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US nuclear site's collapsed tunnel may have gone unnoticed
Technology
Published in 12-5-2017
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(AP) The large sinkhole that caved in a tunnel filled with radioactive waste at a sprawling Washington state nuclear waste repository may have gone unnoticed for days before its discovery because workers do not patrol tunnel sites daily, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Energy said Thursday. The sinkhole was found Tuesday, prompting an emergency at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation with evac ...>>
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Ukraine soldiers bombarded by 'pinpoint propaganda' texts
Technology
Published in 12-5-2017
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The threats and disinformation represent a new form of information warfare, the 21st-century equivalent of dropping leaflets on the battlefield. The Associated Press has found that the messages are almost certainly being sent through cell site simulators, surveillance tools long used by U.S. law enforcement to track suspects' cellphones. In 2015, Ukrainian soldiers defending the railroad to ...>>
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Tillerson says US won't be rushed on climate change policies
Technology
Published in 12-5-2017
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) Arctic nations have renewed calls for the world to address climate warming, but U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States will not rush to make a decision on its policies. The document noted the importance of reducing soot and methane emissions and said climate change is the most serious threat to Arctic biodiversity. The U.S. highlighted three areas du ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 12-5-2017
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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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Drizly launches alcohol-delivery app in Houston
Business
Published in 12-5-2017
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Drizly, an online platform for alcohol purchase and delivery, launched in Houston Thursday.

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Memorial Hermann signs joint venture with Emerus
Business
Published in 12-5-2017
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Memorial Hermann Health System signed a joint venture with Emerus, a Woodlands-based healthcare provider with microhospitals nationwide.

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HFF arranges construction loan for Springwoods Village office building
Business
Published in 12-5-2017
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HFF has lined up construction loan for CityPlace 2, a 327,000-square-foot office building in CityPlace district of Springwoods Village. A venture of Patrinely Group, USAA Real Estate Co. and CDC Houston is developing the 10-story building, which will be occupied by American Bureau of Shipping upon its completion in 2018. The building will have 24,000 square feet of retail space on the grou ...>>

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AVERA to build new 500,000-square-foot facility in Cedar Port
Business
Published in 12-5-2017
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Houston-based petrochemical distributor Vinmar announced Thursday that it signed a long-term lease for a half-million-square-foot build-to-suit facility situated on 40 acres in Cedar Port Industrial Park in Baytown.

AVERA Companies, a Houston-based commercial real estate investment and development firm, owns the land and will build the rail-served industrial building.

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Houston economy still just treading water, Gilmer says
Business
Published in 12-5-2017
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Nearly a year after the oil bust reached its nadir, Houston's economy is only barely starting to recover and its future is still clouded by oil prices that have remained stubbornly low, according to a closely-watched semiannual analysis.

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U.S. consumer prices rise 0.2 percent in August
Economy
Published in 12-5-2017
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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 12-5-2017
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The outlook has improved a lot, but the recovery won't come fast.

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Texas adds 21,000 jobs in November; unemployment slips to 4.6 percent
Economy
Published in 12-5-2017
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Texas added nearly 21,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.

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A problem with Trump’s plan to boost Wall Street: Banks more profitable than ever
Economy
Published in 12-5-2017
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The banking industry has cheered President Donald Trump's promise to roll back regulations put in place after the financial crisis to rein in Wall Street. But the industry's record-setting profits complicate the arguments for rolling back those rules, which banking analysts have said could boost their profits even more.

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Pesticide maker Dow tries to kill risk study
Economy
Published in 12-5-2017
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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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Dynamo's Wilmer Cabrera still undecided on goalkeeper
Sports
Published in 12-5-2017
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Joe Willis remains the man in net for the Dynamo, but coach Wilmer Cabrera said on Friday he has not decided on Willis or Tyler Deric as his long-term choice at goalkeeper.

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