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Houston fitness studio opens first overseas location
Business
Published in 10-6-2016
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Define Body & Mind, a Houston-based fitness studio, has opened its first international location in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. The 12th Define studio is in the Dubai Marina Mall.

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Glassdoor reveals highest-rated CEOs based on employee feedback
Business
Published in 10-6-2016
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Online employment website Glassdoor announced the highest-rated CEOs of 2016, one of the categories of its Employment Choice Awards.

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River Oaks District fetches $550M-plus in cash sale
Business
Published in 10-6-2016
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The cash transaction was more than $550 million, according to a source, a high price for the Inner-Loop shopping, office and apartment development and one that demonstrates the resilience of Houston's retail market amid an economic slump due to collapsing oil prices. While the city's office market has been hammered by energy's decline, retail real estate is still benefiting from po ...>>
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Houston economy still contracting, survey says
Economy
Published in 10-6-2016
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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 10-6-2016
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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 10-6-2016
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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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Houston's unemployment rate rises with oil downturn
Economy
Published in 10-6-2016
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The unemployment rate in the Houston area rose in January to 4.8 percent, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday, as job losses in the oil and gas sector continued to take their economic toll. Education and health services, leisure and hospitality, and manufacturing all added to the workforce January, the commission said.
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Houston added jobs in February
Economy
Published in 10-6-2016
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The greater Houston area added 10,100 new jobs last month, with gains in industries related to construction, health care, retail and hospitality. Texas saw gains in health-care employment, service jobs, trade, transportation and utilities, while jobs in producing goods dropped.
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HS notes: Katy softball coach Kalum Haack back after surgery
Sports
Published in 10-6-2016
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Katy coach Kalum Haack was back out at a softball camp just days after having surgery to relieve nerve pain in his back that sidelined him for the playoffs.

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Rockets' James Harden, Dwight Howard among world's 100 highest-paid athletes
Sports
Published in 10-6-2016
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Those 12 months were especially good to the Houston Rockets' James Harden and Dwight Howard.

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Astros fall to the Rangers; Carlos Correa injured
Sports
Published in 10-6-2016
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A day after snapping their losing streak against their intrastate rivals, the Astros were unable to salvage a split of their four-game series Thursday against the Texas Rangers.

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Texans to host Saints for preseason practices
Sports
Published in 10-6-2016
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One week after they travel to Santa Clara, Calif., to practice against San Francisco before their preseason opener Aug. 14, the Texans will host New Orleans for two practices.

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Texans' Will Fuller, Braxton Miller proving to be quick studies
Sports
Published in 10-6-2016
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The Texans drafted Notre Dame wide receiver Will Fuller in the first round and Ohio State wide receiver Braxton Miller in the third round. Both have proven to be quick studies, but still have a lot to absorb.

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Scandalous oil boom past comes to life in 'Texas Boomtowns: A History of Blood and Oil'
Energy
Published in 3-6-2016
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Texas' turning point is documented in a new book by historian and journalist Bartee Haile.

Haile's book, "Texas Boomtowns: A History of Blood and Oil," was released in March and has garnered much attention for its colorful storytelling, which includes scandalous tales of crime and corruption that followed Beaumont's Spindletop well striking oil in 1901.

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Grapes of Wrath turns 77
Energy
Published in 3-6-2016
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The Grapes of Wrath, an American realist novel that follows "Okies" road against the Dust Bowl and Great Depression to a better life, turns 77 on April 14.

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