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APNewsBreak: US plan to improve firefighter shelters falters
Technology
Published in 5-5-2017
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) Crews who battle wildfires will have to wait at least another year before getting better fire shelters than those that failed to save 19 firefighters trapped by flames in Arizona four years ago, officials told The Associated Press on Thursday. "The reason there isn't (a new shelter) is because there were no great options to choose from," said Tony Petrilli, fire shelter pr ...>>
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Florida's building boom threatens wildlife-rich lagoon
Technology
Published in 5-5-2017
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The culprits: farm runoff and a huge influx of people that has sent lawn fertilizer and other pollutants into the lagoon, which runs 156 miles along Florida's Atlantic Coast, almost to Palm Beach, and includes the Cape Canaveral area. The lagoon's woes threaten the region's $2.5 billion recreation, fishing and tourism economy, alarming kayak tour operators, charter boat captains, r ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 5-5-2017
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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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Which are the top companies in Houston? Forbes did the math.
Business
Published in 5-5-2017
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Twenty Houston-based companies made it on Forbes' new "America's Top Public Companies" list.

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Weingarten Realty sells Galveston shopping center
Business
Published in 5-5-2017
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Weingarten Realty Investors has sold the Broadway Shopping Center in Galveston to a private investor, HFF announced.

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Snappy Salads to enter Houston market
Business
Published in 5-5-2017
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Dallas-based Snappy Salads is preparing to open its first Houston location at 1920 Fountain View.

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House GOP narrowly passes repeal of Obamacare
Business
Published in 5-5-2017
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The U.S. House on Thursday passed the American Health Care Act, xx to xx, fulfilling a long held promise to begin unraveling and replacing former President Barack Obama's seven-year-old signature health care reform known as Obamacare.

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E Contractors breaks ground on Sugar Land office building
Business
Published in 5-5-2017
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E Contractors has started construction of a two-story office building along Brooks Lake in Sugar Land. The 22,000-square-foot Egrets Landing Sugar Land is being built on 1.5 acres near the northwest corner of Texas 6 and U.S. 59.

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U.S. consumer prices rise 0.2 percent in August
Economy
Published in 5-5-2017
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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 5-5-2017
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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 5-5-2017
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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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A problem with Trump’s plan to boost Wall Street: Banks more profitable than ever
Economy
Published in 5-5-2017
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The banking industry has cheered President Donald Trump's promise to roll back regulations put in place after the financial crisis to rein in Wall Street. But the industry's record-setting profits complicate the arguments for rolling back those rules, which banking analysts have said could boost their profits even more.

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Pesticide maker Dow tries to kill risk study
Economy
Published in 5-5-2017
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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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Dash's Kealia Ohai named to NWSL Team of the Month
Sports
Published in 5-5-2017
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Kealia Ohai, the fourth-year Dash forward, was named to the NWSL's Team of the Month for April. She is one of four players to score two goals in the first three games. She also has one assist.

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Rockets sorry to see Tony Parker hurt but know Spurs still tough
Sports
Published in 5-5-2017
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"You never want to see a player injured, especially a guy like TP, who is closing down at the end of his career," Rockets guard James Harden said. "He's been playing well all post-season. It's tough. We say a prayer for him. Hopefully, he can recover and get better soon."

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