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CDC: 3 babies with Zika-linked birth defects born in US
Technology
Published in 17-6-2016
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NEW YORK (AP) Three babies with Zika-linked birth defects have been born in the U.S., the government reported Thursday in its first accounting of outcomes for pregnant women infected with the virus. The health agency provided few details about the six women, their pregnancies, the birth defects or their severity. While the women had Zika infections, the officials said they did not know whether ...>>
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NASA spacecraft barreling toward Jupiter for July 4 meetup
Technology
Published in 17-6-2016
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LOS ANGELES (AP) A NASA spacecraft is bound for a Fourth of July encounter with Jupiter in the latest quest to study how the largest planet in the solar system formed and evolved. If all goes as planned, Juno will spend nearly a year circling Jupiter's poles and peering through clouds to scrutinize the planet's southern and northern lights, which are considered the strongest in the sol ...>>
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Philadelphia becomes 1st major American city with soda tax
Technology
Published in 17-6-2016
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[...] Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney sold the council on the idea with a plan to spend most of the estimated $90 million in new tax revenue next year to pay for prekindergarten, community schools and recreation centers. "Thanks to the tireless advocacy of educators, parents, rec center volunteers and so many others, Philadelphia made a historic investment in our neighborhoods and in our education sy ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 17-6-2016
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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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PHOTO TOUR: Houston's standout apartment communities
Business
Published in 17-6-2016
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The Houston Apartment Association Honors Awards recently recognized local communities among the organization's membership. It was the fifth year for the awards ceremony, which divided properties by age, size and type.

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Houston Bar Center sold, to be turned into hotel
Business
Published in 17-6-2016
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The 102-year-old Houston Bar Center at 723 Main, a 10-story building originally developed for Gulf Oil, has been sold and its new owner plans to restyle it as an upscale hotel.

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Houston economy still contracting, survey says
Economy
Published in 17-6-2016
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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 17-6-2016
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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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Blogger shows how crazy America's economy really is
Economy
Published in 17-6-2016
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The sight of people lining up to spend money on a lottery with unimaginably low odds is, to some, a charming dash of whimsy in an otherwise robust economy.

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Houston's unemployment rate rises with oil downturn
Economy
Published in 17-6-2016
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The unemployment rate in the Houston area rose in January to 4.8 percent, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday, as job losses in the oil and gas sector continued to take their economic toll. Education and health services, leisure and hospitality, and manufacturing all added to the workforce January, the commission said.
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Houston added jobs in February
Economy
Published in 17-6-2016
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The greater Houston area added 10,100 new jobs last month, with gains in industries related to construction, health care, retail and hospitality. Texas saw gains in health-care employment, service jobs, trade, transportation and utilities, while jobs in producing goods dropped.
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Houston economy still contracting, survey says
Economy
Published in 17-6-2016
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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 ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Greater Houston Partnership taps social media to reach young professionals
Economy
Published in 17-6-2016
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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.
Reference: www.chron.com
Blogger shows how crazy America's economy really is
Economy
Published in 17-6-2016
    1086 Visits

The sight of people lining up to spend money on a lottery with unimaginably low odds is, to some, a charming dash of whimsy in an otherwise robust economy.

Reference: www.chron.com
Houston's unemployment rate rises with oil downturn
Economy
Published in 17-6-2016
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The unemployment rate in the Houston area rose in January to 4.8 percent, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday, as job losses in the oil and gas sector continued to take their economic toll. Education and health services, leisure and hospitality, and manufacturing all added to the workforce January, the commission said.
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