Major Wall Street investment firms go on a home buying

The head of BlackRock's sustainable investing department, Brian Deese, now leads Biden's White House National Economic Council, while Wally Adeyemo, who worked at BlackRock for just over two years, is the president's deputy treasury secretary.

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Apple committing to invest $430B, add 20K new jobs in the

(1 days ago) On Monday, Apple announced a commitment to investing $430 billion and adding 20,000 new jobs nationwide over the next five years. As part of the expansion, Apple will be growing their team in Austin. Over 25 years ago, Apple opened its first office in Austin. Construction for the $1 billion Austin campus is underway, with employees are expected to start moving next year.

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Austin financial expert on what to do with your money

(2 days ago) TAKEAWAY: INVESTING: NOT YET -- BE PATIENT. Alli: Should we be saving right now or should we be spending and putting money back into the economy? Dan: Yeah, so this is, this is a very interesting thing. Obviously different mindsets for different people.

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Samsung to expand in Austin, investing over $1 billion KEYE

(3 days ago) AUSTIN, Texas — Samsung Austin Semiconductor LLC (SAS) announced Tuesday morning the company will invest over $1 billion in its manufacturing plant. The company says the contribution will improve the current facility to meet industry demand for advanced devices. The local manufacturing plant produces system-on-chip (SoC) for cellphones, tablets, and other electronic devices.

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APD investigating suspicious death in east Austin KEYE

(8 days ago) The Austin Police Department tweeted they were investigating a suspicious death in east Austin at 9:24 p. m. Police will be holding a press briefing at 10:45 p. m. at a gas station on the 7100 block of Ed Bluestein Boulevard. Police are currently unable to provide any information, other than that a body was found in a wooded area near the gas station. This is a developing story.

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Leaders react to Phase 4 of Proposition B enforcement

(5 days ago) “Of course I’m very glad we have the federal money through the American Rescue Plan Act that will be investing in some of those permanent solutions and those permanent solutions take some time to get up and running," Tovo said. While they do that, Mackowiak said the city needs regulated encampments as a bridge toward permanent housing.

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CBS Austin owner among employers seeing value in offering

(Just Now) And Garibay adds, “Investing in our community is the best way to keep them here, keep them healthy, to keep them safe. And we all as a community need to do that more." Sinclair will increase their minimum wage to $15 for all applicable employees effective December 29. Trending.

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Microsoft to expand Las Colinas site to Irving KEYE

(9 days ago) Governor Greg Abbott has announced today that Microsoft Corp. will expand its operations in Irving. The expansion will further establish their Las Colinas site as a strategic regional hub in the area. “Today’s investment by Microsoft is further evidence of Texas’ rise as a global technology hub,” said Governor Abbott.

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New Costco location announced for Kyle Crossing KEYE

(Just Now) KYLE, Texas - A new Costco location is coming to Kyle, expanding its presence into the I-35 Texas Innovation Corridor. The new Costco facility will be about 150,000 square feet and located between Kohlers Crossing and Kyle Crossing in the Dry River District Development, a 65-acre mixed-use commercial development. RELATED:$15 wage becoming a norm as employers struggle to fill jobs.

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Austin City Council wants to make changes to how low-level

(9 days ago) The City of Austin is looking to make changes to its marijuana policies. The council could vote Thursday to make any low-level marijuana offense less of a priority. At 19-years-old Jennifer Pumphrey was arrested for marijuana possession, something she says changed her life forever. "Something like that where they find a gram of marijuana, and you end up spending six weeks in jail, …

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Five ways to build your credit now KEYE

(6 days ago) 4.Online budget and financial management tools - Some credit counselors can help you set up your online budgeting program and provide you with options for saving and investing, too. You can use the program on your own, whenever you're ready.

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CTRMA cracking down on repeat toll violators by impounding

(2 days ago) Now CTRMA is investing $275,000 in catching repeat offenders. They’re contracting with law enforcement to pull over and ticket habitual violators using new instant license plate readers at toll road entrances. Some drivers could even have their vehicle impounded. However, it doesn’t stop there. Effective immediately, repeat offenders can

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Many Red Cross volunteers help virtually as storms near

(Just Now) COVID-19 has forced the organization to pivot by investing in extra technology to provide services virtually. RELATED: UT model projects 82-183 students returning for fall semester may arrive with COVID-19 "The people who are virtual are doing things like looking at databases and making sure supplies are pre-distributed in the right way. They

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The 5 most common mistakes people make when buying a

(1 days ago) If you're serious about investing in a good camera, you don’t want to use low quality accessories with it that could detract from what you're able to create. Go into a camera store and choose the right stuff from the start. Mistake #5. Not having a clear goal.

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Gov. Greg Abbott signs slate of legislation to penalize

(1 days ago) Though calls to “defund the police” can mean several things, it usually includes reallocating money to other social services or investing in alternative public safety programs. Last August, the Austin City Council voted to cut and reallocate a third of their police department’s then-$434 million budget.

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Some fear Texans could be undercounted in 2020 census

(6 days ago) Fears are growing that Texans could be undercounted in the 2020 census. California is investing $187 million in the census to make sure it gets its full and accurate share of congressional seats and federal money. Texas is spending far less on the once-in-a-decade population count.

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Report: More buyers in Austin are choosing condos over

(6 days ago) Peterson is part of the growing population of people moving away from traditional home-buying and investing in a more condo developments. "This outdoor common space so everybody can get together, I think it's a pretty appealing aspect," Peterson said. It's a lifestyle McCoy says has become more attractive for buyers, especially in Austin.

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City Council members say re-allocating police funding is

(Just Now) While Governor Abbott threatens legislation withholding tax revenue from cities that reduce police funding, Austin’s elected officials say they will stay the course—investing in other services like mental healthcare and housing— to address the root of the city’s safety concerns.

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Japanese auto parts supplier to bring 900 jobs to Texas

(8 days ago) A Japanese auto parts supplier says it will build a new plant and bring 900 jobs to a suburb of San Antonio. Transmission maker Aisin AW said Tuesday it will build a new production site in Cibolo, Texas, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) outside of San Antonio. The company will invest $400 million toward the future facility focused on the production of automatic transmissions.

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Texas power grid back to normal operations following days

(3 days ago) Days after blackouts left millions of Texans in the dark, the electric reliability council said they are resuming normal operations. “We have left the last stage of emergency operations, so we are completely back to normal operations as of now,” said ERCOT CEO Bill Magness. “The reason we’re back is that those generators were able to overcome the problems they had cause by historic

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Austin Mayor: "The systemic killing of Black Americans

(5 days ago) Austin Mayor Steve Adler said Sunday, "The systemic killing of Black Americans must stop. A peaceful, prosperous future together will require truth, reconciliation & accountability. We all have a role to play. " The Mayor put out a letter covering his thoughts on what has happened in the last week. Adler says the City of Austin is progressive and supportive, he calls for a police force that is

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CapMetro commits to 100% renewable energy for all transit

(9 days ago) Capital Metro is committing to 100% renewal energy for all transit facilities and electric buses. As of this year all of the transit agency’s facilities are now powered by Texas wind energy through Austin Energy’s GreenChoice program. CapMetro is investing towards Austin’s goal of 100% carbon free energy by 2035. CapMetro will also reduce its carbon footprint and offset 7,189 metric tons

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6 simple tips to creating patio pizazz KEYE

(Just Now) You can transform your patio from dreary to drop-dead gorgeous by investing very little time and patience, and using inexpensive decorating techniques and options. Vibrant color choices, greenery and lighting are just a few of the many tricks to creating patio pizazz. Other options such as garden stools, decorative planters and rugs and runners

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5 Mexican states get highest US 'do not travel' warning KEYE

(3 days ago) Esponda said local officials and tourism operators are investing in increased security, including camera systems and the construction of a new marine base. "We are going to keep working very hard in 2018 to make sure that Los Cabos continues as a safe destination," Esponda said.

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Round Rock ISD approves 3.5% pay raise for all employees

(7 days ago) The Round Rock ISD Board of Trustees approved a 3. 5 percent districtwide pay increase for all employees Friday. The district says that all teachers, librarians, and nurses will see a $1,800 general pay increase and an adjustment to steps in years one to 10 to alleviate compression between years of service. Counselors and other licensed professionals will see a $2,212 general pay …

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Critics call for independent audit of city purchase of

(6 days ago) Critics call for independent audit of city purchase of hotels for homeless shelters. The tents have become more visible since July 2019 when Austin lifted its ban on public camping, Save Austin Now says that’s not helping. The group’s co-founder, Matt Mackowiak, says, “When you're camping on the side of the highway you're not getting

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Bunker building business booming in North Texas KEYE

(1 days ago) Bunker building business booming in North Texas. Clyde Scott of Rising S Company in Murchison says there's a three-month backlog for his subterranean shelters. His most common is 500 square feet for $120,000. (Video courtesy: KTVT) The Trump administration's increased military strikes might cause fear for some but it means big bucks from one

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COVID-19: UT to test 5,000 "community members" each week

(6 days ago) Hines calls UT's ability to test students and staff both strategic and nimble -- investing millions of dollars into testing kits and equipment that will allow the university to keep testing in-house. "We've also purchased three new machines which allow for rapid testing," said Hines. "Up to about 100 tests per day with a 15 minute turnaround time."

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COTA's plan for 2016 F1 targets new race fans KEYE

(7 days ago) "We're really investing in our future and bringing new fans out," said Epstein. A 10 percent reduction in ticket prices, 30 percent reduction in parking fees as well as less expensive food and beverage prices at the US Grand Prix are all a part of this year's plan.

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Some Austin council members call for oversight on homeless

(Just Now) As the City of Austin plans to use the summer to implement a reinstated homeless camping ban, city leaders are working through the specific details of how federal money will be used to help those experiencing homelessness. Austin City Council started their week with a four-hour special meeting on homelessness, with most of the discussion over how the city should divvy up $188 million …

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Democrats spending millions to try to take back

(2 days ago) Next year's elections will still play out under the maps that Republicans drew after the 2010 campaign. But Democrats are hoping that the money they're investing in state races, higher turnout in a presidential election year and frustration with Trump, particularly in …

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Julian Castro visits Puerto Rico in bid for presidency KEYE

(7 days ago) U. S. presidential candidate Julian Castro joined dozens of high-profile Latinos in Puerto Rico on Monday to talk about mobilizing voters ahead of the 2020 elections and increasing Latino political representation to take on President Donald Trump. The group condemned Trump's plan to build a border wall, and Castro also criticized Trump for his response to Hurricane Maria, which hit the U. S

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Study: UT graduates earn $5K above national average KEYE

(2 days ago) According to a new study by Georgetown University, graduating from a University of Texas institution pays off.The study found that those with bachelor's degrees from UT schools are earning salaries about $2,000 more than the state median average, and more

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