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Comicpalooza returns to the George R. Brown Convention Center next weekend. This year’s guests include Sir Patrick Stewart of Star Trek: The Next Generation and the X-Men films and Avery Brooks of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Comicpalooza chairman John Simons joins Andrew Schneider on this week’s installment of the Bauer Business Focus.
Millions of students rely on loans and grants for their studies. But with universities strapped for cash, fewer schools are able to admit students regardless of their financial need. Host Michel Martin asks the President of Iowa's Grinnell College, Dr. Raynard Kington, why his school considered putting a halt to need-blind admissions.
Strong new-vehicle sales lead industry analysts to revise their forecasts for North American production levels in 2013, with J.D. Power & Associates and LMC Automotive predicting 16 million units will be produced — a mark not hit since 2002.
There was more of a decline than economists expected, but the weekly pace hasn't really changed much since late 2011.
On Wednesday, Lois Lerner, the IRS official overseeing the tax-exempt organizations office, refused to testify during a hearing on Capitol Hill, and was attacked by some Republicans on the House committee. Her brief appearance was the beginning of a five-hour session marked by angry outbursts and allegations of political motives.
The Office of Attorney General Greg Abbot announced Texas has joined 32 other states to settle a case against Penguin Group over price fixing in the electronic book market.
The value of building contracts for Greater Houston over the twelve months ending in April were up slightly compared to the previous twelve months.
The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed slashing the sulfur content of gasoline by 2017. Refiners say the rule would cost billions of dollars to implement.
Houston home sales continued climbing in April, sending home prices to all-time highs.
U.S. gasoline prices have fallen roughly thirty cents a gallon since February. But few consumers are pumping their savings back into the economy.
As Memorial Day 2013 approaches, the job market for post-9/11 veterans is showing unusual strength. But unemployment remains stubbornly high for the youngest veterans.