Tag Archives: Economy

Appeals court again halts El Paso County’s shutdown of nonessential businesses

EL PASO — A state appeals court late Friday again halted El Paso County’s shutdown of nonessential businesses that was scheduled to last until Dec. 1. El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego issued the shutdown order Oct. 29 in an effort to slow the latest outbreak of COVID-19 here, where total cases since the pandemic… Read More »

Asian stocks rise for 2nd day on coronavirus vaccine hopes

People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. Asian stock markets rose for second day Tuesday on hopes for progress toward a possible coronavirus vaccine that might allow the world to revive manufacturing, shopping and normal life.… Read More »

Stocks burst higher, S&P 500 at record on vaccine hopes

Cruise operators, airlines and owners of office buildings and shopping centers were among the market’s biggest winners on expectations people will feel comfortable again riding elevators to a desk or shopping in enclosed stores. Carnival surged 35.9%, though it’s still down by more than half for 2020 so far. It led a resurgence for what… Read More »

AP VoteCast: How did Biden do it? Wide coalition powered win

“We love our president, we love our Constitution, we love everything that he’s promised and followed through on,” said Annastasia Theodoropoulos, a 50-year-old Trump supporter in Milford, Pennsylvania, a borough outside Scranton. Biden’s coalition included clear majorities of college graduates, women, urban and suburban voters, young people and Black Americans — all groups that have… Read More »

Rick Couron: Governor’s proposed capacity limits put economic recovery at risk

While the limits have been halted by the courts for now, that has already changed once before. It is time to put a definitive end to these proposed capacity limits and stop leaving small business owners fraught with uncertainty, otherwise we may well see a spike in unemployment that mirrors the one we saw this… Read More »

A controversial rule limiting housing options for homeless Texans with criminal records was softened, but it still worries advocates

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs is slightly backing off a controversial plan that would make it harder for homeless Texans with particular criminal histories to live in tax-subsidized housing units meant to… Read More »