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'Loving' quietly tells a complicated tale of the 1950s South
Entertainment
Published in 17-11-2016
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The Lovings were simple people who never expected to do anything flashy enough to be dramatized on a movie screen. In recounting the history, writer-director Jeff Nichols takes an approach that makes "Loving" a little more interesting than you might expect, but also slightly less satisfying. At the start of the film, Mildred (Ruth Negga) is a very young black woman, who knows nothing outside her ...>>
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Message to Trump? Countries say climate fight 'irreversible'
Technology
Published in 17-11-2016
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MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) Government delegates meeting for U.N. climate talks reiterated their commitment to the Paris Agreement with a proclamation Thursday saying climate action is "irreversible," the buzzword at the two-week conference after the uncertainty caused by the U.S. election. The proclamation calls for "the highest political commitment to combat climate change" and reaffirms the promi ...>>
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Gasp! Wildfires cause hacking and wheezing across the South
Technology
Published in 17-11-2016
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ATLANTA (AP) Asthma sufferers and others with breathing problems are turning up at hospitals and doctors' waiting rooms, wheezing and hacking. Dozens of wildfires that have burned an estimated 190 square miles across the Southeast have thrown a shroud of smoke over the region in the past week or so, even in distant metropolitan areas like Atlanta, leaving cities big and small smelling like ...>>
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Beyond rooms and homes: Airbnb adding tours and activities
Technology
Published in 17-11-2016
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Not content with just renting out spare rooms and vacant homes, Airbnb is adding local tours and activities like surfing lessons and pub crawls to its travel services in major cities around the world. With the new features announced Thursday, the fast-growing online rental company is hoping to tap into leisure travelers' desire for distinctive "experiences" that make them ...>>
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Tesla, SolarCity get shareholder approval for merger
Technology
Published in 17-11-2016
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Tesla Motors got approval from investors to combine with SolarCity Corp. in an effort to expand the market for solar power and give electric car owners new options for solar charging. Analysts wondered why Tesla would want to take on SolarCity while it's building a big battery factory in Nevada and preparing to launch its first mass-market car, the Model 3, due out at the end of 2017. Earl ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 17-11-2016
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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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Rice MBA program among top 10 in the nation, best in Texas, according to Bloomberg Businessweek
Business
Published in 17-11-2016
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Rice University's full-time MBA program ranked No. 8 in a nationwide list compiled by Bloomberg Businessweek, the first time the university has received a top-10 ranking.

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Hay Merchant again opens the cellar for Black Friday
Business
Published in 17-11-2016
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Montrose craft beer bar Hay Merchant, 1100 Westheimer, again this year will open at 10 a.m. on Black Friday (Nov. 24) with a list of hard-to-find beers available for sale.

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Port of Houston Authority undertakes new marketing
Business
Published in 17-11-2016
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The Port of Houston Authority is now marketing itself as Port Houston and has selected a new logo. These efforts are designed to help grow and diversify the port's business with a strong brand identity and proactive market development plan.

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Wienerschnitzel inks franchise deal for 32 Houston restaurants
Business
Published in 17-11-2016
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The restaurants will begin appearing across the Houston area in 2017.

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The unique -- often hidden -- perks offered by your credit card
Economy
Published in 17-11-2016
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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.

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8 things that will be more expensive in August
Economy
Published in 17-11-2016
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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.

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Texas adds 23,600 jobs in July, while unemployment rate ticks up
Economy
Published in 17-11-2016
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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 17-11-2016
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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 17-11-2016
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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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