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Yahoo CEO tries to reassure mobile partners amid turmoil
Technology
Published in 19-2-2016
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer found herself in an awkward situation Thursday at the struggling Internet company's annual conference for the makers of mobile apps. Mayer's job security is shaky because Yahoo's stock has sunk by more than 40 percent since the end of 2014, reflecting Wall Street's frustration with her inability to deliver on her promise to revive Ya ...>>
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California declares massive natural gas leak sealed
Technology
Published in 19-2-2016
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LOS ANGELES (AP) A blowout at a natural gas well that spewed massive amounts of climate-changing methane for nearly four months and drove thousands of Los Angeles families from their homes has been permanently sealed, state officials declared Thursday. The announcement certifying that the ruptured well had been plugged with cement brought a point of closure in the long-running drama that has dis ...>>
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Aruba, Bonaire islands added to Zika travel alert
Technology
Published in 19-2-2016
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NEW YORK (AP) U.S. health officials have added two more Caribbean islands to a Zika travel alert for pregnant women. The CDC recommends that pregnant woman postpone travel to those places because of a suspected link between the Zika virus and a rare birth defect.
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Roadrunner Transportation expands Texas network
Business
Published in 19-2-2016
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The company has leased 97,344 square feet in a development of Duke Realty Corp. at 8411 FM 1960 in Humble for its less-than-truckload freight operations. Roadrunner is a transportation and logistics service provider offering truckload and partial truckload logistics, transportation management solutions, intermodal solutions, freight consolidation, inventory management, expedited services, interna ...>>
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Pat Studdert named Maritime Person of the Year
Business
Published in 19-2-2016
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Studdert is being honored as for his support of local education and industry associations at the Port of Houston and surrounding communities, as well as his leadership at Buffalo Marine, the Port Bureau said. Early in his career he was a coach at Sharpstown and Waltrip high schools, and worked at Buffalo Marine alongside his father, Thomas Studdert, on Sundays.
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Recycling hurts Waste Management's Q4 earnings
Business
Published in 19-2-2016
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Net income in the fourth quarter was $273 million, down from $590 million in 2014, and earnings per share dropped to 61 cents, from $1.29 a year ago. "In the fourth quarter, the trend toward positive volumes continued, with internal revenue growth from volume in our traditional solid waste business improving," CEO David Steiner said in a statement. Low prices make it more difficult for Waste Man ...>>
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Prime Property bids farewell to our piece of prime property
Business
Published in 19-2-2016
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Before I joined the Chronicle's real estate team, I never would have thought I'd perk up thinking about buildings. Katherine Feser may know this city better than anyone as our go-to neighborhood expert and data guru. The Petroleum Club used to house on the top floor and Feser says visiting the elite club for special events made her feel like she was at the Oil Baron's Ball on the ...>>
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IMF warns of global economic dive
Economy
Published in 19-2-2016
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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 19-2-2016
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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 19-2-2016
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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 19-2-2016
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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 19-2-2016
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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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Books by Houstonians: 2015 Edition
Energy
Published in 12-2-2016
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Houston is home to a busy burgeoning writing community.

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Latest 'Girl' novel interesting, but it's no Larsson
Energy
Published in 12-2-2016
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The novels offer a strikingly intelligent, gripping, angry look at political and corporate corruption in Sweden and, by implication, throughout the Western world. Authorized by Larsson's father and brother, who were his heirs, and written by Swedish writer David Lagercrantz, the new book brings back Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist, the heroes and occasional lovers in the trilogy. The ...>>
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Writer accused of plagiarizing straight Texas romance novel, turning it gay
Energy
Published in 12-2-2016
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It took a reader with interest in all kinds of cowboy love to discover that the recent gay romance novel "Coming Home Texas" was a nearly precise rehashing of a straight romance novel, with little more than the names, places and characters adjusted.

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