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An intolerable unimaginable heat forecast for Persian Gulf
Technology
Published in 26-10-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) If carbon dioxide emissions continue at their current pace, by the end of century parts of the Persian Gulf will sometimes be just too hot for the human body to tolerate, a new study says. The heat index which combines heat and humidity may hit 165 to 170 degrees (74 to 77 Celsius) for at least six hours, according to numerous computer simulations in the new study. [...] with ...>>
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Justices grill attorneys in New Mexico assisted suicide case
Technology
Published in 26-10-2015
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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) Justices with New Mexico's highest court aggressively questioned attorneys Monday in a landmark lawsuit that could decide if the state will join a handful of others in allowing terminally ill patients to end their lives with drugs prescribed by a doctor. The legal challenge, sparked in 2012 by a Santa Fe woman with advanced cancer, seeks to clarify New Mexico's laws ...>>
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UN agency links hot dogs and other processed meat to cancer
Technology
Published in 26-10-2015
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The World Health Organization threw its global weight behind years of experts' warnings and declared Monday that processed meats raise the risk of colon and stomach cancer and that red meat is probably harmful, too. Meat producers are angry, vegetarians are feeling vindicated, and cancer experts are welcoming the most comprehensive pronouncement yet on the relation between our modern meat-ea ...>>
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NY top prosecutor to Internet providers: Prove speed claims
Technology
Published in 26-10-2015
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In letters to the state's three major Internet providers, the attorney general has asked them to validate claims their customers are getting the access speeds promised, especially for premium services. In letters Friday, senior enforcement counsel Tim Wu wrote that the office has authority to subpoena documents and take legal action to stop deceptive business practices, requesting detailed i ...>>
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Prosperity remains hungry for bank deals
Business
Published in 26-10-2015
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Houston-based Prosperity Bancshares reaffirmed its appetite for deals Friday morning during its third-quarter earnings call with investors. For the three-month period ending Sept. 30, Prosperity reported net income of $70.6 million, down from $76.6 million for the same period last year mainly due to purchase accounting adjustments that lower its income as acquired loans are paid off. Excluding t ...>>
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Houston IT company recognized as fastest growing Aggie business
Business
Published in 26-10-2015
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"From agriculture to technology and everything in between, this year's list signifies that, no matter your background, the Aggie entrepreneurial spirit is alive and thriving," Richard H. Lester, executive director of the Mays Business School's Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship at Texas A&M University, said in a news release. More than 700 people attended a luncheon Friday at ...>>
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"Halloween Headquarters" at the Funeral Museum
Business
Published in 26-10-2015
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The National Museum of Funeral History in north Houston is celebrating Halloween with a haunted house depicting funeral scenes using real artifacts. A family mourns over a real casket from the museum, clowns populate a creepy nursery and a werewolf lurks in the backyard cemetery. Unlike some of the other haunted houses in Houston, "to me it's a place where you can take your family and you d ...>>
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McDonald's tests out sweet potato fries in Texas
Business
Published in 26-10-2015
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McDonald's finally gets it. There are two things everyone likes about the Golden Arches. Their breakfast. And their French fries. All the other items sold by the fast food giant just bring regret.

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Waste Connections Q3 earnings up
Business
Published in 26-10-2015
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Net income for the quarter was $61.3 million, up from $60.1 million a year ago, and earnings per share were 50 cents, compared to 48 cents in the same period last year. Waste Connections said the acquired companies together amount to about $15 million in annual revenue and, with several other purchases it expects to close this year, could boost the company's revenue by 5 percent next year.
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Houston unemployment rate ticks up
Economy
Published in 26-10-2015
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Texas employers in the trade, transportation and utilities industry expanded their payrolls by 13,300 jobs in July, contributing to a 3 percent annual growth rate for this industry. The leisure and hospitality industry added jobs for the 49th consecutive month, with 5,300 positions added, and the construction industry picked up 2,200 jobs in July, according to the news release.
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Texas loses jobs in August but Houston jobless rate dips
Economy
Published in 26-10-2015
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The state-wide rate, however, is adjusted for seasonal employment shifts such as school schedules and typical hiring patterns around major holidays. Despite gains in hospitality and leisure - a large category that includes bars and restaurants - professional services and construction, the Texas economy lost 13,700 jobs in August.

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IMF warns of global economic dive
Economy
Published in 26-10-2015
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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 26-10-2015
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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 26-10-2015
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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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Texans’ players surprised by 2-5 start after going 9-7 last season
Sports
Published in 26-10-2015
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To a man, the Texans' players didn't expect to find themselves in this kind of predicament.
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