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Texas Hotelier Nets $59M In PPP Loans

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The biggest benefactor of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a Dallas, Texas-based hotelier named Monty Bennett, who has received $59 million from the program intended to help small or medium-sized businesses with the economic crisis.

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On the move: PKF Texas appoints audit director

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Texas Lets Eateries Deliver Alcohol With Food Orders

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To help address financial challenges brought about by the coronavirus, Texas Governor Greg Abbott put into place a waiver that lets restaurants deliver alcohol with food orders, ABC 13 reported. Retail Coronavirus food delivery News Restaurants Texas What's Hot

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Texas Nonprofits: Big Needs and Big Hearts Face Big Challenges

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In Texas, the size of our state is only matched by the amount of caring and concern in our hearts for those in need. 8 min read. For proof, look no further than the state’s thriving nonprofit sector. Nonprofit Accounting & Reporting

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How Texas Restaurants Are Using A Safety Seal of Approval To Get Customers Back

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In a nod to community efforts to boost customer experienced, individual consumers can report on health efforts at Texas eateries — and whether they are enforcing standards such as social distancing and more official standards mandated by the state’s governor.

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Texas AG Leads Multi-State Consumer Protection Probe Into Apple

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is leading a multi-state probe against Apple Inc. Apple Attorney General consumer protection legal News Texas trade practices What's Hot

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Texas Halts Reopening Plans As COVID Cases Spike

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As coronavirus cases spike in Texas, the state’s officials have walked back their reopening plans for the state, CNBC reported. Texas is among the hardest-hit states, with the greatest number of new cases.

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Texas Man Charged In $5 Million PPP Loan Fraud Case

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A Texas resident, 32-year-old Samuel Yates, was charged with allegedly trying to file fraudulent bank applications for over $5 million in loans related to COVID-19 relief, according to a press release Friday (Jan.

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DOJ: Texas Man Allegedly Claimed Employees To Net $5M In PPP Funds

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A Texas man is facing charges of filing fraudulent loan applications seeking more than $5 million in forgivable loans from the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), according to the U.S. Brown of the Eastern District of Texas, in a statement. “We

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New Uber Hub To Create 3K New Jobs In Texas

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Texas Gov. I am proud to welcome Uber’s investment in the great state of Texas, along with the 3,000 jobs the company will bring to its new Dallas office,” Abbott said in a press release. This investment will bolster Texas’ continued economic success and reputation as the best state for business. Our unrivaled workforce and business-friendly environment makes Texas the perfect home for innovative companies like Uber.”.

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Feds Charge Texas Man With CARES Act Fraud

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Dinesh Sah, 55, of Coppell, Texas, was charged with three counts of wire fraud, three counts of bank fraud and one count of money laundering. Federal prosecutors on Thursday (Oct. 8) charged a Dallas-area man with allegedly playing a role in a scheme that sought to fraudulently obtain $24.8

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Drive.ai To Launch Self-Driving Car Pilot In Frisco, Texas

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Drive.ai , the California self-driving car startup, announced Monday (May 7) that it is launching an on-demand self-driving car service pilot in Frisco, Texas. It marks the first time self-driving cars will be on the public roads of Texas, noted the company. Frisco Self-Driving Cars Texas What's HotIn a press release , Drive.ai

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Uber And Lyft Returning To Texas?

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Uber and Lyft, the two ride-hailing firms that left several Texas markets over controversy tied to fingerprint background checks, may be coming back. News Ridesharing greg abbott Legislation Lyft ride-hailing Texas Uber What's HotReuters reports that the state’s governor, Greg Abbott, will sign a bill over the next few days that comes in the wake of House Bill 100’s approval last week.

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Coronavirus Refunds: AAA Texas Unveils $125M In Premium Refunds; San Diego State To Provide Over $24M In Refunds

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Members of AAA who have their vehicles insured via the Interinsurance Exchange of the Automobile Club and its affiliate insurers will get a total of $125 million in premium reimbursements, AAA Texas said in an announcement. Coronavirus AAA Texas Insurance News San Diego State University

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Ripple Gives $2M To Texas University For Blockchain Research

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As part of Ripple ’s $50 million pledge for blockchain research, the crypto firm has said it will give $2 million over five years to the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas in Austin. Blockchain Cryptocrrency distributed ledger News Ripple school funding University of Texas at Austin What's Hot

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Bitcoin Daily: China’s Cosco Shipping Will Test Blockchain Tool; Tech Mahindra Rolls Out Blockchain System; Texas Orders S. African Co To Stop Selling Crypto Securities

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On another note, The Texas State Securities Board announced an “emergency action” in the form of a cease and desist order to halt South African company Mirror Trading International PTY LTD, which was referred to as an “international, multilevel marketing” effort in a press release.

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Google Asks Texas Court To Transfer Multi-State AG Lawsuit To California

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judge in Texas for a change of venue regarding an antitrust lawsuit filed by 10 attorneys general, Reuters reported Wednesday (Jan. Texas and nine other states filed a lawsuit in Sherman, Texas, alleging that Google unfairly collaborated with Facebook to advance its digital ad business.

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Texas AG Paxton: More States Could File Antitrust Lawsuits Against Google 

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Additional states could bring more antitrust lawsuits against Google , Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said during a Tuesday (Dec. 8) panel discussion with global competition officials, Bloomberg reported.

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Texas AG-Led Google Probe Taps Former Microsoft Attorney

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Three consultants — one being an ex-Microsoft lawyer — were hired in a multi-state antitrust investigation of Google being led by the Texas attorney general’s office, Reuters reported on Thursday (Sept. The investigation is being led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who has said that Google dominates all sides of the online equation, including buyers and sellers “and even the video side with YouTube.”.

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Texas Court Rules Against CFPB’s Payday Lending Act Delay

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A Texas court ruled on Tuesday (June 12) against delaying the compliance date for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ’s rule on payday loans. In a joint motion filed late last week in federal court in Austin, TX, Mulvaney, the Community Financial Services Association of America and the Consumer Service Alliance of Texas asked a judge to delay the new regulations from going into effect.

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SEC Halts Texas Financial Firm’s ‘Illegal’ ICO

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In an effort to stop an “illegal offering of securities,” the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a complaint against a Dallas-based financial firm seeking to launch what might be the largest initial coin offering (ICO) in history. In addition, the agency was able to freeze the company’s assets and those of its two co-founders, CNBC reported. Filed last Thursday and unsealed on Monday (Jan.

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Amazon Go Has Its Roots In A 1920s Texas Ice Retailer

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After a 7-Eleven location near the University of Texas got swamped with customers after a football game , the store had to stay open later than 11:00 p.m. When “Uncle Johnny” Jefferson Green realized that grocery stores weren’t always open when consumers needed household staples, he sensed an opportunity. Green, who ran the Southland Ice Dock in Dallas, realized his customers needed to buy products like bread, milk and eggs after grocery stores had closed.

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Bitcoin Daily: Bisq Resumes Trading Following $250K+ Hack; TX Securities Board Takes Emergency Action Against Crypto Mining Firm

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Ultra BTC Mining LLC purports that is has notched $18 million from residents of Texas for investments in technology to compute digital currency, per the release.

Coronavirus Refunds: California Universities Sued Over Campus Fees; SXSW Faces Suit For No-Refund Rule

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The firm behind the famous South by Southwest ( SXSW ) festival in Austin, Texas, is facing a suit due to its no-refund rule following the cancellation of its yearly gathering, the Austin American-Statesman reported.

SMBs Use New Bankruptcy Law To Save Businesses

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June was the top month this year for such filings, with 131 overall, and many were filed in the hardest-hit states like Florida, Texas, California, New York and Illinois.

Dallas Businesses Fail Reopening Test, But Many Are Still Staying Indoors

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Businesses in Dallas, Texas aren’t having the easiest time following the rules of social distancing as they reopen, according to a survey on Mark Cuban’s Blog Maverick. Retail Dallas News reopening Restaurants Texas What's Hot

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These Payment Methods Can Help Provide Hurricane-Related Aid

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The SPCA of Texas is also accepting credit card-based donations for its work providing care to animals in the storm’s wake. better business bureau Catholic Charities Charity Navigator donations Hurricane Harvey News nonprofit donations PayPal relief Salvation Army SPCA of Texas Texas Text Donations United Way weatherAs the U.S.

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Travelex Cyberattack Could Have Happened At Other Companies

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Among the potentially vulnerable companies are Texas Instruments , Revlon , Purdue Pharma, a California utility company, a border-police unit and an appellate court. Texas Instruments said it became aware of the issue last year and fixed it.

Texan Merchants Gear Up For Retail-To-Go

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With Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s plan to open the state again, shops will start running on a retail-to-go basis Friday (April 24). Retail Coronavirus News Texas What's Hot

Making A Plant-Based Jerky For The Lone Star State

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Texas might be known for its BBQ, chicken-fried steak or chili, but food innovators in the Lone Star State are making their mark with meat-free products inspired by the local culinary landscape. The company uses the prickly pear because it is the Texas state plant.).

Payment Technology Company NCR Acquires Restaurant POS Firm In Bid To Expand

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NCR, an Atlanta-based payments technology company, has acquired Texas P.O.S., The management department of Texas P.O.S. and three of those are in Texas. When Texas P.O.S. Texas P.O.S. Partnerships / Acquisitions Acquisition hospitality NCR News POS Texas P.O.S. a Houston-based provider of point-of-sale (POS) solutions for restaurants and merchants, according to a press release. The move is a bid by NCR to further expand into the hospitality business.

US Local Governments And The Slow Death Of The Check

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PYMNTS spoke with representatives from the department as well as officials from the Tennessee Department of Revenue and Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts to gain insights into how each approaches disbursements. Texas and Oregon do not share such plans.

Amazon To Create 800 New Jobs At Austin Tech Hub

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Amazon said that since it opened its Austin Tech Hub, it has created more than 22,000 full-time jobs in Texas and has invested more than $7 billion in the state, including on infrastructure and compensation to workers. “In The addition of jobs in Texas comes a few weeks after Amazon pulled out of creating its second headquarters, partly in New York City. Amazon Austin ecommerce News Retail tech jobs Texas What's Hot

Macy’s To Open New Store Format With Beauty Focus

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The store will be rolled out in Southlake, Texas. Retail beauty brick and mortar department store Macy’s News Store Texas What's HotMacy’s is planning to test a new kind of store with a focus on apothecary and beauty products, which could lead to more locations in the future, according to reports. Aside from the beauty items, it will also contain a cafe area, according to people familiar with the plans.

Google Answers AG Probe With Lawsuit

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31) against the attorney general of Texas, asking a court to protect against confidential business information becoming public in the course of an investigation, according to a report by Reuters. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is leading an investigation by 48 states into Google and its potential antitrust practices. Google AG Antitrust investigation Lawsuit News Texas What's HotGoogle filed a lawsuit on Thursday (Oct.

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Repair Man Locked Inside ATM And Rescued

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However, it’s being reported out of Corpus Christi, Texas, that a repair man accidentally locked himself inside an ATM he was working on. Banking ATM banking Corpus Christi News repair man Security TexasWorking in the ATM business can be dangerous. From potentially getting robbed when reloading the ATM with money to installing the heavy machine, it’s possible to sustain severe injuries.

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US Retail Sales And Industrial Output Suffer Declines Due To Harvey

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According to Reuters , the hurricane — which hit Texas in the last week of August — disrupted activity and could damage economic growth in the third quarter. percentage points of the decline to storm effects off the Texas coastline that “temporarily curtailed drilling, servicing and extraction activity for oil and natural gas.”. Retail Commerce Hurricane Harvey News Retail sales Texas U.S.

Cities Partner With Apps To Create Their Own Ridesharing Services

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The city of Arlington, Texas, located just outside Dallas, for example, had a single bus route — and discovered that most of its riders were students at the University of Texas branch there. Ridesharing business travel Innovation Lyft mobile app News Retail Texas Uber ViaMany cities have bus systems, but they’re not always well-utilized by the majority of residents.

Uber Of X: Rent-A-Ref, Sports Officials For Any Game Or Tournament

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Based out of Riverside, California, the website (and soon-to-be mobile platform) has been working with leagues all over the state, as well as in Colorado, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Illinois, Wisconsin and Texas. uber of x California Colorado Illinois Massachusetts new jersey New York referee referees rent-a-ref Texas Uber of X What's Hot WisconsinPerhaps the most overlooked person in any sport is the most important one: the referee.

Welcome To Alexa City

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Alexa as a civic servant debuted in Texas on July 25, thanks to the efforts of the Dallas-based digital marketing agency and consultancy Imaginuity. Amazon Acquia Labs Alexa Alexa Skills Alexa Skills Kit connected devices data privacy Frightful Five Georgia GeorgiaGov GeorgiaGov Interactive Imaginuity Imaginuity Community Connect Los Angeles News Retail Texas University Park voice activation

Latest Developments in State and Local Sales Tax

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The Texas comptroller confirms that salespersons in a local jurisdiction constitute state nexus for certain companies. Out-of-state wineries must have a Texas use tax permit in order to make direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales into Texas.

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