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Earthquake off coast shakes Northern California
Technology
Published in 1-1-2015
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An officer with the Ferndale City Police Department said some slight shaking was felt in the area early Thursday, but no damage or injuries were reported. The earthquake was about 250 miles northwest of the epicenter of a magnitude-6.0 temblor that caused extensive damage in Napa and the surrounding area on Aug. 24.
Testing anti-drinking drug with help of a fake bar
Technology
Published in 1-1-2015
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"The goal is to create almost a real-world environment, but to control it very strictly," said lead researcher Dr. Lorenzo Leggio, who is testing how a hormone named ghrelin that sparks people's appetite for food also affects their desire for alcohol, and if blocking it helps. Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute found the epilepsy drug gabapentin reduced relapses in drinkers who ...>>
Small-business Q&A: Check suitable publications before pitching business stories
Business
Published in 1-1-2015
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Check suitable publications before pitching business stories Coverage in the press can certainly help get the word out about your business. [...] since putting out a newspaper or magazine on a daily, weekly or monthly basis means a lot of pages to fill, most local media are always on the lookout for good content. If you're just getting started, you might be able to get a local paper to cov ...>>
AirAsia eating its words after plane's disappearance
Business
Published in 1-1-2015
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While certainly tragic, QZ8501's vanishing act has also proven painfully embarrassing for AirAsia.

A new year in personal finance, foretold in fearless forecasts
Business
Published in 1-1-2015
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Considered an odd mix of right and left, their influence will rise as left-leaning anti-war groups see that low oil prices are good for the U.S. economy - but inhibiting for Middle Eastern terrorists and messianic bare-chested Russians. The brilliant minds that craft television content have yet to figure out that older viewers have money to spend, even after they have bought their denture adhe ...>>

The Motley Fool: A different dividend
Business
Published in 1-1-2015
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The idea can appeal to the company's management, though, as it gets to reward shareholders without sacrificing any cash. By 1917, another key predecessor company had a presence in Manhattan and was importing essential oils. A 1958 merger gave me my current name and made me a major supplier in the flavor and fragrance industry. [...] there's a lot of growth potential in Enerplus, ev ...>>

Falling oil prices may bring cheaper airfare
Business
Published in 1-1-2015
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While Russia is left scrambling for rubles, air travelers across the world may appreciate the news of falling oil.

Local unemployment rate dipped to 5.4 percent in August
Economy
Published in 1-1-2015
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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 1-1-2015
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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 1-1-2015
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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 1-1-2015
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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 1-1-2015
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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.
Rockets save their best for the last game of 2014
Sports
Published in 1-1-2015
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• • • The Rockets had their highest margin of victory on Wednesday night when they defeated Charlotte 102-83. The 19-point victory is their best of the season. The previous high was 18 points in the season opener against Los Angeles. “We had a pretty good offensive flow tonight,” center Dwight Howard said. The Rockets are 17-2 this season when scoring more than 100 points in a game. They ...>>
Houston Boat Show hasn't forsaken its roots
Sports
Published in 1-1-2015
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When the doors of Sam Houston Coliseum opened on a winter day in 1956, members of a small organization of Houston-area businesses built around recreational boating and fishing held their collective breath, wondering if anyone would come downtown, pay a couple of dollars to attend their "Houston Boat Show" and spend time in what was, when you got right down to it, an oversize showroom of new boa ...>>

Five things we learned from Rockets 102, Hornets 83
Sports
Published in 1-1-2015
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Five thoughts on … Rockets 102, Hornets 83 1. James Harden said his remarkable recent shooting has just been about shooting well. Kevin McHale said it was always going to come around and he knew that Harden would eventually get on a roll. Great scorers get hot and Harden has. But it would have been better had they said he had made some adjustment, some change that could make this run last more t ...>>


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