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Musk says government likes plan for high-speed tunnels
Technology
Published in 21-7-2017
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DETROIT (AP) Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk says he has "verbal government approval" to build a tunnel for high-speed transportation from New York to Washington that could break ground by the end of this year. [...] the White House confirmed it had "positive discussions" about the tunnel with Musk and executives from his underground drilling enterprise, The Boring Co. A White House spokesman ...>>
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Alexa, turn up my Kenmore AC; Sears cuts a deal with Amazon
Technology
Published in 21-7-2017
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Sears, which also owns Kmart, said that its Kenmore Smart appliances will be fully integrated with Amazon's Alexa, allowing users to control things like air conditioners through voice commands. "The launch of Kenmore products on Amazon.com will significantly expand the distribution and availability of the Kenmore brand in the U.S.," Sears Chairman and CEO Edward Lampert said in a company rel ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 21-7-2017
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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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Southwest bringing Shark Week-themed plane to Houston
Business
Published in 21-7-2017
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Southwest Airlines is taking a bite out of Houston's skies. Its Shark Week themed 737-700 plane will be in Houston Friday. Plane spotters will have three opportunities to see it arriving and departing at Hobby Airport. Discovery Channel's Shark Week starts Sunday and continues through July 30.

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Houston apartment demand picking up
Business
Published in 21-7-2017
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Demand for apartments in the Houston area outstripped the supply of new units delivered in the first half of 2017, signaling improvements in the region's multifamily sector. Renters newly occupied 11,636 area apartment units in the first half of 2017, compared with 9,620 units completed during the period, according to a midyear report by commercial real estate firm Berkadia. Berkadia compi ...>>

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HH&S Hospitality purchases 80-room hotel near 610 South
Business
Published in 21-7-2017
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Houston-based HH&S Hospitality has purchased the 80-room Candlewood Suites Houston Medical Center at 10025 South Main from Pika Hotel Group. Nabil Murad of NM Management represented the seller, Pinecrest Financial Corp. Richard Stromatt of GDC Realty represented the buyer. Dream Medical Management Corp. has purchased a 14,573-square-foot medical office at 3074 College Park Drive, The Woodlands. ...>>
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Retail Wrap: Doris Metropolitan to offer passers-by a look at curing meat
Business
Published in 21-7-2017
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Plans call for a wine wall that wraps around the dining room, expanding the private room, and a glass-encased meat-curing room that will be visible from Shepherd. Bridgeland announced F45 Training and Athletistry Performing Arts Center as new tenants in Lakeland Village Center near Fry Road and Cypress North Houston in Cypress. Braun Enterprises is redeveloping the historic property in a proj ...>>

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Academy Sports + Outdoors lays off 100 employees
Business
Published in 21-7-2017
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Academy Sports + Outdoors laid off 100 employees at its Katy headquarters, citing the need for greater efficiency and store investments in a changing retail landscape. 

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Pesticide maker Dow tries to kill risk study
Economy
Published in 21-7-2017
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Over the past four years, federal scientists have compiled an official record running more than 10,000 pages indicating the three pesticides under review - chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion - pose a risk to nearly every endangered species they studied. Regulators at the three federal agencies, which share responsibilities for enforcing the Endangered Species Act, are close to issuing findin ...>>

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Discount trend could destabilize some small private colleges if it continues
Economy
Published in 21-7-2017
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Tuition has risen faster than inflation at a time when wages have remained relatively flat. Families are sensitive to price increases in this uneven economic recovery, and schools have responded in kind by providing more aid.

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Experts says Uber must make changes at top to fix culture woes
Economy
Published in 21-7-2017
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Experts interviewed by the Associated Press say CEO Travis Kalanick should step aside or at minimum change his behavior for the company to make progress. Last week, based on a report from a law firm that investigated employee harassment, bullying and retaliation complaints, Uber fired 20 people and sent another 31 into counseling. Uber Technologies has been rocked by accusations that it has f ...>>

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McDonald's uses Snapchat to hire millennials and younger employees
Economy
Published in 21-7-2017
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The fast-food company is teaming up with Snapchat to recruit younger employees this summer.

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Oil and gas, manufacturing continue turnaround in May, jobs report says
Economy
Published in 21-7-2017
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Texas posted another month of strong job growth in May, led by oil and gas jobs that are rushing back as producers send rigs back to work.

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Rockets, Troy Williams agree to three-year deal
Sports
Published in 21-7-2017
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The Rockets reached agreement with forward Troy Williams on a three-year deal, a person with knowledge of the deal said on Thursday. The individual spoke on the condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been announced.

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Michigan highlights Texas basketball's non-conference slate
Sports
Published in 21-7-2017
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Texas' 2017-18 non-conference schedule features a grudge match with Michigan, meetings with a pair of SEC foes and a reunion for coach Shaka Smart.

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