May 7, 2020

April 29, 2020 Walmart and the Chickasaw Nation joined efforts to provide fresh produce food and other resources to the community with drive-thru food distribution events in Ada and Tishomingo. “Walmart reached out to the Chickasaw Nation regarding produce they wished to donate to the tribe,” explained Chickasaw Nation Secretary of Health Dr. Charles Grim. […]

Economic distress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has sent the Texas economy into a tailspin. Virus containment measures have prompted unprecedented declines in demand and triggered mass layoffs, shaking business and consumer confidence. Activity in the service sector has been more severely affected than in manufacturing, precipitating downward pressures on wages and prices. The state’s […]

May 6, 2020 Kroger Health, the healthcare division of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), recently announced plans to expand its drive-thru COVID-19 testing model. As part of the expansion, Kroger Health will now offer free testing sites. With one in Fort Worth, beginning Thursday, May 7, and one in Dallas, beginning Saturday, May 9 with […]

May 6, 2020 Ellis County is on its way to becoming the next major crossroads on the information superhighway. Addison-based Compass Datacenters is finishing up the first phase of construction on a 225-acre data center just east of Interstate 35E in Red Oak. And next door, Internet giant Google has quietly purchased more than 165 […]

A Wednesday budget briefing forecast what Dallas city leaders had already projected: millions of dollars in lost revenue due largely to the coronavirus pandemic. Now the questions are how to make up some of those shortcomings and plan for the upcoming fiscal years and if federal dollars can help even more. Canceled events, less flight […]

May 6, 2020 While immediate relief for North Texans, including access to food, shelter, healthcare and emergency financial assistance remains top of mind, the coronavirus crisis will have lasting effects on our community. Support from PNC Bank, who has donated $100,000 through the PNC Foundation to the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Coronavirus Response & Recovery […]

The financial pain from the coronavirus for state and local governments is just beginning. State sales tax revenue in April totaled about $2.6 billion, a 9.3% decline from revenue in April 2019, according to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. “State sales tax collections declined as a result of efforts to stem the spread of […]

Another 3.2 million people filed for unemployment for the first time last week, bringing the total number of jobs lost during the coronavirus crisis in the last seven weeks to at least 33.5 million. Last week’s number was down from the nearly 3.9 million initial claims filed the week ending April 25 and filings have […]

Frisco residents could soon have food and groceries delivered by autonomous robots. Starship Technologies presented information during the Frisco City Council’s work session May 5 on the company’s plans to contract with several local merchants to offer deliveries through its robots. “We’ve identified the intersection around Main and Teel [streets] as probably where we’re going […]

May 6, 2020

May 5, 2020 Capital One Financial Corp., potentially setting a standard for the U.S. financial industry, plans to keep most employees working at home at least four more months as it waits for the coronavirus pandemic to ebb. The lender’s offices in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. will remain shut to all non-essential staff […]