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Hurricane Harvey

6:26 a.m. Feb. 27, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
‘The sheer number of claims are extraordinary': Texans pay a lot for insurance --- but will that help them now? 'Document everything,' said Camille Garcia, director of communications and public affairs at the Insurance Council of Texas
1:05 p.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Biden thanks emergency workers as he surveys storm damage in TexasFirst lady Jill Biden pitches in on assembly line of volunteers packing boxes of quick oats, juice and other food items at the Houston Food Bank.
9:03 a.m. Feb. 22, 2021 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gasoline prices log strongest stretch of gains since Hurricane Harvey, amid Texas deep freezeGasoline prices climb for a seventh week in a row, at their fastest weekly pace since 2017, but drivers will soon see a temporary reprieve at the pump, according to travel and navigation app GasBuddy.
4:57 a.m. Feb. 20, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
After power outages end, Texas must debate its electricity independenceWhether to connect to the U.S. grid is one of three areas Texas policy makers should focus on.
8:22 a.m. Feb. 17, 2021 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Beto O'Rourke blames Republican leaders for Texas power outages: 'We are nearing a failed state''The energy capital of North America cannot provide the energy needed to warm and power people’s homes,' Beto O'Rourke said, calling out Gov. Greg Abbott and GOP leaders
6:07 a.m. Feb. 12, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Houston Texans, J.J. Watt 'mutually' agree to part ways after a decade togetherJ.J. Watt and the Houston Texans have “mutually agreed to part ways,” ending the tenure of the face of the franchise and adding another huge change to an offseason filled with upheaval.
5:30 a.m. Dec. 30, 2020 - By Abby Schultz
Chef Chris Shepherd Expects Hard Winter for Restaurant WorkersHis Southern Smoke Foundation has granted more than $4.3 million so far to restaurant workers nationwide
6:04 p.m. Oct. 25, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
New tropical storm likely to threaten Gulf Coast as hurricaneNewly formed Tropical Storm Zeta gradually strengthened Sunday in the western Caribbean and forecasters said it would likely become a hurricane before hitting Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and the U.S. Gulf Coast in coming days.
6:37 a.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
These are the 10 most flood-prone counties in the U.S.Realtor.com selected counties with the most major to extreme flood risk and included only the counties with at least 100,000 residents.
8:44 a.m. Sept. 19, 2020 - Associated Press
Beta spurs hurricane watch for Texas, expected to strengthen Forecasters ran out of traditional storm names on Friday, forcing the use of the Greek alphabet for only the second time since the 1950sAn exceptionally busy Atlantic hurricane season was churning along Saturday as the Texas coast prepared for a tropical storm that’s forecast to strengthen into a hurricane before breaching its shores in the week ahead.
5:03 p.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - Associated Press
Hurricane Sally wallops Florida, Alabama coast with 105-mph winds, torrential rain Hundreds of people rescued from floodwaters; storm moves inland toward GeorgiaHurricane Sally lumbered ashore near the Florida-Alabama line Wednesday with 105-mph winds and rain measured in feet, not inches, swamping homes and trapping people in high water as it pushed inland for what could be a slow and disastrous drenching across the Deep South.
6:22 a.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By J. Carlee Purdum
Prisoners who fight wildfires and clean up after hurricanes get paid as little as 14 cents an hour Some of the tasks put incarcerated workers at risk of injury or ill healthSome of the tasks put incarcerated workers at risk of injury or ill health.
6:56 p.m. Sept. 15, 2020 - Associated Press
Hurricane Sally slows off Gulf Coast, threatens historic flooding ‘Huge rainmaker’ drenches Alabama, Florida PanhandleHeavy rain, pounding surf and flash floods hit parts of the Florida Panhandle and the Alabama coast on Tuesday as Hurricane Sally lumbered toward land at a painfully slow pace, threatening as much as 30 inches of rain and dangerous, historic flooding.
5:16 a.m. Sept. 15, 2020 - Associated Press
Slow-moving hurricane Sally expected to mean deluge for the Gulf Coast Storm expected to bring ‘potentially historic’ flooding to Gulf CoastA rapidly intensifying Hurricane Sally is closing in on the northern Gulf Coast Sally after reaching Category 2 strength.
3:00 a.m. Sept. 13, 2020 - Barrons.com
7 Ways You're Already Paying for Climate Change Unprecedented wildfires are raging across the West, yet less than half of Americans believe climate change is currently harming the U.S. The reality is that everyone is already paying dearly.
7:07 a.m. Sept. 12, 2020 - By Craig Miller
Are you overlooking this critical factor in deciding what is the ‘best place’ to retire? ‘The heat is so bad that you cannot go out of your house.’ Many popular retirement havens are squarely in the crosshairs of a changing climate, and it’s getting worseThe effects of a changing climate are already evident in many of the nation’s most popular retirement destinations.
9:38 a.m. Aug. 28, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
As Louisiana recovers from Hurricane Laura, here’s what homeowners should know about the fine print in their insurance policies Standard homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover damage from some types of natural disastersStandard homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover damage from some types of natural disasters.
6:38 a.m. Aug. 27, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Hurricane Laura may do little to disturb relative calm in summer gasoline prices National average gas prices held ground between $2.16 and $2.20 for eight weeks: GasBuddyGasoline likely will experience the most price-steady summer in at least a decade. And recent Atlantic storm-related refinery snags and the expected seasonal slowdown in fuel consumption may do little to shake things up for long.
4:51 a.m. Aug. 27, 2020 - Barrons.com
Why Gas Prices Will Remain Steady for the Rest of Summer The average price in the U.S. for regular unleaded gas has been between $2.16 and $2.20 in the past eight weeks, GasBuddy says.
6:45 p.m. Aug. 25, 2020 - Associated Press
More than 500,000 ordered to evacuate Gulf Coast ahead of Hurricane Laura Storm expected to hit Louisiana, Texas as Category 3 hurricane, with 13-foot surgeIn the largest U.S. evacuation of the pandemic, more than half a million people were ordered to flee the Gulf Coast on Tuesday as Laura strengthened into a hurricane that forecasters said could slam Texas and Louisiana with ferocious winds, heavy flooding and the power to push seawater miles inland.
8:19 a.m. Aug. 25, 2020 - Associated Press
Hundreds of thousands ordered to flee Gulf Coast ahead of Laura The National Hurricane Center projected Laura would become a Category 3 hurricane before making landfall late Wednesday or early Thursday, with winds of around 115 mph (185 kph) Hundreds of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate the Gulf Coast on Tuesday as Laura strengthened into a hurricane that forecasters said could slam into Texas and Louisiana as a major storm with ferocious winds and deadly flooding.
11:50 a.m. Aug. 24, 2020 - MarketWatch
Oil companies brace for twin Gulf Coast stormsOil companies have shut in roughly 82% of offshore oil production in the Gulf of Mexico and are securing refineries and petrochemical plants as two tropical storms barrel toward Louisiana and Texas. Tropical Storm Marco approached the Louisiana coast Monday afternoon, while Tropical Storm Laura is poised to strengthen into a hurricane Tuesday as it sweeps across the Gulf of Mexico before nearing the Louisiana and Texas coastline late Wednesday, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
5:42 a.m. Aug. 24, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil prices edge up as twin storms shut in more than half of Gulf of Mexico productionOil prices trade higher Monday, finding support as Tropical Storms Marco and Laura force the closure of more than half of the Gulf of Mexico’s oil output.
5:29 p.m. July 26, 2020 - Associated Press
No longer a hurricane, Hanna soaks South Texas, an area already reeling from coronavirus No reports of deaths, but major flooding, high winds knock out powerA day after roaring ashore as a hurricane, Hanna lashed the Texas Gulf Coast on Sunday with high winds and drenching rains that destroyed boats, flooded streets and knocked out power across a region already reeling from a surge in coronavirus cases.
1:48 a.m. June 18, 2020 - By Alia Akkam
Worldwise: Beloved Houston Chef Chris Shepherd On Making the Perfect Ribs, Montana Dreams, and MoreThe James Beard Award-winner has been keeping busy doing good
9:00 a.m. April 30, 2020 - By Jake Emen
Good Company: Garrison Brothers Distillery Seeks to Raise $2 Million For Covid-19 ReliefThe Texas distillery is offering Bourbon exclusively to donors
10:03 a.m. March 22, 2020 - Barrons.com
Jobless Claims, PMIs, Nike Earnings and to Watch This Week Nike, Lululemon, Micron, and GameStop release earnings. Plus, a big jobless claims report, purchasing managers’ index, and February income and outlays and durable goods data.
2:55 p.m. March 20, 2020 - Barrons.com
The Government Can’t Let Boeing Fail. But a Bailout Will Be Costly, Including for Investors. The coronavirus pandemic finished what the 737 MAX problem began: Now, an icon of U.S. aviation needs a bailout that Washington almost certainly will provide.
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