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IMF warns of global economic dive
Economy
Published in 7-12-2015
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The International Monetary Fund this week warned the world that grim times could lie ahead.

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AT&T cuts from Houston call center
Economy
Published in 7-12-2015
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Layoffs at the 3900 Dacoma credit and collections office will be finalized by Nov. 21, the letter said, adding that affected employees could be hired elsewhere in the company, leave with severance or voluntarily retire.
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Houston economy still contracting, survey says
Economy
Published in 7-12-2015
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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 7-12-2015
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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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Ask SCORE: Knowledge makes tax work less scary
Business
Published in 7-12-2015
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Though the IRS may be the agency everyone loves to hate, it only manages the tax laws and policies that Congress passes, and to its credit, its website does provide much-needed tax guidance without using too much bureaucratic jargon. For information on business taxes in the state of Texas, a good place to start is the website of the Texas state comptroller, www.comptroller.texas.gov. CPA Gregory ...>>
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Mattress Firm posts another quarter of same-store sales growth
Business
Published in 7-12-2015
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Mattress Firm posted its ninth-consecutive quarter of same-store sales growth, the company announced Monday. Analysts said the performance beat profit forecasts.

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Urban think tanks study suburban city challenges
Business
Published in 7-12-2015
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Houston's suburbs are among the outlying areas in the country grappling with changes as they adjust to becoming more than bedroom communities for major cities. To address some of these challenges the Houston's branch of the Urban Land Institute and the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rive University will study suburban Sun Belt communities to determine how outlying community ca ...>>

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H-E-B tries curbside pickup at Houston store
Business
Published in 7-12-2015
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H-E-B will look into adding the service at other stores in the Houston region, company officials said.

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DeLuxe Theater reborn in Fifth Ward
Business
Published in 7-12-2015
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The DeLuxe Theater, a former neighborhood institution along Fifth Ward's "Main Street," will celebrate its rebirth next week when community officials host a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the 1941 structure.

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NIH takes another shot at studying environment, child health
Technology
Published in 7-12-2015
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Called ECHO, for Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes, the seven-year project will examine such interactions in pregnancy and early childhood, focusing on four areas of special public health concern: asthma and other airway disorders; obesity; neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism and learning disability; and birth defects and other infant health outcomes. Rather than starti ...>>
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Melanoma experts optimistic about Jimmy Carter's progress
Technology
Published in 7-12-2015
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ATLANTA (AP) Former President Jimmy Carter said Sunday that his latest brain scan found no evidence of melanoma, the serious form of cancer that doctors discovered this summer in his liver and brain. Carter said he will continue receiving regular drug treatments to help his immune system fight the disease. Doctors not involved with Carter's care said his medical team will perform regular s ...>>
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Study sees possible dip in world carbon dioxide emissions
Technology
Published in 7-12-2015
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Study sees possible dip in world carbon dioxide emissions PARIS (AP) Global carbon dioxide emissions may be dropping ever so slightly this year, spurred by a dramatic plunge in Chinese pollution, according to a surprising new study released Monday. The unexpected dip could either be a temporary blip or true hope that the world is about to turn the corner on carbon pollution as climate talks con ...>>
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Kerry joins Paris talks as UN warns of climate doom
Technology
Published in 7-12-2015
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LE BOURGET, France (AP) The United Nations secretary-general called for a clean energy revolution to avoid a "climate catastrophe" as talks on a global warming pact entered their final week Monday with crunch issues on money and burden-sharing yet to be resolved. Many Republicans question whether climate change is happening and oppose emissions limits out of concern that it would hurt U.S. indus ...>>
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Keurig, maker of single-cup coffee machines, is being sold
Technology
Published in 7-12-2015
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Keurig, the maker of single-cup coffee machines that sit on millions of kitchen counters, agreed to sell itself Monday for almost $14 billion. The buyers are an investment group led by JAB Holding Co., a private company with a growing java business. Buying Keurig will get JAB Holding closer to coffee market leader Nestle, said Stifel analyst Mark Astrachan, in a note to clients. Outside of coff ...>>
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Ask SCORE: Knowledge makes tax work less scary
Business
Published in 7-12-2015
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Though the IRS may be the agency everyone loves to hate, it only manages the tax laws and policies that Congress passes, and to its credit, its website does provide much-needed tax guidance without using too much bureaucratic jargon. For information on business taxes in the state of Texas, a good place to start is the website of the Texas state comptroller, www.comptroller.texas.gov. CPA Gregory ...>>
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