JB Goodwin Realtors works to stay ‘ahead of the curve’

When Gay Puckett moved to Austin in 1979, she was looking to join a real estate agency that excelled in professional development. She quickly heard about JB Goodwin Realtors, which has grown a reputation for strong employee training since being founded...

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EXCLUSIVE: Suspect kept working for second ride-hailing company after rape accusation

For two months after he was accused of raping a passenger, an Austin man continued to pick up passengers for at least one major ride-hailing company in Central Texas, the American-Statesman has learned. Osmani Limonta Diaz, 40, was driving for local...

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Suspect kept working for 2nd ride-hailing firm after rape accusation

For two months after he was accused of raping a passenger, an Austin man continued to pick up passengers for at least one major ride-hailing company in Central Texas. Osmani Limonta Diaz, 40, was driving for local ride-hailing nonprofit RideAustin...

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Whole Foods prepares for Amazon-like hiring spree 

As one of the world’s biggest employers, Amazon has become known for its large hiring sprees: On Aug. 2, it attempted to hire 50,000 warehouse workers in a national “Amazon Jobs Day” event. Now, a similar tactic is being tried by Amazon’s newly acquired...

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Kyle, Buda offer hundreds of acres in Austin area’s bid for Amazon’s HQ2

When the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce submitted its bid for Amazon’s second headquarters on Oct. 18, chamber spokesman Mike Berman said it did so on on the behalf of the entire metro area. The chamber has declined to release the bid application...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Apple engineer fired after daughter posts video of iPhone X, and Google creates debate over hamburger emoji 

Apple just showed how serious it is about keeping its products a secret until they’re released The tech giant has fired one of its engineers after his daughter, named Brooke Peterson, posted a video on YouTube showing the soon-to-be-released iPhone...

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Shuttles find space in Austin’s ride-hailing market

As ride-hailing has become a billion-dollar industry, various options for rides have emerged — and those now include shuttle systems. In Austin, the options include Pickup, a ride-hailing program that Capital Metro is testing, and Ford’s...

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Shuttles find niche in Austin’s ride-hailing market 

On a recent morning at the Mueller Market District in North Austin, Lynda Williams’ sky blue shuttle rolled to a stop in front of the H-E-B store, parking among the crowd of shoppers strolling in and out.  Williams sat inside and swiped at an iPad...

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Amazon posts huge growth in sales in first earnings report since Whole Foods acquisition 

Amazon on Thursday soared past Wall Street expectations as it reported 34 percent growth in sales and stable profits in the company’s first quarterly earnings report since purchasing Austin-based Whole Foods Market in August. For its third quarter...

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City leaders: No local incentives dollars included in Austin’s pitch for Amazon HQ2 

Austin officials said Wednesday that no local financial incentives were included in the city’s proposal for Amazon’s $5 billion second headquarters project.  More than 230 cities and counties submitted bids for the project, which Amazon is calling...

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