TSA launches PreCheck, expedited security center at Austin airport

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck program — its fast-pass version of bypassing long security lines — will officially launch its first office at the Austin airport Thursday.The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport’s PreCheck...

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Tiff’s Treats adding stores in Cedar Park, Houston

Austin-based Tiff’s Treats is baking up more expansion plans for 2016, announcing Tuesday that it will add at least three new Texas stores and its first out-of-state location this year.The warm cookie delivery company, now entering its 17th year,...

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Ford tests car-sharing program in Austin

Would you be willing to share a car with five of your friends?Ford Motor Credit Co., the financial services arm of the major U.S. automotive giant, is betting that you will.The company plans to debut a pilot program next month in Austin that will...

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Ford launches new leasing pilot program in Austin

Ford Motor Credit Co., the financial services arm of the major U.S. automotive giant Ford, will launch a pilot program in Austin that will let groups of owners together lease the same vehicle through a new financing option.Ford said the pilot program...

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Austin-area auto sales surged in November

Auto dealers in Austin had predicted 2015 would be a good year for new car sales. As the year’s final sales figures are being tabulated, it looks like they were right. Austin’s new car sales surged in November, new data show, and while the figures...

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A defiant Whole Foods settles New York City overpricing claims

Whole Foods Market has agreed to pay a fine for overpricing products in New York — but the Austin-based organic food chain continued to defiantly insist that it doesn’t have a pattern of overcharging its customers, and it criticized the agency leveling...

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Whole Foods settles New York overpricing claims

Austin-based Whole Foods Market is putting one ugly chapter of a challenging 2015 behind it and settling claims with a New York city agency that said it was overpricing customers. Whole Foods said it will pay the New York City Department of Consumer...

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Whole Foods pays $500,000 in New York settlement

Trending on Facebook Watch people fall trying out the hoverboards they got for Christmas Man who spent 19 years in jail after wrongful conviction found dead Family opens fake, wooden PlayStation 4 Christmas morning No, Mark Zuckerberg is not giving...

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Mackey: After tough 2015, Whole Foods ready to change the story

STATESMAN SUNDAY INTERVIEW There are many interesting and insightful people in the Central Texas business community. On Sundays, the American-Statesman business team brings you in-depth interviews with some of them, focusing on topics that matter...

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Survey: Austin airport scores well in passenger satisfaction

The “local flavor” travelers experience at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport – including live music and locally owned shopping and dining options – helped the airport score well in a new passenger satisfaction survey, according to researchers...

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