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Black Friday may not bring hordes of predawn deal hunters to stores the way it used to, but there’s still plenty of shopping expected to happen Thanksgiving weekend. The National Retail … more
With the cruise industry back from the dead, cruise lines are looking to get more people on board with some deals tied around the traditional holiday shopping spree that comes with Black Friday and … more
Applications for U.S. state unemployment benefits plunged last week to a level not seen since 1969, which if sustained would mark the next milestone in the labor market’s uneven … more
“After a thorough and comprehensive search, Samsung has chosen Taylor, Texas as the site for its new plant.” With those words, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced ... more
Despite evidence that working from home has not diminished U.S. productivity during the pandemic, employers are increasingly turning to monitoring software that can track … more
Amanda Kostroski, a 911 dispatcher in Madison, Wisconsin, leaves her busy job once a week to go to a county health clinic to be tested for COVID-19. She’s been making the 15-minute drive … more
Shop LC, a television network and leading online retailer of jewelry and lifestyle products, has chosen Cedar Park for its national headquarters. The Cedar Park City Council voted to approve the … more
The Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce joined an elite group last week when the U.S. Chamber of Commerce awarded it with a four-star accreditation.“Our team of staff and volunteers have worked hard on … more
Disney Cruise Line will require some of its youngest passengers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the new year. On a message posted to its website, the cruise line stated it would continue to … more
Has “Elon Musk” asked you to send him bitcoins, offering to double your money? Did you get an official-looking solicitation from the Texas firm “Peters Wealth Management” to … more
A former investor in Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes’ company gave dramatic and damaging testimony Tuesday and Wednesday that bolstered key allegations in the prosecution’s … more
Cedar Park Regional Medical Center received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes CPRMC’s achievements in protecting … more
Among the many reasons the U.S. does not yet have federal paid family leave is the idea that it’s too expensive and burdensome for small businesses to offer months of time off to new parents. … more
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari said the U.S. central bank shouldn’t overreact to elevated inflation even as it causes pain for Americans, because it is likely to … more
A consumer watchdog agency sued Texas pawn shop operator FirstCash Inc. on Friday, alleging the company and a subsidiary gouged military families by charging annual interest rates as high as 200% on … more
An unprecedented number of Americans quit their jobs in September, highlighting how persistent churn is undercutting employers’ efforts to fill a near-record level of vacancies. A record 4.4 … more
Consider the plight of Xu Yaping’s flimsy swords and knockoff Barbies. Exported from the International Trade City here, a wholesale market the size of 1,000 football … more
A new survey captures in excruciating detail the ordeal faced by first-time homebuyers across the country as they deal with housing shortages. Whether it’s missing days of work, spending … more
Uber Technologies Inc. was sued by the Biden administration for charging a “wait-time” fee to passengers with disabilities and allegedly refusing their refund requests, making them feel … more
Home prices can’t keep going up forever. Can they? During the COVID-19 contagion, Americans proved willing to pay a premium for homes — so much so that home prices shattered all … more
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