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Private lab says listeria found in Alabama-made Blue Bell
Technology
Published in 6-6-2015
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The man's wife sent the half-gallon container of ice cream to Kappa Laboratories of Miami, and it tested positive for listeria, said Marler, who shared a copy of the report with The Associated Press. The company issued a national recall after the company's ice cream was linked to 10 listeria illnesses in four states, and three deaths in Kansas. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Centers for Di ...>>
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At G-7, Japan's energy plan is not all that green
Technology
Published in 6-6-2015
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Solar and wind power generation are too unstable and costly to provide more than marginal power generation capacity, especially given the need to extend power grids from major cities like Tokyo to more remote areas considered most suitable for wind power, he says. Japan's long-term energy plan is evolving and actual trends will depend on various factors, including nuclear plant restarts, the ...>>
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American Samoa dialysis clinic reopens after 2-day closure
Technology
Published in 6-6-2015
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PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) American Samoa's only dialysis clinic has reopened after a product recall forced it to close for two days. Tafiti said three dialysis patients admitted themselves to the emergency room early Friday afternoon, and they were the first to get treatment when the clinic opened. [...] Friday, there were no other options for dialysis patients on the island with a po ...>>
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Netflix to expand into Italy, Portugal in October
Technology
Published in 6-6-2015
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(AP) Netflix will debut in Italy and Portugal in October as the Internet video service accelerates its international expansion. The company ended March with 62 million subscribers worldwide, including 41 million customers in U.S. The service, which streams movies and TV shows over high-speed Internet connections, costs $9 per month in the U.S. Prices vary in other parts of the world.
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H-E-B to limit customer egg purchases in wake of shortage
Business
Published in 6-6-2015
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H-E-B has confirmed that the company is limiting egg sales as a bird flu-induced egg shortage affects another Texas business. Patrons are restricted to three cartons (of any size) per purchase.

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Texas companies on the 61st edition of the Fortune 500
Business
Published in 6-6-2015
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Companies in the Lone Star State have carved out a place for themselves in the 66th edition of the "Fortune 500" rankings.

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Number of Texans on payroll of Chinese companies growing; China has $6 billion tied up in Texas
Business
Published in 6-6-2015
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A new report described the turning tides of American-Chinese business relations.

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Google shows what costs people obsess over around the world
Business
Published in 6-6-2015
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Why is the cost of a nose job associated with the country of Albania in Google search results?

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Stock market activity this week
Business
Published in 6-6-2015
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Stock splits this week Acquisitions and mergers Evolent Health (IPO) Global Net Lease Talen Energy (spinoff) Penn Tex Midstream Partners (IPO) Stocks removed from Trading Nasdaq Global andGlobal Select Markets
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HP cuts 66 jobs in Houston
Economy
Published in 6-6-2015
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Hewlett-Packard Co. announced it was cutting 66 jobs at its facility on Compaq Center Drive in Houston as part of its "corporate restructuring" efforts, according to a letter the company sent to the Texas Workforce Commission last week. [...] the company said it was ramping up its job cuts "as HP continues to re-engineer the workforce to be more competitive and meet its objectives."

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Houston unemployment rate dips as Texas economy shows signs of stress
Economy
Published in 6-6-2015
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The Houston area unemployment rate dipped slightly to 4.5 percent in November, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday. [...] it is adjusted state-wide for typical seasonal factors such as school schedules and major holidays that affect hiring and firing patterns.
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Local jobless rate dips to 4.1 percent
Economy
Published in 6-6-2015
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The biggest gainers included professional and business services, government and education and health care. Oil and gas exploration and production employment rebounded in December, adding 4,900 jobs after a loss of 2,400 positions in November, the commission reported.
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Houston jobless rate dips in March
Economy
Published in 6-6-2015
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The local unemployment rate is not adjusted for seasonal factors such as holidays and school schedules that affect hiring and firing patterns. Of the 11 major sectors, seven reported job losses including construction, manufacturing, oil and gas exploration and production, professional and business services and trade transportation and utilities.
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Houston jobless rate dips to 4 percent
Economy
Published in 6-6-2015
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The Houston-area unemployment rate dipped to 4 percent in April, down from 4.2 percent in March, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday. The local rate is not adjusted for seasonal factors such as major holidays and school schedules, which typically affect hiring and firing patterns. The statewide rate, which is adjusted for those seasonal factors, remained steady at 4.2 percent, the commi ...>>
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Outdoors report: June 6
Sports
Published in 6-6-2015
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Galveston - Surf anglers have found good catches along the beachfront with live bait. Freeport - Guide Mike Segall of Reel Threel Charters reported excellent action offshore for red snapper, kingfish and dolphin.

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