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INFLUENCE GAME: GM bill is self-driving and self-interested
Technology
Published in 24-2-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) With states seizing the initiative on shaping the future of self-driving cars, General Motors is trying to persuade lawmakers across the country to approve rules that would benefit the automaker while potentially keeping its competitors off the road. The carmaker denies trying to freeze out other brands, but legislators in four states say GM lobbyists asked them to sponsor bills ...>>
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Study: Global warming is shrinking river vital to 40M people
Technology
Published in 24-2-2017
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In a study published last week in the journal Water Resources Research, they concluded that the rest of the decline is due to a warming atmosphere induced by climate change, which is drawing more moisture out of the Colorado River Basin's waterways, snowbanks, plants and soil by evaporation and other means. Water managers have said that Mead could drop low enough to trigger cuts next year in ...>>
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Bouncing baby bongo shows its stripes at Los Angeles Zoo
Technology
Published in 24-2-2017
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At birth, the chestnut red calf with white stripes stood just under 2 feet tall. The zoo says logging and poaching in the wild has caused the species' numbers to dwindle to fewer than 100.
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 24-2-2017
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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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Brident Dental & Orthodontics opens 5th Houston location
Business
Published in 24-2-2017
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Brident Dental & Orthodontics has opened an office at 7750 W. Bellfort. The location is one of five in Houston and 30 in Texas. The company is an affiliate of Western Dental, a national provider of dental services.

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Energy companies sign big lease in JPMorgan Chase Tower
Business
Published in 24-2-2017
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Indigo Resources and M5 Midstream will expand to three floors in JPMorgan Chase Tower in one of the largest energy company lease deals of 2016, the companies' real estate firm announced.

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Taco Bell pulling popular chicken-shelled chalupa
Business
Published in 24-2-2017
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(AP) A Taco Bell treat that has a shell made entirely of fried chicken will vanish from the fast food chain's menu despite its popularity. Taco Bell spokesman Rob Poetsch says the Naked Chicken Chalupa always was planned as a limited-time offer, but it has proven to be popular and exceeded the company's expectations.

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Former House speaker predicts 'Obamacare' won't be repealed
Business
Published in 24-2-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) Former House Speaker John Boehner predicted on Thursday that a full repeal and replacement of "Obamacare" is "not going to happen." The Ohio Republican says he started laughing when he heard President Donald Trump and Republicans promise swift action on undoing and replacing the health law.

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NAFTA in Trump era is focus at U.S.-Mexico trade forum
Business
Published in 24-2-2017
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EL PASO, Texas (AP) Mexican and U.S. business leaders attending a large trade conference in the border town of El Paso said Thursday that their sectors will survive despite threats by President Donald Trump to dismantle or renegotiate the North American Free Trade Act which he has labeled the worst deal in U.S. history. The forum happened as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Mexico am ...>>

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Texas adds 23,600 jobs in July, while unemployment rate ticks up
Economy
Published in 24-2-2017
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Professional services fuel rise, while oil and gas continues to slide.

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Yellen’s early backers now hoping they were right
Economy
Published in 24-2-2017
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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.

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U.S. consumer prices rise 0.2 percent in August
Economy
Published in 24-2-2017
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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 ...>>

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Business group forecasts modest job growth in 2017
Economy
Published in 24-2-2017
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The outlook has improved a lot, but the recovery won't come fast.

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Texas adds 21,000 jobs in November; unemployment slips to 4.6 percent
Economy
Published in 24-2-2017
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Texas added nearly 21,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.

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De La Hoya: Canelo's next fight will be against Gennady Golovkin
Sports
Published in 24-2-2017
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Although Oscar de la Hoya and Canelo Alvarez were in Houston on Thursday to promote Alvarez's upcoming fight with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., de la Hoya also took time to double down on his promise of Canelo's next fight – a showdown for which boxing fans have been clamoring for years.

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