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Death rates up for middle age whites with little education
Technology
Published in 24-3-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) A sobering portrait of less-educated middle-age white Americans emerged Thursday with new research showing them dying disproportionately from what one expert calls "deaths of despair" suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol-related diseases. The new paper by two Princeton University economists, Anne Case and Angus Deaton, concludes that the trend is driven by the loss of steady mid ...>>
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SCIENCE SAYS: Unavoidable typos in DNA help fuel cancer
Technology
Published in 24-3-2017
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Healthy cells naturally make mistakes when they multiply, unavoidable typos in DNA that can leave new cells carrying cancer-prone genetic mutations. [...] it should help with the "why me" question from people who have "done everything we know can be done to prevent cancer but they still get it," said Hopkins' Dr. Bert Vogelstein, a pioneer in cancer genetics who co-authored the study. Cigar ...>>
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Obamacare repeal vote put off in stinging setback for Trump
Technology
Published in 24-3-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) After seven years of fervent promises to repeal and replace "Obamacare," President Donald Trump and GOP congressional leaders buckled at a moment of truth Thursday, putting off a planned showdown vote in a stinging setback for the young administration. The delay was announced after Trump, who ran for president as a master deal-maker, failed to close the deal with a group of fello ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 24-3-2017
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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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Shaking the bushes for venture capital
Business
Published in 24-3-2017
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For now, it seems that the best chance Houston has is teaching local people with money to burn how to invest in startups, and convincing them that it'll be worth their while.

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Houston home values are on the rise, Zillow says
Business
Published in 24-3-2017
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Home values in the greater Houston area are up over the past year, but lag the national appreciation rate, a new report showed.

Homes in the greater Houston area rose 4.5 percent to a median value of $175,200 in February, according to the February Zillow Real Estate Market Reports. Nationally, values are up 6.9 percent to $195,700, the highest since June 2007.

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Average 30-year mortgage rate slips to 4.23 percent
Business
Published in 24-3-2017
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Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate home loans fell to 4.23 percent from 4.30 percent last week. Investors bid rates up because they expect President Trump's plans to cut taxes and increase spending on defense and infrastructure to push economic growth and inflation higher. The Federal Reserve last week raised short-term rates for only the third ...>>

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New home sales rise despite higher mortgage rates
Business
Published in 24-3-2017
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Healthy job growth and a recovering economy have pushed up interest in new homes, while the prospect of rising mortgage rates since the November presidential election may have pulled some sales forward. "Sales were likely boosted by the much warmer-than-usual weather last month, which made visiting new-home construction sites less miserable than usual in February," said Ian Shepherdson, chief ...>>

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Veterans-run junk-removal business coming to Houston
Business
Published in 24-3-2017
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A franchise company offerings franchises exclusively to military veterans and their families plans to open 10 Houston area location.

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Yellen’s early backers now hoping they were right
Economy
Published in 24-3-2017
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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 24-3-2017
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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 24-3-2017
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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 24-3-2017
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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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A problem with Trump’s plan to boost Wall Street: Banks more profitable than ever
Economy
Published in 24-3-2017
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The banking industry has cheered President Donald Trump's promise to roll back regulations put in place after the financial crisis to rein in Wall Street. But the industry's record-setting profits complicate the arguments for rolling back those rules, which banking analysts have said could boost their profits even more.

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San Jacinto's season ends in national quarterfinals
Sports
Published in 24-3-2017
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San Jacinto shot just 30.8 percent in a 98-82 loss to Northwest Florida State in the quarterfinals of the National Junior College Athletic Association's tournament Thursday at the Hutchinson Sports Arena.

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