Wells Fargo customers find accounts drained by mistaken double charges

Some Wells Fargo customers found their bank accounts drained to zero Wednesday when some sort of glitch caused their online bill payments to be processed twice. Numerous customers -- so many that Wells Fargo’s customer service phone lines were jammed...

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Austin’s USA Compression Partners plans $1.8 billion acquisition

Austin-based oilfield services company USA Compression Partners plans to buy the compression business from Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners in a $1.8 billion deal, the companies said Tuesday.   The deal “expands USA Compression’s geographic...

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Tech Crawl: Microsoft’s surprise move on AMD chips, and a big old bunch of CES coverage 

A happy Wednesday to you, Austin. Here’s a quick look at some of the tech-related stories making news and generating buzz around the Internet this morning: Microsoft stops fixing security flaw on AMD chips Microsoft says it has temporarily stopped...

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Tuesday Tech Crawl:  Predicting 2018’s biggest tech happenings -- and will Amazon buy Target?

Happy new year, Austin!  Here’s hoping your holidays were wonderful.  Whether you are still taking some time off or, like us, are already back at work, here’s a look at some of the tech stories generating buzz around the Interwebs today. Is Target...

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No. 1 story of the year: Hurricane Harvey batters and swamps Texas

For the past 10 days, we’ve counted down the American-Statesman’s picks of the biggest storylines we covered in 2017. Atop our list is the unparalleled destruction of Hurricane Harvey. From the beginning, Harvey was a freak of nature. After striking...

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No. 2 story of the year: Sutherland Springs church shooting

Sutherland Springs -- 100 miles south of Austin and so small that it’s not even an incorporated city -- became the site of Texas’ worst mass shooting when 26 died during Sunday morning services on Nov. 5 at the First Baptist Church. Among the dead...

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No. 3 story of the year: Immigration backlash seen in ICE raids, sanctuary cities bill, end of DACA

After a presidential campaign known for its “build the wall” promise and a Travis County sheriff’s race focused on the local role in federal immigration enforcement, no story dominated the American-Statesman’s headlines from January to December as...

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No. 4 story of the year: Texas Legislature fails to pass bathroom bill

Of all the things the 2017 Texas Legislature did -- and didn’t do -- nothing was as noisy, time-consuming and downright unpredictable as the effort to regulate bathroom use by transgender Texans. In the end, the bill didn’t become law, but the fight...

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No. 5 story of the year: In reversal, Rep. Dukes stays in Legislature, wins dismissal of charges

All eyes were on Dawnna Dukes when the Texas House of Representatives swore in its members for the 2017 legislative session in January. Just months before, Dukes had announced that she would be resigning her seat amid an investigation into her use...

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Tuesday Tech Crawl: Bitcoin bounces back, and are we about to see a boom in AI chipmaking? 

Happy day-after-Christmas, Austin.  Whether you’re still lounging around enjoying holiday time off, or headed back to work like we are, here’s hoping your Christmas was a great one. As we move past the holiday, here’s a look at some of the tech-related...

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