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Man convicted of operating underground website Silk Road
Business
Published in 5-2-2015
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The jury's verdict in federal court in Manhattan came after little more than three hours of deliberations and one day after prosecutors urged jurors to follow Ulbricht's "digital fingerprints." The government said the fallacy of Ulbricht's promise of anonymity in the dark corners of the Internet as a reason for customers to peddle their illegal merchandise online was exposed by ...>>

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Local jobless rate jumps to 5 percent in May
Economy
Published in 5-2-2015
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The Houston area unemployment rate increased to 5 percent in May, up from 4.6 percent the previous month, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday. The unemployment rate in Texas, however, is adjusted for those typical seasonal factors and statewide, the rate dipped to 5.1 percent in May, according to the commission.
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Houston area adds 93,300 jobs over past year
Economy
Published in 5-2-2015
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The unemployment rate in Texas, however, is adjusted for those typical seasonal factors and statewide, the rate dipped to 5.1 percent in May, according to the commission. Education and health services added the most followed by trade, transportation and utilities.
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Texas adds jobs in July in key sectors
Economy
Published in 5-2-2015
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Texas added 29,860 private-sector jobs during July, according to a report Wednesday from ADP, the payroll processing and benefits administration company.
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July jobs numbers show continued economic strength in Texas
Economy
Published in 5-2-2015
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"Texas employers continue to propel the Texas economy's expansion by adding 396,200 jobs over the last year, a 3.5 percent annual growth rate," he said in a written announcement. In the Houston metropolitan area, then unemployment rate was 5.5 percent, based on data that are not adjusted for seasonal factors such as school schedules.
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Local unemployment rate dipped to 5.4 percent in August
Economy
Published in 5-2-2015
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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.
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Local unemployment rate dips to 4.9 percent
Economy
Published in 5-2-2015
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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.
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Houston area unemployment rate ticks down
Economy
Published in 5-2-2015
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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.
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HP cuts 66 jobs in Houston
Economy
Published in 5-2-2015
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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."

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Houston unemployment rate dips as Texas economy shows signs of stress
Economy
Published in 5-2-2015
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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.
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Local jobless rate dips to 4.1 percent
Economy
Published in 5-2-2015
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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.
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Jimmy Butler returns home as an All-Star, inspiration
Sports
Published in 5-2-2015
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Jimmy Butler (1) has come a long way from Tomball. (Chronicle file) Michelle Lambert was in Los Angeles last week when Bulls guard Jimmy Butler found out he was named the the Eastern Conference All-Star team. Just like the many other times something big has happened for Butler – playing well at Tyler Junior College, getting into Marquette, being drafted and having a young boy ask for his autogra ...>>
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James Harden becomes first Rockets player to be named player of month in consecutive months
Sports
Published in 5-2-2015
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Rockets guard James Harden was named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Month for January, the league announced Wednesday. Harden also won the honor for December, making him the first player in franchise history to win the award in consecutive months. He joins Yao Ming, Hakeem Olajuwon and Moses Malone as the only players to ever win the honor multiple times. In January, Harden averaged 25.8 ...>>
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Thibodeau enjoys returning to old stomping grounds in Houston
Sports
Published in 5-2-2015
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Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau always enjoys trips to Houston, where he was a Rockets assistant coach from 2003-2007. “I enjoyed my time here,” he said. “It’s a great city. It’s a great organization. We had a really good group of guys. Watching the growth of that team. Guys like Yao, Tracy McGrady and Shane Battier. Those guys were terrific for us. I enjoyed it. It’s a good basketball city. ...>>
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James Harden’s dominance comes as no surprise to Bulls coach
Sports
Published in 5-2-2015
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Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said he hasn’t been surprised by Rockets guard James Harden’s highlight- worthy season this year. Thibodeau was one of the coaches for the gold medal-winning Team USA over the summer and said he could see Harden’s development then. “I could tell that it was a concentrated effort on his part.,” Thibodeau said. “He wanted to be a more complete player. He was ter ...>>
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