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APNewsBreak: EPA wants toxic Nevada mine on Superfund list
Technology
Published in 25-12-2015
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(AP) Fifteen years after U.S. regulators started assessing damage and health risks at an abandoned Nevada copper mine, the Environmental Protection Agency is moving to designate the contaminated land a Superfund site, a step the state could still oppose. Rural neighbors of the World War II-era mine that has leaked toxic chemicals for decades won a $19.5 million settlement in 2013 from companies ...>>
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It's another big win for reverse mortgages
Business
Published in 25-12-2015
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In the vast universe of consumer borrowing, reverse mortgages get little respect. When I write about them, the next day's mail has chiding notes suggesting that I failed to tell the gruesome downside. Wade Pfau, a professor of retirement income at the American College of Financial Services, did a study that examined probable results of seven ways of using a reverse mortgage. The lowest ov ...>>
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Last-minute gifts you can get within hours from Amazon Prime Now
Business
Published in 25-12-2015
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Whether you procrastinated on your holiday gift list, left someone off, or just have a late RSVP'er in your family, Amazon Prime Now's quick delivery service is basically your Christmas miracle.

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Financial literacy is the greatest gift of all
Business
Published in 25-12-2015
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The average American suffers from a stunning lack of financial literacy. Talking about money could be the greatest gift of all.

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Too late? Discounts could get much deeper after Christmas
Business
Published in 25-12-2015
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Exchanges, returns and continued heavy use of gift cards are expected to provide a boost for retailers well into January.

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Photos: Vintage Christmas ads from around the world
Business
Published in 25-12-2015
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If you think America has the market cornered on Christmas commercialism, think again.

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Texas loses jobs in August but Houston jobless rate dips
Economy
Published in 25-12-2015
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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 25-12-2015
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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 25-12-2015
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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 25-12-2015
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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 25-12-2015
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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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Astros agree to deal with Cuban pitcher Carlos Sierra
Sports
Published in 25-12-2015
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21-year-old brings four-pitch arsenal.
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Rockets vs. Spurs scouting report
Sports
Published in 25-12-2015
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Teams square off for first time this regular season.
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New Texans quarterback B.J. Daniels: ‘The playbook is definitely a dictionary
Sports
Published in 25-12-2015
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NBA review confirms James Harden was not fouled by Victor Oladipo on final shot
Sports
Published in 25-12-2015
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Rockets interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff insisted on Wednesday that James Harden was fouled by Orlando’s Victor Oladipo while moving to get the ball for a last shot. He challenged “You go back and watch the tape; it’s clearly a foul.”
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