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Wildlife officials determine bald eagle had lead poisoning
Technology
Published in 15-8-2017
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According to a wildlife education expert, the bird could have picked up lead from scavenging animals that were shot or from a fishing sinker. The World Wildlife Fund notes that after being protected under the Endangered Species Act, the bald eagle population in the lower 48 states of the U.S. has been down listed to "threatened."
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As the laid-off struggle, high-tech US plants offer jobs
Technology
Published in 15-8-2017
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NORWOOD, Ohio (AP) Herbie Mays is 3M proud, and it shows in the 3M shirt he wears; in the 3M ring he earned after three decades at the company's plant in suburban Cincinnati; in the way he shows off a card from a 3M supervisor, praising Mays as "a GREAT employee." Bent on cutting costs and refocusing its portfolio, the company decided to close the plant that made bandages, knee braces and ...>>
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Judge orders LinkedIn to stop blocking data-scraping firm
Technology
Published in 15-8-2017
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A federal judge in San Francisco has ordered LinkedIn to stop blocking a startup company from scraping LinkedIn personal profiles for data. U.S. District Judge Edward Chen has sided with hiQ Labs, a San Francisco company that analyzes workforce data scraped from public profiles.
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Accidental deaths of endangered whale threatens its survival
Technology
Published in 15-8-2017
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Accidental deaths of endangered whale threatens its survival PORTLAND, Maine (AP) Marine conservation groups say accidental deaths this year among the endangered North Atlantic right whales threaten the species survival.
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South Carolina sues drug manufacturer over opioid crisis
Technology
Published in 15-8-2017
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[...] Wilson said the company has continued to mislead doctors about the risks of addiction, by saying that patients who appeared addicted actually needed more opioids, and that opioid drugs could be taken in even higher doses without disclosing the greater risks to patients. Wilson said South Carolina had the ninth highest rate of opioid prescriptions in the nation last year. Since 2011, prosec ...>>
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Pressured by government, Uber agrees to protect rider data
Technology
Published in 15-8-2017
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The Federal Trade Commission, in a complaint settled on Tuesday, alleged that Uber failed to secure data about rider trips and neglected to monitor employee access to the information. Uber misrepresented how well it monitored employee access to personal information about users and drivers, and it misstated that it took steps to secure customer data, FTC Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen said in a ...>>
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New Facebook data center a boost to Ohio's technology sector
Technology
Published in 15-8-2017
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NEW ALBANY, Ohio (AP) Facebook will invest $750 million in a new data center in central Ohio, the company announced Tuesday marking another boost for the state's growing technology sector. The world's biggest social media company joined Republican Gov. John Kasich and a host of other dignitaries to announce its 10th data center will be on a 345-acre site in New Albany, just northeast ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 15-8-2017
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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.

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Escape Game to open in CityCentre
Business
Published in 15-8-2017
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The Escape Game, a Nashville-based escape room concept with eight locations, has leased nearly 4,000 square feet in CityCentre for its Houston debut in early 2018.

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Survey: In change of heart, most doctors now favor single payer
Business
Published in 15-8-2017
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A majority of doctors nationwide now support a single payer healthcare system in an almost exact reversal of their stance nine years ago, according to findings of a Merritt Hawkins survey released Monday.

Reference: www.chron.com
López Mexican Restaurant launches dessert truck
Business
Published in 15-8-2017
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López Mexican Restaurant will introduce its Dulce de López Dessert Truck offering treats and benefitting different charities and fundraisers.

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Snap Kitchen to lay off 101 employees in Houston
Business
Published in 15-8-2017
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Snap Kitchen, an Austin-based healthy grab-and-go meals retailer, is laying off 101 employees in Houston and 65 in Austin as part of a "significant company-wide reorganization" according to a company notice.

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Father of white-nationalist Charlottesville marcher: He 'is not welcome at our family gatherings any
Business
Published in 15-8-2017
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Following the violent protests that killed three people and injured scores in Charlottesville, Virginia, users on various social media channels are trying to identify people who allegedly participated in the white nationalist rally. Peter Cvjetanovic, a 20-year-old student attending the University of Nevada, Reno, also had his image and identity spread across the Internet, to which he said h ...>>

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With redevelopment years away, Greenspoint Mall hangs on
Business
Published in 15-8-2017
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Greenspoint Mall is under contract for redevelopment, but the sprawling property isn't closing anytime soon.

 

 

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Sugar Land franchisee buys 26 La Madeleine bakeries
Business
Published in 15-8-2017
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A Sugar Land franchisee purchased 26 la Madeleine French Bakery & Cafes in Houston, Austin and Louisiana and secured development rights for 57 additional locations.

Reference: www.chron.com


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