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Hurricane Odile's remnants could bring more flooding to the Southwest
Hurricane Odile, the seventh major hurricane of the Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season, was nearing the southern coast of Mexico's Baja Peninsula on Sept. 15. While Odile will not impact the United States directly, the remnants from this system will bring a renewed risk for flooding across the desert Southwest. Tropical moisture will work its way across the Southwest, likely bringing areas of heavy rain and flash flooding.
Car wash jobs help college students pay their tuition
Most Baylor University students are not strangers to high tuition costs and working long hours to keep up with their fees. Senior Austin Dorchester is offering a solution to both problems: paying student workers in wages and in scholarship money as their paychecks. CO-ED Car Wash is a 100 percent student-operated business with locations in College Station, Austin and Waco.
Social media: Engagement is the key
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Social media is a leading industry tool to bring brand awareness to the forefront of markets. More than ever, your business’ online reputation weighs heavily on your success due to the unlimited availability of content published daily online. In a majority of marketing and advertising methods, the communication is a one-way street from company to customer. However, social media is the most engaging, two-way communication medium for customer relations. Because of this aspect, engaging your followers can make or break your brand’s reputation.
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What an on-again, off-again El Nino means for Texas
Earlier this year, Lower Colorado River Authority meteorologist Bob Rose, liked what he was seeing in the forecast.
"I’m optimistic that we will get into a pattern of above normal rainfall this fall continuing into next winter and possibly into next spring as well," he said in April.
But since then things changed.
Barra: GM has substantially completed vehicle recalls
General Motors has “substantially completed” its vehicle recalls, CEO Mary Barra said. “We’re working hard to make sure that as new vehicles come out, they achieve even higher levels” of quality and safety, Barra told reporters in New Delhi recently. “We’re very focused to being industry leaders.” Barra, who has been before congressional panels four times over the recalls since becoming the first female CEO of a global automaker in January, reiterated the company’s commitment to putting the consumer first.
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Oil hits 2-year low; dollar rises ahead of Fed
Reuters via MSN Money
Brent crude fell below $97 per barrel Sept. 15, its lowest level in more than two years, as weak Chinese economic data cut the prospect for demand at a time of abundant supply, while expectations that the Federal Reserve will provide new details this week about its plans to raise interest rates lifted the dollar.
Bear witness to the world's largest car wash
The classic stereotype about Germans is that they are very fastidious with a preference towards making things efficient, clean and well-engineered. Stuttgart, home to Porsche and Mercedes-Benz, has another business in the city could show off a little of the country's perceived national character: Mr. Wash. The world's largest car wash, Mr. Wash is so spectacular that its arching two-story business is highlighted in a new video from The Wall Street Journal.
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