The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Kinder Morgan, Exxon Mobil, Transocean, Royal Dutch Shell And Chiquita Brands International – Yahoo Finance

authorization of airstrikes against Islamic militants in Iraq, OPECs second-largest producer. Natural gas fared much better, helped by an in-line supply gain and expectations of strong electric power demand with forecasts of warm summer weather across most parts of the U.S. soared 9% after it announced the decision to purchase all the outstanding equity securities of three subsidiaries Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., Kinder Morgan Management, LLC and El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. The $70 billion restructuring is expected to close by end of 2014. With an enterprise value of about $140 billion, the combined entity will represent the largest energy infrastructure company in North America and the third-largest energy company overall. 2.U.S.

Houstonians react to the death of Robin Williams | CW39 NewsFix

So many remember the iconic entertainer from the work he did. From the small screen in Mork and Mindy, to movies like Jumanji and Good Will Hunting. A few lucky fans even got a chance to meet Williams when the cameras werent rolling. Like when the funny man would entertain the troops overseas and his many charity ventures. Now its time for us to thank this legend, who now will now live on in his many movies and in our memories.

PPM Solutions Provider, EPMA, Named Top 100 Most Promising Microsoft Solution Providers — HOUSTON, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ —

The company understandsthat the problem is not just from a toolset but also from a people and process standpoint” EPMA has two clear practice areas: PPM Technology and PPM Services. The PPM Services practice area strives to be leaders in the functional side of PPM by providing organizations expert schedulers, project managers, visit site developers and consultants to help build PMOs. MichaelSamadi states, “EPMA has stayed true to its vision, focusing exclusively on project and portfolio management services and as such we have built a company that organizations can partner with for every possible service they need when it comes to PPM.” About EPMA EPMA is apremierMicrosoft Gold Certified Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) Partner and has extensive experience helping organizations and divisions implement, develop, integrate, host, train,and support global project and portfolio management solutions. EPMA is one of the top leaders in project portfolio management consulting, software solutions, hosting, support and training and is the 3rd largest dedicated Microsoft PPM Company in the US with some of the best talent in the industry.

Whitestone REIT Launches Repositioning of Two Houston Properties – Yahoo Finance

News surveyed 223 universities in our 2013 survey of online master’s degree programs in business . Schools reported myriad data regarding their academic programs and the makeup of their student body, among other areas, making U.S. News’ data the most accurate and detailed collection of college facts and figures of its kind. While U.S.

10 Online Business Schools With Low Out-of-State Tuition – Yahoo News

Key to Whitestone’s value-add business model and redevelopment and repositioning strategies is the anticipated increase in revenue from the addition of new tenants that provide needed services to the surrounding communities. Whitestone will begin construction in 2014 and expects the payback on its $1.4 million investment to be less than 24 months and result in a center with dramatically increased visibility for the tenants. James C. Mastandrea, Whitestone’s Chairman and CEO, said, “As we continue to lease and strengthen our Houston portfolio, Sugar Park Plaza and Providence Plaza will require modest capital investment in the near term to produce exceptional returns over the next two years in both markets.” Mastandrea added, “We believe our focus on service driven small tenants and the redevelopment of these properties will meet the needs of the respective neighborhoods.” Mastandrea concluded, “Redeveloping and repositioning these properties will result in strengthened overall property revenues, increased leasing spreads, and with increasing net operating income, corporate-level funds from operations per share.” About Whitestone REIT Whitestone REIT ( WSR ) is a fully integrated real estate investment trust (“REIT”) that owns, operates and redevelops Community Centered PropertiesTM. Whitestone focuses on value creation in its community centers, concentrating on local service-oriented tenants that comprise approximately 70% of its tenants. Whitestone’s diversified tenant base provides service offerings including medical, education, casual dining, and convenience services.

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