A lawsuit filed last week in federal court accuses HEB of tripling the price of eggs after a state of emergency was declared in March, the Statesman reports. Seventeen other grocery chains were also named.
An HEB representative emailed Austonia this statement:
"H-E-B denies these meritless allegations. While producers' egg prices did dramatically increase, H-E-B often absorbs such price increases to protect Texans who need eggs. H-E-B lost money on eggs rather than passing the cost increases along to its customers. H-E-B is focused on the health and wellness of our Partners and customers during this pandemic. It is shameful that we have to deal with this baseless lawsuit, filed without even the barest of investigation into our prices. We will continue to focus our efforts on working around the clock to ensure that shelves remain stocked and Texans have access to the groceries they need at the low prices we are proud to offer all Texans."
Austin's new infusion center offers free antibody treatment to COVID patients—but capacity remains limited
More than 120 COVID-19 patients have received the monoclonal antibodies treatment, Regeneron, at the Austin Regional Infusion Center in Montopolis since it opened on Jan. 6.
This comes as good news to John Doucette, a 52-year-old realtor who, for the last six months, has participated in a Regeneron clinical trial conducted by the Austin-based company Benchmark Research.
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After a truly impactful year on the aviation industry, Norwegian Air announced that due to COVID-19 and government advice discouraging travel, it would abandon its long haul flights to focus on its European audience for the time being.
That means Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is losing two European routes: a nonstop route to London and Austin's sole nonstop route to Paris.