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Study: Consumers Often Feel Guilt When Buying Luxury Items

Posted on · During the holidays, do you ever feel pressure to buy things you really can't afford? According to research co-authored by a University of Houston professor, many of us actually feel guilt when buying a luxury product – whether during the holidays or the rest of the year. Dr. Vanessa Patrick at UH’s Bauer College of […]

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How Are Houston Small Businesses Faring in Houston Economy?

Posted on · Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this was a big weekend for holiday shoppers. It was also a big weekend for small businesses in Houston. That’s because Small Business Saturday encourages customers to shop local. So today, we’re taking a look at how small businesses are faring in Houston. Are they thriving or dying out? […]

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Small Businesses, World AIDS Day and Did the Patriots Cheat? Houston Matters for Mon., Dec. 2, 2013

Posted on · Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this was a big weekend for holiday shoppers. It was also a big weekend for small businesses in Houston. That’s because Small Business Saturday encourages customers to shop local. So today, we’re taking a look at how small businesses are faring in Houston. Are they thriving or dying out? […]