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Refinery Strike Continues Into Fourth Week

Feb 25, 2015

A nationwide oil refinery strike continued this week and expanded to 15 plants. The United Steelworkers union organized the walkout, after the union’s contract with oil companies expired.

One of the latest refineries to be impacted is the Motiva Enterprises refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, the largest of its kind in the country. CNN’s Maggie Lake joins Here & Now’s Robin Young with details.

Eileen Pace

    

Eagle Ford Shale communities are zeroing in on new areas of business they can fall back on once fracking is no longer bringing income into South Texas.

UTSA has been working with the communities on finding new opportunities to keep their economies strong, and for some, the question is not “If” – but “When.” 

DeWitt County Judge Daryl Fowler says his county has used its tax structure to prepare for a future without fracking.

RadioShack, the electronics chain that has hung on for years despite a steep decline in its business, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Thursday.

According to the AP, the company plans to sell up to 2,400 of its stores nationwide.

Manuel Sebastian Vogt

“Save The World” may be a lofty title for a brewery, but as Master Brewer and co-owner Dr. David Rathkamp says, he hopes to save the world, one beer at a time. Far-fetched? The brewery donates ten percent of its monthly gross sales to various charities. Then at year’s end, the brewery gives all the profits away.

 Save The World Brewing Company is the brain-child of a married couple, both of them physicians who abandoned medicine in pursuit of a path they anticipate will fulfill their dreams.

CHICAGO — The Illinois Department of Human Rights says there’s evidence of discrimination at an Exxon Mobil Corp. facility in the state following a gay rights group’s hiring complaint.

Freedom to Work’s 2013 complaint says the Texas oil giant was sent two similar resumes for a job in Patoka. However, one applicant indicated she was a gay-rights activist and had higher grades. The complaint says Exxon only made efforts to contact the other applicant.

The group’s attorneys are pursuing an Illinois Human Rights Commission hearing.

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