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Category: Houston Business News

Texas Is Underfunding Unemployment To Keep Business Taxes Low. Now It Owes $7 Billion And Counting – Houston Public Media

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News | 10th September

A customer wears a mask and looks at their cell phone as they carry their order past a now hiring sign at an eatery in Richardson, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. Texas leaders had long known they weren't charging businesses enough unemploymen [...]

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Walmart to launch delivery service for other businesses by autonomous vehicles, drones

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

ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail WriterAug. 24, 2021 A shopper loads items into her car in the parking lot of a Walmart in Willow Grove, Pa., Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Walmart says it will start commercializing its del [...]

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Delta Air Lines will make unvaccinated employees pay charge under company health plan

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

Delta Air Lines will charge employees on the company health plan $200 a month if they fail to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a policy the airline's top executive says is necessary because the average hospital stay for the virus costs the airline $4 [...]

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Houston’s Naseberry aims to help kids celebrate the color brown

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

Like many mothers, Alissa Gipson looked forward to the moment she could finally trust her son with a box of crayons. But when that day came, she was ultimately puzzled by her son’s first color choice: Brown.“I was like, ‘Brown? Why don’t you [...]

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Jim Adler fighting “Alabama Hammer” in court

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

Texas attorney Jim Adler, also known as "The Texas Hammer," thinks he nailed an Alabama lawyer using his steez.One might say he's getting "angrier than a junkyard dog." He's so upset, he filed a lawsuit. According to AL.com, a website for [...]

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Offshore carbon capture project green-lit for waters south of Port Arthur

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

The Texas General Land Office has approved a bid for an off-shore carbon capture project in the coastal territory just south of Beaumont and Port Arthur.The 40,000 acre site in Texas state waters was granted to independent oil and gas producer Talos [...]

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

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

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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