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Crossmark Global Investments moving to Skanska's West Memorial campus
Business
Published in 10-1-2018
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Crossmark Global Investments, a longtime Houston investment manager that got a new name last year, will move its headquarters to Skanska's recently completed West Memorial Place campus in the Energy Corridor this year. The company, which provides investment strategies for financial advisers and institutions, has leased 16,000 square feet at West Memorial Place I, 15375 Memorial Drive, just ...>>

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Jackson Walker inks big renewal in 5 Houston Center
Business
Published in 10-1-2018
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Jackson Walker has firmed up its commitment to downtown's 5 Houston Center with a major lease renewal. The 77,015-square-foot lease at 1401 McKinney reflects a renewal of 74,094 square feet and an expansion of 2,921 square feet, Transwestern announced.

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Reed Smith adds four new lawyers to Houston office
Business
Published in 10-1-2018
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Reed Smith added four new lawyers to its Houston office, including a partner from a rival firm and a pipeline company advisor.

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Houston real estate market posts record year
Business
Published in 10-1-2018
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Houston's real estate market set a new record for home sales in 2017, besting the previous year's record by 3.5 percent as the market rapidly rebounded after Hurricane Harvey.

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Local company helps truck drivers comply with overdue ELD mandate
Business
Published in 10-1-2018
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Truck drivers are now required to install electronic devices that track the number of hours they're behind the wheel, but some stragglers have yet to abide by the new laws.

Houston-based Gorilla Safety, which creates software the runs the electronic logging devices, is seeking to help the stragglers. It is offering free hardware to fleets who enter into a two-year agreement for its ...>>

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U.S. auto sales dropped in 2017 but remain strong
Economy
Published in 10-1-2018
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DETROIT - The U.S. auto industry's historic growth streak has ended, but demand for new vehicles - especially SUVs - remains healthy as the new year begins. U.S. auto sales fell 2 percent to 17.2 million in 2017, according to Autodata Corp. It was their first year-over-year decline since 2009, ending an unprecedented seven-year expansion. General Motors, Toyota and Ford all reported a 1 perce ...>>
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U.S. businesses add 250,000 jobs, survey says
Economy
Published in 10-1-2018
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WASHINGTON - U.S. companies closed out 2017 with strong hiring in December, adding the most jobs in nine months. Payroll processor ADP said Thursday that businesses added 250,000 jobs last month, up from 185,000 in November. The gains were led by robust hiring in health care, professional services such as accounting and engineering, and retail. The figures suggest that businesses are optimistic ab ...>>
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5 ways to assess whether the GOP tax plan is delivering
Economy
Published in 10-1-2018
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WASHINGTON - If President Donald Trump and his Republican allies are right, the $1.5 trillion tax cut plan they sped into law last month will make individuals and businesses more prosperous. Paychecks will grow. Stocks will surge further. Consumers will spend more. The economy will accelerate. Critics counter that the tax plan will mainly enrich the already wealthy and swell corporate profits whil ...>>
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Black unemployment falls to lowest level on record
Economy
Published in 10-1-2018
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Black unemployment fell to 6.8 percent in December, the lowest ever recorded by the U.S. Labor Department since it began tracking the black unemployment rate in 1972. Economists say it's a sign the recovery from the Great Recession is finally starting to help a wider swath of the population. During the aftermath of the financial crisis, black unemployment soared to 16.8 percent in 2010, meani ...>>
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In auto industry home, Michigan tries to accommodate bikes
Economy
Published in 10-1-2018
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LANSING, Mich. - In the capital of the U.S. auto industry, drivers have been slow to accept that more Americans are choosing bicycles over cars for commuting or for fun and exercise. While other states adopted bike-friendly safety laws to accommodate cycling's soaring popularity, Michigan steered clear of the trend and watched as more riders got killed by cars. Now lawmakers are trying to mak ...>>
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Texas A&M hires longtime Oklahoma strength coach Jerry Schmidt
Sports
Published in 10-1-2018
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COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M has turned to a Harvard guy to run its football strength and conditioning program. A&M has hired longtime Oklahoma strength coach Jerry Schmidt, who grew up in Harvard, Nebraska, and attended the University of Nebraska.

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Houston stars nominated to play in McDonald's All-America Games
Sports
Published in 10-1-2018
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Sixteen local high school basketball players - four boys and 12 girls - were nominated to play in the McDonald's All-American Games.

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Jeff Luhnow says no deal imminent for Astros
Sports
Published in 10-1-2018
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Jeff Luhnow acknowledged the team has talked with several teams about trade possibilities but that "at this point" nothing imminent after reports of deal with Pirates for Gerrit Cole.

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Texas guard Andrew Jones diagnosed with leukemia
Sports
Published in 10-1-2018
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The school waited until the family was prepared to make it public, even as doleful whispers spread. When responding to questions, it was clear from coach Shaka Smart's pained reaction this was more than a typical virus or illness.

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Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez talks about having a front row seat to that Nolan Ryan and Robin Ventura bout
Sports
Published in 10-1-2018
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In a recent chat with the Golf Channel, the Hall of Fame catcher talked about getting a front-row seat in 1993 to what would become one of the most infamous moments in baseball history.

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