Houston Chronicle: Business

  • Tinder's romance model gaining popularity
    Thursday - 11/20/2014 - 06:46 PM

    A short elevator ride later, as I sat in on a meeting with a group of Tinder executives, it became clear that the quick-change act I had just witnessed downstairs, though unrelated to Tinder, still had a lot to do with what was going on upstairs.

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  • Some managed funds are beating the index
    Thursday - 11/20/2014 - 02:25 AM

    Some managed funds are winners

    LOS ANGELES - A guard, in suit and tie, asks me to pop the trunk of my rental car.

    [...] I can enter the underground parking lot of a tall building in downtown LA.

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  • Macy's to offer same-day delivery in Houston
    Monday - 11/17/2014 - 02:31 PM

    Any items sold online can be ordered for same-day delivery if in stock at one of Houston's three Macy's stores.

    Houston is one of eight major markets where Macy's is rolling out the service this fall, including Chicago, Los Angeles, New Jersey, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle and Washington, D.C.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Business calendar
    Sunday - 11/16/2014 - 02:31 AM

    Pioneer Oil Producers Society:

    Jerry Eumont, managing director, IHS Consulting.

    How significant are Mexico's oil and gas resources?

    Kenneth Ivy, supervisory special agent for the FBI.

    Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop for Female University of Houston Students: 9 a.m.-noon, University of Houston, Agnes Arnold Hall, room 210.

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  • Spirit Airlines to add 10 new nonstop flights at Bush Intercontinental
    Friday - 11/14/2014 - 04:10 PM

    The Spirit flights will start months before Southwest Airlines' new international terminal at Hobby Airport is completed.

    Baldanza said the Spirit flights will allow a new group consumers, those who don't typically travel via airline, to fly domestically and to Latin America.

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  • Still retiring too early, revisited
    Tuesday - 11/11/2014 - 10:03 PM

    Has work really become that miserable and unpleasant for so many people?

    [...] they pushed back hard.

    Facing me just after that retirement date was a daughter's difficult bedridden pregnancy, another daughter's emotional crisis and other family issues.

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  • Boat tour of Houston Ship Channel offers unique view of port
    Sunday - 11/09/2014 - 06:16 PM

    Cruising along the Houston Ship Channel aboard the Sam Houston offers a unique perspective of the busiest port in the nation Departing the Sam Houston Pavilion in the city's East End, the ship takes passengers seven miles down the channel and provides a close-up perspective of the largest petrochemical complex in the United States.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Business calendar
    Sunday - 11/09/2014 - 03:09 AM

    Carl Loop, founder and CEO, Global Business Builders.

    Breakthrough to business brilliance.

    Finding, hiring, and retaining quality employees and trades.

    Association of Contingency Planners - South Texas Chapter:

    Workplace preparedness for a bioterrorism event.

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  • Houston's 30 Top Workplaces
    Friday - 11/07/2014 - 07:36 PM

    More than 78,000 Houston-area employees evaluated their employers for this year's Top Workplaces rankings, rating their companies in areas like opportunities for advancement, the value of pay and benefits, and their bosses' communication and management skills.

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  • Event spotlights the Houston area's top-ranked workplaces
    Friday - 11/07/2014 - 01:01 PM

    Anadarko Petroleum Corp., Edward Jones Investments and Red Door Realty & Associates have taken the top spots in the Chronicle's fifth annual Top Workplaces rankings. The Chronicle also singles out executives or companies for performance in special categories, ranging from leadership to ethics to communicating.

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  • Houston area unemployment rate ticks down
    Friday - 11/21/2014 - 12:01 PM

    In October, Texas added 35,200 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.

    Eight of 11 major industries added jobs in Texas in October, led by the trade, transportation, and utilities industry with 17,500 jobs, the news release stated.

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  • Khator to become chair of Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
    Wednesday - 11/19/2014 - 02:25 PM

    Renu Khator, the University of Houston's president and system chancellor, will become 2015 chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, the Fed announced Wednesday.

    Matthew K. Rose, executive chairman of BNSF Railway Co.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Would you drill for oil in Yellowstone?
    Tuesday - 11/18/2014 - 03:27 PM

    International oil companies have shown interest in drilling in national parks all over the world. How would you feel about a company drilling for oil or natural gas in Yellowtone National Park?More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • People in Business
    Sunday - 11/16/2014 - 02:31 AM

    Henry S. May Jr. has joined the oil and gas pipeline law firm of Caldwell Boudreaux Lefler as special counsel.

    Kroll's practice concentrates on federal income tax, partnership and corporate law matters, primarily for private companies.

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  • Obamacare open enrollment period begins Saturday
    Friday - 11/14/2014 - 07:25 PM

    An estimated 1.3 million in the Houston area don't have health insurance, and as the second open enrollment period under the Affordable Health Care Act kicks in, the city of Houston, with the help of nonprofit groups, is trying to change that.

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  • Hundreds of kids harmed by detergent 'pods:' Study
    Monday - 11/10/2014 - 08:10 PM

    CHICAGO (AP) — Accidental poisonings from squishy laundry detergent packets sometimes mistaken for toys or candy landed more than 700 U.S.

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  • Real estate transactions
    Monday - 11/10/2014 - 02:53 AM

    Real estate transactions

    Thompson Green with Green Commercial Real Estate represented the tenant.

    Windows & Home Décor has leased 3,850 square feet in the Cinco-Westheimer Plaza Shopping Center at Fry Road and Westheimer Parkway.

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  • Small-business Q&A: Get a handle on taxes
    Sunday - 11/09/2014 - 03:09 AM

    While you should have a good CPA on your team, every business owner must have an understanding of the fundamental business tax rules to plan and run the business.

    For the self-employed and independent contractors, there's a section on filing requirements, when a tax identification number is necessary, a listing of special publications and forms and other valuable information.

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  • Stock market activity this week
    Friday - 11/07/2014 - 10:52 PM

    Increased dividends

    Amer Assets Trust .2325 from .22

    Spectra Energy Cp .37 from .335

    Declared stock splits

    Stock Splits This Week

    Antero Midstream Partners LP (IPO)

    Halyard Health Inc

    New Senior Investment Group Inc

    NASDAQ Global and Global Select Markets

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  • East Africa's big petroleum dreams hard to achieve
    Friday - 11/07/2014 - 01:01 PM

    East African nations have recently identified natural gas and oil reserves that could make several countries very wealthy, but such assets have destabilized many young democracies, so much so it is called the resource curse.

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