The Professional Group: Women's breakfast meeting. 6:45 a.m.-8:30 a.m., Junior League of Houston, 1811 Briar Oaks Lane. Speaker: Alice Weiser. Topic: The science of profiling and character and body language analysis.
Q: Why is my credit score so important to a lender? Isn't it more important for me not to have a lot of debt?
A: How much you owe is definitely important to a lender.
Someone had to put an end to the back-and-forth disses between rappers Drake and Meek Mill. And it had to be someone most people in Texas look to when they need the end-all, be-all to freshness -- Whataburger.
Sports fans looking for a last minute ticket could score a deal on a new app. Gametime, which started in 2012 and came to Houston last spring, lists Astros, Dynamo and Texans tickets for discounted rates as it get closer to the game, and even after the game starts.
Retirement isn't what it used to be. No one knew it at the time, but the 1980s were the Golden Age of Retirement. Pensions were generous back then. Whether you invested in stocks or bonds, the proverbial wind was at your back.
Texans struggle to pay off their credit card debt. The average resident of the Lone Star State's biggest cities need more than a year to cancel out their card balance, according to a study by CreditCards.com.
Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce:
Live After Five networking event. 5:30-7 p.m., Peska Seafood Culture, 1700 Post Oak Blvd.
Lunch meeting. 11:30 am., Houston Racquet Club, 10709 Memorial.
Presentations from Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston and South Texas' 2015 Pinnacle Award winners:
Cheesecake Factory .20 from .165
Chemical Financial .26 from .24
Dominion Midstream .1875 from .175
Enlink Midstream LLC .25 from .245
Enterprise Financial .07 from .06
First Fedl Nthn MI .03 from .02
Pacific Continental .11 from .10
QuickBooks for Beginners: Workshop hosted by SCORE Houston. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Palm Center Technology Center, 5330 Griggs. Information: www.scorehouston.org.
Sales Strategies: Workshop hosted by SCORE Houston. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Houston Permitting Center, 1002 Washington.
Abengoa Yield .40 from .34
Alliance Hldgs GP .96 from .9375
Amer Natl Insurance .80 from .77
Amer States Water .224 from .213
Arc Logistics .425 from .41
Buckeye Partners 1.1625 from 1.15
CBOE Holdings .23 from .21
Calif Water Svc .1675 from .1625
Cape Bancorp .10 from .06
Carolina Financial .03 from .025
Chesapeake Lodging Tr .40 from .35
Comfort Systems .065 from .06
Community Trust Bncp .31 from .30
Delek Logistics Ptrs .55 from .53
Delta Air Lines .135 from .09
Eagle Bncp MT .0775 from .075
Eastern Virginia Bksh .02 from .01
Enbridge Energy Ptrs .583 from .57
Houston trails most of Texas' largest cities in Forbes' 2015 ranking of "The Best Places for Business and Careers."
In midcentury Houston, a woman from a small Texas town emerged on the city's social scene, well known in town as a "discriminating art collector, astute business woman, outstanding hostess and sophisticated owner of the Bookman store and the David Art Gallery." Grace David became the muse for Aurora Greenway in Larry McMurtry's Terms of Endearment.
The total appears on the cashier's screen for the woman in front of you. She reaches into her purse to unveil an abnormally large wallet. Why does it flip open?
Texas conjures up images of oil derricks, ranch land, and, of course, Whataburger -- and there's a reason for that.
Many of the names that landed on Forbes' Richest Families of 2015 list have made their fortunes in those industries, letting the world know that Texas does things up big.
Hergesell has worked with clients to advise on the design and implementation of programs to improve sales force, sales channel, sales management and sales operations productivity.
Gary Gillette has been appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer of Select Energy Services.
A Social Media Primer for Your Business: 9 a.m.-noon, UH SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200.
Tips, Tools and Techniques for Product Packaging: 9-11:30 a.m., UH SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200.
Small Business Certification Programs: 9 a.m.-noon, UH SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200.
Regional operations make for the most convenient of convenience stores. But only one of the top three in the country operate in the Lone Star State, according to a new study.
David MacRae has joined Multi Seal as vice president of operations, where he will direct its tire sealant technology.
Ned Torian, a 40-year veteran of the Houston real estate brokerage business, was recently named chairman of Texas Children's Cancer Center's Advisory Board.
The recent spate of high heat and humidity sent at least four local workers to the hospital during the past week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration reported Friday. The agency is investigating a possible fifth hospitalization.
For more than 10 years, the "SAS Survival Guide," a compendium of outdoor tips by John "Lofty" Wiseman, has been a staple in my camping backpack. The 400-page handbook usually comes with me on camping trips and has helped me forage for berries or navigate by sun and stars.
Fast food workers in New York City just won the right to a $15 minimum wage.
That increase will come by 2018. Only three other US cities have approved a similar wage: San Francisco, Seattle and Los Angeles.
Houston-based Zenith Real Estate Group has secured nine leases totaling over 100,000 square feet at four buildings it owns in Westchase.
Ignite Restaurant Group, owner of Joe's Crab Shack and Brick House Tavern & Tap, has leased the entire 49,865-square-foot building.
Careers and compensation are often linked to the level of goal achievement.
[...] your need might be to fill some key, specific, open positions in your sales group.
Define them so well that employees know where the start and finish lines are located.
Houston-based Waste Management is the largest waste company in the U.S., handling residential, commercial and industrial waste and recycling.
Recycling continues to drag on the company's earnings, with average commodity prices for recycled materials down 13 percent from a year ago.
[...] the actuaries suggest the gap is larger.
Because they didn't adjust for the taxes on Social Security benefits paid by higher-income retirees.
[...] that 94-cent figure depends on Social Security paying full benefits after the trust fund is empty.