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On the record: outgoing D/FW Airport chief cites international growth as key to future

Jeff Fegan, chief executive officer of Dallas/Fort Worth International> Airport, is retiring after 19 years of leading what has become the> world?s fourth-busiest airport. He reflects on the facility?s evolution> and its impact as a driver of regional economic activity.
Southwest Economy , Issue Q3 , Pages 8-9

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Texas economy feels national pinch

Helped somewhat by a weak dollar and strong exports, Texas has shed manufacturing jobs at a 1.4 percent rate so far this year, a much slower pace than the nation?s 3.4 percent decline.
Southwest Economy , Issue Jul , Pages 10-13, 16

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Texas dodges worst of foreclosure woes

The housing bust leaves in its wake elevated foreclosure levels in Texas and the U.S. Like other consequences of the bust, including declines in construction and existing-home sales, foreclosures have been less severe in Texas. While the nation's foreclosure rate has grown nearly sixfold over the last four years, Texas' has climbed only marginally. ; Housing markets in Texas and the U.S. have shown signs of stabilizing in recent months. Home sales and construction starts are beginning to tick up, thanks in large part to low mortgage rates and the first-time homebuyer tax credit. Despite the ...
Southwest Economy , Issue Q4 , Pages 11-14, 16

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A common currency for the Americas?

Southwest Economy , Issue Jul , Pages 1, 7-10

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Mexican GDP falls but no one notices

Southwest Economy , Issue Sep , Pages 15-16

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Social Security and Medicare: no free lunch

Southwest Economy , Issue Jan , Pages 1, 8-12

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Noteworthy: Fortune 500: Texas ties California for national lead

According to the 2010 Fortune 500, released in April, Texas hosts the headquarters of 57 of the nation's 500 largest companies, ranked by gross revenues. Texas secured its place as a Fortune 500 leader through its position as focal point of the domestic energy industry, its relatively strong economic growth over the past decade, and its relatively low tax rates and living costs.
Southwest Economy , Issue Q2 , Pages 15

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U.S. natural gas prices heat up

Southwest Economy , Issue Sep , Pages 1, 9-12

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Spotlight: upper East Texas in slump, region holds up better than U.S.

As the U.S. and Texas slipped into recession last year, a balanced economy lessened the impact on upper East Texas. In March, the region's year-over-year nonfarm employment was down 0.4 percent, compared with the state's decline of 0.8 percent and the nation's 3.5 percent. Unemployment rates in the region's principal metros are near or below the state's 6.7 percent average.
Southwest Economy , Issue Q2 , Pages 7

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Spotlight: Rising Education Helps Explain Hispanic Household Income Growth in Texas

Hispanic household income has grown considerably in real (inflation-adjusted) terms in Texas and the U.S. during recent years.
Southwest Economy , Issue Q4 , Pages 18-18




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