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Published: Tue, 23 Jan 2018 02:30:42 +0000

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Trump administration imposing tariffs on imported solar power cells, panels

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:43:41 +0000

(image) The Trump administration will impose tariffs on foreign-made solar cells and panels, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced late Monday afternoon. Under a plan approved by the U.S. International Trade Commission, the tariffs will be levied at a gradually reducing rate over four years. The tariffs will be levied only after imports nationwide exceed a annual 2.5-gigawatt threshold. The tariff on foreign-made solar cells and panels during the first year will be 30 percent after the…

Drilling Permit Roundup: Verdun Oil & Gas betting on the Pearsall Shale

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 22:45:24 +0000

(image) Verdun Oil & Gas LLC is seeking to drill a pair of wells targeting the Pearsall Shale about 100 miles southwest of San Antonio.

Lessons learned from Amazon HQ2 could improve SA’s future economic pitch

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:16:39 +0000

(image) Infrastructure and incentives are among the challenges the Alamo City will need to address in future major economic pursuits.

Uresti trial moves forward despite federal government shutdown

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:17:48 +0000

(image) Prosecutors and defense attorneys made their opening arguments today in the federal trial involving San Antonio lawmaker Carlos Uresti, which is underway before a jury and U.S. District Court Judge David Ezra. Uresti, D-San Antonio, is accused of participating in an Ponzi scheme in which he and others allegedly lied to investors of the now-defunct frac sand company Four Winds Logistics LLC and used their money to pay earlier investors. Uresti and former Four Winds consultant Gary Cain are on…

Top of the List: Largest San Antonio law firms (slideshow)

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:36:04 +0000

(image) The San Antonio Business Journal is providing a look at the top five from one of the lists in our Jan. 12 weekly edition as we reveal the area's largest law firms. The list ranks area firms by their number of local lawyers. Click on the slideshow above to see top five largest law firms. The full list, which is only available to subscribers, also includes the number of partners at the firms, the number of local female partners, the number of local paralegals, the managing partner and total…

San Antonio children’s hospital hires new CEO

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:31:08 +0000

(image) Christus Health’s search for a new CEO to lead the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio is over. Cris Daskevich will be the downtown pediatric center's new leader, starting Feb. 19. She will also be senior vice president of maternal services for Christus Health, parent company of Christus Santa Rosa Health System, in the U.S. and Latin America. Daskevich joins a team that includes Dr. Charles Hankins, who was recently named president and chief medical officer for the Children’s Hospital of…

SABJ Business Minute: What you need to know to start your week

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:31:39 +0000

Here are last week's stories from the San Antonio Business Journal and media partner KLRN-TV's Business Minute. Renovation plans for the 112,000-square-foot Aztec Theatre, which once involved developing apartments, now include a boutique hotel instead, according to plans recently submitted to the Historic and Design Review Commission. Santikos Real Estate Services has sold Nacogdoches Crossing, a 22,434-square-foot shopping center in northeast San Antonio, to a private investor. San…

Initial plans unveiled for Texas bullet train’s Brazos Valley station

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:31:38 +0000

(image) Developers of Texas’ high-speed rail project have unveiled details about the station that will be built in the Brazos Valley between Houston and Dallas.  The station will be on 60 acres in the Roans Prairie area of Grimes County, according to a Jan. 18 press release from Texas Central Partners LLC, which already has agreements with the site’s current owner. The site is along Highway 30 and just west of Highway 90, about halfway between College Station and Huntsville, per the release.  A final…

Texas economy will shift into 'higher gear' in 2018, Dallas Fed predicts

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:31:36 +0000

(image) An executive with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas pointed to growth in employment and oil production as reasons to be bullish about 2018.

Nine sustainable energy projects transforming San Antonio (slideshow)

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:31:35 +0000

(image) Nine cutting-edge energy and design projects are redefining sustainability in the Alamo City. The nine projects were all recognized during a Jan. 11 city council meeting where they received an SA Tomorrow Sustainability Award or an honorable mention. Launched in 2015, the SA Tomorrow Awards celebrate programs, projects and buildings that promote sustainability through environmental and resident engagement. The winners represent everything from landmark adoption of renewables to innovation in…