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The price of oil has dropped to its lowest point in years in recent weeks. That's bad news for almost everyone in oil-producing parts of the country.

But there is at least one business that's booming in the oil patch.

Walk around Ryan Peck's impound lot on the south side of Corpus Christi, Texas, and it's easy to see he's busy.

Stock markets in the U.S. took a plunge at the open Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling more than 1,000 points in early trading.

This comes after China’s main stock index dropped more than 8 percent today, in what some are dubbing China’s “Black Monday.”

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson looked at what’s happening, and what individual investors should do, with Jill Schlesinger of CBS News.

Shelley Kofler / Texas Public Radio

Some San Antonio City Council members want to know what the city is going to do to make its airport more competitive.  This week’s discussion followed a Texas Public Radio report that documented higher than average ticket prices and concerns that the airport is falling behind.

San Antonio’s airport served more than eight million passengers last year but City Aviation Director Frank Miller acknowledged thousands who used to fly out of San Antonio are now traveling from Austin.

The Obama administration unveiled plans Tuesday that would curb the methane that leaks from facilities related to oil and natural gas production. Methane is one of the greenhouse gases that trap heat in the Earth's atmosphere.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

  This fall, a new airline will start offering three, new non-stop flights from San Antonio to tourist destinations. It's the first time a new domestic airline has been added in about six years.

 

Allegiant Air will offer one-way, non-stop flights to Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, and Las Vegas starting at $49. Jude Bricker, the company’s senior vice president of planning, says San antonio is their fifth Texas market.

 

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