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Price gouging, when a supplier increases the cost of a product or service in high demand to take advantage of a disaster declaration, is illegal in Texas. But high prices don’t necessarily mean that a seller is price gouging, because businesses are “generally allowed to determine the prices for their products,” according to the Texas Office of the Attorney General. … [Read more...] about Insurers bearing the brunt of COVID-19 test costs. That might mean higher premiums.
“Rep. Stivers does not support Rep. Maloney’s bill in its current form and needs to see substantial amendments before it is something he could vote in favor of. Nevertheless, he remains committed to bipartisan conversations and looks forward to continuing to work with Rep. Maloney to ensure that the final product best serves workers, businesses, and our economy,” his office said. … [Read more...] about Business groups back pandemic insurance bill modeled on post-9/11 law
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Musk does have a plan for making Mars an attractive destination for long-term living: Terraforming, a hypothetical scenario in which humans make Mars more Earth-like by pumping gases into the atmosphere. It'd be an attempt to use the same greenhouse gases causing the climate crisis on our home planet to make Mars' atmosphere thicker, warmer and more hospitable to life. Musk has promoted the idea that the process could be kicked off by dropping nuclear bombs on the planet. … [Read more...] about Colonizing Mars could be dangerous and ridiculously expensive. Elon Musk wants to do it anyway