Texas housing market reacts to massive influx of new residents

Texas housing market prices are reacting to the massive influx of new residents spurred to move to the Lone Star state in search of high-paying energy-related and professional service jobs, as well as low cost of living. As more residents move to Texas from other states that have much higher median home prices, the housing markets in major metro areas including Austin have been bolstered by rising home prices of double-digit year-over-year growth, according to technology-based real estate brokerage…




Fast-growing Sailpoint Tech adds more capital funding

SailPoint Technologies Inc. reported receiving a $4.8 million of a planned $5 million financing. The Austin-based company collected the capital from seven investors, according to a Friday filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. SailPoint, which was founded in 2005, develops identity management software. It employs more than 300 workers and claims customers in 26 countries. The company operates offices in 10 countries, including England, Germany, India, Israel and the Netherlands. The…



Forestar Group eyes new investments after capital raise

Forestar Group Inc. (NYSE: FOR) has netted $144.8 million from an underwritten public offering, and said it will use some of the proceeds for investments in “strategic growth initiatives.” Austin-based Forestar, which has three separate business units in real estate, oil and gas assets and natural resources, completed its offering of 6 million tangible equity units. Underwriters exercised their option during the offering to purchase additional units, the company said in a statement issued on Nov.…



PHP developer – vtrIT – Austin, TX

Volt/vtrIT is looking for a PHP Developer for a long term (12-24 months) consulting role (may go hire) in Austin, TX area. The developers would be working with…

From CareerBuilder – 29 Nov 2013 10:02:20 GMT – View all Austin jobs



Startup Grind San Antonio Features Bob Metcalfe

Bob Metcalfe is the Professor of Innovation, Murchison Fellow of Free Enterprise at the University of Texas at Austin. He has taught an undergraduate course on entrepreneurship called Longhorn Startup for the past two years along with Joshua Baer and Entrepreneur in Residence Ben Dyer. Metcalfe was also inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame […]

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Med device connectivity market expected to reach $33.5 billion by 2019

The global medical device connectivity market is expected to be worth $33.5 billion by 2019, according to a newly published market report.



Spanish health authority cuts costs with Xbox consultations

Accenture has been working with the health authorities in Spain’s Basque Country to reduce the costs associated with caring for people with chronic diseases through technology developed for Microsoft’s Xbox games console.



US leading index rises in October

The U.S. leading economic index edged up in October, The Conference Board reported today. The index increased 0.2 percent in October to a reading of 97.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.9 percent increase in September, and a 0.7 percent increase in September.

“The U.S.(leading economic index) has increased for four consecutive months,” said Ken Goldstein, economist at The Conference Board. “Overall, the data reflect strengthening conditions in the underlying economy. However, headwinds still persist from the labor market, accompanied by business caution and concern about federal budget battles. The biggest challenge to date has been relatively weak consumer demand, which continues to be restrained by weak wage growth and slumping confidence.”

from http://www.staffingindustry.com//Research-Publications/Daily-News/US-leading-index-rises-in-October-28151


Jobless claims average down 7,500

The U.S. four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 7,500 in the week ended Nov. 23 to 331,750 from the previous week’s revised figure of 339,250, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor.

The four-week moving average decreases the volatility of the weekly numbers. Total initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week fell by 10,000 to 316,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 326,000.

MarketWatch reports that economists it surveyed expected claims to rise to 330,000 on a seasonally adjusted basis. To read the story, click here.

from http://www.staffingindustry.com//Research-Publications/Daily-News/Jobless-claims-average-down-7-500-28149