Houston Chronicle: Business

  • Feds: 11 Americans die at work every day
    Friday - 10/31/2014 - 11:27 PM

    Data from the U.S. Department of Labor shows around 54,000 Americans have died every year while on the job.

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  • Burns: Make a list to fill that bucket
    Thursday - 10/30/2014 - 03:15 AM

    What I can tell from reader mail is that we put a steep discount on the future.

    Think of them as repressed party animals, living vicariously through the sustained bacchanals of our longevity.

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  • Real estate transactions
    Monday - 10/27/2014 - 02:17 AM

    Stream Realty Partners and DRA Advisors, which purchased the 120,000-square-foot building in 2011, completed a major renovation to give the building a more streamlined layout and redesigned lobby.

    "With the increasing demand for class A office space inside the Loop, we saw an amazing opportunity to provide our tenants with a premier location and high-end amenities that has become a hallmark of Stream Realty," Adam Jackson, division partner at Stream Realty said in an announcement.

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  • Small-business resources
    Sunday - 10/26/2014 - 02:45 AM

    Hosted by SCORE. 9:30-11:30 a.m., Leisure Learning, 2990 Richmond Ave., 6th floor.

    Making Your Accounting System Compliant with Government Requirements: 9-11 a.m.,UH SBDC, 2302 Fannin,Suite 200.

    State & Federal Taxes for Limited Liability Companies: 9-11:30 a.m., UH SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200.

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  • At a glance: List of models with problem air bags
    Wednesday - 10/22/2014 - 05:00 PM

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has expanded the number of vehicles and manufacturers covered by a warning about air bags.

    The agency is urging owners to get air bags repaired due to the potential danger to drivers and passengers.

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  • Real estate transactions
    Monday - 10/20/2014 - 02:33 AM

    Real estate transactions

    Rice recently completed the acquisition of the Village Arcade, a 164,211-square-foot property spanning multiple blocks on the north side of University Boulevard east of Kirby, from Weingarten Realty Investors.

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  • Local unemployment rate dips to 4.9 percent
    Friday - 10/17/2014 - 11:06 AM

    The local rate is not adjusted for seasonal factors such as school closings and major holidays which can affect hiring and firing patterns.

    [...] the local unemployment rate is subject to wide swings.

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  • Real estate transactions
    Monday - 10/13/2014 - 02:26 AM

    Real estate transactions

    John Ferruzzo and Travis Land of NAI Houston represented the seller, Steadfast Development Co.

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  • Business calendar
    Sunday - 10/12/2014 - 02:27 AM

    Association of Contingency Planners - South Texas Chapter:

    Services Cooperative Association:

    Houston CrossRoads Business Building Breakfast. 7:15-8:30 a.m., H.E.S.S. Club, 5430 Westheimer.

    Stephani Brand, vice president and branch manager, and Vicki Byrd, both with Charles Schwab.

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  • Hilton selling Waldorf Astoria New York for $1.95B
    Wednesday - 10/08/2014 - 11:20 AM

    (AP) — Hilton Worldwide is selling the Waldorf Astoria New York to Chinese insurance company Anbang Insurance Group Co. for $1.95 billion.

    The Waldorf Astoria New York, on Park Avenue in Manhattan, opened in 1931, according to the company's website.

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  • The Motley Fool: Don't draw hasty conclusions on stock price
    Thursday - 10/30/2014 - 03:15 AM

    Is a company priced at $50 per share in better shape than a company with a $10 share price? - W.D., Joliet, Ill. Lots of other things need to be taken into account, such as how many shares there are (many companies have millions, and others have billions), how much income the company is earning per share, and how the price relates to the company's earnings, cash flow, growth rates and other measures.

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  • Waste Management cuts 650 jobs
    Wednesday - 10/29/2014 - 02:21 PM

    Waste Management said Wednesday that 650 corporate employees -- most of them in Houston -- took the company up on its voluntary buyout program.

    The company has been seeking to cut costs and in August launched offered buyouts to some employees.

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  • People in Business
    Sunday - 10/26/2014 - 02:45 AM

    PBK Architects, an architectural firm specializing in educational facilities throughout Texas, announced the promotion of Eric Smith to partner.

    Julie Fenske, executive director at The Buckingham senior living community, was named chairman of the board for the Alzheimer's Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter.

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  • LinkedIn takes a look at big cities' defining skill sets
    Friday - 10/24/2014 - 12:11 AM

    The city of Houston didn't get its moniker of "Energy Capital of the World" for nothing. A new set of data from LinkedIn proves that when it comes to the Bayou City, Houstonians are dedicated to big oil.

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  • The 25 Biggest Landowners In The US
    Tuesday - 10/21/2014 - 02:43 PM

    America's 100 biggest landowners increased their private holdings by 500,000 acres in the past year, according to The Land Report, which just released its annual list of landowners by acreage.

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  • Business calendar
    Sunday - 10/19/2014 - 02:26 AM

    Business calendar

    Pioneer Oil Producers Society:

    Today's offshore salvage and decommissioning systems limit human involvement and risk.

    International Trade Center:

    Bill Huff, business development partner, Adizes Institute, a business consultant specializing in change management, leadership development, solving difficult financing and operating situations.

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  • The Motley Fool: Individual stocks can help enhance your portfolio
    Wednesday - 10/15/2014 - 12:03 AM

    Some mutual funds alone can provide sufficient diversification, as they're invested in several hundred different securities.

    If you instead own Sisyphus through a mutual fund, where it represents a fraction of a percent of the fund's value, its surge will make less of a difference.

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  • Small-business Q&A: Trade show success is both on the floor and the follow-up
    Monday - 10/13/2014 - 12:19 AM

    Do you want to generate a certain number of qualified leads, introduce new products, make on-site sales or simply increase your exposure in the marketplace?

    Advertise in your industry publication, issue a news release and send personal invitations to hot prospects.

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  • Stock market activity this week
    Friday - 10/10/2014 - 10:30 PM

    Stock splits this week

    Panhandle Oil & Gas 2-for-1

    Diplomat Pharmacy Inc (IPO)

    Eagle Point Credit Co Inc (IPO)

    NASDAQ Global and Global Select Markets

    Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc (IPO)

    MOL GLobal Inc ADS (IPO)

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  • KROI (92.1 FM) announces format change, lays off 47 workers
    Wednesday - 10/08/2014 - 11:20 AM

    KROI (92.1 FM), the all-news station owned by Radio One, said today it has ceased news operations and the station's 47 employees have been laid off.

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  • Report: Liberal cities more expensive to live in
    Thursday - 10/30/2014 - 11:45 PM

    In news that might make conservatives hop around in glee, blue or Democratic cities seem to have worse income inequality and less affordable housing than red ones, the Atlantic reports.

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  • Map shows which Texas counties lag in Internet speed
    Wednesday - 10/29/2014 - 12:18 AM

    A recent article about the United Kingdom highlighted the struggle some Welsh, Brits and Irishmen have with connecting online.

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  • Business calendar
    Sunday - 10/26/2014 - 02:45 AM

    Business calendar

    Dr. Doris Taylor, director of Regenerative Medicine Research at the Texas Heart Institute.

    Atul Varadhachary, M.D., Ph.D., managing partner at Fannin Innovation Studio.

    The committee will volunteer at the annual CPS Halloween Party.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • At a glance: List of vehicle models with problem air bags
    Wednesday - 10/22/2014 - 05:00 PM

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has expanded the number of vehicles and manufacturers covered by a warning about air bags. The agency is urging owners to get air bags repaired due to the potential danger to drivers and passengers.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Are we quitting at the wrong time?
    Tuesday - 10/21/2014 - 11:26 PM

    The question jumped off the page from a single table in a 2005 issue of the Social Security Bulletin: Coping With the Demographic Challenge: The article discussed a now-familiar issue, the problems we will face as the number of retirees increases much faster than the number of workers.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • People in Business
    Sunday - 10/19/2014 - 02:25 AM

    Equalizer International, a provider of flange maintenance tools for the energy industry, has appointed John Morgan as its managing director.

    Evans R.

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  • The performance management lottery ticket
    Wednesday - 10/15/2014 - 12:03 AM

    [...] Ellis observes, the true cost is even higher.

    Because indexing consistently delivers the market return at no more than the market level of risk," he writes, "the informed realist's definition of the fee for active management is the incremental fee as a percentage of incremental returns after adjusting for risk.

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  • Small-business resources
    Sunday - 10/12/2014 - 02:27 AM

    State and Federal Taxes for Sole Proprietors: 9-11:30 a.m., UH SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200.

    The Language of Bids and Proposals: 9 a.m.-noon, UH SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200.

    Houston Minority Supplier Development Council Minority-Owned Business Certification: 9-11 a.m., UH SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200.

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  • People in Business
    Sunday - 10/12/2014 - 02:27 AM

    Melanie M. Trenthas been promoted to executive vice president, general counsel and chief administrative officer Rowan Cos.

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  • Life and death: Earn more, earn longer
    Tuesday - 10/07/2014 - 11:05 PM

    The complexities also go well beyond the nuances of benefit-taking decisions that armies of salesmen offering free dinners are eager to help us make.

    [...] the more you earn, the more likely some aspects of Social Security will irk you.

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