- Sales of new homes rose in April to the second highest level since the summer of 2008 while the median price for a new home hit a record high, further signs that housing is recovering.
- Mix the high stakes of running a small business with a dash of family drama and throw in a camera crew and you get hit reality television shows such as "Pawn Stars," ''Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" and "Duck Dynasty."
- Texas A&M University will receive collegiate licensing’s top award for the “one brand” approach that propelled the university to among the nation’s hottest college brands during the past year.
- More than 700 top CEOs around the nation are ranking Texas as the best state to do business for the ninth year in a row in Chief Executive magazine’s annual Best and Worst States survey.
- Despite drenching rains April 28, drought-stricken row crops growers in the Lower Rio Grande Valley may be in for another disastrous year, possibly doubling their $50 million drought losses of 2006, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts in Weslaco.
- U.S. employers added 165,000 jobs in April, and hiring was much stronger in the previous two months than first thought. The gains trimmed the unemployment rate to a four-year low of 7.5 percent.