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Elephant sedative emerges as new threat in overdose battle
Technology
Published in 29-7-2016
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals, 100 times as potent as the fentanyl already escalating the country's heroin troubles, is suspected in spates of overdoses in several states, where authorities say they've found it mixed with or passed off as heroin. Each time authorities start to get a handle on one type of drug, another seems to pop up, said ...>>
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Alphabet's 2Q earns soar despite rising 'moonshot' losses
Technology
Published in 29-7-2016
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The Mountain View, California, company can afford to gamble because Google runs the world's most profitable advertising network, spread across its dominant search engine, YouTube video site and Gmail, as well as well millions of third-party websites that draw upon its marketing machine. "[...] we try to steer X to be 'responsibly irresponsible' as we develop new products," Teller w ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 29-7-2016
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Green Bancorp reports Q2 drop, trims to energy loan portfolio
Business
Published in 29-7-2016
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Houston-based Green Bancorp reported a 12 percent drop in second-quarter net income, primarily due to the bank setting money aside to cover bad energy loans. The increase was caused by bad energy-related loans and real estate acquired through foreclosure that the bank received after acquiring Patriot Bancshares in October.
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9 more stores announced in Fairfield Town Center
Business
Published in 29-7-2016
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Rooms to Go is now open in the Fairfield Town Center near the Bridgeland community in Cypress and more stores are on the way.

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Houston's unemployment rate rises with oil downturn
Economy
Published in 29-7-2016
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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 29-7-2016
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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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Seven Houston companies make Fortune Global 500 list
Economy
Published in 29-7-2016
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Seven Houston-based companies earned spots on the Fortune Global 500 ranking of the world's biggest companies by revenue, even as sales fell sharply for all but one. Fortune, which ranks the companies by revenue in 2015 or their latest fiscal year, noted lower sales were the norm on this year's list. A slowdown in China's economy and sustained low oil prices were factors in the ...>>

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The unique -- often hidden -- perks offered by your credit card
Economy
Published in 29-7-2016
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"The credit card marketplace is so competitive that banks are trying to bend over backwards to keep their customers and attract new ones," said Matt Schultz, senior industry analyst at CreditCards.com.

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8 things that will be more expensive in August
Economy
Published in 29-7-2016
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As the summer season starts to wind down, you'll find plenty of discounts from retailers that are trying to clear their shelves. But that doesn't mean you're going to score a great deal on everything you see.

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On deck: Astros at Tigers
Sports
Published in 29-7-2016
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After a day off Thursday, the Astros begin a three-game series in Detroit on Friday.

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Astros prospect David Paulino throws in rehab game
Sports
Published in 29-7-2016
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Astros pitching prospect David Paulino made a rehab start for the organization's Gulf Coast League affiliate on Thursday as he nears a return to the Class AA Corpus Christi rotation.

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Texans' John Simon honors first responders
Sports
Published in 29-7-2016
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Texans linebacker John Simon honored first responders at an appreciation lunch Thursday.

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UT's Roderick Bernard to miss season
Sports
Published in 29-7-2016
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Texas kick returner Roderick Bernard will miss this season after undergoing surgery to repair ligaments in his left knee, the Longhorns announced Thursday.

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Houston representation heavy on ESPN Junior 300
Sports
Published in 29-7-2016
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Houston sports 17 recruits and the state's top 2018 player in Angleton's B.J. Foster on the ESPN Junior 300, released Thursday.

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