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Engineers and Constructors International buys U.K. firm
Business
Published in 5-8-2016
    290 Visits

Engineers and Constructors International has expanded its global footprint with the acquisition of Simon Carves Engineering.

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W&T Offshore warns of potential bankruptcy after $121 million loss
Business
Published in 5-8-2016
    423 Visits

Houston-based W&T Offshore reported a $121 million loss on Thursday as the Gulf of Mexico explorer continues to struggle with debt.

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Green Bancorp reports Q2 drop, trims to energy loan portfolio
Business
Published in 29-7-2016
    489 Visits
Houston-based Green Bancorp reported a 12 percent drop in second-quarter net income, primarily due to the bank setting money aside to cover bad energy loans. The increase was caused by bad energy-related loans and real estate acquired through foreclosure that the bank received after acquiring Patriot Bancshares in October.
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9 more stores announced in Fairfield Town Center
Business
Published in 29-7-2016
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Rooms to Go is now open in the Fairfield Town Center near the Bridgeland community in Cypress and more stores are on the way.

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Southwest profit soars, but cheaper fares sting
Business
Published in 22-7-2016
    414 Visits

Record revenue and cheaper fuel pushed Southwest Airlines' second-quarter profit up by 35 percent, to $820 million.

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H-E-B coupon pairs tampons and chocolate, because sometimes the cliché is true
Business
Published in 22-7-2016
    551 Visits

H-E-B understands the struggle and is offering chocolate with selected menstrual cycle supplies through Tuesday.

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Buc-ee's sues rival chain for too-close logo
Business
Published in 22-7-2016
    1054 Visits

Neither the owner of Choke Canyon or his lawyer returned calls seeking comment. Besides the logos, Buc-ee's alleges that Choke Canyon copied several other features, including oversized bathrooms, numerous fuel pumps, ample parking and a similar looking soda station.

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Estates at Cane Island names builders
Business
Published in 22-7-2016
    286 Visits

Four builders have been selected to build houses in the Estates at Cane Island, a gated enclave of the Cane Island master-planned community being developed by Rise Communities in Katy. The homes will offer "street pantries" where residents can receive deliveries of groceries, online purchases and other goods even when they're not home.

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Pressure is rising to end system that allows disabled workers to be paid pennies per hour
Business
Published in 22-7-2016
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Disability rights advocates are pushing for an end to the sub-minimum wage. 

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Two Texas counties among most economically disparate in nation
Business
Published in 15-7-2016
    619 Visits

The topic of income inequality has been a rallying cry this election season. 

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Major medical center-area project financed and underway
Business
Published in 15-7-2016
    907 Visits

Financing in place for major medical center in Houston.

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Nearly one-third of Texas Hispanics still lack health insurance
Business
Published in 15-7-2016
    132 Visits
The new report follows a study by the Commonwealth Fund, a national research foundation that concluded that most states, including Texas, have made progress in improving access to health insurance and care, but the results are not as robust as many had hoped. The Hispanic population is growing at a faster rate than the state average, which makes it increasingly important to the entire state that ...>>
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KB Home opens neighborhood in Richmond
Business
Published in 15-7-2016
    474 Visits
The one- and two-story homes feature brick and stone designs, and range in size from 1,836- to 3,028 square feet. Planned amenities include park, playground and swimming pool.
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Announced condo project will carry Italian luxury brand
Business
Published in 15-7-2016
    221 Visits

Plans announced this week for a new condominium project would carry a 118-year-old Italian furniture maker's name and will emulate the look of art galleries, boutiques and restaurants abroad that carry the luxury brand.

Giorgetti, a renowned furniture maker that has worked on hotels, yachts and royal palaces around the world with its unique shapes and maple, oak and marble accents, ...>>

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The Motley Fool: Name that company
Business
Published in 8-7-2016
    161 Visits
(Two of my founders were married, with children named Barbara and Ken.) My first big hit was the "Uke-a-doodle" toy ukulele. Today my brands include Hot Wheels, American Girl, Fisher-Price, Monster High and Thomas & Friends.
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