Business

White House requests $44B disaster aid bill

Nov 17, 2017

The White House has sent Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request that falls far short of demands from hurricane-hit Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico

US rig count up by 8 this week to 915; Texas up 7

Nov 17, 2017

The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by eight this week to 915

Investigation: Radioactive leaks at Illinois nuclear plants

Nov 17, 2017

Illinois nuclear plants leak radioactive waste despite efforts to halt accidents

US seeks more action from African nations on North Korea

Nov 17, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tilllerson is calling on African nations to do more to isolate North Korea, which relies on trade and military relationships on the continent as a source of hard currency

Shares of online styling service Stitch Fix rise in debut

Nov 17, 2017

Shares of online clothing service Stitch Fix jump 14 percent in their stock market debut after the company raised $120 million in an initial public offering

VA exploring idea of merging health system with Pentagon

Nov 17, 2017

The Department of Veterans Affairs is exploring merging its health system with the Pentagon's as part of its effort to expand private health care

UK agency investigates mid-air collision with casualties

Nov 17, 2017

Air safety authorities in Britain say a helicopter and an aircraft have been involved in a mid-air collision northwest of London

Monsanto asks Arkansas judge to halt state's herbicide ban

Nov 17, 2017

A major agribusiness company is asking an Arkansas judge to halt the state's plan to ban an herbicide that's drawn complaints from farmers across several states who say the weed killer has drifted onto their crops and caused widespread damage

Jobless rates fell in 11 US states, hit record lows in 2

Nov 17, 2017

Unemployment rates fell in 11 US states in September, hit record lows in Idaho, Tennessee

Sen. Hatch to Dems saying tax cuts are for rich: 'Bull crap'

Nov 17, 2017

A debate between two senators over whether Republican tax cuts are aimed at helping the rich escalated into raised voices, interruptions and an un-senatorial cry of "bull crap."

Weather, 20 December
Houston Weather
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Humidity: 83%

Wind: NNE - 7 KPH

Canberra Weather
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Humidity: 87%

Wind: W - 20 KPH

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Humidity: 100%

Wind: SE - 25 KPH