Month: August 2016

Lucas Museum team unveils new design with more park space

CHICAGO (AP) — The team behind George Lucas’ art and movie museum released revised renderings showing more green space at the Chicago site but no radical changes to the undulating, futuristic building Source: Business BreakingGeorge LucasLucas MuseumSource Business

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HP to jettison up to 30,000 jobs as part of spinoff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hewlett-Packard Co. is preparing to shed up to another 30,000 jobs as the Silicon Valley pioneer launches into a new era in the same cost-cutting mode that has marred much of its Source: Business BreakingHPSilicon ValleySource Business

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Manufacturing in New York shrinks for second straight month

WASHINGTON (AP) — Factory activity in New York state sank for a second straight month in September, a sign that American manufacturers are struggling with fallout from lower energy prices and a strong Source: Business BreakingNew YorkSource Business

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Fiat Chrysler, UAW extend contract, continue negotiating

DETROIT (AP) — Many of the negotiators in contract talks between the United Auto Workers and Fiat Chrysler took a break Tuesday morning after bargaining through the night. Source: Business BreakingFiat ChryslerSource BusinessUAWUnited Auto Workers

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FDA halts sales of 4 R.J. Reynolds cigarette brands

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday banned sales of four cigarette brands from R.J. Reynolds because they did not meet the agency’s safety review requirements. Source: Business BreakingFDASource Business

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Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar in San Marcos Today for Good For Texas Tour Stop

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –  Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar will visit San Marcos today, Sept. 15, to discuss the local economy and developments from the recent legislative session as part of his Good For Texas tour. Business and community leaders and residents are welcome to attend this town hall-style meeting. The event is from…

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The Granite State Groans: Texas, Stop Messing With Us

By Andrew Cline – Wall Street Journal Granite State Democrats are spooked by a man more than 1,000 miles away: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. This summer Mr. Abbott helped clarify a long-standing political debate here when he tried to lure New Hampshire businesses down south. But the free economics lesson he offered seems to have gone…

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Wine and tapas? Taco Bell to serve them in Chicago

NEW YORK (AP) — What kind of wine pairs best with a Chalupa? Taco Bell customers in Chicago and San Francisco will soon be able to find out. Source: Business BreakingSan FranciscoSource BusinessTaco Bell

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September is National Preparedness Month: Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – (DENTON, Texas) – “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” That’s the message emergency managers are sharing with people all over Texas and beyond during the month of September. September is National Preparedness Month and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Region 6 Office is urging everyone to…

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Texas Attorney General’s Child Support Division Sets Record by Collecting $3.9 Billion in Child Support for Texas Children

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –  The Texas Attorney General’s Office Child Support Division set a record by collecting more than $3.9 billion in child support for the state fiscal year that ended Aug. 31. The $3.9 billion in collections benefitted 943,000 families and topped the previous year’s record by $186 million. “The efficient and…

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