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Manufacturer to build $417 million campus in Houston
Business
Published in 8-1-2015
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Daikin Industries, a manufacturer of heating, cooling and refrigerant products, will spend $417 million to build a campus near northwest Houston, the company announced Tuesday. The new campus will allow us to dramatically increase our production efficiencies and enable us to continue to serve our customers better than ever before from the leading market position that we hold today.
Local unemployment rate dipped to 5.4 percent in August
Economy
Published in 8-1-2015
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The Houston area unemployment rate dipped slightly to 5.4 percent in August, down from 5.5 percent the previous month, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday. The rate usually moves down each August as school bus drivers, school cafeteria workers and students leave the summer job market and either return to their regular jobs and students go back to school.
Local unemployment rate dips to 4.9 percent
Economy
Published in 8-1-2015
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The local rate is not adjusted for seasonal factors such as school closings and major holidays which can affect hiring and firing patterns. [...] the local unemployment rate is subject to wide swings.
Houston area unemployment rate ticks down
Economy
Published in 8-1-2015
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In October, Texas added 35,200 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. Eight of 11 major industries added jobs in Texas in October, led by the trade, transportation, and utilities industry with 17,500 jobs, the news release stated.
HP cuts 66 jobs in Houston
Economy
Published in 8-1-2015
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Hewlett-Packard Co. announced it was cutting 66 jobs at its facility on Compaq Center Drive in Houston as part of its "corporate restructuring" efforts, according to a letter the company sent to the Texas Workforce Commission last week. [...] the company said it was ramping up its job cuts "as HP continues to re-engineer the workforce to be more competitive and meet its objectives."

Houston unemployment rate dips as Texas economy shows signs of stress
Economy
Published in 8-1-2015
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The Houston area unemployment rate dipped slightly to 4.5 percent in November, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday. [...] it is adjusted state-wide for typical seasonal factors such as school schedules and major holidays that affect hiring and firing patterns.
Scouting report: Rockets at New York Knicks
Sports
Published in 8-1-2015
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Rockets at New York Knicks When/where: 7 p.m., Thursday; Madison Square Garden. TV/radio: TNT; 790 AM, 850 AM (Spanish). Knicks (5-33) 1. The Knicks’ 13-game losing streak is the longest in the 69-year history of the franchise and leaves New York with the NBA’s worst record and the worst record at this stage of the season in franchise history. The Knicks are 1-8 in the second game of a back-to ...>>
Onus falls on general manager Rick Smith to sustain Texans’ success
Sports
Published in 8-1-2015
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• • • Was the Texans' 2014 season a success or a failure? Success Failure View Results Your vote is being added to the total. Votes are not reflected in the tallies immediately.  Loading ... • • • The Texans are light-years ahead of where they were at this time last year. New coach Bill O’Brien had been on the job for six days. He had to hire a staff, evaluate his roster, insta ...>>
Five things we learned in the Rockets’ victory over Cavaliers
Sports
Published in 8-1-2015
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Rockets 105, Cavaliers 93 For a third time in the past four games, an opponent was determined to test the Rockets’ shooters. With James Harden surrounded and struggling through most of the game, the Rockets could move the ball to open 3s, but could only sporadically hit them. They saw similar strategies from the Pelicans and Bulls and will likely see many more. The Rockets shoot so many 3s, they ...>>
Craig Biggio on Letterman
Sports
Published in 8-1-2015
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As part of his newfound Baseball Hall of Famer status, Astros legend Craig Biggio was in New York for his first press conference with fellow Class of 2015 members Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz. Their stay in the Big Apple also included a spot on The Late Show with David Letterman, with the quartet presenting a special Cooperstown Top 10 list of things they said when they learned th ...>>
Texans fire offensive line coach Dunn
Sports
Published in 8-1-2015
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Texans coach Bill O’Brien is looking for a new offensive line coach. Paul Dunn, who coached the offensive line this season, has been fired. Dunn came to Houston from Atlanta, where he had been fired after the 2013 season. The offensive line played well for much of last season when the Texans finished 9-7, but O’Brien decided to go in a different direction. The Texans thought they had a good ch ...>>
UT's Harry Ransom Center lands Gabriel García Márquez archive
Energy
Published in 1-1-2015
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The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin has acquired the archive of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez (1927–2014).

Fresh selection of holiday picture books for kids
Energy
Published in 1-1-2015
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Looking to keep the kids entertained during long holiday car rides or dinners? Maisy the mouse and pals Cyril and Tallulah prepare for the holiday, from trimming the tree to singing carols. Santa, by Bob Shea: A smiley little dino wears a bright-orange snowsuit, makes gifts for his parents and sneaks downstairs on Christmas Eve only to scurry back to bed due to someone in red ho, ho, ho-ing in t ...>>
Website propels audiobooks' popularity
Energy
Published in 1-1-2015
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"The Starling Project" will test the appetite for an emerging art form that blends the immersive charm of old-time radio drama with digital technology. Just as original TV series such as "House of Cards" and "Orange Is the New Black" transformed Netflix into a content creator as well as a distributor, Audible is aiming to distinguish itself in the booming audiobook market with original audio dram ...>>
Clifford creator Bridwell dies at 86
Energy
Published in 1-1-2015
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Bridwell wanted to name the dog Tiny, though his wife, Norma, discouraged the obvious joke and named him Clifford, after an imaginary friend from her childhood. The books, which have been translated into 13 languages, have sold more than 129 million copies, according to Scholastic, and have inspired an animated television series, a full-length animated film and stuffed animals.



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