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Family Christian closes all 240 stores, including 3 in Houston area
Business
Published in 25-2-2017
    709 Visits

Family Christian is shutting down all 240 of its stores across the country, including three in the Houston area.

Reference: www.chron.com
Doubts grow over stock market's Trump-inspired surge
Business
Published in 25-2-2017
    785 Visits

U.S. stocks have screamed to records since Election Day because investors are expecting Donald Trump's White House to cut taxes for business, make regulations easier for them and goose more growth out of the economy. Some of that caution became apparent Friday, with U.S. indexes falling modestly to end the Dow Jones industrial average's 10-day winning streak. Besides the high price ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
U.S. new-home sales rise in sign of housing market health
Business
Published in 25-2-2017
    35 Visits

WASHINGTON Americans bought more new homes in January after a steep fall-off the previous month, a sign the housing market is healthy despite higher mortgage rates. Low mortgage rates and a steady job market have helped the housing market recover from its bubble and bust cycle a decade ago. A limited supply of homes available has helped push up prices, but there are signs that in the new hom ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
An easy way to help the workforce of the future
Business
Published in 25-2-2017
    210 Visits

"We need to be continually building our talent pipeline, and if we fundamentally believe that the people of this region are our most important asset, then we should spend the time to make sure they are developed effectively," said Peter Beard, the partnership's senior vice president of workforce development. The program has recruited 40 community groups to train the interns on how to beha ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Marijuana industry angered by White House reversal
Business
Published in 25-2-2017
    559 Visits

The cannabis industry was rattled Thursday after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said he expects the Department of Justice to increase enforcement of federal laws prohibiting recreational pot, even in states where it's already legal.

Reference: www.chron.com
Humble Surgical Hospital files for bankruptcy
Business
Published in 25-2-2017
    58 Visits

Humble Surgical Hospital filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Friday morning, three weeks after U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes entered a multi-million judgment against the specialty, five-bed hospital. Aetna sued Humble Surgical Hospital in 2012, contending that the surgical center in Humble charged the giant health insurance company for procedures up to 10 times more than typical marke ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Houston sign spinners to show off their top "tricks" in Vegas
Business
Published in 25-2-2017
    183 Visits

You've seen them at many a busy Houston intersection. Those ubiquitous 20-something street hawkers with the athleticism and endurance to toss around a skinny six-by-two foot arrow-shaped sign for hours under the blazing sun. Their moves -- or "tricks" -- are meant to draw attention to new subdivisions, apartment complexes, tax preparers and furniture stores having a big sale.

Reference: www.chron.com
Dairy Queen wants to make Houston DQ country
Business
Published in 25-2-2017
    445 Visits

Dairy Queen will open a location in Webster as part of its expansion in the Houston market.

Reference: www.chron.com
Waterway Builders launches townhome project in The Woodlands
Business
Published in 25-2-2017
    277 Visits

Waterway Builders will bring a new gated community with 59 townhomes to East Shore, the garden district of The Woodlands Town Center.

Reference: www.chron.com
Houston's unemployment rate rises with oil downturn
Economy
Published in 25-2-2017
    12 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 25-2-2017
    280 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 25-2-2017
    452 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 25-2-2017
    957 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 25-2-2017
    728 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 25-2-2017
    438 Visits

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

Reference: www.chron.com


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