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Key West bans sale of sunscreens that harm coral reefs
Technology
Published in 6-2-2019
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KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) City officials in Key West voted to ban sunscreens containing two ingredients that scientists have said are harmful to the coral reef ecosystem. In a 6-1 vote Tuesday, the Key West City Commission banned the sale of sunscreens using oxybenzone and octinoxate beginning on Jan. 1, 2021. Mayor Teri Johnston said it's the commission's "obligation" to protect the reef, wh ...>>
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Tiny satellites fall silent after proving new tech at Mars
Technology
Published in 6-2-2019
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) Two tiny satellites have fallen silent hundreds of millions of miles away, after proving new technology at Mars. The twin CubeSats, nicknamed WALL-E and EVE, shadowed NASA's InSight lander to Mars last year. As the lander descended to the Martian surface in November, the briefcase-size satellites flew past the red planet, providing real-time updates to ground contro ...>>
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2018 was 4th warmest, but next 5 years could break records
Technology
Published in 6-2-2019
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WASHINGTON (AP) While 2018 was the fourth-warmest year on record, British meteorologists are predicting the next five years will be much hotter, maybe even record-breaking. Two U.S. agencies, the United Kingdom Met Office and the World Meteorological Organization analyzed global temperatures in slightly different ways, but each came to the same conclusion Wednesday: 2018 was the fourth-warmest ye ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 6-2-2019
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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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Texas ranks No. 5 for green building in 2018
Business
Published in 6-2-2019
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Texas ranked fifth among all states for green buildings in 2018, according to the U.S. Green Building Council. The ranking is based on the amount of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified space feet per person.

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Academy Sports + Outdoors hires former Francesca’s CEO
Business
Published in 6-2-2019
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Academy Sports + Outdoors has hired former Francesca's CEO Steven Lawrence as its new chief merchandising officer.

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Hines downtown office building gets new name
Business
Published in 6-2-2019
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The Hines office tower under construction on the site of the former Houston Chronicle building has for years been referred to as "block 58." As of today, it has an official name: Texas Tower.

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Houston airports report record 58M travelers in 2018
Business
Published in 6-2-2019
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Bush Intercontinental and Hobby airports saw a record 58.3 million travelers in 2018.

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Dollar Tree selects site in Rosenberg for big distribution center
Business
Published in 6-2-2019
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Dollar Tree announced tentative plans to build a 1.2 million-square-foot distribution center in Rosenberg.

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Texas unemployment falls to record low
Economy
Published in 6-2-2019
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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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Dallas Fed revises down 2019 economic growth outlook for Mexico
Economy
Published in 6-2-2019
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The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas downgraded its 2019 outlook for Mexico's economy amid falling export and industrial production and the falling value of the peso compared to the dollar.

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Recession worries dispelled by Herculean jobs report
Economy
Published in 6-2-2019
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Any fears of an impending recession were likely dispelled Friday after the Labor Department reported the biggest monthly job gains in more than two years and wages climbed the fastest in nearly a decade, showing that the near-record economic expansion still has plenty of momentum.
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Texas employment growth likely to slow in 2019
Economy
Published in 6-2-2019
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Employment in Texas is expected to slow considerably in 2019 due to falling oil prices, tariffs and trade uncertainties, according to an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

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A look at current projections for Cougars in NCAA Tournament
Sports
Published in 6-2-2019
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Most bracketology projections list UH as a No. 3 or 4 seed for the NCAA Tournament.

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Southern Miss won't hire Art Briles
Sports
Published in 6-2-2019
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School confirms it interviewed the former Baylor coach but will not offer him a job.

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