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The Latest: Florida probing 2nd possibly local Zika case
Technology
Published in 22-7-2016
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The department says in a news release that it is working with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and that the state government has asked that the CDC to send an epidemiologist to Florida to help with the investigation. Health authorities are testing mosquitoes and have not yet confirmed that anyone has been infected by a bite in the mainland United States. A Florida Health department sp ...>>
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Mosquito control officials: Even Zika suspicions are costly
Technology
Published in 22-7-2016
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On Thursday, fogging trucks drove through a Miami-Dade County neighborhood where health officials are investigating a Zika diagnosis that doesn't appear to have connection to travel outside the United States. Zika is such a mild disease for most people that they don't even know they have it, but it has been found to lead to severe birth defects if a pregnant woman is infected. Better b ...>>
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Racism on Airbnb inspires new sites Innclusive and Noirbnb
Technology
Published in 22-7-2016
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NEW YORK (AP) Accusations that Airbnb has been ignoring complaints of racism have led several black entrepreneurs to create two new vacation rental websites where they say racism will not be tolerated. Another case got attention in June when Airbnb removed a host in North Carolina who purportedly used a racial slur to reject a booking by a black woman. Airbnb has a longstanding policy prohibiti ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 22-7-2016
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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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Southwest profit soars, but cheaper fares sting
Business
Published in 22-7-2016
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Record revenue and cheaper fuel pushed Southwest Airlines' second-quarter profit up by 35 percent, to $820 million.

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H-E-B coupon pairs tampons and chocolate, because sometimes the cliché is true
Business
Published in 22-7-2016
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H-E-B understands the struggle and is offering chocolate with selected menstrual cycle supplies through Tuesday.

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Buc-ee's sues rival chain for too-close logo
Business
Published in 22-7-2016
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Neither the owner of Choke Canyon or his lawyer returned calls seeking comment. Besides the logos, Buc-ee's alleges that Choke Canyon copied several other features, including oversized bathrooms, numerous fuel pumps, ample parking and a similar looking soda station.

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Estates at Cane Island names builders
Business
Published in 22-7-2016
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Four builders have been selected to build houses in the Estates at Cane Island, a gated enclave of the Cane Island master-planned community being developed by Rise Communities in Katy. The homes will offer "street pantries" where residents can receive deliveries of groceries, online purchases and other goods even when they're not home.

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Pressure is rising to end system that allows disabled workers to be paid pennies per hour
Business
Published in 22-7-2016
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Disability rights advocates are pushing for an end to the sub-minimum wage. 

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Greater Houston Partnership taps social media to reach young professionals
Economy
Published in 22-7-2016
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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 22-7-2016
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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 22-7-2016
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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 22-7-2016
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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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Seven Houston companies make Fortune Global 500 list
Economy
Published in 22-7-2016
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Seven Houston-based companies earned spots on the Fortune Global 500 ranking of the world's biggest companies by revenue, even as sales fell sharply for all but one. Fortune, which ranks the companies by revenue in 2015 or their latest fiscal year, noted lower sales were the norm on this year's list. A slowdown in China's economy and sustained low oil prices were factors in the ...>>

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NFL players Adrian Peterson, Trent Williams open O Athletik gym in Houston
Sports
Published in 22-7-2016
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A shiny-new, 35,000-square foot gymnasium called O Athletik was unveiled in The Heights during a red carpet event Wednesday night.

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