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Category: Houston Business News

Electric vehicles steal the show at 2022 Houston Auto Show

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News | 27th January

A crowd of onlookers gathered around a glowing Ford marquee as a presenter began her showcase."The Ford Lightning has super powers only an electric truck has," the emcee said, standing aside the engine-less frunk of the Detroit manufacturer's most po [...]

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Texas Restaurant Association calls for additional funding for Restaurant Revitalization Fund – Houston Public Media

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

A restaurant in Austin announces its reopening, amid the gradual lifting of restrictions on Texas businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 60,000 Texas restaurants stayed in business during the pandemic thanks to a federal COVID-19 re [...]

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Texas hits new record employment level for second straight month as unemployment rate falls – Houston Public Media

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News | 21st January

“We’re Hiring!” sign on Wendy’s window, located on Scott Street in Houston on Jan. 2, 2020. In November, Texas reached a milestone in statewide employment. The Texas Workforce Commission reported the state had finally surpassed its pre- [...]

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The omicron-driven COVID-19 surge hit some Texas restaurants and bars harder than others – Houston Public Media

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

Many Texas restaurants and bars have been forced to temporarily close — for days, a week, sometimes more — as this latest wave of COVID-19 causes staffing shortages and other challenges. As the Omicron variant began to spread late last year [...]

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400K Texas customers could lose power over energy company dispute

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

With freezing weather sweeping into Texas late this week, subsidiaries for a major pipeline company are threatening to cut off natural gas to the state’s largest power generator — which could impact the electricity supply for hundreds of thousand [...]

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Benchmark oil prices are at their highest point since 2014. Experts say that’s good for Houston – Houston Public Media

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News | 19th January

In this Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, file photo, a flame burns at the Shell Deer Park oil refinery in Deer Park, Texas. The price of crude oil barely moved in 2017, and energy companies faded after a big gain the year before. Benchmark oil prices h [...]

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Starbucks reverses vaccine mandate after Supreme Court ruling

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

Starbucks is no longer requiring its U.S. workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, reversing a policy it announced earlier this month.DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Business WriterJan. 19, 2022 A sign bear [...]

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AT&T, Verizon pause some new 5G after airlines raise alarm

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

AT&T and Verizon will delay launching new wireless service near key airports after the nation’s largest airlines said the service would interfere with aircraft technology and cause widespread flight disruptions.The decision from the companies c [...]

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H-E-B debunks viral photo of empty bread shelves

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News | 12th January

H-E-B spokesperson Julie Bedingfield acknowledged supply chain issues across the nation, but said in an emailed statement that the San Antonio-based grocery store chain isn't having bread supply issues.Steven SantanaJan. 12, 2022 [...]

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H-E-B just purchased a vacant supermarket in Dallas

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News | 06th January

H-E-B just bagged a big piece of the Big D.Nathanael Hovee / EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm Though San Antonians have reveled in being home to H-E-B headquarters for the past 36 years, the first store open [...]

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