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Google parent turns on internet balloons in Puerto Rico
Technology
Published in 21-10-2017
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MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) Google's parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria. Two of the search giant's "Project Loon" balloons are already over the country enabling texts, emails and basic web access to AT&T customers with handsets that use its ...>>
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Medical students in limbo as young immigrant program ends
Technology
Published in 21-10-2017
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CHICAGO (AP) Medical student Alejandra Duran Arreola dreams of becoming an OB-GYN in her home state of Georgia, where there's a shortage of doctors and one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the U.S. But the 26-year-old Mexican immigrant's goal is now trapped in the debate over a program protecting hundreds of thousands of immigrants like her from deportation. Whether she become ...>>
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Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson
Technology
Published in 21-10-2017
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LOS ANGELES (AP) A judge on Friday tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson granted the company's request for a new trial, saying there were errors and jury misconduct in the previous trial that ended with the award two m ...>>
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WHO chief now 'rethinking' Mugabe 'goodwill ambassador' post
Technology
Published in 21-10-2017
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GENEVA (AP) After widespread shock and condemnation, the head of the World Health Organization said Saturday he is "rethinking" his appointment of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador." In a new tweet, WHO director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus said that "I'm listening. I hear your concerns. Rethinking the approach in light of WHO values. I will issue a statement as soon a ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 21-10-2017
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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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Houston's entrepreneurial growth down in annual Kauffman report
Business
Published in 21-10-2017
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The Houston metropolitan area fell five positions to No. 19 on a list measuring entrepreneurial business growth, according to a report released Thursday by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

The Kauffman Index of Growth Entrepreneurship looks at the rate of startup growth, share of scaleups and high-growth company density.

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Applying for a credit card? Please take a selfie
Business
Published in 21-10-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) The selfie is everywhere Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and soon your bank could be asking for one in order to approve your purchase or credit card application. Payment processing giant Visa Inc. is launching a platform to allow banks to integrate various types of biometrics your fingerprint, face, voice, etc. into approving credit card applications and payments. Consumers could e ...>>
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Attorneys warn clients of economic consequences in dismantling NAFTA
Business
Published in 21-10-2017
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Businesses are raising concerns about the North American Free Trade Agreement, from what they see as an outdated employee visa program to political wrangling over the deal to potentially breaking down trust with Mexican and Canadian trade partners, immigration and labor attorneys said Thursday. Luis Campos of the Haynes and Boone law firm in Houston addressed these and other concerns raised by bus ...>>
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Office furniture company leases warehouse in Garden Oaks
Business
Published in 21-10-2017
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A local office furniture company signed a nearly 32,000-square-foot industrial lease in Garden Oaks.

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Houston lost 25,000 jobs in September as Harvey's impact felt
Business
Published in 21-10-2017
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Houston lost about 25,000 jobs in September in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which slammed into the Texas Gulf Coast at the end of August. 

 

Reference: www.chron.com
Dallas-based investor buys Sugar Land office building
Business
Published in 21-10-2017
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Dallas-based Velocis has acquired Two Sugar Creek, a six-story office building in Sugar Land. The 143,410-square-foot building, completed in 1999, is 84.7 percent leased. The new owners plans upgrades to the common areas and vacant tenant suites.

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Inside Houston's first 'micro condos'
Business
Published in 21-10-2017
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Inside the first new "micro units" to be built in Houston.

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Small-business resources
Business
Published in 21-10-2017
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Tuesday Small Business Marketing: 9 a.m.-noon, UH Bauer College SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200. Cost: $25. Information: www.sbdc.uh.edu. Social Media Primer for Small Business: 9 a.m.-noon, UH Bauer College SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200. Cost: $39. Information: www.sbdc.uh.edu. Wednesday Capital Connections - Where to Find the Money You Need for Your Business: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., UH Bauer College S ...>>
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Business calendar
Business
Published in 21-10-2017
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Tuesday Transportation Club of Houston: Meeting. 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m., H.E.S.S. Club, 5430 Westheimer. Information: info@transclubhou.org or 713-510-3445. Wednesday Services Cooperative Association: Houston CrossRoads Business Building Breakfast. 7:15- 8:30 a.m., Corner Bakery Cafe, 9311-H Katy Freeway. Speaker: Richard Harris. Topic: The benefits of security. Cost: $25-$35. Information: 713-932-749 ...>>
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Real estate in brief: Welty Construction opens office near Galleria
Business
Published in 21-10-2017
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Värde Partners, a global alternative investment firm, has opened a 3,464-square-foot office at 609 Main to strengthen its investment capabilities in the energy sector. The new Houston office will be led by Markus Specks, Värde Partners managing director and leader of the firm's energy business. Welty Construction has opened a Houston office at 3050 Post Oak Blvd. The company, part of Ohio-b ...>>
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