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Tortilla chips on a restaurant table at Market Square.
Jack Morgan | Texas Public Radio

Eager to dig the state out of a pandemic-fueled financial crisis, state leaders have given the green light to continue rebooting Texas' economy. Chief among concerns about reopening businesses is that rushing to do so will trigger a second wave of COVID-19 cases. 


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The federal government has rushed for weeks to address the debilitating downturn caused by COVID-19. Along the way, small businesses seeking that help have received bad information from both local and federal officials, seen the target move on loan programs and spent a lot of time on the phone. 

David Martin Davies | Texas Public Radio

Most families are stocking up their pantries to deal with the coronavirus isolation orders. But the overwhelming rush at local supermarkets left many stores with empty shelves. That has left restaurants facing a unique set of problems ... and opportunities.

From Texas Standard:

Texas Instruments, or TI, says it will close two facilities in the Dallas area.

Most people know Texas Instruments for its calculators. But the North Texas-based company also makes semiconductors – otherwise known as computer chips – and has done so for 50 years.

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San Antonio City Council recently approved revisions to the city’s controversial sick leave ordinance, which will affect close to 354,000 workers. Regardless of size, all businesses operating within city limits will be required to offer sick time to their employees as of December 1.


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Women in San Antonio still have a long way to go to achieve gender parity when it comes to the highest positions of corporate leadership in seven local industries, according to a new report.


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Opening your own business is part of the original American Dream, but without the right game plan and resources it be a long and complicated process. 


Courtesy Plus One Robotics

Plus One Robotics, a San Antonio startup at the forefront of robotic vision and machine learning, is growing. Its software is paired with vision sensors and teaches robotic industrial arms to see. Using soft grips, they can pack and sort boxes.

Courtesy City of San Antonio

The San Antonio City Council re-affirmed its controversial decision to exclude Chick-Fil-A from a San Antonio International Airport concession contract Thursday.

Courtesy U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Rural Texas businesses could gain $3.7 billion for local rural economies — more than any other state — by connecting them with digital tools and broadband internet access, according to a new report.

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