Dow tops 18,000 as market reaches new highs

The Dow Jones industrial average is breaking through another milestone, closing above 18,000 points for the first time following more encouraging news on the U.S. economy.

Bootmaker Lucchese expands to heels, purses

DALLAS (AP) — The 131-year-old Texas boot-maker Lucchese is kicking up its heels — literally. This year, Lucchese began expanding its high-end offerings, starting with a fashion shoe line that includes everything from sleek sling-backs to burnished oxfords.

UPS expects to deliver the most packages in its history today Video

Delivery company UPS expects to deliver more than 30 million packages today, the most it has delivered in a single day in company history.

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Dow tops 18,000 as market reaches new highs

The Dow Jones industrial average is breaking through another milestone, closing above 18,000 points for the first time following more encouraging news…

23 December 2014 [03:29 PM]
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Dow 101: The Dow and how it works

The Dow Jones industrial average, an index of 30 U.S. blue-chip stocks, is the oldest barometer of the stock market. On Tuesday,…

23 December 2014 [03:25 PM]
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Bootmaker Lucchese expands to heels, purses

DALLAS (AP) — The 131-year-old Texas boot-maker Lucchese is kicking up its heels — literally. This year, Lucchese began expanding its high-end…

23 December 2014 [03:01 PM]
Better Business Bureau releases annual giving guide

The holidays tend to bring out the best in people, and many charities count on end-of-year generosity from donors to meet the needs of those less fortunate. More than 80 percent of the money raised by charities comes from individual…

22 December 2014 [11:27 PM]
Bank merger to make Southside 9th largest in state

After a Fort Worth bank merges with Southside Bank this week, it will become the ninth-largest bank in Texas, company officials announced. Southside Bancshares Inc. (SBSI), parent company of Tyler-based Southside Bank, and OmniAmerican Bancorp Inc., the holding company for…

14 December 2014 [09:59 PM]
PATH executive director featured on Chamber Radio show

Greg Grubb, executive director of PATH (People Attempting to Help), will be featured on this week’s Tyler Chamber Radio show. PATH saw a 10 percent increase in demand in 2014 and is planning for the same growth next year. PATH’s…

14 December 2014 [09:39 PM]
Chamber membership mixer set for Thursday

The Tyler Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce is hosting its Holiday Membership Drive mixer on Thursday. The mixer will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Stephen Hubbard Law Firm, 605 S. Broadway Ave. “It is the membership support…

08 December 2014 [11:52 PM]
Oil prices topic of Rotary, Chamber luncheon

BY CASEY MURPHY, cmurphy@tylerpaper.com The crash in oil prices has been the No. 1 topic lately for the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce Energy Committee. Gates Brelsford, who serves as its chairman, said lower gas prices and the economic impact…

08 December 2014 [09:51 PM]
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Father and son open new sandwich shop

Opening a restaurant with his son was a dream come true for Chris Czop. After following in his father’s footsteps and working…

07 December 2014 [11:03 PM]
Salvation Army coordinator featured on Chamber radio show

Chantel Millin, community and corporate relations coordinator for The Salvation Army Tyler, was interviewed on this week’s Tyler Chamber Radio show. The Salvation Army is in need of more donations, angels for Angel Trees and bell ringers at Kettle Drums.…

07 December 2014 [10:09 PM]