SAN FRANCISCO - A prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist who helped direct early investments in Google and Amazon said Tuesday during testimony in a high-profile sex discrimination lawsuit that his firm is not run by men and has many female senior partners.
What do Klondike bars, Skippy peanut butter and SlimFast all have in common?
They're all owned by the same company: Unilever. The company probably best-associated with soap is actually the biggest ice cream maker in the world.
Platinum Worldwide Investments has purchased a 7,257-square-foot office building on 2.6 acres at 3930 FM 1960 in Humble from EJIM Enterprises. Brandon Jaehne with General Property & Services represented the buyer.
Immigration Policy and America's Foreign Relations:
Roundtable discussion hosted by the Center for International and Comparative Studies in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Houston. 2:30-4 p.m., UH Student Center Theater, Room 103.
We Texans love our car battery stores, at least according to the Huffington Post and Yelp's latest collaboration.
"A toxic employee is an enormous liability for your company," writes Reuben Yonatan, the founder and CEO of GetVoIP, a digital telephone service, in a blog post on his website.
Expensive, demoralizing, and infuriating, they can bring teamwork to a grinding halt, jeopardize goals, and generally make life worse for everybody else around them.
What does it mean to "ladder" CDs?
If you're looking to make a switch, and if you're willing to gamble on some startups disrupting their traditional industry equivalents, look no further than the companies on this list.
Cees Van Diemen is now executive vice president and chief operating officer, responsible for operations, major projects, operational excellence, subsea support and technical support.
Edgar Rincon has been promoted to senior vice president of corporate services, responsible for HR, payroll, benefits and supply chain.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing penalties of $89,500 against Baytown-based Angel Brothers Enterprises.
Angel Brothers, which provides various types of underground utility construction, was cited in part for not protecting workers in a 9-foot excavation.
[...] both of those modes of transport ship much more dangerous items: gasoline, tanks of oxygen and hydrogen, hazardous chemicals like sulfuric acid and even nuclear waste.
Looking back through federal safety data, the group says there has not been a single accident caused by lithium batteries in the past 25 years.
In the addition, there will be a bevy of production ready models from mass-market luxury brands, such as Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Lexus, and BMW.
Inspired by the company's 1997 F1 GTR long-tail race car, the 675LT will feature an upgraded 3.8-liter V8.
Voith Turbo has announced that Javier Suarez will be the new vice president Americas for the Power, Oil and Gas division's Marine group.
Stacie Groce has been appointed head of global mobility solutions at Air Energi, a global workforce solutions company for the energy, process and infrastructure sectors.
Comcast .25 from .225
Corrections Corp Amer .54 from .51
Digital Realty Trust .85 from .83
Endurance Specialty .35 from .34
First Fncl Northwest .06 from .05
First Midwest Bncp .09 from .08
Medical Prop Tr .22 from .21
Personality and career assessment site Truity surveyed more than 12,000 residents in all 50 states and D.C. to find out if where you grew up has any bearing on your personality.
The rumors of Facebook's demise are greatly overshared. While online "experts" talk about how teens don't use the service anymore (even though 73 percent of teens worldwide do) and how the company's shaky IPO devastated investors (the company is still worth $200 billion), Facebook keeps on piling up the profits with every new post.
Atlanta-based Preferred Apartment Communities has completed the purchase of two apartment communities in the Houston area for about $76 million.
The 165,293-square-foot center is 92 percent leased to anchors Sprouts Farmers Market and Ross Dress for Less in addition to Goody Goody Liquor, Dollar Tree, Five Below, Panera Bread and Leslie's Pool.
[...] he remains a role model for many today – the gold standard of a tech visionary.
"Steve was not an engineer — he just saw different things that people were working on and connected the dots between them," Sculley wrote in his new book, notes the New York Post.
Breakfast meeting. 8 a.m.-11:15 a.m., Houston Community College Southwest, 5601 West Loop South.
Various corporate and agency representatives will discuss the prospects for doing business and outline opportunities for small businesses 8 a.m.-10 a.m.
Analog Devices .40 from .37
First Indl Rlty Tr .1275 from .1025
First Savings Fncl .12 from .11
Genuine Parts .615 from .575
Reliance Steel&Alum .40 from .35
Declared stock dividend
Stock splits this week
WASHINGTON - Two major U.S airlines say they no longer will accept rechargeable battery shipments as new government tests confirm that explosions and violent fires are likely to occur when large numbers of batteries enclosed in cargo containers overheat.
17 Mind-Blowing Facts About Warren Buffett And His Wealth
Berkshire's Book Value beat the S&P 500 in 43 out of 44 years on a five-year rolling average basis.
From 2008 to 2013, the S&P 500 returned 128%, while Berkshire (based on book value per Class A share) returned 80%.
Pricing the Successful Proposal for Government Contracts: 9 a.m.-noon, UH SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200.
The program is designed for leaders of companies with at least two years of successful operations, annual revenue of $300,000 or more, and the opportunity and desire to grow.
State Farm Lloyds will pay $352.5 million in policyholder refunds and interest to settle a legal dispute that his lingered for more than a decade.
The settlement - between State Farm Lloyds, the Texas Department of Insurance and the Office of Public Insurance Counsel - is for homeowner, renter or condo owner insurance policies between September 2003 and July 2008.
First we heard the Aston Martin Vulcan scream down a racetrack.
Designed and engineered to deliver a genuinely bespoke driving experience that draws on our rich heritage, this car tailors its power and handling to both the capabilities of the driver and the characteristics of the track.
The idea is a challenge to basic Bogle indexation, and it has gathered billions in exchange-traded fund and institutional assets.
Worse, if you leave enough graduate students alone with computers and demand a thesis topic, they are likely to discover something no one has ever seen before, even if it isn't there.
Last week, Walmart announced it was raising its company-wide minimum wage to $10 an hour, a big move for the world's largest retailer which has been the target of low-wage protests for years.
With more than two years' experience, plus the opportunity and desire to grow, now might be just the right time to take your business to the next level.
Better equipment, an expanded or second facility, a new website, more staff or simply the cash to keep things running smoothly?
The value of having and using a business plan.
Houston CrossRoads Business Building Breakfast: 7:15-8:30 a.m., H.E.S.S. Club, 5430 Westheimer.
Speaker: C. Dean Kring, director of research, Services Cooperative Association.
Don Underwood, general manager, Subsea Emerging Technologies, FMC Technologies.
Career and workplace experts suggest taking at least one week off to allow yourself to mentally prepare for this next big chapter in your life, and to give your brain a break.
Schedule appointments and run errands.