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Professor: Texas major hub for human trafficking

Several years ago, Sandra Spencer said she blithely assumed sex trafficking was something that occurred outside the United States. “Well, the scales fell from my eyes, so to speak, when I attended the Texas Conference for Women in 2002,” said Spencer, a professor and the director of the Women and Gender Studies program at University of North Texas. Spencer spoke ...

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Retail gasoline prices in Texas, nationwide down 2 cents

COPPELL, Texas — Retail gasoline prices across Texas and nationwide have declined 2 cents per gallon this week. AAA Texas on Thursday reported the statewide average slipped to $2.04 per gallon. Prices at the pump across the U.S. settled at $2.29 per gallon. Texarkana has the cheapest gasoline in Texas at an average $1.96 per gallon. Drivers in Amarillo are ...

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University of Houston hosts Feb. 26 GOP presidential debate

HOUSTON — The University of Houston will host a 2016 Republican presidential debate on Feb. 26, four days before Texas and 11 other states are set to hold Super Tuesday primaries. Texas had previously been selected as a debate site by the Republican National Committee. The University of Houston announced Tuesday it would serve as host. Final details on the ...

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US rig count declines by 14 this week to 795

HOUSTON — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. this week declined by 14 to 795. It was the sixth consecutive week of declines. Houston’s Baker Hughes said Friday that 605 rigs were seeking oil and 189 explored for natural gas. One was listed as miscellaneous. A ...

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Texas county sues Volkswagen over diesel-emissions scandal

Sept 30 (Reuters) – A Texas county sued Volkswagen AG in state court on Wednesday, accusing the German carmaker of violating state environmental laws by installing software on some of its diesel vehicles to circumvent emissions tests. The lawsuit filed by Harris County, which includes Houston, seeks up to $25,000 per violation per day. Volkswagen faces a slew of lawsuits ...

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Texas factory production holds steady in September

Manufacturing activity in Texas held steady in September as the sharp drawback in new factory orders eased, but the depressed energy market and the strong U.S. dollar continued to curb demand, according to a report Monday from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. The state production index, a key measure of factory output, ticked up to a reading of 0.9 ...

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Energy producers pump up economy in 2014 but plunge feared in 2015

The natural gas industry boosted economic growth last year in Western Pennsylvania, where gross domestic product increased at the fastest pace in five years, according to Commerce Department data released Wednesday. The value of goods and services produced in the seven-county Pittsburgh region grew 2.9 percent in 2014, ranking the region 77th among 381 metro areas in terms of its ...

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Hundreds of royalties lawsuits against Chesapeake combined

DALLAS (AP) — More than 400 lawsuits alleging unpaid oil and gas royalties by Chesapeake Energy Corp. and its affiliates have been consolidated in Texas. The Dallas Morning News reported Sunday that more $1 billion in royalties could be at stake, affecting nearly 25,000 property owners. Attorney Dan McDonald of Fort Worth says the majority of cases involve small landowners. ...

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