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Category: Houston Business News

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise To Move Headquarters From Silicon Valley To Houston Area – Houston Public Media

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

Rendering of the future HPE headquarters in Spring. Hewlett-Packard Enterprise is moving its global headquarters to the Houston area. The new headquarters for HPE, the IT spin-off of San Francisco Bay Area-based Hewlett-Packard, is under constr [...]

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US airline bailout helps Southwest post $116 million profit

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines is the first major U.S. airline to report a profit since the pandemic started, as federal payroll aid helped boost the company to net income of $116 million in the first quarter.Without the federal money, Southwest [...]

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Analysis Finds Houston 2021 Job Growth Could Be Stymied If COVID-19 Isn’t Under Control – Houston Public Media

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

The Houston skyline as seen from the Waco Street bridge in east Houston, Feb. 4, 2020. In its newly released 2021 employment forecast, the Greater Houston Partnership predicted the region will add 35,000 to 52,000 jobs in 2021. Usually, the GHP [...]

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Analysts Say 2020 Was The ‘Pivot Point’ For Non-Carbon Energy Transition – Houston Public Media

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

A vehicle makes its way down a rural road as wind turbines are shown at rear, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, near Sweetwater, Texas. This year is shaping up to be the pivotal mark in the transition to cleaner energy, according to an analysis out thi [...]

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Texas Medical Center Exceeds ICU Capacity As Leaders Discuss Future Pandemic Preparedness – Houston Public Media

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, on Aug. 28, 2020. Hospitals in the Texas Medical Center reached 100% ICU capacity Wednesday, pushing them back into surge plans. Hospitals are switching to Phase 2 operations fo [...]

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Houston Port Study Shows Women- And Minority-Owned Businesses Underrepresented Among Contractors – Houston Public Media

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

Shipping containers at the Port of Houston. The Port of Houston is taking steps to increase the number of small businesses and those owned by women and minorities the port contracts with. It comes after the completion of an independen [...]

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The Year in Politics – Houston Public Media

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM, listen online or subscribe to the podcast. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk. The Year in Politics reflects o [...]

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Understanding The New COVID Relief Package And Digging Deeper Into The SolarWinds Cybersecurity Attack – Houston Public Media

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

FILE – In this April 23, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump’s name is seen on a stimulus check issued by the IRS to help combat the adverse economic effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, in San Antonio. A number of taxpayers who [...]

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COVID-19 Brought More Profit, New Challenges To Texas’ Funeral Industry – Houston Public Media

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

Leal Funeral Home in South Houston tripled its business in 2020, according to its funeral director. On a recent Monday morning, in the sanctuary of the Leal Funeral Home in South Houston, a closed white and gold casket was awaiting the next [...]

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Despite The Pandemic, Transit Service In East Harris County Reaches Major Ridership Goal – Houston Public Media

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

Harris County Transit stop on Garth Road in Baytown Harris County Transit has surpassed 1 million boardings on its buses 12 years after it started its original routes in Baytown, a sign that the pandemic has not stymied transit use in the e [...]

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