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Texas adds 21,000 jobs in November; unemployment slips to 4.6 percent
Economy
Published in 21-10-2017
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Texas added nearly 21,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.

Reference: www.chron.com
A problem with Trump’s plan to boost Wall Street: Banks more profitable than ever
Economy
Published in 21-10-2017
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The banking industry has cheered President Donald Trump's promise to roll back regulations put in place after the financial crisis to rein in Wall Street. But the industry's record-setting profits complicate the arguments for rolling back those rules, which banking analysts have said could boost their profits even more.

Reference: www.chron.com
Pesticide maker Dow tries to kill risk study
Economy
Published in 21-10-2017
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Over the past four years, federal scientists have compiled an official record running more than 10,000 pages indicating the three pesticides under review - chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion - pose a risk to nearly every endangered species they studied. Regulators at the three federal agencies, which share responsibilities for enforcing the Endangered Species Act, are close to issuing findin ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Discount trend could destabilize some small private colleges if it continues
Economy
Published in 21-10-2017
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Tuition has risen faster than inflation at a time when wages have remained relatively flat. Families are sensitive to price increases in this uneven economic recovery, and schools have responded in kind by providing more aid.

Reference: www.chron.com
Experts says Uber must make changes at top to fix culture woes
Economy
Published in 21-10-2017
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Experts interviewed by the Associated Press say CEO Travis Kalanick should step aside or at minimum change his behavior for the company to make progress. Last week, based on a report from a law firm that investigated employee harassment, bullying and retaliation complaints, Uber fired 20 people and sent another 31 into counseling. Uber Technologies has been rocked by accusations that it has f ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
McDonald's uses Snapchat to hire millennials and younger employees
Economy
Published in 21-10-2017
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The fast-food company is teaming up with Snapchat to recruit younger employees this summer.

Reference: www.chron.com
Oil and gas, manufacturing continue turnaround in May, jobs report says
Economy
Published in 21-10-2017
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Texas posted another month of strong job growth in May, led by oil and gas jobs that are rushing back as producers send rigs back to work.

Reference: www.chron.com
Construction woes reflected in latest jobs report
Economy
Published in 21-10-2017
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"Everything I've seen would seem to indicate that we should be up," Russell Hamley, president of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston, said in response to a jobs report showing the region has shed 2,300 construction jobs between May and June. Jeff Nielsen, executive vice president of the Houston Contractors Association, said civil construction like roads and utilities h ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
8 things that will be more expensive in August
Economy
Published in 21-10-2017
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As the summer season starts to wind down, you'll find plenty of discounts from retailers that are trying to clear their shelves. But that doesn't mean you're going to score a great deal on everything you see.

Reference: www.chron.com
Minorities, Americans without college degrees showed greatest gains in wealth
Economy
Published in 21-10-2017
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WASHINGTON - Americans who were left behind as the country pulled out of the Great Recession - African-Americans, Hispanics and people without college degrees - saw large gains in net worth in the last three years, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday. But the improvements did not make up for deepening economic inequality: The share of America's income held by the top 1 percent of households ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Ticket prices for Astros-Yankees Game 7 skyrocket
Sports
Published in 21-10-2017
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If you want to get into the first baseball Game 7 in Houston, it's going to cost you dearly.

Reference: www.chron.com
George Springer's leaping grab helps secure resilient Astros win
Sports
Published in 21-10-2017
    524 Visits

The Astros had crumbled in the situation before. Leading. Buzzing. Inching toward victory.

Reference: www.chron.com
Brian McCann kick-starts offensive rebound for Astros
Sports
Published in 21-10-2017
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For all of the blows that helped the Astros force Game 7 – a couple of them, as usual, off the bat of Jose Altuve – it was the first big hit by catcher Brian McCann that seemed to snap the Astros back to normalcy after their bad week in the Bronx.

Reference: www.chron.com
Astros entrust Charlie Morton with Game 7 start
Sports
Published in 21-10-2017
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Charlie Morton last pitched in Monday's 8-1 Yankees win in Game 3 at Yankee Stadium. Morton gave up seven earned runs in 3 2/3 innings, but was the victim of some bad luck on balls that weren't hit sharply.

Reference: www.chron.com
Preview: Rockets vs. Mavericks
Sports
Published in 21-10-2017
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A quick look at the Rockets' home opener against the Mavericks on Saturday night.

Reference: www.chron.com


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