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After Ike: A Former Astronaut Dives Into Houston's Disaster Response

The third in an occasional series.

Ike -- the Category 4 hurricane that devastated the Houston coastline in September 2008 -- was, at the time, one of the four most costly storms to hit North America. Homes, infrastructure and businesses in the region faced a chaotic recovery.

Ingredion to Senate EPW: Reauthorize MAP-21 with Long-Term Solution

Dave Gardner decided he could no longer afford to remain silent about the state of the nation’s infrastructure system – so he took his case to Capitol Hill.

Right-to-Work Moves Forward in Wisconsin as Opposition Fizzles

The State Senate passed a bill ending forced unionization. The bill is expected to pass the State Assembly and be signed by Gov. Scott Walker.

East Africa Trade Agreement Is Latest Big Step Forward

Thursday’s signing of the Cooperation Agreement between the United States and the East African Community (EAC) – a regional bloc comprised of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi – is a major relationship milestone.

Hydraulic Fracturing Ban Drives New York Towns to Consider Seceding

Even though secession by these towns is unlikely, it reminds us how valuable embracing America’s energy abundance can be.

Media Mocks President’s Keystone XL Veto Explanation

The administration’s “more study is needed” excuse is such a farce that reporters laughed at White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest when he used it.

Business Makes Its Case on the Hill: Renew Ex-Im Charter

The calls to renew the charter of the Export-Import Bank of the United States are being amplified this week to Congress – by nearly 1,000 small companies and suppliers who feel its impact firsthand.

Get Used to These Words – 'Your Transaction Has Been Declined'

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) updated its guidance and examination procedures used to assess banks’ consumer credit products, changes that will immediately affect consumers -- and not for the better.