“BAT would cost the average family up to $1,700 in the first year”

As chairman of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, Houston-area Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady is leading efforts in Congress to make our nation’s outdated and overly complex tax code competitive in the global economy. Brady’s “Better Way” tax reform plan lives up to its name in many ways. It would eliminate most special-interest […]


Texas retailers, service sector optimistic for 2017 but uncertainty abounds

TEXAS SERVICE SECTOR AND RETAIL EXECUTIVES POSTED RECORD LEVELS OF CONFIDENCE IN THEIR COMPANIES’ OUTLOOK, CITING THE END OF THE U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AND THE STATE’S IMPROVING OIL AND GAS SECTOR. The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ future general business activity index for the state’s service sector hit an all-time high of 39.8, indicating optimism […]


U.S. holiday shopping season kicks off with Gray Thursday

U.S. retailers are bracing for what’s expected to be the most robust kickoff to the holiday shopping season since the 2008 financial crisis — though shoppers will likely do most of their shopping online and some retailers won’t be open on Thanksgiving. Shoppers could spend more than $8.4 billion on electronics, clothes, toys and gifts […]