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Memorial City office building makes sublease deal

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FairfieldNodal, a seismic data acquisition firm based in Sugar Land, has subleased 46,720 square feet of space in Air Liquide Center at 9811 Katy Freeway for a Houston office in Memorial City. Jon Silberman, John Ferruzzo and Nick Peterson…

Retail Wrap: The Woodlands' East Shore Place starts next-phase construction

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Houston-based Wulfe & Co. has started construction on the next phase East Shore Place at the northwest corner of Grogan's Mill Road and East Shore Drive in The Woodlands. A two-story building with 49,000 square feet will have retail,…

Tax reform boosted CVR Energy profits in 2017

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Sugar Land refiner and petrochemicals maker CVR Energy on Thursday reported that higher profit margins and federal tax reform substantially boosted its earnings last year.

Borr Drilling to acquire Houston's Paragon Offshore

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Bermuda offshore drilling company Borr Drilling Ltd. has agreed to acquire Houston's Paragon Offshore Ltd. for about $232.5 million as part of its push to consolidate the drilling rig market, the company announced Thursday.

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H-E-B anchored shopping center in Tanglewood hits market

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Tanglewood Court, an H-E-B-anchored shopping center on 12 acres at San Felipe and Fountain View, is up for sale. Fidelis Realty Partners has hired HFF to market the fully-leased, 125,500-square-foot shopping center at 5895 San Felipe. The…

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SpaceX launches Spanish satellite, 2 others from California

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Earth-observation satellite built for Spain and two experimental satellites for internet service were successfully launched into orbit from California at dawn Thursday, creating a brief light show as it arced over the…

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CenterPoint's earnings boosted by $1.1 billion tax benefit

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Houston's CenterPoint Energy reported on Thursday dramatic profit increases for 2017 and the fourth quarter, driven by a $1.1 billion boost from corporate tax cuts.

Crude inventories fall, prices rise

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U.S crude stockpiles fell unexpectedly last week, driving prices higher as demand for petroleum remains strong.

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U.S. oil boom tempts Saudis to consider American crude sale

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The kingdom's state oil firm considered the possibility of sending American crude to Asia in February via a U.S. unit before determining it wasn't economically viable.

Double boost from Trump gives Kelcy Warren huge pipeline gain

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Kelcy Warren's pipeline business had a massive profit last year, thanks largely to President Donald Trump.

Apache swings to profit, keeps spending flat

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Houston's Apache Corp. swung to a profit in the fourth quarter, boosted by U.S. tax changes and other one-time gains.

Too hungry to pump oil, PDVSA crews skip work to hunt for food

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Hunger is hastening the ruin of Venezuelan's oil industry as workers grow too weak and hungry for heavy labor.

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Walmart to launch new online home shopping experience

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Walmart is launching a new online home shopping experience in the coming weeks that will let shoppers discover items based on their style.

Greenberg Traurig lawyer jumps to Holland & Knight

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Commercial litigator Annapoorni Sankaran joined Holland & Knight's office in Houston as a partner. She was previously a lawyer with Greenberg Traurig.

Silicon Valley is so expensive that people who make $400,000 think they're middle-class — here's what the middle class actually is in the 25 largest US cities

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The middle class is defined by the US government in terms of income. Middle class Americans earned between $39,560 and $118,080 in 2016, according to Pew, but middle class income ranges vary at the state and city levels. Some Silicon…

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Dynegy narrows losses in fourth quarter

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Houston-based Dynegy narrowed its losses over the fourth quarter and swung to a profit in 2017, according to the company's annual earnings released on Wednesday.

Thursday, Feb 22

Claims of presidential profiting 'nonsense'

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NEW DELHI - Donald Trump Jr. said any talk of his family profiting from his father's presidency is "nonsense" during a trip to India that has raised ethical concerns about using the name of the American president to promote international…

Spike in bond yields upends market rally

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U.S. stocks closed broadly lower Wednesday, erasing an early gain, as investors reacted to a late-afternoon surge in bond yields.

Amid a flood of plastic, big companies try to clean up image

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LONDON - Once a month, accountant Michael Byrne pulls on his rubber boots and makes his way to a spot on the banks of the River Thames.

Cruz tells refinery workers that ethanol program is broken

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PHILADELPHIA - Sen. Ted Cruz, in a speech to refinery workers here Wednesday, said federal ethanol rules were earning "Wall Street speculators and giant integrated companies" a "windfall" while small refineries struggle.

Wednesday, Feb 21

Emirates brings behemoth A380 back to Houston

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Houston's recovering energy sector is prompting Emirates to resume flying its A380, complete with lounge and shower spa, from Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Toymakers turn to the toilet for poop-inspired toys

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NEW YORK - Toymakers have gone to the toilet for their latest creations.

Trump plan: Less health insurance for lower premiums

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WASHINGTON - The Trump administration Tuesday spelled out a plan to lower the cost of health insurance: give consumers the option of buying less coverage in exchange for reduced premiums.

New rebellion against wind energy stalls projects

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GLENVILLE, Minn. - Wind turbines have become as commonplace in parts of the rural Midwest as tree-sheltered farmhouses, gray-metal grain bins and deeply furrowed fields. The slowly spinning blades are a sign of investment in a region that…

Tuesday, Feb 20

Flix, a movie theater-brewery combo, on tap in Fort Bend

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A combined movie theater and microbrewery is planned for the Harvest Green community in Fort Bend County.

U.S. ethane consumption expected to boom

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The U.S. Department of Energy projects that during the next two years, domestic growth in ethane consumption in the burgeoning petrochemicals industry will surpass that of all other petroleum and liquid products combined as ethylene…

Cruz meeting with refinery workers in ethanol reform push

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Sen. Ted Cruz is heading to Philadelphia Wednesday to meet with workers at an oil refinery that has become the centerpiece of an ongoing debate on ethanol.

Feathers fly as chicken shortage shuts KFCs across Britain

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LONDON - Fast-food fans were in a flutter Monday after most of the 900 KFC outlets in the U.K. and Ireland were forced to close because of a shortage of chicken.

Monday, Feb 19

U.S. crude exports hit big time as supertanker heads for China

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The flood of U.S. oil exports stepped up a gear on Monday after the first fully laden supertanker sailed from an American port, alleviating a bottleneck that's limited overseas shipments.

Noble Energy signs deal to export Israel gas to Egypt

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Noble Energy Inc. and Delek Drilling-LP, the lead partners in Israel's largest gas fields, said they signed a $15 billion agreement to export gas to Egypt's Dolphinus Holdings Ltd.

Inventure Design expands to Nashville

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Houston-based Inventure Design has set up shop in Nashville. The new office follows the architecture and interior design firm's recent expansions into Dallas and Tulsa.

Texas man lists used dentures to Facebook sell group, the internet can't deal

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A Texas man's Facebook post is turning heads online because he is trying to sell a set of used dentures on the social media site.