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5 types of coworkers nobody wants to work with
Business
Published in 26-2-2015
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"A toxic employee is an enormous liability for your company," writes Reuben Yonatan, the founder and CEO of GetVoIP, a digital telephone service, in a blog post on his website. Expensive, demoralizing, and infuriating, they can bring teamwork to a grinding halt, jeopardize goals, and generally make life worse for everybody else around them. Here's an infographic from GetVoIP that shows the ...>>
Local unemployment rate dips to 4.9 percent
Economy
Published in 26-2-2015
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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 26-2-2015
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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 26-2-2015
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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 26-2-2015
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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.
Local jobless rate dips to 4.1 percent
Economy
Published in 26-2-2015
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The biggest gainers included professional and business services, government and education and health care. Oil and gas exploration and production employment rebounded in December, adding 4,900 jobs after a loss of 2,400 positions in November, the commission reported.
Pitching prospect Mark Appel feels confident after first session
Sports
Published in 26-2-2015
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KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Top Astros pitching prospect Mark Appel got some positive feedback from catcher Roberto Pena after his first live batting practice of camp. At one point, Pena turned back to rave about Appel’s fastball after Marwin Gonzalez noted the late life on the pitch. “That was like 97-mph, and his changeup is like 91-mph,” Pena told Gonzalez. There was no radar gun on during Appel ...>>
Astros manager A.J. Hinch happy with first day of batting practice
Sports
Published in 26-2-2015
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KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Although it’s too early to draw any conclusions, Astros manager A.J. Hinch liked what he saw from the first day of live batting practices. Dallas Keuchel, Scott Feldman, Luke Gregerson, Tony Sipp, Dan Straily, Josh Fields and Luis Cruz were among the group that threw to hitters. “The pitchers certainly look good,” Hinch said. “Getting them on the mound, getting them wit ...>>
Where do Astros rank among MLB’s best uniforms?
Sports
Published in 26-2-2015
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The Astros’ new uniforms unveiled in 2013 drew upon the team’s past looks. (Photo courtesy of the Houston Astros) The Astros are going into their third season with their current uniforms. According to one sports uniform expert, Houston has some work to do with its threads. Paul Lukas, who runs the popular Uniwatch blog, ranked the Astros 23rd in his annual MLB Uni Watch Power Rankings. Here w ...>>
James Harden rests ankle; Pat Beverley back at practice
Sports
Published in 26-2-2015
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Rockets guard James Harden, who has played in every game this season, sat out Thursday’s light practice with a sprained right ankle and is listed as questionable to play Friday against the Brooklyn Nets. Harden stepped on Chris Paul’s foot in the fourth quarter on Wednesday, but remained in the game. “He’s swollen today and he’s sore today,” Rockets coach Kevin McHale said. “I’ll s ...>>
Scouting report: Brooklyn Nets at Rockets
Sports
Published in 26-2-2015
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When/where: 7 p.m. Friday/Toyota Center TV/radio: Root Sports/790-AM, 850-AM (Spanish) Nets The Nets have a seven-game losing streak in Houston and just one win in 16 meetings with the Rockets. That win came last season in Brooklyn with the Rockets winning this season’s meeting, 113-99, in Barclays Center. Guard Deron Williams, who did not play against the Rockets last month, is averaging 17.3 p ...>>
Fresh selection of holiday picture books for kids
Energy
Published in 19-2-2015
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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 19-2-2015
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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 19-2-2015
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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.

Instagram account captures 'hot dudes reading'
Energy
Published in 19-2-2015
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A new Instagram account has gone viral for finding the cutest bookworms in action.



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