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Texas adds 23,600 jobs in July, while unemployment rate ticks up
Economy
Published in 16-12-2016
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Professional services fuel rise, while oil and gas continues to slide.

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Yellen’s early backers now hoping they were right
Economy
Published in 16-12-2016
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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 16-12-2016
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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 16-12-2016
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The outlook has improved a lot, but the recovery won't come fast.

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Texans' Whitney Mercilus has knack for recovering fumbles
Sports
Published in 16-12-2016
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For the season, Mercilus is tied for the NFL lead with four fumble recoveries. For his career, Mercilus has seven fumble recoveries, six forced fumbles and 35 ½ sacks.

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Texans' Brennan Scarlett on IR-designated for return
Sports
Published in 16-12-2016
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Rookie outside linebacker Brennan Scarlett returned to practice Thursday and remains on injured reserve, but was designated for return.

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Texans' Whitney Mercilus sidelined with back injury
Sports
Published in 16-12-2016
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Mercilus was limited in practice Wednesday. At this point, Mercilus isn't considered to be in danger of missing Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Texans' Duane Brown praying for ailing ex-teammate Brandon Brooks
Sports
Published in 16-12-2016
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Signed by the Philadelphia Eagles in March to a five-year, $40 million free agent deal, Brooks told Philadelphia reporters this week that his anxiety was caused by an "unhealthy obsession" to be perfect on the field. Brooks said he's now taking medication to address the situation.

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Keith Mumphery's role increasing with Texans
Sports
Published in 16-12-2016
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Mumphery is expected to remain in the lineup as the third receiver with Braxton Miller and Jaelen Strong out for the season on injured reserve. Mumphery has four receptions for 18 yards this season.

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Like old books? Check out the Houston Book Fair
Energy
Published in 9-12-2016
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If you like rare and antique books, get to the Printing Museum Saturday for the Houston Book Fair. The annual festival is designed to both celebrate old books and educate people about them.

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Paul Beatty is the first American to win the Man Booker Prize
Energy
Published in 9-12-2016
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Paul Beatty has won the Man Booker Prize for his novel "The Sellout," a satire that deals with racial politics in America.

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Happy Frankenstein Day! 7 facts about the best monster
Energy
Published in 9-12-2016
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He's more than bolts and green skin

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Houston gets a new comics and fantasy store
Energy
Published in 9-12-2016
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Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy, a company founded in Austin 30 years ago, will open a new store this weekend in north Houston. 

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Heights pawn shop burglary suspect caught behind a banana tree
Heights
Published in 9-12-2016
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A pawn-shop burglary suspect was arrested after he pried siding off the building to squeeze inside and then surveillance cameras captured his image as he grabbed items.

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Lights in the Heights 2015 NOT canceled (despite rumors), but will be scaled back
Heights
Published in 9-12-2016
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Its 28-year history now includes tens of thousands of attendees every year, which is understandably an issue for some in the area who would rather thousands of people not be in their front yards each year doing what thousands of people do. 

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