What events defined the Texas economy in 2017?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 29, 2017

2017 was a very eventful year for the Texas economy, beginning with a rebound in the oil patch and the fallout from a storm named Harvey.

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What did the November jobs report reveal about the economy?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 28, 2017

The November jobs report from the Texas Workforce Commission showed another strong performance with more than 54,000 jobs added and a record low 3.8% unemployment rate.

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What is contributing to the current trend in Texas population growth?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 27, 2017

Dr. Perryman says the Census Bureau is out with its most recent July to July population estimates, and it found Texas continuing to grow.

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What does the passage of another short‑term spending bill indicate about Congress?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 26, 2017

Congress passed another short-term spending bill that will carry the government through mid-January, but Dr. Perryman says these continuing resolutions are no way to run a government.

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What does the Dallas Fed's Beige Book indicate about the Texas economy?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 14, 2017

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is out with its latest snapshot of the Texas economy, and Dr. Perryman says the "Beige Book" looks at the impact of Hurricane Harvey.

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How has Cyber Monday impacted the way consumers shop?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on November 27, 2017

Since 2005, the Monday after Thanksgiving has been branded Cyber Monday. Dr. Perryman says it has changed the way we shop.

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What factors make the Justice Department decision to sue to stop the AT&T acquisition of Time Warner questionable?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on November 21, 2017

The Justice Department intends to sue to block Texas-based AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner, a move that has Dr. Perryman scratching his head.

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How do the changing demographics in Texas impact education?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on November 20, 2017

One of the big problems continuing to dog Texas is education. Dr. Perryman says that at the top of the list is the state's rapidly changing demographics.

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Should we worry about artificial intelligence taking our jobs?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on November 15, 2017

Did you hear the Google China executive who said artificial intelligence could one day displace half the jobs in the world? Dr. Perryman says don't freak out.

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What do the top two jobs in the Labor Department's job growth report tell us?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on November 13, 2017

Dr. Perryman says the Labor Department's latest update on job growth shows the top two jobs are in wind and solar energy.

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