News archive from 29 June 2014

Detroit man nervous, excited as stolen Corvette returns 33 years later

Detroit man nervous, excited as stolen Corvette returns 33 years later

George Talley, 71, last saw his 1979 Chevrolet Corvette when he parked it on Jefferson Avenue in July 1981. Authorities recovered the car in Mississippi earlier this month after someone tried to register two Corvettes with the same vehicle...

 

Steps to take before buying your first home

Becoming a homeowner can be a daunting process for anyone, especially young adults or those without experience making such big purchases. If you intend to buy a house in the next five years or so, here are four steps to help lead you down the path to...

 

Benefits of the Roth 401(k) are plentiful

My wife and I are both 54 years old, and we each earn a six-figure salary. We are currently maximizing our contributions to our employers’ traditional 401(k) plans. Does it make sense for us to contribute to a Roth 401(k)? Yes. You are in an ideal...

 
Wie leads rain-delayed NW Arkansas Championship

Wie leads rain-delayed NW Arkansas Championship

ROGERS, Ark. -- Michelle Wie shot her second straight 5-under 66 on Saturday to take a two-shot lead in the suspended second round of the NW Arkansas Championship. Coming off a victory Sunday in the U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst, Wie had six birdies...

 

Agricultural output climbed in last year

Agriculture is a small part of the U.S. economy, but last year it was the best part. The output of the agriculture sector grew 16.4 percent after inflation last year. That is the fastest rise for the sector since at least 1998. And it’s far faster...

 
Carolina Panthers LB Thomas Davis would retire rather than play elsewhere

Carolina Panthers LB Thomas Davis would retire rather than play elsewhere

Carolina linebacker Thomas Davis is entering his 10th season in the NFL, all with the Panthers. He has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee three times, and rehabbed three times. Each time, the Panthers stuck with him. After a record...

 
D DaMarcus Beasley making most of fourth World Cup

D DaMarcus Beasley making most of fourth World Cup

SAO PAULO -- DaMarcus Beasley is playing his latest, and likely last, World Cup with little fanfare — just the way the soft-spoken defender prefers it. Beasley is determined to keep his focus on the field as he goes about his business each...

 

Agricultural output climbed in last year

Agriculture is a small part of the U.S. economy, but last year it was the best part. The output of the agriculture sector grew 16.4 percent after inflation last year. That is the fastest rise for the sector since at least 1998. And it’s far faster...

 

Texas Women Ventures putting it $16 million fund to work

Having recently raised $16 million for its latest fund, Texas Women Ventures is wasting no time putting the capital to work. Dallas-based TWV Capital Management, which manages the Texas Women Ventures funds, announced Wednesday the closing of two new...

 

The Five: Finding opportunities amid disruption

A local expert provides five recommendations on a topic useful to small business owners. This week, health care entrepreneur Reid Rasmussen talked to staff writer Hanah Cho about five ways to find business opportunities amid market disruption....

 

Rookie Huertas surprise winner of race 1 in Houston

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Rookie Carlos Huertas pulled off a stunning upset in Saturday's Race 1 of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston weekend doubleheader, leading a Colombian sweep of the podium. Having rained before the start and...

 

How husband and wife entrepreneurs developed successful flip-flop brand Hari Mari

Business partners often joke that they’re married to one another. What happens when you actually are married to your business partner? Consider husband and wife Jeremy and Lila Stewart, who launched flip-flop brand Hari Mari in Dallas two years ago....

 

How husband and wife entrepreneurs developed successful flip-flop brand Hari Mari

Business partners often joke that they’re married to one another. What happens when you actually are married to your business partner? Consider husband and wife Jeremy and Lila Stewart, who launched flip-flop brand Hari Mari in Dallas two years ago....

 

Panasonic gives landlines a new life

Plenty of people have dropped their landlines, opting to go with just a cellphone. But what about people who like their landline and want to keep using it? The KX-PRW120W from Panasonic ($99.99, www.panasonic.com) is a wireless landline phone that...

 

Sabathia has 1st rehab game

TAMPA, Fla. -- New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia has thrown 2 1-3 innings in his first minor league rehab game since going on the disabled list in May with a knee injury. Sabathia gave up two runs, three hits, walked one and struck out two for...

 

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