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Risk & reward: Stopping a cancer drug to see if you're cured
Technology
Published in 3-3-2017
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Imagine you had a life-threatening cancer that a wonder drug had kept in remission for years. Thousands of people with a blood cancer called chronic myelogenous leukemia, or CML, now have that choice. New treatment guidelines in the U.S. say certain patients can consider stopping Gleevec or similar drugs which were long thought to be needed for the rest of their lives. Some other types of cance ...>>
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Risk & reward: Stopping a cancer drug to see if you're cured
Technology
Published in 3-3-2017
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Imagine you had a life-threatening cancer that a wonder drug had kept in remission for years. Thousands of people with a blood cancer called chronic myelogenous leukemia, or CML, now have that choice. New treatment guidelines in the U.S. say certain patients can consider stopping Gleevec or similar drugs which were long thought to be needed for the rest of their lives. Some other types of cance ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 3-3-2017
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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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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 3-3-2017
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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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Texas City Holiday Inn changes hands
Business
Published in 3-3-2017
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CBRE Hotels announced its third sale of a Holiday Inn Express & Suites in the Houston area in as many months. Texas City Hospitality purchased a 70-room Holiday Inn Express & Suites at 2440 Gulf Freeway in Texas City from Peet Hotels.

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Target to open new Spring store on Grand Parkway
Business
Published in 3-3-2017
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Target plans to open a new store in Spring at the Grand Parkway Marketplace March 12.

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New CEO named at East Houston Regional Medical Center
Business
Published in 3-3-2017
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Eric Evans, a longtime medical executive in area, has been named CEO of East Houston Regional Medical Center.

 

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Houston consumer spending down in November 2016
Business
Published in 3-3-2017
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Houston's year-over-year consumer spending growth dropped 3.3 percent in November 2016, according to JPMorgan Chase Institute's Local Consumer Commerce Index released Thursday.

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Ford recalling 36,000 vehicles for air bag defect
Business
Published in 3-3-2017
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DETROIT (AP) Ford Motor Co is recalling more than 36,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada because their air bags may not inflate properly. The air bags were made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp., but they don't have the same deadly problem that has led to a recall of millions of Takata air bags. Dealers will replace affected air bags for free.

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Yellen’s early backers now hoping they were right
Economy
Published in 3-3-2017
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Yellen has begun the process of pulling back the Fed's unprecedented stimulus of the economy - drawing the concerns of liberal policy experts and economists worried it will upset a fragile recovery.

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U.S. consumer prices rise 0.2 percent in August
Economy
Published in 3-3-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. consumer prices edged up 0.2 percent in August as a surge in medical care offset flat readings for food and energy. The Fed raised rates by a quarter-point last December but since then, officials have held off on further rate hikes, reflecting concerns about sluggish economic growth and periodic turbulence in financial markets. The rise in core inflation in August was le ...>>

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Business group forecasts modest job growth in 2017
Economy
Published in 3-3-2017
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The outlook has improved a lot, but the recovery won't come fast.

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Texas adds 21,000 jobs in November; unemployment slips to 4.6 percent
Economy
Published in 3-3-2017
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Texas added nearly 21,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.

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A problem with Trump’s plan to boost Wall Street: Banks more profitable than ever
Economy
Published in 3-3-2017
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The banking industry has cheered President Donald Trump's promise to roll back regulations put in place after the financial crisis to rein in Wall Street. But the industry's record-setting profits complicate the arguments for rolling back those rules, which banking analysts have said could boost their profits even more.

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Rick Smith weighs in on Texans QB Brock Osweiler
Sports
Published in 3-3-2017
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Errant passes and erratic performances defined quarterback Brock Osweiler's first season with the Texans.

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