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Who is that masked man? Island-born billionaire Tilman Fertitta this week on CNBC's "Power Lunch" called on Americans to wear face coverings in public, saying it was necessary to keep the U.S. economy open during the coronavirus pandemic. Fertitta was wearing a mask at the beginning of the show.

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I knew things were tough for gyms, but it really hit home when I was searching for an incline bench at Academy this weekend. The pickings were slim to none — more like none — and the friendly employee couldn’t tell me when the island store would have a better selection.

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Few, if any, businesses are unscathed by the coronavirus. But deals are getting done — and undone — and commerce continues. Some retailers and restaurants are forging ahead with planned openings and expansions, although with adjustments and some uncertainty. Some are closed or offering limit…

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Property lines: Vacation rental management is big business on the island, which is buzzing about a major acquisition. Ryson Real Estate & Vacation Rentals has acquired a management portfolio that includes 150 rental homes from Deem Realty. That acquisition gives Ryson, which began in Gal…

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Whether it was by flooding, displaced employees, power, fuel and supply disruptions or curfews, Hurricane Harvey affected businesses across the county — some obviously more than others. In the middle of their own storm recovery efforts — personal and professional — many business owners were …

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For years, I've had a tradition of turning the Biz Buzz tables on readers. Instead of telling you what I know about retailers and restaurants coming to the county and Clear Lake area, I ask you to tell me what you'd like to see.