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Houston's apartment surplus will come in handy after Harvey
Business
Published in 30-8-2017
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Houston has one of the highest apartment vacancy rates in the nation, and that's a good thing in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

Reference: www.chron.com
Harvey insurance claims update for Wednesday
Business
Published in 30-8-2017
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Insurance claims continued piling up Wednesday.

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association, the insurer of last resort for wind and hail coverage along the coast, reported 15,649 claims as of Wednesday morning.

State Farm had about 12,800 auto claims and 14,600 home claims as of Tuesday evening.

Farmers Insurance reported more than 8,400 claims statewide as of 2 p.m. Tuesday. O ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Harvey likely ruined 500,000 vehicles in Texas
Business
Published in 30-8-2017
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Flooding from Tropical Storm and Hurricane Harvey has likely damaged a half million cars in Texas, leaving residents stranded without vehicles, according to data compiled by Solera Holdings, a tech company that helps insurance companies process car insurance claims.

Reference: www.chron.com
Houston airports reopening Wednesday afternoon, will phase in flights
Business
Published in 30-8-2017
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Bush Intercontinental and Hobby airports are reopening Wednesday at 4 p.m. They will begin phasing in a limited number of domestic flights.

"It's going to take us some time to phase in air operations to the point where we are back to normal," said Houston Airport System spokesman Bill Begley. "But we're moving toward that as quickly and as safely as possible."

Reference: www.chron.com
Experts says Uber must make changes at top to fix culture woes
Economy
Published in 30-8-2017
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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 30-8-2017
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The fast-food company is teaming up with Snapchat to recruit younger employees this summer.

Reference: www.chron.com
Oil and gas, manufacturing continue turnaround in May, jobs report says
Economy
Published in 30-8-2017
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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.

Reference: www.chron.com
Construction woes reflected in latest jobs report
Economy
Published in 30-8-2017
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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 30-8-2017
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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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Smith: J.J. Watt uses star power to shine light on Houston
Sports
Published in 30-8-2017
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It is up to $5.1 million now. Actually, that's already old news. It's certainly higher and there's a very good chance that J.J. Watt will soon post another video update with an extra million attached.

Reference: www.chron.com
Texans' J.J. Watt inspired by 'humanity,' eager to help
Sports
Published in 30-8-2017
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J.J. Watt can't wait to begin the heavy lifting to help rebuild Houston and provide relief to a city that's been engulfed my massive flooding caused by the wrath of Hurricane Harvey.

Reference: www.chron.com
Dynamo, Dash to train in Frisco through Sunday
Sports
Published in 30-8-2017
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While flooding from Hurricane Harvey continues to inundate much of the Houston area, the Dynamo and Dash are taking their show on the road.

Reference: www.chron.com
Astros' AAA player Jack Mayfield suffers facial fractures
Sports
Published in 30-8-2017
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Astros Class AAA infielder Jack Mayfield suffered multiple facial fractures and was hospitalized in El Paso on Tuesday night after being hit in the face by a pitch.

Reference: www.chron.com
Astros return home Saturday to play the Mets
Sports
Published in 30-8-2017
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The Astros will play the Mets in a doubleheader on Saturday. The first game will begin at 1:10 p.m., with the second game scheduled to start at 7:10 p.m.

Reference: www.chron.com
With 'Magnolia Story,' 'Fixer Upper's' Chip & Joanna Gaines pull back the 'reveal' panels (Review)
Energy
Published in 21-7-2017
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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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