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Top News & Analysis Texas

  • The boom in new oil and natural gas flowing through U.S. pipelines is beginning to ripple through the wider American economy.

  • Texas Hoarding Gold in Its Own Fort Knox?

    Lawmakers in the Lone Star State are proposing the creation of a depository that would allow the state to store gold at its own facility. Will it work and could other states do the same? Jim Rickards, Tangent Capital, weighs in.

  • Baseball-sized hail was reported in northern Florida, along with possible tornadoes, while heavy snow in Colorado and Kansas delayed flights and shut down part of Interstate-70. A crash involving up to 50 vehicles closed part of Interstate-25 near Loveland, Colorado, north of Denver.

  • Men with Cabot Oil and Gas work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site on January 18, 2012 in South Montrose, Pennsylvania.

    NBC News and CNBC look at the implications US energy independence would have for the economy, other types of energy, foreign policy and the environment.

  • Cruise lines are rolling out huge discounts and extras to help potential passengers forget the disaster and illness that have plagued the industry lately. And for some -- it's working!

  • The buzz at the South by Southwest festival is all about the gadgets: computers controlled by the wave of a hand, cool new cameras and more.

  • A prototype quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in the Unmanned Systems Laboratory at the Naval Postgraduate School is tested on Septempter 30, 2011 in Monterey, California.

    As U.S. authorities grapple with how to regulate the use of unarmed drones in U.S. skies, a small network of police, first responders and experts is already flying unmanned aircraft.

  • Pipe is stacked at the southern site of the Keystone XL pipeline in Cushing, Oklahoma.

    The Keystone XL oil pipeline got a boost after the U.S. State Department said it would not likely change the rate at which Canada's oil sands are produced.

  • A customer looks over a Ford Fusion parked on the lot at a dealership in Colma, Calif.

    Median-income families in only one major U.S. city actually can afford to buy a new car, a new study finds.

  • Most homeowners use personal savings to pay for renovations, but borrowing makes sense when the updates will pay you back.

  • Houston's skyline.

    Metropolitan areas in Texas saw the fastest economic growth as the recovery took hold in 2011, according to federal data released Friday.

  • An Apple iPad 2 and iPhone 4S smartphone, left, and a Samsung Electronics Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer and Galaxy S III smartphone.

    Samsung starts gaining market share, hurting Apple Inc's margins and stock price and threatening its reign as the king of cool in consumer electronics.

  • A US Airways jet takes-off as an American Airlines Jet is prepped for takeoff at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, June 23, 2008.

    US Airways Group and AMR are nearing an $11 billion merger that would create the world's largest airline and could announce a deal within a week, people familiar with the matter said.

  • Smoke rises from a controlled burn May 19, 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico.

    A U.S. judge accepted an agreement by BP to plead guilty for its role in the Deepwater Horizon disaster and pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties for the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

  • Gunfire erupted on a Texas college Tuesday afternoon, wounding four people. One person was taken into custody and a second gunman was being sought, a U.S. official told The Associated Press.

  • Innovative programs across the US are finding some success in reengaging high school dropouts. They strive to target 'disconnected' youths – those not in school and not working, who are a costly burden for taxpayers, the CSM reports.

  • Gov. Bobby Jindal on '08

    Hopes for overhauling the federal tax system are fading in Washington, but in some state capitals, tax reform experiments- some far-reaching- are fast taking shape.

  • Why Texas Should Join OPEC

    If Texas were a member of OPEC, it would be the cartel's seventh biggest member. So, should the Lone Star State join OPEC? Andy Lipow, president of Lipow Oil Associates, weighs in.

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    The usual year-end tax tasks are complicated by the possibility over going over the "fiscal cliff."

  • Gov. Perry: 2016 Is a Long Time Away

    Gov. Rick Perry, (R-TX), shares his final thought on whether he is going to run in 2016. "I have a legislative session in front of me, and a state that is going to continue to lead the country," he says.