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Texas comptroller visits Port of Houston, touts economic impact
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Published in 16-12-2016
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Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar visited the Port of Houston Thursday and announced the results of an economic study from his office: port-related operations support about 509,000 direct and indirect jobs and add $73 billion to the gross state product.

Reference: www.chron.com
Lawsuit alleges some airport workers are required to work through breaks
Business
Published in 16-12-2016
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Huntleigh USA Corp., the company that provides wheelchair attendants at George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby Airport, was sued this week by one of its employees for automatically deducting 30 minutes from each shift regardless of whether employee actually had a meal break.

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Houston freight company expands, acquires Arlington business
Business
Published in 16-12-2016
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Houston-based Jetco has completed other acquisitions and expansions during 2016. This year, the company acquired Gooseneck Trucking, which added flatbed truck capability. Also this year, Jetco opened a San Antonio facility.

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New Parc at Traditions seniors community teams up on services
Business
Published in 16-12-2016
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Parc at Traditions, a 159-unit senior living apartment community going up near College Station, announced partnerships with neighboring Texas A&M University Health Science Center and CHI St. Joseph Health MatureWell Lifestyle Center.

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Whole Foods predicts which foods will be trending in 2017
Business
Published in 9-12-2016
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The Austin-based supermarket chain Whole Foods has released what they believe will be the biggest food trends in 2017.

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Houston sublease glut sees slight improvement
Business
Published in 9-12-2016
    347 Visits

The glut of sublease space that's been dragging down the Houston office market has decreased for the first time in two years, new reports show.

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Franchisee plans eight new Dunkin' Donuts in Houston
Business
Published in 9-12-2016
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Houston and Beaumont will get part of a sprinkling of new Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the works across Texas.

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Court clears Key Energy Services to emerge from bankruptcy
Business
Published in 9-12-2016
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Key Energy Services, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in October, can now emerge from bankruptcy by the end of December.

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Texas to get $1 million for deceptive drug marketing
Business
Published in 9-12-2016
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Texas will receive $1 million as part of a multi-state settlement with the New York based pharmaceutical giant Bristol-Myers Squibb for improper marketing of its anti-psychotic drug Abilify. Without regulatory approval, Bristol-Myers Squibb promoted Ailify to treat elderly patients with dementia but did not disclose dementia patients faced a greater risk of death.
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Calpine closes $900 million Noble Americas acquisition
Business
Published in 2-12-2016
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Calpine Corp. has completed its acquisition of commercial and industrial power supplier Noble Americas Energy Solutions, LLC.

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How DirecTV Now compares with other online TV services
Business
Published in 2-12-2016
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How DirecTV Now compares to other online TV services DirecTV Now is the latest online TV service to offer an alternative to cable or satellite packages that can easily cost about $100 a month. Typical cable deals get you hundreds of channels, including the major networks, sports channels, niche options like the horror-focused Chiller and premium channels like HBO. DirecTV Now joins Sling and ...>>

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The Stella to add hotel option near College Station
Business
Published in 2-12-2016
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The Stella, a 176-room hotel in Bryan managed by Trust Hospitality, is set to open in March.

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Starbucks CEO Schultz to step down, focus on innovation
Business
Published in 2-12-2016
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NEW YORK (AP) Starbucks says CEO Howard Schultz is stepping down from the coffee chain that he joined more than 30 years ago. Johnson, currently president and chief operating officer, will take charge of the company's global business and operations.

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Baileson Brewing Company sets its sights on Rice Village area
Business
Published in 2-12-2016
    656 Visits

Soon there will be a new brewery in the Rice Village area with upstart brewers Baileson Brewing Company nailing down plans for a location off Bissonnet.

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Online parking availability maps added at Houston malls
Business
Published in 25-11-2016
    1024 Visits

General Growth Properties, Inc., which owns Baybrook, Deerbrook, First Colony, Woodlands and Willowbrook malls, has installed a digital tool that creates "heat maps" to show which parking spaces are open.

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