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Insurers look to pass drug price breaks straight to consumer
Technology
Published in 11-4-2018
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Some major health insurers plan to take a little sting out of prescription drug prices by giving customers rebates at the pharmacy counter. Aetna and UnitedHealthcare both say they will begin passing rebates they get from drugmakers along to some customers starting next year. They could spark a trend: The idea has been championed by President Donald Trump, and it's something other bill-payers ...>>
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Former US House speaker to promote legalizing marijuana
Technology
Published in 11-4-2018
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CINCINNATI (AP) Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday he has had a change of heart on marijuana and will promote its nationwide legalization as a way to help veterans and the nation's deadly opioid crisis. The Ohio Republican, an avid cigarette smoker, has joined the advisory board of Acreage Holdings , a multistate cannabis company. The company also announced that former Mas ...>>
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Federal lawsuit seeks to block Kentucky's new abortion law
Technology
Published in 11-4-2018
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Kentucky lawmakers and the American Civil Liberties Union are again locked in battle over abortion rights. The ACLU filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday shortly after Republican Gov. Matt Bevin signed a new law banning a common second-trimester abortion procedure known as "dilation and evacuation." Kentucky's GOP-led legislature passed the bill overwhelmingly. It is the secon ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 11-4-2018
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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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World's largest dedicated cell-and-gene-therapy manufacturing facility opens in Pearland
Business
Published in 11-4-2018
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The 300,000-square-foot Lonza facility is already operational and manufacturing for several customers. It's recruiting employees and plans to have more than 200 full-time staff by the end of 2018.

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Watercrest at Kingwood to add assisted living component
Business
Published in 11-4-2018
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Watercrest at Kingwood will add a second phase that will bring an option for assisted living to the Kingwood retirement community at 24109 Kingwood Place Drive.

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Social media reacts to Zuckerberg's Senate testimony with memes, robot theories
Business
Published in 11-4-2018
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Memes really can make something as boring as a Senate committee testimony really entertaining.

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Bombshells Restaurant & Bar now open in Pearland
Business
Published in 11-4-2018
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Bombshells Restaurant & Bar opened Wednesday in Pearland. The military-themed restaurant is a subsidiary of RCI Hospitality Holdings.

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Houston home sales tumble for first time since Hurricane Harvey
Business
Published in 11-4-2018
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Buyers closed on 6,810 single-family homes in March, a 2.5 percent decline from a year earlier, the Houston Association of Realtors said Wednesday in a monthly housing report.

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Treasury chief says IRS to ban hedge fund tax dodge
Economy
Published in 11-4-2018
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the Internal Revenue Service plans on closing a loophole that hedge-fund managers had been trying to exploit to avoid paying higher taxes on carried-interest profits. Mnuchin told the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday that a Bloomberg News story this week, which detailed how hedge funds created scores of shell companies to work around the new carried-profit ...>>
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Inflation pressures raising expectations for rate hikes
Economy
Published in 11-4-2018
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WASHINGTON - Inflation pressures appear to be building in the U.S. economy, a prospect that is heightening anxiety about potentially higher borrowing rates that could slow economic growth. The latest source of concern was a report Wednesday that showed a key measure of inflation rising in January by the sharpest rate in a year. The increase was led by higher prices for clothing, housing and auto i ...>>
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Lexus tops vehicle dependability study for 7th straight year
Economy
Published in 11-4-2018
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DETROIT - Lexus is the most dependable vehicle brand for the seventh consecutive year in J.D. Power's annual survey. Porsche, Buick, Infiniti and Kia round out the top five brands in the survey. The worst performers were Chrysler, Land Rover, Fiat, Jeep and Cadillac. The survey measures problems that vehicle owners experience after three years of ownership. For this year's survey, J.D. P ...>>
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Children's author Asher expelled from writer organization over harassment
Economy
Published in 11-4-2018
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NEW YORK - Best-selling children's author Jay Asher has been expelled from a prominent writers organization because of allegations about sexual harassment. Lin Oliver, executive director of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, said this week that Asher had violated the society's harassment code. He was banned last year, but the news only came to light with the ri ...>>
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Tax overhaul may mean more acrimonious divorce negotiations
Economy
Published in 11-4-2018
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NEW YORK - President Donald Trump's tax law could make divorce an even more miserable experience, according to a new survey of the nation's top matrimonial attorneys. Almost two-thirds of respondents said they expect divorce negotiations to become more acrimonious following a change to the tax treatment of alimony, a poll by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers showed. The new law ...>>
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Houston Texans cheerleader auditions are this weekend: What does it take to be a squad member?
Sports
Published in 11-4-2018
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The Houston Texans will hold auditions Saturday afternoon for the 2018 cheerleading squad inside the Houston Methodist Training Center, that big white bubble next to NRG Stadium.

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