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Texas Comptroller Susan Combs: Let's Look at What Works

The State of Texas has been remarkably successful in attracting businesses, persuading folks all across the country to vote with their feet, and retaining a vibrant young population. As the chief financial officer of this great state, I look around

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs: Let's Look at What Works

Farage: People Who Call UKIP Racist are 'Cretinous'

UKIP leader Nigel Farage told a public meeting last night that people who describe his party as racist are “cretinous”. Speaking to an audience of about 900 in Derby, he also accused the European Union of wanting to “homogenise” Europe,

Farage: People Who Call UKIP Racist are 'Cretinous'

Aldridge Leads Portland Over Houston 122-120 in OT

HOUSTON, TEXAS (AP)–LaMarcus Aldridge had just fouled out late in overtime after scoring a career-high and franchise playoff-record 46 points when he went to Portland teammate Damian Lillard with a simple message. “I said: ‘Take it over,’” Aldridge said. Lillard

Aldridge Leads Portland Over Houston 122-120 in OT

Toyota Recalls Over 6 Million Vehicles

In the continuing fallout following General Motors’ admission that for years it failed to recall of 2.6 million vehicles with known life threatening risks, Toyota Motor Corp on April 9th announced it would recall 6.39 million faulty vehicles in the company’s

Toyota Recalls Over 6 Million Vehicles

GM Recall Scandal Goes Straight to the White House

New General Motors CEO Mary Barra will testify before Congress Tuesday about why it took so long for GM to issue product safety recalls involving faulty ignition switches that caused air bags to fail in crashes, contributing to thirteen deaths.

GM Recall Scandal Goes Straight to the White House

Police: Driver Kills 2 at SXSW in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A suspected drunken driver fleeing police crashed through barricades at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, slamming into a crowd outside a nightclub and killing a man and woman on a moped early Thursday, police

Police: Driver Kills 2 at SXSW in Austin

Geneva: Automakers Cast Wary Eye Toward Russia

GENEVA (AP) — European automakers cast a wary eye toward Russia on the first day of the Geneva Auto Show on Tuesday, poised for a quick strategy rethink as the threat of sanctions hangs over the country because of its

Geneva: Automakers Cast Wary Eye Toward Russia

Source: Remington Outdoor Co. to Announce Expansion in Alabama

Sources indicate renowned rifle, shotgun, and ammunition maker Remington Outdoor Co. will announce the acquisition of a new facility in Alabama on Monday.  The Military Times indicates the approximately “500,000-square-foot facility” is in Huntsville, AL and will “add nearly 25

Source: Remington Outdoor Co. to Announce Expansion in Alabama

Is Aaron Hernandez a Serial Killer?

When friends Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu and Safiro Teixeira Furtado fell victim to a drive-by shooting in Boston on July 15, 2012, their deaths made local headlines but no sense. Now that police have identified Aaron Hernandez as a

Is Aaron Hernandez a Serial Killer?

'Polar Vortex' Pushes Subzero Temps into Midwest

(AP) ‘Polar vortex’ pushes subzero temps into MidwestBy TAMMY WEBBER and KERRY LESTERAssociated PressCHICAGOA whirlpool of frigid, dense air known as a “polar vortex” descended Monday into much of the U.S., pummeling parts of the country with a dangerous cold

'Polar Vortex' Pushes Subzero Temps into Midwest

Japan Robot Chats with Astronaut on Space Station

(AP) Japan robot chats with astronaut on space stationBy EMILY WANGAssociated PressTOKYOThe first humanoid robot in space made small talk with a Japanese astronaut and said it had no problem with zero gravity on the International Space Station. Footage released

Japan Robot Chats with Astronaut on Space Station

Thailand Cuts Interest Rate amid Political Strife

(AP) Thailand cuts interest rate amid political strifeBANGKOKThailand’s central bank unexpectedly lowered the cost of credit Wednesday as escalating protests to topple the government add to pressure on the economy. The Bank of Thailand said it lowered its policy interest

Thailand Cuts Interest Rate amid Political Strife

Miss: US Retail Sales Up Just 0.2% in July

(AP) US retail sales up 0.2 percent in JulyBy MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics WriterWASHINGTONU.S. retail sales edged up in July despite a drop in auto sales. A category of purchases that excludes the most volatile areas rose by the most in

Miss: US Retail Sales Up Just 0.2% in July

Taxpayer subsidized wonders of technology

In one of those curious bits of synchronicity, I caught a few minutes of a documentary film about the remarkably advanced robotic production line of Tesla Motors this morning.  They make extremely expensive boutique electric cars.  Their production line is

Rebels in Central Africa Rule, Rape, And Pillage

In the Central African Republic of Bangui rebels known as “Seleka” rule, rape, and pillage. Bangui is a land-locked former French colony where the rebels’ dominating power has reached a level the prime minister describes as “catastrophic.” According to The

Rebels in Central Africa Rule, Rape, And Pillage