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Health care bill has money for Alaska, home of a GOP holdout
Technology
Published in 14-7-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) A provision in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's rewritten health care bill appears to benefit only one state. The language would give states with extremely high premiums an added cut totaling $182 billion through 2026, from two funds created by the measure. The money is supposed to help insurers curb consumers' coverage costs.
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 14-7-2017
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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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Newest Galleria wing opens for shopping
Business
Published in 14-7-2017
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Houston's fashion set gathered Thursday at the Galleria to toast the retail opening of the mall's newest luxury extension. The development involved transforming the former Saks building into a new space for retailers with new flooring, high ceilings and skylights. Fig & Olive, a New York-based restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine, will open its first Texas location in a stre ...>>

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O&G company leases space in Memorial City
Business
Published in 14-7-2017
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Pro Oil & Gas Services has leased 7,418 square feet at Three Memorial City Plaza, 840 Gessner, in the Memorial City mixed-use development. Dupuis & Polozola, a law firm practicing in the real estate, business and oil and gas areas, has leased 4,866 square feet at 8301 New Trails in The Woodlands. The company recruits talent for organizations involved in the energy, agriculture and metal supply c ...>>
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Retail Wrap: Gymboree closing 3 local stores
Business
Published in 14-7-2017
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The studio will offers workshops and private parties for creating wood signs and other decor projects. Car Talk has leased a free-standing building at 5211 Spruce in Bellaire for an automotive repair shop. The newest stores, ranging from 2,500 to 3,200 square feet each, are in Marketplace in Clear Lake, The Market at Cross Creek Ranch in Fulshear, Indian Springs Shopping Center in The Woodlands, ...>>
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Houston retail development still active, but slowing down
Business
Published in 14-7-2017
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Developers are on track to add 2.7 million square feet of retail space in new and expanded projects in the Houston area this year, down from last year's 3.4 million square feet in 2016 and well below pre-recession peaks, according to a midyear report by commercial real estate firm Weitzman. Much of the new space is already spoken for as grocers and discount retailers continue to expand in hi ...>>
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Pesticide maker Dow tries to kill risk study
Economy
Published in 14-7-2017
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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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Discount trend could destabilize some small private colleges if it continues
Economy
Published in 14-7-2017
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Tuition has risen faster than inflation at a time when wages have remained relatively flat. Families are sensitive to price increases in this uneven economic recovery, and schools have responded in kind by providing more aid.

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Experts says Uber must make changes at top to fix culture woes
Economy
Published in 14-7-2017
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Experts interviewed by the Associated Press say CEO Travis Kalanick should step aside or at minimum change his behavior for the company to make progress. Last week, based on a report from a law firm that investigated employee harassment, bullying and retaliation complaints, Uber fired 20 people and sent another 31 into counseling. Uber Technologies has been rocked by accusations that it has f ...>>

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McDonald's uses Snapchat to hire millennials and younger employees
Economy
Published in 14-7-2017
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The fast-food company is teaming up with Snapchat to recruit younger employees this summer.

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Oil and gas, manufacturing continue turnaround in May, jobs report says
Economy
Published in 14-7-2017
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Texas posted another month of strong job growth in May, led by oil and gas jobs that are rushing back as producers send rigs back to work.

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John McClain's Texas Sports Nation chat: July 13
Sports
Published in 14-7-2017
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As Texans training camp begins in two weeks in West Virginia, there are plenty of questions about the team as it views for its third consecutive AFC South title.

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Chris Paul to throw out first pitch at Friday's Astros game
Sports
Published in 14-7-2017
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The Astros will welcome Chris Paul to town by having him throw out a ceremonial first pitch prior to Friday's 7:10 p.m. game against the Minnesota Twins at Minute Maid Park.

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Dash fined by NWSL for critical comments about officiating
Sports
Published in 14-7-2017
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The league fined the Dash an undisclosed amount for comments critical of match officials after Saturday's game against Portland Thorns FC. The league cited comments made by interim coach Omar Morales in the post-game press conference and by midfielder Amber Brooks on Twitter.

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Former Astros slugger Colby Rasmus to 'step away from baseball'
Sports
Published in 14-7-2017
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Colby Rasmus was a key part of the Astros' 2015 playoff team, hitting 25 home runs that season. In the Astros' six playoff games in 2015, he went 11-for-26 with four home runs.

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