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Cosmic curveball: Is the universe expanding even faster?
Technology
Published in 3-6-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) Astronomers thought they had a handle on how the universe ticks, but the cosmos may be toying with them. Astronomers used the Hubble Space Telescope to measure the distance of 2,400 stars to calculate the rate the universe is expanding. The number they came up with is 5 to 9 percent faster than other scientifically accepted measurements that calculate the expansion rate based on ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 3-6-2016
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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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Tree farm thrives in Fulshear community
Business
Published in 3-6-2016
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Cross Creek Ranch has not only seen new housing growth since it opened in 2008 but has been growing a collection of at least 2,500 trees growing at a time to later be planted throughout the Fulshear master-planned community.

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Facts that will make you fall more in love with H-E-B
Business
Published in 3-6-2016
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Maybe it's the tortillas fresh off the line, the bottled Whataburger ketchup or perhaps the professionally made samples. Whatever the reason, consumers keep coming back to Texas' three favorite letters: H-E-B.

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Conn's reports 1Q net loss, lowers annual expectations
Business
Published in 3-6-2016
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The Woodlands-based retailer continues to grapple with consumer credit woes.

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Houston economy still contracting, survey says
Economy
Published in 3-6-2016
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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 3-6-2016
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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 3-6-2016
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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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Houston's unemployment rate rises with oil downturn
Economy
Published in 3-6-2016
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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 3-6-2016
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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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NFL analyst: Texans' Jadeveon Clowney facing make-or-break season
Sports
Published in 3-6-2016
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Third-year Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney, who was drafted first overall in 2014, said recently that he feels "great" and is "healthy enough to be where I need to be."

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Texans' preseason dates, kickoff times finalized
Sports
Published in 3-6-2016
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The Texans' preseason schedule has been finalized with dates and kickoff times announced Thursday by the NFL.

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HS notebook: Magnolia West football coach J.D. Berna hits ground running
Sports
Published in 3-6-2016
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J.D. Berna was the assistant head coach at Temple for the last five years, working under Mike Spradlin, who was named Magnolia ISD's new athletic director in January. Berna and Spradlin have worked together for 13 years, starting with their time together at UH under former coach Art Briles.

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Diamondbacks' Zack Greinke outduels Dallas Keuchel, Astros' win streak ends
Sports
Published in 3-6-2016
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Zack Greinke and Dallas Keuchel dueled for six innings before the Diamondbacks finally got to Keuchel to flinch in the seventh.

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Red McCombs has strong words about UH getting into Big 12
Sports
Published in 3-6-2016
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San Antonio businessman and University of Texas supporter Red McCombs always speaks his mind, and lately he's been using his voice to throw his support behind the University of Houston joining the Big 12.

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