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It's getting harder for a plane to vanish and not be found
Technology
Published in 19-1-2017
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[...] Atholl Buchan, director of flight operations at the International Air Transport Association, which represents most international carriers, said a repeat of MH370 is "highly unlikely" since many airlines have already increased their efforts to keep tabs on planes over open ocean where they are beyond the reach of land-based radar. [...] the requirement doesn't apply to existing planes. ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Israel's national library acquires famed Judaica collection
Technology
Published in 19-1-2017
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The collection, assembled over decades by London collector Jack Lunzer, was entrusted to Sotheby's auction house in New York in 2009. In recent weeks, the rest was acquired by Israel's national library and an Israeli private collector for an undisclosed sum.
Reference: www.chron.com
German lawmakers back plan for cannabis prescriptions
Technology
Published in 19-1-2017
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Patients in Germany previously have had to seek special authorization to use the drug and around 1,000 people did so. [...] a cannabis-growing program is started in Germany, prescriptions will be filled with imported marijuana.
Reference: www.chron.com
NASA study in Hawaii paving way for human travel to Mars
Technology
Published in 19-1-2017
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HONOLULU (AP) A group of NASA-funded researchers is poised to enter an isolated geodesic dome on a remote Hawaii volcano to study human behavior in long-term space exploration, including a planned voyage to Mars. The team will have no physical contact with people in the outside world and will work with a 20-minute delay in communications, the time it would take for an email to reach Earth from M ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Can breakfast help keep us thin? Nutrition science is tricky
Technology
Published in 19-1-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) Cereal makers have happily encouraged the belief that eating breakfast can help keep us thin and bring other benefits, partly by paying for studies that seem to support the idea. What it does show is how difficult it can be to sort the hype from reliable dietary advice when studies are funded by the makers of Froot Loops, nutrition science is often inconclusive, and gray areas can ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
NY lawsuits blame social media in terror attacks
Technology
Published in 19-1-2017
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Lawyers for the families of terror victims, including a brother and sister killed in last year's bomb attacks in Brussels and an American college student slaughtered in Paris, say that isn't enough. In a string of lawsuits filed in New York, they say they want Twitter and Facebook to pay damages for failing to stop violent extremists from using their platforms to recruit followers.
Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 19-1-2017
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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.

Reference: www.chron.com
Developer names 12 new tenants for Fairfield Town Center
Business
Published in 19-1-2017
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Additional tenants have been named for Fairfield Town Center, the growing retail center along U.S. 290 in Cypress.

Reference: www.chron.com
New distillery soon to open east of downtown, report says
Business
Published in 19-1-2017
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The Paul Revere Rum Distillery is permitted to annually sell up to 3,000 gallons of rum for on-premise consumption and up to 3,500 gallons for off-premise consumption.

Reference: www.chron.com
Zillow: Houston home values rose 6.6 percent in 2016
Business
Published in 19-1-2017
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Houston home values appreciated 6.6 percent to a median of $176,100 in 2016 and counters national trends in housing inventory and rents, according to an index computed by real estate analytics firm Zillow.

Reference: www.chron.com
Jobless claims hit lowest level in more than 43 years
Business
Published in 19-1-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in more than 43 years, another sign that most American workers enjoy job security. Unemployment claims are a proxy for layoffs.

Reference: www.chron.com
Home construction jumps, led by more apartment building
Business
Published in 19-1-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. builders ramped up home construction in December, led by a surge of apartment building, while single-family houses lagged. Housing starts jumped 11.3 percent last month, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.2 million, the Commerce Department said Thursday . Apartment construction soared 53.9 percent last month, while single-family housing starts fell 4 percent. The ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
These are the top 30 sellers of alcohol in Houston for November 2016
Business
Published in 19-1-2017
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For the month of November, the businesses in the Houston city limits sold a grand total of $98,970,998 worth of alcohol sales, according to sales receipt data Chron.com collected from the TABC.

Reference: www.chron.com
Data breach reported at Houston-area Popeyes restaurants
Business
Published in 19-1-2017
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CCC Restaurant Enterprises officials said in a statement that the company has addressed and contained the breach, and urges customers to be vigilant with their credit and debit card statements and monitor credit reports.

Reference: www.chron.com
Average 30-year mortgage rate falls to 4.09 percent
Business
Published in 19-1-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) Long-term US mortgage rates marked their third week of declines this week, after snapping a nine-week run of increases. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the rate on 30-year fixed-rate loans fell to an average 4.09 percent from 4.12 percent last week. That was still sharply higher than a 30-year rate that averaged 3.65 percent for all of 2016, the lowest level recorded from recor ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com


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