Business

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Why Is American Airlines So Infuriating?

Oct 3, 2020 By Jason Heid

With its industry reeling, the Fort Worth–based airline giant is quietly betting that diminished competition will keep passengers coming—even as they grumble about the carrier’s poor service, late arrivals, and the jam-packing of its flights amid the pandemic.

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The Quest for Better Beef

Aug 12, 2020 By Eric Benson

Vegans want to end the killing of animals. Scientists say livestock are accelerating climate change. COVID-19 is ravaging meat-packers. Texas beef is under fire—but all across the industry, from the pasture to the butcher case, a vision of more sustainable burgers and briskets is beginning to come into focus.

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How Tesla Was Lured to Austin

Jul 29, 2020 By Isaac Engelberg

Travis County offered the electric car giant a package of tax incentives worth about $1,200 a year for each of the five thousand jobs it promises to create at its new factory.

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Boomtown, Episode 6: A Thin Line

Jan 14, 2020 By Christian Wallace

During booms, the Permian Basin sees a rise in prostitution charges. But misperceptions and stereotypes about sex work have led to policies that may actually harm the women involved.

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Boomtown

Dec 3, 2019 By Texas Monthly

A 10-part podcast series from Texas Monthly and Imperative Entertainment.