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The 10 most miserable states in America
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Published in 20-2-2015
    669 Visits

West Virginia ranked the lowest in both physical well-being as well as for "purpose" or liking what you do every day. The state's economy relies heavily on coal production, a dying industry that is rapidly losing jobs and has little career growth.  According to the Gallup-Healthways data, Illinois had the lowest community well-being rating, Rhode Island had the lowest social well-be ...>>

Federal regulators sue to block Sysco merger
Business
Published in 20-2-2015
    712 Visits
The Federal Trade Commission filed suit Thursday to stop the planned merger of Houston's Sysco Corp. and its largest competitor, US Foods, saying the combination would violate antitrust laws by significantly reducing competition nationwide. [...] the overwhelming majority of restaurants and food operators choose their foodservice distributor locally, where they have choices among many excell ...>>
Here are the Jaguars, Land Rovers and Range Rovers that will appear in the new Bond Movie
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Published in 13-2-2015
    1216 Visits

In addition to the Aston, a trio of cars courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover's Special Operations department will feature in the film. The carbon-fiber C-X75 hybrid supercar concept first debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show to rave reviews and even managed to snag Autoweek's "Best in Show" award.  With 543 horsepower on tap, along with high-performance suspension, brakes, and tire ...>>

Over time, diversification works
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Published in 13-2-2015
    661 Visits
Financial planners demand it. These are funds that are supposed to find opportunity and safety somewhere, no matter where it is. Except it involves billions of dollars of real money for real people and real retirements. [...] what did the average moderate allocation fund do? The score: moderate allocation funds, 16.48 percent; world allocation funds, 10.07 percent. The stay-at-home funds also ...>>
Housing market up in January, but sales expected to cool
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Published in 13-2-2015
    821 Visits

Despite the recent plunge in oil prices, Houston's housing market remained on top last month. Sales were up 6.1 percent in January as buyers closed on 4,032 single-family homes for a median price of $190,000, according to a monthly report from the Houston Association of Realtors. Sales activity was strongest in the $250,000 to $500,000 price range, while homes less than $150,000 showed d ...>>

Houston skyscraper quiz:
How well do you know Houston's skyline?
Business
Published in 13-2-2015
    689 Visits

Slapped on book covers, t-shirts, street art and just about anything else you can imagine, Houston's skyline defines the public's image of the city just as much as the people and businesses inside them.

Houston ranks as No. 22 job market in US
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Published in 13-2-2015
    1467 Visits

Cheap oil prompted thousands of layoffs since December in the Bayou City, and many folks may worry. But things really aren't that bad, at least according to Forbes, which ranked Houston the second strongest job market amongst 150 major American cities.

Real estate transactions
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Published in 30-1-2015
    1244 Visits
Real estate transactions Dan Miller, Martin Hogan and Wesley Hightower of HFF marketed the property for the seller, a joint venture between Fuller Realty Partners and Harbert Management Corp. HFF also secured financing for the buyer through Natixis Real Estate Capital. The recently renovated four-story building has an attached three-story parking garage. Parkway Properties reached an agreement ...>>
Houston's airports set record for passenger traffic in 2014
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Published in 30-1-2015
    1491 Visits

The Houston Airport System announced Tuesday that the 4.5 percent increase in passenger traffic beat 2013's record of 51 million passengers in and out of Hobby and Bush Intercontinental Airports. The passenger traffic at Hobby reached an all-time high for the fifth consecutive year. "The record-setting passenger totals tell us that we're doing a good job in making sure that connecti ...>>

The Motley Fool: What return should you expect from stocks?
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Published in 30-1-2015
    1015 Visits

Today, based in San Francisco, I'm America's oldest and largest health care services company, serving more than 50 percent of American hospitals, 20 percent of physicians and 100 per-cent of health plans. Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) has been an extremely volatile stock, scaring many away while retaining loyal believers. In the streaming video giant's third-quarter earnings report, m ...>>

Save by unbundling money management fees
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Published in 23-1-2015
    570 Visits
[...] you buy financial products that cost at least 1 percent a year by themselves. [...] to avoid commissions, you pay a "wrap" fee of about 1 percent to have the personal attention of a financial adviser. Wall Street gets all the interest and dividend income your money generates. The figures that follow, based on hourly fees of $100 to $200 an hour for professional time, translate into nice a ...>>
Challengers aim to crack open Texas' 'free market'
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Published in 23-1-2015
    1059 Visits

For all its bluster about an open market, Texas has some markets completely locked up.

RentLingo adds Houston to professional apartment review service area
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Published in 23-1-2015
    1107 Visits
The California-based company, founded by Dan Laufer and Byron Singh, hires local experts such as former property managers to tour apartment buildings and rate and review them on RentLingo.com. With most online apartment reviews, it's impossible to know if you're getting the complete, unbiased truth or if you're being influenced by one or more angry individuals with an axe to grind. ...>>
Vilsack pushes Pacific trade, at the exclusion of China
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Published in 23-1-2015
    1428 Visits

A trans-Pacific trade agreement topped the agenda of U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack during his visit to the Houston Chronicle boardroom today. He heralded the pact, which would break down trade barriers between the United States and 11 Pacific nations, excluding China.

The Motley Fool: Sending it to the brokerage
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Published in 16-1-2015
    699 Visits

Should I ask my brokerage to send me my stock certificates so I can store them in my safe, or is it OK for the brokerage to keep them? - C.D., Warsaw, Ind. Today I'm a leading global producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina, engaged in mining, refining, smelting, fabricating and recycling. If you are willing to take on more risk for a chance at a bigger reward, consi ...>>



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