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Houston's Cadence Bancorporation merges with Atlanta bank
Business
Published in 15-5-2018
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Houston's Cadence Bancorporation, a regional bank holding company, announced a $1.4 billion merger over the weekend with Atlanta's State Bank Financial Corporation.

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Home prices rising in most Texas cities
Business
Published in 15-5-2018
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Houston homes appreciated at a lower rate than San Antonio, Dallas and Austin in the first quarter, according to a new National Association of Realtors report.

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Bernie's Burger Bus fined for overtime violations
Business
Published in 15-5-2018
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Bernie's Burger Bus has agreed to pay $62,754 to settle overtime and record keeping violations, the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division announced Monday.

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Walmart to launch grocery delivery service in Houston this week
Business
Published in 15-5-2018
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Walmart will start delivering groceries in the Houston area on Tuesday.

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United Way adds new members to board of trustees
Business
Published in 15-5-2018
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Jamey Rootes, president of the Houston Texans, was elected as chair of the United Way of Greater Houston board of trustees.

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Treasury chief says IRS to ban hedge fund tax dodge
Economy
Published in 15-5-2018
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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 15-5-2018
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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 15-5-2018
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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 15-5-2018
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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 15-5-2018
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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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Watch Z-Ro perform Mo City Freestyle before the Rockets game
Sports
Published in 15-5-2018
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In an effort to get fans in their seats early for Game 1 of the Rockets-Warriors Western Conference finals, the Rockets had Z-Ro perform about 30 minutes before tipoff.

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Celebrities at Game 1 of Rockets-Warriors series
Sports
Published in 15-5-2018
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Game 1 of the Rockets-Warriors Western Conference finals series had an NBA Finals type atmosphere, and it seemed like all the local Houston celebrities showed up to soak it all in.

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Warriors' 'Hampton 5' lineup creates issues for Rockets
Sports
Published in 15-5-2018
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"We've all been ready for this for the last few days," Kerr said, prior to the Warriors turning the Rockets into road kill 119-106 in the opener. "Obviously it's been an anticipated matchup, but you never know in the NBA. It's a feeling of, 'Are we there yet? Are we there yet?' Like you say to your parents when they're driving you across the country.

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Astros struggle to get offense going in loss to Angels
Sports
Published in 15-5-2018
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Abruptly without their closer, they asked a rookie and Houstonian, no less to finish the Astros and preserve a gem.

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Warriors rip home-court advantage from Rockets with Game 1 win
Sports
Published in 15-5-2018
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The Warriors' greatness outnumbered the Rockets', until the Warriors took a convincing 119-106 win on Monday for a 1-0 Western Conference Finals lead that captured the homecourt advantage the Rockets spent six regular-season months securing.

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