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Democrats To Unveil Bill To Replace Budget Cuts

Posted: 02/14/2013 - President Barack Obama's Democratic allies in the Senate are unveiling legislation to avoid a looming set of sharp, across-the-board spending cuts set to strike the Pentagon and domestic agencies in just two weeks.

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Boehner: Higher Minimum Wage Will Mean Fewer Jobs

Posted: 02/13/2013 - As President Barack Obama pushes for the minimum wage increase that he called for in his State of the Union address, House Speaker John Boehner is explaining why he thinks it's a bad idea.

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Carnival Cruise Lines Cancels 12 Voyages

Posted: 02/13/2013 - Carnival Cruise Lines cancelled 12 additional voyages of the cruise ship Triumph after an engine fire disabled the ship and stranded thousands of passengers.

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US Retail Sales Rise 0.1% After Tax Increase

Posted: 02/13/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans barely spent more last month at retail businesses and restaurants after higher taxes cut their paychecks. The small increase suggests consumer spending may be weak in the January-March quarter.

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Comcast Doubles Down on TV in $16.7B Deal for NBCU

Posted: 02/13/2013 - LOS ANGELES (AP) - Comcast's $16.7 billion deal to buy the remaining half of NBCUniversal ahead of schedule represents a resounding vote of confidence in the future of TV, even as Internet video reshapes the entertainment landscape.

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Hitachi Consulting Partners with Research Valley Partnership to Bring New Jobs to BCS

Updated: 02/07/2013 - Hitachi Consulting, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd (TSE: 6501) and a leading provider of IT and Management Consulting solutions and services, today announced that it has chosen Bryan-College Station Texas out of a potential 250 U.S. cities to host a new on-shore IT services delivery center for their global Managed Services business.

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As Traffic Jams Worsen, Commuters Allowing Extra Time for Urgent Trips

Posted: 02/05/2013 - As traffic congestion continues to worsen, the time required for a given trip becomes more unpredictable, and researchers now have a way to measure that degree of unreliability, introduced for the first time as part of the annual Urban Mobility Report (UMR), published by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI).

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Dell in $24.4B Founder-led Deal to go Private

Updated: 02/05/2013 - ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) - Slumping personal computer maker Dell is selling itself for $24.4 billion to its founder and a group of investors that includes Microsoft. It's the largest deal of its kind since the Great Recession dried up financing for risky maneuvers like this.

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Geithner Sees US Economy Strengthening Gradually

Posted: 01/25/2013 - Outgoing Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner thinks the U.S. economy will strengthen this year - as long as Congress avoids cutting spending too deeply in a budget deal and Europe's economy gradually improves.

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Pentagon: Civilian Furloughs Could Last Months

Posted: 01/25/2013 - A top Pentagon official says that if Congress does not come up with a way to avoid mandatory budget cuts by March 1, hundreds of thousands of Pentagon civilian employees will face furloughs and reduced paychecks by April.

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Economic Impact of Texas A&M Locally Passes $4 Billion Annually, Almost Doubles Since ‘02‏

Posted: 01/25/2013 - COLLEGE STATION, Jan. 25, 2013—Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp today announced that the annual economic impact of the A&M System in the Bryan/College Station area has surpassed the $4 billion milestone for the first time—and has almost doubled in a decade. For calendar year 2012, the estimated Texas A&M impact on the entire Research Valley was $4.3 billion, an increase of more than $540 million from 2011 levels and $2.2 billion more than 2002, a 95.7 percent gain.

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Positive Economic Outlook for B/CS, Says Researcher

Updated: 01/23/2013 - The Bryan/College Station area showed positive signs of growth in 2012, according to a report from A&M Real Estate Center researcher Jim Gaines, but there's still some areas that could use improving.

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Bryan-College Station Area Residents Needed For Travel Survey

Updated: 01/18/2013 - Bryan-College Station and area residents will be asked to participate in an upcoming household travel survey being sponsored by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Bryan-College Station Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to update the area’s regional travel demand model. The travel survey will help TxDOT and the MPO prioritize local transportation projects and plan new roads needed to increase mobility and reduce congestion in the area.

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USDA's Crop Report for 2012 to Show Drought Impact

Posted: 01/11/2013 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is releasing its final crop report for 2012, providing a glimpse of what last year's drought cost the nation's farmers and others.

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Texas Comptroller Reports Big Jump in Revenue

Posted: 01/07/2013 - The state comptroller estimates that Texas will generate $101.4 billion in general revenue in 2014-2015, a major jump in tax collection from the last two-year budget cycle.

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WSJ Says Hostess in Talks to Sell Bread Brands

Posted: 01/05/2013 - A newspaper is reporting that Flowers Foods and Bimbo are emerging as bidders for the bread brands of Hostess, which in the midst of a bankruptcy-court liquidation of its assets.

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Local Tech Company Bought by McLane

Posted: 01/04/2013 - Temple, Texas (January 4, 2013) McLane Intelligent Solutions (MIS), an information technology company located in Temple, Texas, is pleased to announce the acquisition of AgniTEK’s IT Managed Services business unit. AgniTEK is a technology resource company headquartered in Bryan/College Station, Texas. The acquisition represents a significant growth for both companies in 2013.

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