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Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019
Technology
Published in 1-1-2020
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A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the manufactured innocence of the 1950s. A self-made billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president.

This year saw the deaths of people who shifted culture through prose, pragmatism and persistence. It also witnessed tragedy, in tale ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Century-old TB vaccine may work better if given in a new way
Technology
Published in 1-1-2020
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WASHINGTON (AP) Scientists think they’ve figured out how to make a century-old tuberculosis vaccine far more protective: Simply give the shot a different way.

In a study with monkeys, injecting the vaccine straight into the bloodstream dramatically improved its effectiveness over today's skin-deep shot, researchers reported Wednesday.

“This offers hope,” although more ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 1-1-2020
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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.

Reference: www.chron.com
See how Houston's Fortune 500 companies performed in 2019
Business
Published in 1-1-2020
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A majority of Houston's Fortune 500 companies generated positive returns for investors in 2019.

Reference: www.chron.com
Average 2019 mortgage rate one of the lowest on record
Business
Published in 1-1-2020
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The average rate in 2019 averaged 3.9 percent for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage.

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Howard Hughes buys former Anadarko towers, old ConocoPhillips campus for $565m
Business
Published in 1-1-2020
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Howard Hughes Corp. said Monday that it has bought both the former Anadarko Petroleum headquarters in The Woodlands and the old ConocoPhillips campus in the Energy Corridor from Occidental Petroleum for $565 million.

Reference: www.chron.com
Million-dollar listing signals change in Eastwood
Business
Published in 1-1-2020
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An investor-flipped home is on the market for $1 million in Eastwood, a record for the neighborhood.

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Landry’s issues notice of a payment security incident
Business
Published in 1-1-2020
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Landry's, Inc. the restaurant chain from local billionaire Tilman Fertitta is alerting the public of a recent security incident involving payment processing that may have affected some customers.

Reference: www.chron.com
Texas unemployment rate sits at historic low, but energy sector shedding jobs
Economy
Published in 1-1-2020
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The Texas economy continued to add jobs in September and the unemployment rate remained low, according to the Texas Workforce Commission, but headwinds from a slowing energy sector resulted in further job cuts in industries related to oil and gas across the state.

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