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Francesca's hires new vice president for e-commerce
Business
Published in 2-11-2015
    896 Visits

Erik Lautier has worked in online commerce, brand development and social media for more than 15 years with retailers including Bebe, Lacoste and Edun.

Reference: www.chron.com
Sysco faces challenges in food cost deflation
Business
Published in 2-11-2015
    677 Visits
Sysco's net earnings for its first quarter were down, the company said Monday, as it absorbs the last of its costs from its failed merger with US Foods and faces challenges for food cost deflation. "Sales growth was minimal and earnings were essentially flat due in large part to the unfavorable impact of both food cost deflation and currency translation," CEO Bill DeLaney said during a call ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Uptown living on the rise
Business
Published in 2-11-2015
    1194 Visits

Anchored by the Galleria, Uptown Houston has always been a hub for retail. It also dominates as an office market. Increasingly, it has also become a place where people want to live.

Reference: www.chron.com
A year in, KBR's restructuring boosts earnings
Business
Published in 2-11-2015
    451 Visits
KBR's net income rose in its third quarter from a year ago, nearly a year after the company initiated a major restructuring to cut costs and shed business segments. "All-in-all, the strategy is on track to achieve the targeted margins and the cost savings by the end of 2016," CEO Stuart Bradie said on a call with investors Monday. KBR has had to pivot as U.S. military efforts in the Middle ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Francesca's hires new vice president for e-commerce
Business
Published in 2-11-2015
    267 Visits

Erik Lautier has worked in online commerce, brand development and social media for more than 15 years with retailers including Bebe, Lacoste and Edun.

Reference: www.chron.com
Sysco faces challenges in food cost deflation
Business
Published in 2-11-2015
    1039 Visits
Sysco's net earnings for its first quarter were down, the company said Monday, as it absorbs the last of its costs from its failed merger with US Foods and faces challenges for food cost deflation. "Sales growth was minimal and earnings were essentially flat due in large part to the unfavorable impact of both food cost deflation and currency translation," CEO Bill DeLaney said during a call ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Uptown living on the rise
Business
Published in 2-11-2015
    947 Visits

Anchored by the Galleria, Uptown Houston has always been a hub for retail. It also dominates as an office market. Increasingly, it has also become a place where people want to live.

Reference: www.chron.com
A year in, KBR's restructuring boosts earnings
Business
Published in 2-11-2015
    609 Visits
KBR's net income rose in its third quarter from a year ago, nearly a year after the company initiated a major restructuring to cut costs and shed business segments. "All-in-all, the strategy is on track to achieve the targeted margins and the cost savings by the end of 2016," CEO Stuart Bradie said on a call with investors Monday. KBR has had to pivot as U.S. military efforts in the Middle ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Houston unemployment rate ticks up
Economy
Published in 2-11-2015
    1168 Visits
Texas employers in the trade, transportation and utilities industry expanded their payrolls by 13,300 jobs in July, contributing to a 3 percent annual growth rate for this industry. The leisure and hospitality industry added jobs for the 49th consecutive month, with 5,300 positions added, and the construction industry picked up 2,200 jobs in July, according to the news release.
Reference: www.chron.com
Texas loses jobs in August but Houston jobless rate dips
Economy
Published in 2-11-2015
    1043 Visits

The state-wide rate, however, is adjusted for seasonal employment shifts such as school schedules and typical hiring patterns around major holidays. Despite gains in hospitality and leisure - a large category that includes bars and restaurants - professional services and construction, the Texas economy lost 13,700 jobs in August.

Reference: www.chron.com
IMF warns of global economic dive
Economy
Published in 2-11-2015
    892 Visits

The International Monetary Fund this week warned the world that grim times could lie ahead.

Reference: www.chron.com
AT&T cuts from Houston call center
Economy
Published in 2-11-2015
    522 Visits
Layoffs at the 3900 Dacoma credit and collections office will be finalized by Nov. 21, the letter said, adding that affected employees could be hired elsewhere in the company, leave with severance or voluntarily retire.
Reference: www.chron.com
Houston economy still contracting, survey says
Economy
Published in 2-11-2015
    593 Visits
A slight improvement in sales and production among Houston area businesses provided a small lift to the overall local economy last month but not enough to propel it toward expansion. The Houston Purchasing Managers Index, which predicts likely shifts in production three to four months in advance, showed Monday that economic activity in Houston's service and manufacturing sectors remains slu ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Houston unemployment rate ticks up
Economy
Published in 2-11-2015
    599 Visits
Texas employers in the trade, transportation and utilities industry expanded their payrolls by 13,300 jobs in July, contributing to a 3 percent annual growth rate for this industry. The leisure and hospitality industry added jobs for the 49th consecutive month, with 5,300 positions added, and the construction industry picked up 2,200 jobs in July, according to the news release.
Reference: www.chron.com
Texas loses jobs in August but Houston jobless rate dips
Economy
Published in 2-11-2015
    1028 Visits

The state-wide rate, however, is adjusted for seasonal employment shifts such as school schedules and typical hiring patterns around major holidays. Despite gains in hospitality and leisure - a large category that includes bars and restaurants - professional services and construction, the Texas economy lost 13,700 jobs in August.

Reference: www.chron.com


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