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New Texas courthouse app developed
Business
Published in 16-11-2015
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The law firm Sutherland Asbill & Brennan developed a Texas openCourts mobile app that provides information on federal and state district civil courts and state appellate courts. The free app provides profiles of civil court judges in Texas, court contact information and local rules for federal judges.
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Target Black Friday ads for 2015 released
Business
Published in 16-11-2015
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Target is pushing hard on high-end electronics like, devoting space on its cover and portions of its back cover to flatscreen TVs, video game systems, digital cameras and even a personal drone.

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MD Anderson receives $30M pledge for cancer research
Business
Published in 16-11-2015
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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center on Monday announced a $30 million pledge that president Dr. Ronald DePinho hailed in a statement as a "transformational gift" that "will nurture the genius and excellence of outstanding young scientists willing to push the boundaries in our quest to end cancer."
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Texas loses jobs in August but Houston jobless rate dips
Economy
Published in 16-11-2015
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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 16-11-2015
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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 16-11-2015
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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 16-11-2015
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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 16-11-2015
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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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Rockets recall K.J. McDaniels from D-League
Sports
Published in 16-11-2015
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The Rockets recalled forward K.J. McDaniels from the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, the team announced Monday.
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Trevor Ariza says he and Rockets need to stay confident
Sports
Published in 16-11-2015
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Trevor Ariza’s shooting has been among the more surprising parts of the Rockets' struggles. A career 42.7 percent shooter, he has made 32.1 percent of his attempts overall. A 34.7 percent 3-point shooter, he has made 30.2 percent of his 3s. This is after a strong preseason in which he made 51.4 percent of his shots.
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One reason for Rockets’ problems: ‘We’re slacking’
Sports
Published in 16-11-2015
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After diagnosing the problem on Saturday after their blowout loss to the short-handed Dallas Mavericks, the Rockets emerged from a long game-day shootaround saying they were determined to provide the solution.
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Bill O’Brien tells players he made mistake by benching Brian Hoyer
Sports
Published in 16-11-2015
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In a team meeting last week, Texans coach Bill O’Brien told his players he made a mistake benching quarterback Brian Hoyer after the opening game against Kansas City.
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Astros’ Dallas Keuchel earns Warren Spahn Award
Sports
Published in 16-11-2015
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Dallas Keuchel has picked up another major award. The Astros’ ace lefthander won the 2015 Warren Spahn Award, which is given to Major League Baseball’s best lefthander.
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Chelsea Clinton seeks to inspire young people to change the world
Energy
Published in 9-11-2015
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Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and current presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, has a deal with Penguin Young Readers for It's Your World: The book aims to inspire young people to "change the world" and will cover issues including poverty and gender equality, according to Penguin. According to Viking, Streisand will reflect on her childhood, her car ...>>
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Books by Houstonians: 2015 Edition
Energy
Published in 9-11-2015
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Houston is home to a busy burgeoning writing community.

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