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  • Growing a Skilled Workforce in Texas     Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 8:18 AM ET

    Gov. Rick Perry, (R-TX), explains how his state is building an educated workforce.

  • Going Over the Fiscal Cliff Best Option?     Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 7:41 AM ET

    Howard Dean, former Democratic National Committee chairman, explains why he believes going over the "cliff" is the best solution to solving the nation's debt crisis. Gov. Rick Perry, (R-TX), weighs in.

  • Gov. Rick Perry, (R-TX), discusses how the "Lone Star State" is growing jobs by keeping taxes low; making the regulatory climate fair and predictable; and implementing sweeping tort reform.

  • *Romney has said will declare China currency manipulator on ``day one''. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney would lack the legal power to label China a currency manipulator on his first day in office should he win Tuesday's election, offering him a way out of what experts say is the weakest claim on the issue for years.

  • *Romney has said will declare China currency manipulator on ``day one''. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney would lack the legal power to label China a currency manipulator on his first day in office should he win Tuesday's election, offering him a way out of what experts say is the weakest claim on the issue for years.

  • FACTBOX-The wealthy behind U.S. presidential race Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 9:48 PM ET

    Oct 26- Individual donors to U.S. presidential candidates can contribute up to $2,500 for the state-by-state party nominating contests and another $2,500 for the general election.

  • Chief: Texas' battered $3B cancer effort endures Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 3:55 PM ET

    AUSTIN, Texas-- An embattled $3 billion cancer-fighting fund in Texas will recover from a controversy that led two Nobel laureates and others to resign over allegations that politics trumped science in spending decisions, state officials told stakeholders Wednesday.

  • Miss. says no thanks to Medicaid expansion dollars Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 9:03 AM ET

    JACKSON, Miss.-- Mississippi has long been one of the sickest and poorest states in America, with some of the highest rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease and more than 1 in 7 residents without insurance. And so you might think Mississippi would jump at the prospect of billions of federal dollars to expand Medicaid.

  • Comptroller: Texas Rainy Day Fund climbs to $8.1B Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 2:55 PM ET

    AUSTIN, Texas-- As another budget-slashing session in the Texas Legislature potentially looms, aides to the state's chief accountant told lawmakers Wednesday that the Rainy Day Fund is about to be stocked with $8.1 billion and could climb higher next year.

  • Texas Comptroller: Rainy Day Fund climbs to $8.1B Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 12:40 AM ET

    AUSTIN, Texas-- The balance in Texas' Rainy Day Fund is climbing to $8.1 billion. A director from the Texas comptroller's office Wednesday told lawmakers the state's emergency savings account is expected to hit that number when nearly $2 billion in anticipated oil and gas tax collections is transferred into the fund next month.

  • Univ. of Texas joins online course program edX Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 1:21 PM ET

    AUSTIN, Texas-- University of Texas regents approved a plan Monday to offer courses to students around the world through an advanced online platform alongside Harvard, MIT and the University of California-Berkeley.

  • Romney shifts to center as his confidence grows Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 10:23 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is shifting sharply to the political center as he begins to deliver a closing argument aimed at a slice of moderate, undecided voters a month before Election Day.

  • Romney would end Obama immigration policy Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 8:38 AM ET

    DENVER-- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would end an Obama administration policy allowing some young illegal immigrants to stay in the country and work, though anyone already granted a reprieve from possible deportation wouldn't see that permission revoked.

  • Perry Pushes Energy Build Out in Texas     Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 10:23 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber outlines the highlights from his conversation with Gov. Rick Perry at the Barefoot Economic Summit about how a debate can impact a presidential campaign, and power shortages in Texas.

  • Romney won't revoke young illegal immigrant visas Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 9:36 AM ET

    DENVER-- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he would honor temporary work permits for young illegal immigrants who were allowed to stay in the U.S. because of an executive order signed this summer by President Barack Obama.

  • Are You Better Off Than You Were Four Years Ago? Thursday, 30 Aug 2012 | 12:20 PM ET

    The race between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee, is showing some similarities to the 1980 contest between President Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan.

  • The GOP Convention: What They're Doing Right and Wrong Thursday, 30 Aug 2012 | 10:42 AM ET

    At this point in the convention, you’d expect the delegates to be hoarse from screaming too much. That much is not surprising. But there have been a few unexpected moments and the press has missed a few things and overreacted at others.

  • Obama Health-Care Law a ‘Debacle’: Gov. Perry Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 1:32 PM ET

    The recently upheld health-care law is ‘a debacle’ that will cost U.S. states substantial amounts of money, Texas Gov. Rick Perry told CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”

  • Dueling Governors: Florida vs. Texas     Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    Gov. Rick Perry, (R-TX), discusses jobs creation in the Lone Star State and health care coverage, with Gov. Rick Scott, (R-FL).

  • Fracking Would Revive Texas' Energy-Patch Glory Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 9:37 AM ET

    Natural gas has often taken a backseat to crude oil in the Texas energy business, but the advent of fracking shale gas has given it star billing in the Lone Star State — and the nation.