Uber finally arrives in Beaumont

Uber Technologies, a smartphone app that connects riders and drivers at the touch of a button, will launch in Beaumont on Thursday, February 4. To celebrate the launch, Uber will be offering free rides through Sunday, February 7. Mayor Becky Ames welcomed Uber to town as Rider Zero (photo attached).


Texas home sales, home prices reach all-time highs in 2015



Economist Ray Perryman comments on the Q4 Texas Quarterly Housing Report

Texas home sales and home prices reached all-time highs in 2015, capping off another strong year for Texas real estate, according to the 2015-Q4 Texas Quarterly Housing Report released Monday, Feb. 1 by the Texas Association of Realtors.

US economy set for moderate growth despite low oil prices, volatile stock market

Although there are some challenges ahead and potential risks, the US economy appears set for moderate growth over the next few years according to the latest forecast by economist Dr. Ray Perryman of the Perryman Group. Here is a look at recent performance and key trends affecting the outlook.

ExxonMobil earnings $16.2B in 2015

ExxonMobil Corporation announced Tuesday, Feb. 2, estimated 2015 earnings of $16.2 billion compared with $32.5 billion in 2014.

Higher downstream and chemical earnings were offset by sharply lower commodity prices in the upstream, a release by the company states.