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Category: Houston Business News

After Hurricane Ida, energy facilities in Gulf inching back to life

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News | 08th September

Oil companies began gradually restarting some of their refineries in Louisiana, and key fuel pipelines fully reopened Tuesday, providing hopeful signs that the region’s crucial energy industry can soon recover from Hurricane Ida's onslaught.Exxon M [...]

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Pilots’ union sues Southwest over changes made in pandemic

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

DALLAS (AP) — The pilots’ union is suing Southwest Airlines, saying that rules the airline put into place before and during the pandemic have changed pay rates and working rules, in violation of federal labor law.The union says any changes that a [...]

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Port Houston Clears Final Hurdle For Ship Channel Expansion – Houston Public Media

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

Port Houston Executive Director Roger Guenther, right, presents the signed project partnership agreement to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Col. Timothy Vail. Port Houston has begun its search for contractors to widen the Houston Ship Channel afte [...]

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Mark Cuban may have to pay Texas millions if he doesn’t play the national anthem at home games

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

Looks like this could be the case for billionaire and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban if he continues to refuse to play the ode to America at home games. Over 600 new laws went into effect in Texas on Wednesday, one was dubbed the Star [...]

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NRA Cancels 2021 Annual Meeting In Houston Due To COVID-19 Surge – Houston Public Media

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

The National Rifle Association on Tuesday announced the cancellation of the organization’s 2021 annual meeting, which was scheduled to take place in Houston next week. In a statement, the organization wrote that the decision was made after r [...]

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Anonymous Texas website for snitching on abortions get turned off

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

Abortion-right supporters rally at the Texas Capitol in July, before the new law was signed into law.Getty Images file photo A mind-boggling provision in Texas' new abortion law a [...]

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Controversial I-45 Expansion Project Set To Move Forward — For Now – Houston Public Media

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

The Texas Transportation Commission voted unanimously Thursday to keep a controversial I-45 expansion project in the state’s long-term transportation plan — but warned that an ongoing federal investigation may permanently halt the project [...]

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Exxon posts $4.7B in Q2 profit as demand for fuel rebounds

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

NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil swung back to a profit and topped expectations during the second quarter as demand for fuel recovered from lows reached earlier in the pandemic.Exxon’s profits reached $4.69 billion, or $1.10 per share, after the compa [...]

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Walmart mandates masks for all workers in some areas

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer and private employer, is reversing its mask policy and will require all its workers including vaccinated ones in areas with high infection rates to wear masks.The Bentonville, Arkansas-based [...]

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In Robinhood’s stock debut, a tumble and then sharp swings

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street gave Robinhood a cool reception Thursday in the online broker's debut in the stock market that it helped reshape by bringing millions of new investors.Shares of Robinhood Markets Inc. slumped 8.4% in their first day of t [...]

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