Real estate transactions
RAC Conference Center has renewed and expanded its lease for a total of 16,009 square feet in the Ashford Crossing II building at 1880 S. Dairy Ashford.
Colvill Office Properties has completed, year to date, over 36,000 square feet in office leases at Brookhollow Central, a three-building, 800,000-square-foot office campus near Loop 610 and U.S.
Setting prices for products and services should be simple - cover costs, make a profit and appeal to customers.
"Rather than getting a toehold in your business, you're actually giving competitors an advantage, because there's no way you can survive for the long term and meet your clients' expectations by pricing under the market," he says.
Small businesses rise and fall on a weekly basis. Most of us have witnessed the decline of a corner bookstore, the demise of a family-owned video shop, or the disappearance of local ice cream parlor.
For over 150 years, proud descendants of Confederate rebels have proclaimed that our ancestors were good to their slaves, and that President Abraham Lincoln and the Yankees misunderstood the true nature of "the peculiar institution."
A federal judged ruled against Sysco's proposed merger with US Foods Tuesday, granting federal regulators who say the deal is anti-competitive a temporary injunction against the combination.
The Houston-based food distribution giant aims to buy its largest competitor US Foods in a deal for $3.5 billion.
Power providers and pipeline operators were among the best performing companies on the annual Houston Chronicle 100 list of the top public companies based in the region. The list, calculated by S&P Capital IQ, is based on four financial metrics.
First Bancorp ME .22 from .21
Realty Income Corp. .19M from .1895M
Apple Hospitality REIT .10M
News Corp .10S
Stock splits this week
Babcock & Wilcox Co.-1/2 share Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises
CVS Health-in-store health operations at Target stores ($1.9B)
Some of Houston's longest surviving businesses date back more than 150 years. The Imperial Sugar Company, which soon became the namesake for the town of Sugar Land, bought a plantation in the area in 1840.
To help remedy that, the Labor Department officially unveiled an online tool Monday that lets workers find out if they have back wages coming their way.
If the company paid back wages and some has yet to be claimed, a worker can check to see if he or she is on the list of employees who have money coming to them.
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.
Energizer Holdings new .25Q
Declared stock splits
Stock splits this week
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)
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.
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.
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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"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.
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.
Johnny Rockets has put Houston on its short list of cities targeted for expansion.
"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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The index, which goes back to 1985, measures the amount of income you need to enter the top 25 percent of households in the United States.
Back then, the income threshold was lower ($30,928) and yields were higher than the historical average.
With a runway and spaceport license, the city hopes to capture a piece of the emerging space tourism industry, which comes in a variety of spacecraft and space planes, as well as develop other related aerospace infrastructure at the 700-acre site in southeast Houston.
United announced Wednesday that it chose Denver over Chicago and Houston for its training operations.
Houstonians could be confronted by unlicensed contractors, false charities and other unscrupulous players looking to take advantage of their situation. Document the damage beforehand so the adjuster doesn't miss anything.
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Greater Houston Procurement Forum: 8 a.m.-11:15 p.m., Houston Community College-Southwest, 5601 West Loop South, first floor auditorium.
When Taiwanese carrier EVA Air, which Friday launched its nonstop service between Taipei and Bush Intercontinental Airport, promises your flight will have plenty of Hello Kitty, it is not kidding.
Stage Stores, the owner of Palais Royal, announced Wednesday it will consolidate its Houston headquarters operations into one location and expects to begin the move during the fourth quarter of this year.
Humble Independent School District has purchased 45.14 acres as the site of two schools in The Groves, a master-planned community being developed by Crescent Communities on nearly 1,000 wooded acres west of West Lake Houston Parkway and south of Will Clayton Parkway.