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SpaceX capsule to deliver new parking spot for space station
Technology
Published in 27-6-2015
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(AP) SpaceX stands ready to launch a much-needed load of supplies to the International Space Station this weekend on the heels of a failed supply run by Russia. Besides food and experiments, the Dragon cargo ship ordered up by NASA holds a new docking port, or parking place, for future commercial crew capsules. Nearly 5,300 pounds of gear is packed for the trip, including replacements for scien ...>>
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Ex-US agent to plead guilty to extorting drug market founder
Technology
Published in 27-6-2015
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Federal prosecutors say a former special agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has agreed to plead guilty in connection with the theft of digital currency during an investigation into online drug market Silk Road. Prosecutors say Force stole digital currency and extorted Silk Road operator Ross Ulbricht, who was convicted of creating the multimillion-dollar marke ...>>
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California oil spill gushed like hose 'without a nozzle'
Technology
Published in 27-6-2015
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A Plains company spokeswoman would not comment Thursday on why it took until later in the afternoon for its workers to confirm the line was cracked and spilling thousands of gallons of oil onto the sand and water west of Santa Barbara. A key issue has been how long it took the Texas-based company to relay information on the break to the federal government. The federal Pipeline and Hazardous Mate ...>>
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Chron 100 names the top companies in Houston
Business
Published in 27-6-2015
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Power providers and pipeline operators were among the best performing companies on the annual Houston Chronicle 100 list of the top public companies based in the region. The list, calculated by S&P Capital IQ, is based on four financial metrics. Some oil companies that ranked high in previous years fell along with crude prices.

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Don't be scammed after a flood
Business
Published in 27-6-2015
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Houstonians could be confronted by unlicensed contractors, false charities and other unscrupulous players looking to take advantage of their situation. Document the damage beforehand so the adjuster doesn't miss anything. A contractor can meet the adjuster at your house to help discuss pricing and point out trouble areas. Make sure you look them up first on the Better Business Bureau, C ...>>

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Federal judge rules to block Sysco merger with US Foods
Business
Published in 27-6-2015
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A federal judged ruled against Sysco's proposed merger with US Foods Tuesday, granting federal regulators who say the deal is anti-competitive a temporary injunction against the combination. The Houston-based food distribution giant aims to buy its largest competitor US Foods in a deal for $3.5 billion.
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United chooses Denver, not Houston, for pilot training
Business
Published in 27-6-2015
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United announced Wednesday that it chose Denver over Chicago and Houston for its training operations.

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Supreme Court upholds healthcare law subsidies
Business
Published in 27-6-2015
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WASHINGTON – A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday turned back a conservative challenge that threatened to strip health insurance for millions of people in states like Texas that didn't set up their own state-base exchanges under President Barack Obama's signature health care law. The long-anticipated 6-3 decision is the second high-court victory for the Affordable Care Act, whi ...>>

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Local jobless rate dips to 4.1 percent
Economy
Published in 27-6-2015
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The biggest gainers included professional and business services, government and education and health care. Oil and gas exploration and production employment rebounded in December, adding 4,900 jobs after a loss of 2,400 positions in November, the commission reported.
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Houston jobless rate dips in March
Economy
Published in 27-6-2015
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The local unemployment rate is not adjusted for seasonal factors such as holidays and school schedules that affect hiring and firing patterns. Of the 11 major sectors, seven reported job losses including construction, manufacturing, oil and gas exploration and production, professional and business services and trade transportation and utilities.
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Houston jobless rate dips to 4 percent
Economy
Published in 27-6-2015
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The Houston-area unemployment rate dipped to 4 percent in April, down from 4.2 percent in March, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday. The local rate is not adjusted for seasonal factors such as major holidays and school schedules, which typically affect hiring and firing patterns. The statewide rate, which is adjusted for those seasonal factors, remained steady at 4.2 percent, the commi ...>>
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Local jobless rate edges up
Economy
Published in 27-6-2015
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The rate is likely to rise again in June as high school students swell the job rolls and school employees look for summer time work. The local unemployment figures are not adjusted for seasonal variations such as school holidays which can cause wide swings in the data.
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United chooses Denver, not Houston, for pilot training
Economy
Published in 27-6-2015
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United announced Wednesday that it chose Denver over Chicago and Houston for its training operations.

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Louiville coach Rick Pitino on Harrell’s slide to 2nd round: ‘Montrezl will have a boulder (on) his shoulder’
Sports
Published in 27-6-2015
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The slide of Rockets’ second round pick Montrezl Harrell out of the first round was considered one of the surprises of Thursday’s draft, but Rick Pitino, Harrell’s coach at Louisville, indicated that the Rockets might benefit from the snub. “We’re all surprised that Montrezl slipped out of the first round, but it really doesn’t matter,” Pitino said in a text message to the Louisville ...>>
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Outdoors report: June 27
Sports
Published in 27-6-2015
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Galveston - Guide James Plaag of Silver King Adventures reported limits of trout to 5 pounds over deep shell. Southwest winds kicked up and dropped tides and hurt water clarity.

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