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Snapchat parent rockets higher in Wall Street debut
Technology
Published in 3-3-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) The company behind Snapchat closed on a high note in its Wall Street debut, proof, at least for a day, that there's investor demand for young but still unproven tech companies. Snap's IPO was one of the most anticipated for a technology company since Twitter's in 2013. Thursday's surge on Wall Street shows that there is initial investor excitement about Snap, b ...>>
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APNewsBreak: GOP health plan could cost Minnesota billions
Technology
Published in 3-3-2017
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(AP) Minnesota officials are bracing for billions of dollars in additional health care expenses if congressional Republicans enact a plan they're discussing to replace the Affordable Care Act, according to a draft document obtained by The Associated Press. Democratic and Republican governors alike have expressed alarm about potential changes to Medicaid as members of Congress have faced bac ...>>
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APNewsBreak: GOP health plan could cost Minnesota billions
Technology
Published in 3-3-2017
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(AP) Minnesota officials are bracing for billions of dollars in additional health care expenses if congressional Republicans enact a plan they're discussing to replace the Affordable Care Act, according to a draft document obtained by The Associated Press. Democratic and Republican governors alike have expressed alarm about potential changes to Medicaid as members of Congress have faced bac ...>>
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Drivers rebel against Uber's price-cutting quest for growth
Technology
Published in 3-3-2017
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DETROIT (AP) The face-off between Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and driver Fawzi Kamel illustrated a conflict between Uber, with its effort to grow by cutting prices to beat competitors, and drivers who have seen their pay reduced. The video of the argument caught on dashcam and now viewed more than 3 million times on YouTube includes yelling and profanity, and ends with a combative Kalanick dismis ...>>
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Drivers rebel against Uber's price-cutting quest for growth
Technology
Published in 3-3-2017
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DETROIT (AP) The face-off between Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and driver Fawzi Kamel illustrated a conflict between Uber, with its effort to grow by cutting prices to beat competitors, and drivers who have seen their pay reduced. The video of the argument caught on dashcam and now viewed more than 3 million times on YouTube includes yelling and profanity, and ends with a combative Kalanick dismis ...>>
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Risk & reward: Stopping a cancer drug to see if you're cured
Technology
Published in 3-3-2017
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Imagine you had a life-threatening cancer that a wonder drug had kept in remission for years. Thousands of people with a blood cancer called chronic myelogenous leukemia, or CML, now have that choice. New treatment guidelines in the U.S. say certain patients can consider stopping Gleevec or similar drugs which were long thought to be needed for the rest of their lives. Some other types of cance ...>>
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Risk & reward: Stopping a cancer drug to see if you're cured
Technology
Published in 3-3-2017
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Imagine you had a life-threatening cancer that a wonder drug had kept in remission for years. Thousands of people with a blood cancer called chronic myelogenous leukemia, or CML, now have that choice. New treatment guidelines in the U.S. say certain patients can consider stopping Gleevec or similar drugs which were long thought to be needed for the rest of their lives. Some other types of cance ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 3-3-2017
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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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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 3-3-2017
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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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Texas City Holiday Inn changes hands
Business
Published in 3-3-2017
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CBRE Hotels announced its third sale of a Holiday Inn Express & Suites in the Houston area in as many months. Texas City Hospitality purchased a 70-room Holiday Inn Express & Suites at 2440 Gulf Freeway in Texas City from Peet Hotels.

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Target to open new Spring store on Grand Parkway
Business
Published in 3-3-2017
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Target plans to open a new store in Spring at the Grand Parkway Marketplace March 12.

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New CEO named at East Houston Regional Medical Center
Business
Published in 3-3-2017
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Eric Evans, a longtime medical executive in area, has been named CEO of East Houston Regional Medical Center.

 

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Houston consumer spending down in November 2016
Business
Published in 3-3-2017
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Houston's year-over-year consumer spending growth dropped 3.3 percent in November 2016, according to JPMorgan Chase Institute's Local Consumer Commerce Index released Thursday.

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Ford recalling 36,000 vehicles for air bag defect
Business
Published in 3-3-2017
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DETROIT (AP) Ford Motor Co is recalling more than 36,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada because their air bags may not inflate properly. The air bags were made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp., but they don't have the same deadly problem that has led to a recall of millions of Takata air bags. Dealers will replace affected air bags for free.

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Yellen’s early backers now hoping they were right
Economy
Published in 3-3-2017
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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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