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Chenault dealt with crises, competition as head of American Express
Business
Published in 30-1-2018
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NEW YORK - Kenneth Chenault, wearing no sport coat and no tie, with a large cup of tea in front of him, fits an image of a man ready for retirement. Chenault is days away from stepping down as the chief executive officer and chairman of American Express, the credit card giant and one of the most iconic brands in the country. He will have run American Express for 17 years, guiding the company throu ...>>
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Nazi past followed Ikea founder to his death
Business
Published in 30-1-2018
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In 1943, Ingvar Kamprad was a 17-year-old budding entrepreneur selling udder balm, picture frames and other small-town wares from his home in rural Sweden. That year, he founded a mail-order company called Ikea, initials taken after his name and that of his family's farm. His first employee was his close friend Otto Ullmann, an Austrian Jew about his age whose parents had sent him to Sweden t ...>>
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Apple's stock sinks as high hopes for iPhone X sales fade
Business
Published in 30-1-2018
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SAN FRANCISCO - Apple's stock is backtracking from its recent highs amid mounting concerns that iPhone X sales will fall short of the high hopes for a device that brought facial recognition technology and a $1,000 price tag to the company's flagship product line. Speculation about disappointing demand for the iPhone X have been swirling for the past week, contributing to a 6 percent decl ...>>
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Europe ready to hit back if Trump imposes anti-EU trade measures
Business
Published in 30-1-2018
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BRUSSELS - The European Union said Monday that it stands ready to hit back "swiftly and appropriately" if U.S. President Donald Trump imposes unfair trade measures against the 28-nation bloc. The EU's warning comes less than 24 hours after Trump expressed his annoyance with EU trade policy, saying it "may morph into something very big." The standoff contrasted sharply with relations during th ...>>
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United's Kirby goes rogue with plan that may spur lower airfares
Business
Published in 30-1-2018
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Scott Kirby has a very specific view about how the three U.S. hub-and-spoke airlines work best, having managed two of them. In his current job as president of United Continental Holdings, Kirby's role is to oversee a major overhaul of how the carrier operates, beginning with a broad restructuring of its three domestic-focused hubs in Houston, Chicago and Denver. By United's math, this tr ...>>
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Potholes ahead for Trump's upcoming public works proposal
Economy
Published in 30-1-2018
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WASHINGTON - The Trump administration will soon release its long-anticipated public works plan, trying to fulfill a campaign pledge but set to fall short of some ambitious goals. As a candidate, Donald Trump promised to generate at least $1 trillion in infrastructure spending. As president, he is relying on state and local governments to pony up a significant share of the total. Trump told mayors ...>>
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Bad news far from over for GE
Economy
Published in 30-1-2018
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General Electric Co.'s announcement that it's under investigation by the SEC isn't that surprising in the context of its rapid downward spiral. But it's an important reminder that the bad news is far from over. The company disclosed this week that the regulator is looking into how it wound up having to pay $15 billion over seven years to shore up reserves for a legacy insura ...>>

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Trump's infrastructure plan comes with a huge pothole
Economy
Published in 30-1-2018
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WASHINGTON - When President Donald Trump unveils his plan to beef up the nation's infrastructure plan next month, it will include a crater-sized hole. The trust fund that pays for most federal highway and transit aid is forecast to go broke in about three years unless the government significantly scales back its transportation spending or comes up with more money. But Trump's infrastruct ...>>
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Chenault dealt with crises, competition as head of American Express
Economy
Published in 30-1-2018
    141 Visits
NEW YORK - Kenneth Chenault, wearing no sport coat and no tie, with a large cup of tea in front of him, fits an image of a man ready for retirement. Chenault is days away from stepping down as the chief executive officer and chairman of American Express, the credit card giant and one of the most iconic brands in the country. He will have run American Express for 17 years, guiding the company throu ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Nazi past followed Ikea founder to his death
Economy
Published in 30-1-2018
    839 Visits
In 1943, Ingvar Kamprad was a 17-year-old budding entrepreneur selling udder balm, picture frames and other small-town wares from his home in rural Sweden. That year, he founded a mail-order company called Ikea, initials taken after his name and that of his family's farm. His first employee was his close friend Otto Ullmann, an Austrian Jew about his age whose parents had sent him to Sweden t ...>>
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A&M basketball coach Billy Kennedy: ‘I really believe we’re getting better’
Sports
Published in 30-1-2018
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Despite another double-digit loss, A&M coach Billy Kennedy found a silver lining in the Aggies outscoring KU 41-34 in the second half – and he's hoping that momentum carries over into league play.

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TSU women gaining momentum in SWAC race
Sports
Published in 30-1-2018
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Texas Southern was picked to repeat as Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament champions after winning the school's first last year; punching its first ticket to the NCAA tournament in the process. They feature the nation's leading scorer and lead the SWAC in blocks and scoring defense.

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As Texans look to future, can they afford to pay both J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney?
Sports
Published in 30-1-2018
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A day will come when the Texans and J.J. Watt will have to evaluate his future in terms of contributions on the field, durability and how large a chunk he takes up under the salary cap. That day is approaching, but it hasn't arrived yet and it may not unfold this season.

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Chron's boys player of the week: Tayvion Johnson, North Shore
Sports
Published in 30-1-2018
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Each week, we will have a boys and girls high school athlete of the week, presented by Texan Live. This week's boys winner is ...

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D'Antonis relish chance to meet legendary military pilot Chuck Yeager
Sports
Published in 30-1-2018
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Legendary military pilot Chuck Yeager was introduced at Sunday's game to a standing ovation, but Mike and Laurel D'Antoni especially wanted the chance to meet him.

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