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Houston businesses owned by U.S. military veterans
Business
Published in 8-1-2015
    1467 Visits

When many former military men and women leave the battlefield and the military life they often open up their own businesses using the tools they acquired as soldiers, sailors, Marines, and airmen.

Manufacturer to build $417 million campus in Houston
Business
Published in 8-1-2015
    1184 Visits
Daikin Industries, a manufacturer of heating, cooling and refrigerant products, will spend $417 million to build a campus near northwest Houston, the company announced Tuesday. The new campus will allow us to dramatically increase our production efficiencies and enable us to continue to serve our customers better than ever before from the leading market position that we hold today.
Small-business Q&A: Check suitable publications before pitching business stories
Business
Published in 1-1-2015
    1165 Visits
Check suitable publications before pitching business stories Coverage in the press can certainly help get the word out about your business. [...] since putting out a newspaper or magazine on a daily, weekly or monthly basis means a lot of pages to fill, most local media are always on the lookout for good content. If you're just getting started, you might be able to get a local paper to cov ...>>
AirAsia eating its words after plane's disappearance
Business
Published in 1-1-2015
    1397 Visits

While certainly tragic, QZ8501's vanishing act has also proven painfully embarrassing for AirAsia.

A new year in personal finance, foretold in fearless forecasts
Business
Published in 1-1-2015
    958 Visits

Considered an odd mix of right and left, their influence will rise as left-leaning anti-war groups see that low oil prices are good for the U.S. economy - but inhibiting for Middle Eastern terrorists and messianic bare-chested Russians. The brilliant minds that craft television content have yet to figure out that older viewers have money to spend, even after they have bought their denture adhe ...>>

The Motley Fool: A different dividend
Business
Published in 1-1-2015
    1046 Visits

The idea can appeal to the company's management, though, as it gets to reward shareholders without sacrificing any cash. By 1917, another key predecessor company had a presence in Manhattan and was importing essential oils. A 1958 merger gave me my current name and made me a major supplier in the flavor and fragrance industry. [...] there's a lot of growth potential in Enerplus, ev ...>>

Falling oil prices may bring cheaper airfare
Business
Published in 1-1-2015
    1210 Visits

While Russia is left scrambling for rubles, air travelers across the world may appreciate the news of falling oil.

The stealth tax on retiree income
Business
Published in 4-3-2014
    903 Visits
When Social Security was created, one of the fundamental promises was that benefits would never be taxed. The taxation of Social Security benefits is entirely a tax on middle-class people who happen to be retirees. [...] let's see how a tax bill changes by comparing taxes for normal taxable income - such as pensions, retirement account distributions, and interest. According to the Social S ...>>
Stock market activity this week
Business
Published in 4-3-2014
    1496 Visits
Increased dividends Computer Task Grp .06 from .05 First Financial Nwst .05 from .04 Fortress Invest .08 from .06 Infinity Prop Cas .36 from .30 Ryman Hosp Prop .55 from .50 Scorpio Tankers .08 from .07 Melco Crown Entert ADS .3441 Suspended or omitted Dividend Equal Energy Ltd Declared stock splits Stock splits this week Annual earnings higher GAAP fully diluted Target Corp 3.07 vs ...>>
Business calendar
Business
Published in 4-3-2014
    1576 Visits
Women's Council of Realtors: "Building a Better Business 2014" event. 12:30 p.m., Admiral Room at Endeavour Marina. Four hours of training with business coach Jase Souder, followed by a happy hour and a hypnotist show. Worldwide Employee Benefits Network: Employer strategies for health care reform. Asian Chamber of Commerce: Betty Lo, vice president public affairs, Nielsen Co. Topic: H ...>>
Small-business Q&A: Do your homework before your first hire
Business
Published in 4-3-2014
    1665 Visits
First determine what type of employee would be the most beneficial. Do you need someone to help with the administrative tasks, someone to generate more sales, or someone to give you a hand with the work you do? Pay particular attention to cash flow. USA Today columnist and small-business expert Rhonda Abrams has published a "Hire Your First Employee" guide that you can download for free at http ...>>
Forbes list has 14 Houston billionaires
Business
Published in 4-3-2014
    1523 Visits

Forbes magazine's annual list of billionaires came out Monday with two new local names but missing a pair of perennials well known to Houstonians for decades. George Mitchell and Kenneth "Bud" Adams Jr., oilmen best known for their more public endeavours - Mitchell developed The Woodlands and Adams owned the Houston Oilers, a football team he eventually moved to Tennessee - were among 16 ...>>



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