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Monday, October 14, 2019

House OKs measure to prevent possible end-of-month shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a short-term bill Thursday to prevent a federal shutdown when the budget year ends Sept. 30, and give lawmakers until the Thanksgiving break to negotiate and approve $1.4...

Big money urges governments to tackle climate change

A group of more than 500 major institutional investors called Thursday for governments to boost efforts to tackle climate change, warning that failure could have serious economic consequences. The banks, insurance companies and pension funds...

A divided Fed reduces rates but may not cut again this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate Wednesday for a second time this year but indicated that it may not cut rates any further this year. The Fed's move...

Another budget fight looms this month in Congress centering on border wall funding

As lawmakers in Washington prepare a budget for the next fiscal year, funding for the border wall is taking center stage — again.

Council Report: Economic Development Incentive Update

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE UPDATE At Tuesday's work session, the Fort Worth City Council received an informal report with an overview of the incentive compliance review process for economic development incentive agreements and results for Tax...

US Chamber official: China shouldn’t try to wait out Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump imposed tariffs to another $112 billion in Chinese imports Sept. 1 and plans to extend import taxes to everything China ships to the United States Dec. 15. The...

US hiring slow but steady amid trade war and global weakness

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a modest 130,000 jobs in August, a sign that hiring has slowed but remains durable in the face of global economic weakness and President Donald Trump's trade war...

Commentary: Economic impact of mass shootings

Economic impact of mass shootings The Perryman Groups uses its own econometric model and impact assessment system to measure a number of economic effects on the economy. Now it has turned its attention of the cost...

Three Fort Worth chambers sign memorandum for more partnerships

The Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber, the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber and the Fort Worth Chamber have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that creates a blueprint for the organizations to partner more intentionally...

Texas economist Perryman receives IEDC lifetime achievement award

Ray Perryman, founder and president of The Perryman Group, has been selected to receive the Chairman's Award for Lifetime Achievement in Economic Development from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The award is being given...