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Job growth decent for 2014
Economy
Published in 3-6-2014
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The Houston area is expected to create 65,000 new jobs next year, said Bill Gilmer, director of the Institute for Regional Forecasting at the University of Houston. That represents a year-over-year gain of 2.2 percent. Gilmer, who made his remarks at an annual economic forecasting luncheon Thursday that was attended by more than 800 business leaders, also predicted that the Houston area will end u ...>>
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Experts: Nation's economy getting stronger
Economy
Published in 3-6-2014
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The nation's economic recovery, slow and uneven since the end of the Great Recession, is starting to pick up steam, two economists told the business forecast luncheon Wednesday sponsored by the MIT Enterprise Forum in Houston. Papanyan predicts that business spending will increase in part because some of the uncertainty swirling around the economy was removed when Congress gave its stamp ...>>

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Houston's unemployment rate 5.6 percent for January
Economy
Published in 3-6-2014
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The Houston area unemployment rate edged up slightly to 5.6 percent in January, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday. The local unemployment rate is not adjusted for seasonal influences such as the typical hiring and firing patterns that occurs for major holidays and school vacation schedules.
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Houston area unemployment rate 5.7 percent
Economy
Published in 3-6-2014
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The local jobless rate is not adjusted for seasonal factors such as school holidays and major holidays. Only manufacturing, information services and education, and health services reported job losses last month.
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Local jobless rate dips to 4.6 percent
Economy
Published in 3-6-2014
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The state-wide rate, however, is adjusted for the typical hiring and firing patterns that occur each year and in Texas, the unemployment rate fell to 5.2 percent in April. "April was a robust month for Texas job growth; the unemployment rate continues to fall and we posted the highest monthly job growth in well over three years," said Texas Workforce Commission Chairman Andres Alcantar.

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Answering reader questions about Texans OTAs
Sports
Published in 3-6-2014
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.share-print{margin-right: 130px !important;}Share this:PrintYou want a summary of what is going on with the Houston Texans right now? I pay attention to all things Texans and attend offseason practices in part to help be your eyes and ears at this time of year when you can’t watch what the team is doing on the field. The easiest way to do a Texans OTA summary is to do it in Q&A form. It ...>>
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Photos: 10 things to know about Jon Singleton
Sports
Published in 3-6-2014
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.share-print{margin-right: 130px !important;}Share this:Print—The slugging first-base prospect is set to make his major league debut tonight as the Astros open a three-game series with the Angels at Minute Maid Park.
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Breaking down Jon Singleton’s contract
Sports
Published in 3-6-2014
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.share-print{margin-right: 130px !important;}Share this:Print—Here’s how Jon Singleton’s contract breaks down, per the Associated Press: 2014: $1.5 million 2015: $2 million 2016: $2 million 2017: $2 million 2018: $2 million 2019: $2.5 million (at Astros option with $500,000 buyout) 2020: $5 million (at Astros option with $250,000 buyout) 2021: $13 million (at Astros option with $ ...>>
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For Chris Myers, every workout is like Day 1 with Texans
Sports
Published in 3-6-2014
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.share-print{margin-right: 130px !important;}Share this:PrintBy Jenny Dial Creech As a nine-year NFL veteran, Texans center Chris Myers said one of the things that keeps him going is maintaining a competitive edge. To keep that going in OTAs, Myers is treating each practice the same way he did when he was a rookie. “For me, it is learning from scratch again too,” Myers said. “Nine years and ...>>
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George Springer named AL rookie of month for May
Sports
Published in 3-6-2014
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.share-print{margin-right: 130px !important;}Share this:Print—Astros outfielder George Springer has been named the American League Rookie of the Month for May, the league announced. Springer is the fourth Astros  to win a rookie of the month award, joining OF Hunter Pence (May 2007), RHP Kirk Saarloos (July 2002) and RHP Roy Oswalt (August 2001), who all won NL Rookie of the Month awards. F ...>>
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Texans are watching what they eat to get in better shape
Sports
Published in 3-6-2014
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.share-print{margin-right: 130px !important;}Share this:Print By Jenny Dial Creech The Texans aren’t just working on their skills on the field as they have come together for OTAs, they are also continuing to get in game shape in other ways. One of the top priorities for the Texans’ staff is making sure that the players are paying close attention to nutrition and diet. “Nutrition is really a ...>>
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Bill O’Brien likes potential of Arian Foster in passing game
Sports
Published in 3-6-2014
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.share-print{margin-right: 130px !important;}Share this:Print By Jenny Dial Creech In the short time that Texans coach Bill O’Brien has been coaching Arian Foster, he is seeing more and more potential with the running back. In addition to what Foster does for the Texans’ running game, O’Brien sees potential in Foster for the Texans passing game next season. “He’s got really good hand-eye ...>>
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Scenes from Day 5 of Texans OTAs
Sports
Published in 3-6-2014
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The Texans continue voluntary workouts at the Methodist Training Center.
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Live: Singleton makes his debut as Astros host Angels
Sports
Published in 3-6-2014
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Excitement fills clubhouse as Singleton makes long-awaited debut
Sports
Published in 3-6-2014
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.share-print{margin-right: 130px !important;}Share this:Print—Not long after he was honored as the American League Rookie of the Month, Astros right fielder George Springer welcomed his pal Jonathan Singleton from Class AAA Oklahoma City with a message to fans. “Get your popcorn ready,” said Springer, who knows a thing or two about entertaining fans. “I promise. He’s an impact pl ...>>
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