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Houston Rockets Owner Fertitta: Jobless Prefer Enhanced Unemployment Benefits to Work

CEO of Landry’s and owner of the NBA’s Houston Rockets Tilman Fertitta said Tuesday on CNBC’s “Power Lunch” that businesses are having a hard time finding enough workers because enhanced unemployment benefits Congress passed to combat the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the economy are now discouraging out-of-work Americans from taking jobs.

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 01: Executive Vice President, Primetime Alternative for CNBC Jim Ackerman (L) and businessman/TV personality Tilman J. Fertitta speak onstage during the 'Billion Dollar Buyer' panel at the 2016 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village on April 1, 2016 in Westlake Village, …