Houston companies navigate change in focus of CDC mask

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – Houston’s top vaccine expert and restaurant manager take a look at the CDC’s new directions for fully vaccinated Americans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday it was relaxing mask-wearing guidelines for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors, in crowds …

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Bakla-Cake from Sweet City Boulevard

Sweet City Boulevard owner David Nayfa loved candy from the start. His college ice cream adventure, What’s The Scoop, has produced and sold premium gourmet ice cream, cappuccino pies, spumoni, ice cream and sorbet to Dallas‘ best restaurants and hotels, as well as to lucky customers of his retail store. …

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In flooded Michigan neighborhoods, who should pay for the dikes?

This only adds to Myrtle Thompson Curtis’ concerns about the changing socio-economic and racial makeup of her neighborhood. Curtis runs Feedom-Freedom Growers, a neighborhood group that operates a community garden attached to Fox Creek. Over the past few years, Jefferson Chalmers home prices have steadily increased northward. There’s a new …

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Washtenaw County District Attorney to Not Help ICE Deport Non-Nationals

WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI – As of now, a person’s immigration status does not matter to the Washtenaw County criminal justice system. Washtenaw County District Attorney Eli Savit announced Wednesday, Feb. 24 that his office would not coordinate with federal immigration law enforcement efforts, nor would he report uninvited civilians. -Citizens, …

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When Boston fell head over heels in love with Monet

The Coastline by Claude Monet in Trouville (1881) Courtesy of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts Claude Monet never visited Boston, but some of the city’s collectors were determined to get to know him, even going as far as France to visit his home in Giverny and pick up a …

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Mortgage and refinancing rate today, February 8

Today’s Mortgage and Refinance Rates Average mortgage rates edged up again last Friday. Although the past week has seen mostly gains, every move was small. And these rates remain exceptionally low. The first thing was like mortgage rates could rise again today. Yesterday, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said President Joe …

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Q&A: Am I insured for COVID-19?

Question I rent a commercial space in Manchester on the ground floor of a building used as a hairdressing salon. I have experienced severe disruption as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, including closing my business during national shutdowns, and currently cannot trade from the premises. I am investigating the …

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United Airlines to resume hiring of 300 pilots in May

Source: United Airlines United Airlines Holdings Inc (NYSE: UAL) plans to hire around 300 pilots, a sign that the pandemic-ravaged industry is hoping the recent rebound in bookings will continue. CNBC reported on Thursday that the Chicago-based airline told its staff it would begin hiring pilots, a process suspended last …

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