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Houston's unemployment rate 5.6 percent for January
Economy
Published in 22-3-2014
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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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Izturis contract opt out date looms for Astros
Sports
Published in 22-3-2014
    530 Visits
KISSIMMEE, Fla. The Astros have to make a decision soon on whether they want Cesar Izturis to be on their club this season. He could be a great influence on young shortstop Jonathan Villar, for whom maturity and just smart thinking on the field has been a concern. Izturis has an opt out date for Tuesday, which was intentionally timed this way. Because of Izturis’ status as a veteran and some co ...>>
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Harden’s 37 points lift Rockets past Cleveland
Sports
Published in 22-3-2014
    507 Visits
The Rockets (46-22) look to keep pace in the Western Conference playoff race against a Cleveland team (26-43) that has lost three straight overall and five of the last six meetings with Houston.
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All-GH girls player of the year: Brianna Turner, Manvel
Sports
Published in 22-3-2014
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A year to remember for Notre Dame signee BRIANNA Turrner has been regarded as one of the best players in her class since middle school, and the Notre Dame signee didn't disappoint. The four-time all-state player did it all for Manvel, which included leading the Mavericks to a 38-2 record and the Class 5A state title. Turner had 17 points and 17 rebounds in the final and was named MVP. Fro ...>>
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NFL owners to review playoff expansion, other rules
Sports
Published in 22-3-2014
    394 Visits
ORLANDO, Fla. The NFL kicks off its annual spring meetings Sunday at the Ritz Carlton, and beginning on Monday, owners will study proposed changes to 13 rules and seven by-laws that were presented by the competition committee. The owners will discuss but will not vote on adding an extra wild-card team in the playoffs for the 2014 season. That change in the playoff system could be approved at a la ...>>
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Flurry of huge fish being caught sets up final half
Sports
Published in 22-3-2014
    519 Visits
For Texas' million-plus freshwater anglers, the four weeks or so on either side of the vernal equinox are golden - a two-month stretch producing fishing, particularly for trophy-size fish, far outshining any similar period of the year. The huge largemouth, which Leonard donated to the state's ShareLunker program that uses live 13-pound or heavier bass in hatchery research and production ...>>
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Cleveland coach has compliments for Harden
Sports
Published in 22-3-2014
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Cleveland coach Mike Brown has had to coach against James Harden several times in the last few years. When Brown was coaching the Lakers, he had a playoff series against Oklahoma City when Harden was there in 2010. Even then, Brown said, coaches had to work Harden into the scouting report. “Even when he was in OKC, we thought he was elite,” Brown said. “We really felt like he was a guy you h ...>>
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Waiters being relied upon for depleted Cavaliers
Sports
Published in 22-3-2014
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The Cleveland Cavaliers haven’t quite been themselves lately. With six players injures, including starters Luol Deng and Kyrie Irving, they have looked to others to step up in the last few games. Since reentering the starting lineup three games ago, guard Dion Waiters has made a big impact. He is averaging 23.5 points and 7.5 assists in that stretch. Against the Rockets, he had 26 points and sev ...>>
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Photos: Rockets 118, Cavaliers 111
Sports
Published in 22-3-2014
    455 Visits
Photos: Rockets 118, Cavaliers 111
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Howard has the itch to return to action
Sports
Published in 22-3-2014
    436 Visits
Rockets center Dwight Howard missed his third straight game on Saturday night in Cleveland to let his strained ankle rest. He had limited participation in the morning’s shoot around and said he was starting to feel better. He said he hopes to be ready to play in Charlotte on Monday night. Although the rest is beneficial, Howard said he is unhappy sitting out of games. “I really hate being out, ...>>
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Unseen forces help drive 'Annihilation'
Energy
Published in 21-3-2014
    843 Visits
The action centers on Area X, the site of an earlier catastrophe that, while widely known, remains mysterious, "lingering in many people's minds like a dark fairy tale, something they did not want to think about too closely." Along with an anthropologist, a surveyor and a psychologist, she has been sent by the government to study Area X. Area X promises "marine life that had adjusted to the ...>>
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Book Excerpt: 'The Resistance Man' by Martin Walker
Energy
Published in 21-3-2014
    190 Visits
Benoît Courrèges, chef de police in the small French town of St. Denis and known to everyone as Bruno, could identify the different notes of warblers and hoopoes, woodlarks and woodpeckers, just a fraction of the birdlife of the beautiful valley of the River Vézère where he made his home.
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A tale of empire building emerges in 'Maximilian and Carlota'
Energy
Published in 21-3-2014
    293 Visits
With America preoccupied, French emperor Napoléon III - the nephew of Napoléon Bonaparte, in cahoots with royalist Mexicans, the Catholic Church and other European powers - saw an opportunity to install an Austrian prince and his Belgian princess as ruling Mexican royalty and take advantage of the country's vast resources. Coinciding with the 150th anniversary of Maximilian's installa ...>>
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Prose gives 'Extraordinary Things' power
Energy
Published in 21-3-2014
    274 Visits
Alice Hoffman's wonderful new novel, "The Museum of Extraordinary Things," puts all of the author's trademark gifts on display: compelling human drama, finely nuanced characters, a deeply rooted exploration of history and politics, and a beguiling sense of magic that thrums throughout. Coralie Sardie, our protagonist, is a teenage girl living on Surf Avenue, where her father, "a scienti ...>>
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Author seeks to connect with universal ideas
Energy
Published in 21-3-2014
    348 Visits
Its objective, as it says on the cover, is to show you how to get filthy rich in rising Asia. Mohsin Hamid's third novel, just out in paperback, is a scalding, hilarious and tender satire of self-help books. "How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia" follows the arc of one life - through odd jobs and education, businesses above-board and below, marriage and fatherhood and divorce, health and t ...>>
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