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Harris County is Packers Country, too? One retailer's sales suggest so.
Business
Published in 19-1-2017
    517 Visits

According to online furniture retailer Wayfair.com, Harris County ranked fifth in the amount of Packers-themed gear ordered through that website between Sept. 8, 2016, and Jan. 15.

Reference: www.chron.com
Again independent, BJ Services updates management team
Business
Published in 19-1-2017
    878 Visits

Evelyn M. Angelle will serve as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Andrew F.J. Gould and James W. "Bill" Stewart have been appointed to the board of directors.

Reference: www.chron.com
Houston's unemployment rate rises with oil downturn
Economy
Published in 19-1-2017
    236 Visits
The unemployment rate in the Houston area rose in January to 4.8 percent, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday, as job losses in the oil and gas sector continued to take their economic toll. Education and health services, leisure and hospitality, and manufacturing all added to the workforce January, the commission said.
Reference: www.chron.com
Houston added jobs in February
Economy
Published in 19-1-2017
    385 Visits
The greater Houston area added 10,100 new jobs last month, with gains in industries related to construction, health care, retail and hospitality. Texas saw gains in health-care employment, service jobs, trade, transportation and utilities, while jobs in producing goods dropped.
Reference: www.chron.com
Seven Houston companies make Fortune Global 500 list
Economy
Published in 19-1-2017
    361 Visits

Seven Houston-based companies earned spots on the Fortune Global 500 ranking of the world's biggest companies by revenue, even as sales fell sharply for all but one. Fortune, which ranks the companies by revenue in 2015 or their latest fiscal year, noted lower sales were the norm on this year's list. A slowdown in China's economy and sustained low oil prices were factors in the ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
The unique -- often hidden -- perks offered by your credit card
Economy
Published in 19-1-2017
    660 Visits

"The credit card marketplace is so competitive that banks are trying to bend over backwards to keep their customers and attract new ones," said Matt Schultz, senior industry analyst at CreditCards.com.

Reference: www.chron.com
8 things that will be more expensive in August
Economy
Published in 19-1-2017
    327 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
Texas adds 23,600 jobs in July, while unemployment rate ticks up
Economy
Published in 19-1-2017
    274 Visits

Professional services fuel rise, while oil and gas continues to slide.

Reference: www.chron.com
Yellen’s early backers now hoping they were right
Economy
Published in 19-1-2017
    265 Visits

Yellen has begun the process of pulling back the Fed's unprecedented stimulus of the economy - drawing the concerns of liberal policy experts and economists worried it will upset a fragile recovery.

Reference: www.chron.com
U.S. consumer prices rise 0.2 percent in August
Economy
Published in 19-1-2017
    446 Visits

WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. consumer prices edged up 0.2 percent in August as a surge in medical care offset flat readings for food and energy. The Fed raised rates by a quarter-point last December but since then, officials have held off on further rate hikes, reflecting concerns about sluggish economic growth and periodic turbulence in financial markets. The rise in core inflation in August was le ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Business group forecasts modest job growth in 2017
Economy
Published in 19-1-2017
    234 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 19-1-2017
    645 Visits

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

Reference: www.chron.com
For Tom Herman, controlling message isn’t as simple as expected
Sports
Published in 19-1-2017
    195 Visits

AUSTIN – Within his first week at Texas, the most image-conscious coach in Longhorns history posted job openings for social media coordinators and a graphics designer.

Reference: www.chron.com
Rockets' James Harden happy to play 4 games in 5 nights
Sports
Published in 19-1-2017
    253 Visits

With the Rockets in the midst of their final stretch of four games in five nights before the NBA removes them from teams' schedules next season, the Rockets had no plans to rest players this week. Rockets guard James Harden said he would not have wanted it any other way.

Reference: www.chron.com
Rockets' Montrezl Harrell gets start vs. Bucks while Clint Capela continues to ease back into lineup
Sports
Published in 19-1-2017
    185 Visits

After one game back in the starting lineup, Rockets center Clint Capela came off the bench on Wednesday for the first time this season to ease him into that part of his comeback from a fractured fibula. Montrezl Harrell started against the Bucks.

Reference: www.chron.com


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