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US Employers Add 165K Jobs, Rate Falls to 7.5 Pct.

Posted: 05/03/2013 - 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.

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US Economy Accelerates at 2.5 Percent Rate in Q1

Posted: 04/26/2013 - U.S. economic growth accelerated from January through March, buoyed by the strongest consumer spending in more than two years. The strength offset further declines in government spending that are expected to drag on growth throughout the year.

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Fed: Redesigned $100 Bill Ready by October

Posted: 04/24/2013 - The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday that it will begin circulating a redesigned $100 bill this fall, more than two years after its initial target.

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Quinn Calls Texas Governor's Visit 'An Escapade'

Updated: 04/23/2013 - Gov. Pat Quinn says Texas Gov. Rick Perry's visit to try to entice businesses away from Illinois is merely "an escapade" and Illinois can compete with any state.

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Toyota, Honda, Nissan in Huge Air Bag Recall

Posted: 04/11/2013 - Honda and Nissan are recalling more than 2 million vehicles globally for an identical problem with air bags on the passenger side whose inflator may burst, sending plastic pieces flying.

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With 50 Days Left, Heavy Legislative Lifting Done

Posted: 04/07/2013 - Ninety days into the 83rd Legislature, lawmakers are working with little rancor this session. But with 50 days remaining, there is still time for hot-button issues to take over the headlines.

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Blinn Offers Free Sales Tax Seminar

Posted: 04/03/2013 - The two-hour seminar will be held at 1 p.m. April 11 at the SBDC, located at 108 Blinn Blvd. in Brenham.

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Blinn Graduates New Technicians for Igloo Corp.

Posted: 04/03/2013 - Twelve Igloo Products Corp. employees graduated from the company’s technical apprenticeship program recently, a joint endeavor developed with Blinn College’s Office of Workforce Education.

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Homeland Security Chooses Texas A&M for Pilot Program

Updated: 04/02/2013 - COLLEGE STATION, April 2, 2013 – Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today announced the selection of Texas A&M University to participate in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Campus Resilience Pilot Program (CR Pilot).

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Texas Adds 310,900 Jobs Over the Year

Posted: 03/08/2013 - Texas employers continued to expand their payrolls in January with the addition of 10,400 total nonfarm jobs for a total of 310,900 jobs added over the year. In January 2013, Texas reported more than 11 million total nonfarm jobs.

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US Adds 236K Jobs, Unemployment Falls to 7.7%

Posted: 03/08/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers ramped up hiring in February, adding 236,000 jobs and pushing the unemployment rate down to 7.7 percent from 7.9 percent in January.

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Texas Ranked #9 in The US For Green Jobs Last Year

Updated: 03/06/2013 - Companies and communities across the country announced more than 300 clean energy and clean transportation projects in 2012 that are expected to create 110,000 jobs, according a report released today by Environmental Entrepreneurs.

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