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2:25 PM Apr 14, 2020 CDT

By the numbers: New coronavirus information from across Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott released data April 13 on how Texas is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic statewide.


Collin County judge forms task force to rebuild economy following coronavirus

The committee aims to get families working as soon as possible and develops guidance for promoting economic recovery.


Collin County, state leaders prepping for county reopening after coronavirus

These updates came from an April 9 telephone town hall with Congressman Van Taylor.



Goldman Sachs, LiftFund partnership will release $50 million in loans for Texas small businesses

As Texas is facing its highest rate of unemployment claims in recent history, a total of $50 million in loan funds is now available for small businesses across the state to provide economic relief.


More Texans have filed for unemployment in past three weeks than in all of 2019

For the second week in a row, more than 6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits, according to federal data.


How Frisco businesses can benefit from the CARES Act

The CARES Act encompasses a $2 trillion package for employers, individuals and companies amid coronavirus.


Frisco wedding vendors lose majority of business for March, April as couples postpone celebrations

One Frisco wedding venue has already rescheduled 17 March and April weddings.



Sen. John Cornyn discusses provisions laid out in CARES Act

The $2 trillion package provides funding to help fight the virus and to provide financial assistance for Americans during the pandemic.


Texas sees 77% increase in unemployment insurance claims during week ending March 28

Texas ranked fifth among states in the U.S. with 275,597 initial claims filed the week ending March 28.


Official: Increase in calls for statewide unemployment benefits is ‘almost vertical’

According to Serna, on an average day the Texas Workforce Commission’s four call centers statewide receive 13,000-14,000 calls; on March 22, the agency received 100,000 calls regarding unemployment insurance benefit inquiries.


How North Texas small businesses can apply for economic disaster loans

For small business owners seeking disaster loans during the coronavirus pandemic, local financial aid organizers have one clear message: apply immediately.



Employment opportunities arise in delivery, shipping, caretaking, grocery industries

As companies adjust to new regulations and working conditions, unemployment is rising in certain sectors.


Texas oil and gas industry could see a major slowdown in 2020

The oil and natural gas industry paid a record-setting $16.3 billion in taxes and royalties to local governments and the state in 2019, the Texas Oil and Gas Association announced Tuesday.



Slowing sales tax growth contributes to budget changes in Frisco

Sales tax revenue in Frisco is not growing as quickly as it had in previous years. But new development and a new state law could boost revenue.