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Dallas Fed: Texas Weathered the Housing Crisis Well Because of Its Stringent Regulations

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas yesterday released the conclusions of a study by two of its economists into the secrets of Texas’ relative success in weathering the housing crisis that precipitated the Great Recession. They focused on something that isn’t normally associated with our state: strong government regulations. Specifically, Texas is the only state […]

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Gov. Rick Perry Will Be Missed

By Bloomberg Businessweek, anyway. The magazine praises Perry, who won’t seek re-election next year, for his business recruitment skills, helping to convince companies like Google, Apple, Toyota, GM, and others to set up operations in Texas. Perry admits he started out as a terrible pitchman. In 2001, Boeing (BA) announced it would move its Seattle headquarters and […]

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Applications for D Academy Are Due Monday

Last year, we started something really great at D. It’s called D Academy. It’s a leadership program for smart, passionate people who give a damn about Dallas. We meet once a month in various venues around the city. We bring in speakers who are pertinent to that day’s topic. And then we take all this […]

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Dallas Federal Reserve’s Fisher: We Still Need to Make Banks Less Important

Earlier this week, Richard Fisher, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, told Congress that the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act perpetuates the too-big-to-fail status of the country’s largest banks. Which is unfortunate because better securing our financial system against the sort of collapses we saw in 2008 was precisely what Dodd-Frank was intentioned to do. […]

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Federal Reserve Says Economy in Dallas District Strong, Rest of U.S. Sees Only Modest Gains

The Fed’s latest Beige Book business survey, which takes the pulse of economic activity across each of the nation’s Federal Reserve Districts, came out yesterday afternoon. It declared that that the U.S. economy as a whole has seen “modest to moderate” gains, except in one district. That outlier is the 11th District, home to the […]

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Dallas Federal Reserve’s Richard Fisher Says Fed Should Kick Its ‘Monetary Cocaine’ Habit

In a speech yesterday, Dallas Federal Reserve president Richard Fisher said the Fed’s done all it can do to spur job creation and that Congress has got to get its act together in dealing with deficits. Fisher has been critical of the Fed’s buying of bonds to bolster the economy. In considering what steps should […]

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Gordon Keith Goes Paycheck Peeking

The Ticket’s own Gordon Keith has an op-ed today in the Morning News (paywall) about the annual “What People Earn” issue of Parade and about our desire to know what our friends and neighbors and favorite quarterbacks make. Gordon leads his story with an anecdote involving me, Eric Celeste, and Adam McGill. Careful readers will […]

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Leading Off (3/11/13)

Police Need Help Cracking Murder Case Involving Senior: A 79-year-old woman in East Dallas was found slain in her home Saturday, and police are turning to the public for help. There were signs of forced entry, but no word on whether the residence where the woman was found was burglarized. And Bernie Tiede’s locked up, […]

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Arlington May See a Tax Hike Due to Sequester

Cluck says #sequester will mean $3 million hit to #Arlington budget. #Section8 among areas to suffer. — Alana Rocha (@viaAlana) February 28, 2013 Cluck told @chucktodd he hasn’t raised taxes in 5 years on those living in #Arlington, but considering doing so bc of #sequester cuts. — Alana Rocha (@viaAlana) February 28, 2013 Arlington Mayor […]

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Leading Off (2/25/13)

Sequester Cuts Would Burn in Texas: If automatic cuts to federal spending kick in Friday, Texas stands to lose millions in funding to military bases, ports, pre-school services, tuition assistance, teachers, environmental programs, law enforcement, and more according to state-by-state cut details released by the White House Sunday. Mayor’s Education Fix a Bore: The Dallas […]

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