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Monday, June 10th, 2013

Perry takes job raid to the Big Apple

After a couple of high profile job-poaching trips to California and Illinois, Gov. Rick Perry is planning a new raid — this time on the Big Apple.

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Audio: Jobs talk puts Latino unemployment rate in spotlight

President Obama's visit to Austin on Thursday has again highlighted Texas' economic growth. But the renewed focus on the "Texas miracle" has also underscored a persistent concern in the state: higher rates of unemployment among Hispanics.

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Video: Obama’s speech on tech, manufacturing in Austin

Watch the President Obama’s speech at Applied Materials in Austin on manufacturing and technology.

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Real time: Obama and the #TexasMiracle

President Obama is visiting Central Texas on Thursday, May 9 as the first stop on a national tour to emphasize middle class job creation. Watch the fanfare unfold through our Storify timeline.

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

On jobs tour, Obama in Austin to visit the ‘Texas miracle’

President Obama will visit Austin on Thursday as part of his "Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour.” Gov. Rick Perry thinks any tour on jobs and opportunity should start and probably end in Texas.

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Delivery drivers fume
as gas prices rise

Pity the lowly pizza guy. Of all the drivers being pinched by high gas prices – especially those commuters inching down Interstate 35 to and from Austin – the delivery guys have it about as bad as...

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