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Walmart to hire 150,000; 15,000 in Texas, as online orders surge

With outbreak-related layoffs expected to surge, at least two major retailers are hiring in a big way. Walmart, the nation's largest retailer, said late...

Tarrant County declares public health emergency

Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley held a news conference at 1:30 p.m. today to discuss the latest developments to contain and mitigate the spread...

SBA to provide small businesses impacted by COVID-19 up to $2M in disaster loans

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday night that he will instruct the Treasury Department to allow individuals and businesses negatively affected by the coronavirus to...

TCU extends Spring Break, to move to online classes March 23-April 3

Texas Christian University is extending Spring Break through the week of March 16 – 20 and will move from in-person instruction to online classes...

Fort Worth energy firm acquires well services firm, reports 4Q, 2019 results

Fort Worth-based Basic Energy Services Inc. (OTCQX:BASX)on March 9 announced that it has acquired the production operations from NexTier (NYSE:NEX) for approximately $94 million.The...

Six Flags reports $11M loss for 4Q, CFO to retire

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is in for an unexpectedly bumpy ride.The company, which is relocating its headquarters to Arlington by mid-2020, reported Thursday a...

Pier 1 files for bankruptcy protection, pursues a sale

Pier 1 Imports Inc. — the once-trendy supplier of home goods like papasan chairs and throw pillows — filed for bankruptcy protection Monday after...

Fort Worth home sales up 5% in October

Fort Worth home sales increased 5 percent to 1,062 homes in October 2019. The median price for Fort Worth homes increased 4.6 percent year-over-year...

Nurse injured in JPS accident files lawsuit against elevator maintenance firm

A Fort Worth nurse who was seriously injured by a JPS Hospital elevator has filed a negligence lawsuit against Thyssenkrupp Elevator Co., charging that...

GM investing $4.2B at assembly plants, including Arlington, for nex-gen pickups, SUVs

General Motors Co. has announced it is investing more than $4.2 billion in assembly plants in Indiana, Michigan and Arlington to prepare for the...

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How a glitchy computer system skewed Texas’ coronavirus data and hampered its pandemic response

By Shannon Najmabadi and Edgar Walters, The Texas Tribune Sept. 24, 2020 "How a...