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Recession worries dispelled by Herculean jobs report
Economy
Published in 19-5-2019
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Any fears of an impending recession were likely dispelled Friday after the Labor Department reported the biggest monthly job gains in more than two years and wages climbed the fastest in nearly a decade, showing that the near-record economic expansion still has plenty of momentum.
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Texas employment growth likely to slow in 2019
Economy
Published in 19-5-2019
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Employment in Texas is expected to slow considerably in 2019 due to falling oil prices, tariffs and trade uncertainties, according to an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

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Harris County has slower wage growth than nation, rest of Texas
Economy
Published in 19-5-2019
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Harris County had below-average wage growth compared to both other counties and the nation, while Midland continued to experience rapid employment and wage growth.

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Gig jobs, online retail keep wages low, even in low unemployment: Dallas Fed
Economy
Published in 19-5-2019
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The rise of self employment due to "gig" economy jobs, or on-demand jobs, and fierce price competition in retail due to online competitors is holding down wages even while the nation has a low unemployment rate.

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Houston’s unemployment rate falls, local economy adds 9,700 jobs
Economy
Published in 19-5-2019
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The Houston metro area added 9,700 jobs during March and the unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent.

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Houston economy accelerates with strong job growth
Economy
Published in 19-5-2019
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.Houston’s economy accelerated beyond its normal pace in the last three months, driven by stronger job growth, particularly in manufacturing and business professional services.

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Houston to see moderate growth as economy returns to oil basics, local forecaster says
Economy
Published in 19-5-2019
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Houston's economy is likely entering a period of moderate and sustained growth, as the days of $100 oil per barrel and the rapid expansion that followed are long gone, but the economy recovers overall.

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Texas economy rebounds in first quarter: Dallas Fed
Economy
Published in 19-5-2019
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Texas' economy recovered in the first quarter of 2019, data suggests.

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Higher energy prices drive some inflation in Houston: BLS
Economy
Published in 19-5-2019
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Higher energy prices accounted for more than 80 percent of inflation in the Houston area.

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Manufacturing activity in Houston slows from March: survey
Economy
Published in 19-5-2019
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Houston's economy continued to expand in April, but at a slower pace than a month prior.

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Astros' offensive onslaught too much in win over Tigers
Sports
Published in 19-5-2019
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Springer, who on Monday was named American League Player of the Week, continued a torrid stretch by going 2-for-3 with two walks and three runs. Springer is 18-for-35 (.524) in his last nine games, and his 16th homer ties him with the Brewers' Christian Yellich for the most in the majors.

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Owls come up with big stops to secure Silver Glove against Cougars
Sports
Published in 19-5-2019
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The Cougars left 14 runners on base, including the bases loaded twice, as the Owls clinched the annual series between crosstown rivals 2-1 at Constellation Field.

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Astros' Tyler White's playing time to diminish as he struggles at the plate
Sports
Published in 19-5-2019
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DETROIT While he's mired in an abysmal offensive slump to start his season, Tyler White's playing time will become "a little more sporadic," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Wednesday.

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St. Thomas finishes as TAPPS state runner-up
Sports
Published in 19-5-2019
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The St. Thomas baseball team played for its 25th championship Wednesday at Crosby High School. The Eagles will have to wait for another shot at the crown after an 8-5 loss to Argyle Liberty Christian in the Division I final.

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Fort Bend Marshall QB Malik Hornsby commits to North Carolina
Sports
Published in 19-5-2019
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One of the area's top quarterbacks is heading out of state to join a familiar face.

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