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Houston private equity firm grows construction business with acquisition
Technology
Published in 3-2-2017
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The Sterling Group owns the majority of DexKo Global. The Tie Down Engineering acquisition follows other company asset purchases in recent months.

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Houston isn't the most romantic city. But it loves love songs, sales show
Technology
Published in 3-2-2017
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Houston was one of five cities where Amazon customers streamed the most love songs in 2016, according to the retailer.

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HFF arranges financing for Hanover Post Oak
Technology
Published in 3-2-2017
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HFF has arranged fixed-rate financing for Hanover Post Oak, a 355-unit high-rise apartment building, on behalf of The Hanover Co.

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Mexico exports no longer just avocados, tequila
Technology
Published in 3-2-2017
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Cars and trucks such as the Ram 1500 crew cab, Ford Fiesta and Chevrolet Trax fill U.S. dealer lots. Even while Mexico's oil production has fallen steadily, U.S. imports from Mexico increased 638 percent since 1993, just before the North American Free Trade Agreement took effect, according to the U.S. Trade Representative's office. The top-selling U.S. imports from Mexico in 2015 in ...>>

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Genes may help grocery tomatoes catch up to heirloom taste
Technology
Published in 27-1-2017
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Scientists think they can put the yum back into the grocery tomato by tinkering with its genetic recipe. Researchers are reinstalling five long-lost genetic traits that add much of the sweet-yet-acidic taste that had been bred out of mass-produced tomatoes for the past 50 years. [...] Klee and colleagues looked at the genomes of the mass-produced tomato varieties and heirloom tomatoes to try to ...>>
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Google's Pixel phone shines despite misgauging demand
Technology
Published in 27-1-2017
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Pixel phone, Google's answer to Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy, is off to a promising start but might have done even better had Google managed consumer demand as smartly as the device's sleek design. The Pixel's success is important to Google because it wants to ensure there's a stylish Android phone to compete with the iPhone and drive ...>>
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Hawaii bill would classify homelessness as medical condition
Technology
Published in 27-1-2017
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HONOLULU (AP) As an emergency room doctor, Hawaii Sen. Josh Green sees homeless patients suffering from diabetes, mental health problems and an array of medical issues that are more difficult to manage when they are homeless or do not have permanent housing. The isolated state's high food and housing costs have prompted thousands of locally-born residents and transplants to erect tents and ...>>
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Microsoft beats 2Q forecasts as focus shifts from Windows
Technology
Published in 27-1-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) Microsoft Corp. reported yet another quarter of stronger-than-expected results on Thursday, thanks to its focus on online services and business software rather than its legacy Windows operating system. Businesses and government agencies are increasingly turning to such "cloud computing" services, which again helped boost Microsoft's revenue, just as it did in the previous quar ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 27-1-2017
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Scientists will live in a dome for 8 months to simulate Mars
Technology
Published in 20-1-2017
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HONOLULU (AP) Six carefully selected scientists will spend the next eight months living inside a man-made dome on a remote Hawaii volcano as part of a human-behavior study that could help NASA as it draws up plans for sending astronauts on long missions to Mars. The four men and two women were scheduled to move into their new simulated space home Thursday afternoon on Mauna Loa, settling into th ...>>
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Report: NYPD mental health training needs better utilization
Technology
Published in 20-1-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) The New York Police Department has trained more than 5,000 police officers on how to handle mental health crisis calls but doesn't have a way to dispatch those officers when the calls come in, according to a report published Thursday. The four-day training program for officers, which began in the summer of 2015, was built off a nationally recognized instructional model, called ...>>
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How to watch inauguration events, with or without TV
Technology
Published in 20-1-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) The lack of a TV set shouldn't prevent you from following Friday's presidential inauguration ceremony, the pomp and circumstance surrounding it, and the many protests and marches planned around the country. Television channels carrying the inauguration live include ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, PBS, C-SPAN and Fox News, as well as Telemundo in Spanish. Without a TV, you can check ...>>
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Former president's breathing tube indicates severe pneumonia
Technology
Published in 20-1-2017
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Former President George H.W. Bush is being treated for pneumonia in intensive care at a Houston hospital where doctors are evaluating him before removing a breathing tube. When a patient is not getting enough oxygen in the blood, doctors will insert a soft plastic breathing tube into the windpipe and connect the patient to a breathing machine called a ventilator. The longer a patient has a breat ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 20-1-2017
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Amazon plans to hire 100,000 over the next 18 months
Technology
Published in 13-1-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) Amazon plans to hire 100,000 full time workers over the next 18 months, highlighting its ambitious expansion plans and the sharp contrast the e-commerce powerhouse strikes against traditional brick-and-mortar retailers, many of which are cutting jobs and closing stores . The new hires will largely support new Amazon fulfillment centers in states such as Texas and California, expan ...>>
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