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Houston's unemployment rate rises with oil downturn
Economy
Published in 12-8-2016
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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 12-8-2016
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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 12-8-2016
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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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The unique -- often hidden -- perks offered by your credit card
Economy
Published in 12-8-2016
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"The credit card marketplace is so competitive that banks are trying to bend over backwards to keep their customers and attract new ones," said Matt Schultz, senior industry analyst at CreditCards.com.

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8 things that will be more expensive in August
Economy
Published in 12-8-2016
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As the summer season starts to wind down, you'll find plenty of discounts from retailers that are trying to clear their shelves. But that doesn't mean you're going to score a great deal on everything you see.

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Astros unveil plans for new center-field area at Minute Maid Park
Sports
Published in 12-8-2016
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Construction on Minute Maid Park's new center-field area is slated to begin immediately following the end of the 2016 season and would be ready for the start of the 2017 campaign.

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Astros' Jandel Gustave makes major league debut
Sports
Published in 12-8-2016
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In the first inning of his major league career, Astros reliever Jandel Gustave displayed both his intriguing upside and why he is far from a finished product.

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Rice sees Cuba baseball trip as golden opportunity
Sports
Published in 12-8-2016
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Wayne Graham was in the International League with the Buffalo Bisons when he last visited Cuba to play against the Havana Sugar Kings in 1960.

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Astros' George Springer makes first 2016 start in center field
Sports
Published in 12-8-2016
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MINNEAPOLIS --- George Springer started in center field for the Astros on Thursday night, an occurrence that could become more common in the season's final seven weeks.

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Rockets' 2016-17 schedule includes road-heavy slate early
Sports
Published in 12-8-2016
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The Rockets' 2016-2017 schedule, released Thursday afternoon, has Houston on the road for seven of its first eight games.

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Book events: July 17-23
Energy
Published in 5-8-2016
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Authors will discuss and sign "The Texas Landscape Project," 7 p.m., Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet; 713-523-0701 or brazosbookstore.com. Author will discuss and sign "Imprudence," 6:30 p.m., Murder By The Book, 2342 Bissonnet; 713-524-8597, or toll free 888-424-2842 or murderbooks.com. Author will read and sign her children's book, "Lizzy the Bear Has Feelings Too!," 11 a.m., Barnes & No ...>>
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The Bloggess offers a peek at her next book
Energy
Published in 5-8-2016
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The Bloggess is back with a new book - and it seems to be a coloring book, sort of.

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A heavy, heady mix of literary voices
Energy
Published in 5-8-2016
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Inprint's Margarett Root Brown Reading Series brings in a mix of heavy-hitters and up-and-comers to read and discuss their work on stage. The first reading of the 36th season is in September, and season tickets are available now.

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Does reading fiction make you a better person?
Energy
Published in 5-8-2016
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I have been a nerd my whole life. I was always "that kid," the one who read in a corner at recess and talked about Jo March and Ponyboy as though they were real people.

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Happy 150th birthday to Peter Rabbit's creator, Beatrix Potter
Energy
Published in 5-8-2016
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One of the most beloved children's books started out as a letter to a sick child.

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