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Houston tops nation for construction job growth
Technology
Published in 1-8-2018
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The Houston area added the most construction jobs in the nation during the past year, gaining 19,300 jobs through June, the Associated General Contractors of America said.

Reference: www.chron.com
Kean Miller expands in Texas, Louisiana by combining with energy law firm
Technology
Published in 1-8-2018
    458 Visits

Kean Miller has opened offices in The Woodlands and Lafayette, La. by combining with the energy-focused law firm Dupuis & Polozola.

Reference: www.chron.com
Nashville beauty retailer to open Heights Mercantile store
Technology
Published in 1-8-2018
    275 Visits

Lemon Laine, a natural beauty and wellness shop in Nashville, Tenn., will open a store in Heights Mercantile this fall.

Reference: www.chron.com
Wortham Insurance completes merger with Marsh
Technology
Published in 1-8-2018
    607 Visits

Wortham Insurance, an independent insurance brokerage founded in Houston by Gus Wortham more than a century ago, is now part of New York-based Marsh.

Reference: www.chron.com
Houston home prices still flying high in July
Technology
Published in 1-8-2018
    83 Visits

Houston home prices continued to climb in July, rising to an average of $314,775, but fell $1,688 shy of the all-time record set in June, a preliminary report showed.

Reference: www.chron.com
Regulators: Uranium leaked at S. Carolina nuclear fuel plant
Technology
Published in 25-7-2018
    212 Visits
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Radioactive uranium leaked through the floor of a nuclear fuel plant in South Carolina but state health officials say they don't think the material has threatened water supplies. The material leaked through a 3-inch (8-centimeter) hole in the concrete floor where acid is used at the Westinghouse plant south of Columbia, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Complaint filed over ketamine research without prior consent
Technology
Published in 25-7-2018
    656 Visits
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A consumer rights group has filed a complaint alleging a Minneapolis health care provider ignored ethical practices and federal safeguards when it researched the effect of the powerful sedative ketamine on more than 100 participants without their prior consent. The Public Citizen complaint asks the Food and Drug Administration and the Office for Human Research Protection to inves ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Deal requires Facebook to end discriminatory ad targeting
Technology
Published in 25-7-2018
    422 Visits
SEATTLE (AP) Facebook and Washington state have reached a legally binding agreement that requires the tech giant to stop enabling advertisers to unlawfully discriminate in who sees their ads. Facebook says it was already doing so. Under pressure from civil rights activists, it announced in April it removed thousands of categories from its "exclusion targeting" tools, which allow companies to cont ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Researchers use leaf blower to see how lizards endure storms
Technology
Published in 25-7-2018
    966 Visits
WASHINGTON (AP) Tropical lizards have a stick-to-itiveness in high wind that puts TV weather reporters to shame. Now we know why, thanks in part to a high-powered leaf blower. Hurricanes Irma and Maria put a group of little tree-hugging lizards to the test, and scientists were perfectly positioned to see which reptiles survived and why. Then, Harvard researchers cranked up the leaf blower to obse ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 25-7-2018
    133 Visits

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.

Reference: www.chron.com
Regulators: Uranium leaked at S. Carolina nuclear fuel plant
Technology
Published in 25-7-2018
    918 Visits
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Radioactive uranium leaked through the floor of a nuclear fuel plant in South Carolina but state health officials say they don't think the material has threatened water supplies. The material leaked through a 3-inch (8-centimeter) hole in the concrete floor where acid is used at the Westinghouse plant south of Columbia, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Complaint filed over ketamine research without prior consent
Technology
Published in 25-7-2018
    47 Visits
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A consumer rights group has filed a complaint alleging a Minneapolis health care provider ignored ethical practices and federal safeguards when it researched the effect of the powerful sedative ketamine on more than 100 participants without their prior consent. The Public Citizen complaint asks the Food and Drug Administration and the Office for Human Research Protection to inves ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Deal requires Facebook to end discriminatory ad targeting
Technology
Published in 25-7-2018
    950 Visits
SEATTLE (AP) Facebook and Washington state have reached a legally binding agreement that requires the tech giant to stop enabling advertisers to unlawfully discriminate in who sees their ads. Facebook says it was already doing so. Under pressure from civil rights activists, it announced in April it removed thousands of categories from its "exclusion targeting" tools, which allow companies to cont ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Researchers use leaf blower to see how lizards endure storms
Technology
Published in 25-7-2018
    729 Visits
WASHINGTON (AP) Tropical lizards have a stick-to-itiveness in high wind that puts TV weather reporters to shame. Now we know why, thanks in part to a high-powered leaf blower. Hurricanes Irma and Maria put a group of little tree-hugging lizards to the test, and scientists were perfectly positioned to see which reptiles survived and why. Then, Harvard researchers cranked up the leaf blower to obse ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 25-7-2018
    230 Visits

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.

Reference: www.chron.com


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