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Dr. Dale Funderburk, Texas A&M-Commerce economics professor, says with so many concerning stories in the news, one worrisome situation that's not getting the attention it deserves is the national debt.

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Dr. Dale Funderburk, Texas A&M-Commerce economics professor, discusses news that the Texas Legislature will have close to $9 billion more in funding over the next two years thanks to the booming Texas economy.  But the state comptroller says there are "IOUs" against that revenue that must be met before new spending can be approved.

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Texas A&M-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk reflects on a report that Texas has fallen from first among the states in economic freedom to third, behind no. 1 Florida and no.

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Dr. Dale Funderburk, Texas A&M-Commerce economics professor, says Texas is the top exporting state in the U.S., and so has a lot to lose from the tariffs threatened or imposed by President Trump.  Texas produces 83 percent of the crude oil exported from the U.S. and 97 percent of the propane sold to China comes from Texas.

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Texas A&M-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk comments on predictions by long-time Texas economist Dr. Ray Perryman that Texarkana will see an annual job rate growth of 1.54 percent over the next five years.  And Dr. Perryman predicts an annual economic growth rate of 4.5 percent in the Tyler area over the same period.

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Texas A&M-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk says the tariffs on steel and alumninum proposed by President Trump would be bad for the Texas economy, particularly the oil and gas business.  Dr. Funderburk says if it's a national security concern to boost the steel industry, then it would be better to subsidize it rather than impose tariffs.

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Texas A&M-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk reflects on an article from the Dallas branch of the Federal Reserve showing a strong Texas economy, that was fourth in U.S.

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Texas A&M-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk says, amidst the recent volatility of the stock market, few people have noticed that the Federal Reserve Board is functioning with only three of the usual complement of seven members.  And Dr. Funderburk points out that the chairman of the Fed, Jerome Powell, is brand new, and another member has only been on the board for three months.  This at a time when the Fed will make some crucial decisions concerning interest rates, which are likely to have an effect on the markets.

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Texas A&M-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk reflects on a recent report that Dallas-Fort Worth has the no.

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Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk discusses the efforts by the state of Texas and cities within the state to attract the second headquarters of Amazon, referred to as Amazon HQ2.  Dallas-Fort Worth is considered a major contender.  Amazon HQ2 would bring 50,000 jobs to Texas, averaging salaries of $100,000 per year.

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Dr. Dale Funderburk, Texas A&M-Commerce economics professor, and his wife took a long drive out west this summer and he noticed the proliferation of wind farms, especially in the Texas Panhandle.  More than 40 wind power projects are now operating in Texas, generating 12% of the state's electrical power and 24,000 jobs.

Texas A&M Energy Institute

Texas A&M-Commerce economics professor and the interim dean of the College of Business, Dr. Dale Funderburk, discusses legendary investor Warren Buffett's decision to buy the Texas energy company Oncor, and Buffet's other major investments in Texas. "When we invest in Texas, we invest big," Buffett said.  Also, we discuss the booming oil-export market in Texas, now that U.S.

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On today's Blacklands Cafe, outtakes with three of our regulars, Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor, discussing the somewhat mixed reaction to the entry of the U.S. into World War I, 100 years ago; Texas A&M-Commerce economics professor and interim dean of business Dr. Dale Funderburk, commenting on the importance of transportation to the ranking of Texas as the no.1 state for business by CEO magazine; and A&M-Commerce associate professor of counseling Dr.

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Texas A&M-Commerce economics professor and the interim dean of the College of Business Dr. Dale Funderburk considers a recent survey of CEO Magazine readers that ranks Texas as the no.

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Dr. Dale Funderburk, Texas A&M-Commerce economics professor and interim dean of the College of Business, says it's easy to be confused by conflicting views of the economy, often offered by renowned economists themselves.  But Dr. Funderburk says there are some basic ways of analyzing the economy that will help you to make your own judgment of how things stand.

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Dr. Dale Funderburk, Texas A&M-Commerce economics professor and interim dean of the College of Business, says the import tax now being considered in the Trump administration and in Congress would hit retailers like Wal-Mart hard, because so many of their goods are imported.

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Texas A&M-Commerce economics professor and interim dean of the College of Business Dr.

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Dr. Dale Funderburk, Texas A&M University-Commerce interim dean of the College of Business and economics professor, says the likely Federal Reserve interest rate hike December 14 will probably be the first of several in the coming new year.  Dr. Funderburk says the effect on average people will not be immediate, but will eventually be felt in mortgage rates and for other loans.  But he says the effect will be helpful for people with low-risk investments, such as certificates of deposit.

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Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor and interim dean of the College of Business, Dr.

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Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk reflects on a recent Dallas Morning News article reporting that, because of the downtown in the oil industry, it looks increasingly likely that the state legislature will enact budget cuts when it meets in January 2017. 

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Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk reflects on a recent article by Texas economist Dr. Ray Perryman, in which Perryman says, while the Texas economy has held up well despite the slump in the oil industry, the state must provide for its rapid population growth.  Dr.

Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk says the decision of voters in Great Britain to leave the European Union, or Brexit, will have a significant effect on the Texas economy.   Dr.

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Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk comments on an article reporting that Speaker of the House Joe Straus has sent a letter to members of the state legislature telling them to prepare for a leaner budget in the 2017-18 biennium because of the downtown in oil prices.  State Comptroller Glen Hegar is somewhat more optimistic, pointing out how well Texas has weathered the downturn to date.  In another article, economist Dr.

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The announcement of a new industry for Commerce, the KLZ Stone Group, will be a great economic boost to the area, Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk says.  The company will build a 57,000-square foot facility in the city's industrial park on State Hwy. 11 east of town, and will eventually employ about 50 people.

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Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk reflects on recent reports showing the Texas economy continues to do well, with relatively low unemployment, but concerns exist on the quality of many jobs, with over 60,000 high-paying oil-sector jobs lost in the past year.  And Dr.