September 7, 2021

September 6, 2021 Less than a month into the new school year, North Texas school districts are reporting thousands of new COVID-19 cases among students and staff as some are having to shutter campuses in response to the uptick. Some area districts have among the state’s highest number of total cases, according to an analysis […]

September 6, 2021 Coronavirus hospitalizations may be nearing a plateau in Dallas County after rising for the last two months. In their latest model, forecasters at UT Southwestern Medical Center predict a modest increase in the county’s hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the coming days, followed by a slight drop-off to the current level of about […]

September 2, 2021

September 1, 2021 In January, NBC 5 Responds asked the question, “Can my boss require a COVID-19 vaccine?” Amid the latest surge in COVID-19 cases, NBC 5 Responds revisits that question and a few others that impact North Texas businesses and workers. Dallas Regional Chamber Survey of Members The increase in COVID-19 cases this summer […]

September 1, 2021

September 1, 2021 Fidelity Investments is creating thousands of new jobs, expanding its employee base company-wide, and increasing its North Texas workforce by about 2,000 roles in 2021. The company announced Tuesday it created 9,000 roles across the country which, following a spate of 4,000 new jobs this spring, will double the firm’s amount of […]

August 30, 2021

August 27, 2021 People under 50 are being admitted to hospitals with COVID-19 in larger numbers than at any point during the pandemic as the latest surge of the coronavirus continues to tighten its grip on Texas. According to data released by the Texas Department of State Health Services, as of Aug. 22, adults 30 […]

August 27, 2021 Even as some Texas schools hadn’t yet started the school year, the number of positive COVID-19 student cases statewide reported last week surpassed the peak seen any time last year, state data released Friday shows. Between Aug. 16 and Aug. 22, there were 14,033 positive cases reported among students across the state, […]

August 25, 2021

August 25, 2021 A state district judge has ruled that Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban on mask orders violates Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins’ ability to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision from Judge Tonya Parker to issue a temporary injunction will likely be appealed, first to the Fifth Court of Appeals in Dallas and later […]

August 24, 2021 Dallas-Plano-Irving continues to lead the way in the jobs recovery. Last month, that metro division added 18,500 positions, well ahead of the pace in the go-go days before the pandemic and on par with recent results. For the past three months, Dallas-Plano-Irving has added almost 59,000 jobs, accounting for nearly a third […]

August 24, 2021 Texas is claiming the headquarters of California companies at more than four times the rate of its nearest competitor, according to a study by McKinney-based Spectrum Location Solutions and Stanford University’s Hoover Institution released Tuesday. The Lone Star State won 114 California corporate relocations from Jan. 1, 2018, to June 30 of […]

August 23, 2021

August 23, 2021 Dallas-based Texas Instruments will require all U.S. employees and contractors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 29, the company said in an internal email. According to the message sent to employees last week, those who don’t comply with the mandate and don’t have an approved medical or religious exemption will […]

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