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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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Despite Deal, Taxes to Rise for Most Americans

Updated: 01/21/2013 - While the tax package that Congress passed New Year's Day will protect 99 percent of Americans from an income tax increase, most of them will still end up paying more federal taxes in 2013.

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Atkinson Toyota Acquired by Purdy Motor Group

Updated: 01/21/2013 - It's one of the most prominent names in business in the Brazos Valley, and while the name Atkinson Toyota won't be changing, the ownership will.

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College Station MedPlus Set To Open December 1

Updated: 11/29/2012 - COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS (November 28, 2012) – The College Station Medical Center is pleased to announce the opening of College Station MedPlus (www.csMedPlus.com), 1730 Birmingham Rd, Suite 100. MedPlus offers primary care medical services with no appointment needed.

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Consumer Group Warns of Dangers on Store Shelves

Posted: 11/20/2012 - A Dora the Explorer guitar, dragster cars with small wheels and finger-fidget desktop magnets are among the toys consumer advocates are warning about as the holiday buying season begins.

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Labor Board Promises Quick Action on Wal-Mart Case

Posted: 11/19/2012 - Federal labor officials vowed Monday they will decide quickly whether to support a request by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to stop a union-backed group from pushing worker walk-outs at hundreds of stores on Friday, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season.

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Judge Orders Hostess to Mediate with Union

Posted: 11/19/2012 - Hostess Brands Inc. and its second largest union will go into mediation to try and resolve their differences, meaning the Irving, Texas-based company won't go out of business just yet.

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