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Sale of Greenspoint office portfolio another boost for struggling area

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A six-building office complex in the Greenspoint area that went into foreclosure after its largest tenant, oil giant Exxon Mobil, moved out a couple of years ago, has been acquired by a private real estate firm from Dallas.

Rosenberg shopping options expand in Brazos Town Center


A new lease with a national pet store chain is jump-starting construction of another retail building in Rosenberg's Brazos Town Center.

Energy CEOs top list of highest paid Houston executives

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Phillips 66 chairman and CEO Greg Garland topped the list with $25 million in total earnings in 2016.

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Cardtronics CEO retiring, will be replaced from within


ATM owner and operator Cardtronics announced Monday that CEO Steven Rathgaber, 64, will retire from his executive and director roles on Dec. 31.


NFL, Electronic Arts unveil Madden '18 competition


NEW YORK (AP) — NFL fans and gamers can play their way to the Super Bowl — if they're good enough at the newest edition of "Madden NFL 18."

Francesca's loses Chief Merchandising Officer, reports slow start to Q2


Francesca's, a Houston-based clothing retailer, has announced the departure of Laurie Hummel, its Chief Merchandising Officer.


BNY Mellon Wealth Management opens Houston office


BNY Mellon Wealth Management has established a Houston office at San Felipe Place, a recent development of Hines at 2229 San Felipe in River Oaks.


Why AI visionary Andrew Ng teaches humans to teach computers


PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Andrew Ng has led teams at Google and Baidu that have gone on to create self-learning computer programs used by hundreds of millions of people, including email spam filters and touch-screen keyboards that make…

Andrew Ng hates paranoid androids, and other fun facts


PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — What does artificial intelligence researcher Andrew Ng have in common with a "very depressed robot" from "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"? Both have huge brains.


ClearWorth Capital buys Clear Lake area apartment properties


ClearWorth Capital has expanded its Houston portfolio with the acquisition of two, 1970s-era apartment complexes in the Clear Lake area totaling 549 units.


Sempra Energy launches fourth attempt to acquire Oncor


San Diego-based Sempra Energy, a power and pipeline company, has made a bid to buy the bankrupt Energy Future Holdings and become the majority owner of the Dallas-based utility Oncor, the company announced on Monday.

Total to buy Maersk Oil for $5 billion

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The French integrated energy company Total is buying the Danish offshore specialists Maersk Oil for almost $5 billion in a move to strengthen its North Sea holdings and protect itself from riskier global investments.


Gasoline prices begin to fall


Prices at the pump began to fall last week, demonstrating the trend of rising summer fuel prices has come to an end - at least temporarily.


UK promises to prosecute online hate crimes vigorously


LONDON (AP) — British authorities are promising to prosecute hate crimes committed online as vigorously as those that take place face-to-face, recognizing the growth of hate speech on social media and the potential for such crimes to…

What looking at the solar eclipse without glasses could do to your eyes

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Cathal McNaughton/Reuters Let's get this out of the way: you cannot safely watch the solar eclipse without wearing protective glasses. If you aren't wearing protective glasses, ultraviolet light from the sun can penetrate and be absorbed…

Most new Permian oil likely to be exported from Houston, Corpus Christi


Most of the new crude oil produced from West Texas' Permian Basin during the next few years will be shipped out of Gulf Coast ports to growing nations in Asia and other regions, said Kurt Barrow, vice president over oil markets for IHS…


Mayor recognizes Houston airbag recall efforts


Mayor Sylvester Turner reported that more than 1,300 Takata brand airbags in Houston at risk of exploding and injuring, if not killing, drivers have been replaced with safer models.

Monday, Aug 21

Why McDonald's ice cream machines are seemingly always broken (MCD)

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Instagram/McDonald's McDonald's won widespread praise earlier this year when the fast-food chain said it would be replacing its ice cream machines after years of complaints from customers. But five months after the announcement, McDonald's…

Saturday, Aug 19

Small-business resources


Learn About Federal Contracting: Webinar hosted by the SBA. 10-11 a.m. Registration: www.sba.gov/tx/houston.

Business calendar


Congressional Update with Congressman Pete Olson: Hosted by the Central Fort Bend Chamber. 7:30-9 a.m., Safari Texas Ranch, 11627 FM 1464, Richmond.

Mesa could end long labor dispute with better pay for flight attendants


Flight attendants at Mesa Airlines, including about 400 working on United Express flights in Houston, struck a deal with management on Friday that would offer pay five times greater than the deal union members voted down about a year ago.

Friday, Aug 18

Reserve at Clear Lake City opens new sections


Trendmaker Homes, developer of the Reserve at Clear Lake City, announced the opening of new sections with various lot sizes and a new entry that improves access on the western side of the development. The neighborhood, which represents one…

Sanchez Energy sells gas area in Eagle Ford for $105 million


Sanchez Energy has agreed to sell certain assets in the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas for $105 million in cash, the company said late Thursday.

113 Houston companies make Inc. 5000 list of fast growers


The number of Houston-based companies on the Inc. 5000 ranking of the fastest growing private companies jumped to 113, up from 100 in 2016. The magazine ranked privately held companies by revenue growth over the past three years. Discount…

Tilman Fertitta wins Joe's Crab Shack in bankruptcy court

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Tilman Fertitta's aggressive move to reclaim Joe's Crab Shack succeeded in bankruptcy court in Houston, giving the local billionaire a second chance to wring a profit from the struggling chain. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge David Jones on Thursday…

Thursday, Aug 17

When in Permian, drilling is art as well as science


Hotels often like to reflect their surroundings by using art to telegraph their location. Stay somewhere in New York and there will likely be photographs of the Statute of Liberty and Central Park. Washington D.C. hotels feature images of…

What would nuclear collapse do to the Texas economy?


It's been all bad news of late for the U.S. nuclear power industry, with construction on one new plant in South Carolina cancelled and the outlook for another in Georgia on life support.

Bauer-Pileco to build new Conroe campus


Bauer-Pileco, a provider of products for the foundation construction industry, will build a 78,774 square-foot facility for its North American headquarters in Conroe Park North.

Former Anadarko CEO's blank-check firm creating new Alta Mesa Resources


The publicly traded blank-check company run by the former chairman and CEO of Anadarko Petroleum is merging with two production and pipeline companies to create the new Alta Mesa Resources.