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Taco Bell pulling popular chicken-shelled chalupa
Business
Published in 24-2-2017
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(AP) A Taco Bell treat that has a shell made entirely of fried chicken will vanish from the fast food chain's menu despite its popularity. Taco Bell spokesman Rob Poetsch says the Naked Chicken Chalupa always was planned as a limited-time offer, but it has proven to be popular and exceeded the company's expectations.

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Former House speaker predicts 'Obamacare' won't be repealed
Business
Published in 24-2-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) Former House Speaker John Boehner predicted on Thursday that a full repeal and replacement of "Obamacare" is "not going to happen." The Ohio Republican says he started laughing when he heard President Donald Trump and Republicans promise swift action on undoing and replacing the health law.

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NAFTA in Trump era is focus at U.S.-Mexico trade forum
Business
Published in 24-2-2017
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EL PASO, Texas (AP) Mexican and U.S. business leaders attending a large trade conference in the border town of El Paso said Thursday that their sectors will survive despite threats by President Donald Trump to dismantle or renegotiate the North American Free Trade Act which he has labeled the worst deal in U.S. history. The forum happened as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Mexico am ...>>

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Texas adds 23,600 jobs in July, while unemployment rate ticks up
Economy
Published in 24-2-2017
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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 24-2-2017
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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 24-2-2017
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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 24-2-2017
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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 24-2-2017
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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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De La Hoya: Canelo's next fight will be against Gennady Golovkin
Sports
Published in 24-2-2017
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Although Oscar de la Hoya and Canelo Alvarez were in Houston on Thursday to promote Alvarez's upcoming fight with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., de la Hoya also took time to double down on his promise of Canelo's next fight – a showdown for which boxing fans have been clamoring for years.

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Oscar De La Hoya expects success for Dynamo in 2017
Sports
Published in 24-2-2017
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In between questions about boxing, de la Hoya offered his optimistic thoughts on the Dynamo's upcoming season.

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John McClain previews the Texans' 2017 draft
Sports
Published in 24-2-2017
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There are still more than two months before the 2017 NFL Draft, but the Texans are already hard at work determining their plan of attack.

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Here's how the Rockets spent their All-Star break vacations
Sports
Published in 24-2-2017
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For the past week, the Rockets have enjoyed some well-deserved leisure time, thanks to the NBA All-Star match.

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Canelo-Chavez Jr., make stop in Houston to promote fight
Sports
Published in 24-2-2017
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The fighters are in the midst of a four-city tour to promote their May 6 bout in Las Vegas. The tour's taken them from Mexico City to New York City to Houston and off to Los Angeles on Friday.

When they got to downtown Houston on Thursday, they were greeted by a line of fans that wrapped around Minute Maid Park, headed by a group of diehards who started the line at 5 a.m.

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Like old books? Check out the Houston Book Fair
Energy
Published in 17-2-2017
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If you like rare and antique books, get to the Printing Museum Saturday for the Houston Book Fair. The annual festival is designed to both celebrate old books and educate people about them.

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Paul Beatty is the first American to win the Man Booker Prize
Energy
Published in 17-2-2017
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Paul Beatty has won the Man Booker Prize for his novel "The Sellout," a satire that deals with racial politics in America.

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