Austin’s job market keeps churning in August

The Central Texas job market continued to churn along in August, maintaining its healthy pace of annual payroll growth and helping the area’s jobless rate hold steady.The jobless rate for the Austin metro area held steady at 3.5 percent during the...

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Austin metro grows jobs in August

Central Texas employers added more than 30,900 jobs in August, continuing a healthy pace of payroll growth and helping hold the jobless rate steady.The Austin metro area jobless rate remained at 3.5 percent during the month, according to data released...

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Top solar energy provider begins residential service in Austin

SolarCity, a top U.S. solar power provider, said Thursday it has begun offering residential service in the Austin metro area.The San Mateo, Calif.-based company, which is led by Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk, said it would also begin hiring workers...

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Top solar energy company launches in Austin market

San Mateo, Calif.-based SolarCity, a top U.S. solar power provider, launched residential service in the Austin market Thursday.The company, which calls Tesla Motors head Elon Musk its chairman, said it would also begin hiring workers in the Austin...

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ITT Tech closes all U.S. campuses, including Austin

For-profit vocational institute ITT Educational Services Inc. — which has 10 Texas campuses including an Austin location — closed its campuses on Monday, leaving more than 40,000 currently enrolled students in the lurch on what to do next. ITT Tech...

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Texas service sector expands in August

The state’s service sector activity expanded in August, albeit at a slower pace than a month earlier, according to a report Tuesday from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.The agency’s Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey said its revenue index — a...

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Austin among cities where Verizon is rolling out higher-speed 'LTE Advanced' network

Verizon on Monday said it has launched faster internet speeds for customers in Austin and 460 other U.S. cities.   The telecom giant says its new “LTE Advanced” will boost peak internet speeds by 50 percent, which will help users upload pics, download...

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GSD&M, McConaughey team up to help Louisiana flood victims

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. Led by GSD&M co-founder Roy Spence...

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Austin new car sales sluggish in July

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...

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Pedernales co-op board changes voting process

A politically divided board of Pedernales Electric Cooperative has voted to change how the co-op elects its top officials — a step that is drawing criticism from some of the co-op’s membership.During its monthly meeting in Johnson City this week,...

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