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Houston Shred Day to help prevent identity theft
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Published in 17-3-2017
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Comerica Bank and Iron Mountain, a storage and information management services company, will host their fifth annual Shred Day Houston on April 8, the companies announced Wednesday.

The free shredding event is designed to raise awareness of identity theft and how to prevent it. It will held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.at Comerica Bank's Mangum Banking Center, located at 2201 Mangum Road. ...>>

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Average 30-year mortgage rate rises to 4.30 percent
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Published in 17-3-2017
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The markets were anticipating an increase in a key interest rate by the Federal Reserve, which the Fed announced Wednesday. The Fed action reflects a consistently solid U.S. economy and will likely mean higher rates on some consumer and business loans. The Fed said in a statement that a strengthening job market and rising prices had moved it closer to its targets for employment and inflation. ...>>

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IES Holdings buys custom enclosures manufacturer
Business
Published in 17-3-2017
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IES Holdings has acquired Freeman Enclosure Systems based near Cincinnati.

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Children's Lighthouse Learning Centers to open in The Woodlands
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Published in 17-3-2017
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Children's Lighthouse Learning Centers will open a location in the Creekside Village neighborhood in The Woodlands.

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Target is counting on Victoria Beckham to spice up sales
Business
Published in 17-3-2017
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The pop-star-turned designer and Target teased looks Wednesday from a limited-time collaboration that go on sale next month, highlighting hot-pink pants suits and whimsical black-and-white dresses. Beckham, noting that the collection also includes items like coloring books, says the inspiration was the things she and her daughter Harper do together. Target has been sprucing up its fashions an ...>>

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MetroNational to break ground on luxe apartments at Memorial City Mall
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Published in 10-3-2017
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Aiming to further its reputation as a premier mixed-use destination, the owner of Memorial City Mall and much of the real estate around it will start start construction this month on an apartment complex with hundreds of luxury units and a rooftop pool.

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Houston has one of the lowest rates of underwater properties
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Published in 10-3-2017
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Among major metro areas, Houston has the second-lowest percentage of mortgaged homes with negative equity according to a report released Thursday by CoreLogic.

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Rice's Baker Institute receives grant to study U.S. tax, spending policies
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Published in 10-3-2017
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Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy has received a five-year, $3.2 million grant to study the effects of U.S. tax and spending policies, the university announced Thursday.

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BBVA Compass seeking Texas entrepreneurs for new training program
Business
Published in 10-3-2017
    690 Visits

BBVA Compass will select up to 20 Texas entrepreneurs to participate in a seven-month training program to scale their companies and potentially receive investment opportunities, the bank announced Thursday.

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Jones & Carter inks deal in The Woodlands
Business
Published in 10-3-2017
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Jones & Carter has signed a 27,025-square-foot lease for a new office in Sierra Pines II in The Woodlands. The deal brings the 153,809-square-foot building to 61 percent leased, according to developer Stream Realty.

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Texas City Holiday Inn changes hands
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Published in 3-3-2017
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CBRE Hotels announced its third sale of a Holiday Inn Express & Suites in the Houston area in as many months. Texas City Hospitality purchased a 70-room Holiday Inn Express & Suites at 2440 Gulf Freeway in Texas City from Peet Hotels.

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Target to open new Spring store on Grand Parkway
Business
Published in 3-3-2017
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Target plans to open a new store in Spring at the Grand Parkway Marketplace March 12.

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New CEO named at East Houston Regional Medical Center
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Published in 3-3-2017
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Eric Evans, a longtime medical executive in area, has been named CEO of East Houston Regional Medical Center.

 

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Houston consumer spending down in November 2016
Business
Published in 3-3-2017
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Houston's year-over-year consumer spending growth dropped 3.3 percent in November 2016, according to JPMorgan Chase Institute's Local Consumer Commerce Index released Thursday.

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Ford recalling 36,000 vehicles for air bag defect
Business
Published in 3-3-2017
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DETROIT (AP) Ford Motor Co is recalling more than 36,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada because their air bags may not inflate properly. The air bags were made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp., but they don't have the same deadly problem that has led to a recall of millions of Takata air bags. Dealers will replace affected air bags for free.

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