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“We probably have to let go of energy as being the No. 1 industry in the long run,” Peter Rodriguez, dean of the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University, said in an interview. “That primacy is no longer in the cards for Texas.”

May 08
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The economic hit to oil in regions from Houston to West Texas to South Texas means not just failing energy companies but laid off workers not able to make mortgage payments, restaurants and shops going out of business and motels with empty rooms, said James Weston, a finance professor at Rice University.

May 06
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"Entrepreneurship and the creation of new businesses and industries are critical to Houston and Texas' future prosperity and quality of life," says Yael Hochberg, Rice finance professor who leads Lilie, in a release. "Rice students continuously seek to lead change and build organizations that can have real impact on our world."

May 05
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“We’re getting a lot of questions from employers about how to make sure people are legitimately allowed to take paid sick leave and then what to do to make sure people legitimately have medical issues,” Larry Stuart, an employment lawyer in the Houston-based law firm Stuart PC and an adjunct professor at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University, tells Yahoo Life.

May 05
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“The big question is, in the absence of any government action, what will consumers do?” said Peter Rodriguez, an economist and dean of the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. “Many are going to hold back at least a few more weeks and wait for a real sign of safety.”

May 01
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Peter Rodriguez is the dean of the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University: “We know that some businesses really can't open at this capacity level and be profitable, so 25% isn't any better than being completely shut and it will stay that way." He says today's effort to restart our economy in southeast texas is a step forward. It's not a miracle drug.

May 01
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April 30
In The Media

How might oil and gas companies and workers navigate the latest crash in the industry’s constant boom and bust cycle? Hear from Bill Arnold, Professor in the Practice of Energy Management at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University.

April 30
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Many consumers have been anxiously awaiting a return to normalcy, according to Connie Porter, marketing professor at Rice University. Porter said many people will probably want to support their favorite businesses, but it’s unclear just how many others will remain wary of going outside of their homes. “Without foot traffic, upon which smaller businesses truly depend on…even just to pick it up, those stores are going to suffer, even if they’re open, potentially."

April 29
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If you’re satisfied with your pile of tasks, check in periodically to be sure you are continuing to achieve your ideal work life. For any new tasks that come your way, explicitly decide whether they are worth doing before accepting them. —Scott Sonenshein

April 27