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Willie Nelson statue to be erected in Austinupdated: Tue Apr 10 2012 17:12:00

A bronze sculpture of Willie Nelson will be erected later this month in Austin, Texas.

8 digital tools to help you survive SXSWupdated: Thu Mar 08 2012 11:30:00

The tech world is descending upon Austin for the South by Southwest Interactive conference -- an annual gathering of tech influencers for a fast-paced week of panels, networking, and yes -- parties.

The scariest tech trend of 2012?updated: Tue Mar 06 2012 15:35:00

It's just over a week until one of the biggest geek gatherings of the year, South By Southwest Interactive, kicks off in Austin, Texas.

Occupy Wall Street braces for winterupdated: Sun Oct 30 2011 20:26:00

Occupy Wall Street demonstrators face a new challenge. They're trying to stay warm and dry as snow falls in New York.

Dozens of Occupy protesters arrested in Texas, Oregonupdated: Sun Oct 30 2011 20:26:00

The arrests occurred thousands of miles apart, but the scenes were similar in Oregon and Texas early Sunday: In the dark of night, police told Occupy demonstrators to leave protest sites. Those who refused were handcuffed and arrested.

Wildfires rip through sun-scorched Texasupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 13:43:00

Firefighters southeast of Austin, Texas, battled strong winds Monday as they struggled to gain ground against a fast-moving wildfire that has so far scorched some 25,000 acres and destroyed close to 500 homes.

Wildfire prompts evacuations in Texasupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 13:43:00

Officials say evacuations are underway in Magnolia, Texas, as a raging wildfire inches closer to a residential area.

Texas wildfires scorch homes; death toll climbs to 4updated: Tue Sep 06 2011 21:32:00

A raging wildfire near Austin, Texas, killed two people, officials said Tuesday, as firefighters fought to gain the upper hand against flames, wind and fatigue.

Dozens of wildfires burn in Texasupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 21:32:00

CNN's Jim Spellman reports on the worst fire season in years in Texas as multiple fires continue to burn.

CNNMoney: Teaching jobs disappearupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 19:04:00

Friday's jobs report could kick off the worst quarter for state and local government jobs on record. And teachers are at the center of the bullseye.

CNNMoney: Vulture investors flipping their way to big profitsupdated: Wed Apr 20 2011 10:01:00

Even in these down times, there's money to be made buying and flipping houses.

A quest for the weird in Austinupdated: Wed Apr 20 2011 08:07:00

There was nothing particularly weird about my hotel room, but fortunately, my search for Austin's famed eccentricity wasn't confined to the Courtyard Marriott.

Four people keeping Austin weirdupdated: Wed Apr 20 2011 08:07:00

From environmental troubadours to collectors of junk, Austin has no shortage of eccentricity.

Austin: Where to eat, stay and playupdated: Wed Mar 30 2011 12:16:00

"The State I'm In" columnist Brendan Newnam recently spent time in Austin, Texas during the SXSW conference and festival.

Over-the-counter culture in Austinupdated: Wed Mar 30 2011 12:15:00

Pixar has nothing on nature when she's hungry.

Women work to gain larger foothold in tech industryupdated: Mon Mar 21 2011 07:19:00

Historically, the tech industry has not been especially hospitable to women.

Why South by Southwest mattersupdated: Fri Mar 18 2011 11:06:00

Every March, thousands of young, jeans-wearing techies, filmmakers and musicians descend upon Austin, Texas, harboring dreams of getting noticed and hitting it big.

Our top 10 techie characters from the moviesupdated: Fri Mar 11 2011 07:50:00

When the South by Southwest Festival kicks off today in Austin, Texas, the cutting edges of technology and film will be on display.

StartupBus puts coders into overdrive on road to SXSWupdated: Wed Mar 09 2011 07:53:00

Six buses, 40 teams, 48 hours and one winning business idea: The StartupBus is as close to blood sport as Silicon Valley entrepreneurship gets.

What are those white lumps in my tonsils?updated: Mon Feb 21 2011 08:31:00

I sometimes get little white lumps in my tonsils. What's the best way to get them out? American Idol Finds Texas-Sized Talent in Austinupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 12:28:00

John Wayne Schulz, lovebirds Nick Fink and Jacqueline Dunford and more are off to Hollywood

Learning value of stuff by moving overseasupdated: Tue Jan 04 2011 09:40:00

When you declutter and organize your home, sometimes it's helpful to play a little game called "Let's Pretend We're Moving Overseas."

Could the lights go out in the Northeast?updated: Fri Oct 15 2010 19:26:00

Heat waves threaten the reliability of the U.S. power grid as CNN's Allan Chernoff reports.

U.S. electricity blackouts skyrocketingupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 19:26:00

New York's Staten Island was broiling under a life-threatening heat wave and borough President James Molinaro was seriously concerned about the area's Little League baseball players. It was last July's Eastern heat wave and Consolidated Edison was responding to scattered power outages as electricity usage neared record highs.

Shooter at University of Texas was a studentupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 18:52:00

A 19-year-old mathematics major from Austin, Texas, was identified Tuesday as the suspected gunman who fired shots from an AK-47 and then turned the gun on himself, the University of Texas at Austin said.

Plastic bag use under scrutiny in many U.S. locationsupdated: Thu Jun 24 2010 14:41:00

Shoppers in Austin, Texas may wind up losing the right to use plastic at the checkout line -- and that doesn't mean credit cards.

CNNMoney: America's most recession-proof citiesupdated: Thu Jun 24 2010 09:35:00

The "Keep Austin Weird" campaign must have worked, because the Texas capital is among the country's oddball cities that bucked the downturn.

My life: the playlistupdated: Tue Apr 20 2010 18:04:00

I was geared up to complete my census form. I sat. I put on my headphones. I grabbed a pen, something I rarely use in my digitally mediated life. I took a deep breath. By the time I had exhaled, I had completed the form. I turned the pages over and under, thinking, "That's all!?"

South by Southwest home to 'nerd' networkingupdated: Fri Mar 12 2010 14:15:00

It's billed as a showcase for the brightest minds in technology -- a place to network with industry leaders and see the latest Internet innovations.

Why does the cold wind make my head hurt?updated: Mon Mar 01 2010 08:59:00

Why does the cold wind make my head hurt, even when I wear earmuffs?

Widow of Austin plane crash victim sues pilot's widowupdated: Thu Feb 25 2010 12:22:00

The widow of an Internal Revenue Service employee killed when a disgruntled taxpayer flew his plane into a seven-story building in Austin, Texas, last week is suing the pilot's wife, according to court documents.

Pilot targets Texas buildingupdated: Fri Feb 19 2010 07:56:00

Federal authorities say Joseph Andrew Stack crashed a small plane into a building housing an IRS office in Austin.

Pilot deliberately crashed into Texas building, official saysupdated: Fri Feb 19 2010 07:56:00

The pilot of a small plane that slammed into a building Thursday morning in Austin, Texas, set his house on fire beforehand and then intentionally crashed the aircraft, a federal official told CNN.

Smoke pours from buildingupdated: Thu Feb 18 2010 22:51:00

A plane crashes into a building in Austin, Texas. KXAN reports.

CNNMoney: Renting a Smart car by the minuteupdated: Tue Nov 17 2009 15:55:00

If you could use a car now and again but don't want to buy one, German automaker Daimler has a possible solution for you. At least if you live in Austin, Tex.

Help! My rental car company ran out of carsupdated: Thu Apr 16 2009 10:09:00

Kristin Luna reserves a car in Austin, Texas, but when she checks in, her car rental company is out of vehicles. She's free to rent from another company, but will have to pay an extra $245. Shouldn't her car rental company or travel agent help her?

Optimism shadowed by uncertainty at SXSWupdated: Wed Mar 25 2009 15:35:00

CD sales are down. Digital hasn't caught up. Record companies are consolidating. New bands are trying to find their own way.

Metallica performs at SXSWupdated: Wed Mar 25 2009 15:35:00

Watch a portion of Metallica's performance at SXSW.

Texans report fireball in sky, sonic boomsupdated: Mon Feb 16 2009 14:57:00

Sonic booms and at least one fireball in the sky were reported in Texas on Sunday, less than a week after two satellites collided in space and a day after the Federal Aviation Administration asked U.S. pilots to watch for "falling space debris," authorities said.

Will green tech be the next investment bubble?updated: Mon Jan 26 2009 04:12:00

Recent world events have shown in stark relief how financial speculators hype industries up, only to scare and scatter when a bubble bursts leaving the value of stocks and shares to tumble.

Austin area full of family-friendly attractionsupdated: Mon Aug 18 2008 10:58:00

Ryan Libbey, 10, was in vacation heaven. Andy Staples: Doc Rivers' son shines at Peach Jamupdated: Sat Jul 12 2008 21:18:00

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- A frustrated Austin Rivers flipped off the TV the night of June 12. It was bad enough that a bout with bronchitis kept the son of Celtics coach Doc Rivers from flying to see Game 4 of the NBA Finals in person. Now the younger Rivers had to watch the Celtics flounder to a 24-point deficit.

FSB: Four bosses, four citiesupdated: Tue May 27 2008 00:04:00

Lots of businesses allow employees to work from home and many rely on networks of virtual staffers. But what if the partners who own and run the business live in four different cities? Thanks to some smart technology, that's what's happening at Blastro Networks (, an operator of several music video websites. Texas Appeals Polygamy Sect Rulingupdated: Fri May 23 2008 15:00:00

Texas child welfare authorities are appealing a ruling in the polygamist sect case, arguing that the state was right to put more than 440 children in foster care

FSB: A Victorian enclave in Texas: Georgetown (No. 2)updated: Thu Mar 27 2008 12:54:00

"Ten years ago, there was almost nothing here," says Chris Damon of the view from his office window.

Medical mystery solved in slaughterhouseupdated: Thu Feb 28 2008 15:37:00

A mysterious nerve disorder that hit some slaughterhouse employees with debilitating symptoms apparently was caused by inhaling a fine mist of pig brain tissue. A Texas Tiff Over the Dems Debateupdated: Thu Feb 14 2008 16:35:00

Obama and Clinton have agreed to debate in Austin, but now the fight is over whether the public should be able to attend

I-Reporters show us their favorite U.S. citiesupdated: Fri Nov 02 2007 19:04:00

Whether it's dining, shopping, culture, nightlife or people, everybody has a favorite city. Some cities are great places to live and raise a family. Others provide the backdrop for that once-in-a-lifetime vacation.

Missing cavers foundupdated: Sun Oct 14 2007 22:53:00

Rescuers find three university students who went missing while exploring a cave in Austin, Texas.

Goodbye Lady Bird Johnsonupdated: Mon Jul 16 2007 00:11:00

Goodbye Lady Bird Johnson

Bomb found at women's clinicupdated: Thu Apr 26 2007 17:54:00

An explosive device "which could have caused substantial harm" was found Wednesday in the parking lot of an Austin, Texas, women's clinic where abortions are performed, authorities said.

Business 2.0: Franchise thisupdated: Mon Mar 19 2007 11:42:00

The living is richer when you're the boss. But you don't need to spend years climbing the corporate ladder if you start your own business. We've taken the first steps for you, talking to entrepreneurs and experts to find new business and franchise opportunities poised to capitalize on trends that will pay off now and in your golden years.

Experts: Despite their energy, kids still at risk of burnoutupdated: Wed Aug 30 2006 14:33:00

It's graduation day at VT's American Freestyle Karate school in Marietta, Georgia, and the studio's junior instructor, Austin Leake, impresses students and parents with a perfectly executed flying sidekick.

FSB: Search & prosperupdated: Fri Aug 18 2006 12:33:00

Google has the power to help but also hurt any business with an online presence. Meet one entrepreneur who figured out how to thrive in this strange new world.

Money Magazine: Discounters are alive and wellupdated: Thu Aug 03 2006 13:32:00

If realtors are trying to put Randy Calhoun out of business, he has yet to feel the heat.

FSB: Bringing in babyupdated: Wed Jun 14 2006 14:07:00

When four of my top employees told me in one six-week period that they were pregnant, I realized that their good news could spell disaster for my advertising agency, T3.

FSB: Treasure Tangleupdated: Wed Mar 01 2006 00:01:00

Since gracing our cover in March 2005, sunken-treasure recovery firm Odyssey Marine Exploration has been working toward a huge payday: the exploration of the HMS Sussex, sunk off Gibraltar in 1694 ...

Business 2.0: Tech's Big Comebackupdated: Fri Jan 27 2006 13:04:00

Two rubbery-looking potted plants adorn the lobby of 285 Hamilton Ave. in downtown Palo Alto. The five-story building sits across the street from City Hall and is a short bike ride from Stanford Un...

Fortune: WELCOME TO OUR WORLDupdated: Mon Jan 23 2006 00:01:00

KA-CHING! Opris has worked at Whole Foods for just over a year.

Business 2.0: A Smashing Successupdated: Thu Sep 01 2005 00:01:00

It's usually a lot more fun to watch Office Space than to live it. But not for the lucky cubicle dwellers whose employers are enlightened enough to rent out Austin's Alamo Drafthouse Cinema for the...

CNNMoney: Most overpriced home marketsupdated: Mon Aug 15 2005 15:34:00

Several once high-flying housing markets in the United States have come down to earth recently. Could yours be next?

Fortune: Getting Away From It All If you're willing to venture off the beaten track, the perfect retirement may be a lot updated: Mon Jul 12 2004 00:01:00

It's what every retiree dreams of. But lately second-act home hunters have been in for some rude surprises. Sedona always sounded like a nice place to buy? Home prices are up 47% in the past three ...

Money Magazine: What Makes A Place Hot Escalating Home Values, Job Growth, New Immigrants, A Lively Music Scene--turns Out That They All Go Togeupdated: Tue Jun 01 2004 00:01:00

Richard Florida likes to chat about cities the way most people chat about movies or pop culture. This is not to say that Florida, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, likes to discuss the bes...

CNNMoney: These are the good old daysupdated: Tue May 11 2004 11:46:00

Dear Armchair Millionaire: My parents and I have a long-standing disagreement. They say that when it comes to money, my generation has it much easier than theirs ever did. I say that things were easier back then. What's your perspective?

Fortune: Bridle Accessoriesupdated: Mon Oct 13 2003 00:01:00

At nine o'clock on the morning of Sept. 5, a brown-and-white calf shot out of a chute at the Travis County Exposition Center in Austin, kicking off the 20th edition of the Capital City Rodeo run by...

Fortune: July It's getting hot out there! So take off all ... the days you possibly can. Dell gathers in Austin, online updated: Mon Jul 07 2003 00:01:00

1 Call your assistant and tell him you're out of pocket for all July. Really, it's been far too long since you've properly celebrated Lasagna Awareness Month. While you're at it, send a shout-out u...

Business 2.0: Greens For Less Green Six cheap-but-challenging public courses and some easy places to unwind afterward.updated: Tue Apr 01 2003 00:01:00

AUSTIN Forest Creek Golf Club Round Rock, Texas; $25-$59;

Money Magazine: 10 Best Places To Live 2002updated: Sun Dec 01 2002 00:01:00


Money Magazine: Austin, Texasupdated: Tue Nov 19 2002 06:23:00

Austin residents enjoy the best of both worlds: a stylish, exciting urban life, but without a lot of the hassles big cities are known for.

Money Magazine: Momentumville Momentum began in Austin in the late 1980s when Dell computer went public. Soon after, a wave of updated: Sun Oct 01 2000 00:01:00

In the summer of 1990, a movie called Slacker opened at the Dobie Theater, just off the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. In the film a stream of smart but directionless young Austinites...

Fortune: Bookmarksupdated: Mon Jan 24 2000 00:01:00

The Irish-born Berber is CEO of CyBerCorp, a fast-growing electronic brokerage based in Austin, Texas. Berber, 41, founded CyBerCorp (, his second financial technology startup, af...

Fortune: The Best Cities For Business FORTUNE's annual ranking of the country's hottest corporate locations uncovers some updated: Mon Dec 20 1999 00:01:00

What's so great about Dallas?

Money Magazine: The Best Places To Live A strong economy, good schools, cultural and recreational opportunities, and safupdated: Mon Nov 01 1999 00:01:00

It might make life easier if we all agreed about what's most important in a hometown--if we could somehow forge an ironclad rule about what makes a city, big or small, the best place to live. Of co...

Fortune: The Best Cities For Business Our top five wealth creators prove that you can't boom without tech.updated: Mon Nov 23 1998 00:01:00

It should come as no surprise that seven of our ten boomtowns are located in the West. After all, this part of the country has always attracted pioneers--in this case, entrepreneurs such as compute...

Fortune: Boomtown Stats Even in good times, only a few cities stand out as real wealth creators. Here's our guide to the updated: Mon Nov 23 1998 00:01:00



FORTUNE created its list of best cities in partnership with Arthur Andersen, whose Business Location Services practice consults with companies on location strategy, selection, and implementation.

Money Magazine: He's living well on relatively little updated: Tue Nov 01 1994 00:01:00

I WAS MOST INTERESTED IN "Financial Lessons From the Class of '83," September's account of how alumni of California's Palisades High School are struggling to live as well as their parents did a gen...

Fortune: THE BEST CITIES FOR KNOWLEDGE WORKERS A few fast-growing Sunbelt centers and -- surprise! -- several older cities of the North aupdated: Mon Nov 15 1993 00:01:00

ONCE UPON A TIME, a lot of backyard barbecues in Raleigh/Durham's tonier suburbs involved Sansabelted tobacco and textile executives. They would stand around grumbling about business, pounding down...

Fortune: THE TOP TEN CITIES updated: Mon Nov 15 1993 00:01:00

1. RALEIGH/DURHAM The presence of three top universities -- Duke, University of North Carolina, and North Carolina State -- and the 7,000-acre Research Triangle Park has fueled the area's capacity ...

Money Magazine: A GREAT PLACE TO KICK BACK updated: Sun Nov 01 1992 00:01:00

I agree with your ranking Austin in the top three in September's ''The Best Places to Live in America.'' But why give us only an 8 out of a possible 100 on leisure? That's like giving Malibu an F f...

Money Magazine: How the top 10 places RATEupdated: Tue Sep 01 1992 00:01:00

No place is perfect, of course, as the table below shows. Here you'll find how each of our top 10 metro areas rates in nine broad categories, with 100 points representing the best possible score. T...

Money Magazine: REFERENCES THAT REFLECT REALITY updated: Sun Mar 01 1992 00:01:00

In reading your November issue, I was impressed with numerous comments such as ''your daughter the doctor'' and ''your daughter invests.'' I can't tell you how important such references are to me, ...

Fortune: THE TOP TEN CITIES updated: Mon Nov 04 1991 00:01:00

Rankings on access to quality labor and on pro-business attitude come from Moran Stahl & Boyer's survey of executives in America's 50 largest metropolitan areas. A rank of 1 is best, and 50 the wor...

Fortune: FORTUNE'S TOP TEN The skilled, loyal workers in these choice metropolitan areas are the best you'll find anywhere. They're readiupdated: Mon Oct 22 1990 00:01:00

ASK A BUNCH OF CEOs about their favorite cities and you'll probably hear them evaluate urban life the same way anyone else would. They love San Francisco for the Bay and the restaurants, Seattle fo...

Money Magazine: CRISIS ON THE ROAD updated: Mon Dec 01 1986 00:01:00

While it can't hurt to have your insurance agent's phone number with you while traveling, as you suggested in Family Finance (July), it is also important to carry the number of the company that iss...

Fortune: Hormel battles its meatpackersupdated: Mon Mar 03 1986 00:01:00

Hundreds of workers crossed picket lines at the Geo. A. Hormel & Co. plant in Austin, Minnesota, but a bitter six-month-old dispute still smoldered between Hormel and Local P-9 of the United Food a...

Fortune: TEXANS LOOK AWAY FROM OIL The good old petro-days are gone, and the hoped-for turnaround isn't in sight. High tech and diversifiupdated: Mon Jul 08 1985 00:01:00

THE PARTY DAYS that oil brought to Texas are over -- probably for good, most Texans admit -- and the hangover in the state's economy is taking its sweet time to end. Though the state is trying to s...

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