Entries for May 2008

Houston has large Hispanic sector
May 30, 2008
by Marene Gustin Daily Court Review Rice University Sociology Professor Stephen L. Klineberg has been tracking Houston’s social landscape since 1982. The author of the Houston Area Survey, (HAS) which tracks demographic patterns, life experiences, ...
Small business owner optimism at 5-year low
May 29, 2008
From Staff Reports Daily Court Review Small business owner optimism continues on a five-quarter decline, according to the recent Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index survey conducted in April. The index score dropped to 48, the lowest level repo...
Democrats drop ballot lawsuit
May 29, 2008
From Staff Reports Daily Court Review Six individual plaintiffs and the Texas Democratic Party yesterday agreed to drop a lawsuit that sought to prevent the Texas Attorney General from enforcing specific portions of the Election Code. After initi...
Stocks fluctuate after oil prices rebound
May 29, 2008
by Tim Paradis The Associated Press Stocks drifted in and out of positive territory Wednesday as a rebound in oil prices sapped an early rally brought by an upbeat durable goods orders report. Oil prices remained the focus on Wall Street after a w...
Rice price at new low
May 29, 2008
by Stevenson Jacobs The Associated Press Rice prices retreated further Wednesday, hitting a two-month low on expectations that easing export bans in Asia and a robust crop in Vietnam will boost supplies of the staple food consumed by half the world...