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Amazon to Hire 70,000 Seasonal Workers

Updated: 10/01/2013 - Amazon.com says it is hiring 70,000 full-time seasonal workers around the U.S. to fill orders during the holiday season.

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Merck to Cut 8,500 More Jobs

Posted: 10/01/2013 - Drugmaker Merck says it plans to reduce its global workforce by another 8,500 jobs as part of a plan to cut its annual costs by about $2.5 billion by the end of 2015.

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J.C. Penney Shares Plunge to New Lows

Posted: 09/25/2013 - J.C. Penney shares are trading at their lowest level in nearly 13 years as the department stores' woes appear to be worsening.

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New $100 Bill Has Ink Well, More Color, 3-D

Updated: 09/26/2013 - America's new $100 bill will feature a color-changing ink well, a 3-D security ribbon, and more texture on Benjamin Franklin's collar.

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Stocks End Lower for 5th Straight Day

Posted: 09/25/2013 - The stock market is closing lower for a fifth consecutive day as investors continue to worry about the economy and the growing possibility of a government shutdown.

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BlackBerry to Lay Off 4,500 Employees

Posted: 09/20/2013 - BlackBerry says it will lay off 4,500 employees, or 40 percent of its global workforce, as it reports a nearly $1 billion second-quarter loss in a surprise early release of earnings results.

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Wal-Mart to Launch Smartphone Trade-in Program

Updated: 09/10/2013 - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is launching a smartphone trade-in program later this month that will help consumers trade-up to the newest phones available.

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Fewest Americans Since 2007 Seek Jobless Benefits

Posted: 08/15/2013 - The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped 15,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 320,000, the fewest since October 2007 — a sign of dwindling layoffs and steady if modest job growth.

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College Station Professional Elected to Statewide Title Industry Association Board

Posted: 07/12/2013 - AUSTIN – At their recent Annual Conference and Business Meeting, the Texas Land Title Association (TLTA), one of the state’s oldest trade associations, elected Celia Goode-Haddock, Chairman of the Board/CEO of University Title Company in College Station as TLTA’s Agent Section Vice Chair.

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New Theme Park Approved For New Caney

Updated: 07/10/2013 - Developers for the Grand Texas Theme Park have officially closed the deal on the land purchase for the 600-acre tract of land located on FM 242 near U.S. Highway 59 in New Caney.

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US Economy Adds 195K Jobs, Jobless Rate 7.6 Pct.

Posted: 07/05/2013 - U.S. employers added 195,000 jobs in June and hiring was more robust in the two previous months than earlier estimated. The gains raise hopes for a stronger economy in the second half of 2013.

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Strong June Seen for Auto Sales

Updated: 07/02/2013 - Sales from the major automakers are expected to show that confident U.S. buyers snapped up new cars and trucks at a strong pace in June.

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US Home Prices Rise in May by Most in 7 Years

Posted: 07/02/2013 - U.S. home prices jumped 12.2 percent in May from a year ago, the most in seven years. The increase suggests the housing recovery is strengthening.

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Prosperity Bank to Merge with First Victoria National Bank

Posted: 07/02/2013 - Prosperity Bancshares, Inc., the parent company of Prosperity Bank, (collectively referred to as “Prosperity”) announced today the signing of a definitive merger agreement with FVNB Corp. and its wholly owned subsidiary First VictoriaNational Bank (collectively referred to as “FVNB”) headquartered in Victoria, Texas, whereby First Victoria National Bank will be merged with and into Prosperity Bank. Prosperity hascompleted six merger transactions in the last eighteen months.

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Weekly US Jobless Aid Applications Rise to 354K

Updated: 08/26/2013 - U.S. unemployment benefit applications rose by 18,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 354,000. Despite the gain, the level remains consistent with moderate job gains.

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Downside of SEC Football: Hotel Price Hikes

Updated: 06/18/2013 - No college football entities are hotter than the Alabama Crimson Tide, the defending national champions, and the Aggies of Texas A&M, led by Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel.

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Is Big Data Turning Government into 'Big Brother?'

Updated: 06/07/2013 - With every phone call they make and every Web excursion they take, people are leaving a digital trail of revealing data that can be tracked by profit-seeking companies and terrorist-hunting government officials.

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