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Harvey Mackay: Winners thrive on pressure while losers fear it
Pressure. The very word strikes fear into many people. Winners thrive on pressure while losers fear it. What is pressure? My definition of pressure is when you absolutely have to do something you are not prepared to do. If you have to kick a field goal to win a big football game and you aren't prepared to do it, you are going to be nervous. You're going to feel pressure. But if you've really prepared for it, you can't wait to show people how good you are. That's why winners look forward to pressure.…

Sun, 26 Oct 2014 02:34:00 +0000

Mark Cuban invests $1M in Austin startup after 'Shark Tank' appearance
Austin boxed cocktail startup BeatBox Beverages secured a $1 million investment for a one-third stake in the company from entrepreneur Mark Cuban during an episode of ABC's "Shark Tank" that aired Friday night. Company officials said they have been flooded with calls since the episode aired from companies looking to distribute their products. The capital from the Dallas billionaire will help the company, which launched in 2013 and has yet to reach $1 million in total revenue, expand quickly through…

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:47:00 +0000

DBJ Dine-N-Drink Madness: Round 2 food competitors starved for your final votes
As of yet, there is no round that has been as closely matched as Round 2 of the casual dining and food brands. And at 11:59 p.m. today, those final crumbs will be licked off someone's plate for good. Today is your last chance to vote for the best eateries and food brands in Colorado, dubbing the winners and determining the next set of match-ups that will lead up to a final face-off Nov. 18-23. ( You can read the full competition breakdown here). Right now, it's anyone's game, with several match-ups…

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:00:00 +0000

What We Earn #25: Here's how the salaries of WNY's photographers stack up with 20 other metros
Business First is focusing on paychecks this month, comparing pay levels in the Buffalo area and 20 comparable markets for a different occupation each day. Today's report is about the average annual pay for photographers. Click on the View Photos button above for a slideshow that ranks the pay levels for photographers in all 21 metropolitan areas. We've collected salary figures for the two-county Buffalo metro, as well as 20 other markets of similar size. All of these areas have populations between…

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:30:00 +0000

Photos, video document Google exec's world record 25.7 mile sky dive
Pictures and video from Google Inc. executive Alan Eustace's record, speed-of-sound sky dive were released by World View Enterprises, the commercial balloon spaceflight company that helped him do it. The dive happened in Roswell, New Mexico, at dawn with a helium balloon lifting Eustace for two hours to a height of 25.7 miles before he began his 15-minute descent. Onlookers said they heard a small sonic boom during his fall before Eustace opened his parachute. Check out the attached photo gallery…

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:18:00 +0000

FCC clears Level 3 purchase of TW Telecom
The Federal Communications Commission on Friday gave the go ahead for Level 3 Communications Inc.'s $5.3 billion purchase of TW Telecom Inc. The FCC approval comes days before the shareholders of both Denver metro-area telecoms vote on the cash and stock deal. Broomfield-based Level 3 (NYSE: LVLT) and Douglas County-based TW Telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC) announced the cash and stock deal June 16. The overall deal's value reaches $7.3 billion including TW Telecom's $1.6 billion in corporate debt. The…

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:13:00 +0000

Denver apartment vacancy drops below 4%
Apartment vacancies in metro Denver in the third quarter dropped almost a full percentage point to 3.9 percent, according to the latest Denver Metro Area Apartment Vacancy and Rent Survey. In the second quarter, the vacancy rate was 4.7 percent. From second to third quarter, the average rent in the metro area rose to $1,145 per month, about a 2 percent increase over the previous quarter when the average rent was $1,117 per month. The data in the report are compiled quarterly by the University…

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:12:00 +0000

Oxford Enterprises gets $46M in financing for 2 DFW apartment properties
Dallas-based privately-held real estate investment firm Oxford Enterprises Inc. has received $46.7 million in financing for two large Dallas-Fort Worth apartment properties. The apartment complexes — The Bluffs at Ironhorse in North Richland Hills and Stone Villas in northwest Fort Worth — totaling 886 homes were purchased by the new owner in two separate transactions. Oxford financed The Bluffs with a $34.7 million, 10-year, fixed-rate Fannie Mae loan through M&T Realty Capital Corp. The…

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:40:00 +0000

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