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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 experts confirming 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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Trump's crude tweets: Would anyone else be fired?
Technology
Published in 30-6-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) If President Donald Trump were anyone else, he'd be fired, or at least reprimanded, for his latest tweets attacking a female TV host, social media and workplace experts say. [...] if he were to look for a job, the experts say, these and past tweets would raise red flags for companies doing social media background checks, an increasingly common practice as tweets and Facebook p ...>>
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GOP may keep some Obama tax increases to save health bill
Technology
Published in 30-6-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) Senate Republican leaders considered keeping one of former President Barack Obama's big tax increases on wealthier Americans and using the money to fatten proposed subsidies for the poor in a bid Thursday to placate moderate GOP lawmakers and salvage their struggling health care bill. [...] the effort underscored how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., needed to m ...>>
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Doping drug gives no edge to serious cyclists in study
Technology
Published in 30-6-2017
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The blood booster at the heart of the Lance Armstrong doping scandal does not improve real-world cycling performance, according to the most rigorous study yet of how the protein EPO affects athletes. The results, published Thursday in the journal Lancet Haematology , may convince some to pay more attention to the harms of supposed performance-enhancing drugs by punching holes in the myths surroun ...>>
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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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Oil and gas, manufacturing continue turnaround in May, jobs report says
Economy
Published in 30-6-2017
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Texas posted another month of strong job growth in May, led by oil and gas jobs that are rushing back as producers send rigs back to work.

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