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Wider Panama Canal Means More Texas Truck Traffic

Texas business and political leaders are sending out a serious "heads up" to cities and towns on the major highways that go to and from the Gulf Coast, and, for once, it has nothing to do with hurricanes.

They say the massive expansion of the Panama Canal that's now underway is going to double the canal's ship traffic when it's completed in 2014.  Why is this of any concern in Texas?

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Fixed-Rate Power Contracts in Danger

Officials at several big electricity providers are wondering out loud if changes in wholesale power prices could allow them to break the fixed-rate contracts they have with consumers.

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All Faculty and Staff at Lon Morris College Terminated – Via E-mail

This is not a late April Fool’s joke, although many wish it was.

Lon Morris College in Jacksonville has been undergoing major financial struggles over the past few years, and according to a report, those struggles came to a head with the firing of all employees…via e-mail notice. 

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Hundreds of Jobs Available at Chamber Job Fair

Whether you are out of a job, or looking to change jobs, you'll get a chance to meet people who can do either of those things for you at the first Forest Country Job Fair Tuesday May 22nd at Angelina College.  Job hunters will find more than 800 jobs of all kinds in a wide variety of businesses and trades.

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TFA Opposes Neches River Wild, Scenic Designation

The Texas Forestry Association, which represents forest landowners, loggers and the Texas forest products industry, says it is against a proposal to protect the Neches River in East Texas under the National Wild & Scenic River Act.

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Which Cars Do Americans Refuse to Buy? [PHOTOS]

Americans may have an enduring love affair with cars dating back more than 100 years, but there are some models we refuse to drive off the lot.

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Why Do We Work 40 Hours a Week?

If you’re putting in a 60-hour workweek, you may think the people who do their regular 40 hours and go home are slackers — but the truth is, they’re probably more productive than you are.

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New Mexico Town Will Cut Off Your Utilities for Not Paying Traffic Tickets — Dollars and Sense [VIDEO]

Many drivers have bemoaned the cameras installed in intersections that catch drivers blowing through red lights and issue tickets accordingly. But in one New Mexico city, ignoring those tickets is an especially bad idea — doing so could get your utilities shut off.

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