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No. 1: Gulf States Toyota gets ahead of local car sale slump
Jun 17, 2017
Houston Chronicle - 17 June 2017

Gulf States Toyota defended its No. 1 spot among Houston's private companies for the sixth year in a row, even as volatile oil and gas prices hampered vehicle sales in the region.

The largest independent Toyota distributor, founded in 1969, raked in $8.8 billion in revenue last year, up 7 percent from 2015, Chairman and CEO T. Dan Friedkin said.

"The strength of Gulf States Toyota revolves around our … strong focus on the Toyota customer, which is carried out each day through the…

Cannes: 'The Square' Wins the Palme d'Or
May 28, 2017
The Hollywood Reporter - 28 May 2017

The Square, by Swedish writer-director Ruben Ostlund, won the top prize, the Palme d'Or. The satire — the follow-up to Ostlund's 2014 international hit Force Majeure — explores Swedish art, commerce, politics and national identity and stars Claes Bang and Elisabeth Moss.

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