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Houston Rockets Set To Get A New Owner: Local Billionaire Tilman Fertitta

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 1:06pm

Reported to be an NBA record $2.2 billion, the sale still must get the league's OK. Leslie Alexander, the team's owner since 1993, is selling it for about $1.5 billion more than what he bought it for.

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Publisher Tronc To Purchase New York's 'Daily News'

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 10:20am

The long-struggling tabloid, rival of The New York Post, will reportedly go for just $1 and the assumption of operational and pension liabilities.

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Zoë Quinn On #Gamergate

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 10:06am

The Internet can be a terrible place.

Employees In Flooded Houston Could Find It Difficult To Show Up For Work

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 4:04am

After a long weekend of clean up and recovery, Houston tries to get back to work. It won't be easy for many.

Professor: 37 Historic Dictionaries Disagree With Trump's Definition of 'Emolument'

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 4:00am

The word — at the heart of a suit about the Trump D.C. hotel — now seems obscure and technical. It was more common, and had a more general meaning, when the Constitution was drafted, a scholar said.

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In Texas, Concerns About Damage To Flooded Toxic Waste Sites

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 4:23pm

Environmental officials are inspecting toxic waste sites in southeast Texas that were flooded and potentially damaged last week.

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What Parts Of The Workforce Might Be Safe From Robots?

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 3:50pm

To kick off our series "Is My Job Safe?" NPR's Ari Shapiro asks Erik Brynjolfsson, director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy whether artificial intelligence is threatening our jobs.

So You Want To Buy An Electric Car? It Requires Some Planning

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 3:40pm

With new models aimed at the mass market going on sale this fall, Americans will hear a lot more about electric cars. Here's what you should know if you're on the market for one.

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On Capitol Hill, 'See You in September' Is A Refrain Without Romance

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 6:00am

A default on U.S. debt is unknown territory. It's never happened. That may make some people say: "Let's try it." But those might not be the people you want to trust with your life savings.

The Reason Behind The Recent Spike In Gas Prices

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 5:22pm

Motorists are finding that the average price of a gallon of gasoline is 20 cents more than it was a month ago — the highest it's been in two years. The reasons have a lot to do with Hurricane Harvey.

Whatever Happened To ... The Airbnb 'Superhost' From Tanzania?

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 7:45am

After Godwin Ndosi found success renting out his family's house to tourists, he vowed to expand his business and go to grad school. Did he stick with the plan?

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Trump Hotel Lease Under New Review As Lawmakers Keep Up Criticism

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 6:00am

The General Services Administration approved the Trump Organization's lease for the Washington, D.C., property. But now, the GSA Inspector General's Office is taking another look at the contract.

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Hurricane Harvey Sends Gasoline Prices Up

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 5:44pm

The historic rain and high winds have caused refineries throughout the Gulf Coast to shut down or reduce production.

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Asian Bike-Sharing Companies Move Into New Markets With Mixed Results

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 3:31pm

Dockless bike-sharing that allows riders to pick up and drop off bicycles anywhere took off in China last year. Now Asian firms have expanded to the U.K., but not everyone is pleased.

Countries Pledge To Recover Dwindling Pacific Bluefin Tuna Population

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 2:50pm

The long-term agreement would aid fish stocks that have fallen to just 2.6 percent of their historic size. The news comes at a time when Atlantic bluefin populations are also rebounding.

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U.S. Economy Generated 156,000 Jobs In August, Short Of Estimates

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 7:37am

The Labor Department also cut previous estimates for job growth in June and July by 41,000.

An Industrial Giant Returns To Pittsburgh

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 4:13am

Aluminum maker Alcoa is coming back home to Pittsburgh after moving its headquarters to New York for the last several years.

Trump Says Jobs Can Close Racial Divides. Here's Why That's Unlikely

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 4:00am

The unemployment rate for black Americans has been roughly double the unemployment rate for white Americans for a very long time.

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For Grocery Stores In Texas, It's A Race To Restock Their Shelves

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 4:35pm

Hurricane Harvey destroyed intricate supply chains that keep supermarket shelves stocked with perishable food. Grocery stores are already rebuilding those networks.

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Insurers Gear Up For Deluge Of Claims, Hope To Avoid Sandy Repeat

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 3:53pm

To work all the expected flood claims, insurance companies will rely on hundreds of small processing companies. Some worry that inexperienced claims adjusters will do more harm than good.

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