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UN: Ebola outbreak is worrying but not a global emergency
Technology
Published in 17-10-2018
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GENEVA (AP) The World Health Organization says it is "deeply concerned" by the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo but the situation does not yet warrant being declared a global emergency. After convening an expert group to assess the epidemic on Wednesday, the U.N. health agency said "response activities need to be intensified and ongoing vigilance is critical." Aid organizations have expressed alar ...>>
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AP Explains: Why Congo's latest Ebola outbreak is worrying
Technology
Published in 17-10-2018
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) The World Health Organization has announced that Congo's latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is not yet considered a global health emergency. Some aid groups expressed alarm when the rate of new cases more than doubled this month. With the area compared to a war zone, resistance to health workers sometimes turning violent and confirmed cases found near the heavily tra ...>>
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Jubilant customers light up as pot sales begin in Canada
Technology
Published in 17-10-2018
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MONTREAL (AP) Jubilant customers stood in long lines for hours then lit up and celebrated on sidewalks Wednesday as Canada became the world's largest legal marijuana marketplace. In Toronto, people smoked joints as soon as they rolled out of bed in a big "wake and bake" celebration. In Alberta, a government website that sells pot crashed when too many people tried to place orders. And in Mon ...>>
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Startup plans to launch small satellites from Virginia coast
Technology
Published in 17-10-2018
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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) A California-based startup said Wednesday that it will rocket small satellites into orbit from Virginia, an endeavor that reflects increasing demand from companies and governments alike to monitor ships, crops and the weather from space. Rocket Lab said it will build its launch pad at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on the Eastern Shore. It's located at NASA's Wall ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 17-10-2018
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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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California investor buys self storage portfolio in Houston suburbs, College Station
Business
Published in 17-10-2018
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Strategic Storage Trust IV, a real estate investment trust sponsored by SmartStop Asset Management, has purchased a six-property self-storage portfolio totaling about 3,400 storage units and 200 RV spaces.

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New interactive kiosks help travelers navigate Houston airports
Business
Published in 17-10-2018
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The Houston Airport System has unveiled new interactive kiosks that allow travelers to scan their boarding pass and get directions to their gate, displayed on a 3D map.

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Member-based health care aims to upend tradition in Woodlands
Business
Published in 17-10-2018
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First Primary Care is opening its second membership-based primary care practice in the Houston area as it seeks to upend the traditional business model of medicine.

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CBRE takes pulse on Houston commercial real estate in third quarter
Business
Published in 17-10-2018
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Houston's industrial and retail sectors remain strong, while the hotel and office sectors are showing improvements, brokers at a CBRE commercial real estate panel said Tuesday.

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City seeks $2b more to help housing recover from Hurricane Harvey
Business
Published in 17-10-2018
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The City of Houston is preparing to ask Congress to appropriate $2 billion more the help residents whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Harvey a request likely to coincide with Congress’ consideration of victims of hurricanes Florence and Michael, which devastated sections of North Carolina and Florida recently.
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Lexus tops vehicle dependability study for 7th straight year
Economy
Published in 17-10-2018
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DETROIT - Lexus is the most dependable vehicle brand for the seventh consecutive year in J.D. Power's annual survey. Porsche, Buick, Infiniti and Kia round out the top five brands in the survey. The worst performers were Chrysler, Land Rover, Fiat, Jeep and Cadillac. The survey measures problems that vehicle owners experience after three years of ownership. For this year's survey, J.D. P ...>>
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Children's author Asher expelled from writer organization over harassment
Economy
Published in 17-10-2018
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NEW YORK - Best-selling children's author Jay Asher has been expelled from a prominent writers organization because of allegations about sexual harassment. Lin Oliver, executive director of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, said this week that Asher had violated the society's harassment code. He was banned last year, but the news only came to light with the ri ...>>
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Tax overhaul may mean more acrimonious divorce negotiations
Economy
Published in 17-10-2018
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NEW YORK - President Donald Trump's tax law could make divorce an even more miserable experience, according to a new survey of the nation's top matrimonial attorneys. Almost two-thirds of respondents said they expect divorce negotiations to become more acrimonious following a change to the tax treatment of alimony, a poll by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers showed. The new law ...>>
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8 things that will be more expensive in August
Economy
Published in 17-10-2018
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As the summer season starts to wind down, you'll find plenty of discounts from retailers that are trying to clear their shelves. But that doesn't mean you're going to score a great deal on everything you see.

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After Hurricane Harvey, Houston economy grows. But what about next time?
Economy
Published in 17-10-2018
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Regional economic indicators took a little dip last fall after the storm, but have otherwise resumed growth, supported by a healthy national economy and a recovering oil market. But the next storm may not be the same.

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