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Category: Houston Business News

Many Houston Communities Of Color Have No Bank Account. A New Federal Initiative Aims To Change That – Houston Public Media

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News | 24th May

A bank teller counting money. More than 20% of Latino and nearly 15% of Black Houstonians are unbanked, according to the FDIC. Angelina Cortes has lived in Houston for the past seven years, cleaning homes for a living. But it was only one year [...]

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Changed by pandemic, many workers won’t return to old jobs

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

There’s a wild card in the push to return to pre-pandemic life: Many workers don’t want to go back to the jobs they once had.Layoffs and lockdowns, combined with enhanced unemployment benefits and stimulus checks, gave many Americans the time and [...]

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Houston’s Midtown Innovation District Is Taking Shape, Despite Controversy – Houston Public Media

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News | 18th May

Rendered view from the fourth floor of the Ion If you’ve driven by Midtown on Interstate-69, you’ve probably seen the big new, shiny glass building on Main Street. The Ion, now scheduled to open this fall, is the heart of Houston's new inno [...]

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East River development brings River Walk vibes to Houston’s Buffalo Bayou

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News | 17th May

East River is a place where culture and business collide — and it's going up right in Houston.The 126-acre development going up along Buffalo Bayou in Fifth Ward will include a mix of retail, living spaces and offices. DOWN THE RABBIT H [...]

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There’s $159 Million In Rent Relief Up For Grabs In The Houston Area. But Many Landlords Don’t Want The Money – Houston Public Media

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News | 14th May

Judge Lincoln Goodwin’s courthouse in northwest Harris County. Janet, a Houston renter, lost her job as a home health care worker back during the February winter storm. When she couldn't take the icy roads to work, she got fired. She had alre [...]

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Houston ranks No. 2 nationally for growing tech markets during COVID-19 pandemic

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

Houston isn't the first city to come to mind when you think of a tech hub, but that soon may change.  Nearly half of tech workers moved during the pandemic, according to an April survey by non-profit One America Works, and Houston has s [...]

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Man charged with reckless Tesla stunt was once declared ‘the most spoiled kid in the US’

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

At first, it seemed like a case of Silicon Valley d-baggery. The man is shown smirking at the camera, seemingly knowing that he got away with this potentially deadly stunt.  When the first story was published on SFGATE, it seemed like a cut-and-dry [...]

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Texas Law Now Allows Alcohol To Go From Restaurants After Gov. Greg Abbott Signs Bill – Houston Public Media

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

A Waterloo Margarita DIY Cocktail Kit and two margaritas to go from Waterloo Icehouse on June 30, 2020 in Austin. Alcohol to go is now law in Texas after Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday signed a bill to permanently allow Texans to include alcohol [...]

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Scramble on for new fuel routes after Colonial Pipeline hack

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

CHAMBLEE, Ga. (AP) — State and federal officials are scrambling to find alternate routes to deliver gasoline in the Southeast U.S. after a hack of the nation’s largest fuel pipeline led to panic-buying that contributed to more than 1,000 gas stat [...]

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Chick-fil-A to limit number of signature sauces per customer amid shortage

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

You're going to have to wait as the company has announced limits on the number of sauce packets that restaurants can give out to customers.  READ ALSO: You can now buy Chick-Fil-A sauces at H-E-B.  On May 4, Chick-fil- [...]

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