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'50 Shades of Grey' sign of the apocalypse, Dallas pastor suggests
Entertainment
Published in 13-2-2015
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The movie adaptation of "50 Shades of Grey" may be a sign of the pending apocalypse, according to a noted Texas pastor.

'Kingsman' has bells, whistles, little else
Entertainment
Published in 13-2-2015
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Eggsy (Taron Egerton) is a working-class kid with no prospects, a horrible home life and nothing to lose. Long before it ends, the movie has already started to feel like a long stunt, a genre parody for the sake of itself, with no larger comment or insight to offer. Samuel Jackson shows up as a criminal mastermind, a technology mogul who schemes to kill a billion people but is too delicate to wi ...>>
Also opening in theaters
Entertainment
Published in 13-2-2015
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David Cross makes his feature directorial debut with "Hits," a comedy about an anxious municipal worker who becomes a viral-video superstar with a series of caustic rants against city hall. Not ratedRunning time: 100 minutes.
'Fifty Shades' - it's not great, but it has something
Entertainment
Published in 13-2-2015
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[...] plot problems, some comically weak dialogue, repetitious scenes and a non-ending ending keep the experience a little more earthbound than it had to be. [...] the task of the screenwriter would seem to be straightforward, to mine the novel for the elements that work and fix what doesn't - except with a famous book, you can't do that, not without starting a revolution in the audienc ...>>
Obama signs veterans suicide prevention bill
Technology
Published in 13-2-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) Acknowledging the struggles of the nation's veterans, President Barack Obama on Thursday signed legislation intended to reduce the high rate of suicide that is claiming the lives of soldiers and former members of the military by the day. The law, which had broad support from Republicans and Democrats, requires the Pentagon and Veterans Affairs Department to submit to indepen ...>>
Chinese phone sensation dips toes in US with accessories
Technology
Published in 13-2-2015
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While Apple tends to keep its future product plans secret, Xiaomi has invited customers to nosh on popcorn at company parties, chat on Xiaomi's online forums and review or make suggestions for new features, which Xiaomi frequently builds into its weekly software updates. The phones offer a smattering of the sleek technology featured in fancier devices made by Apple and Samsung, but they sell ...>>
As sign-up deadline nears, a new risk for Obama health law
Technology
Published in 13-2-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) Thousands of people signing up for health insurance this weekend may not realize it, but their coverage under President Barack Obama's law could be short-lived. [...] Obamacare" opponents who brought the lawsuit argue that the law's literal wording allows the federal government to pay those subsidies only in states that have set up their own insurance markets, or exchan ...>>
Now someone can manage your Facebook account after you die
Technology
Published in 13-2-2015
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Beginning in the U.S., Facebook users can pick a "legacy contact" to post on their page after they die, respond to new friend requests and update their profile picture and cover photo. If you give your contact additional permission, they will be able to download and archive your photos, posts and profile information after you die. Facebook accounts are memorialized at the request of loved ones, ...>>
AP Exclusive: Disney gave input on measles health messages
Technology
Published in 13-2-2015
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(AP) As the measles outbreak spread last month, Disneyland executives sent a series of emails to California health officials asking them to emphasize that the theme park was not responsible for the illnesses and was safe to visit, documents obtained by The Associated Press show. [...] the email exchange pulls back the curtain on what can be a delicate process. [...] it shows Disneyland's c ...>>
Here are the Jaguars, Land Rovers and Range Rovers that will appear in the new Bond Movie
Business
Published in 13-2-2015
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In addition to the Aston, a trio of cars courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover's Special Operations department will feature in the film. The carbon-fiber C-X75 hybrid supercar concept first debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show to rave reviews and even managed to snag Autoweek's "Best in Show" award.  With 543 horsepower on tap, along with high-performance suspension, brakes, and tire ...>>

Over time, diversification works
Business
Published in 13-2-2015
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Financial planners demand it. These are funds that are supposed to find opportunity and safety somewhere, no matter where it is. Except it involves billions of dollars of real money for real people and real retirements. [...] what did the average moderate allocation fund do? The score: moderate allocation funds, 16.48 percent; world allocation funds, 10.07 percent. The stay-at-home funds also ...>>
Housing market up in January, but sales expected to cool
Business
Published in 13-2-2015
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Despite the recent plunge in oil prices, Houston's housing market remained on top last month. Sales were up 6.1 percent in January as buyers closed on 4,032 single-family homes for a median price of $190,000, according to a monthly report from the Houston Association of Realtors. Sales activity was strongest in the $250,000 to $500,000 price range, while homes less than $150,000 showed d ...>>

Houston skyscraper quiz:
How well do you know Houston's skyline?
Business
Published in 13-2-2015
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Slapped on book covers, t-shirts, street art and just about anything else you can imagine, Houston's skyline defines the public's image of the city just as much as the people and businesses inside them.

Houston ranks as No. 22 job market in US
Business
Published in 13-2-2015
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Cheap oil prompted thousands of layoffs since December in the Bayou City, and many folks may worry. But things really aren't that bad, at least according to Forbes, which ranked Houston the second strongest job market amongst 150 major American cities.

Local unemployment rate dips to 4.9 percent
Economy
Published in 13-2-2015
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The local rate is not adjusted for seasonal factors such as school closings and major holidays which can affect hiring and firing patterns. [...] the local unemployment rate is subject to wide swings.


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