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Job prospect goes south over reported $40 debt, lawsuit says
Business
Published in 26-12-2018
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Three years ago, James Rohn discovered that he owed a $40 gas bill to CenterPoint Energy, and promptly paid it. The Houston resident thought that was that until he applied for job at a bank in March. The bank did a credit check and found that the long-paid bill was still being reported on a credit report as a delinquency. Rohn not only failed to get the job, but has had to keep f ...>>
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The best chain we ate at all year was a cult-favorite Texas taco chain that's trying to take over America
Business
Published in 26-12-2018
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Hollis Johnson/Business Insider After a year filled with fast-food consumption, a few chains rise above the rest. The one chain to rule them all: Torchy's, a taco chain with a cult following in Texas.  As we look back at 2018, we decided we said it best the first time: "We weren't disappointed by a single thing, except for the fact that there is not one in New York City."  Here is ...>>
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Home-price growth slows for the seventh month straight
Business
Published in 26-12-2018
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Home-price growth has slowed for the seventh consecutive month, according to the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index.

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Brent bounces back after brief dip below $50 a barrel
Business
Published in 26-12-2018
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Brent crude recovered after dipping below $50 a barrel for the first time since July 2017 on the strength of a rebound by U.S. stocks and a hint that OPEC and its partners could meet again to discuss output curbs.

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Early holiday shopping numbers are on track to break season records
Business
Published in 26-12-2018
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Santa Claus has come to town. And to your mall. And to your phone, computer, tablet and email.

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8 things that will be more expensive in August
Economy
Published in 26-12-2018
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As the summer season starts to wind down, you'll find plenty of discounts from retailers that are trying to clear their shelves. But that doesn't mean you're going to score a great deal on everything you see.

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After Hurricane Harvey, Houston economy grows. But what about next time?
Economy
Published in 26-12-2018
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Regional economic indicators took a little dip last fall after the storm, but have otherwise resumed growth, supported by a healthy national economy and a recovering oil market. But the next storm may not be the same.

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Texas' robust economic expansion could be slowing
Economy
Published in 26-12-2018
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A slight decline in job growth and a cooling off of the Texas housing market may be signs that the state's robust economic expansion could be starting to slow, according to a report by the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas.

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Texas unemployment falls to record low
Economy
Published in 26-12-2018
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The unemployment rate in Texas hit a historic low in October, plunging to 3.7 percent, as the state's employers boosted payrolls for a 28th consecutive month, according to government data.

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Dallas Fed revises down 2019 economic growth outlook for Mexico
Economy
Published in 26-12-2018
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The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas downgraded its 2019 outlook for Mexico's economy amid falling export and industrial production and the falling value of the peso compared to the dollar.

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James Harden, Austin Rivers give Rockets late surge to topple Thunder in Christmas clash
Sports
Published in 26-12-2018
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James Harden looked into the teeth of one of the NBA's best defenses, with Paul George close enough to share his shirt and Steven Adams stationed behind, and threw himself into everything the Thunder had to stop him.

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Rockets' Austin Rivers, Michael Carter-Williams revisit AAU rivalry
Sports
Published in 26-12-2018
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On the second day with Austin Rivers in the Rockets' locker room, a dispute about the shared past with a new teammate erupted. The Rockets got over it, the way much older athletes do when trading stories of glory days long before.

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Clint Capela leads Rockets’ sudden success on the glass
Sports
Published in 26-12-2018
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Rockets center Clint Capela, after days of reminding himself to hit the boards, did something no Rockets player has in more than 20 years. With 23 rebounds in consecutive games, he not only set a franchise record for a Christmas Day game, he is the first Rockets player since Charles Barkley in November 1996 to get 20 rebounds or more in consecutive games.

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Austin Rivers arrives as Christmas gift for Rockets
Sports
Published in 26-12-2018
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Less than two days after the Rockets signed him, guard Austin Rivers proved to be the best gift Houston received on Christmas.

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Former Houston high school stars in this year's college bowl games
Sports
Published in 26-12-2018
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Thirty-five of this year's 40 bowl games feature a team with at least one player who was a star high school football player in the Houston area.

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