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Federal Funds Coming To Rio Grande Valley Citrus Growers

Some badly needed dollars are coming to Rio Grande Citrus growers from the federal government. U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar says Congress recently approved the appropriation of more than one-hundred-20-million dollars of federal funding for the citrus industry, some of which will be coming to south Texas. The Laredo Democrat says some of the funds are […]


Weekly Jobless Total Falls To 232,000

America’s jobless total is down slightly. Today’s report from the Labor Department shows 232-thousand people filed first-time claims for unemployment benefits last week. That’s a thousand fewer than the week before and basically in line with what analysts were expecting. The biggest increases in claims were in New Jersey, Texas, New York, Arizona, and California. […]


Bureaucrat Set To Replace Raul Castro As Cuba’s President

(AP) – A 57-year-old bureaucrat will take Raul Castro’s place as the president of Cuba on Thursday as a government led by a single family for six decades tries to ensure the long-term survival of one of the world’s last communist states. Members of the National Assembly voted Wednesday on Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez’s nomination […]