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Samsung wants you to turn off your Galaxy Note 7 right away
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Published in 11-10-2016
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Samsung said it is halting sales of the star-crossed Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after a spate of fires involving new devices that were supposed to be safe replacements for recalled models. Officials from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission echoed advice in their own statement, adding that they are continuing to investigate at least five incidents of fire or overheatin ...>>

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Florida investor buys apartments near Texas Medical Center
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Published in 4-10-2016
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Florida-based Advenir has purchased the Park Lakes Apartment Homes, a 320-unit complex at 9955 Buffalo Speedway near Loop 610 south of the Texas Medical Center.

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Whitestone REIT puts 2 Arizona shopping centers in its retail basket
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Published in 4-10-2016
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Houston-based Whitestone REIT has purchased two upscale retail centers in greater Scottsdale, Ariz.

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Lone Star College-Kingwood to break ground on Process Tech Center
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Published in 4-10-2016
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Lone Star College-Kingwood will break ground Tuesday on a Process Technology Center in northeast Houston's Generation Park development.

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Texas Securities Board fines Spring company $100,000
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Published in 4-10-2016
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A Spring firm must pay $100,000 to the Texas general fund for selling unregistered investments, the Texas Securities Board announced.

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Texas manufacturing strengthens in September, Fed survey shows
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Published in 27-9-2016
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Texas manufacturers reported increased activity in September but continue to wait and see what effects depressed oil prices and national politics will have on business, according to a Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas survey.

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Is Walt Disney Co. preparing to bid for Twitter?
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Published in 27-9-2016
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The Walt Disney Co. is working with a financial adviser to evaluate a possible bid for Twitter Inc., according to people familiar with the matter.

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Sales of new homes tumbled 7.6 percent in August
Business
Published in 27-9-2016
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New home sales dropped 7.6 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 609,000 units, the Commerce Department reported Monday. Jennifer Lee, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets, pointed to a number of positive factors helping the housing market. "Homebuilder confidence is up and price growth has slowed, which is good news for first-time homebuyers, as are easing credit stan ...>>

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Purolator EFP to close Houston manufacturing facility, lay off 74 people
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Published in 27-9-2016
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Purolator Engineered Filtration Products will close its Houston facility and lay off 74 people, according to information released Monday by the Texas Workforce Commission.

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How zoning impacts your proximity to pollution
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Published in 20-9-2016
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Houston's lack of zoning spreads the pollution around town.

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10 perks of your Costco membership you probably didn't know about
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Published in 20-9-2016
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If you shop at Costco, you know part of the appeal is exploring all the wacky things on the shelves (like a giant teddy bear).

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Texas hotel revenue slows due to oil crisis
Business
Published in 20-9-2016
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Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land is among the Texas metros to see a hotel revenue decrease in the second quarter of this year.

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Rice shares business research through new online magazine
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Published in 13-9-2016
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Peer-reviewed business research from faculty at Rice University is now available in an "online ideas magazine" launched Monday by the Jones Graduate School of Business.

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Bobby Ford Tractor opens new Angleton showroom
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Published in 13-9-2016
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Bobby Ford Tractor & Equipment has opened a new showroom in Angleton.

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City loses pension challenge
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Published in 13-9-2016
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The 14th Court of Appeals of Houston unanimously upheld a lower court ruling affirming the constitutionality of the City of Houston's firefighters' pension fund. The City of Houston had challenged the Texas statute that established the $4 billion fund that provides pension and disability benefits for more than 6,000 active and retired firefighters. In a written statement, the City o ...>>

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