Austin airport resumes limited operations

4 20 p.m. update: The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport resumed limited operations after 6 inches of water flooded the airport’s air traffic control tower.“The ground floor of the Austin Air Traffic...

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Average gas price drops below $2 in Austin

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline has dropped below $2 a gallon this week in Austin, reaching the lowest levels in nearly nine months.Gasoline prices have been falling steadily since June, and now the average price for a...

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$155 million car rental complex debuts at Austin airport

Fast-growing Austin-Bergstrom International Airport hit another milestone in its evolution on Wednesday, debuting a 1.6-million-square-foot facility to centralize and expand its rental car operations.The new five-level, $155 million complex will house...

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National Instruments tops Wall Street earnings estimate

National Instruments Corp. on Tuesday matched Wall Street earnings estimates for the third quarter despite reporting a decline in revenue that was dragged down at least in part by a slowdown in orders from their largest customer. The Austin-based...

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Austin businesses ride wave from ‘Shark Tank’

More Austinites on ‘Shark Tank’BeardbrandAustin’s Beardbrand, which sells a specialized men’s grooming line, didn’t land a “Shark Tank” investment, but the exposure from appearing on the show has still fueled growth, the company says. Before the show...

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Austin’s Stratfor raises $12 million to fund growth

Austin geopolitical intelligence firm Stratfor said Wednesday it has raised $12 million to grow its resources and content reach.Stratfor, which provides strategic analysis and forecasting to individuals and organizations around the world, raised the...

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Austin auto sales slip in September, still up for year

Austin-area sales of new vehicles took a dip in September, posting a 4.5 percent decline of the big ticket purchases in Central Texas, a new report finds.Last month, Austin auto dealers sold 12,280 new cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles, down...

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Wheatsville co-op, Instacart to partner in online grocery delivery

Wheatsville Food Co-op, the only retail food cooperative in the state, is jumping into the online grocery delivery business.The longtime Austin grocery outlet is joining forces with fast-growing delivery service Instacart on the service, co-op leaders...

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Wheatsville, Instacart launch online grocery delivery

Austin’s Wheatsville Food Co-op, the only food retail cooperative in the state, is jumping into the online grocery delivery business with Instacart.The longtime Austin grocery outlet and the fast-growing online grocery delivery business will announce...

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Whole Foods looks for edge with new technology

Looking to separate itself from its growing list of competitors, Whole Foods Market is turning to technology for an edge. The Austin-based organic foods giant said Wednesday that it is teaming with with New York-based software company Infor to build...

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