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Zillow finds Houston homes hit record total value
Business
Published in 1-1-2016
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By comparison, the U.S. gross domestic product totaled $18.1 trillion in the third quarter, or about $10 trillion less than the cumulative value of all homes in the U.S., according to Zillow's report, which used U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and other data. Gudell added that the number of "renter households" also increased and a record amount was spent on rent during the year. "Americans ...>>
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World's largest McDonald's to close; bigger one planned
Business
Published in 1-1-2016
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The Orlando Sentinel reports that the restaurant and entertainment complex on the International Drive tourism corridor was set to close for good Wednesday night.

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Survey: Texas retailers' report sales up in December, but outlooks dim
Business
Published in 1-1-2016
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As recently as mid-December, a survey of Texas retailers showed flat to increased sales activity but a less optimistic outlook on business activity six months from now.

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Retail Wrap: Steel City Pops, El Pollo Loco and more
Business
Published in 1-1-2016
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Walmart Neighborhood Market plans to open at FM 518 West and Landing Boulevard in League City on Jan. 13, according to the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership. [...] the developer plans to start building Phase II of the center, The Shoppes at Landing, consisting of 16,200 square feet, in March. El Mercado Supermarket has signed a 42,130 square foot lease in the Fairmont Junction Shopping Cente ...>>
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Texas loses jobs in August but Houston jobless rate dips
Economy
Published in 1-1-2016
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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 1-1-2016
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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 1-1-2016
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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 1-1-2016
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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 1-1-2016
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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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Memphis QB Paxton Lynch, Cal QB Jordan Goff declare for NFL draft
Sports
Published in 1-1-2016
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Cal junior quarterback Jared Goff and Memphis junior quarterback Paxton Lynch officially declared for early entry into the NFL draft Thursday.
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DeAndre Hopkins’ 2015 season makes NFL history
Sports
Published in 1-1-2016
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He's thrived despite dealing with team's QB merry-go-round.
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Report: Colts plan to fire coach Chuck Pagano at season’s end
Sports
Published in 1-1-2016
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Pagano led Indianapolis to playoffs in each of his first three seasons.
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Texans center Ben Jones has been physical, intellectual asset during quarterback carousel
Sports
Published in 1-1-2016
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A constant, gritty presence in the middle of the Texans' offense, center Ben Jones has provided more than toughness and durability while playing through a myriad of injuries.
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Texans injury report: A.J. Bouye upgraded to limited participation
Sports
Published in 1-1-2016
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Texans backup cornerback A.J. Bouye was upgraded to limited participation Thursday with a knee injury after not practicing Wednesday.
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Chelsea Clinton seeks to inspire young people to change the world
Energy
Published in 25-12-2015
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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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