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Prospects reassure investors as Quanta earnings falter
Business
Published in 6-11-2015
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The Houston-based company primarily builds and maintains infrastructure for electricity and the energy industry. "While our results for the third quarter and the first nine months of this year have been below our expectations, the underlying drivers of our business remain intact and we are confident in opportunities for profitable growth over the next several years," CEO Jim O'Neil said i ...>>

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KBR sells infrastructure segment
Business
Published in 6-11-2015
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After CEO Stuart Bradie joined the company in June 2014 he reviewed the company and rolled out a plan that December to cut the company's business segments from 16 to five, with a narrower focus. The company announced third quarter earnings on Monday that reflect positive results from the restructuring, with net income up from a year ago and progress on cost cutting.

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Houston unemployment rate ticks up
Economy
Published in 6-11-2015
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Texas employers in the trade, transportation and utilities industry expanded their payrolls by 13,300 jobs in July, contributing to a 3 percent annual growth rate for this industry. The leisure and hospitality industry added jobs for the 49th consecutive month, with 5,300 positions added, and the construction industry picked up 2,200 jobs in July, according to the news release.
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Texas loses jobs in August but Houston jobless rate dips
Economy
Published in 6-11-2015
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The state-wide rate, however, is adjusted for seasonal employment shifts such as school schedules and typical hiring patterns around major holidays. Despite gains in hospitality and leisure - a large category that includes bars and restaurants - professional services and construction, the Texas economy lost 13,700 jobs in August.

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IMF warns of global economic dive
Economy
Published in 6-11-2015
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The International Monetary Fund this week warned the world that grim times could lie ahead.

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AT&T cuts from Houston call center
Economy
Published in 6-11-2015
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Layoffs at the 3900 Dacoma credit and collections office will be finalized by Nov. 21, the letter said, adding that affected employees could be hired elsewhere in the company, leave with severance or voluntarily retire.
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Houston economy still contracting, survey says
Economy
Published in 6-11-2015
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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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Rockets’ Pat Beverley out Friday with a concussion
Sports
Published in 6-11-2015
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Rockets guard Pat Beverley has a concussion and will not play on Friday night when the team travels to Sacramento to play the Kings at 9:30 p.m.
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Rockets’ Dwight Howard could play both ends of back-to-back this weekend
Sports
Published in 6-11-2015
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Rockets coach Kevin McHale said center Dwight Howard could play in both games of the team’s upcoming back-to-back.
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Doug Brocail joins Rangers as pitching coach
Sports
Published in 6-11-2015
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Former Astros Class AA pitching coach Doug Brocail officially joined the Rangers as their major league pitching coach Thursday. “Doug did a tremendous job for us in the years that he was here and he’ll always be an Astro,” Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said. “Former player, former big-league coach, former minor-league coach. I’m not surprised that he would get an opportunity to be a ...>>
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Mike Vrabel sees progress from oft-injured Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney
Sports
Published in 6-11-2015
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Chelsea Clinton seeks to inspire young people to change the world
Energy
Published in 30-10-2015
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Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and current presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, has a deal with Penguin Young Readers for It's Your World: The book aims to inspire young people to "change the world" and will cover issues including poverty and gender equality, according to Penguin. According to Viking, Streisand will reflect on her childhood, her car ...>>
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Books by Houstonians: 2015 Edition
Energy
Published in 30-10-2015
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Houston is home to a busy burgeoning writing community.

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Latest 'Girl' novel interesting, but it's no Larsson
Energy
Published in 30-10-2015
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The novels offer a strikingly intelligent, gripping, angry look at political and corporate corruption in Sweden and, by implication, throughout the Western world. Authorized by Larsson's father and brother, who were his heirs, and written by Swedish writer David Lagercrantz, the new book brings back Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist, the heroes and occasional lovers in the trilogy. The ...>>
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Writer accused of plagiarizing straight Texas romance novel, turning it gay
Energy
Published in 30-10-2015
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It took a reader with interest in all kinds of cowboy love to discover that the recent gay romance novel "Coming Home Texas" was a nearly precise rehashing of a straight romance novel, with little more than the names, places and characters adjusted.

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