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Category: Houston Business News

Sexual assaults rose sharply in recent years

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News | 23rd October

Lyft received an increasing number of reports of sexual assault in recent years, including more than 1,800 in 2019, according to a safety report from the ride-hailing company.More than half of the assaults in 2019 were “non-consensual touching of a [...]

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Texas apartment rentals are booming, driving up the cost for tenants in Houston – Houston Public Media

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News | 22nd October

Apartment rentals are soaring across Texas, according to the latest analysis by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). That's good news for landlords, but tenants are facing steep increases in rent. The Dallas-Fort Worth area led the nati [...]

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American Airlines posts $169 million profit on nearly $1 billion pandemic aid

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

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines is reporting a third-quarter profit of $169 million after collecting nearly $1 billion in federal pandemic aid, and it expects big crowds and more flights during the upcoming holidays.The airline felt the [...]

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Tesla hits record profit despite parts shortage, ship delays

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News | 20th October

DETROIT (AP) — Record electric vehicle sales last summer amid a shortage of computer chips and other materials propelled Tesla Inc. to the biggest quarterly net earnings in its history.The company said Wednesday that it made $1.62 billion in the th [...]

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Walgreens begins testing drone delivery in Texas

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

Walgreens will begin flying packages by drone to residents in a pair of Texas cities in partnership with Google’s drone-making affiliate, Wing.The companies said they will begin testing the service next week in the city of Frisco and neighboring Li [...]

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Unsupported ‘sickout’ claims take flight amid Southwest woes

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News | 13th October

DALLAS (AP) — When Southwest Airlines canceled more than 2,000 flights over the weekend, citing bad weather and air traffic control issues, unsupported claims blaming vaccine mandates began taking off.Conservative politicians and pundits, including [...]

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Will airlines get their acts together for Thanksgiving rush?

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

COLONIE — Last weekend’s mass cancellations of Southwest Airlines flights may be a preview of the upcoming Thanksgiving travel rush if things don’t go the right way.“Prepare for problems,” warned Jeanne Gagnon, president of Plaza Travel in [...]

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Southwest limits canceled flights after 3 tumultuous days

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

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines flights appeared to be running closer to normal on Tuesday after the airline canceled nearly 2,400 flights over the previous three days.By midday Tuesday, Southwest had canceled fewer than 100 flights, or 2% of its [...]

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Third Ward community groups protest Houston’s Ion development

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

The Ion in southern Midtown A coalition of community groups said it will continue to disrupt meetings and events until they are included in decision-making for the development of Houston's “Ion” innovation district, over concerns that the c [...]

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United sees holiday travel boom, major US bank requires vaccine for business travel, more

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News | 09th October

In this week’s news, United is adding capacity in expectation of a busy holiday travel season, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asks unvaccinated people to stay home this year; the agency also adds more countries to its “do not [...]

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