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Shade is now open for breakfast
Entertainment
Published in 26-2-2016
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Wake up on weekdays to chef Claire Smith's new breakfast offerings at the popular Heights restaurant

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Apple asks judge to vacate order on locked iPhone
Technology
Published in 26-2-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) Apple Inc. on Thursday asked a federal magistrate to reverse her order that the company help the FBI hack into a locked iPhone, accusing the federal government of seeking "dangerous power" through the courts and of trampling on its constitutional rights. The Justice Department is proposing a "boundless interpretation" of the law that, if left unchecked, could bring disastrous rep ...>>
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Companies experiment with build-your-own smartphone programs
Technology
Published in 26-2-2016
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LG is dipping its toes in the modular-design concept with its upcoming G5 smartphone, announced this week at a wireless conference. For starters, you'll be able to attach a camera grip with physical shutter buttons or insert a high-fidelity audio system if regular MP3-quality sound isn't good enough for you. Google's Project Ara, which isn't making products yet, is also outli ...>>
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Cruz blocks vote on bill to resolve Flint water crisis
Technology
Published in 26-2-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is holding up bipartisan legislation to address the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, where lead-contaminated pipes have resulted in an ongoing public health emergency. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, chairwoman of the Senate Energy Committee, said she was optimistic lawmakers could resolve the dispute and take up both the Flint bill and a ...>>
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Colorful baby lobster photo wins award for Maine biologist
Technology
Published in 26-2-2016
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ORONO, Maine (AP) A University of Maine graduate student's picture of a colorful tiny larval lobster has won a National Science Foundation award. The award was selected by Popular Science readers in the photography category of the annual Vizzies contest honoring visual media that conveys scientific research.
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Husband of Brittany Maynard lobbies for NY right-to-die bill
Technology
Published in 26-2-2016
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Dan Diaz has lobbied lawmakers across the country and gone on Oprah, all to fulfill a promise to his late wife, Brittany Maynard, who put a face on the debate over allowing terminally ill patients to seek life-ending drugs. The New York legislation would allow terminally ill people to request life-ending drugs from a physician. Two doctors would have to certify that the patien ...>>
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Retail Wrap: Kenny & Ziggy's New York Delicatessen to open second location in March
Business
Published in 26-2-2016
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Highlights of recent retail real estate activity in the Houston area: "The Kenny & Ziggy's location will add to the dynamic quilt of food choices at Plaza in the Park, and their passion for what they do best is exciting and contagious," Chad Braun, managing director at Edens, said in an announcement. Scout & Molly's, a women's boutique selling upscale clothing, jewelry and accesso ...>>
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Fortune names the most admired companies in Texas
Business
Published in 26-2-2016
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Southwest, the popular budget airline, is the most admired company in Texas.

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CREW Houston: Richland Cos. building purchase shows power of networking
Business
Published in 26-2-2016
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The Richland Cos. purchase of its headquarters building  at 550 Post Oak Blvd. was named 2015's Networking Story of the Year by CREW Houston, the local chapter of the professional organization for women in the real estate industry. Transwestern listed the 53,872-square-foot building for the seller, a division of Chinese oil and gas giant Sinopec. Transwestern's structured finance ...>>

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Teardowns accelerated during Houston's housing boom
Business
Published in 26-2-2016
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Houston's demolition and teardown trend appeared to accelerate during the real estate boom of the last several years, but mostly on the west side of the city.

Data collected from the city of Houston show the residential and commercial demolitions since 1990. The interactive map below illustrates how the pace of demolition quickened in the last few years leading up to 2014.

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IMF warns of global economic dive
Economy
Published in 26-2-2016
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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 26-2-2016
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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 26-2-2016
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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 26-2-2016
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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 26-2-2016
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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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