Economy

1 in 2 College Grads Jobless or Underemployed
With college graduations just around the corner, we have some bad news for this year's crop of eager fresh-faced young grads.  We don't want to rain on your parade, but you should know that the prospects of getting a meaningful job in your chosen career field are worse than they'…
Lufkin Best Buy Store Will NOT be Closed
Best Buy has released the list of its under-performing stores that will be closed in the coming weeks, and you'll be glad to know the Lufkin store is NOT on the list.  In fact, only two Texas stores are on the list -- one in Austin, the other in San Antonio.
Diboll City Council Approves 4-Day Work Week
The 4-day work week appears to be the coming thing.  The Diboll City Council has voted join other municipalities around the country and "test drive" the 4-day work week for five months.
They want to see if it's the money saver and efficiency improver its proponents say it …
Some Tips for Late and Last Minute Tax Filers
The deadline for filing your federal income tax return is now in sight -- midnight Tuesday April 17th -- you can see it from here.  It's time to "render unto Caesar."
If you haven't done any tax planning, learning that you have a big tax bill can be a huge surprise -- a shock to the system.…
Rains Mean Drought is Over — For Now
Foresters at the Texas Forest Service say they have good news and bad news.  The good news is that because of an unusually wet winter and spring, the worst drought in the state's history has finally ended, in east Texas.
The bad news is that many areas of the state are primed for another hot and dry …
Is it a Good Time to Refinance Your House?
With mortgage interest rates at historic lows, millions of Americans are deciding to refinance their houses and get lower rates.  So the answer to the question in that headline is YES.  There has never been a better time to take a walk down ReFi Street.
Harris County Nation’s Fastest Growing County
Led by Harris County, the population of the 10 county Greater Houston Metropolitan area went over 6 million people last summer, making it the nation's fifth-largest metro area.  The US Census Bureau says Harris County added more people than any other county in the nation between April 1…

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