How significant is holiday shopping to Galveston County? How about $969 million?
How significant is holiday shopping to Galveston County? How about $969 million?
The owner of pit bulls that killed a neighbor’s aged beagle late last month has taken her case to Facebook, prompting a firm rebuttal from an attorney representing the slain dog’s owners.
There’s a different feel around the city these days, one to which coach John Snelson and his team are more than happy adjusting.
The first four years of the Friends of Galveston Island State Park Fun Run, I was the only photographer.
Water temperature in the 50s is a game changer. Even our hard core surfers don’t last long with the 3 millimeter wet suits most Texans wear, and the only swimmers we encounter seem to be Russian or Canadian.
Galveston’s planning commissioners should be congratulated for their work updating the city’s zoning standards in the draft “Land Development Regulation” (LDR) being considered for adoption by city council on Dec. 2.
Seventeen years ago Janice Hallisey had the idea to throw League City a Christmas party. The event would be a “social event” that would include entertainment, holiday shopping in the city’s historic district and park and, of course, a parade.
What do you get when you combine dozens of volunteers and more than 1.5 million Christmas lights?
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — For once, elusive running back Melvin Gordon got stuck in a crowd on the field.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — During a quiet holiday night in Ferguson, a small group of protesters demonstrated inside St. Louis-area retail stores, speaking out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.
A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. It is also a panacea as pump prices fall, giving individuals more disposable income and lowering costs for many businesses.
MANCHESTER, Mo. (AP) — Dozens of people have interrupted holiday shopping at major retail stores around the St. Louis area to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Christmas tree likely will cost a little more this year, and growers like John Tillman say it's about time.
HONG KONG (AP) — Crude oil and Asian energy shares tumbled Friday as OPEC's decision to keep production steady rippled across the globe. Japanese stocks rose after a slew of economic data releases but other regional indexes were mixed.
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's inflation rate edged lower in October, highlighting the difficulty Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces in his campaign to overcome deflation in the world's third-largest economy.
NEW YORK (AP) — Early-bird shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving in what's becoming a new holiday tradition.
NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans across the country marked Thanksgiving Day with lots of turkey, football, parades and early shopping, while many overcame nasty weather, power outages and even being buried in the snow. At the White House, President Barack Obama spent a quiet holiday with a traditional meal.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's tax agency charged HSBC bank Thursday with helping more than 4,000 Argentines evade taxes by placing their money in secret Swiss accounts.
GENEVA (AP) — After many years of talking, the World Trade Organization pulled off a major deal Thursday that the body said could boost global commerce by $1 trillion annually.
VIENNA (AP) — Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Before the holiday wish lists and mad buying rush each year comes a dose of nostalgia with the National Toy Hall of Fame's annual picks for enshrinement.
LONDON (AP) — Oil companies saw their shares take a beating Thursday as crude prices slid to their lowest in over four years in the wake of OPEC's decision to maintain production levels even though prices have fallen sharply in recent weeks.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Toyota is recalling about 30,000 Sienna Minivans worldwide, saying the 2015 models' overhead assist grips can detach when an air bag deploys.
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union institutions are piling pressure on Google to change the way it operates its business and applies EU rules.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek official says the country is under pressure from rescue creditors to impose new austerity measures to resolve an ongoing budget disagreement worth a reported 2 billion euros ($2.5 billion).
HELSINKI, Finland (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the euro currency union remains "incomplete" and needs to be strengthened with better oversight of member countries' economic policies to avoid future crises.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A 24-hour general strike in Greece shut down services across the country, forcing flight cancellations and school closures and leaving state hospitals functioning with emergency staff, while tens of thousands of protesters marched in central Athens.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's unemployment rate was steady at 6.3 percent in November as the labor market in Europe's largest economy remained strong.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House.
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — South Asian leaders flew to a mountain resort near Nepal's capital Thursday for a last effort to reach agreements on roads, railways and energy, and for a much-anticipated meeting between Pakistan and Indian leaders.
Some holiday travelers are giving thanks for the cheapest gas prices in years. But that's cold comfort to those beating a path through stormy weather, including a nor'easter affecting a wide swath of the East Coast.
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday on hopes for more stimulus in China. Hong Kong's market was steady after the arrests of dozens of pro-democracy protesters as police acted on court orders to clear barricades from major streets.
WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe and triggered signs of immune protection in the first 20 volunteers to test it, U.S. researchers reported Wednesday.
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested Washington-to-Boston corridor.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a fresh confrontation with Republicans, the Obama administration on Wednesday proposed stricter emissions limits on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness. The move fulfilled a long-delayed campaign promise by President Barack Obama but left environmental and public health groups wanting more.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers and businesses spent cautiously last month, a sign that strong growth during the spring and summer may decelerate in the final three months of the year.
Major U.S. stock indexes climbed back to record levels on Wednesday as investors assessed the latest reports on the economy. Semiconductor stocks rose after a strong earnings report from Analog Devices.
The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is often called the nation's busiest travel day of the year, and it surely feels that way sometimes. But it's probably not entirely true.
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators threatened fines and legal action against Takata Corp. Wednesday unless the company admits that its driver's air bag inflators are defective and agrees to a nationwide recall.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
CHICAGO (AP) — The Obama administration will promote health insurance coverage at shopping malls starting on Black Friday and continuing through the busiest shopping days of the holiday season, officials announced Wednesday. They said more than 462,000 people selected a private insurance plan in the first week of 2015 enrollment through the online marketplace HealthCare.gov.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A woman accused of conspiring to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed companies and send them to China, where she's married to the CEO of a large biotechnology firm, will be tried with another suspect despite her claims that she left the firm long before most of the alleged crimes, a federal judge ruled.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing with slight gains, just enough to push the market further into record territory.
CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch researchers are seeking to add a new, largely untapped renewable energy source to the world's energy mix with the opening of a "Blue Energy" test facility on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes edged up modestly in October, led by a big jump in activity in the Midwest.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes fell slightly in October as tight credit and lagging wages remained financial hurdles for would-be homebuyers.
NEW YORK (AP) — Thanksgiving is a big day for Boston Market, which every year sells turkeys, stuffing, mashed potatoes and other dishes for those who don't want to cook.
NEW YORK (AP) — Deere's fourth-quarter results were stronger than Wall Street expected but it says its farm equipment sales and profits will keep falling in its new fiscal year as the sector remains weak.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates ticked down for the third straight week, a positive trend for potential homebuyers.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks aren't moving much in midday trading as indexes remain near record levels.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration left out some of the business community's top priorities, disappointing business leaders who might have stepped up to defend his policies in the face of Republican attacks.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Greater optimism about income growth and future spending pushed U.S. consumer sentiment to a fresh 7-year high in November.
Falling gas prices. Soaring stock market. Unemployment at a six-year-low.
VIENNA (AP) — Top OPEC producer Saudi Arabia suggested Wednesday there is no need for the cartel to cut its output ceiling despite a plunge in prices that has poorer members of the organization hurting.
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Mann learned it's better to hire help for the November and December holidays while people in many parts of the U.S. are still wearing shorts and tank tops.
CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mostly lower Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of tax breaks for businesses and individuals. Officials say that the plan, brewing behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, favored corporations over the working class.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive has proposed a plan to boost investment in the bloc's flagging economy by 315 billion euros ($380 billion) by attracting reluctant private investors with guarantees and seed money. Experts warn, however, it alone will not be enough to restart growth.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes are holding near record levels as traders digest some mixed news on the U.S. economy.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's leading companies will need to have at least 30 percent women on their supervisory boards from 2016, according to a new directive being adopted by the government, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Want to save some cash while holiday shopping? The best tool can be a smartphone packed with the right apps.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits jumped last week, pushing total applications above 300,000 for the first time in nearly three months.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in October, but a key category that tracks business investment plans declined sharply for a second straight month.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A lawmaker in Ohio wants stores in the state to pay triple wages for employees who work on Thanksgiving — an effort that comes as Macy's, the holiday's quintessential retailer, is allowing its workers to choose whether to work that day.
LONDON (AP) — Thomas Cook Chief Executive Harriet Green has stepped down in a surprise move that wiped off around a fifth of the market value from the U.K.-based travel operator.
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