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Wall Street closes to snap 3-day losing streak as technology stocks rise

Wall Street's main indexes regained their footing on Thursday (May 20) after a three-day slide, buoyed by gains in technology stocks as the smallest weekly jobless claims since the start of a pandemic-driven recession lifted the mood.

Wall Street closes higher in ‘buy the dip’ session

Wall Street ended sharply higher at the close of a broad rally on Thursday (May 13), bouncing back from three straight days of selling on upbeat labor market data. All three major U.S. stock...

Three major indexes of New York stock market fall on Wednesday

U.S. stocks finished lower on Wednesday with three major indexes seeing significant decreases. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 681.50 points, or 1.99 percent, to 33,587.66. The Standard and Poor's 500 lost 89.06 points,...

Dow closes at record high after upbeat jobless claims report

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at a record high on Thursday (May 6), bolstered by an upbeat weekly jobless claims report, while shares of vaccine makers dipped after U.S. President Joe Biden backed plans to waive...

Mattress Mack gets his own ice cream flavor at Red Circle

HOUSTON - Houston hero and Gallery Furniture owner Jim McIngvale, well known as Mattress Mack, now has his own ice cream flavor. Red Circle Ice Cream in Chinatown is now honoring his legacy...

Mayor Turner Announces Implementation of Task Force on Policing Reform Recommendations

HOUSTON - In a sweeping announcement today, Mayor Sylvester Turner outlined his plans to implement a significant number of the recommendations submitted by the Mayor's Task Force on Policing Reform to improve accountability, transparency, change police policies and...

City of Houston Selected for U.S. Green Building Council 2021 LEED for Cities Local Government Leadership Program

HOUSTON - The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), creators of the LEED green building rating system, have announced Houston as one of 15 cities and counties that will commence certification in a national cohort supported by the LEED for Cities Local Government...

More Than 2,000 Open Positions Available at Turnaround Houston Job & Readiness Fair

HOUSTON - More than 2,000 open positions have been added to the Turnaround Houston Job & Readiness Fair, held virtually this Thursday, April 29 through Sunday, May 2. Job seekers can chat live with hiring employers and resource organizations...

City Of Houston’s Solid Waste Management Department Launches A Pilot Education Campaign To Improve Curbside Residential Recycling

HOUSTON - The City of Houston is launching a curbside recycling cart-tagging pilot program modeled on The Recycling Partnership’s successful Feet on the Street campaign. The cart tagging initiative is aimed at improving the quality and quantity...

Mayor Turner’s Statement on New Outdoor Mask Requirements for Fully Vaccinated Americans

HOUSTON - Earlier today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that fully vaccinated people are no longer required to wear masks outdoors unless in crowded settings and venues.  Please attribute the following statement...

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Reese Witherspoon’s media firm to be sold to Blackstone-backed company

Academy award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon's media company, Hello Sunshine, is selling itself to a newly formed media...

Pentagon placed on temporary lockdown after nearby shooting

A shooting outside the Pentagon on Tuesday (August 3) resulted in several casualties after a Pentagon police officer was attacked, with law...

Biles returns to claim balance beam bronze, Guan wins gold

Simone Biles made a fearless return to competition on Tuesday (August 3), capping a tumultuous Tokyo Games with a bronze medal on...

Hazmat called for suspicious envelope at DHL

HOUSTON – The HFD hazmat team has determined that a suspicious envelope reported at a DHL facility last night did not contain...

Man injured in workplace accident on Humble Westfield Road

HOUSTON – A man was rushed to the hospital after sustaining a traumatic injury at a workplace on Humble Westfield Road.