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8 things that will be more expensive in August
Economy
Published in 15-11-2017
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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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Minorities, Americans without college degrees showed greatest gains in wealth
Economy
Published in 15-11-2017
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WASHINGTON - Americans who were left behind as the country pulled out of the Great Recession - African-Americans, Hispanics and people without college degrees - saw large gains in net worth in the last three years, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday. But the improvements did not make up for deepening economic inequality: The share of America's income held by the top 1 percent of households ...>>

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Houston economy could add some 70,000 jobs next year: forecast
Economy
Published in 15-11-2017
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The question is when Houston will return to the economic growth rate that defined the city and drew thousands to the region in the years after the Great Recession in 2009.

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Houston's Ed Oliver named finalist for Nagurski Trophy
Sports
Published in 15-11-2017
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University of Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver was named a finalist Wednesday for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, presented annually to college football's top defensive player.

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Academy Sports + Outdoors new title sponsor for Texas Bowl
Sports
Published in 15-11-2017
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The Texans have a new title sponsor for their bowl game that will be known as the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl and will be played Dec. 27.

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Chris Paul expected to play against Phoenix on Thursday
Sports
Published in 15-11-2017
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Chris Paul, a nine-time All Star and eight-time All-NBA selection, has played only in the Rockets' season-opener, but had been cleared to dramatically increase his workload over the past week.

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Texans' Will Fuller sidelined with rib injury
Sports
Published in 15-11-2017
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The starting wide receiver took a hit from Los Angeles Rams safety LaMarcus Joyner and is expected to be sidelined for Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams.

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Texans rank in top 10 of highest-scoring teams in NFL this season
Sports
Published in 15-11-2017
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The Texans still average 26.2 points a game, seventh in the NFL.

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Green groups, fishermen at odds over new rules on small fish
Technology
Published in 15-11-2017
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Environmentalists and commercial fishing groups on the East Coast are divided over a decision to increase the amount fishermen can catch of an ecologically vital small fish. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission approved changes to menhaden fishing rules on Tuesday, including increasing the East Coast's fishing quota by 8 percent, or some 35 million pounds (15.88 million kilograms) ...>>
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FDA clears nerve stimulator to aid recovery from opioids
Technology
Published in 15-11-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. health authorities have cleared a brain-stimulating device for patients suffering from debilitating withdrawal symptoms caused by addiction to heroin and other opioids. The nerve stimulator is the first device to treat such symptoms including joint pain, anxiety, stomach aches and insomnia. The announcement Wednesday by the Food and Drug Administration comes amid an epidemic ...>>
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Twitter, BuzzFeed join for breezy online morning show
Technology
Published in 15-11-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) Twitter and BuzzFeed initially planned to start their new morning show, "AM to DM," each weekday at 8 a.m. Then they considered their likely audience, and scheduled it for 10. Now there's time to wake up leisurely, have coffee and fire up your smartphone. Hosts Isaac Fitzgerald and Saeed Jones, who like four-fifths of the show's audience are under age 35, don't have t ...>>
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Republicans set stage for crucial tax overhaul votes
Technology
Published in 15-11-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) Republicans began pushing a broad tax cut for businesses and many individuals through the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday, a measure complicated by a late addition repeal of the Obama health care law's requirement that Americans get insurance coverage. In the House, a separate version without the repeal element cleared a procedural hurdle, setting the stage for a cruci ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 15-11-2017
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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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Houston's small business owners anticipate strong finish to 2017
Business
Published in 15-11-2017
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Houston-area small business owners are feeling upbeat about the end of 2017, according to the fall 2017 Bank of America Business Advantage Small Business Owner Report.

Some 87 percent of respondents were confident that their year-end revenues would exceed that of 2016. They were also optimistic that the national and local economy would improve over the next year.

Other findings indi ...>>

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Local Poke Now restaurant makes it debut in Katy
Business
Published in 15-11-2017
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Poke Now, a home grown restaurant selling poke bowls, salads and tacos, has opened at 17758 Katy Freeway at Barker Cypress in the Energy Corridor.

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