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Fast Food Reality: Bricks, Mirror & Security Camera. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2010.
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 Lone Star Business Blog

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The $100 Bill: Snarlups & Snafus
Perhaps the spin to be put on the printing several billion dollars of useless $100 bills:  A clever ruse by the government to stimulate the economy.   Or not.  Full Story »
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 Aviation

Early Embraer Legacy 650 buyer puts new jet on the market
Texas Business notes this story by R. Randall Padfield of AIN Online:  MEBA attendees have two Embraer Legacy 650s to view here in Dubai. Business Air International (BAI) of Dallas, Texas, is displaying the first certified Embraer Legacy 650 to be shown at MEBA.  Full Story »

 Executives

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Statesman's Vivio to head marketing firm
Texas Business notes this story by Fred Zipp of the Austin American-Statesman:  Michael Vivio, who led the American-Statesman through the uncertainty of a short-circuited sale and then presided over a flurry of expansion and innovation projects, is taking on a new challenge. Full Story »

 Finance

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Texas Rare Earth Resources New Trading Symbol is TRER

Texas Business reports:  Texas Rare Earth Resources Corporation changed its trading symbol from SDSR to TRER. 

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 Food Service Industry

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Waco’s Young Chefs Academy Franchise Expands Into International Markets

Texas Business reports:  Young Chefs Academy, the first cooking school for children franchise, has expanded their unique cooking academies in four different countries in the past six months. 

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 Government Contracts

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San Antonio Firm Wins $14 million jet engine overhaul contract change

Texas Business reports:  A San Antonio firm won a $14.1 million contract modification for the overhaul of military aircraft core modules.

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 Legal

Allen Stanford Too Drugged in Prison for Trial, Lawyer Says in Bail Bid
Texas Business notes this story by Laurel Brubaker Calkins of Bloomberg:  Jailed  financier R. Allen Stanford is too heavily medicated to prepare for or testify at his January trial on charges he led a $7 billion investment fraud, his lawyer claimed in a bid for bail. Full Story »

 Media

Football was fun for homegrown Texan on the field and off
Texas Business recommends this story by David Barron of the Houston Chronicle:  While his work on ABC’s Monday Night Football helped re-create the NFL as prime-time spectacle, Don Meredith, the rapier-witted rapscallion from Mount Vernon who died Sunday at age 72, will be remembered for a less-is-more style that has been overwhelmed — and not necessarily for the better — by today’s high-definition, high-detailed, multi-platform model. Full Story »

Statesman's Vivio to head marketing firm
Texas Business notes this story by Fred Zipp of the Austin American-Statesman:  Michael Vivio, who led the American-Statesman through the uncertainty of a short-circuited sale and then presided over a flurry of expansion and innovation projects, is taking on a new challenge. Full Story »

 Service Industry

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Laguna Vista Firm Wins $21 Million Fort Hood Solid Waste Bid

Texas Business reports:  A Laguna Vista company won a $21 million contract to provide solid waste management at Fort Hood. 

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 Sports Business

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Texas Firm to Develop Website and App for Brazilian Soccer Development Academy

Texas Business reports:  AppTech of The Woodlands  entered into a marketing agreement to develop a "Members Only" website and Smartphone app for a major soccer development academy located in Parana, Brazil.


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 Workforce

FedEx National LTL to lay off 99 in El Paso; layoffs possible at ManTech
Texas Business notes this story by Vic Kolenc of the El Paso Times:  FedEx National LTL, a freight trucking division of FedEx Corp., plans to lay off 99 people by the end of January at its East Side facility. Full Story »