April 5, 2020

April 3, 2020 If Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins wasn’t a household name already, his near-daily news conferences and orders to fight the spread of the coronavirus have made him one in North Texas. Yet, several readers of The Dallas Morning News asked us why a “judge” is responsible for managing a public health crisis. […]

April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020 Businesses are doing their best to carry on essential operations while simultaneously addressing all the new concerns the COVID-19 pandemic raises. Investment funds are no different; in addition to seeing to their own essential operations they also have to oversee, or in some cases, direct the efforts of a portfolio of companies […]

April 3, 2020 As leaders who aim to solve a diverse range of problems, from poverty to pollution, social entreprenerus are not afraid to roll up their sleeves and help in a time of crisis. But as the coronavirus spreads rapidly around the world, prompting governments to take huge measures to protect public health and […]

April 3, 2020 BKD has created a new resource center to help disseminate important tax and accounting information for our clients and friends as we evaluate ways to mitigate the inevitable financial effects of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the incidence of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). www.bkd.com/covid-19-resource-center

April 3, 2020 The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses. The Paycheck Protection Program is designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on payroll by providing each small business a loan […]

April 3, 2020 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas is waiving deductibles, copayments and coinsurance related to treatment for COVID-19, the company said Friday. The waiver applies to costs associated with coronavirus treatment at in-network facilities and treatment for out-of-network emergencies. The policy is effective for treatment received April 1 through May 31, 2020. […]

March 20, 2020 Take a look at our weekly column where we highlight recent M&A activity involving Dallas-Fort Worth companies: Hilti has acquired substantially all of the assets of Concrete Sensors, a company that provides connected devices, software and services that help accelerate construction schedules through a better understanding of the concrete curing process. www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2020/03/20/roundup-of-recent-deals-and-dollars-dallas-charity.html

April 3, 2020 Non-farm payrolls fell by 701,000 last month, marking the first time the U.S. has experienced monthly job losses since September 2010. The unemployment rate rose to 4.4%, up from 3.5%, marking the greatest single month to month point increase in unemployment since 1975. KPMG Chief Economist Constance Hunter shares her thoughts in […]

March 30, 2020 Senior executives and board members at Dallas-based global engineering firm Jacobs are taking 10 percent pay cuts during the COVID-19 crisis to help the company reach a donation of $1 million toward coronavirus mitigation. At the same time, Jacobs announced it is shifting some of its contracts in response to the pandemic. […]

April 3, 2020 During a virtual town hall on Wednesday, April 1, Senator Royce West highlighted new statewide resources for North Texas childcare providers to sustain operations and provide crucial services for essential workers during the COVID-19 crisis. Senator West was joined by Reagan Miller, Director of Child Care and Early Learning for the Texas […]