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Rice contest for entrepreneurs puts $1.5 million on the table
Business
Published in 4-12-2015
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Billed as the richest and largest student startup competition, graduate-level students from around the world will pitch their businesses to judges acting as early-stage venture capital or angel investors. "The true measure of success for the Rice Business Plan Competition is the number of teams that launch, raise funding and go on to succeed in their business," Brad Burke, managing director of th ...>>
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The Motley Fool: Patience can pay on stocks, taxes
Business
Published in 27-11-2015
    517 Visits

Today, based in Jasper, Ind., I'm a maker of office and hospitality furnishings, such as desks, cubicle systems, dressers, fabric wall panels, chairs and vanities. With a market value recently near $65 billion, Biogen (Nasdaq: BIIB) is a biotech giant. Biogen's top seller is its multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera, sales of which have been growing briskly, but more slowly than many ex ...>>

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Japanese dollar store plans major Texas rollout
Business
Published in 27-11-2015
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Japanese discount retailer Daiso Industries is planning to open 50 new stores in Texas with Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston at the forefront of the expansion.

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Black Friday facts: 12 things you didn't know about the post-Thanksgiving, shopping throw-down
Business
Published in 27-11-2015
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Despite the long lines and heavy marketing push, the annual post-Thanksgiving, shopping free-for-all is actually only the third busiest shopping day of the year, behind the Saturday before Christmas ("Super Saturday") and the day after Christmas.

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The holiday shopping season grows
Business
Published in 27-11-2015
    190 Visits
On the eve of Thanksgiving, many consumers have already started their holiday shopping, whether they're buying or just checking out their options. "Retailers are offering special incentives such as free shipping and merchandise discounts to entice consumers well in advance of Black Friday, reinforcing the holiday shopping season is no longer a one-time event confined to the weeks between Tha ...>>
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Thanksgiving to go: The choice of millions of Americans each year
Business
Published in 27-11-2015
    384 Visits

About 4 million people each year will skip cooking and order full Thanksgiving meals from eateries and stores, according to the National Restaurant Association.

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Newegg unveils Black Friday tech deals
Business
Published in 20-11-2015
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Online tech giant Newegg on Thursday revealed its product price cuts ahead of Black Friday, when Americans typically throw big money at big deals.

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JC Penney Black Friday ads for 2015 released
Business
Published in 20-11-2015
    614 Visits

JC Penney has released its highly-anticipated Black Friday newspaper ad circular ahead of the annual November shopping free-for-all.

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Astronauts promote health innovation competition
Business
Published in 20-11-2015
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A competition focused on health innovation received support from astronauts at the International Space Station who spoke in a video played Thursday during the final day of SpaceCom.

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McLaren to open luxury sports car dealership in Houston
Business
Published in 20-11-2015
    425 Visits

Luxury sports car retailer's 16th U.S. dealership will open in Houston in early 2016.

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Louisiana Street is Houston's most expensive, JLL report shows
Business
Published in 20-11-2015
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Rents on Louisiana average $43.67 per square foot per year, or 49 percent more than the Houston market average of $29.28, according to commercial real estate firm JLL's "Most Expensive Streets" report. Louisiana Street is home to headquarters of such Fortune 500 companies as Enterprise Products Partners, Kinder Morgan, CenterPoint Energy and Targa Resources; global law firms such as Bracewel ...>>
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Equipment auction draws bidders from around the world
Business
Published in 13-11-2015
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Such auctions used to all be local, with limited options. But the internet allowed IronPlanet to expand that marketplace globally and, now used equipment can be traded and shipped all over the world.

 

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Survey: Workers left behind as Houston's restaurant scene booms
Business
Published in 13-11-2015
    677 Visits

Based on surveys of 553 workers and interviews with 27 workers and 13 employers, Restaurant Opportunities Center United states that the majority of Houston's restaurant employment opportunities "remain low-road jobs defined by low wages, few benefits, and poor working conditions."

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H-E-B launches online store, ships to 46 states, military bases worldwide
Business
Published in 13-11-2015
    695 Visits

The grocery retailer has made 50,000 items available for online ordering, with shipping to most of the U.S. and to military bases worldwide.

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SCI founder takes a step back from leadership
Business
Published in 13-11-2015
    308 Visits
Funeral conglomerate Service Corp. International said Thursday that founder Robert L. Waltrip is stepping down as board chairman. Waltrip pioneered the concept of large corporations in the funeral industry when he expanded on the Heights Funeral Home on Heights Boulevard, after taking over the business in 1951 from his father.
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