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FDA OKs Pfizer drug for rare, fast-killing type of leukemia
Technology
Published in 18-8-2017
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new medicine for use against a rare, rapidly progressing blood cancer after other treatments have failed. The agency approved Pfizer Inc.'s Besponsa for patients with a type of advanced acute lymphoblastic leukemia. By then, life expectancy is low. "These patients have few treatments available and today's approval provid ...>>
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Apple CEO makes $2 million pledge to fight hate
Technology
Published in 18-8-2017
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Apple is donating $2 million to two human rights groups as part of CEO Tim Cook's pledge to help lead the fight against the hate that fueled the violence in Virginia during a white-nationalist rally last weekend. Cook made the commitment late Wednesday in an internal memo obtained by The Associated Press. Cook also told Apple employees in the memo that he strongly disagree ...>>
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Chasing eclipses across the globe is a way of life for some
Technology
Published in 18-8-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) While Monday's total solar eclipse in the U.S. will be a once-in-a-lifetime sky show for millions, there's a small group of people who have experienced it all before and they can't get enough of it. Glenn Schneider has seen 33. Fred Espenak has watched 28. Donald Liebenberg has logged 26. For newbie Kate Russo, it's 10 and counting. These veteran eclipse chaser ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 18-8-2017
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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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Million Air will fly you to see total eclipse for $10,000 a seat
Business
Published in 18-8-2017
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Houston-based Million Air is flying customers into the path of total eclipse darkness for $10,000 a seat.

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Stage Stores reports Q2 loss
Business
Published in 18-8-2017
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Houston-based Stage Stores again saw profits slide in the second quarter, but it made headway in expanding its new off-price business and boosting store traffic at the start of the back-to-school season.

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The Plaza Group to acquire Dallas-based chemical distributor
Business
Published in 18-8-2017
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The Plaza Group, an international petrochemical marketing firm based in Houston, announced plans to acquire Dallas-based Conchemco.

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Austin pharma company gets FDA approval in its brain cancer fight
Business
Published in 18-8-2017
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Austin-based Curtana Pharmaceuticals announced this week it had received special status from the Food and Drug Administration for a treatment in the fight against glioblastoma in adults and brain tumors in children.

Glioblastoma has been in the news recently as U.S. Sen. John McCain announced he has been diagnosed with the aggressive and deadly form of cancer.

 

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HHS awards nearly $4.8 million to Texas health centers
Business
Published in 18-8-2017
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The U.S Department of Health and Human Services announced this week it was awarding nearly $4.8 million to 72 health centers across Texas to continue access, address disparity and maintain quality of care.

Recipients included at least 10 centers or agencies in the Houston area. 

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Experts says Uber must make changes at top to fix culture woes
Economy
Published in 18-8-2017
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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 18-8-2017
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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 18-8-2017
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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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Construction woes reflected in latest jobs report
Economy
Published in 18-8-2017
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"Everything I've seen would seem to indicate that we should be up," Russell Hamley, president of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston, said in response to a jobs report showing the region has shed 2,300 construction jobs between May and June. Jeff Nielsen, executive vice president of the Houston Contractors Association, said civil construction like roads and utilities h ...>>
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8 things that will be more expensive in August
Economy
Published in 18-8-2017
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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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Astros grant wish for nine-year-old cancer patient Cameron Gooch
Sports
Published in 18-8-2017
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Nine-year-old Cameron Gooch wanted to get away from the realities of his cancer treatments for a day, so his favorite baseball team gave him a uniform and put him on the field before Thursday's game at Minute Maid Park.

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