Category Archives: business

Amazon looking to hire 80,000 temp workers for Holiday season

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/10/16/356551223/amazon-to-hire-80-000-holiday-workers They need people to work in its fulfillment centers throughout the US for holiday order processing. That’s the most they’ve ever aspired to hire for the holidays. The closest ones to Amarillo are in the Denton and Dallas areas, … Continue reading

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The predatory, booming industry of property tax lending in Texas

This is a very informative and in-depth article on the business of property tax lending in Texas, where people borrow at high interest rates in order to pay off delinquent property taxes. It’s not at all consumer-friendly. It’s a booming … Continue reading

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Discussion of GMO foods program set for July 15, Dimmitt

From press release on Texas Ag Daily: Texas Agriculture Daily News Discussion of GMO foods program set for July 15, Dimmitt Monday, July 07, 2014 A program explaining the role of genetically modified organism (GMO) foods in the U.S. food … Continue reading

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Still more ways to help Fritch, TX

The May fire damage in Fritch was significant, but it wasn’t enough for the town to get federal relief. For a long time, the area’s economy depended on tourism to Lake Meredith, whose water level has hit an all-time low. … Continue reading

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Taylor Swift Writes Op-Ed on the Music Biz: ‘Music Should Not be Free’

Originally posted on Variety:
Taylor Swift has taken to the Wall Street Journal to pen an op-ed, discussing the music industry at large and its future from the perspective of one of its most popular songstresses. In the piece, Swift…

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Sub Pop offers streaming music from within its own label

In a move designed to put people back in touch with musicians who have smaller audiences, Sub Pop offers a subscription service for listeners for the type of music that the label puts out. This company introduced Nirvana and the … Continue reading

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How Long Can Uranium Last? A Long Time Indeed

Originally posted on Musings on Interesting Things:
Excellent summary by Charles Barton of this question at “The Nuclear Green Revolution” … Thus global Uranium land resources will be sufficient to supply the human population of the world for a few…

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Mexico’s oil and gas reserves go to international market; prepares for fracking in the gulf

    “After generations of state control, Mexico’s vast oil and gas reserves will soon open for business to the international market. In December 2013, Mexico’s Congress voted to break up the longstanding monopoly held by the state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos — … Continue reading

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Big tech companies playing a role in preserving Net Neutrality

    “This commission should take the necessary steps to ensure that the Internet remains an open platform for speech and commerce so that America continues to lead the world in technology markets.” – letter from coalition of all the … Continue reading

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Amarillo Area Foundation is there to help the Panhandle

This wonderful site is for one of the area’s crown jewels– the Amarillo Area Foundation, a nonprofit community that works to benefit citizens of the Texas Panhandle. The Foundation was formed in 1957, originally to address the needs of the … Continue reading

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