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Veterinarians donate vital supplies to coronavirus fight
Technology
Published in 25-3-2020
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RALEIGH, NC (AP) Veterinary hospitals are donating breathing machines, masks, gowns and other vital equipment and supplies purchased with Fido in mind, but now being redeployed to help doctors fight the spread of COVID-19 among humans.

"We buy at the same stores,” said Paul Lunn, dean of the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in Raleigh, which on Monday tur ...>>

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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 25-3-2020
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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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Mattress Firm furloughs workers, cuts salaries and suspends some benefits in response to coronavirus
Business
Published in 25-3-2020
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The company, which emerged from bankruptcy protection in 2018, said the move was made to preserve the business and jobs.

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Zillow Offers stops buying homes until coronavirus concerns have passed
Business
Published in 25-3-2020
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Three of the four major iBuying companies -- which together accounted for 3 percent of Houston home sales in 2019 -- have stopped buying homes because of the novel coronavirus.

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Hundreds of thousands of Texas hotel jobs at risk as coronavirus response requires closures
Business
Published in 25-3-2020
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Texas stands to lose 41 percent of its hotel sector employment in the coming weeks as the coronavirus hurts travel and forces officials to implement social distancing measures to slow the spread of the virus.

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Billionaire Fertitta furloughs 40,000 workers at casino, restaurant empire
Business
Published in 25-3-2020
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Billionaire Tilman Fertitta said he has had to temporarily lay off 40,000 workers at his casino, hotel and restaurant empire to limit the economic damage caused by government-imposed shut-downs.

The Texas native, who owns the Golden Nugget casinos and hundreds of restaurants including Del Frisco’s and Bubba Gump Shrimp under the Landry’s Inc. umbrella, is calling on t ...>>

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Transwestern venture to develop Sugar Land industrial project
Business
Published in 25-3-2020
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The Houston-based company has teamed with Diamond Realty Investments to develop Sugar Land Crossroads, a two-building industrial project totaling nearly 327,000 square feet.

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Houston’s economy might not be as hot as it looks — and still needs oil
Economy
Published in 25-3-2020
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The Houston region’s economic growth might not be as strong as reported and seems likely to slow next year as the petrochemical expansion winds down and oil prices remain modest, according to a new forecast from the University of Houston.

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Texas manufacturing sector contracts for first time since 2016
Economy
Published in 25-3-2020
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Manufacturers have been hit particularly hard by the U.S.-China trade war.

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Texas employers add 37,500 jobs as key sectors carry state through energy woes
Economy
Published in 25-3-2020
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The state’s unemployment rate remained at its historic low of 3.4 percent last month.

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Job market remains tight in Houston and Texas
Economy
Published in 25-3-2020
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Over the year, local employment grew 3 percent, adding 90,000 jobs in 2019.

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Texas unemployment claims jump as economic turmoil from virus hits
Economy
Published in 25-3-2020
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First time claims for unemployment insurance in Texas last week jumped nearly 40 percent from a year ago as local governments shut down events, low oil prices buffeted the energy industry and customers stayed home to prevent exposure from the new coronavirus.

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John Cooper hopes to provide normalcy with new at-home exercise program
Sports
Published in 25-3-2020
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Instruction usually happens in a classroom, but the novel coronavirus is forcing schools to switch things up during school closures that aim to prevent the spread.

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The Woodlands alum Antoine Winfield Jr. gearing up for draft
Sports
Published in 25-3-2020
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The NFL draft process has been anything but typical for Antoine Winfield Jr.

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Breaking down Randall Cobb, Jaylen Watkins, Roderick Johnson contracts
Sports
Published in 25-3-2020
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The Texans' investment in former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Randall Cobb included a $6 million signing bonus.

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