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Business news covering oil and bio-fuel, to solar and other energy industries.

Austin's economy showing signs of mild slowdown

Austin job growth was weaker than expected in 2016 as a tight labor market continued to constrain hiring, ​| Photo by B via Flickr.

December 23, 2016 - 12:07am

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Jordan Cram

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Blowout: How some workers saw opportunity in the energy downturn

Houston entrepreneurs got creative during the downturn in oil prices. Photo courtesy of Haymarketrebel via Flickr.

December 16, 2016 - 3:10pm

Fuel for thought: Why Texas gas prices are so darn cheap

Gas prices in Texas typically fall below those in other states for several reasons, including a low fuel tax burden and proximity to refining capacity. | Photo for Crain's by Mary Ann Azevedo.

November 10, 2016 - 6:55pm

Innovation of the Week: Tesla tries to raise the solar roof

A house with Tesla's solar roof tiles installed | Photo from Tesla Motors

November 1, 2016 - 7:47pm

Giving workers more flexibility can extend lives, study finds

Celadon Trucking’s Gordon Day is taking advantage of a new company policy that allows drivers to take their cats and dogs on the road with them. An Indiana University study found that giving workers in high-stress jobs additional freedom isn’t just a morale booster but could also help them live longer. | Photo courtesy of Celadon Trucking

October 27, 2016 - 3:58pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Tom Rusin

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