March 26, 2020

Women-owned small businesses in Texas suffering financial losses associated with the coronavirus pandemic were thrown a lifeline today after the Center for Women Entrepreneurs at Texas Woman’s University announced a million-dollar grant program to help get them back on their feet.

Despite three weeks of assurances, most Americans who have symptoms of Covid-19 still can’t get tested for SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes the disease. Last Friday, Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) tweeted succinctly, “Hey where are the tests.” The hardest-hit states are rationing tests to health workers and those who have Covid-19 symptoms. The Trump administration, […]

Same-day delivery company Shipt is stepping up in North Texas amid the COVID-19 outbreak with a hefty hiring push. The business plans to bring on about 2,000 “shoppers” in Dallas, in an apparent reference to the overall metro area, according to a statement. It’s the biggest effort in Texas with Houston, San Antonio and Austin […]

American Airlines Group Inc. announced Wednesday that it has plans to operate seven repatriation flights from Latin America to the U.S. amid travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The seven special flights are from São Paulo and three cities in Honduras to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and part of an effort to “bring customers […]

The price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil has plunged more than 50 percent since the start of the year as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has taken hold and a dispute between energy giants Saudi Arabia and Russia threatens to flood the market with crude oil. Reflecting these developments, results of the just-released Dallas […]

As businesses across the Dallas Region and the nation begin to grapple with the impact of COVID-19, PwC has launched a free customized digital assessment to arm business leaders with a COVID-19 response readiness report. The PwC COVID-19 Navigator is a free online, interactive tool aimed at helping a company’s leadership team understand facts about […]

Facing one of the worst economic downturns in American history, one that is unsparing in its trauma, the Senate late Wednesday unanimously approved a $2 trillion emergency relief bill that attempts to arrest the financial havoc caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Lawmakers acted with unusual speed and cooperation to produce the largest economic rescue package […]

The Texas Workforce Commission is hiring 100 temporary workers to handle a crush of calls from 800,000 Texans trying to claim unemployment benefits. The enormity of the coronavirus pandemic’s impact came out Wednesday in a Facebook Live event hosted by the agency’s executive director Ed Serna. The call volume is swamping TWC’s phone lines and […]

For the first time in his life as a business owner, Karl Kuby Jr. sold a case of Angel Soft toilet paper. His family’s Kuby’s Sausage House and European Market in Snider Plaza has never seen anything like this in its nearly 60 years of operating: Broccoli is selling like bouquets of roses on Valentine’s […]

March 25, 2020

Two days after Gov. Greg Abbott requested it, President Donald Trump on Wednesday declared that a major disaster exists in Texas because of an outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Trump ordered federal monetary assistance to supplement state and local recovery efforts in areas affected by COVID-19 beginning on Jan. 20 “and continuing,” said a White […]