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The 'Starbucks of Taiwan' set to debut first Houston outpost
Entertainment
Published in 30-6-2017
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A hugely popular pastry cafe chain dubbed the "Starbucks of China" is about to gain a Lone Star State address.

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GOP adds opioid money to health bill, fate remains in doubt
Technology
Published in 30-6-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) Top Republicans have agreed to add $45 billion for battling opioids abuse to their struggling health care bill, but the measure's fate remained uncertain Thursday as leaders confront an expanding chorus of GOP detractors. Some senators emerged from a party lunch saying potential amendments were beyond cosmetic, with changes to Medicaid and Obama's consumer-friendly insu ...>>
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The Latest: Retailers issue warnings after cyberattack
Technology
Published in 30-6-2017
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Online retailers are warning customers to prepare for delays as the disruption caused by Tuesday's cyberattack spreads across the shipping industry. Several firms have issued warnings after the sudden outbreak of malicious software that centered on Ukraine and spread to major multinationals, including global shipping firm A.P. Moller-Maersk and FedEx Corp. subsidiary TNT. King says "they� ...>>
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Aetna to leave Connecticut headquarters for New York City
Technology
Published in 30-6-2017
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"Many of the roles in our new office will be filled by innovators from the area's deep talent pool, which will be an invaluable resource as we consider additional investments in the city going forward," he said in a written statement. While some see it as a psychological blow to a state that continues to struggle with budget deficit problems, officials noted that Aetna said its move will hav ...>>
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Experts: Mexico opposition party targeted by spyware
Technology
Published in 30-6-2017
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MEXICO CITY (AP) Mexico's scandal of high-tech spying against journalists and human rights defenders widened Thursday with expert confirmation that leading members of a main opposition party were also targeted by Israeli-made spyware sold exclusively to governments. The conservative National Action Party, or PAN, had asked internet watchdog Citizen Lab to investigate suspicious messages aft ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 30-6-2017
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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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Port Houston sets record for containers loaded, unloaded from single ship
Business
Published in 30-6-2017
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Port Houston used cranes to lift a record 4,198 containers on or off the COSCO Boston ship at Barbours Cut, officials recently announced.

Executive Director Roger Guenther said the number of "container lifts" beat the previous record of 4,153 container lifts in March at Bayport Container Terminal on the Maersk Atlanta.

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Report: Houston rents, occupancy unchanged from earlier this year
Business
Published in 30-6-2017
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Despite an oversupply of rentals in Houston, occupancy came in at almost 93 percent at the end of the second quarter as demand outstripped supply. Occupancy was flat compared to the first quarter, but down 1.3 percent from a year ago.

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Memorial Hermann quits individual insurance business
Business
Published in 30-6-2017
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After wading into the individual health insurance business for the past three years, Memorial Hermann Health System confirmed this week it is abandoning the effort at the end of the year.

No health maintenance organization (HMO) or preferred provider organization (PPO) individual plans will be sold for 2018, the health system said. However, Memorial Hermann Health Plans will still offer M ...>>

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Mayor's task force lays out recommendations to foster tech startups
Business
Published in 30-6-2017
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This morning saw the second of two rounds of recommendations for what would help Houston grow its stock of technology companies. The first came from a task force convened by the Greater Houston Partnership, and was aimed at the business community. This one, funded by the city itself, is aimed at government action.

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These new projects will change the face of Midtown
Business
Published in 30-6-2017
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The Midtown Management District on Thursday published an update on upcoming developments in the area that will bring more than 1,200 new living units and dramatically increase density in a rapidly changing Houston neighborhood.

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Pesticide maker Dow tries to kill risk study
Economy
Published in 30-6-2017
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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 30-6-2017
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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 30-6-2017
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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 30-6-2017
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The fast-food company is teaming up with Snapchat to recruit younger employees this summer.

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