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2 technicians killed at Antarctica science station
Technology
Published in 12-12-2018
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NEW YORK (AP) The National Science Foundation says two technicians working on a fire-suppression system at an Antarctica scientific station were found unconscious and died. The foundation said Wednesday the two had been working in a building at McMurdo Station, which is on Ross Island. It says they were found on the floor by a helicopter pilot who had landed after spotting what appeared to be smo ...>>
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Congress OKs bill to allow killing sea lions to help salmon
Technology
Published in 12-12-2018
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Congress has agreed to make it easier to kill sea lions threatening fragile runs of salmon in the Northwest. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that a bill approved by the House Tuesday changes the Marine Mammal Protection Act to lift some of the restrictions on killing sea lions to protect salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River and its tributaries. The measure had previou ...>>
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Virgin Galactic aims to reach space soon with tourism rocket
Technology
Published in 12-12-2018
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MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is gearing up to finally send its tourism rocket ship to the edge of space. If successful, it would be a major step toward the long-delayed dream of commercial space tourism. The next test flight could come as early as Thursday with two pilots taking Virgin Space Ship Unity high above California's Mojave Desert. A company statement s ...>>
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The Latest: US: We'll help others adapt to climate change
Technology
Published in 12-12-2018
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KATOWICE, Poland (AP) The Latest on the climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local): 8:20 p.m. An American diplomat attending the U.N. climate talks in Poland says the United States is planning to help its allies adapt to climate change. Judith G. Garber, an assistant secretary in the State Department's environment division, said the U.S. also wants to help other countries cut gre ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 12-12-2018
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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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Houston airports expect more than 3.7M holiday travelers
Business
Published in 12-12-2018
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The Houston Airport System is anticipating more than 3.7 million travelers this holiday season.

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In booming job market, workers are 'ghosting' their employers
Business
Published in 12-12-2018
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Economists report that workers are starting to act like millennials on Tinder: They're ditching jobs with nary a text. "A number of contacts said that they had been 'ghosted,' a situation in which a worker stops coming to work without notice and then is impossible to contact," the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago noted in December's Beige Book, which tracks employment trends. Na ...>>
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H-E-B grocery-anchored Kingwood Place project set to break ground
Business
Published in 12-12-2018
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Austin-based Stratus Properties will soon break ground on Kingwood Place, an H-E-B-anchored mixed-use project at U.S. 59 and Northpark Drive in Kingwood.

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Survey: Fewer Americans getting raises
Business
Published in 12-12-2018
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The United States is basking in a historically low unemployment rate of 3.7 percent, but fewer of those gainfully employed workers are getting raises, according to a survey by Bankrate.com.

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Construction data giants Metrostudy and Meyers Research merging
Business
Published in 12-12-2018
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Metrostudy and Meyers Research -- competitors in the residential construction data and consulting industry -- are merging as part of a larger acquisition and consolidation by MidOcean Partners, a New York private equity firm.

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Tax overhaul may mean more acrimonious divorce negotiations
Economy
Published in 12-12-2018
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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 12-12-2018
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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 12-12-2018
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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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Texas' robust economic expansion could be slowing
Economy
Published in 12-12-2018
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A slight decline in job growth and a cooling off of the Texas housing market may be signs that the state's robust economic expansion could be starting to slow, according to a report by the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas.

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Texas unemployment falls to record low
Economy
Published in 12-12-2018
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The unemployment rate in Texas hit a historic low in October, plunging to 3.7 percent, as the state's employers boosted payrolls for a 28th consecutive month, according to government data.

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