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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 11-8-2016
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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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Houston apartment rents drop most among major metro areas
Business
Published in 11-8-2016
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Houston topped a list of metros with the biggest declines in rent, according to a new study by apartment listing firm Abodo. Rents in Minneapolis rose most, with the average one-bedroom costing $1,368 per month, a 14% increase. Rents in Nashville, Portland and Atlanta also rose by double digits.

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Texas company recalls beef sold at H-E-B stores
Business
Published in 11-8-2016
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A Texas beef company recalled 60,350 pounds of its ground beef products contaminated by metal that were distributed to H-E-B, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service ...>>

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United introduces new security protection for MileagePlus accounts
Business
Published in 11-8-2016
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United Airlines is releasing a new security measure to protect its MileagePlus members who may not have created different passwords for their banking, airline or social media accounts.

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People in Business
Business
Published in 11-8-2016
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Academy Sports & Outdoors has named Michelle J. Gloeckler executive vice president, chief merchandising officer and president of Academy International Ltd., the company's global sourcing entity. Joseph Scarborough has joined Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam as a project manager responsible for planning, design and construction management of marine and waterfront structures in the municipal and coa ...>>
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Houston's unemployment rate rises with oil downturn
Economy
Published in 11-8-2016
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The unemployment rate in the Houston area rose in January to 4.8 percent, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday, as job losses in the oil and gas sector continued to take their economic toll. Education and health services, leisure and hospitality, and manufacturing all added to the workforce January, the commission said.
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Houston added jobs in February
Economy
Published in 11-8-2016
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The greater Houston area added 10,100 new jobs last month, with gains in industries related to construction, health care, retail and hospitality. Texas saw gains in health-care employment, service jobs, trade, transportation and utilities, while jobs in producing goods dropped.
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Seven Houston companies make Fortune Global 500 list
Economy
Published in 11-8-2016
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Seven Houston-based companies earned spots on the Fortune Global 500 ranking of the world's biggest companies by revenue, even as sales fell sharply for all but one. Fortune, which ranks the companies by revenue in 2015 or their latest fiscal year, noted lower sales were the norm on this year's list. A slowdown in China's economy and sustained low oil prices were factors in the ...>>

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The unique -- often hidden -- perks offered by your credit card
Economy
Published in 11-8-2016
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"The credit card marketplace is so competitive that banks are trying to bend over backwards to keep their customers and attract new ones," said Matt Schultz, senior industry analyst at CreditCards.com.

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8 things that will be more expensive in August
Economy
Published in 11-8-2016
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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 unveil plans for new center-field area at Minute Maid Park
Sports
Published in 11-8-2016
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Construction on Minute Maid Park's new center-field area is slated to begin immediately following the end of the 2016 season and would be ready for the start of the 2017 campaign.

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Astros' Jandel Gustave makes major league debut
Sports
Published in 11-8-2016
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In the first inning of his major league career, Astros reliever Jandel Gustave displayed both his intriguing upside and why he is far from a finished product.

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Rice sees Cuba baseball trip as golden opportunity
Sports
Published in 11-8-2016
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Wayne Graham was in the International League with the Buffalo Bisons when he last visited Cuba to play against the Havana Sugar Kings in 1960.

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Astros' George Springer makes first 2016 start in center field
Sports
Published in 11-8-2016
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MINNEAPOLIS --- George Springer started in center field for the Astros on Thursday night, an occurrence that could become more common in the season's final seven weeks.

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Rockets' 2016-17 schedule includes road-heavy slate early
Sports
Published in 11-8-2016
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The Rockets' 2016-2017 schedule, released Thursday afternoon, has Houston on the road for seven of its first eight games.

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