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Economy After COVID-19
Over the past few decades, fiction writers and filmmakers have amassed an impressive array of apocryphal predictions, some not unlike the current coronavirus outbreak. In “Contagion,” Oscar-winner Steven Soderbergh presciently outlined a series of events bearing resemblance to COVID-19. Though the severity of the virus in the movie exhibited...
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Fashioning a social media policy in today’s climate can be both challenging and exhausting. With national policy being announced by the President via Twitter, social media touches our lives daily. The law, as usual, lags behind technology, putting employers in a precarious position when it comes to the intersection...
Cybersecurity
Data breaches put not only your company and employees at risk but also your customers. Depending on the scale of a breach, your reputation could become significantly damaged, driving down profits and jeopardizing relationships and business with customers and clients. According to the Ponemon Institute’s 2018 Cost of a Data Breach study,...
The big story today is obviously Chevron’s announcement that it plans to buy Houston-based Noble Energy in a stock exchange valued at just $5 billion.
This past April, just ahead of futures contract expirations, the price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil did something it’s never done—it went negative, all the way down to minus $37.63 per barrel. In short, U.S. exploration and production companies overwhelmed storage facilities, which essentially reached capacity. At the...
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The San Antonio region can breathe a little easier, for now. In a December 2017 letter, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determined it needed more current air quality data before reaching its final ground-level ozone designation for the area. But what would such a designation mean? How would...
Publishers Note
Today’s companies recognize the importance of conducting employment background checks. Background checks are an important component of most hiring practices. According to a national survey of HR professionals, 96% of employers conduct at least one type of background screening. Whether organizations seek to verify previous employment and educational credentials, check...
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Jane Gimler Ingleside Chamber of Commerce, President and CEO What does your typical day at the office look like? There is no such thing as a typical day in chamber world; nothing is the same or routine. Since I wear many hats (chamber, marketing, events coordination, visitors center), I can have a...
The Future of Natural Gas
A look into the future of natural gas with excerpts from “The Future of Buildings, Transportation and Power” In the first two decades of the 21st century, natural gas has been the primary winner in the electric generation industry. Gas should continue its success in the near-term, both in meeting...
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Entropy, life-cycle accounting and the circular economy are terms and concepts indicative of how society now looks at the world differently than previous generations. As the global population pushes toward ten billion people by the end of this century, thoughtful approaches to sustainability will become ever more essential to...
Economy After COVID-19
In the new shale-dominated world, we all know that the industry is changing. With threats ranging from geopolitical issues to the rise in electric vehicles and alternative fuel sources, we need repeat investors now more than ever if we’re going to stay in business. If we turn people off...
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