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Twitter challenges US order for anti-Trump user records
Technology
Published in 7-4-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) Twitter defied a U.S. government request for records that could identify users behind an account opposed to President Donald Trump, and is challenging that order in court. The company filed a lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco against the federal Department of Homeland Security and its Customs and Border Protection office, charging that their efforts to "unmask" the people b ...>>
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Study: Nearly half of US adults infected with genital HPV
Technology
Published in 7-4-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) Health officials say nearly half of U.S. adults have caught HPV, a sexually-transmitted bug that can cause cervical cancer and genital warts. About 45 percent of Americans ages 18 to 59 had some form of genital human papillomavirus, according to a report released Thursday that's the most complete look at how common HPV is among adults.
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 7-4-2017
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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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Galleria office tower to get new outdoor plaza
Business
Published in 7-4-2017
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CBRE and UBS Financial Services are embarking on a $10 million renovation at 5718 Westheimer near the Galleria.

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Jobless aid applications fell to 234,000 last week
Business
Published in 7-4-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, a sign of the job market appears to be increasingly secure for workers. U.S. workers face a lower risk of losing their jobs, since applications are a proxy for layoffs. The recovery from the Great Recession is nearly eight years old, with the unemployment rate down to a healthy 4.7 percent.

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Legacy Community Health opening three new clinics
Business
Published in 7-4-2017
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Legacy Community Health, the largest system of community-based health care in Texas, is expanding by opening three new facilities in the Houston area is coming weeks to fill a growing need. 

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Houston's David Weekley Homes, LGI Homes among nation's biggest
Business
Published in 7-4-2017
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Houston-based David Weekley Homes again earned the top spot among the nation's largest for-profit private home builders ranked by Builder Magazine. Houston's LGI Homes, a publicly-traded builder based in The Woodlands, ranked No. 15 with 3,404 closings. The nation's top three builders are also publicly-traded: D.R. Horton, 36,736 closings; Lennar Corp., 24,292 closings; and Pulte ...>>

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Fuddruckers to open 2nd Woodlands location
Business
Published in 7-4-2017
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Fuddruckers will showcase new technology at its upcoming hamburger restaurant in The Woodlands at 8510 Creekside Forest Drive. The 4,000-square-foot restaurant, the first to open for the chain in Houston in nearly two years, will have four touch screen kiosks where customers can place their own orders. Opening is planned on April 11.

 

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Yellen’s early backers now hoping they were right
Economy
Published in 7-4-2017
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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 7-4-2017
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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 7-4-2017
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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 7-4-2017
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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 7-4-2017
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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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Dynamo injury report: Leonardo ruled out for Saturday
Sports
Published in 7-4-2017
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The Dynamo injury report remains crowded this week with three of the five players being listed as out for Saturday's game at New England.

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Alex Bregman out of Astros' lineup Thursday
Sports
Published in 7-4-2017
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Alex Bregman was absent from the Astros' lineup for Thursday night's series finale against the Seattle Mariners with manager A.J. Hinch starting super utility man Marwin Gonzalez at third base and in the two-hole in his place.

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