A U.S. court has the authority to hear a trademark lawsuit by grocery chain Trader Joe’s against a man who purchased the company’s products and resold them in Canada at “Pirate Joe’s,” a store designed to mimic a real Trader Joe’s, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.
Weeks into the “Pokemon Go” craze, demand remains strong for “Poke Ball”-shaped treats made by a high-end doughnut company, one of many businesses and organizations coming up with creative ways to lure players in their search for the elusive “pocket monsters.
Bank of America Corp. has persuaded a judge to remove from the public record a claim by an employee that she was offered $500,000 to settle a case alleging her boss ran a "bro's club" that favored male employees.
As a former Texas House member and as head of the state’s most prominent business lobby for nearly 19 years, the Texas Association of Business’ outgoing CEO Bill Hammond has been the mouthpiece for industry and has shepherded legislation through the system to make Texas attractive to businesses.
NEW YORK — Stocks ended mostly lower on Friday after Federal Reserve officials said the case has strengthened for raising interest rates above the super-low levels that have helped fuel a seven-year bull market.
Just over a decade after it was first slated to start, construction has begun in Southeast Austin on a master-planned community that is being billed as one of Central Texas’ most dense mixed-use projects since new development transformed the city’s former 700-acre Mueller airport site.
Austin-based GSD&M; has teamed up with local celebrity and actor Matthew McConaughey and the Ad Council to launch a spot Thursday to help those impacted by the devastating floods in southern Louisiana.
Workers for Austin-based GSD&M has teamed up with local celebrity and actor Matthew McConaughey and the Ad Council to launch a spot today to help those impacted by the devastating floods in southern Louisiana.
by Ashley Halsey III, Michael Laris, The Washington Post
Cars capable of driving themselves may be on the showroom floor sooner than you think, but whether they should come with all the current essentials - including a steering wheel and pedals on the floor - has the auto industry at a fork in the road.
HARTFORD, Conn. — With the growth of agritourism and more people visiting local farms, Connecticut officials are joining other states in educating farmers about how to mitigate health risks for their new visitors.
Austin-area new car sales saw another tough month in July.Sales of new vehicles were down were down 9 percent for the month, and down 3 percent for the year so far, according to data from Dallas-based Freeman Auto Report, which tracks new vehicle registrations in Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Burnet, Blanco and Caldwell counties.
More housing is on its way to the Mueller development in Northeast Austin, with the latest batch to include 375 homes, almost half of which will be priced within reach of middle-income families, the developer says.
The $42.5 million in cuts Austin Energy accepted in a compromise with its biggest customers would mean dramatic reductions in electric rates for commercial uses and cuts for many residential customers, new figures from the city-owned utility show.
Austin rents rising at slower paceAverage apartment rents in the Austin area increased in July for the seventh straight month, though the rate of increase from last year fell to a six-year low, according to Axiometrics.
Ryan Lochte lost three major sponsors when swimsuit company Speedo USA, clothing giant Ralph Lauren and skin-care firm Syneron-Candela announced in quick succession Monday they were dumping the swimmer over a drunken incident during the Rio Olympics that he initially described as an armed robbery.
HEALTH CAREThousands affected in Texas as Aetna rolls back Obamacare plans: Thousands of Aetna policyholders in Texas will have to find new health care coverage next year after Aetna, the country’s third-largest insurer, said it is leaving the federal insurance marketplace created by President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
Austin-based Jones Energy Inc. on Friday said it expects to net $132.2 million from a stock offering, and that it will put that money toward paying for 18,000 acres of oil and gas properties it agreed to acquire this week.
by Gary Dinges - American-Statesman Staff, methode
Google Fiber is once again expanding its footprint in the Austin area. The company, which already offers super-fast 1-gigabit internet service in parts of South and Southeast Austin, said Friday that it is now signing up customers in much of Southwest Austin.
Home sales declined almost 5 percent in the Austin area in July — the second month this year to see a drop in sales volume — while the area’s median sales price continue to rise, the latest figures show.
by Gary Dinges and Shonda Novak, American-Statesman Staff
White Lodging Services Corp. plans to add almost 1,000 hotel rooms in two planned projects, one in downtown Austin and the other near the University of Texas, the company told the Austin American-Statesman.
Thousands of Aetna policyholders in Texas will have to find new health care coverage next year after Aetna, the country’s third-largest insurer, said it is leaving the federal insurance marketplace created by President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
Lawyers for Austin’s Live Oak Brewing Company and two other Texas breweries were in a Travis County court on Monday to argue that a 2013 state law unfairly hinders their ability to grow their businesses.
Self-service checkout technology may offer convenience and speed, but it also helps turn law-abiding shoppers into petty thieves by giving them “ready-made excuses” to take merchandise without paying, two criminologists say.
Can you explain how Social Security benefits are calculated? I know they’re based on an average of the last 35 years of wages before beginning to draw benefits, but is there a cap to the amount a person gets “credit” for in a particular year when calculating the average?
You’re rounding the corner toward retirement age with not nearly enough set aside. We tell young people to start saving for retirement from their first job and not to quit, because even small sums can grow staggeringly large with enough decades of compound returns.
When was the last time you balanced your checkbook?We’re talking about sitting down with a check register and entering deposits, withdrawals, what you spent on fast food with a debit card and any banking fees.
As wireless companies prepare to launch the next generation of service, there are new questions about the possible health risks from radiation emitted by cellphones and the transmitters that carry the signals.
The deep-fried Twinkie is jumping from the state fair to the home freezer. Hostess Brands, the maker of lunchbox treats like Ho Hos, is launching packaged “Deep Fried Twinkies” starting Friday that mark its first foray into frozen foods.