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Toyota U.S. Base is Heading South

May 20, 2014

After over half a decade in California Jim Lentz, Toyota’s CEO announced plans to move the companies’ domestic headquarters to Plano, Texas, a Dallas suburb Monday, August 28th. The new greener facility, which is set to be operational late 2016 or early 2017 will be workplace to over 4,000 employees in different departments. For more […]

Texas Strong

May 16, 2014

Thetexaseconomy.org recently reported, Six Signs the Texas Economy is Strong and Getting Stronger. Texas is trailblazing across the board. Texas has replaced 100 percent of the jobs lost in the recession. In the past year Texas home sells have increased by 12 percent. State Tax revenues for oil and natural gas production have increased almost […]

What is drawing people and businesses to Texas?

May 13, 2014

What is drawing people and businesses to Texas? Economy! Economy! Economy! The Texas Economy has recovered faster than the U.S. economy has as a whole, from the recent recession. Opportunities! Steady economy means steady jobs. With big companies like Toyota, Google, Dollar General and Occidental Petroleum Corp setting up shop in Texas there are more […]

Job Opportunities on the Rise

May 9, 2014

Another major chain is bringing jobs to San Antonio area. Dollar General has announced plans to build its first Texas distribution center in the area. The center will be built on a 110 acre site and is estimated to be a $70 million project. This facility will create 538 new full time jobs for the […]

Retailers Expecting A Profitable Year

April 9, 2014

U.S. retailers are expecting a profitable sales year in 2014 for electronics and online sales, despite a less than ideal holiday season according to a survey of 100 retail CFOs performed by BDO USA LLC. Consumers continue to show favor to the convenience and perks of online retail. The online sales tactic that resulted in […]

How the Texas House Bill 5 Is Changing Education

February 26, 2014

Major changes in education will arrive soon thanks to the Texas House Bill 5 that was signed by Governor Rick Perry June 2013. The curriculum and testing requirements are being adjusted to meet the format of the new education requirements. One major change Texas school systems will be experiencing is the decrease in standardized tests […]

Amazon Takes Customer Recommendations a Step Further

February 24, 2014

Amazon has announced its plans to begin “anticipatory shipping”. This program will send customers products before they order them. Sounds crazy, right? Or does it. Using the same history based method that they use to give customers “recommendations” they will use shopping and browsing history to determine products customers may want and start the order […]

A Note to Our Readers

February 21, 2014

Since December 2013’s Target security breach there seems to be a new report every week of a popular company having their information systems hacked. Criminals are looking for any and every way to access your private information. Investment Realty Company wanted to remind you that you are entitled to one free credit report a year. […]

If you can’t leave a voicemail, you won’t get a call back.

February 20, 2014

As a society of information access and limitless knowledge, it comes as no surprise that when an unknown number calls you want to know who it is and why they are calling. There is typically less stigma nowadays on answering or returning a call from an unknown number for fear of telemarketing, thanks to acts […]

Major Layoff’s For Sam’s Club

February 19, 2014

Wal-Mart Inc. announced 2,300 layoffs from their wholesale retailer Sam’s Club, nearly 2% of their current workforce. The layoffs included predominantly middle management and hourly employees. Some departments are losing as much as 50% of their management team. The company also stated that the management remaining would receive a pay raise. Wal-Mart spokesman said, “We’re […]

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