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"Unemployment is down to 6 percent. It had been as high as 8.5 percent, 9 percent. I attribute most of the reduction to Eagle Ford." — John LaRue, executive director of the Port of Corpus Christi.

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Say hello, Assad: See the Navy warships off the coast of Syria

The Navy has sent four warships — USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Gravely and USS Barry — armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea amid violence in Syria. Navy ships are capable of a variety of military actions, including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles as they did against Libya in 2011.