Production at Texas factories continued to bounce back in September, posting a second straight month of gains as the sector rebounds from a slowdown earlier this year, according to a report issued Monday by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
Buying some suits at Ralph Lauren might mean being offered a chauffeured ride home in a BMW. New clothes from Saks could lead to a Mercedes-Benz van carrying a customized wardrobe pulling up to a home, hotel or office.
In a case that underscores the debate over East Austin’s gentrification, the Austin City Council has given initial approval for a zoning change that would allow a developer to build 340 upscale apartments on part of a site where a mobile-home park now sits.
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Google launched its trip-planning app Google Trips this week, available on Android and iOS. Marketed to the modern tourist, the app boasts stress-free planning, personalized activity ideas based on time, place, and weather, and an easy-to-use interface.
Wells Fargo's longtime chief executive endured more than two hours of stiff questioning during a Senate hearing Tuesday, as his attempt to apologize for a scandal involving millions of sham accounts reignited anger over whether the big banks are being held accountable for their misdeeds.
ECONOMYJobless rates fall in some battleground statesWASHINGTON — Unemployment rates in U.S. presidential swing states, including Florida and North Carolina, mostly fell in August compared with a year ago.
One of downtown Austin’s most high-profile undeveloped blocks is up for grabs.Travis County is seeking proposals from developers who might be interested in transforming the property, which was proposed as a site for a new courthouse until voters said no to that plan.
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Even though she’s already decided to vote for Donald Trump, Austin resident Diana Welsch was eager to watch last week’s televised Commander-in-Chief forum, which featured the two major party candidates fielding questions about military issues.
Seattle-based Amazon.com has quietly grown its Austin corporate offices since opening in the Domain area in the summer of 2015, more than doubling its Central Texas workforce to 350 and on the hunt for more.
Seattle-based Amazon has quickly grown its Austin corporate offices since launching in the Domain area in the summer of 2015, more than doubling their workforce to 350 employees and is currently on the hunt for more than 100 new workers.
Efforts to make us smarter about money don’t seem to be working. A Harvard Business School study found personal finance classes taught in high school had no effect on “financial outcomes,” such as how much people saved or how likely they were to miss payments on debt.
Halsey Minor is no stranger to being at the bleeding edge of a new industry. Over his more than two-decade career as an tech entrepreneur and businessman, Minor has been involved with numerous pioneering startups.
When federal regulators this month exposed a staggering scandal at Wells Fargo bank, it got me wondering: How could workers learn to survive potentially toxic workplaces filled with high-pressure tactics, claims of bullying and worse, allegations of illegal activity.
MEDIALayoffs hit Austin-based The Daily DotAustin-based media company Daily Dot, an online publication that covers news and culture of the Internet, has laid off about 15 staffers, according to reports that originated at Politico.
An Internal Revenue Service submission processing center south of downtown Austin is slated for closure, a move the union representing Treasury Department workers says could leave about 2,400 Central Texas employees without jobs.
It’s quite possibly the nicest home furnishings store in the world.That’s how brothers Nicholas and Harrison Condos, who have visited countless countries promoting their patio furnishings, describe RH Austin, The Gallery at The Domain.
The Seaholm mixed-use project on downtown Austin’s west side has a new owner.Los Angeles-based CIM Group and Austin-based Seaholm Power LLC said Wednesday that they have sold all of the retail, office and restaurant space in the newly redeveloped 7.
The developer of the Fairmont hotel in downtown Austin unveiled the design of a $6 million pedestrian bridge that will connect the hotel to the Austin Convention Center and that the developer says could spur continued revitalization along Waller Creek.
OIL & GASOil prices hit by downward revision to demandLONDON — Oil prices took a pounding Tuesday after a leading industry group said global oil demand growth is slowing by more than previously thought, largely because of a more pronounced economic slowdown during the third quarter of the year.
COURTSCourt: Yelp not liable for star ratings on siteSAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court ruled Monday that online review site Yelp’s star rating system does not make it liable for reviews posted on the site.
Rodeo Austin, one of Austin’s signature events, has roped a new leader.Rob Golding, who has served in the past decade as founding principal, chairman and CEO of Live Oak Gottesman, a commercial real estate development and services company, takes over as CEO of Rodeo Austin, which emphasizes entertainment and education as well as preserving the culture of the West.
Nearly a decade after recession stalled construction nationwide, the industry is roaring back: In 43 states, construction is now contributing more to the economy than it did in 2010, creating a demand for skilled workers and transforming skylines from Boston to Oklahoma City.
Feedback done well can stitch an organization together. But few companies do it well.That could explain why a growing number of companies are ditching standard year-end performance reviews and ratings, including Goldman Sachs and General Electric.
Anurag Kumar travels to Mexico every four to eight weeks. Employees from his Austin-based software development firm, iTexico, travel to Guadalajara almost every week on business trips to the company’s delivery center, which houses 135 of its 145 employees.
Even with Facebook, Netflix and other digital distractions increasingly vying for time, Americans’ appetite for reading books — the ones you actually hold in your hands — has not slowed in recent years, according to a study by the Pew Research Center.
More change is coming to South Congress Avenue.Plans are in the works for a mixed-use project on Congress, south of downtown Austin, on several properties that now are home to everything from the popular Doc’s Bar & Grill to a movie-monster wax museum.