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Weak pay growth puzzles Fed chief, just like everyone else
Business
Published in 19-6-2018
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Put simply, American workers aren't generating enough additional value for each hour on the job.
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Texas' elite law firms in a race to raise pay for associates
Business
Published in 19-6-2018
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A handful of Texas-based corporate law firms are expected to decide this week whether they will increase compensation for first-year associates to $195,000 a year.

Paychecks for associates in their eighth year – the year before the lawyers are up for partnership – could jump to $340,000, and that's before incentive bonuses ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 are included, The Texa ...>>

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Slowpokes cafe bar to open across from Levy Park
Business
Published in 19-6-2018
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Slowpokes plans to open a cafe and bar across from Levy Park

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Treasury chief says IRS to ban hedge fund tax dodge
Economy
Published in 19-6-2018
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the Internal Revenue Service plans on closing a loophole that hedge-fund managers had been trying to exploit to avoid paying higher taxes on carried-interest profits. Mnuchin told the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday that a Bloomberg News story this week, which detailed how hedge funds created scores of shell companies to work around the new carried-profit ...>>
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Inflation pressures raising expectations for rate hikes
Economy
Published in 19-6-2018
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WASHINGTON - Inflation pressures appear to be building in the U.S. economy, a prospect that is heightening anxiety about potentially higher borrowing rates that could slow economic growth. The latest source of concern was a report Wednesday that showed a key measure of inflation rising in January by the sharpest rate in a year. The increase was led by higher prices for clothing, housing and auto i ...>>
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Lexus tops vehicle dependability study for 7th straight year
Economy
Published in 19-6-2018
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DETROIT - Lexus is the most dependable vehicle brand for the seventh consecutive year in J.D. Power's annual survey. Porsche, Buick, Infiniti and Kia round out the top five brands in the survey. The worst performers were Chrysler, Land Rover, Fiat, Jeep and Cadillac. The survey measures problems that vehicle owners experience after three years of ownership. For this year's survey, J.D. P ...>>
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Children's author Asher expelled from writer organization over harassment
Economy
Published in 19-6-2018
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NEW YORK - Best-selling children's author Jay Asher has been expelled from a prominent writers organization because of allegations about sexual harassment. Lin Oliver, executive director of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, said this week that Asher had violated the society's harassment code. He was banned last year, but the news only came to light with the ri ...>>
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Tax overhaul may mean more acrimonious divorce negotiations
Economy
Published in 19-6-2018
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NEW YORK - President Donald Trump's tax law could make divorce an even more miserable experience, according to a new survey of the nation's top matrimonial attorneys. Almost two-thirds of respondents said they expect divorce negotiations to become more acrimonious following a change to the tax treatment of alimony, a poll by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers showed. The new law ...>>
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Astros' Tyler White sticking around; Reymin Guduan sent down
Sports
Published in 19-6-2018
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The Astros will keep first baseman Tyler White on the roster and send down lefthanded reliever Reymin Guduan to Class AAA Fresno.

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Sports talk hosts Jayson Braddock, Sean Jones part ways with 790 AM
Sports
Published in 19-6-2018
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Jayson Braddock said he and former Oilers defensive lineman Sean Jones, who have hosted together for the last 11 months on the iHeart Media-owned station, received word of their termination in a brief meeting with station management shortly before they were scheduled to begin their Monday afternoon program.

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Mauro Manotas helps lead Dynamo past Minnesota
Sports
Published in 19-6-2018
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Both teams grinded through a quiet first half where the Dynamo outshot Minnesota United eight to three.

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Texans' DeAndre Hopkins ranked 13th in NFL Network top 100 list
Sports
Published in 19-6-2018
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He was voted the 13th-best player in the league in an annual NFL Network poll conducted through player balloting.

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Alex Bregman’s walk-off double gives Astros 12th straight win
Sports
Published in 19-6-2018
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They started righthanded reliever Ryne Stanek at Minute Maid Park. After his perfect five-up, five-down outing, lefty Johnny Venters, righthander Matt Andriese, southpaw Jose Alvarado, righthander Diego Castillo and righthander Chaz Roe got the Rays through the eighth inning with a 4-3 lead.

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Driver slumped over steering wheel before fatal crash in Garden Oaks
Energy
Published in 12-6-2018
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A driver was slumped over the steering wheel, unresponsive, before crashing his pickup truck Tuesday near the intersection of Pinemont and T.C. Jester, police said.

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Police chase ends when suspect falls into swimming pool
Energy
Published in 12-6-2018
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Houston police used a helicopter to track an assault suspect running through the Heights early Thursday - a chase that ended when the man jumped over a fence, lost his balance and fell into a swimming pool.

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