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Local Company With 100-Year History To Keep Its Name

More on a story we brought you earlier this week...

General Electric is getting more involved in the energy industry and is in the process of buying Lufkin Industries in a deal valued at around $3.3 billion dollars.  The CEO tells KTRE that Lufkin Industries will keep its name.

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Lufkin Industries to be Purchased by GE

General Electric wants to get more involved in the energy industry, and that means big bucks for one Lufkin Company.

It's been announced the GE is buying Lufkin Industries for 38 percent above the closing price of its shares on Friday.  GE values the deal at around $3.3 billion dollars.

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New Coffee Has 200 Percent of the Normal Buzz

This is something you might be able to file away in the "Is-this-really-necessary" folder.

A new coffee has been manufactured to contain 200 percent of the caffeine of a regular cup of brew.  Comments the company has received say things like, "Where Red Bull gives you wings, this coffee puts rockets on your back."

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Some Bosses Think March Madness Boosts Morale

Much of the first part of this week will not be spent concentrating hard on deadlines and meetings at the office.  Instead, big chunks of time will be spent online, filling out brackets for the NCAA tournament.

It's not just a guy thing....many women are on board with the bracketology at the office, and some bosses even say it's cool with them!  One in five bosses say March Madness boosts office morale, and seventy-five percent of bosses in a recent survey say the NCAA tournament doesn't impact productivity.  Cool!  We've pulled the wool over their eyes.

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Some Employers Are Offering Nap Rooms

Have you ever had the urge to take a power nap at work?

Some employers are noticing that workers tend to get a little droopy-eyed around mid-afternoon, and rather than supply more coffee and energy drinks, the companies are hollowing out closets and other small spaces, adding a couch and some darkness, and calling it a nap room.  

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Many Women Out-Earn Husbands

Guys, is it cool with you if your wife makes more money?

Researchers looked at incomes from 2006 to 2011 and found more wives in 2011 were out-earning their husbands.  Some guys get competitive about that, and others say cool, no problem!  Bring home that bacon.

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Lufkin + Nacogdoches Business To Reap Greatest Revenue Boom Ever!

Are you an East Texas small business owner?  Want to make an immediate windfall?  It's now time for the Rick St. Nick tip of the day.  Well, not actually my tip.  Kind of read about it.

But, if I did operate my very own 'biz', would most likely follow this strategy for success.

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In Texas, Middle Class Means You Earn Almost $50K per Year

US Census numbers are helping define what exactly it means to be "Middle Class."  That's always been a term to describe families who aren't rich but aren't poor, but the amount of money a family has to earn to keep that description is changing.

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Ever Sent Flowers to Yourself on Valentine’s Day?

Perhaps you gals are sitting at work today waiting on that gorgeous bouquet of flowers to arrive on this day of love.  Guys may be waiting on the big "thanks, you're so sweet" phone call or text.  Happy Valentine's Day!

Have you ever sent Valentine Flowers to yourself?  Ok, guys probably have not.  But 14 percent of women admit to calling a florist, telling the florist what sweet, syrupy phrases they want put on the card, and then acting surprised when the flowers arrive at the office.  "Are those for ME?!"  Nice work ladies.  And most of these women are married. 

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Nacogdoches County Work Force Solutions Eases Strain of Job Search

Man, remember the days before computers?  How did we survive?  I remember that every document that required type-written entries was a pain in the butt to do a second time if needed.

Let's say for example you simply wanted to update your Resume.  HA!  You'd have to re-type it all over again, and then after the "do over", you'd find another pertinent group of words that needed inclusion.  In went the typing paper for the...third time!

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Angelina College Community Services Announces Health Care Classes

One career that will never take a backseat despite economic woes is in the field of Health Care.

With people living longer today than ever before, the need will always be there to take care of the sick, and if you ever thought about an occupational change, Angelina College could have you taking blood pressure, and reading thermometers sooner than you may expect.

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Researchers Pinpoint The Moment During the Week That Women Look Their Oldest

Did you notice all the women in the office looking a little droopy on Wednesday at 3:30pm?  That's precisely when women look their oldest, according to a new survey.  Every Wednesday afternoon, apparently the stress catches up with us gals and we look disheveled.  Oh, and Friday is the happiest day of the week.  It takes research to discover these things!

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