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Judge Dismisses NRA Bankruptcy Case, Heightening Risk For Dissolution Of Group – Houston Public Media

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News | 11th May

Wayne LaPierre, chief executive officer of the National Rifle Association, stands on stage after arriving at the NRA annual meeting in Dallas on May 5, 2018. A federal bankruptcy judge dismissed an effort by the National Rifle Association to de [...]

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Victoria’s Secret to be spun off a year after sale collapsed

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

A year after an agreement to sell Victoria’s Secret fell apart as the pandemic emptied malls nationwide, the chain will be spun off by its owner to become a separate company.L Brands, based in Columbus, Ohio, has been shopping the struggling chain [...]

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How To Plan A Safe Summer Vacation – Houston Public Media

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

FILE – In this Wednesday, March 17, 2021 file photo, travelers walk through the Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City. Mother’s Day weekend meant bigger crowds at U.S. airports. The Transportation Security Administration sa [...]

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Greater Houston Partnership Condemns Voter Suppression, Stops Short Of Criticizing Texas Bills – Houston Public Media

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News | 07th May

Bob Harvey, the President and CEO of Greater Houston Partnership, at State of Education Luncheon, held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Sept. 16, 2019. The Greater Houston Partnership on Friday released a statement condemning voter suppression aft [...]

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Houston Apartment Rents, Occupancy Up After Sluggish 2020 – Houston Public Media

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

The story of 2020 was record home sales and a depressed apartment market. But in 2021, apartments seem to be coming back. After sliding during most of 2020, Houston apartment occupancy – and rents – are on the upswing this year, accordi [...]

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Facebook Ban On Donald Trump Will Hold, Social Network’s Oversight Board Rules – Houston Public Media

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

Facebook indefinitely suspended then-President Donald Trump’s accounts in January after a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. Facebook was justified in its decision to suspend then-President Donald Trump after the Jan. 6 insurre [...]

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Reinstate Trump? Facebook Oversight Board Set To Rule On Indefinite Ban – Houston Public Media

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News | 05th May

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a Senate panel in April 2018. On Wednesday, Facebook’s independent Oversight Board is set to decide whether the company should keep its indefinite ban on former President Donald Trump. Facebook [...]

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With brain implants, the ‘future’s gonna be weird’

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News | 04th May

Neuralink, Elon Musk’s brain implant startup in Austin, has a monkey that can play video games with its mind.At least that’s what the company claims in a video featuring a 9-year-old macaque named Pager who has two Neuralinks in his noggin. [...]

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How companies rip off poor employees

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

Already battered by long shifts and high infection rates, essential workers struggling through the pandemic face another hazard of hard times: employers who steal their wages.When a recession hits, U.S. companies are more likely to stiff their lowest [...]

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Rising Prices Are Making Houston Homebuyers Lower Their Expectations – Houston Public Media

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News | 30th April

Both home sales and prices have jumped over the past year or so. Tarence Rice moved to Houston from Tennessee about two years ago. He's working on his Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering at Rice University and plans to settle down [...]

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