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World Wildlife Fund sues over Greece oil spill from tanker
Technology
Published in 19-9-2017
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ATHENS, Greece (AP) The World Wildlife Fund filed a lawsuit Monday over extensive pollution to the coastline outside Athens following the sinking of a tanker near Greece's largest port. The environmental group's Greek branch filed the lawsuit in the port city of Piraeus against "anyone found responsible," a common practice when a party that could be held legally accountable has not been ...>>
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Lawsuit aims to block oil drilling on US land in Nevada
Technology
Published in 19-9-2017
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RENO, Nev. (AP) Environmentalists have sued a U.S. agency to try to stop it from allowing oil and gas drilling on a vast stretch of federal land in Nevada, where the government is reversing protections put in place nine months ago under the Obama administration. The Sierra Club and Center for Biological Diversity say the U.S. Bureau of Land Management illegally failed to consider potential conseq ...>>
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Man sentenced for trying to sell satellite secrets to Russia
Technology
Published in 19-9-2017
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LOS ANGELES (AP) The U.S. attorney's office says a Southern California engineer who worked for a defense contractor has been sentenced to five years in prison for selling sensitive satellite information to an undercover FBI employee he thought was a Russian intelligence agent. U.S. District Judge George H. Wu handed down the term Monday for 50-year-old Gregory Allen Justice of Culver City, a ...>>
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Why some hurricanes linger while other storms die quickly
Technology
Published in 19-9-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) This hurricane season is showing how wild and varied storms' life cycles can be. Most storms seem to be tracked for days while others appear to pop out of nowhere. And some just linger around. Hurricane Jose is pushing the two-week mark as it meanders off the U.S. East Coast. Lee, named a tropical storm last Saturday, is barely hanging on as a tropical depression. Harvey form ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 19-9-2017
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Retail Wrap: Expansion for Wolfies Swim School
Business
Published in 19-9-2017
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Wolfies Swim School has a new location at 5230 Cedar in Bellaire. Cindy Wolf Meador founded the school, which specializes in small class sizes with a maximum of three students. The grand opening will be 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. The school also holds classes at the West University Place Recreation Center, 4210 Bellaire. The Learning Experience, with more than a dozen franchise centers in the Houst ...>>
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Oil trades near $50 after decline in U.S. drilling
Business
Published in 19-9-2017
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 Oil traded near $50 a barrel in New York, close to a three-month high, as a further reduction in U.S. drilling added to signs the global crude surplus is abating. 

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Houston grocers shut down by Harvey give timelines for reopening
Business
Published in 19-9-2017
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Houston-area grocery stores that flooded severely during Hurricane Harvey will remained closed for weeks or months as companies make substantial repairs and renovations.

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Salata to open second Pearland location
Business
Published in 19-9-2017
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Houston-based Salata will open its second Pearland location this month. 

 

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Mobile dialysis centers urged for next catastrophe
Business
Published in 19-9-2017
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Seema Verma, administrator of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, arrived in Houston on Monday not only to gather tales of Hurricane Harvey but also, and perhaps more importantly, to contemplate any hard lessons learned before the next disaster strikes. "I wanted to come and say thank you," she told a packed meeting room of employees and officials at a dialysis center near Bray ...>>
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Experts says Uber must make changes at top to fix culture woes
Economy
Published in 19-9-2017
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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 ...>>

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McDonald's uses Snapchat to hire millennials and younger employees
Economy
Published in 19-9-2017
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The fast-food company is teaming up with Snapchat to recruit younger employees this summer.

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Oil and gas, manufacturing continue turnaround in May, jobs report says
Economy
Published in 19-9-2017
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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.

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Construction woes reflected in latest jobs report
Economy
Published in 19-9-2017
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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 ...>>
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8 things that will be more expensive in August
Economy
Published in 19-9-2017
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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.

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