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  • Texas lawmakers tour Sriracha plant in bid for relocation

    A delegation of Texas lawmakers and officials toured the Sriracha hot sauce plant in Irwindale on Monday in another attempt to lure the beleaguered business from California. Texas state Rep. Jason Villalba, state Sen. Carlos Uresti, state Rep. Hubert Vo...
  • Texas execution halted, new appeal granted in unanimous court ruling

    Hours before Texas could carry out the nation's first execution since Oklahoma officials botched a lethal injection last month,  the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a dramatic unanimous ruling Tuesday that halted Robert Campbell's execution and...
  • How not to pick a hero: The Cliven Bundy story

     How not to pick a hero: The Cliven Bundy story
    Every few months, some ordinary person arises from the undifferentiated swarm of Americans and is turned into the poster boy or the poster girl of some political battle du jour. This time it's been Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher who's a scofflaw and...
  • First Toyota, next Sriracha? Texans wooing California hot sauce plant

    Texas lawmakers are making a play to steal California's most famous hot sauce maker, the embattled Sriracha plant in Irwindale. Later, this month, Sriracha will host a Lone Star state delegation, eager to poach the popular sauce and its 200 jobs....
  • Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson leads charge against online gambling

    Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson leads charge against online gambling
    Suddenly, the curtain of privacy dropped away, and there was billionaire Sheldon Adelson, one of the planet's most reclusive business magnates, taking a decidedly public stand on an issue he calls close to his heart: Internet gaming. He calls it...
  • Jobs for all, not just ex-convicts [Letter]

    Jobs for all, not just ex-convicts [Letter]
    Oh, how I love the campaign season. The three Democratic candidates for governor want to emphasize literacy and job training for "ex-offenders" so they can re-enter their community ("Candidates for Maryland governor seek votes by helping ex-convicts," May...
  • Was Toyota driven out of California? Not so fast

    Was Toyota driven out of California? Not so fast
    Toyota's plan to close its Torrance headquarters and ship 3,000 jobs to a Dallas suburb has triggered a new round of hand-wringing among those who see business-friendly Texas gaining at the expense of regulation-choked California. In Austin, Texas Gov....
  • Brown attributes Toyota's Texas move to the dynamism of capitalism

    Brown attributes Toyota's Texas move to the dynamism of capitalism
    In his first public remarks on the shift of 3,000 Toyota Motor Corp. jobs from California to Texas, Gov. Jerry Brown chalked up the loss on Friday to “the creative destruction of capitalism.” “I put the emphasis on creative,”...
  • What principles rule the GOP?

    For years, Republicans benefited from economic growth. So did pretty much everyone else, of course. But I have something specific in mind. Politically, when the economy is booming — or merely improving at a satisfactory clip — the...
  • Is Jeb Bush too old school for the new GOP?

    Is Jeb Bush's moment over? Not in his mind. The former governor of Florida says he's considering a campaign to become his family's third president, even though he dreads "getting back into the vortex of the mud fight." But as enticing as it is for the...
  • Bernanke to write book about Fed's handling of Great Recession

    Bernanke to write book about Fed's handling of Great Recession
    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke first gained prominence writing about the Great Depression. Now he plans a memoir to defend how he and other officials battled the biggest crisis and economic downturn since then. “I'd like to be...