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US officials: Decision to name Sony culprit made carefully
Technology
Published in 9-1-2015
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Once U.S. officials determined that North Korea was behind a massive intrusion at Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., publicly announcing it was made part of the U.S. response, said Assistant Attorney General John Carlin, head of the Justice Department's National Security Division. Carlin appeared at a cybersecurity conference at Fordham University in New York, where he and other Obama adminis ...>>
Apple turns stores into galleries for iPad, iPhone artists
Technology
Published in 9-1-2015
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NEW YORK (AP) Apple is turning its retail stores into art galleries featuring the work of professional photographers and other artists who use iPads, iPhones and Mac computers to create. Mann, who recalls mowing lawns for a summer as a 7th grader to save up for his first, bright green iMac in 1998, says his use of an iPhone and high-end cameras is "split pretty even" when it comes to professiona ...>>
The high cost of politicians
Business
Published in 9-1-2015
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The passage of the omnibus spending bill guaranteed hyperinflation for the cost of political influence. [...] when they are devastating, it brings a public rescue by the Federal Reserve. [...] the bill wasn't written by a politician or by his office support staff. According to open-secrets.org, Citigroup's political action committee contributed $804,000 to congressional campaigns in 2 ...>>
The Motley Fool: Where to look for the best interest rates
Business
Published in 9-1-2015
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Where to look for the best interest rates Interest rates: where to look How can I find the best CD interest rates? - N.W., Broken Arrow, Okla. Recently it listed the national average rate for a one-year CD as 0.27 per-cent and 0.86 percent for a five-year one. Today I'm a leading global hospitality and gaming company, owning and operating a portfolio of 15 properties, which include Bel ...>>

Houston businesses owned by U.S. military veterans
Business
Published in 9-1-2015
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When many former military men and women leave the battlefield and the military life they often open up their own businesses using the tools they acquired as soldiers, sailors, Marines, and airmen.

Manufacturer to build $417 million campus in Houston
Business
Published in 9-1-2015
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Daikin Industries, a manufacturer of heating, cooling and refrigerant products, will spend $417 million to build a campus near northwest Houston, the company announced Tuesday. The new campus will allow us to dramatically increase our production efficiencies and enable us to continue to serve our customers better than ever before from the leading market position that we hold today.
Local unemployment rate dipped to 5.4 percent in August
Economy
Published in 9-1-2015
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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 9-1-2015
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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 9-1-2015
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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 9-1-2015
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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 9-1-2015
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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.
Scouting report: Rockets at New York Knicks
Sports
Published in 9-1-2015
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Rockets at New York Knicks When/where: 7 p.m., Thursday; Madison Square Garden. TV/radio: TNT; 790 AM, 850 AM (Spanish). Knicks (5-33) 1. The Knicks’ 13-game losing streak is the longest in the 69-year history of the franchise and leaves New York with the NBA’s worst record and the worst record at this stage of the season in franchise history. The Knicks are 1-8 in the second game of a back-to ...>>
Onus falls on general manager Rick Smith to sustain Texans’ success
Sports
Published in 9-1-2015
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• • • Was the Texans' 2014 season a success or a failure? Success Failure View Results Your vote is being added to the total. Votes are not reflected in the tallies immediately.  Loading ... • • • The Texans are light-years ahead of where they were at this time last year. New coach Bill O’Brien had been on the job for six days. He had to hire a staff, evaluate his roster, insta ...>>
Five things we learned in the Rockets’ victory over Cavaliers
Sports
Published in 9-1-2015
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Rockets 105, Cavaliers 93 For a third time in the past four games, an opponent was determined to test the Rockets’ shooters. With James Harden surrounded and struggling through most of the game, the Rockets could move the ball to open 3s, but could only sporadically hit them. They saw similar strategies from the Pelicans and Bulls and will likely see many more. The Rockets shoot so many 3s, they ...>>
Craig Biggio on Letterman
Sports
Published in 9-1-2015
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As part of his newfound Baseball Hall of Famer status, Astros legend Craig Biggio was in New York for his first press conference with fellow Class of 2015 members Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz. Their stay in the Big Apple also included a spot on The Late Show with David Letterman, with the quartet presenting a special Cooperstown Top 10 list of things they said when they learned th ...>>


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