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Lydia DePillis

Houston, TX
Economics Reporter — Houston Chronicle

Economics reporter at the @HoustonChron. Ex-@washingtonpost, @TNR, @WCP. Texan in progress. Email:

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Oil companies are coming around to a carbon tax. Their politicians aren't. — Photo: Martin Meissner, STR Comprehensive tax reform is not on the list of things legislators expect to accomplish as they head back to Washington today for a final month of session before breaking again to campaign in October.

Weak economy, widespread discrimination make it bad time to be on wrong side of 50 — Scores of applications later, with few callbacks and no offers, Kleber is close to admitting defeat - and admitting that age discrimination might be one of the biggest challenges his generation has faced.

Wages finally grow, but not for everyone — The financial planning business he founded in 2002, STA Wealth Management, is fed by a burgeoning stock market and has expanded at a healthy clip. Headquartered in an upscale shopping center in the Energy Corridor, his analysts and planners get cost-of-living raises, merit increases and bonuses as Smith tries to lure talent in an industry where wages, adjusted for inflation, have risen 22 percent in the past decade.

It would actually be really really difficult to deport 11 million people — Photo: CAITLIN O'HARA, NYT Let's set aside, for a minute, the question of what would happen to the economy if Republican Donald Trump were elected and carried out his on-again, off-again plan to deport all immigrants living in American illegally. Is doing that even possible? Business reporter, Houston Chronicle

Analysis: Trump's immigration proposals could be a nightmare for Texas — On Wednesday evening, fresh off a conciliatory meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump took his theory that immigrants are the major source of America's ills to a new extreme.

What would happen if the U.S. got rid of its fossil fuel tax breaks? — Photo: Charlie Riedel, Associated Press If you've thought much at all about the economics behind fossil fuel production, you've probably heard that it's not exactly a level playing field. Oil and gas companies get significant subsidies, without which the price of gasoline would be significantly higher. Right?

Age against the machine — By and large, Dale Kleber had a pretty straightforward trip up the economic ladder. He went to law school and worked his way up to general counsel of a major food distributor in Chicago and then chief executive of a dairy trade organization.

Payday lenders retreat locally as new restrictions put heat on industry — Anyone in need of a quick buck - and willing to pay exorbitant interest rates - could choose between Cash America, Loan Star Title Loans, TitleMax, EZ Money Loan Services, Ace Cash Express, two First Cash Advance outlets and several independent operators.

Payday lenders retreat in the face of new restrictions — Photo: Melissa Phillip, Staff Two years ago, on a 2½-mile stretch of Westheimer between Gessner and Voss, strip malls lining the roadway had no fewer than 11 storefronts hawking payday and auto title loans.
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Sep 23, 2016

.@dallasfed president Kaplan: "With other states I’m nervous abut population declines, but this state is going to be one of the winners."

Sep 23, 2016

As if they weren't completely part of whatever it is they're pretending to disdain in Washington.

Sep 23, 2016

Funny how all DC people coming to talk to Texas audiences start with how glad they are to be out of DC, with real people doing real things.

Sep 23, 2016

.@TXOGA speaker on #DAPL: "Politicization of infrastructure is a very serious thing. They’ve figured out that’s the way to strangle it."

Sep 22, 2016

@frl713 pretty sure some Dems would take a simple carbon tax, but with the GOP in control, Obama's only avenue is through EPA...

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