Hurricane Harvey: Stores try to keep up as Texans rush to buy supplies

Central Austin resident Natalie Wald usually visits the grocery store at the end of each work week. But Friday was a bit different. She grabbed extra supplies this time around: more bottled water, milk and a trove of batteries for flashlights. “I...

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Whole Foods sale to Amazon becomes official on Monday, prices to be lowered

Amazon.com’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Austin-based Whole Foods Market will officially close on Monday, the companies said Thursday, while also announcing that prices will immediately be lowered at Whole Foods stores and that Amazon’s Prime program...

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Whole Foods shareholders OK sale to Amazon

Shareholders for Austin-based Whole Foods Market have approved the sale of the company to the e-commerce Amazon.com, Whole Foods executives say. A number of the company’s shareholders gathered Wednesday morning at Whole Foods’ headquarters on Bowie...

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Amazon deal approved by Whole Foods shareholders, clears FTC review 

Whole Foods Market took major steps toward becoming a part of Amazon.com on Wednesday, as the organic grocery chain’s shareholders approved its sale to the e-commerce giant in a deal valued at $13.7 billion. Following the shareholders vote, the Federal...

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Hey, college students: Here are your must-download apps for navigating life in Austin area

In Austin, there’s always an app for that.  As thousands of college students descend upon Central Texas this week, we’ve put together a guide of must-download apps for students. This app guide is meant for college freshmen or transfer students who...

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What you need to know as Whole Foods shareholders get set to vote on Amazon deal

It’s an interesting time to be a Whole Foods Market shareholder. While months ago the company was struggling to find a direction for its future, shareholders are now set to vote Wednesday on a $13.7 billion deal that would give Amazon.com ownership...

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Monday Tech Crawl: The solar eclipse is upon us

Austinites, get ready for the sun to (almost) disappear A solar eclipse will make its way throughout the U.S. today and darken our skies for minutes at a time. Some cities throughout the country will experience a total covering of the sun by the moon...

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As Uber touts change, some Austin leaders aren’t convinced

Since it resumed service in Austin on May 29, ride-hailing giant Uber says it has made a number of changes to its Central Texas operations. Those include, the company says, changes to local leadership, the start of new initiatives that Uber promotes...

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As Uber touts changes after return to Austin, some city leaders remain skeptical

On June 15, 2016, a month after Uber and Lyft left Austin, Uber representatives Adam Goldman and Trevor Theunissen walked into Austin City Hall to meet with Mayor Steve Adler.  Their purpose for being there, Theunissen said, was to mend a broken relationship...

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Austin-based LVL Technologies, maker of hydration watches, receives $6.75 million funding round

Austin-based LVL Technologies, a company also known as BSX Athletics that makes wearable devices that measure hydration, has received a $6.75 million round of funding - its most significant to date - led by Samsung Electronics, the company said Thursday...

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