deal: House Members Call for Senate “Nuclear” Option to Stop

“Some pieces of legislation, like the Iran nuclear deal, are simply so consequential…” Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – A recent Pew Center poll indicates that only 21% of the public supports the Iran deal. Last week, the House passed legislation asserting that the deal should not go forward. Today Texas Cong. Lamar Smith was…

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Cornyn: Senate Will Have Opportunity to Protect Unborn

“Every life is a precious gift of God, and we must protect those who cannot protect themselves.” Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. –  In a speech on the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which the Senate will take up next week. Excerpts from the speech…

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Texas Environmental Quality Chair Criticizes EPA Power Plan

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – “As the leader of this agency, my job is to ensure we carry out our mission to mitigate environmental risks, while basing all of our regulations on sound science and compliance with state and federal statutes. In every case where Texas disagrees with EPA’s actions, it is because EPA’s…

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Asian stocks perked by Fed holding off on interest rate hike

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher Friday, perked by relief that the U.S. Federal Reserve held off on raising interest rates for the time being. Source: Business BreakingFederal ReserveSource Business

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Barton, Cuellar & Green Back House Energy & Commerce Committee’s Approval of H.R. 702

“Forget all the political rhetoric and look at the facts.” Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — “The crude oil export ban is an outdated ban that is slowing our economy, both in Texas and across the country,” said Cong. Henry Cuellar, as he and Congressmen Joe Barton and Gene Green applauded the House Energy & Commerce Committee’s…

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Flores Votes in Committee to Lift Ban on Crude Oil Exports

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved H.R. 702, a bill to lift the ban on crude oil exports. U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding its passage out of committee: “The decades-old ban on crude oil exports was put in place during an era…

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