Software that scans millions of photos on social media flagged the image, operating on the principle it might hold value for Jack Daniel's or its competitors.
Fernandez had no idea that Ditto Labs, based in Massachusetts, scanned her photo - the company does not inform social media users of its actions.
Chris Johnson has been promoted to principal at UHY Advisors in the forensic, litigation and valuation services department.
Institutional Property Advisors, a division of Marcus & Millichap serving the needs of institutional and major private real estate investors, announced the expansion of its national team of senior advisers with the addition of Nester Clark Clark will work with Institutional Property Advisors Texas as a director in the firm's Houston office.
First Conn Bancorp .05 from .04
Declared stock Splits
Arrow Financial 2pc
Stock splits this week
Ascent Solar Technology 1-10 reverse
Liberty Interactive Liberty Ventures-1 share Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings
Annual earnings lower
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Services Cooperative Association:
Hank Schrader, owner of Dream Destinations Travel Service.
Hotel & Lodging Association of Greater Houston:
Dr. Robert Robbins, president and CEO of the Texas Medical Center.
"Texas employers continue to propel the Texas economy's expansion by adding 396,200 jobs over the last year, a 3.5 percent annual growth rate," he said in a written announcement.
In the Houston metropolitan area, then unemployment rate was 5.5 percent, based on data that are not adjusted for seasonal factors such as school schedules.
Just read some of the more obscure parts of these public documents; they are available free to anyone with an Internet connection.
Appendix F tells us the net surplus in trust accounting for combining Social Security and Medicare is a mere $10.1 billion.
Understanding current home technology and infrastructure options.
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners:
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Matt Davies, payments outreach officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
Texas added 29,860 private-sector jobs during July, according to a report Wednesday from ADP, the payroll processing and benefits administration company.
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Government agencies and many large corporations are mandated to do a certain percentage of their business with woman-owned companies, and have goals to meet in terms of the number and dollar volume of contracts awarded to such firms.
Bio/Medical Technology Club of Houston: Meeting. 7-8:30 a.m., Rotary House International, 1600 Holcombe. Program: John Kajander, Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau. Topic: The City With No Limits campaign includes life sciences.
Oxley Leasing Cos.
Mid-Year Federal Tax Update: Seminar sponsored by the Houston TSCPA Foundation. 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m., 777 Post Oak Blvd., No. 500. Speaker: Steven Tillinger, CPA. Cost: $225-$275. Information: 713-622-7733 or www.houstoncpa.org.
Many Texas companies are outpacing competition around the world.
Fortune magazine released its rankings of the 100 fastest-growing companies worldwide ; 20 businesses hail from the Lone Star State.
In 1987, Coleman Sisson of The Woodlands helped performer Jimmy Buffett retrieve from a crashed computer the only copy of a manuscript he was writing.
When he founded digital marketing firm BubbleUp in November 2004, his goal was to create websites where fans could buy everything from concert tickets to merchandise, CDs and downloads.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, family businesses comprise 90 percent of all business enterprises in North America, and 62 percent of total U.S.
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Interest rates are strongly influenced by inflation and the debt market (notes, bills, bonds, etc.).
If it appears to be growing too briskly, the Federal Reserve, headed by Janet Yellen, may hike short-term interest rates via the "federal funds" rate (the rate a bank can charge another bank for use of its excess money) in order to slow growth and keep inflation in check.
Upper Bay Gallery has leased 2,200 square feet in Lakeside Shopping Center to open an art and framing store.
The German retail concept is a specialty oil, vinegar and spices shop where everything is served "from the cask" (the English translation of vom fass), stored in barrels, cask pyramids, glass balloons, and vinegar and oil crocks.
A private investor has purchased the Brownstone Office Condominiums, a five-building property totaling 20,000 square feet on 5.4 acres at 16110 Kuykendahl. Larry Vickers with Tarantino Properties represented the seller, PlainsCapital Bank.
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A company that makes home grocery deliveries is expanding to Houston this week, signaling growing confidence the concept will work in sprawling cities.
[...] some of our least-dense cities have been the most successful.
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Houston-based medical waste company Sharps Compliance Corp.
Texas Childcare Fund has purchased 2.1 acres as the site of The Learning Experience, an 11,000-square-foot day care/academy of early learning.
Phillips Edison-ARC Grocery Center REIT II has acquired Spring Cypress Village, a 97,550-square-foot center with tenants including Sprouts Farmers Market, Spec's, YES Kids Fitness, Wolfies Bar & Grill, State Farm Insurance, Earthwise Pets and a freestanding Burger King.
Alon USA Energy .10 from .06
Aqua America .165 from .152
Avnet .16 from .15
Badger Meter .19 from .18
Bank of America .05 from .01
Buckeye Partners 1.125 from 1.10
CBS .15 from .12
Inflation has obediently averaged a 2.1 percent annual rate since 2010, albeit with some big swings.
Every month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the change in the consumer price index.
All my cash flow planning goes out the window when customers don't pay their bills on time.
Send thank-you notes to let customers know you appreciate their business.
Always provide the best customer service possible, and train your staff to do the same.