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Texas energy sector facing slight headwinds

Texas energy sector facing slight headwinds

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July 24 (UPI) -- Strong job growth in Texas was apparent, though some energy sector indicators are still presenting headwinds, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas said.A report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas found job growth in the state was 3.6 percent and the overall forecast for the year was 2.8 percent, an upward revision from 2.6 expected in its last forecast."Strong job growth in June and a rebound in the leading index pushed the job forecast to its highest level this year," Keith R. Phillips, the fed's assistant vice president, said in a statement. "Growth in the second quarter was 2.8 percent, the fastest we have seen since the end of 2014."The report found indicators from the energy sector were acting negatively on overall prospects, though new exploration and production i...
Teen facing 15 charges in connection to London acid attacks

Teen facing 15 charges in connection to London acid attacks

World
A teenager is facing multiple charges in connection to five linked acid attacks in north and east London earlier this week, police said today. Authorities charged a 16-year-old male on Saturday evening with 15 offenses, including multiple counts of robbery and grievous bodily harm (GBH), according to London’s Metropolitan Police. The teen was arrested Friday after he was identified near the scene of the attacks, which took place on Thursday, in surveillance video. The suspect has been remanded in custody and will appear before Stratford Youth Court on Monday. A 15-year-old male was also arrested at an address in the Stoke Newington neighborhood of north London on Friday morning, also on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and robbery, police said. He was released on bail Saturday morning
Fruit and veg farmers facing migrant labour shortages

Fruit and veg farmers facing migrant labour shortages

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceUK summer fruit and salad growers are having difficulty recruiting pickers, with more than half saying they don't know if they will have enough migrant workers to harvest their crops.Many growers blame the weak pound which has reduced their workers' earning power, as well as uncertainty over Brexit, according to a BBC survey. About 80,000 seasonal workers a year pick and process British fruit and veg. Most of them are from the European Union, mainly Romania and Bulgaria. Are you an EU seasonal worker planning to work in the UK this summer to pick fruit and vegetables? Email us at haveyoursay@bbc.co.uk and include your telephone number if you are willing to speak to a BBC journalist. One in five growers says they already have fewer pickers than t...
Warrington captain Chris Hill facing suspension ahead of Challenge Cup clash v Wigan

Warrington captain Chris Hill facing suspension ahead of Challenge Cup clash v Wigan

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Chris HillMonday, June 12, 2017Warrington captain Chris Hill could miss Saturday's Challenge Cup clash against Wigan after being charged with reckless use of the shoulder.The prop forward was sin-binned in the ninth minute of Sunday's 36-16 defeat at Super League leaders Castleford Tigers for a shoulder charge on England team-mate Luke Gale.Hill has the option of submitting an early guilty plea for a grade B charge of reckless use of the shoulder, which usually carries a one or two-match suspension.If Hill submits an early guilty plea and is given a one-match ban he could then appeal that punishment and - if successful - the 29-year-old would be free to face Wigan.The Wolves will hope the change of competition can inspire them to a winning formula after losing their last four Super League ...