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Gray whale puts on show at Southern California beach
Technology
Published in 1-4-2016
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Alisa Schulman-Janiger, director of the American Cetacean Society, tells the newspaper that the yearling was probably making its first annual migration without its mother. Gray whales commonly migrate this time of year from feeding grounds in Alaska to Baja California lagoons, where adults mate and give birth in the warm waters.
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18 go blind after cataract surgery in Brazil
Technology
Published in 1-4-2016
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SAO PAULO (AP) Eighteen Brazilians were left blind after surgeons apparently used unsterilized instruments during a cataract treatment campaign in an industrial suburb of Sao Paulo, officials said Thursday. The city government said in an emailed statement that an investigation concluded that contamination took place during surgery "because of flaws in the disinfection and sterilization of the su ...>>
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Affordable Model 3 is Tesla's biggest test yet
Technology
Published in 1-4-2016
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DETROIT (AP) The promise of an affordable electric car from Tesla Motors had hundreds of people lining up to reserve one. At a starting price of $35,000 before federal and state government incentives the Model 3 is less than half the cost of Tesla's previous models. Santucci added that he didn't want to wait too long to order a car because the federal tax credit of $7,500 will sunse ...>>
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Bat-killing disease found in Washington state, first in West
Technology
Published in 1-4-2016
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SEATTLE (AP) A fungal disease that has killed millions of bats nationwide has spread to Washington state, the first time white-nose syndrome has turned up in the western United States, federal wildlife officials said Thursday. The disease does not affect people or other animals, but bats are valuable because they eat mosquitoes and other insects that damage trees and commercial crops. The news ...>>
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Study: Amateur football hits linked to later-life difficulty
Technology
Published in 1-4-2016
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BOSTON (AP) The more hits to the head an amateur football player takes, the greater the risk that he will be depressed, have difficulty making decisions or develop other forms of cognitive impairment as an adult, a preliminary study suggests. The study by Boston University researchers published in the Journal of Neurotrauma on Thursday is the first of its kind to look at the connection between t ...>>
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Gray whale puts on show at Southern California beach
Technology
Published in 1-4-2016
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Alisa Schulman-Janiger, director of the American Cetacean Society, tells the newspaper that the yearling was probably making its first annual migration without its mother. Gray whales commonly migrate this time of year from feeding grounds in Alaska to Baja California lagoons, where adults mate and give birth in the warm waters.
Reference: www.chron.com
New Houston home designs include 'multigenerational' options
Business
Published in 1-4-2016
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Builders in Houston are touting a new home design that essentially offers two homes under one roof. The idea by Lennar and Village Builders is to provide ways for families living with elderly parents or in other dual-living arrangements. These designs are available in more than 60 Houston communities.

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Texas companies listed in Fortune Magazine's '50 Best Workplaces for Flexibility'
Business
Published in 1-4-2016
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Only a handful of Texas companies appear to bend over backwards for their employees, according to a new Fortune Magazine ranking.

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Estates at Cane Island to debut 'street pantry' for deliveries
Business
Published in 1-4-2016
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The 22 custom houses to be built on half-acre lots in the Estates at Cane Island will offer an amenity with a different twist: the "street pantry." The new feature enables secure deliveries of online purchases, groceries, dry cleaning and other items, even when the homeowner's away. The room will be outfitted with shelving, a rod for dry cleaning deliveries, and an outlet for an optional el ...>>
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Spirit of Texas Bank to acquire Woodlands branch
Business
Published in 1-4-2016
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Spirit of Texas Bank, based in College Station, is buying a bank branch in The Woodlands from Dallas-based PlainsCapital Bank. "This is a wonderful opportunity for Spirit of Texas Bank to further expand our banking franchise in The Woodlands area and increase the strength and capabilities of our banking organization," Dean O. Bass, chairman and CEO at Spirit of Texas, said in a news release. The t ...>>
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Therapy dogs take over Bush Intercontinental Airport
Business
Published in 1-4-2016
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Bush Intercontinental Airport is adding a dose of fluff to make flying more enjoyable. A new therapy dog program will give travelers an opportunity to pet and interact with these four-legged ambassadors while waiting at their gates or walking through the terminals.

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Houston economy still contracting, survey says
Economy
Published in 1-4-2016
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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 1-4-2016
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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 1-4-2016
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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 1-4-2016
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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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