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Katy shopping center sells for $25.1 million
Business
Published in 8-1-2016
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An investor based in Argentina has paid $25.1 million for the Westgate Market shopping center near Katy, a realty firm announced. Faris Lee Investments is a retail advisory and investment sales company based in Irvine, Calif.
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Texans playoff berth claims one day of annual Boat Show
Business
Published in 8-1-2016
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Saturday's Houston Texans' playoff game will pre-empt the Houston International Boat, Sport and Travel Show for a day, but the show will resume Sunday morning at the NRG Center and run for the entire week. The 61st annual show is expected to draw 40,000 attendees.

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Texas loses jobs in August but Houston jobless rate dips
Economy
Published in 8-1-2016
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The state-wide rate, however, is adjusted for seasonal employment shifts such as school schedules and typical hiring patterns around major holidays. Despite gains in hospitality and leisure - a large category that includes bars and restaurants - professional services and construction, the Texas economy lost 13,700 jobs in August.

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IMF warns of global economic dive
Economy
Published in 8-1-2016
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The International Monetary Fund this week warned the world that grim times could lie ahead.

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AT&T cuts from Houston call center
Economy
Published in 8-1-2016
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Layoffs at the 3900 Dacoma credit and collections office will be finalized by Nov. 21, the letter said, adding that affected employees could be hired elsewhere in the company, leave with severance or voluntarily retire.
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Houston economy still contracting, survey says
Economy
Published in 8-1-2016
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A slight improvement in sales and production among Houston area businesses provided a small lift to the overall local economy last month but not enough to propel it toward expansion. The Houston Purchasing Managers Index, which predicts likely shifts in production three to four months in advance, showed Monday that economic activity in Houston's service and manufacturing sectors remains slu ...>>
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Greater Houston Partnership taps social media to reach young professionals
Economy
Published in 8-1-2016
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The Greater Houston Partnership will launch a new site Thursday to aid its efforts in recruiting and attracting young professionals to the Houston area. Late last year, a task force found that Houston produces two jobs in science, technology, engineering and math, the STEM areas, for every one student who graduates from a local college or university.
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NBA suspends Rockets’ Ty Lawson 3 games for driving under influence
Sports
Published in 8-1-2016
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He was suspended for another DUI earlier this season.
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Texans injury report: Jadeveon Clowney, J.J. Watt, Nate Washington limited
Sports
Published in 8-1-2016
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Five players upgraded to full participation.
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The Sports Update: Smith, Wilson on Texans vs. Chiefs’ pass rush
Sports
Published in 8-1-2016
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A look at one of Saturday's key matchups.
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Texans’ Alfred Blue on formula against Chiefs: ‘We’ve got to run the ball to win’
Sports
Published in 8-1-2016
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Texans only attempted 22 rushes in first meeting.
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Chelsea Clinton seeks to inspire young people to change the world
Energy
Published in 1-1-2016
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Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and current presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, has a deal with Penguin Young Readers for It's Your World: The book aims to inspire young people to "change the world" and will cover issues including poverty and gender equality, according to Penguin. According to Viking, Streisand will reflect on her childhood, her car ...>>
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Books by Houstonians: 2015 Edition
Energy
Published in 1-1-2016
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Houston is home to a busy burgeoning writing community.

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Latest 'Girl' novel interesting, but it's no Larsson
Energy
Published in 1-1-2016
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The novels offer a strikingly intelligent, gripping, angry look at political and corporate corruption in Sweden and, by implication, throughout the Western world. Authorized by Larsson's father and brother, who were his heirs, and written by Swedish writer David Lagercrantz, the new book brings back Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist, the heroes and occasional lovers in the trilogy. The ...>>
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Writer accused of plagiarizing straight Texas romance novel, turning it gay
Energy
Published in 1-1-2016
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It took a reader with interest in all kinds of cowboy love to discover that the recent gay romance novel "Coming Home Texas" was a nearly precise rehashing of a straight romance novel, with little more than the names, places and characters adjusted.

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