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Pesticide maker Dow tries to kill risk study
Economy
Published in 7-7-2017
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Over the past four years, federal scientists have compiled an official record running more than 10,000 pages indicating the three pesticides under review - chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion - pose a risk to nearly every endangered species they studied. Regulators at the three federal agencies, which share responsibilities for enforcing the Endangered Species Act, are close to issuing findin ...>>

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Discount trend could destabilize some small private colleges if it continues
Economy
Published in 7-7-2017
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Tuition has risen faster than inflation at a time when wages have remained relatively flat. Families are sensitive to price increases in this uneven economic recovery, and schools have responded in kind by providing more aid.

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Experts says Uber must make changes at top to fix culture woes
Economy
Published in 7-7-2017
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Experts interviewed by the Associated Press say CEO Travis Kalanick should step aside or at minimum change his behavior for the company to make progress. Last week, based on a report from a law firm that investigated employee harassment, bullying and retaliation complaints, Uber fired 20 people and sent another 31 into counseling. Uber Technologies has been rocked by accusations that it has f ...>>

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McDonald's uses Snapchat to hire millennials and younger employees
Economy
Published in 7-7-2017
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The fast-food company is teaming up with Snapchat to recruit younger employees this summer.

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Oil and gas, manufacturing continue turnaround in May, jobs report says
Economy
Published in 7-7-2017
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Texas posted another month of strong job growth in May, led by oil and gas jobs that are rushing back as producers send rigs back to work.

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Dynamo showing interest in Argentine midfielder Tomas Martinez
Sports
Published in 7-7-2017
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At minimum, the Dynamo are showing interest in a new midfielder from Argentina. Reports from two continents, however, suggest the club's pursuit of Tomás Martínez may have moved past the recruiting stage.

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Texans' DeAndre Hopkins to compete on Celebrity Family Feud
Sports
Published in 7-7-2017
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DeAndre Hopkins is on a team with Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell, Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson and Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas.

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Dynamo's Wilmer Cabrera appreciative of Erick Torres' effort
Sports
Published in 7-7-2017
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The Dynamo already were without Honduran's Alberth Elis, Romell Quioto and Boniek Garcia due to their departure for the Gold Cup. If Erick Torres had left for Mexico's national team before Wednesday's game, the Dynamo would have lacked significant experience across the front line.

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Rockets make Zhou Qi signing official
Sports
Published in 7-7-2017
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The Rockets wasted little time following the end of the NBA moratorium on transactions before making the agreements reached last week official, following the signing of forward P.J. Tucker with the signing of Zhou Qi.

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Arian Foster, Glover Quin invest in 12-year-old's lemonade company
Sports
Published in 7-7-2017
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Arian Foster liked the idea of getting involved with Me & The Bees Lemonade, a startup company founded by a budding businesswoman, 12-year-old Mikaila Ulmer.

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Qualcomm seeks to block iPhone imports in patent dispute
Technology
Published in 7-7-2017
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Qualcomm plans to request the import ban Friday with the U.S. International Trade Commission, which has the power to block shipments of products that violate intellectual property. [...] disputes can take a long time to resolve, so iPhone sales aren't immediately at risk.
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Vice president gets insider look at Kennedy Space Center
Technology
Published in 7-7-2017
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"Here from this bridge to space, our nation will return to the moon, and we will put American boots on the face of Mars," he added, drawing cheers and applause from the hundreds of space center workers, astronauts and dignitaries. The highlight of Pence's afternoon tour his second NASA stop in as many months was his address to approximately 1,200 people inside the massive Vehicle Assembly ...>>
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How do you like walrus? With trichinosis threat, well done
Technology
Published in 7-7-2017
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The federal health agency warned of the effects of undercooked game meat after two outbreaks of trichinosis over the last year in western Alaska. The agency also said public health messages should communicate ways to evaluate the risk of traditional methods of preparing and storing food. Historically, the disease was most frequently associated with eating undercooked pork. Since the late 1990s, ...>>
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Painkiller maker stops sales at FDA request because of abuse
Technology
Published in 7-7-2017
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Endo International PLC said Thursday it will voluntarily stop selling the pills, approved for use in patients with severe, constant pain, after consulting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The agency said it had seen a "significant shift" from people crushing and snorting the pill to get high to injecting it instead. Besides contributing to overdoses, abuse of Opana ER was blamed for a ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 7-7-2017
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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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