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Shipping rates for Mideast oil are surging
Business
Published in 24-6-2019
    761 Visits

Oil tanker owners are raising the prices they charge to export Middle East crude as tensions surge in a region that accounts for about a third of all seaborne petroleum shipments.

Reference: www.chron.com
Lennar opens urban community in Garden Oaks/Oak Forest area
Business
Published in 24-6-2019
    629 Visits

Lennar has opened the Chapel Heights community, a gated enclave planned for 18 two-story homes in the Garden Oaks/Oak Forest area.

Reference: www.chron.com
The verdict is in on KFC's new Cheetos sandwich
Business
Published in 24-6-2019
    439 Visits

Star-crossed lovers Cheetos and fried chicken will finally unite in holy-moly matrimony this summer.

In its first-ever collaboration with Frito-Lay, KFC on July 1 is releasing a Cheetos sandwich that will fulfill all your childhood drea ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Houston economy added 8,200 jobs in May
Business
Published in 24-6-2019
    418 Visits

Houston's economy added 8,200 jobs in May, according to seasonally adjusted government data.

Reference: www.chron.com
Kirby Corp. files lawsuit over recent Houston Ship Channel accident
Business
Published in 24-6-2019
    554 Visits

Houston-based Kirby Corp., the country's largest operator of tank barges, is suing to recoup damages and limit its liability following a Houston Ship Channel accident that spilled pollutants into the water and halted vessel traffic.

Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Chase Tower to be sold to Hines, Cerberus for $627 million
Business
Published in 24-6-2019
    243 Visits

Hines is buying Houston's tallest office tower and an adjacent building in a partnership with Cerberus Capital for an estimated $627 million, according to a report from industry publication Real Estate Alert.

Reference: www.chron.com
Idea behind McDonald's Houston-centric 'trill' and 'chopped and screwed' billboards
Business
Published in 24-6-2019
    979 Visits

In late 2018, McDonald's billboards with a specific Houston hip hop flavor to them started popping up around the city.

Reference: www.chron.com
Harris County has slower wage growth than nation, rest of Texas
Economy
Published in 24-6-2019
    33 Visits

Harris County had below-average wage growth compared to both other counties and the nation, while Midland continued to experience rapid employment and wage growth.

Reference: www.chron.com
Gig jobs, online retail keep wages low, even in low unemployment: Dallas Fed
Economy
Published in 24-6-2019
    805 Visits

The rise of self employment due to "gig" economy jobs, or on-demand jobs, and fierce price competition in retail due to online competitors is holding down wages even while the nation has a low unemployment rate.

Reference: www.chron.com
Houston’s unemployment rate falls, local economy adds 9,700 jobs
Economy
Published in 24-6-2019
    65 Visits

The Houston metro area added 9,700 jobs during March and the unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent.

Reference: www.chron.com
Houston economy accelerates with strong job growth
Economy
Published in 24-6-2019
    277 Visits

.Houston’s economy accelerated beyond its normal pace in the last three months, driven by stronger job growth, particularly in manufacturing and business professional services.

Reference: www.chron.com
Houston to see moderate growth as economy returns to oil basics, local forecaster says
Economy
Published in 24-6-2019
    740 Visits

Houston's economy is likely entering a period of moderate and sustained growth, as the days of $100 oil per barrel and the rapid expansion that followed are long gone, but the economy recovers overall.

Reference: www.chron.com
Texas economy rebounds in first quarter: Dallas Fed
Economy
Published in 24-6-2019
    336 Visits

Texas' economy recovered in the first quarter of 2019, data suggests.

Reference: www.chron.com
Higher energy prices drive some inflation in Houston: BLS
Economy
Published in 24-6-2019
    591 Visits

Higher energy prices accounted for more than 80 percent of inflation in the Houston area.

Reference: www.chron.com
Manufacturing activity in Houston slows from March: survey
Economy
Published in 24-6-2019
    539 Visits

Houston's economy continued to expand in April, but at a slower pace than a month prior.

Reference: www.chron.com


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