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Would teens be slimmer if Katy Perry hawked kale & quinoa?
Technology
Published in 7-6-2016
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New research doesn't prove a link, but its authors think music stars popular with teens may be contributing to the obesity epidemic by endorsing fatty fast food, snacks and soda. Included were YouTube commercials, music videos or promotional videos, including those of company-sponsored concerts. Lead author Marie Bragg, a food policy and obesity researcher at New York University, singled ou ...>>
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Viacom owner throws up hurdle to Paramount sale
Technology
Published in 7-6-2016
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(AP) In a move that further undermines Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman, the company's controlling shareholder said Monday it amended Viacom's bylaws to require unanimous board approval for any full or partial sale of movie studio Paramount Pictures. National Amusements Inc., which controls 80 percent of the voting stock in both Viacom and CBS Corp., announced the change. In a court filing, ...>>
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New synthetic drug U-47700 has states rushing to stop spread
Technology
Published in 7-6-2016
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(AP) A new synthetic drug that can be purchased online and is connected to at least 50 deaths nationwide has several states scrambling to stop its spread, with Kansas law enforcement agencies seeking an emergency ban. Synthetic drugs are comprised of man-made chemicals and produced in a laboratory, while organic drugs are made with ingredients found in nature, DEA agent Melvin Patterson said. C ...>>
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Solar-powered airplane's flight to New York City postponed
Technology
Published in 7-6-2016
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The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 was scheduled to take off from Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown and head to New York City around midnight Monday, but project officials announced around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday that the flight had been postponed because of showers and thunderstorms moving through the area. The plane was scheduled to fly over the Statue of Liberty before landing at John F. ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 7-6-2016
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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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People in Business
Business
Published in 7-6-2016
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BBVA Compass has named José "Pepe" Olalla as its head of business development, an interim post he has held since December and one that plays a key role in the bank's ongoing digital transformation in the face of changing consumer demands. Airswift, a Manchester, England-based global workforce solutions provider for the energy, process and infrastructure sectors, is launching executive searc ...>>
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It may be payday for all in the not-too-distant future
Business
Published in 7-6-2016
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The Swiss have soundly rejected a proposal that the government guarantee every citizen a basic income. But the idea, which sounds like a Marxist fantasy, is gaining attention as society watches technology replace more and more workers.

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Houston becoming a 'renter's market' with apartment glut
Business
Published in 7-6-2016
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Houston is likely becoming a renter's market with new supply rapidly coming on board of luxury units and a far smaller rate of job and population growth from when the ground was broken on tens of thousands of projects.

Looking at a mid-year, the economists who predicted earlier this year that Houston's apartment market was overbuilt seem to be correct. The total occupancy in A ...>>

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Survey: Saving for a down payment delays homeownership
Business
Published in 7-6-2016
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Young renters want to buy homes but struggle to afford down payments as their incomes remain stagnant and home prices rise across the county, according to a recent survey from Apartment List.

It could take more than a decade before a renter, particularly those saddled with student loan debt, to save for the 20 percent down payment.

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Houston economy still contracting, survey says
Economy
Published in 7-6-2016
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A slight improvement in sales and production among Houston area businesses provided a small lift to the overall local economy last month but not enough to propel it toward expansion. The Houston Purchasing Managers Index, which predicts likely shifts in production three to four months in advance, showed Monday that economic activity in Houston's service and manufacturing sectors remains slu ...>>
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Greater Houston Partnership taps social media to reach young professionals
Economy
Published in 7-6-2016
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The Greater Houston Partnership will launch a new site Thursday to aid its efforts in recruiting and attracting young professionals to the Houston area. Late last year, a task force found that Houston produces two jobs in science, technology, engineering and math, the STEM areas, for every one student who graduates from a local college or university.
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Blogger shows how crazy America's economy really is
Economy
Published in 7-6-2016
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The sight of people lining up to spend money on a lottery with unimaginably low odds is, to some, a charming dash of whimsy in an otherwise robust economy.

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Houston's unemployment rate rises with oil downturn
Economy
Published in 7-6-2016
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The unemployment rate in the Houston area rose in January to 4.8 percent, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday, as job losses in the oil and gas sector continued to take their economic toll. Education and health services, leisure and hospitality, and manufacturing all added to the workforce January, the commission said.
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Houston added jobs in February
Economy
Published in 7-6-2016
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The greater Houston area added 10,100 new jobs last month, with gains in industries related to construction, health care, retail and hospitality. Texas saw gains in health-care employment, service jobs, trade, transportation and utilities, while jobs in producing goods dropped.
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Astros to rely on closer-by-committee for now
Sports
Published in 7-6-2016
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ARLINGTON, Texas --- The Astros arrived to Globe Life Park for their most important series of the season to date without an anointed closer.

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