Houston Chronicle: Business

  • People in Business
    Sunday - 07/05/2015 - 02:48 AM

    John H. "Jack" Miller III has joined the firm of Irelan McDaniel in its Houston office focusing on commercial and real estate litigation.

    Eric English has joined Porter Hedges as a partner in the bankruptcy section of the corporate practice group.

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  • Stock market activity last week
    Friday - 07/03/2015 - 01:55 AM

    Energizer Holdings new .25Q

    Declared stock splits

    Stock splits this week

    Announced spinoff

    eBay-1 share Paypal Holdings

    Acquisitions and mergers

    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises (spinoff)

    Columbia Pipeline Group (spinoff)

    Energizer Holdings new (spinoff)

    Horizon Global (spinoff)

    LoanCore Realty Trust (IPO)

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  • Sysco ends US Foods merger
    Monday - 06/29/2015 - 09:52 AM

    Sysco had planned to divest those centers to try to quell regulators' antitrust concerns, were the merger with US Foods to go through.

    The companies first announced the merger in December 2013, and in February the Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against it, requesting the preliminary injunction that federal judge Amit Mehta granted last week.

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  • Supreme Court upholds health care law subsidies
    Thursday - 06/25/2015 - 11:07 AM

    WASHINGTON – A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday turned back a conservative challenge that threatened to strip health insurance for millions of people in states like Texas that didn't set up their own state-base exchanges under President Barack Obama's signature health care law.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Real estate transactions
    Monday - 06/22/2015 - 03:31 AM

    The property sits on 10.8 acres and is fully leased to Geico for a regional claims processing center.

    San Diego-based MVP REIT has purchased the four-story Saks Garage at 611 Fannin in downtown Houston as part of a parking property buying spree in five cities.

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  • Small-business resources
    Sunday - 06/21/2015 - 02:33 AM

    Build Your Own Feature-Rich Website and Blogs Using WordPress:

    Hosted by SCORE Houston. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., United Way Technology Resource Center.

    Business Plan Basics: 6-9 p.m., UH SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200.

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  • One of America's biggest grocery chains is on the brink of death
    Friday - 06/19/2015 - 08:20 PM

    "Bids for A&P were due last month as part of an auction for the company, but no viable offers for the entire chain were received," Bloomberg reports, citing sources familiar with the situation.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Local jobless rate edges up
    Friday - 06/19/2015 - 11:37 AM

    The rate is likely to rise again in June as high school students swell the job rolls and school employees look for summer time work.

    The local unemployment figures are not adjusted for seasonal variations such as school holidays which can cause wide swings in the data.

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  • Johnny Rockets seeks to enter Houston market
    Tuesday - 06/16/2015 - 07:00 PM

    Johnny Rockets has put Houston on its short list of cities targeted for expansion.

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  • Property insurance tips for storms
    Monday - 06/15/2015 - 07:17 PM

    "If your home is near water or in a low-lying area, make sure you seek higher ground to avoid rushing waters," he said.

    Review your property insurance policy, especially the "declarations" page, and check whether your policy pays replacement costs, or actual cash value for a covered loss.

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