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Insurance companies erode trust with use of unclear language
Business
Published in 3-4-2019
    852 Visits

Almost 80 percent of insurance companies do not communicate effectively with the average consumer, eroding trust among those who seek to understand their services.

Reference: www.chron.com
Hicks Ventures partnership buys West Loop office building
Business
Published in 3-4-2019
    582 Visits

A partnership of Hicks Ventures and Taconic Capital Advisors has purchased the 18-story office 1177 West Loop South office building from Dallas-based Spire Realty Group.

Reference: www.chron.com
Zillow will buy your home. Now it will also provide financing for your next one.
Business
Published in 3-4-2019
    628 Visits

Zillow, which recently began buying and selling Houston homes, is now offering direct financing through Zillow Home Loans.

Reference: www.chron.com
Houston had third-most job growth in nation behind New York, Dallas
Business
Published in 3-4-2019
    608 Visits

The Houston area added the third-most jobs among U.S. metro areas for the year ended Feb. 28.

Reference: www.chron.com
Online job ads slightly decline in March
Business
Published in 3-4-2019
    549 Visits

The number of help-wanted ads posted online in the United States declined in March but remains consistent with continued job growth.

Reference: www.chron.com
Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center to layoff or reassign hundreds
Business
Published in 27-3-2019
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Nearly 600 employees have been laid off at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center on the heels of its parent company's decision to convert the entire full-service hospital into a free-standing emergency room, according to state documents and hospital officials.

Reference: www.chron.com
PHOTOS: Westin hotel planned for midcentury mod office in Med Center
Business
Published in 27-3-2019
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Pearl Hospitality announced plans Wednesday to redevelop a landmark midcentury modern office building in the Texas Medical Center into a Westin hotel.

Reference: www.chron.com
Rover.com launches on-demand dog walking service in Houston
Business
Published in 27-3-2019
    152 Visits

Seattle-based Rover.com has launched an on-demand dog walking service in Houston, offering pet owners the option to book a walk in as little as an hour.

Reference: www.chron.com
NY investment firm buys Taco Bell operator in Houston
Business
Published in 27-3-2019
    760 Visits

New York-based Bessemer Investment Partners has acquired the assets of Houston-based KorMex Foods in a deal that positions the company to expand Taco Bell in the Houston market. The acquisition was made through its newly formed MAS Restaurant Group.

Reference: www.chron.com
IRS: $1.4B in tax refunds from 2015 are still available; taxpayers must act before April 15
Business
Published in 20-3-2019
    994 Visits

In Texas, the IRS said there are roughly 129,300 individuals owed a median potential refund of $929 each, totaling $158.244 million in this state.

Reference: www.chron.com
Texas senate approves bill to allow dogs at restaurants
Business
Published in 20-3-2019
    72 Visits

In a move sure to please some and upset others: the Texas senate has approved a bill that would allow dogs at restaurants.

Reference: www.chron.com
Who's most at risk for robocall phone scams during tax season?
Business
Published in 20-3-2019
    667 Visits

Texans may have less to worry about than residents of other states when it comes to robocall phone scams during tax season, according to a new study by AllAreaCodes.com based on an analysis of FTC data over the past three years.

Reference: www.chron.com
Companies selected to participate in annual Veterans Business Battle
Business
Published in 20-3-2019
    944 Visits

Twenty veteran-owned businesses will participate in the annual Veterans Business Battle held at Rice University on April 12-13.

Reference: www.chron.com
Houston economy shows signs of slowing, Dallas Fed says
Business
Published in 20-3-2019
    334 Visits

Employment growth and other business cycle economic indicators reported for the beginning of the year could point to a slowdown of growth.

Reference: www.chron.com
IRS: $1.4B in tax refunds from 2015 are still available; taxpayers must act before April 15
Business
Published in 20-3-2019
    845 Visits

In Texas, the IRS said there are roughly 129,300 individuals owed a median potential refund of $929 each, totaling $158.244 million in this state.

Reference: www.chron.com


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