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States on edge about the future of health insurance markets
Technology
Published in 6-3-2015
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MIAMI (AP) Mixed signals from the Supreme Court have states on edge about the future of health insurance subsidies for millions of Americans. Many governors, especially Republicans, want the federal government to craft a contingency plan and at least one governor in Pennsylvania is pursuing a state exchange, which would make sure his state was able to receive the subsidy. Opponents of the law ...>>
Hillary Clinton email trove under review for release
Technology
Published in 6-3-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) The government will review a huge cache of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails for possible release after revelations she conducted official business as secretary of state in the shadows of a private account. The matter is expected to result in the eventual release of thousands of emails from her private account, opening a new window on her tenure in high office and providing po ...>>
Real estate transactions
Business
Published in 6-3-2015
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Sales Office Platinum Worldwide Investments has purchased a 7,257-square-foot office building on 2.6 acres at 3930 FM 1960 in Humble from EJIM Enterprises. Brandon Jaehne with General Property & Services represented the buyer. Anne Vickery with Keller Williams Commercial Northeast represented the seller. Apartments Gaia Real Estate, in partnership with Israel-based Menora Mivtachim Insurance and A ...>>
Quiz: Which mega-company owns your favorite food product?
Business
Published in 6-3-2015
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What do Klondike bars, Skippy peanut butter and SlimFast all have in common?

They're all owned by the same company: Unilever. The company probably best-associated with soap is actually the biggest ice cream maker in the world. And they own a lot more than that. Hellmann's Mayonnaise, Lipton Iced Tea, and abhorrent Marmite all fall under Unilever's enormous umbrella.

Here's why 'refuge rooms' are the new office trend
Business
Published in 6-3-2015
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The New York Times reported in a recent article that the average amount of space per office employee in North America decreased from 225 square feet in 2010 to 176 in 2012, according to CoreNet Global, a commercial real estate association. While smaller space means fewer expenses for a company, it also inevitably takes a toll on productivity  small spaces increase the chance of distraction, and ...>>
H-E-B, Whole Foods left out in bill to end liquor sales limits
Business
Published in 6-3-2015
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In the showdown between Walmart and Texas, two homegrown brands are getting left behind.

Why Girl Scout cookies in Houston taste different than the ones in Dallas
Business
Published in 6-3-2015
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The Houston-Dallas rivalry now has something else fight over: Who gets the best Girl Scout Cookies?

In Houston, you can Caramel deLites but you can't get Samoas. In Dallas, you can get Tagalongs, but you can't get Peanut Butter Patties.

Local unemployment rate dips to 4.9 percent
Economy
Published in 6-3-2015
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The local rate is not adjusted for seasonal factors such as school closings and major holidays which can affect hiring and firing patterns. [...] the local unemployment rate is subject to wide swings.
Houston area unemployment rate ticks down
Economy
Published in 6-3-2015
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In October, Texas added 35,200 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. Eight of 11 major industries added jobs in Texas in October, led by the trade, transportation, and utilities industry with 17,500 jobs, the news release stated.
HP cuts 66 jobs in Houston
Economy
Published in 6-3-2015
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Hewlett-Packard Co. announced it was cutting 66 jobs at its facility on Compaq Center Drive in Houston as part of its "corporate restructuring" efforts, according to a letter the company sent to the Texas Workforce Commission last week. [...] the company said it was ramping up its job cuts "as HP continues to re-engineer the workforce to be more competitive and meet its objectives."

Houston unemployment rate dips as Texas economy shows signs of stress
Economy
Published in 6-3-2015
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The Houston area unemployment rate dipped slightly to 4.5 percent in November, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday. [...] it is adjusted state-wide for typical seasonal factors such as school schedules and major holidays that affect hiring and firing patterns.
Local jobless rate dips to 4.1 percent
Economy
Published in 6-3-2015
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The biggest gainers included professional and business services, government and education and health care. Oil and gas exploration and production employment rebounded in December, adding 4,900 jobs after a loss of 2,400 positions in November, the commission reported.
What does Andre Johnson have left in the tank?
Sports
Published in 6-3-2015
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What does Andre Johnson have left in the tank in 2015? A common question I get from fanbases who did not watch much of the 2014 Texans team that ranked 30th in the NFL in pass attempts. Short answer: I think with a decent QB and scheme, he has a number of fantastic seasons left in him. Given his work ethic and ability, I wouldn’t bet against him. He wanted to bring a Super Bowl team to Houston, ...>>
Where does non-call on Harden rank among worst against Houston teams?
Sports
Published in 6-3-2015
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Let’s just cut to the chase. The Rockets’ James Harden was hacked by Memphis’ Zach Randolph  in the final seconds of Wednesday’s loss to Memphis at Toyota Center. Everyone saw the obvious foul except the three guys who needed to: referees Josh Tiven, Ken Mauer and Karl Lane. After Memphis’ Marc Gasol scored with .01 seconds left, the Rockets were dealt a 102-100 loss in the battle of We ...>>
J.J. Watt and other NFL stars drawn as comic superheroes
Sports
Published in 6-3-2015
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Most of us Houstonians already see Houston Texans star J.J. Watt as a superhero, but a website has decided to turn him into one.



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