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Mattress companies team up with Sleep Designs to supply Harvey shelters
Business
Published in 6-9-2017
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New Jersey-based Eclipse International and Eastman House, two of the nation's oldest mattress companies, have teamed up with Sleep Designs to manufacture and donate twin mattresses for use in shelters for people displaced by Hurricane Harvey. Sleep Designs, the companies' Texas licensee, has the capacity to make mattresses to fill multiple tractor-trailers. The companies' supplie ...>>

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A Wireless offering free phone drying service after Harvey
Business
Published in 6-9-2017
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A Wireless, an authorized Verizon retailer, is offering free phone drying services to Hurricane Harvey victims at more than 20 locations in Houston and Louisiana. The stores will use Redux technology to remove moisture from wet cell phones, tablets, smartwatches, fitness monitors, hearing aids, tablets, Bluetooth headsets and other devices.

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Experts says Uber must make changes at top to fix culture woes
Economy
Published in 6-9-2017
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Experts interviewed by the Associated Press say CEO Travis Kalanick should step aside or at minimum change his behavior for the company to make progress. Last week, based on a report from a law firm that investigated employee harassment, bullying and retaliation complaints, Uber fired 20 people and sent another 31 into counseling. Uber Technologies has been rocked by accusations that it has f ...>>

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McDonald's uses Snapchat to hire millennials and younger employees
Economy
Published in 6-9-2017
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The fast-food company is teaming up with Snapchat to recruit younger employees this summer.

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Oil and gas, manufacturing continue turnaround in May, jobs report says
Economy
Published in 6-9-2017
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Texas posted another month of strong job growth in May, led by oil and gas jobs that are rushing back as producers send rigs back to work.

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Construction woes reflected in latest jobs report
Economy
Published in 6-9-2017
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"Everything I've seen would seem to indicate that we should be up," Russell Hamley, president of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston, said in response to a jobs report showing the region has shed 2,300 construction jobs between May and June. Jeff Nielsen, executive vice president of the Houston Contractors Association, said civil construction like roads and utilities h ...>>
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8 things that will be more expensive in August
Economy
Published in 6-9-2017
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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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Texans' Alfred Blue remains sidelined, expected to miss game
Sports
Published in 6-9-2017
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Texans backup running back Alfred Blue didn't practice again Wednesday and is not expected to play in the season-opener Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Jaguars' Doug Marrone jokes: 'I never liked Bill O'Brien'
Sports
Published in 6-9-2017
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Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone wanted to clear up all of those nasty rumors about his supposed longtime friendship with Texans coach Bill O'Brien.

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TSU, HBU ready to rumble in 'Houston Strong Game'
Sports
Published in 6-9-2017
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Houston Baptist beat Texas Southern 24-20 in the schools' first meeting last season. This year, Texas Southern is hosting Thursday's contest which the school tabbed the "Houston Strong Game."

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New Texans WR Andy Jones learning playbook on fly
Sports
Published in 6-9-2017
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For new Texans wide receiver Andy Jones, he's involved in a major crash course in the playbook. Jones joined the team Sunday when he was awarded to the AFC South champions off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys.

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UH game against UTSA will not be made up
Sports
Published in 6-9-2017
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The University of Houston and Texas-San Antonio announced Wednesday that their scheduled game this season won't be made up.

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With 'Magnolia Story,' 'Fixer Upper's' Chip & Joanna Gaines pull back the 'reveal' panels (Review)
Energy
Published in 30-8-2017
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In "The Magnolia Story," Chip and Joanna's new memoir, Waco's favorite couple rewind their story to their personal pre-reveal time when both their relationship and business were still very much under construction.

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Paul Beatty is the first American to win the Man Booker Prize
Energy
Published in 30-8-2017
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Paul Beatty has won the Man Booker Prize for his novel "The Sellout," a satire that deals with racial politics in America.

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Happy Frankenstein Day! 7 facts about the best monster
Energy
Published in 30-8-2017
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He's more than bolts and green skin

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