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Parmenter buildings go green
Business
Published in 3-12-2015
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"Parmenter is pleased to accept EPA's Energy Star certification for Westchase Park Plaza in recognition of our energy efficiency efforts at this property," Steve Harrison, managing director sustainability and facilities at Parmenter, said in an announcement. The company is committed to environmental stewardship while also lowering energy costs throughout its portfolio. Parmenter is a real e ...>>
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Cities seek creative ways to maintain affordable housing
Business
Published in 3-12-2015
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Rising rents and housing costs in cities across the country have forced the public and private sectors to consider ways to keep apartments and houses affordable and allow those who work in the area to live nearby.

The issue of affordability has been high on the minds of observers in the Houston real estate market in recent years, as rents and home prices shot up to un-Texas-like levels. ...>>

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Rice contest for entrepreneurs puts $1.5 million on the table
Business
Published in 3-12-2015
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Billed as the richest and largest student startup competition, graduate-level students from around the world will pitch their businesses to judges acting as early-stage venture capital or angel investors. "The true measure of success for the Rice Business Plan Competition is the number of teams that launch, raise funding and go on to succeed in their business," Brad Burke, managing director of th ...>>
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Texas loses jobs in August but Houston jobless rate dips
Economy
Published in 3-12-2015
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The state-wide rate, however, is adjusted for seasonal employment shifts such as school schedules and typical hiring patterns around major holidays. Despite gains in hospitality and leisure - a large category that includes bars and restaurants - professional services and construction, the Texas economy lost 13,700 jobs in August.

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IMF warns of global economic dive
Economy
Published in 3-12-2015
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The International Monetary Fund this week warned the world that grim times could lie ahead.

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AT&T cuts from Houston call center
Economy
Published in 3-12-2015
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Layoffs at the 3900 Dacoma credit and collections office will be finalized by Nov. 21, the letter said, adding that affected employees could be hired elsewhere in the company, leave with severance or voluntarily retire.
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Houston economy still contracting, survey says
Economy
Published in 3-12-2015
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A slight improvement in sales and production among Houston area businesses provided a small lift to the overall local economy last month but not enough to propel it toward expansion. The Houston Purchasing Managers Index, which predicts likely shifts in production three to four months in advance, showed Monday that economic activity in Houston's service and manufacturing sectors remains slu ...>>
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Greater Houston Partnership taps social media to reach young professionals
Economy
Published in 3-12-2015
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The Greater Houston Partnership will launch a new site Thursday to aid its efforts in recruiting and attracting young professionals to the Houston area. Late last year, a task force found that Houston produces two jobs in science, technology, engineering and math, the STEM areas, for every one student who graduates from a local college or university.
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NBC’s Rodney Harrison calls Texans ‘bottom feeders,’ doesn’t believe in Brian Hoyer
Sports
Published in 3-12-2015
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"Football Night in America" analyst sounds off on Texans
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Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer prepping for unpredictable Bills defense
Sports
Published in 3-12-2015
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Under the direction of coach Rex Ryan, the Buffalo Bills have an unpredictable defense. Two games ago, they constantly harassed New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. During a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs last week, the Bills created no pressure against quarterback Alex Smith.
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Astros have replacements for Chris Carter, Hank Conger
Sports
Published in 3-12-2015
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With the Astros opting not to bring back slugging first baseman Chris Carter and backup catcher Hank Conger, it's time to look to the future.
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Chelsea Clinton seeks to inspire young people to change the world
Energy
Published in 26-11-2015
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Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and current presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, has a deal with Penguin Young Readers for It's Your World: The book aims to inspire young people to "change the world" and will cover issues including poverty and gender equality, according to Penguin. According to Viking, Streisand will reflect on her childhood, her car ...>>
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Books by Houstonians: 2015 Edition
Energy
Published in 26-11-2015
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Houston is home to a busy burgeoning writing community.

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Latest 'Girl' novel interesting, but it's no Larsson
Energy
Published in 26-11-2015
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The novels offer a strikingly intelligent, gripping, angry look at political and corporate corruption in Sweden and, by implication, throughout the Western world. Authorized by Larsson's father and brother, who were his heirs, and written by Swedish writer David Lagercrantz, the new book brings back Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist, the heroes and occasional lovers in the trilogy. The ...>>
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Writer accused of plagiarizing straight Texas romance novel, turning it gay
Energy
Published in 26-11-2015
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It took a reader with interest in all kinds of cowboy love to discover that the recent gay romance novel "Coming Home Texas" was a nearly precise rehashing of a straight romance novel, with little more than the names, places and characters adjusted.

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