Heights chamber announces upcoming scheduled events
• A ribbon-cutting ceremony for Jersey Mikes is from 9:45 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at 3007 E. Central Texas Expressway, Ste. 1003, Killeen.
• A ribbon-cutting ceremony for Alicia’s Photography is from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Chamber of Commerce, 552 E. Farm-to-Market 2410, Harker Heights.
• A re-grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony for About Face is from 11 a.m. to noon Friday at 201 E. Central Texas Expressway, Ste. 1260, Harker Heights.
• A ribbon-cutting ceremony for Field House Gym and Twin Wolves is from 2 to 3 p.m. Aug. 19 at 704 Edwards Drive, Harker Heights.
For more information on Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce events, call (254) 699-4999.
Killeen offering seminar on buying a home Saturday
Killeen’s Community Development Division – HOME Program, along with Jon Dodson with Coldwell Banker United Realtors, will present a free First Time Home Buyer seminar from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Killeen Arts and Activities Center.
The seminar will take place in the center’s Community Development Training Room, 802 N. Second St., building E, next to Head Start.
Reservations will be accepted through 5 p.m. Friday. To reserve your space at the class, call 254-501-7842.
Tips for consumers looking for an apartment to rent
The Better Business Bureau receives thousands of complaints against apartment complexes every year.
Here are a few tips for would-be renters:
• Before signing any lease, make sure you read the terms and conditions carefully and understand your responsibilities as an apartment tenant.
• People can go to bbb.org to check out BBB’s Business Review of the apartment they are considering renting.
• Visit the complex. Tour the facility and unit to be sure the community and living space will meet your needs.
Better Business Bureau
Priceline stock flirts with historic $1,000 mark
NEW YORK — Priceline.com came close Friday to becoming the first stock in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to ever cross $1,000. Investors jumped onboard after the travel booking company reported better than expected second-quarter earnings. The stock rose to almost $995 before leveling off. In afternoon trading, Priceline was up 5 percent to $980.66.
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U.S. wholesale stockpiles fell 0.2 percent in June
WASHINGTON — U.S. wholesalers cut their stockpiles in June for a third straight month even as their sales rose again. The combination suggests businesses have underestimated demand, a trend that could lead to stronger economic growth in coming months.
The Commerce Department said Friday that wholesale stockpiles fell 0.2 percent in June from May. That follows a 0.6 percent drop in May — the biggest in 20 months — a modest 0.1 percent decline in April.
The Associated Press
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