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Ahead of Amazon deal closing, major shareholder Jana Partners sells entire stake in Whole Foods

Investment firm Jana Partners LLC has sold its entire stake in Austin-based Whole Foods Market just months after purchasing it, a move that is estimated to have netted the firm hundreds of millions of dollars. Jana Partners’ sell-off comes on the...

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Austin airport adding direct-to-Amsterdam route -- but only during SXSW

When South by Southwest kicks off in March, travelers from Amsterdam will be able to travel directly to Austin for the music, movie and tech festival, Delta Airlines said Monday. The airline is adding four nonstop flights between Amsterdam’s airport...

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Nonprofit Con Mi Madre set to open new tech center in South Austin

Teresa Granillo has long desired a space where her nonprofit, Con Mi Madre, could reach more of the underprivileged Hispanic girls it seeks to serve. She imagined a location at the heart of the girls’ communities that would include the technology...

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Whole Foods shareholder sues in attempt to block Amazon takeover bid

A Whole Foods Market shareholder has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to halt Amazon Inc.’s proposed $13.7 billion acquisition of the Austin-based grocery chain, saying that the deal undervalues Whole Foods and is being made without sufficient transparency...

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Accenture acquires Austin-based Clearhead

Consulting company Accenture has acquired Austin-based digital optimization firm Clearhead, the companies said Wednesday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. By adding Clearhead, which helps brands personalize and improve digital products...

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Austin software company SourceDay lands $3.5 million for expansion

Austin software startup SourceDay has landed $3.5 million in funding to continue expanding its operations, the company said Tuesday. The investment is the largest to date for SourceDay, which sells products that automate the process for manufacturing...

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Salado boys win Class 2A golf championship

This time, it was the Salado boys team’s turn to celebrate a UIL Class 2A golf championship.One year after the Salado girls topped the field at the Class 2A state tournament, the boys matched them, building on their first-round lead to finish 13 strokes...

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San Marcos softball team hopes to follow in coach’s footsteps

UIL softball playoffsArea round• Class 5A(One-game playoff)Cedar Ridge vs. Conroe Oak Ridge, 7 p.m. Thursday (Weimar HS)Round Rock vs. Humble Atascocita, 7 p.m. Thursday (Bryan HS)Pflugerville vs. Humble Kingwood, 7 p.m. Friday (Bryan Rudder HS)(Best-of-three...

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Westlake golfers recall pursuit of Spieth at Class 5A state tournaments

UIL GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPSClass 5A: Onion Creek Club, Monday-TuesdayClass 4A: University of Texas Golf Club, Monday-TuesdayClass 3A: Wolfdancer Golf Club, Monday-TuesdayClass 2A: Roy Kizer Golf Course, Wednesday-May 1Class A: Lions Municipal Golf Course...

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What are UT students saying about Strong, Ash and their Longhorns?

ORANGE-WHITE SCRIMMAGE1 p.m. Saturday, Royal-Memorial Stadium, LHN, 1300Fan Fest: Gates at DKR open at 11 a.m., and Fan Fest activities include photo opportunities with Bevo and Smokey the Cannon. Vince Young will sign autographs from 10-11:30 a.m...

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