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  • SAN ANTONIO, Sept 22- Privately owned SpaceX started construction in south Texas on Monday for what the company said will be the first private commercial orbital launch facility in the world.

  • SpaceX breaks ground on Texas rocket launch site Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 1:02 AM ET

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas— The commercial rocket launches that could begin as early as 2016 in the southernmost tip of Texas will be a critical step toward one day establishing a human presence on Mars, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said Monday.

  • Texas Agriculture Commissioner Staples to resign Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 10:48 AM ET

    AUSTIN, Texas— Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples said Thursday he will quit his statewide-elected office early to become president of the Texas Oil and Gas Association, one of the state's most powerful trade groups. "I will continue to fight for Texas to be the leader in our national and world economy," Staples said in a statement.

  • SAN ANTONIO, Aug 4- Privately owned SpaceX will submit an application to build a commercial launch facility near the Texas border city of Brownsville after winning approval for the plan from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, the company said on Monday.

  • WASHINGTON, July 24- Gas-rich states such as Texas should have the easiest time complying with planned Environmental Protection Agency regulations on carbon pollution from power plants, despite opposition from their lawmakers, a new study says.

  • Fed's independence questioned by Republicans again Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 5:49 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve building.

    A surge of Republican pressure is bringing the Fed's long-held independence into question again.

  • With Democrats controlling the Senate since the 2008 financial crisis, the bank and its supporters have had the luxury of shrugging off Fed-related laws from the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

  • Katrina moment? Obama to skip border while in Texas Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 9:02 AM ET
    Detainees are escorted as hundreds of mostly Central American children are being held at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection center in Nogales, Ariz., on June 18, 2014.

    President Obama is resisting calls to visit the border during his two-day fundraising trip to Texas.

  • No oops about it: Perry has dominated Top States Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:43 PM ET
    Texas Governor Rick Perry

    No governor is as closely linked with America's Top States for Business as Rick Perry. Texas has dominated, even if it's not No. 1 in 2014.

  • Gov Perry: 'I stepped right in it' with gay remarks Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 12:49 PM ET

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has acknowledged it was a mistake for him to compare alcoholism and homosexuality in an effort to explain his views.

  • Former BP CEO John Browne, responds to Gov. Rick Perry's statement comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.

  • Coming out is good for business: Browne     Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 1:32 PM ET

    Former BP CEO John Browne, shares his experience as a gay CEO at BP, as his new book "The Glass Closet: Why Coming Out Is Good For Business," is released.

  • 'I don't know' if gays can be changed: Gov. Perry Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 11:22 AM ET
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

    Republican Gov. Rick Perry tells CNBC that he doesn't "necessarily condone" what he referred to as the gay "lifestyle," nor does he "condemn it either."

  • Gov. Perry on same-sex marriage     Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    Gov. Rick Perry, (R-Texas), shares his thoughts on gay marriage and is asked why he equated it to alcoholism.

  • Gov. Perry addresses immigration issues     Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 8:44 AM ET

    It's really fairly simple - secure the border, says Gov. Rick Perry, (R-Texas), sharing his views on immigration and securing the U.S. borders.

  • Texas' pitch to Tesla     Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    Gov. Rick Perry, (R-Texas), discusses his efforts to recruit Tesla to build a factory in his state.

  • IRVING, Texas, May 16- Goldman Sachs shareholders voted on Friday to approve management's executive compensation plan, and also rejected a proposal that would have allowed holders to nominate directors to the Wall Street bank's board.

  • NEW YORK/ DETROIT, April 28- Toyota Motor Corp. said it will move its U.S. sales headquarters from southern California to suburban Dallas, delivering the latest blow to California in a fight for jobs with arch-rival Texas, whose Governor Rick Perry has been actively poaching businesses from the Golden State.

  • NEW YORK/ DETROIT, April 28- Toyota Motor Corp. said it will move its U.S. sales headquarters from southern California to suburban Dallas, delivering the latest blow to California in a fight for jobs with arch-rival Texas, whose Governor Rick Perry has been actively poaching businesses from the Golden State.

  • NEW YORK/ DETROIT, April 27- Toyota Motor Corp. is moving its U.S. sales headquarters from southern California to suburban Dallas, according to two people familiar with the company's plans. Toyota is not the first company to announce plans to leave California for Texas.