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Treasury chief says IRS to ban hedge fund tax dodge
Economy
Published in 10-7-2018
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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 10-7-2018
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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 10-7-2018
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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 10-7-2018
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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 10-7-2018
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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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Luc Mbah a Moute leaves Rockets, signs with Clippers
Sports
Published in 10-7-2018
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For the second time since free agency began, the Rockets lost a key part of their 65-win rotation, with forward Luc Mbah a Moute agreeing to a one-year deal to return to the Los Angeles Clippers.

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Astros' prospect Forrest Whitley headed to disabled list
Sports
Published in 10-7-2018
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After exiting his last start with an oblique injury, Forrest Whitley will be placed on the minor league disabled list, Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said.

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Astros' Carlos Correa will miss series against Oakland
Sports
Published in 10-7-2018
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Astros shortstop Carlos Correa will not play in the team's four-game series against the A's and, according to manager A.J. Hinch, it is becoming "more and more unlikely" Correa returns before the All-Star break.

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Astros have plans for future improvements to Minute Maid Park
Sports
Published in 10-7-2018
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Reid Ryan said the club has hired MSA a Cincinnati-based architecture group that developed the plan for recent renovations in center field to begin planning what he termed "Minute Maid Park 2.0."

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Astros held scoreless in loss to A's
Sports
Published in 10-7-2018
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Seeing him invites uneasiness, a hint that the game's result is a foregone conclusion. He had not blown a save since April 18. The Astros deployed the three All-Stars who dot the top of their potent order against him, presenting his steepest challenge.

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Driver slumped over steering wheel before fatal crash in Garden Oaks
Energy
Published in 3-7-2018
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A driver was slumped over the steering wheel, unresponsive, before crashing his pickup truck Tuesday near the intersection of Pinemont and T.C. Jester, police said.

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Police chase ends when suspect falls into swimming pool
Energy
Published in 3-7-2018
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Houston police used a helicopter to track an assault suspect running through the Heights early Thursday - a chase that ended when the man jumped over a fence, lost his balance and fell into a swimming pool.

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Lights in the Heights brightens partygoers’ night with Whataburger themed display
Energy
Published in 3-7-2018
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Is there any part of a Texan's life the restaurant chain's orange and white motif hasn't touched?

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'Medical episode' leads to fatal crash in Independence Heights
Energy
Published in 3-7-2018
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The driver of an 18-wheeler had what Houston police called a "medical episode" behind the wheel Tuesday morning, causing him to fatally crash his truck in a warehouse parking lot.

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Outdoor market offers local products, foods
Energy
Published in 3-7-2018
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The Market at Sawyer Yards is a fun, free event for the whole family that showcases up to 54 different local vendors. Each second Saturday of the month, the outdoor market is held at 1502 Sawyer St., Houston. Founder and Manager Mitch Cohen said he had been running the First Saturday Arts Market in the Heights when he was asked to put together some plans for a new market at Sawyer Yards. He said h ...>>
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