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Last-minute gifts you can get within hours from Amazon Prime Now
Business
Published in 24-12-2015
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Whether you procrastinated on your holiday gift list, left someone off, or just have a late RSVP'er in your family, Amazon Prime Now's quick delivery service is basically your Christmas miracle.

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Financial literacy is the greatest gift of all
Business
Published in 24-12-2015
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The average American suffers from a stunning lack of financial literacy. Talking about money could be the greatest gift of all.

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Too late? Discounts could get much deeper after Christmas
Business
Published in 24-12-2015
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Exchanges, returns and continued heavy use of gift cards are expected to provide a boost for retailers well into January.

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Photos: Vintage Christmas ads from around the world
Business
Published in 24-12-2015
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If you think America has the market cornered on Christmas commercialism, think again.

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Texas ACA enrollment tops last year as deadline extended
Business
Published in 17-12-2015
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By the end of last week, more than 474,000 Texans had enrolled in a health plan through the Affordable Care Act's federal exchange, already topping the number enrolled last year by the Dec. 15 deadline for first-of-the-year coverage, according to statistics released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. [...] this year's last-minute was so significant HHS offici ...>>
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Investor buys north Houston medical office portfolio
Business
Published in 17-12-2015
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The buildings were purchased at below-market occupancy and rental rates, and the investors plan to increase their value through a phased renovation program. Spring Valley Medical Plaza consists of a six-story medical office building and surgery center with 68,000 square feet at 9234 Katy Freeway near Blalock.

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Perks improved for United's highest fliers
Business
Published in 17-12-2015
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United Airlines is making it easier for first- and business-class fliers to reach premier status, which gives travelers benefits such as priority boarding, free checked bags, seat upgrades and bonus award miles. For comparison, first- and business-class fliers in 2015 (both full-fare and discounted tickets) have earned a 50 percent bonus, or 1,500 premier qualifying miles on a 1,000-mile flight.
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U.S. and Cuba will establish scheduled flights
Business
Published in 17-12-2015
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The U.S. and Cuba have agreed to establish scheduled commercial flights between the two countries, a year after President Barack Obama began easing relations with the country. Tourism still isn't permitted, but Houston-based airline consultant Pete Garcia expects that will follow the commercial flight agreement. He also said the state's business opportunities and large population make ...>>

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Fewer Texans fall behind on mortgage payments
Business
Published in 10-12-2015
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[...] by the end of next year, it forecasts consumer lending nationwide will be fully recovered from the last recession, which technically ended six years ago. The state's 90-day credit card delinquency is expected to remain stable at 1.69 percent for the end of this year, comparable to 1.66 percent last year. The 90-day credit card delinquency rate is expected to be 1.46 percent at the end ...>>
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United Airlines to bring back free snacks
Business
Published in 10-12-2015
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United quit offering free snacks in 2008. After its merger with Continental Airlines, Continental quit offering free snacks in early 2011.

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38.1 million people will fly this holiday season
Business
Published in 10-12-2015
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This holiday season could see 38.1 million passengers flying on U.S. airlines between Dec. 18 and Jan. 3, the industry trade organization Airlines for America forecast Thursday. That's an increase of 3 percent, or roughly 73,000 more travelers each of those days, compared with last year.

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Top-selling Amazon Prime Now products in major U.S. cities tells us what Americans need in a hurry
Business
Published in 10-12-2015
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This week Amazon Prime Now released an infographic detailing what its customers have ordered the most since the service kicked off in select cities. Houstonians seem to crave gummy bears. 

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Fewer Texans fall behind on mortgage payments
Business
Published in 10-12-2015
    532 Visits
[...] by the end of next year, it forecasts consumer lending nationwide will be fully recovered from the last recession, which technically ended six years ago. The state's 90-day credit card delinquency is expected to remain stable at 1.69 percent for the end of this year, comparable to 1.66 percent last year. The 90-day credit card delinquency rate is expected to be 1.46 percent at the end ...>>
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United Airlines to bring back free snacks
Business
Published in 10-12-2015
    638 Visits

United quit offering free snacks in 2008. After its merger with Continental Airlines, Continental quit offering free snacks in early 2011.

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38.1 million people will fly this holiday season
Business
Published in 10-12-2015
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This holiday season could see 38.1 million passengers flying on U.S. airlines between Dec. 18 and Jan. 3, the industry trade organization Airlines for America forecast Thursday. That's an increase of 3 percent, or roughly 73,000 more travelers each of those days, compared with last year.

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