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Military to check for water contamination at 664 sites
Technology
Published in 10-3-2016
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The checks are planned for 664 sites where the military has conducted fire or crash training, military officials told The Associated Press this week. Since December, tests have been carried out at 28 naval sites in mostly coastal areas. The Navy is giving bottled water to its personnel at the Naval Auxiliary Landing Field Fentress in Chesapeake, Virginia, and is testing wells in a nearby rural a ...>>
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Feds invest nearly $7M in small business to boost clean tech
Technology
Published in 10-3-2016
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) The federal government is investing nearly $7 million in 33 small businesses across the country to build partnerships with national laboratories in hopes of speeding up development of clean energy technology, the U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday. Dave Danielson, an assistant secretary with the Energy Department, said the nation's labs are science powerhous ...>>
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25 amazing things you probably didn't know about Buc-ee's
Business
Published in 10-3-2016
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This week we discovered that Buc-ee's, that most Texas of convenience stores, is looking to open up a mega-store in Baton Rouge, La. This would be the chain's first venture outside of the Lone Star State.

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Retail Wrap: The Woodlands lands wine bar, international fashion retailer
Business
Published in 10-3-2016
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Highlights of recent retail real estate activity in the Houston area: The debut tapas restaurant and wine/craft cocktail bar is set to open in June on the ground level of One Lakes Edge apartment and retail complex, with an outdoor patio overlooking Lake Woodlands and the "Wind Waves" sculpture. Club Monaco, a women's clothing and accessories store, will open in Market Street-The Woodlands ...>>
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Report: Houston renter population spiked in last 10 years
Business
Published in 10-3-2016
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The number of renters versus homeowners here increased by 37 percent in the last decade and the Houston metro area remained relatively affordable compared to other large areas, a national study found. It also had the biggest boost in rental units created, thanks in large part to an extended economic boom.

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AT&T cuts from Houston call center
Economy
Published in 10-3-2016
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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 10-3-2016
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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 10-3-2016
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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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Blogger shows how crazy America's economy really is
Economy
Published in 10-3-2016
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The sight of people lining up to spend money on a lottery with unimaginably low odds is, to some, a charming dash of whimsy in an otherwise robust economy.

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Houston's unemployment rate rises with oil downturn
Economy
Published in 10-3-2016
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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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The list of things to do and see around BBVA Compass Stadium is growing
Sports
Published in 10-3-2016
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Now that the Houston Dynamo season has started, the area around BBVA Compass Stadium will be busy on game days. Where should fans be eating and drinking? 

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Writer accused of plagiarizing straight Texas romance novel, turning it gay
Energy
Published in 3-3-2016
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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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Photos chronicle sites NASA abandoned in 'Abandoned in Place'
Energy
Published in 3-3-2016
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How American that one of the nation's most soaring endeavors has left behind a trail of rusting relics, like trash set out for the refuse hauler who's not coming.

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On the anniversary of its publication, 11 facts about 'Huck Finn' and its author
Energy
Published in 3-3-2016
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Happy Birthday Huck Finn.

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On his 112th birthday, 12 things to know about Dr. Seuss
Energy
Published in 3-3-2016
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In its time, "The Cat in the Hat" was revolutionary.

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