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Dallas-based investor buys Sugar Land office building
Business
Published in 22-10-2017
    113 Visits

Dallas-based Velocis has acquired Two Sugar Creek, a six-story office building in Sugar Land. The 143,410-square-foot building, completed in 1999, is 84.7 percent leased. The new owners plans upgrades to the common areas and vacant tenant suites.

Reference: www.chron.com
Inside Houston's first 'micro condos'
Business
Published in 22-10-2017
    910 Visits

Inside the first new "micro units" to be built in Houston.

Reference: www.chron.com
Small-business resources
Business
Published in 22-10-2017
    11 Visits
Tuesday Small Business Marketing: 9 a.m.-noon, UH Bauer College SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200. Cost: $25. Information: www.sbdc.uh.edu. Social Media Primer for Small Business: 9 a.m.-noon, UH Bauer College SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200. Cost: $39. Information: www.sbdc.uh.edu. Wednesday Capital Connections - Where to Find the Money You Need for Your Business: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., UH Bauer College S ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Business calendar
Business
Published in 22-10-2017
    62 Visits
Tuesday Transportation Club of Houston: Meeting. 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m., H.E.S.S. Club, 5430 Westheimer. Information: info@transclubhou.org or 713-510-3445. Wednesday Services Cooperative Association: Houston CrossRoads Business Building Breakfast. 7:15- 8:30 a.m., Corner Bakery Cafe, 9311-H Katy Freeway. Speaker: Richard Harris. Topic: The benefits of security. Cost: $25-$35. Information: 713-932-749 ...>>
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Real estate in brief: Welty Construction opens office near Galleria
Business
Published in 22-10-2017
    333 Visits
Värde Partners, a global alternative investment firm, has opened a 3,464-square-foot office at 609 Main to strengthen its investment capabilities in the energy sector. The new Houston office will be led by Markus Specks, Värde Partners managing director and leader of the firm's energy business. Welty Construction has opened a Houston office at 3050 Post Oak Blvd. The company, part of Ohio-b ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Texas adds 21,000 jobs in November; unemployment slips to 4.6 percent
Economy
Published in 22-10-2017
    24 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 22-10-2017
    866 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 22-10-2017
    952 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 22-10-2017
    357 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 22-10-2017
    955 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 22-10-2017
    949 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 22-10-2017
    398 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 22-10-2017
    375 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 ...>>
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8 things that will be more expensive in August
Economy
Published in 22-10-2017
    347 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
Minorities, Americans without college degrees showed greatest gains in wealth
Economy
Published in 22-10-2017
    384 Visits

WASHINGTON - Americans who were left behind as the country pulled out of the Great Recession - African-Americans, Hispanics and people without college degrees - saw large gains in net worth in the last three years, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday. But the improvements did not make up for deepening economic inequality: The share of America's income held by the top 1 percent of households ...>>

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