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 Bob Daemmrich

Elon Musk: The TT Interview

The CEO of Tesla Motors on his efforts to sell cars directly to Texans, the state's business-friendly reputation and SpaceX's plans to build an orbital launch facility near Brownsville.

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 Illustration by Todd Wiseman

Payday Lending Bill in Trouble

Though a payday lender group says the industry supports some regulation, consumer advocates worry that a measure intended to protect low-income Texans from predatory loans has been so watered down that it would allow unfair practices to continue.

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 Alison Blackman / Todd Wiseman / Bob Daemmrich

"Independent" Analysis of Flat Tax Questionable

Rick Perry's presidential campaign is touting a positive "independent" analysis of its flat tax plan. But interviews, company literature and a visit to the office of the firm hired to review it indicate the research falls short of a rigorous economic analysis.

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