Pedernales co-op weighs change to election process

The board of the Pedernales Electric Cooperative on Monday will consider a controversial measure that could abolish its at-large voting system for directors.If the board approves the measure during its monthly board meeting in Johnson City, it would...

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H-E-B takes big step into solar energy

Texas grocery chain H-E-B is taking a big step in using renewable energy, saying it has installed solar power systems in 20 of its Austin-area stores and two distribution centers -- and that it plans to grow the program even further.   The move makes...

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Austin’s Aquasana scooped up in $87 million deal

Aquasana, an Austin company that makes water filters and systems, has been acquired by Milwaukee-based manufacturer A.O. Smith Corp. in an $87 million deal, the companies said Monday.A. O. Smith, a publicly-held, 140-year old company valued more than...

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Austin’s Aquasana bought in $87 million deal

Aquasana, the Austin-based maker of water filters and systems, has been acquired by longtime Milwaukee-based manufacturer A.O. Smith Corp. in an $87 million deal, the companies said Monday.Aquasana, which designs, assembles and markets water filters...

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Austin’s Amplify Snack Brands buying UK snack maker

Austin-based Amplify Snack Brands — the company best known for its Skinny Pop popcorn brand — said Monday it has acquired UK-based snack foods company Tyrrells in a deal worth about $391 million.The deal is an entry into the European market for Amplify...

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Texas continues growth into auto industry powerhouse

Like the state’s burgeoning auto industry, the Toyota Motor Manufacturing plant in San Antonio has come a long way since its first Tundra truck rolled off the line nearly 10 years ago. The plant came to Texas when the state’s major auto industry operations...

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First half of year slow for Austin new car sales

Austin-area new car sales stalled a bit in the first half of 2016.Sales of new vehicles were down were down 3 percent for the first six months of the year, a shift from robust increases seen in recent years, according to data from Dallas-based Freeman...

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Whole Foods posts mixed earnings report, shares fall

Austin-based Whole Foods Market issued a mixed third-quarter earnings report on Wednesday, missing on Wall Street revenue forecasts and triggering a drop in the retailer’s stock in after-hours trading.Whole Foods said it had record revenue for the...

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Whole Foods’ earnings misses on analyst forecast, shares fall

Austin-based Whole Foods Market issued a mixed third-quarter earnings report on Wednesday, missing on Wall Street revenue forecasts and triggering a drop in the retailer’s stock in after-hours trading.Whole Foods said it had record revenue for the...

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Austin job creation surges in June

In June, the Austin’s labor market produced yet another month of strong job creation, which in turn helped keep unemployment rates in check, according to data released Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission.The monthly report showed that the metro...

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