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Uber knew fired exec had info at center of Google theft case
Technology
Published in 23-6-2017
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Uber says it hired a former Google engineer now accused of stealing trade secrets even though the company knew at the time that he had information that didn't belong to him. Uber is asserting that then-CEO Travis Kalanick told Levandowski not to bring the material with him and that Levandowski assured the company that he had destroyed the five discs containing Google info ...>>
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Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard
Technology
Published in 23-6-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) Senate Republicans launched their plan for shriveling Barack Obama's health care law Thursday, edging a step closer to their dream of repeal with a bill that would slice and reshape Medicaid for the poor, relax rules on insurers and end tax increases on higher earners that have helped finance expanded coverage for millions. Four conservative GOP senators quickly announced in ...>>
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Rolling sequoia: Idaho tree tied to John Muir set for move
Technology
Published in 23-6-2017
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A massive sequoia sent to Boise as a small seedling by naturalist John Muir more than a century ago is now in the way of a hospital's expansion and plans are to move it two blocks away to city property. Even the tree company hired to do the move is feeling the pressure to keep the 98-foot (30-meter) tree upright as it travels about two blocks over about 12 hours to its new home. Cox said th ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 23-6-2017
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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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New NASA, Honeywell project aims to take the boom out of supersonic flight
Business
Published in 23-6-2017
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Honeywell and NASA tested predictive software and display technology that allows pilots to know when sonic booms will occur and to alter their course to minimize that boom over populated areas.

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Foreign investment pours into industrial real estate
Business
Published in 23-6-2017
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Foreign investment in U.S. industrial real estate jumped 30 percent to $1.3 billion in the first quarter of 2017 over the same period a year before, according to a new report by Avison Young. "It just goes to reinforce the trend that we are seeing with more money getting into the industrial asset class. It continues to be a darling and I believe it will be for some time,"said Erik Foster, a pr ...>>

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Senate Obamacare replacement gets mixed reviews from Texas policy makers
Business
Published in 23-6-2017
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The U.S. Senate's health care plan, unveiled Thursday, garnered mixed reviews in Texas with some offering tepid support for its ambitious reigning in of federal spending while others voiced outright anger saying the bill balances those cuts on the backs of the state's poor and most vulnerable.

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Developer Skanska touts progress on Capitol Tower
Business
Published in 23-6-2017
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Downtown's Capitol Tower will bring a food hall with fare from local chefs, skyline views for 90 percent of the offices, a fitness center and a new name when it opens in 2019. "Right now we're pouring about a floor a week," Matt Damborsky, executive vice president for developer Skanska USA, said during a "skybreaking" ceremony Thursday to mark progress on the 35-story skyscraper taki ...>>

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Pesticide maker Dow tries to kill risk study
Economy
Published in 23-6-2017
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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 23-6-2017
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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 23-6-2017
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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 23-6-2017
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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 23-6-2017
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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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Return to Orlando not a distraction for Dash’s Camille Levin
Sports
Published in 23-6-2017
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Saturday's game in Orlando has a chance to be weird for Dash defender Camille Levin, but she said she does not expect to be distracted.

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Astros' Josh Reddick 'hurting' over A's decision to DFA Stephen Vogt
Sports
Published in 23-6-2017
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"Heartbreaking" was the word Josh Reddick used to describe the Athletics' move to designate catcher Stephen Vogt for assignment before Thursday afternoon's series finale against the Astros.

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