• Consumer Reports: Apps make shopping easy anywhere Shopping online at retailer websites is convenient and fun, but new apps for tablets and smartphones take it to a whole new level, notes ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports. They make shopping even easier because y

    March 23, 2014

  • BIZ-PT031614 maple grove4.jpg Bursting at the seams: Maple Grove expands GALVESTON -- Maple Grove Distributing is running out of space. It's a race against time for the company to finish its new warehouse, about 6,900 square feet of extra space for the company's stock of small engine parts. The distributor is approaching

    March 16, 2014 4 Photos

  • BIZ-PT031614 Stephanie Helton.jpg Business news in brief, March 16, 2014 Nurse practitioner now certified for exams Nurse Practitioner Wonda Elmore, FNP-C, has recently completed the necessary testing and training to become a certified medical examiner. The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners is a federal pro

    March 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • BIZ-PT031614 CONSUMER REPORTS.JPG Consumer Reports: 4 ways to shop smarter for sports looks ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports, recommends these ways to get inspired to shape up, save online and more: • Get fit and save. Here's a smart way to save when you shop for fitness gear: Become a member of sports

    March 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • BIZ-PT030914 TV at theater.jpg Back to the big screen For years, video and audio systems makers have been pushing movie buffs to bring the theater home. One local cinema manager says it's now time for the movie theaters to bring TV to the big screen. "You have a stove in your kitchen where you can cook

    March 9, 2014 2 Photos

  • BIZ BUZZ: Family plans to open gun shop ROYAL CENTER — Work is under way to open a gun shop just north of Royal Center. Mark and Jann Byers and their daughters Jayme and Kelsey Byers plan to open the shop by summer, Mark Byers said. The family recently applied for a zoning variance to open

    March 9, 2014

  • BIZ-PT030914 Michael Durr.jpg Business news in brief, March 9, 2014 Board governance subject of workshop The next HYPE (Helping You Pursue Excellence) workshop will cover effective board governance. The workshop for current or prospective nonprofit board members will take place at two times on Tuesday — 10 a.m. to no

    March 9, 2014 2 Photos

  • ON THE JOB: Tips to acing a job interview After all your work through school, your internship, volunteering and creating an awesome resume, you finally make the cut. You make it to the next step — the job interview. Interviewing for your dream job can be very intimidating, especially if it’s

    March 9, 2014

  • Consumer Reports: Save money on your TV Television is America's great guilty pleasure. We realize that we watch too much of it, and we think we pay more for it than we should. But we get a lot of enjoyment watching a movie or playoff game with family and friends, so most of us will keep on

    March 9, 2014

  • BIZ-PT030214 consumer reports.jpg Consumer Reports: Don't let ad traps catch you Want to save 50 percent, get a product free or have a manufacturer's warranty cover an expensive purchase for life? Of course you do, and advertisers know it. Consumer Reports says that while federal and state laws generally ban the use of misleading

    March 2, 2014 1 Photo

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