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Small-business Q&A: Franchise defines the business, but the boss is still the boss
Business
Published in 12-1-2016
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The idea is that no matter the location, the look and feel of the restaurant are the same, right down to the uniforms worn by the servers and the food on the menu. [...] since there are also a wide variety of business and brand options available at all investment levels, chances are you would be able to find a franchise opportunity that fits your particular personality, business expertise and fin ...>>
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Real Estate Deal Highlights: 2015 full of firsts
Business
Published in 12-1-2016
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While job growth slowed and oil prices fell, Houston continued to attract interest from real estate developers, investors and retailers in 2015. First Houston office purchase: First apartment purchases: First Houston Locations: First development in a while: First spec office project announced in 2015:
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LGI Homes reports record home sales in 2015
Business
Published in 12-1-2016
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Demand for entry-level priced homes pushed sales to record levels for locally based LGI Homes in 2015, according to a monthly report. Assuming that general economic conditions, including interest rates, and mortgage availability in 2016 are similar to those in 2015, we believe we will close more than 4,000 homes during 2016. Mortgage rates are still low, averaging just below 4 percent for a 30-y ...>>
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Texas loses jobs in August but Houston jobless rate dips
Economy
Published in 12-1-2016
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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.

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IMF warns of global economic dive
Economy
Published in 12-1-2016
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The International Monetary Fund this week warned the world that grim times could lie ahead.

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AT&T cuts from Houston call center
Economy
Published in 12-1-2016
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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.
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Houston economy still contracting, survey says
Economy
Published in 12-1-2016
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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 ...>>
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Greater Houston Partnership taps social media to reach young professionals
Economy
Published in 12-1-2016
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The Greater Houston Partnership will launch a new site Thursday to aid its efforts in recruiting and attracting young professionals to the Houston area. Late last year, a task force found that Houston produces two jobs in science, technology, engineering and math, the STEM areas, for every one student who graduates from a local college or university.
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Scouting report: Rockets at Grizzlies
Sports
Published in 12-1-2016
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Evaluating the QBs available for the Texans in the upcoming NFL Draft
Sports
Published in 12-1-2016
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An early look at the best quarterbacks in the upcoming draft
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John McClain’s 2015 Texans report card: General manager/coach
Sports
Published in 12-1-2016
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They have to put their heads together and finally find their quarterback.
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EA Sports raises, destroys 'NCAA Football' video game fans hopes
Sports
Published in 12-1-2016
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The mystery of a vague Facebook post by EA Sports NCAA Football has gamers all over the Internet alive with buzz.

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High school athletes of the week
Sports
Published in 12-1-2016
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The Kentucky signee and the top scorer in the Houston area averaged 29 points a game last week in District 17-6A victories over Jersey Village (33) and Cy-Fair (25). What Spartans basketball coach Emmanuel Olatunbosun said: He's just leading. The junior midfielder scored eight goals in three games at the Katy ISD Showcase, including three against Fort Bend Austin and four against Sam Housto ...>>
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Chelsea Clinton seeks to inspire young people to change the world
Energy
Published in 5-1-2016
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Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and current presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, has a deal with Penguin Young Readers for It's Your World: The book aims to inspire young people to "change the world" and will cover issues including poverty and gender equality, according to Penguin. According to Viking, Streisand will reflect on her childhood, her car ...>>
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Books by Houstonians: 2015 Edition
Energy
Published in 5-1-2016
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Houston is home to a busy burgeoning writing community.

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