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Real estate transactions
Business
Published in 30-1-2015
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Real estate transactions Dan Miller, Martin Hogan and Wesley Hightower of HFF marketed the property for the seller, a joint venture between Fuller Realty Partners and Harbert Management Corp. HFF also secured financing for the buyer through Natixis Real Estate Capital. The recently renovated four-story building has an attached three-story parking garage. Parkway Properties reached an agreement ...>>
Houston's airports set record for passenger traffic in 2014
Business
Published in 30-1-2015
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The Houston Airport System announced Tuesday that the 4.5 percent increase in passenger traffic beat 2013's record of 51 million passengers in and out of Hobby and Bush Intercontinental Airports. The passenger traffic at Hobby reached an all-time high for the fifth consecutive year. "The record-setting passenger totals tell us that we're doing a good job in making sure that connecti ...>>

The Motley Fool: What return should you expect from stocks?
Business
Published in 30-1-2015
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Today, based in San Francisco, I'm America's oldest and largest health care services company, serving more than 50 percent of American hospitals, 20 percent of physicians and 100 per-cent of health plans. Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) has been an extremely volatile stock, scaring many away while retaining loyal believers. In the streaming video giant's third-quarter earnings report, m ...>>

Local unemployment rate dips to 4.9 percent
Economy
Published in 30-1-2015
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The local rate is not adjusted for seasonal factors such as school closings and major holidays which can affect hiring and firing patterns. [...] the local unemployment rate is subject to wide swings.
Houston area unemployment rate ticks down
Economy
Published in 30-1-2015
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In October, Texas added 35,200 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. Eight of 11 major industries added jobs in Texas in October, led by the trade, transportation, and utilities industry with 17,500 jobs, the news release stated.
HP cuts 66 jobs in Houston
Economy
Published in 30-1-2015
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Hewlett-Packard Co. announced it was cutting 66 jobs at its facility on Compaq Center Drive in Houston as part of its "corporate restructuring" efforts, according to a letter the company sent to the Texas Workforce Commission last week. [...] the company said it was ramping up its job cuts "as HP continues to re-engineer the workforce to be more competitive and meet its objectives."

Houston unemployment rate dips as Texas economy shows signs of stress
Economy
Published in 30-1-2015
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The Houston area unemployment rate dipped slightly to 4.5 percent in November, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday. [...] it is adjusted state-wide for typical seasonal factors such as school schedules and major holidays that affect hiring and firing patterns.
Local jobless rate dips to 4.1 percent
Economy
Published in 30-1-2015
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The biggest gainers included professional and business services, government and education and health care. Oil and gas exploration and production employment rebounded in December, adding 4,900 jobs after a loss of 2,400 positions in November, the commission reported.
Five things we learned from the Rockets’ victory over the Mavericks
Sports
Published in 30-1-2015
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Rockets 99, Mavericks 94 James Harden saw the usual extra defensive attention and was happy to move the ball and set up teammates, finding just enough perimeter shooting for the Rockets to win even with Harden 10 points shy of his league-leading average. Harden can expect more of that treatment, but has seen it often before, making his combination of scoring and playmaking more remarkable. The Roc ...>>
The best and worst Super Bowl ads of all time
Sports
Published in 30-1-2015
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A few years back, the Chronicle’s Peter Hartlaub broke down his best and worst Super Bowl ads decade-by-decade. No better or worse candidates have emerged since then (although you can disagree with us in the comments). Here are the transcendent and the dregs: THE BEST SUPER BOWL ADS OF ALL TIME Best of the 1970s: Mean […]
Video: Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch asks why media keeps wanting him to talk
Sports
Published in 30-1-2015
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Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch stepped behind the microphone Thursday morning and to everyone’s surprise actually spoke more than just a single phrase. Sitting before about 100 members of the press at the Seahawks’ team hotel, the Arizona Grand in Phoenix, Lynch wondered why they all showed up him when they knew […]
Browns receiver Josh Gordon reponds to critics in open letter
Sports
Published in 30-1-2015
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Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon, the Lamar standout who is facing a one-year suspension after reportedly failing another drug test, responded to his critics, namely Charles Barkley, Stephen A. Smith and Cris Carter, with an open letter published online Thursday. Here’s an excerpt from the letter: First, words cannot express the remorse and regret I feel over this latest incident. I acknowl ...>>
Fathers play a pivotal role for Seahawks’ Michael Bennett and Earl Thomas
Sports
Published in 30-1-2015
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Fathers and sons will unite across the world for Super Bowl XLIX, watching New England and Seattle face off in one of the most anticipated NFL championships in recent history. Seahawks defenders Earl Thomas and Michael Bennett will start in Sunday’s contest. And just like when Seattle blew out Denver to claim last year’s Super Bowl, the defensive duo will be watched up close by their proud fat ...>>
UT's Harry Ransom Center lands Gabriel García Márquez archive
Energy
Published in 23-1-2015
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The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin has acquired the archive of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez (1927–2014).

Fresh selection of holiday picture books for kids
Energy
Published in 23-1-2015
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Looking to keep the kids entertained during long holiday car rides or dinners? Maisy the mouse and pals Cyril and Tallulah prepare for the holiday, from trimming the tree to singing carols. Santa, by Bob Shea: A smiley little dino wears a bright-orange snowsuit, makes gifts for his parents and sneaks downstairs on Christmas Eve only to scurry back to bed due to someone in red ho, ho, ho-ing in t ...>>


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