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Texas unemployment claims jump as economic turmoil from virus hits
Economy
Published in 18-3-2020
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First time claims for unemployment insurance in Texas last week jumped nearly 40 percent from a year ago as local governments shut down events, low oil prices buffeted the energy industry and customers stayed home to prevent exposure from the new coronavirus.

Reference: www.chron.com
Jason Witten leaving Cowboys to sign with Las Vegas Raiders
Sports
Published in 18-3-2020
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Jason Witten isn't retiring, but he won't be playing with the Dallas Cowboys.

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Former Longhorn Kevin Durant one of 4 Nets players to test positive for COVID-19
Sports
Published in 18-3-2020
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AUSTIN – Brooklyn Nets forward and former Texas star Kevin Durant has tested positive for COVID-19, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Reference: www.chron.com
Michael Irvin describes DeAndre Hopkins, Texans feud before trade
Sports
Published in 18-3-2020
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According to Michael Irvin, Bill O'Brien brought up the name Aaron Hernandez in a meeting with DeAndre Hopkins.

Reference: www.chron.com
Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission meeting canceled due to coronavirus
Sports
Published in 18-3-2020
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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission meeting and preceding work session on March 25-26 has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Reference: www.chron.com
Sources: Ex-Texans RB Taiwan Jones joins Bills
Sports
Published in 18-3-2020
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Taiwan Jones helped the Texans defeat the Buffalo Bills with his clutch catch-and-run in an overtime playoff victory in January.

Reference: www.chron.com
Texas unemployment claims jump as economic turmoil from virus hits
Business
Published in 18-3-2020
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First time claims for unemployment insurance in Texas last week jumped nearly 40 percent from a year ago as local governments shut down events, low oil prices buffeted the energy industry and customers stayed home to prevent exposure from the new coronavirus.

Reference: www.chron.com
Howard Hughes Corp. sells MD Anderson's cancer care facility in The Woodlands
Business
Published in 18-3-2020
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MD Anderson The Woodlands will remain at 100 Fellowship Drive.

Reference: www.chron.com
Update: Fertitta to maintain employee benefits at posh Post Oak Hotel
Business
Published in 18-3-2020
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Hourly employees whose hours have been cut will be eligible to use vacation pay, a spokesperson said in a statement. The Post Oak will maintain and pay benefits for all employees enrolled in its health plan until normal hours resume, or until June 30, 2020.

Reference: www.chron.com
Texas speeds up unemployment benefits, waives usual requirements
Business
Published in 18-3-2020
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More than 16,000 people applied for unemployment insurance in Texas last week, nearly 4,500 more claims than the same week last year.

Reference: www.chron.com
Houston new home sales charge ahead in February
Business
Published in 18-3-2020
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New homes in the Houston region sold for an average of $348,618 in February based on a 12-month rolling average, according to HomesUSA.com.

Reference: www.chron.com
Houston’s economy might not be as hot as it looks — and still needs oil
Economy
Published in 18-3-2020
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The Houston region’s economic growth might not be as strong as reported and seems likely to slow next year as the petrochemical expansion winds down and oil prices remain modest, according to a new forecast from the University of Houston.

Reference: www.chron.com
Texas manufacturing sector contracts for first time since 2016
Economy
Published in 18-3-2020
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Manufacturers have been hit particularly hard by the U.S.-China trade war.

Reference: www.chron.com
Texas employers add 37,500 jobs as key sectors carry state through energy woes
Economy
Published in 18-3-2020
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The state’s unemployment rate remained at its historic low of 3.4 percent last month.

Reference: www.chron.com
Job market remains tight in Houston and Texas
Economy
Published in 18-3-2020
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Over the year, local employment grew 3 percent, adding 90,000 jobs in 2019.

Reference: www.chron.com


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