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New study swears it's good to be a freelancer in Houston: Self-employment income 5th highest in nation

By Jennifer Chininis

According to a new study, Houston is among the best places in the country for independent contractors. Financial site NerdWallet crunched the numbers and determined that Houston is the 12 ...

Real Estate Rumblings

Houston's real estate bull run hits a big snag: Record home sales to drop right along with those oil prices

By Ralph Bivins

Houston home sales surged in November toward a record-setting year, but the Houston Association of Realtors warns that falling oil prices will bring a slowdown in 2015. The Houston Association ...

Homestate Glory

Be afraid Silicon Valley, be very afraid: Texas roars to No. 1 in new tech job rankings

By Ryan Lakich

The Lone Star State is making a case for being the next hub for tech jobs. Texas is adding tech jobs faster than any other state, according to The website, which lists job openings in ...

Happy Town

Houston ranked one of the happiest cities in America, but it can't beat a strange choice for No. 1

By Elizabeth Rhodes

In spite of how you may feel during your daily commute, Houston has been named the sixth happiest metropolitan area in the nation according to a new study released by the U.S. National Bureau of Ec ...

Where the Jobs Are

Houston is the land of opportunity for science, technology and math nerds

By Claire St. Amant

Math and science nerds may not have been the most popular in high school, but their passions are paying off. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual mean wage for a scienc ...

Homestate Glory

Where the jobs are: Texas unemployment rate drops to new low as Rick Perry crows at an Obama blow

By Claire St. Amant

For the sixth straight month, Texas unemployment rates are declining. According to the latest figures from the Texas Workforce Commission, Texas' unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent in Januar ...

Real Estate Rumblings

Houston's the Super Bowl of apartment markets: Developers build for sky-high rents

By Ralph Bivins

ZOM Texas, a Dallas-based apartment developer, is diving into Houston’s Tanglewood area with a 431-unit apartment project. The apartment project, called The Hudson, will be built on a 5.3 ...

Homestate Glory

Houston drops on best performing cities list, but future looks bright with more jobs

By Jonathan Rienstra

In a new study examining the best performing cities in the United States — those booming metros where jobs are being created and sustained — Texas has once again flexed its muscle. Thre ...

Comedy Confrontation

Daily Show's Lewis Black messes with Texas Gov. Perry and gets the last laugh

By Claire St. Amant

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is a busy fellow. When he isn't making headlines for supporting the most restrictive abortion bill in the country, he's filming television and radio ads to steal jobs ...

Huge Honor for Houston

Houston called America's No. 1 job creator and a juggernaut by national magazine

By Whitney Radley

We've heard the stories again and again about how Texas has dodged the recession and beat out other major cities in terms of job gains. But why did Houston in particular fare so well in one of ...

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