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Published in 1-5-2018
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A listing of events in the Houston business community.
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OTC at 50: Its early years in pictures
Business
Published in 1-5-2018
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The Offshore Technology Conference is opening for the 50th time in Houston. It has grown from a wonky technical conference to one of the biggest energy expositions in the world. Here’s a look at OTC’s beginnings and how it took off.
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Prologis to add 5 million SF to Houston portfolio with DCT acquisition
Business
Published in 1-5-2018
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San Francisco-based Prologis will increase the size of its Houston portfolio with the acquisition of Denver-based DCT Industrial Trust. The companies announced the $8.4 billion merger Sunday.

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Houston banks Allegiance and Post Oak announce merger
Business
Published in 1-5-2018
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Houston-based Allegiance Bancshares and Post Oak Bancshares announced a merger Monday that would make the combined bank among the 10 largest in the city.
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Treasury chief says IRS to ban hedge fund tax dodge
Economy
Published in 1-5-2018
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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 1-5-2018
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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 1-5-2018
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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 1-5-2018
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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 1-5-2018
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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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Father of Army vet shot at Oregon VA clinic feels betrayed
Technology
Published in 1-5-2018
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SALEM, Ore. (AP) The father of a veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder who was shot at a government clinic in Oregon blames Veterans Affairs for letting down his son. Gilbert "Matt" Negrete, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, is in jail in the former timber town of Medford, charged with attempted assault and other crimes after he allegedly displayed a knife during a confrontation at the VA ...>>
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Panasonic to pay $280M to settle federal corruption probe
Technology
Published in 1-5-2018
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LAKE FOREST, Calif. (AP) Panasonic Corp. will pay about $280 million to resolve federal charges that executives at its in-flight entertainment unit improperly hid payments to consultants overseas in violation of anti-corruption rules, officials announced Monday. The Japanese electronics giant's parent company will pay $143 million to the Securities and Exchange Commission, while its Southern ...>>
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WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum to leave Facebook amid privacy flap
Technology
Published in 1-5-2018
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum is breaking ties with his company's parent, Facebook, amid a privacy scandal that has dogged the social network for weeks. Koum confirmed his departure from WhatsApp Monday on his Facebook page . The Washington Post reported that Koum also plans to resign from Facebook's board of directors. Facebook wouldn't comment on that report. Facebook ...>>
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VA hospital investigating after tweets of 'unsanitary' room
Technology
Published in 1-5-2018
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) A Veterans Affairs clinic in Salt Lake City is investigating why an Army veteran was put in a room with an overflowing trash can and medical supplies strewn about after the man's father tweeted images of the unclean space. Stephen Wilson, the father of Christopher Wilson who spent six years in the Army and was deployed to Iraq twice, posted the photos to Twitter on Friday ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 1-5-2018
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Boys athlete of the week: Kenneth Bodwin, Stafford
Sports
Published in 1-5-2018
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Kenneth Bodwin won a regional title in the 300-meter hurdles (37.63) - where he is ranked No. 1 in the state in Class 4A - and finished second in the high jump (6-02).

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