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The unique -- often hidden -- perks offered by your credit card
Economy
Published in 12-8-2016
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"The credit card marketplace is so competitive that banks are trying to bend over backwards to keep their customers and attract new ones," said Matt Schultz, senior industry analyst at CreditCards.com.

Reference: www.chron.com
8 things that will be more expensive in August
Economy
Published in 12-8-2016
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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.

Reference: www.chron.com
Astros unveil plans for new center-field area at Minute Maid Park
Sports
Published in 12-8-2016
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Construction on Minute Maid Park's new center-field area is slated to begin immediately following the end of the 2016 season and would be ready for the start of the 2017 campaign.

Reference: www.chron.com
Astros' Jandel Gustave makes major league debut
Sports
Published in 12-8-2016
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In the first inning of his major league career, Astros reliever Jandel Gustave displayed both his intriguing upside and why he is far from a finished product.

Reference: www.chron.com
Rice sees Cuba baseball trip as golden opportunity
Sports
Published in 12-8-2016
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Wayne Graham was in the International League with the Buffalo Bisons when he last visited Cuba to play against the Havana Sugar Kings in 1960.

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Astros' George Springer makes first 2016 start in center field
Sports
Published in 12-8-2016
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MINNEAPOLIS --- George Springer started in center field for the Astros on Thursday night, an occurrence that could become more common in the season's final seven weeks.

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Rockets' 2016-17 schedule includes road-heavy slate early
Sports
Published in 12-8-2016
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The Rockets' 2016-2017 schedule, released Thursday afternoon, has Houston on the road for seven of its first eight games.

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Nigeria reports first 2 cases of polio in years, WHO says
Technology
Published in 12-8-2016
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LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) Nigeria has reported the first two cases of polio after more than two years, in an area newly liberated from Islamic extremists who attacked polio vaccinators in the past, the government and the World Health Organization said Thursday. Two children have been paralyzed by polio in northeastern Borno state in two different local government areas that had been cut off by Boko Ha ...>>
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Gay high school students raped, attacked far more often
Technology
Published in 12-8-2016
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NEW YORK (AP) Gay, lesbian and bisexual high school students are far more likely than their classmates to be raped or assaulted in a dating situation, according to the first national survey of its kind. The research also found gay teens were far more likely to have attempted suicide, taken illegal drugs and engaged in other risky behaviors. The finding echoes results of smaller surveys and find ...>>
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Florida Zika cases rise to 25 as back-to-school day nears
Technology
Published in 12-8-2016
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MIAMI (AP) Florida's caseload of Zika spread by Miami mosquitoes has risen to 25, and U.S. health officials continue to warn pregnant women to avoid the infection zone despite the governor's assurances that the area of concern is shrinking. Scott's office also announced that the health department has declared four blocks in the southwest corner of Wynwood to be clear of infections ...>>
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California island foxes removed from endangered species list
Technology
Published in 12-8-2016
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The wildlife service partnered with the National Park Service, Nature Conservancy and Catalina Island Conservancy to hatch an aggressive plan that included moving golden eagles to Northern California, reintroducing bald eagles to the islands, vaccinating foxes and breeding them in captivity. The islands' remoteness also played a key role in the foxes' resurgence, giving scientists bette ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 12-8-2016
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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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Houston apartment rents drop most among major metro areas
Business
Published in 12-8-2016
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Houston topped a list of metros with the biggest declines in rent, according to a new study by apartment listing firm Abodo. Rents in Minneapolis rose most, with the average one-bedroom costing $1,368 per month, a 14% increase. Rents in Nashville, Portland and Atlanta also rose by double digits.

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Texas company recalls beef sold at H-E-B stores
Business
Published in 12-8-2016
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A Texas beef company recalled 60,350 pounds of its ground beef products contaminated by metal that were distributed to H-E-B, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service ...>>

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United introduces new security protection for MileagePlus accounts
Business
Published in 12-8-2016
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United Airlines is releasing a new security measure to protect its MileagePlus members who may not have created different passwords for their banking, airline or social media accounts.

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