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FMC Technologies, Technip file for merger, plan January union
Business
Published in 30-12-2016
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FMC Technologies and French company Technip SA plan to formally combine their companies as early as Jan. 16.

Reference: www.chron.com
Blue Bell wants to ease stringent testing adopted after listeria outbreak
Business
Published in 30-12-2016
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Blue Bell ice cream is asking federal regulators to allow it to drop costly precautions it adopted after a listeria outbreak killed three people last year.

The company now hopes to resume more conventional food safety measures used throughout the industry, according to records obtained by the Houston Chronicle.

Reference: www.chron.com
Developer buys industrial site in southeast Houston
Business
Published in 30-12-2016
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The 34,000-square-foot property was sold by a private investor and had a list price of more than $2.6 million.

Reference: www.chron.com
Amazon’s latest idea is a flying warehouse that will deliver your stuff by drone
Business
Published in 30-12-2016
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In looking to airships, Amazon draws upon a long technological tradition dating back to the 19th century, when some of the world's first self-propelled dirigibles were created.

Reference: www.chron.com
Texas adds 23,600 jobs in July, while unemployment rate ticks up
Economy
Published in 30-12-2016
    912 Visits

Professional services fuel rise, while oil and gas continues to slide.

Reference: www.chron.com
Yellen’s early backers now hoping they were right
Economy
Published in 30-12-2016
    727 Visits

Yellen has begun the process of pulling back the Fed's unprecedented stimulus of the economy - drawing the concerns of liberal policy experts and economists worried it will upset a fragile recovery.

Reference: www.chron.com
U.S. consumer prices rise 0.2 percent in August
Economy
Published in 30-12-2016
    547 Visits

WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. consumer prices edged up 0.2 percent in August as a surge in medical care offset flat readings for food and energy. The Fed raised rates by a quarter-point last December but since then, officials have held off on further rate hikes, reflecting concerns about sluggish economic growth and periodic turbulence in financial markets. The rise in core inflation in August was le ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Business group forecasts modest job growth in 2017
Economy
Published in 30-12-2016
    877 Visits

The outlook has improved a lot, but the recovery won't come fast.

Reference: www.chron.com
Texas adds 21,000 jobs in November; unemployment slips to 4.6 percent
Economy
Published in 30-12-2016
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Texas added nearly 21,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.

Reference: www.chron.com
Scouting report: Rockets vs. Clippers
Sports
Published in 30-12-2016
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Scouting report for Friday's game between the Rockets and Clippers

Reference: www.chron.com
Texans' Jeff Allen excused from practice for birth of child
Sports
Published in 30-12-2016
    788 Visits

His wife, Marissa, is giving birth to a baby boy. The Allen family also has a young daughter.

Reference: www.chron.com
Bill O'Brien on Benardrick McKinney: 'Very instinctive player'
Sports
Published in 30-12-2016
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McKinney leads the Texans with a career-high 128 tackles, the eighth-highest total in franchise history. He ranks eighth in the NFL in tackles.

Reference: www.chron.com
Texans rookie Will Fuller adjusting to rigors of NFL
Sports
Published in 30-12-2016
    691 Visits

Following a fast start to the season with 19 receptions for 323 yards and two touchdowns through his first four games, the speedy first-round draft pick's production has slowed down while working in tandem with Pro Bowl alternate wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.

Reference: www.chron.com
Texans hope to shut down Titans running game again
Sports
Published in 30-12-2016
    948 Visits

The Texans are first in defense, including 13th against the run (99.5). After seven games, the Texans were 29th against the run (135.4). Over the last eight games, they've surrendered only 68 a game, the fewest in the league.

Reference: www.chron.com
Like old books? Check out the Houston Book Fair
Energy
Published in 23-12-2016
    272 Visits

If you like rare and antique books, get to the Printing Museum Saturday for the Houston Book Fair. The annual festival is designed to both celebrate old books and educate people about them.

Reference: www.chron.com


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