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Ex-Facebook executive says social media are destroying society
Business
Published in 13-12-2017
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A former Facebook executive is making waves after he spoke out about his "tremendous guilt" over growing the social network, which he feels has eroded "the core foundations of how people behave by and between each other." Chamath Palihapitiya began working for Facebook in 2007 and left in 2011 as its vice president for user growth. When he started, he said, there was not much thought given to t ...>>

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FCC chief faults social media platforms on transparency
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Published in 13-12-2017
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WASHINGTON - In an interview this week about the coming FCC vote over whether to repeal landmark net neutrality rules, agency chairman Ajit Pai took aim at a different group - the web platforms themselves. Content providers such as Facebook, Google and Twitter, Pai said, deserve more scrutiny over their decisions to restrict political content with pro-Trump and conservative messaging. Pai's c ...>>
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SpaceX doubles down on method for cheaper rocket launches
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Published in 13-12-2017
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Elon Musk's rocket company is about take another step toward making spaceflight cheaper. Space Exploration Technologies on Wednesday will double down on the concept of recycling spacecraft that the company has flown and landed back on Earth. In a mission for NASA, SpaceX will reuse both a rocket and a capsule that it's fired off before. Making space missions work more like commercial air ...>>
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PickUp USA Fitness basketball gym to debut in Houston
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Published in 13-12-2017
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Franchise owners Zulma and Erick Acosta are preparing to open PickUp USA Fitness, a basketball-focused gym at 11275 S. Sam Houston Parkway West, in February. The 15,000-square-foot gym offers pick-up basketball games with referees, group basketball classes, private basketball training, basketball court rentals, weight and cardio equipment.

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Houston housing market sees gains in lower-end of market
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Published in 13-12-2017
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Homes priced between $100,000 and $250,000 saw the strongest sales gains while demand for luxury homes declined compared with last year, according to the latest report from the Houston Association of Realtors.

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Report: Marathon Oil Tower in talks to be sold
Business
Published in 6-12-2017
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A partnership including a Houston-based real estate firm is in talks to buy Marathon Oil Tower for $175 million, an industry publication reported this week.

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Record imports push trade deficit to $48.7 billion
Business
Published in 6-12-2017
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WASHINGTON - Record imports lifted the U.S. trade deficit to $48.7 billion in October, highest since January. The Commerce Department said Tuesday the trade gap rose 8.6 percent in October from $44.9 billion in September. Imports hit a record $244.6 billion in October, and exports were flat at $195.9 billion. A trade deficit means that the United States is buying more goods and services from other ...>>
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The Motley Fool: Keep your hands on the footnotes
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Published in 6-12-2017
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Ask the Fool Keep your hands on the footnotes Q: Is it OK to skip the footnotes when reading a company's filings? - R.H., Midland, Mich. A: It's better to review the footnotes. Many shocking and amusing revelations have been found in footnotes, such as outlandish executive perks (personal use of company jets, generous severance packages and so on). In 2009, a footnote revealed that Chesa ...>>
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YouTube says over 10,000 workers will help curb shady videos
Business
Published in 6-12-2017
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YouTube is hiring more people to help curb videos that violate its policies. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said "some bad actors are exploiting" the Google-owned service to "mislead, manipulate, harass or even harm." Google will have more than 10,000 workers address the problem by next year, though her blog post this week doesn't say how many the company already has. A spokeswoma said some have ...>>
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Google-Amazon feud heats up
Business
Published in 6-12-2017
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Google is pulling its YouTube video service from Amazon's Fire TV and Echo Show devices in an escalating feud that has caught consumers in the crossfire. Google says the decision to block YouTube is retaliation for Amazon's refusal to sell some Google products that compete with Amazon gadgets. That includes Google's Chromecast streaming device, an alternative to Fire TV, and an inte ...>>
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In Trump health secretary pick, Democrats have questions but hope
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Published in 29-11-2017
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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's pick for health secretary is a former pharmaceutical company executive who already has drawn heat from Democrats over his ties to the pharmaceutical industry. But as Alex Azar faces his first nomination hearing, even some of those critics see signs he could shift the health care debate away from partisan confrontation. "He's certainly given me the a ...>>
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Meat-loving Arby's buying Buffalo Wild Wings
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Published in 29-11-2017
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NEW YORK - Meat-centric sandwich chain Arby's said Tuesday that it's buying Buffalo Wild Wings for about $2.4 billion, making it the latest casual restaurant chain to be taken private. Buffalo Wild Wings, which serves chicken wings in a sports bar-like atmosphere, has reported falling sales as it and other casual restaurants lose customers to cheaper and faster chains. In the most recent ...>>
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Houston-based Integrity Bank to be acquired by McKinney bank
Business
Published in 29-11-2017
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Houston-based Integrity Bank is being acquired by McKinney-based Independent Bank Group.

The cash and stock deal is expected to close during the second quarter of 2018. Integrity Bank has four locations in the Houston area and, as of Sept. 30, had $805 million in assets and $679 million in deposits.

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Got a dollar? Bid on Austin's The Parish music venue for sale by auction on Ebay
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Published in 29-11-2017
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Austin music venue The Parish is being sold at auction beginning Dec. 1 at noon with a starting bid of $1.

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Airfreight company inks massive industrial lease near IAH
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Published in 22-11-2017
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Air General has signed a 101,460-square-foot industrial lease near George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

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