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A 5.5 percent CD yield? Think again
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Published in 15-8-2015
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Plain as day, a newspaper advertisement offers an FDIC-insured certificate of deposit. The ad also contains a reassuring Better Business Bureau logo, two phone numbers and some fine print. Yields on safe savings have gone from puny to pathetic. [...] a courageous businessperson finds the Lost Mine of Good CD Yields and shares it with the long-suffering public. If you take your savings to Wells ...>>
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Activist shareholder buys Sysco stock, seeks change
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Published in 15-8-2015
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Activist shareholder Nelson Peltz and his Trian Group have taken a stake in Sysco, saying in filings with federal regulators that the Houston food distributor is underperforming financially despite its competitive advantages. Trian wants to review Sysco's financial structure, spending, corporate governance and board structure, including the possibility of seeking board seats.

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Time running out for storm-related unemployment benefits
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Published in 15-8-2015
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Residents of Warton and several other Texas counties who lost their livelihood as a result of the severe storms that swept through the area between May 4 and June 22 have just a few days remaining to file for unemployment benefits. The Texas Workforce Commission reminded residents affected by the flooding, winds and tornadoes in Wharton, Hood, Madison and Shelby counties that they must apply for ...>>
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Stock market activity this week
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Published in 15-8-2015
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Increased dividends Starwood Waypoint .19 from .14 Declared stock splits First Business Financial 2-for-1 Nasdaq Global and Global Select Markets Conifer Holdings Inc (IPO) Global Blood Therapeutics Inc (IPO) Stocks Removed from Trading Associated Estates Realty Corp NASDAQ Global and Global Select Markets
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Social Security's still not out of the woods
Business
Published in 8-8-2015
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The Social Security trustees released their new report last month. Hours later, Huffington Post writer Nancy Altman made a declaration. The "2015 Trustees Report Confirms That Expanding Social Security Is Fully Affordable." Altman is co-founder of Social Security Works. The organization has the laudable goal of expanding Social Security rather than shrinking it. I love that goal. As defined-benefi ...>>
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Blue Bell can begin ice cream production again at Alabama plant following Listeria outbreak
Business
Published in 8-8-2015
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Blue Bell can begin production and sell of ice cream immediately at its Sylacauga, Alab. plant, according to reports.

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Angry Orchard recalls hard cider as bottles burst
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Published in 8-8-2015
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Angry Orchard hard cider is voluntarily recalling two batches of "crisp apple" cider after some bottles overflowed upon opening and others burst.

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Chick-fil-A crushes fast food competition
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Published in 8-8-2015
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Southern institution Chick-fil-A keeps on growing. The chicken chain crushes the competition in sales per restaurant, a new QSR report shows.

The report lists Chick-fil-A as the no. 8 quick-service brand in the country. But that's an impressive feat when the ninth-ranked brand Pizza Hut (7,337) has almost four times as many stores as Chick-Fil-A (1,887). Fried chicken rival KFC pla ...>>

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Texas A&M professor has written the history of the fax machine, now a '90s relic
Business
Published in 8-8-2015
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A Texas A&M University professor has written a book -- an early eulogy of sorts -- for the fax machine, that noisy, once-ubiquitous office mainstay that remains in our daily lives albeit hanging by a thread.

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Forbes reveals the best places in America for careers
Business
Published in 1-8-2015
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Houston trails most of Texas' largest cities in Forbes' 2015 ranking of "The Best Places for Business and Careers."

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Whataburger drops mic on Drake, Meek Mill feud
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Published in 1-8-2015
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Someone had to put an end to the back-and-forth disses between rappers Drake and Meek Mill. And it had to be someone most people in Texas look to when they need the end-all, be-all to freshness -- Whataburger.

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SAS Survival Guide app could help you save yourself
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Published in 1-8-2015
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For more than 10 years, the "SAS Survival Guide," a compendium of outdoor tips by John "Lofty" Wiseman, has been a staple in my camping backpack. The 400-page handbook usually comes with me on camping trips and has helped me forage for berries or navigate by sun and stars. Whenever I fly, I leave the book on its perch by the bed, which, of course, renders it useless. What would happen if my plane ...>>
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Stock market activity this week
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Published in 1-8-2015
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Increased dividends Abengoa Yield .40 from .34 Alliance Hldgs GP .96 from .9375 Amer Natl Insurance .80 from .77 Amer States Water .224 from .213 Arc Logistics .425 from .41 Buckeye Partners 1.1625 from 1.15 CBOE Holdings .23 from .21 Calif Water Svc .1675 from .1625 Cape Bancorp .10 from .06 Carolina Financial .03 from .025 Chesapeake Lodging Tr .40 from .35 Comfort Systems .065 from .06 Communit ...>>
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Small-business Q&A: Why it's important to raise your credit score
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Published in 1-8-2015
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Q: Why is my credit score so important to a lender? Isn't it more important for me not to have a lot of debt? A: How much you owe is definitely important to a lender. In fact, it's a big part of what goes into your credit score. But other factors come into play as well: Lenders also want to know if you've paid your bills on time and the length of your credit history. A good credit s ...>>
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Forbes reveals the best places in America for careers
Business
Published in 1-8-2015
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Houston trails most of Texas' largest cities in Forbes' 2015 ranking of "The Best Places for Business and Careers."

Reference: www.chron.com


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