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The Motley Fool: Sending it to the brokerage
Business
Published in 16-1-2015
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Should I ask my brokerage to send me my stock certificates so I can store them in my safe, or is it OK for the brokerage to keep them? - C.D., Warsaw, Ind. Today I'm a leading global producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina, engaged in mining, refining, smelting, fabricating and recycling. If you are willing to take on more risk for a chance at a bigger reward, consi ...>>

Keeping up with the retired Joneses
Business
Published in 16-1-2015
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The differences can mean the younger couple is pinched and having a night out at Whataburger while the older couple hangs out at a restaurant that uses tablecloths. The working couple has income from a paycheck; the retired couple has income from a combination of Social Security and 401(k) withdrawals. The retirees also enjoy lower income taxes because part of their Social Security income won� ...>>
Energy industry layoffs have begun and will accelerate
Business
Published in 16-1-2015
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Four short months after industry leaders tried to soother concerns about the impact of low prices, companies are beginning to layoff workers and it's likely to accelerate. The faster the companies scale down both production and staff, the quicker the industry will get back on track.

GHP to work on skills, early childhood education, image in 2015
Business
Published in 16-1-2015
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Leaders of the Greater Houston Partnership laid out an ambitious plan for 2015 that includes continued focus on improving job skills of Houstonians, beefing up early childhood education efforts and using the city's new image campaign to encourage more college graduates to move here. The partnership is also working on trying to get more government funding to build Houston's transportatio ...>>
Local unemployment rate dipped to 5.4 percent in August
Economy
Published in 16-1-2015
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The Houston area unemployment rate dipped slightly to 5.4 percent in August, down from 5.5 percent the previous month, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday. The rate usually moves down each August as school bus drivers, school cafeteria workers and students leave the summer job market and either return to their regular jobs and students go back to school.
Local unemployment rate dips to 4.9 percent
Economy
Published in 16-1-2015
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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.
Houston area unemployment rate ticks down
Economy
Published in 16-1-2015
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In October, Texas added 35,200 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. Eight of 11 major industries added jobs in Texas in October, led by the trade, transportation, and utilities industry with 17,500 jobs, the news release stated.
HP cuts 66 jobs in Houston
Economy
Published in 16-1-2015
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Hewlett-Packard Co. announced it was cutting 66 jobs at its facility on Compaq Center Drive in Houston as part of its "corporate restructuring" efforts, according to a letter the company sent to the Texas Workforce Commission last week. [...] the company said it was ramping up its job cuts "as HP continues to re-engineer the workforce to be more competitive and meet its objectives."

Houston unemployment rate dips as Texas economy shows signs of stress
Economy
Published in 16-1-2015
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The Houston area unemployment rate dipped slightly to 4.5 percent in November, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday. [...] it is adjusted state-wide for typical seasonal factors such as school schedules and major holidays that affect hiring and firing patterns.
James Harden cites lack of energy in loss to Orlando
Sports
Published in 16-1-2015
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One thing the Rockets lacked in their 120-113 loss to Orlando on Wednesday night was energy, said guard James Harden. He said the Rockets are a completely different team when they get off to a good start. “It helps a lot – it means our defense is clicking,” Harden said. “It means we are protecting the paint, sharing the basketball and giving each other open shots. When we are not at that p ...>>
Ortiz: Future is now for Astros, elsewhere for Mike Foltynewicz, Rio Ruiz
Sports
Published in 16-1-2015
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Mike Foltynewicz will bring the heat for the Braves organization now. (Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle) Five days after Rio Ruiz and Carlos Correa joyfully showed off their 2013 Midwest League championship rings, hard-throwing righthanders Jarred Cosart and Mike Foltynewicz flexed their muscles for a picture outside the big league clubhouse at Osceola County Stadium last March. At that point, Rui ...>>
Five things we learned from the Rockets’ loss to the Magic
Sports
Published in 16-1-2015
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Magic 120, Rockets 113 Even during the Rockets’ four-game winning streak, they were defending in spurts. That was enough. They could score reliably, tighten their defense through stretches and win without too much drama. That was not, however, going to get them up to speed for this week’s challenges. They might not have realized that the Magic would deserve a place on the list of tougher tests ...>>
A pitch clock coming to minor league games this season
Sports
Published in 16-1-2015
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Major League Baseball will use a pitch clock this season in Class AAA and AA games. Commissioner Bud Selig made the announcement at the conclusion of baseball’s owners meetings. He said the decision followed a successful experiment with the clock in the Arizona Fall League. MLB officials said details of how much time will be allowed between pitches and an announcement on other measures to be tes ...>>
Astros talking Carlos Corporan trade with Rangers
Sports
Published in 16-1-2015
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The Astros and Rangers have discussed a trade for catcher Carlos Corporan, a person familiar with the conversations said Thursday. The Astros and Rangers have long looked like potential trade partners this winter because of the Rangers’ desire for a catcher and the Astros’ need to send one off ever since they acquired Hank Conger. The Rangers were one of the teams that talked to the Braves abo ...>>
UT's Harry Ransom Center lands Gabriel García Márquez archive
Energy
Published in 9-1-2015
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The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin has acquired the archive of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez (1927–2014).



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