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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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Houston industrial market shines, while office vacancy keeps rising
Business
Published in 27-1-2017
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Sustained low oil prices have had minimal impact on Houston's industrial market, which has a limited pipeline of new projects and strong demand from e-commerce related occupants such as Amazon and FedEx. Industrial vacancy is projected to fall, while the local office vacancy rate will peak in 2017 or 2018, according to Newmark Grubb Knight Frank's 2017 Houston real estate forecast.

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Sam's Club opens in Valley Ranch Town Center
Business
Published in 27-1-2017
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Sam's Club has opened in Valley Ranch Town Center, a mixed-use project of The Signorelli Co. at U.S. 59 and the Grand Parkway in New Caney. Sam's Club joins Academy Sports + Outdoors and Party City in the 505,000-square-foot first phase of 240-acre Valley Ranch Town Center, which is nearly complete.

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Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Eric Dickerson to launch BBQ brand at Super Bowl LI
Business
Published in 27-1-2017
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Fans participating in Super Bowl LI-related activities will have chances to sample Eric Dickerson's EDQ brand barbecue at events at Minute Maid Park, George R. Brown Convention Center and NRG Park

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Starbucks posts disappointing sales growth
Business
Published in 27-1-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) Starbucks reported disappointing quarterly sales growth Thursday for the holiday season and noted the challenging environment for restaurant retailers. For the three months ended Jan. 1, the coffee chain said global sales rose 3 percent at established locations, including in the United States. The Seattle-based company said customer visits in U.S. stores fell 2 percent at estab ...>>

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Intermarine given foreign trade zone status for Houston Ship Channel terminals
Business
Published in 27-1-2017
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The status, given by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, allows Intermarine to move foreign and domestic merchandise through Industrial Terminals for storage, assembly, manufacturing and processing.

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Texas adds 23,600 jobs in July, while unemployment rate ticks up
Economy
Published in 27-1-2017
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Professional services fuel rise, while oil and gas continues to slide.

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Yellen’s early backers now hoping they were right
Economy
Published in 27-1-2017
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Yellen has begun the process of pulling back the Fed's unprecedented stimulus of the economy - drawing the concerns of liberal policy experts and economists worried it will upset a fragile recovery.

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U.S. consumer prices rise 0.2 percent in August
Economy
Published in 27-1-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. consumer prices edged up 0.2 percent in August as a surge in medical care offset flat readings for food and energy. The Fed raised rates by a quarter-point last December but since then, officials have held off on further rate hikes, reflecting concerns about sluggish economic growth and periodic turbulence in financial markets. The rise in core inflation in August was le ...>>

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Business group forecasts modest job growth in 2017
Economy
Published in 27-1-2017
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The outlook has improved a lot, but the recovery won't come fast.

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Texas adds 21,000 jobs in November; unemployment slips to 4.6 percent
Economy
Published in 27-1-2017
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Texas added nearly 21,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.

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Rockets' Mike D'Antoni happy to see 76ers playing well
Sports
Published in 27-1-2017
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Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni's stay with the 76ers was brief, with his joining the 76ers in mid-December last season. But as he returned to Philadelphia for the first time as Rockets coach, he said he was indebted to the Sixers for bringing him back to the NBA.

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Rockets' Eric Gordon 50/50 to play against 76ers
Sports
Published in 27-1-2017
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Rockets guard Eric Gordon, who was held out of Wednesday's game in Boston with tightness in his back following his pregame warmup, was "very limited" in Thursday's practice in Philadelphia.

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Scouting report: Rockets vs. 76ers
Sports
Published in 27-1-2017
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The Rockets play at Philadelphia on Friday night.

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