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Atlanta power outage had minimal impact for Houston fliers
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Published in 19-12-2017
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The power outage that halted flights at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport caused 40 to 50 people to stay overnight at both Bush Intercontinental and Hobby airports.

Delayed or canceled flights were minimal. Bush Intercontinental has nine arriving or departing flights affected on Sunday. Four inbound flights and one outbound flight were affected Monday morning, said Houston ...>>

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Deals, hopes for corporate tax cuts drive up stocks
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Published in 19-12-2017
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NEW YORK - U.S. stocks climbed again Monday and set more records as investors grew more certain Republicans will pass their tax plan this week. Technology companies climbed, as did banks and retailers, which are likely to see lower taxes. Stocks have made hefty gains as the GOP appeared to shore up enough support to pass the bill, and Congressional Republicans are scheduled to start voting on the ...>>
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Health officials to target high-risk alternative remedies
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Published in 19-12-2017
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WASHINGTON - U.S. health officials plan to crack down on a growing number of unproven alternative remedies, focusing on products containing dangerous ingredients that have occasionally been linked to serious injury and death. The Food and Drug Administration on Monday issued a new proposal for regulating homeopathic medicines that have long been on the fringe of mainstream medicine. The agency pla ...>>
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Madoff victims near full recovery of principal with payout
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Published in 19-12-2017
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Victims of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme are set to begin 2018 with new checks totaling $584 million from the trustee unwinding the con man's company, boosting total payouts to almost $11.4 billion. The latest checks will range from $563 to almost $88 million, trustee Irving Picard said Monday. With the payments, more than half of Madoff's customers who submitted approved claims to ...>>
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Campbell, Hershey bet that salty snacks will reignite sales
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Published in 19-12-2017
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In a packaged-food industry suffering from weak demand and shifting consumer tastes, there's still one safe bet: salty snacks. Potato chips, popcorn and other savory fare have remained strong sellers, even as other categories languish. And that's driving companies' M&A strategies: Campbell Soup Co. and Hershey Co. both announced deals on Monday that give them well-known savory brand ...>>
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Some glitches seen in deadline week for health care sign-ups
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Published in 12-12-2017
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WASHINGTON - Consumer advocates reported some glitches Monday in the final days for Affordable Care Act sign-ups, although the Trump administration largely seemed to be keeping its promise of a smooth enrollment experience. In Illinois and some other states, some consumers who successfully completed an application for financial assistance through HealthCare.gov got a message saying they would like ...>>
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Will misconduct scandals make men wary of women at work?
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Published in 12-12-2017
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NEW YORK - Some women, and men, worry the same climate that's emboldening women to speak up about sexual misconduct could backfire by making some men wary of female colleagues. Forget private meetings and get-to-know-you dinners. Beware of banter. Think twice before a high-ranking man mentors a young female staffer. "I have already heard the rumblings of a backlash: 'This is why you shou ...>>
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Breast-feeding Houston mom says she was kicked off Spirit Airlines flight
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Published in 12-12-2017
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The flight was already shaping up as a headache, and the plane had not even left the ground. Mei Rui, a concert pianist and a cancer researcher, was supposed to catch a Spirit Airlines flight from her home in Houston to Newark, N.J., on Friday. The trip was for a recording connected with a clinical cancer study in New York City. Rui's elderly mother and father were along for the ride, as was ...>>
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Bitcoin futures soar amid virtual currency frenzy
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Published in 12-12-2017
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A traditional trading platform got its first full taste of bitcoin on Monday, with the price of the first-ever futures contract for the digital currency jumping 20 percent. It's a step forward for the bitcoin, which has soared this year despite concerns that the increase in investor interest has transformed it from a new-age currency into just the latest speculative bubble. One prominent secu ...>>
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Judge signs emergency order against Montrose Management District
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Published in 12-12-2017
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A district court judge on Monday signed an emergency temporary restraining order preventing the embattled Montrose Management District from issuing, collecting or spending assessments from commercial property owners in the Houston neighborhood. An attorney representing property owners in two lawsuits against the district filed the order after learning it was planning to hold a board meeting Monday ...>>
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Some glitches seen in deadline week for health care sign-ups
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Published in 12-12-2017
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WASHINGTON - Consumer advocates reported some glitches Monday in the final days for Affordable Care Act sign-ups, although the Trump administration largely seemed to be keeping its promise of a smooth enrollment experience. In Illinois and some other states, some consumers who successfully completed an application for financial assistance through HealthCare.gov got a message saying they would like ...>>
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Will misconduct scandals make men wary of women at work?
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Published in 12-12-2017
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NEW YORK - Some women, and men, worry the same climate that's emboldening women to speak up about sexual misconduct could backfire by making some men wary of female colleagues. Forget private meetings and get-to-know-you dinners. Beware of banter. Think twice before a high-ranking man mentors a young female staffer. "I have already heard the rumblings of a backlash: 'This is why you shou ...>>
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Breast-feeding Houston mom says she was kicked off Spirit Airlines flight
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Published in 12-12-2017
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The flight was already shaping up as a headache, and the plane had not even left the ground. Mei Rui, a concert pianist and a cancer researcher, was supposed to catch a Spirit Airlines flight from her home in Houston to Newark, N.J., on Friday. The trip was for a recording connected with a clinical cancer study in New York City. Rui's elderly mother and father were along for the ride, as was ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Bitcoin futures soar amid virtual currency frenzy
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Published in 12-12-2017
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A traditional trading platform got its first full taste of bitcoin on Monday, with the price of the first-ever futures contract for the digital currency jumping 20 percent. It's a step forward for the bitcoin, which has soared this year despite concerns that the increase in investor interest has transformed it from a new-age currency into just the latest speculative bubble. One prominent secu ...>>
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Judge signs emergency order against Montrose Management District
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Published in 12-12-2017
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A district court judge on Monday signed an emergency temporary restraining order preventing the embattled Montrose Management District from issuing, collecting or spending assessments from commercial property owners in the Houston neighborhood. An attorney representing property owners in two lawsuits against the district filed the order after learning it was planning to hold a board meeting Monday ...>>
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