A transition that Costco executives promised would be seamless has turned into a customer service fiasco. On Monday, Costco took the final step in severing its 17-year relationship with American Express and began exclusively accepting Visa for credit card purchases at its stores.
It didn't take long for the oil bust to start showing up in hotel earnings, which started to turn negative in the middle of last year and have continued to decline since.
Rental demand is driving the housing market, income growth has picked up and the housing market has recovered, yet sinking homeownership rates, concentrations of poverty and slipping affordability will remain challenges, according to The State of the Nation's Housing report released Wednesday by the Joint Center for Housing Studies.
Defer your Social Security benefits
[...] you assumed (or maybe the writer included the information but it was not in the printed question) that her Social Security benefits would be less than her husband's, and therefore she should start taking her own benefits right away.
G&A Partners, a Houston-based provider of HR services for other companies, has relocated its headquarters to the Energy Corridor.
The move will enable employees of the drilling services company to work in a mixed-use environment with the latest amenities and retail space nearby, according to NAI Partners, which represented the firm in the new lease.
Members of Costco or Sam's Club or a similar store don't necessarily save. Wholesale purchases expire or go unused and get tossed if you're not a smart shopper. Heed this advice.
Wal-Mart is home to what seems like the widest, oddest variety of products of all kinds — including bacon-scented pillows, jellybean milk, and lots of guns — but one item you may not realize you can buy in your own local store is some of the finest wine available under $15.
The River Oaks, the 19-story high-rise under construction on Westheimer, listed at $13 million penthouse.
It is the most expensive and largest penthouse ever listed in Houston.
Maryanne Maldonado, vice president and chief operating officer of the Houston Technology Center, has been elected to the association's board of directors for a three-year term.
"Maryanne's leadership has brought global recognition to Houston," Walter Ulrich, president and CEO of the Houston Technology Center, said in a news release.
A former driver has sued Domino's Pizza and a local franchise alleging that the pizza maker paid her and other drivers a sub-minimum wage of only $6 an hour while pocketing a portion of the $2 delivery fee charged to customers.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Fort Worth Regional Office unveiled federal charges Tuesday against a former managing director of Dallas-based investment advisory firm RGT Capital Management for "secretly siphoning millions of dollars" from his clients, including longtime Astros favorite Roy Oswalt, another Major League Baseball star pitcher and an NFL quarterback.
According to a recent GOBankingRates survey, a third of Americans currently have no retirement savings.
The main retirement savings vehicles available to American workers, 401(k) plans offer great benefits, provided that employees take advantage of them early.
Members already inducted into the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame include astronauts William A. Anders and Alan Bean, former president George H.W. Bush, former Continental Airlines CEO Gordon Bethune, bombing squadron The Texas Doolittle Raiders, the Women Airforce Service Pilots and former U.S.
A group of uptown business and property owners called on the city to stop a planned bus project and halt distribution of permits for new high-rise construction at a news conference in the Galleria area Monday morning.
Bass Pro Outdoor World could face huge financial penalties after a federal appeals court ruled that victims of alleged hiring discrimination could seek damages.
Aetna Life Insurance Co. on Wednesday appealed a lower court's decision to throw out fraud allegations in a lawsuit against the North Cypress Medical Center, a hospital that prides itself on its hotel-like amenities.
Buying a call gives you the right to buy a set number of shares, at a set "strike" price, within a certain period (often just a few months).
(He got an average grade on it.) I was founded in Little Rock, Ark., in 1971, and in 1973, my first night of continuous operation featured 389 employees and 14 jets delivering 186 packages overnight to 25 cities.
Perry Homes and Westin Homes have joined the lineup of builders in The Groves, a 1,000-acre project of Crescent Communities in northeast Houston. They join David Weekley Homes, Darling Homes, Highland Homes, Taylor Morrison, Trendmaker Homes and Village Builders in the community, where homes range from the high $200,000 to more than $500,000.
Lennar, a national home builder based in Miami, is breaking form with a close-in development of tall townhomes in Spring Branch.
Lennar will introduce three-story townhomes in the Knoll Park community in Spring Branch near Longpoint Drive and Campbell Road.
It's been 18 months since the oil glut began the reversal of fortunes for so many of Houston's energy-related companies. And this year's Chron 100 list of the top public companies shows the effect of the oil and gas economy.
Torchy's Tacos, Chick-fil-A and MOD Pizza are among a new batch of tenants that plan to open in the Springwoods Village master-planned community next year.
Two months after announcing The Market at Springwoods Village, tenants have spoken for 80 percent of the shopping center's space, national shopping center developer Regency Centers Corp.
The deadline to make nominations for Top Workplaces, the Houston Chronicle's annual report on the area's top places to work, is Friday. The report also highlights repeat winners and top improvers and designates special awards in areas such as leadership, ethics, communication and work/life flexibility.
The project, consisting of two single-tenant and two multitenant buildings, is designed to accommodate a variety of distribution and manufacturing businesses.
The project, which is close to the Bayport and Barbour's Cut container terminals at the Port of Houston, has outside storage and trailer parking and 20 ton crane capacity.