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Apartments signify drag to city permit values
Business
Published in 30-8-2016
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The apartment market continues to be a drag on the local economy, even with some signs of construction activity in other sectors, according to the latest City of Houston building permit data.

The total number of building permits totaled $962.3 million in July, down 1.6 percent from the same time last year. Year-to-date the city's building permits totaled $4.4 billion, which is down ...>>

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Verizon launches LTE Advanced in Houston
Business
Published in 30-8-2016
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Verizon said Monday that it has launched LTE Advanced to deliver faster peak wireless data speeds to more than 288 million people in 461 cities, including Houston.

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Yellen’s early backers now hoping they were right
Business
Published in 30-8-2016
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Yellen has begun the process of pulling back the Fed's unprecedented stimulus of the economy - drawing the concerns of liberal policy experts and economists worried it will upset a fragile recovery.

Reference: www.chron.com
American Airlines names Isom president as Kirby joins United
Business
Published in 30-8-2016
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American Airlines Group Inc. named Chief Operating Officer Robert Isom as president, replacing Scott Kirby, who will join United Airlines as president.

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Hotel owner, real estate giant Hines team up for luxury apartment tower
Business
Published in 30-8-2016
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Steve Zimmerman, the longtime owner of luxury hotel La Colombe d'Or, and the real estate development firm Hines said on Monday they will partner on what will be a 34-story building to be called the Residences at La Colombe d'Or.

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Seven Houston companies make Fortune Global 500 list
Economy
Published in 30-8-2016
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Seven Houston-based companies earned spots on the Fortune Global 500 ranking of the world's biggest companies by revenue, even as sales fell sharply for all but one. Fortune, which ranks the companies by revenue in 2015 or their latest fiscal year, noted lower sales were the norm on this year's list. A slowdown in China's economy and sustained low oil prices were factors in the ...>>

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The unique -- often hidden -- perks offered by your credit card
Economy
Published in 30-8-2016
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"The credit card marketplace is so competitive that banks are trying to bend over backwards to keep their customers and attract new ones," said Matt Schultz, senior industry analyst at CreditCards.com.

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8 things that will be more expensive in August
Economy
Published in 30-8-2016
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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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Texas adds 23,600 jobs in July, while unemployment rate ticks up
Economy
Published in 30-8-2016
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Professional services fuel rise, while oil and gas continues to slide.

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Yellen’s early backers now hoping they were right
Economy
Published in 30-8-2016
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Yellen has begun the process of pulling back the Fed's unprecedented stimulus of the economy - drawing the concerns of liberal policy experts and economists worried it will upset a fragile recovery.

Reference: www.chron.com
Astros' Colby Rasmus could return as early as Tuesday
Sports
Published in 30-8-2016
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In the days after Colby Rasmus underwent surgery to remove a cyst from his right ear, Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow estimated a mid-September return date for the veteran outfielder.

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Astros' McCullers yet to advance to pitching off mound in rehab
Sports
Published in 30-8-2016
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So far, in terms of pitching, it hasn't advanced beyond playing catch. It remains unclear when the 22-year-old righthander will progress to throwing off a mound, a test of his elbow that will provide a better indicator of whether he can rejoin the rotation before the regular season ends Oct. 2.

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Texans' Brian Peters steps in at long snapper
Sports
Published in 30-8-2016
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Against the Arizona Cardinals, though, Peters also stepped in as the long snapper for punts when Pro Bowl long snapper Jon Weeks sustained a minor calf injury.

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Astro's rookie Joe Musgrove redeems himself in win over A's
Sports
Published in 30-8-2016
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Relying more on his four-seam fastball than his sinker and better mixing his five pitches, Musgrove yielded only three hits and none in the same inning. If it weren't for the free bases - the three-walk outing was his first as a professional - he would have pitched deeper into the game.

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High school athletes of the week: Aug. 28
Sports
Published in 30-8-2016
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What coach Drew Svoboda said: "He was here before, so he was with us. His dad (inside linebackers coach Steve Powers) was on my staff for six years, before they moved back, so he was in our junior high system. He's going to Harvard, so he remembered just about everything we told him when he was 14, so it was pretty easy to get him back in."

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