August 4, 2020

August 4, 2020 LISTEN: Some executives are holding meetings inside virtual game rooms. Robbing a bank in Grand Theft Auto or going to a concert in Minecraft – the games offer a creative space where people can brainstorm.

August 4, 2020 With the national death toll from COVID-19 passing the grim 150,000 mark, an NPR/Ipsos poll finds broad support for a single, national strategy to address the pandemic and more aggressive measures to contain it. Two-thirds of respondents said they believe the U.S. is handling the pandemic worse than other countries, and most […]

August 3, 2020 Small businesses that took advantage of the Small Business Administration’s $659 billion Paycheck Protection Program loans increased their survival probability by 14% to 30%, according to a working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. The working paper, which used survey data provided from small business network Alignable as well […]

August 3, 2020 With coronavirus grounding long-distance plans for a lot of Dallas travelers, the desire for a close-by getaway has escalated, while we continue to dream of our post-pandemic journeys. Released July 28, Tripadvisor’s 18th annual Travelers’ Choice Awards for the hotel, restaurant, and airline categories ranks one Dallas-based carrier among the best. Several […]

August 3, 2020 The U.S. Census Bureau is ending all counting efforts for the 2020 census on Sept. 30, a month sooner than previously announced, the bureau’s director confirmed Monday in a statement. That includes critical door-knocking efforts and collecting responses online, over the phone and by mail. The latest updates to the bureau’s plans […]

August 3, 2020 Over the last several months, we have had the opportunity to engage with our clients, to check on the pulse of their world, and share an open dialogue through virtual roundtables. These intimate conversations have been shared amongst a cross-section of professional industry leaders, from law firms, real estate companies, consulting management, […]

August 3, 2020 As thousands of North Texas kids learn remotely this fall, cybersecurity experts warn the risk of identity and data theft will be heightened. “This year things will necessarily be rushed and with it will come risks both for schools and for students,” said Cyber Security expert Patrick Thielen with Chubb. Thielen says […]

August 3, 2020 After a slow start to the year, things were predictably worse for North Texas’ retail market during the second quarter. Occupancy fell for the third consecutive quarter, dropping 40 basis points since March to 93.8 percent, according to the latest CBRE report. Net absorption also ended in negative territory for the first […]

August 3, 2020 To hear CEO Ron Rittenmeyer describe it, each month of Tenet Healthcare’s second quarter threw a totally different challenge at the nation’s third largest investor-owned hospital operator. “April [reflected] the uncertainty of the early days of the pandemic, shutdown of elective surgery, rapid decline of flow into ERs and associated areas while […]

August 3, 2020 The University of Texas at Arlington is asking all students to limit their social activities and contact with non-household members “to the maximum extent possible” for two weeks before returning to campus for the fall semester. The request for a “14-day pause on outside activities” is one of several precautions the university […]