Tag Archive: price

May 19

Vacation Costs: Keep a lid on it

Summer vacation is right around the corner. I’m not a big believer in pre-planning every single detail – sometimes the best vacation moments are spontaneous. But unless your rich uncle is paying for the trip, you’ll need to do a certain amount of preparation or your budget will fly out the window. You do have …

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Feb 16

Deadline looms

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminds Texas families to enroll their children in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund® and avoid future increases in tuition and required fees at Texas public colleges and universities. The current enrollment period for the state’s prepaid college tuition program ends February 28. The Texas Tuition Promise Fund allows participants to lock …

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Sep 20

Give airlines some legroom

Fasten your seat belts. The federal Department of Justice and officials in Texas have just made the nation’s skies a bit more turbulent. Along with attorneys general in five other states, they’re suing to block the merger of American Airlines and US Airways. They should drop their case. By opposing the merger, these legal eagles …

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May 09

Arts abound: Experience Downtown Longview differently with AlleyFest

AlleyFest 2013, a 3-day street festival, kicks off Friday, May 9 in Downtown Longview and runs through Sunday the 11th. Sponsored by One Hundred Acres of Heritage Main Street, this year’s 3-day street festival is bringing AlleyFest back to its roots featuring all Texas bands as part of MusicFest 2013. This year’s lineup includes Westbound …

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Apr 02

Blame for high oil prices is misplaced- even by conservatives

By Merrill Matthews There has been some media grumbling lately – including from some who are viewed as conservative leaning – about U.S. oil companies exporting oil. The complaint: The U.S. imports and refines lots of oil, so why isn’t that oil being sold to and used in the U.S. rather than to other countries? …

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Jan 30

Supermarket tricks that make us spend more

By Mary Hunt I’ve always thought of myself as pretty sharp when it comes to spotting supermarket trickery. I’m not even fazed by an end-cap display announcing, “Special.” I know their ways. They hope we’ll just assume that “special” means “super cheap sale.” But we’re so much smarter than that. Which is why I was …

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Jun 15

Pricery groceries

By Todd Staples, Texas Agriculture Commissioner It’s no secret rising food prices are hitting consumers hard in the pocketbook. The USDA has estimated that food prices will increase by 3 to 4 percent during 2011. In fact, a recent survey commissioned by the Food Research and Action Center and Tyson Foods found that one in …

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Feb 09

Obesity costs as big as Texas

Obesity costs Texas businesses $9.5 billion annually, and if the obesity rate and the cost of health care continue to increase as projected, the cost to businesses could reach $32.5 billion per year by 2030, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today. The price tag for obesity is almost triple an estimate Combs released in 2007. …

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