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PHOTOS: Recruiting firm opens office in former nightclub
Business
Published in 15-8-2017
    649 Visits

Energy-sector recruiting firm Spencer Ogden on Friday unveiled another of its quirky office spaces at a former downtown Houston nightclub.

Reference: www.chron.com
Group 1 acquires Fort Worth dealership
Business
Published in 15-8-2017
    147 Visits

Group 1 Automotive has acquired an Audi dealership in Fort Worth as it works to grow its luxury brand sales nationwide.

Reference: www.chron.com
Local wristband/lanyard maker plead guilty on price fixing charge
Business
Published in 15-8-2017
    231 Visits

A Sugar Land company that calls itself the largest U.S. seller of promotional wristbands and lanyards along with its top executive agreed to plead guilty to conspiring to fix prices for customized products by using social media platforms and encrypted messaging applications.

Reference: www.chron.com
Business group forecasts modest job growth in 2017
Economy
Published in 15-8-2017
    866 Visits

The outlook has improved a lot, but the recovery won't come fast.

Reference: www.chron.com
Texas adds 21,000 jobs in November; unemployment slips to 4.6 percent
Economy
Published in 15-8-2017
    259 Visits

Texas added nearly 21,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.

Reference: www.chron.com
A problem with Trump’s plan to boost Wall Street: Banks more profitable than ever
Economy
Published in 15-8-2017
    1 Visits

The banking industry has cheered President Donald Trump's promise to roll back regulations put in place after the financial crisis to rein in Wall Street. But the industry's record-setting profits complicate the arguments for rolling back those rules, which banking analysts have said could boost their profits even more.

Reference: www.chron.com
Pesticide maker Dow tries to kill risk study
Economy
Published in 15-8-2017
    709 Visits

Over the past four years, federal scientists have compiled an official record running more than 10,000 pages indicating the three pesticides under review - chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion - pose a risk to nearly every endangered species they studied. Regulators at the three federal agencies, which share responsibilities for enforcing the Endangered Species Act, are close to issuing findin ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Discount trend could destabilize some small private colleges if it continues
Economy
Published in 15-8-2017
    161 Visits

Tuition has risen faster than inflation at a time when wages have remained relatively flat. Families are sensitive to price increases in this uneven economic recovery, and schools have responded in kind by providing more aid.

Reference: www.chron.com
Experts says Uber must make changes at top to fix culture woes
Economy
Published in 15-8-2017
    641 Visits

Experts interviewed by the Associated Press say CEO Travis Kalanick should step aside or at minimum change his behavior for the company to make progress. Last week, based on a report from a law firm that investigated employee harassment, bullying and retaliation complaints, Uber fired 20 people and sent another 31 into counseling. Uber Technologies has been rocked by accusations that it has f ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
McDonald's uses Snapchat to hire millennials and younger employees
Economy
Published in 15-8-2017
    385 Visits

The fast-food company is teaming up with Snapchat to recruit younger employees this summer.

Reference: www.chron.com
Oil and gas, manufacturing continue turnaround in May, jobs report says
Economy
Published in 15-8-2017
    778 Visits

Texas posted another month of strong job growth in May, led by oil and gas jobs that are rushing back as producers send rigs back to work.

Reference: www.chron.com
Construction woes reflected in latest jobs report
Economy
Published in 15-8-2017
    252 Visits
"Everything I've seen would seem to indicate that we should be up," Russell Hamley, president of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston, said in response to a jobs report showing the region has shed 2,300 construction jobs between May and June. Jeff Nielsen, executive vice president of the Houston Contractors Association, said civil construction like roads and utilities h ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
8 things that will be more expensive in August
Economy
Published in 15-8-2017
    487 Visits

As the summer season starts to wind down, you'll find plenty of discounts from retailers that are trying to clear their shelves. But that doesn't mean you're going to score a great deal on everything you see.

Reference: www.chron.com
Astros’ Carlos Correa progressing in rehab
Sports
Published in 15-8-2017
    39 Visits

Correa also fielded about 60 groundballs and ran the bases early in the afternoon. The Astros' All-Star shortstop, who Wednesday will hit the four-week mark since his operation, still feels he's ahead of schedule in his rehab. The original timetable the Astros set for his return was six to eight weeks.

Reference: www.chron.com
CEO of Gulf States Toyota interested in purchasing Rockets
Sports
Published in 15-8-2017
    599 Visits

Dan Friedkin, the owner and CEO of Gulf States Toyota, said in a statement released to Fox 26 that he has "expressed interest in exploring the purchase" of the Rockets.

Reference: www.chron.com


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