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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.

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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.

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  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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If you’re planning a trip to Mexico, Greyhound can be one of your transportation options. The bus company has just started providing service to Nuevo Laredo and Monterrey.

It’s a first for Greyhound.  Up until now they contracted with other bus companies in Mexico for the past 50 years.

Passengers have consistently asked when they could ride to Mexico, according to Greyhound President and CEO Dave Leach. So they started the effort three years ago.

They now have a terminal in Nuevo Laredo and a another in Monterrey.

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