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10:00 AM Mar 31, 2020 CDT

Q&A: Federal Reserve business economist discusses the energy industry's 2020 outlook

The industry is contending with effects of the coronavirus outbreak and uncertainty in the oil market following a steep price drop in March.

Q&A: U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady discusses the passage of the CARES Act

The stimulus package passed through Congress this week and was expected to be signed by President Donald Trump on March 27.

Official: Increase in calls for statewide unemployment benefits is ‘almost vertical’

According to Serna, on an average day the Texas Workforce Commission’s four call centers statewide receive 13,000-14,000 calls; on March 22, the agency received 100,000 calls regarding unemployment insurance benefit inquiries.

Stay up to date on how businesses across the Greater Houston area are adapting to coronavirus

Find local businesses and nonprofits to support as they grapple with coronavirus-related restrictions through our area guides.

Expert: Houston's economy 'resilient' but could see energy, retail losses from crisis

A local economics expert projected the coronavirus outbreak does not necessarily mean a recession is imminent.

Conroe, Montgomery businesses struggle to adapt to ‘new normal’ amid bleak sales

In some cases, the effects of the coronavirus have led to more than a 50% decline in sales.

UPDATED: H-E-B stores limit purchases per trip, reduces hours to allow restocking

Stores in the Houston area will observe hours of 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Beginning March 14 until further notice.

Analysts: Houston energy market will see challenges amid coronavirus-fueled stock declines

The long-term economic effect of the coronavirus on the Greater Houston area energy industry is unclear.

Economic Outlook Conference takeaways: Health care now top employer in The Woodlands

Health care has risen to the position of top employment sector in The Woodlands region, overtaking energy.

Houston Zoo had $242M economic impact in 2018, new study reveals

The Houston Zoo generated more than $242 million in economic impact to the Houston area in 2018, according to a recent study by recognized economist John J. Antel.

Texas oil and gas industry could see a major slowdown in 2020

The oil and natural gas industry paid a record-setting $16.3 billion in taxes and royalties to local governments and the state in 2019, the Texas Oil and Gas Association announced Tuesday.

Economic outlook suggests affordable housing shortage on the horizon for Greater Houston area

With the oil and gas industry slow to recover and an expected surge in low- and moderate-wage jobs on the horizon, local experts are forecasting a shortage of affordable housing in the Greater Houston area.

Conroe raises taxes to boost city salaries

Updated 8:50 a.m. Sept. 23: Resident John Nicks was originally incorrectly spelled John Nix.