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SAS Survival Guide app could help you save yourself
Business
Published in 1-8-2015
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For more than 10 years, the "SAS Survival Guide," a compendium of outdoor tips by John "Lofty" Wiseman, has been a staple in my camping backpack. The 400-page handbook usually comes with me on camping trips and has helped me forage for berries or navigate by sun and stars. Whenever I fly, I leave the book on its perch by the bed, which, of course, renders it useless. What would happen if my plane ...>>
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Stock market activity this week
Business
Published in 1-8-2015
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Increased dividends Abengoa Yield .40 from .34 Alliance Hldgs GP .96 from .9375 Amer Natl Insurance .80 from .77 Amer States Water .224 from .213 Arc Logistics .425 from .41 Buckeye Partners 1.1625 from 1.15 CBOE Holdings .23 from .21 Calif Water Svc .1675 from .1625 Cape Bancorp .10 from .06 Carolina Financial .03 from .025 Chesapeake Lodging Tr .40 from .35 Comfort Systems .065 from .06 Communit ...>>
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Small-business Q&A: Why it's important to raise your credit score
Business
Published in 1-8-2015
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Q: Why is my credit score so important to a lender? Isn't it more important for me not to have a lot of debt? A: How much you owe is definitely important to a lender. In fact, it's a big part of what goes into your credit score. But other factors come into play as well: Lenders also want to know if you've paid your bills on time and the length of your credit history. A good credit s ...>>
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Carr leaves Westbury Christian to rebuild St. Pius boys hoops
Heights
Published in 1-8-2015
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Carr's dozen years with Wildcats - six as the head girls basketball coach and, more recently, six in charge of the boys program - culminated in a combined four Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools state championships. [...] Carr recently left the only school he's ever worked, accepting the position as head boys basketball coach at St. Pius X. "St. Pius is a football and b ...>>
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St. Thomas football coach Fitzpatrick puts focus on fall
Heights
Published in 1-8-2015
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St. Thomas head football coach Tim Fitzpatrick didn't have his full squad during the Eagles' spring practice last month, but he didn't seem too bothered. [...] Fitzpatrick was satisfied with the effort and, even more so, the enthusiasm. The defensive line was hit hard by graduation, with senior defensive end Joseph Lowery the lone returning starter. Sophomore Lorenzo Neal Jr., th ...>>
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Henderson Cup finish validates hard work for St. Thomas program
Heights
Published in 1-8-2015
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Since Netzel's arrival, St. Thomas has made major improvements to its athletic facilities, including: Various updates to Reckling Gymnasium, including a new sound system, lighting and flooring and increased capacity for fans with the addition of ADA-compliant bleachers Upgrades to Father Wilson Field, with new protective screens, improved drainage and changes to the bullpen area, and The E ...>>
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Heights pawn shop burglary suspect caught behind a banana tree
Heights
Published in 1-8-2015
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A pawn-shop burglary suspect was arrested after he pried siding off the building to squeeze inside and then surveillance cameras captured his image as he grabbed items.

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Houston jobless rate dips in March
Economy
Published in 1-8-2015
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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 1-8-2015
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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 1-8-2015
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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 1-8-2015
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United announced Wednesday that it chose Denver over Chicago and Houston for its training operations.

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Houston's unemployment rate edges up in June
Economy
Published in 1-8-2015
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The rate, which is not seasonally adjusted, typically rises in June as students and school employees flood the labor market looking for jobs. The statewide unemployment rate, however, is adjusted for those typical seasonal fluctuations.
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Astros-Diamondbacks series marks the development of A.J. Hinch as a manager
Sports
Published in 1-8-2015
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Although he is a front-runner for the AL Manager of the Year, A.J. Hinch declined to outline how he’s better as manager of the Astros than he was during his brief tenure with the Diamondbacks. “Am I better?” he answered before opening a three-game series against Arizona on Friday night at Minute Maid Park. The record, at least, shows Hinch is better. He was 89-123 for a .420 winning percenta ...>>
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Luhnow satisfied with deadline deals, although he also sought bullpen depth
Sports
Published in 1-8-2015
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The Astros made a run at two of the top closers on the market, Aroldis Chapman of the Reds and Craig Kimbrel of the Padres on Friday, but neither pitcher was dealt and the Astros made no moves as the non-waiver trading deadline passed at 3 p.m. CT. Although Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow did not name either pitcher, he made what seemed to be clear references to them, and people familiar with t ...>>
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Carlos Gomez and a fresh start in a new city
Sports
Published in 1-8-2015
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Carlos Gomez grabbed his bat Friday afternoon and was ready to enter the cage at Minute Maid Park, just as stretch was ending and the Astros’ workout began. Marwin Gonzalez started laughing, and asked the new Astros center fielder what he was doing. It was time for infield practice, not hacks just yet. Every team has its own routines and idiosyncrasies, and the adjustments for a just-traded play ...>>
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