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Apple investors urge action to curb child gadget addiction
Business
Published in 9-1-2018
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NEW YORK - Two major Apple investors have urged the iPhone maker to help curb smartphone addiction among children, highlighting growing concern about the effects of gadgets and social media on youngsters. New York-based Jana Partners and the California State Teachers' Retirement System said in an open letter to Apple that the company must offer more choices and tools to help children fight ad ...>>
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Consumers ramp up their borrowing
Business
Published in 9-1-2018
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U.S. consumer borrowing jumped 8.8 percent in November, the most in more than two years, a sign of growing confidence in the economy. The Federal Reserve said Monday that Americans added nearly $28 billion in credit card, student, auto and other debt in November. That brought outstanding consumer debt to a total of $3.83 trillion. And a category of debt made up mostly of credit cards jumped $11.2 ...>>
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Intel CEO's stock sales seen warranting SEC examination
Business
Published in 9-1-2018
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Intel Corp. Chief Executive Officer Brian Krzanich's sale of a chunk of company stock in the fourth quarter of last year has prompted questions about the transaction's timing because it happened after the discovery that modern processors are vulnerable to hackers. Intel says Krzanich's sales were part of a pre-arranged stock plan with an automated schedule, but some securities lawy ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Autos overshadow small gadgets at tech show
Business
Published in 9-1-2018
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LAS VEGAS - The smartphones and other small machines that used to dominate the annual CES gadget show have been overshadowed in recent years by bigger mobile devices: namely, automobiles. Auto companies typically save more practical announcements about new cars, trucks and SUVs for the upcoming Detroit auto show. But major automakers like Toyota, Kia, Hyundai and Ford have a noticeable presence at ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Spying cow flatulence from space may predict steak prices
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Published in 9-1-2018
    389 Visits
Cow flatulence may someday have a new scent: money. Palo Alto, Calif.-based Bluefield Technologies plans to launch a fleet of satellites that can detect methane emissions, a technology that has the potential to catch leaks at oil and gas facilities or monitor climate-change commitments by nations. The most immediate use, though, might be for commodity traders tracking the supply of cattle. Microbe ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Apple investors urge action to curb child gadget addiction
Business
Published in 9-1-2018
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NEW YORK - Two major Apple investors have urged the iPhone maker to help curb smartphone addiction among children, highlighting growing concern about the effects of gadgets and social media on youngsters. New York-based Jana Partners and the California State Teachers' Retirement System said in an open letter to Apple that the company must offer more choices and tools to help children fight ad ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Consumers ramp up their borrowing
Business
Published in 9-1-2018
    236 Visits
U.S. consumer borrowing jumped 8.8 percent in November, the most in more than two years, a sign of growing confidence in the economy. The Federal Reserve said Monday that Americans added nearly $28 billion in credit card, student, auto and other debt in November. That brought outstanding consumer debt to a total of $3.83 trillion. And a category of debt made up mostly of credit cards jumped $11.2 ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Intel CEO's stock sales seen warranting SEC examination
Business
Published in 9-1-2018
    425 Visits
Intel Corp. Chief Executive Officer Brian Krzanich's sale of a chunk of company stock in the fourth quarter of last year has prompted questions about the transaction's timing because it happened after the discovery that modern processors are vulnerable to hackers. Intel says Krzanich's sales were part of a pre-arranged stock plan with an automated schedule, but some securities lawy ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Autos overshadow small gadgets at tech show
Business
Published in 9-1-2018
    786 Visits
LAS VEGAS - The smartphones and other small machines that used to dominate the annual CES gadget show have been overshadowed in recent years by bigger mobile devices: namely, automobiles. Auto companies typically save more practical announcements about new cars, trucks and SUVs for the upcoming Detroit auto show. But major automakers like Toyota, Kia, Hyundai and Ford have a noticeable presence at ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Spying cow flatulence from space may predict steak prices
Business
Published in 9-1-2018
    370 Visits
Cow flatulence may someday have a new scent: money. Palo Alto, Calif.-based Bluefield Technologies plans to launch a fleet of satellites that can detect methane emissions, a technology that has the potential to catch leaks at oil and gas facilities or monitor climate-change commitments by nations. The most immediate use, though, might be for commodity traders tracking the supply of cattle. Microbe ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Small retailers capitalized on strengths for holiday season
Business
Published in 2-1-2018
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NEW YORK - Independent retailers who've had a successful holiday season say they took advantage of the fact that there are strengths in not being huge. Store owners report they were able to change pricing and other strategies quickly. Many offered customers more personal service and a warmer atmosphere. And they say they used social media tools designed for smaller companies, including inexpe ...>>
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How Houston's biggest companies fared on Wall Street in 2017
Business
Published in 2-1-2018
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A few of Houston's biggest public companies, which are concentrated in the energy industry, outperformed the S&P 500 index, which gained 19.4 percent in 2017. Others lost ground during the year.

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Tax on medical devices resuming after 2-year suspension
Business
Published in 2-1-2018
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BOSTON - While much of corporate America will enjoy a tax cut in the new year, one industry is getting a tax increase it has fought hard but so far unsuccessfully to avoid. A 2.3 percent excise tax on medical device manufacturers went back into effect Monday after a two-year hiatus. It was first imposed in 2013 as one of several taxes and fees in the Affordable Care Act that pay for expanded heal ...>>
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High times are legal times in California
Business
Published in 2-1-2018
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OAKLAND, Calif. - It wasn't exactly reefer madness Monday as California launched the first legal retail sales of marijuana, but those who could find the drug celebrated the historic day, lining up early for ribbon cuttings, freebies and offerings ranging from joints to gummy bears to weed with names like Red Dragon. Jeff Deakin, 66, his wife Mary and their dog waited in the cold all night to ...>>
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Hard work in 2018 for oil and gas business, balancing costs with price
Business
Published in 2-1-2018
    625 Visits
Oil inventories are dropping, federal regulations are dissipating, and OPEC members are committed to limiting production. The year ahead holds immense promise for oil companies. Oil field services are getting expensive, labor is in short supply, and higher prices could limit demand growth. Exploration and production companies will struggle to compete in 2018. The energy business is finally getting ...>>
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