Maria’s Taco Xpress Sells to Investment Company, Sign Up for Sale: Iconic South Austin restaurant has been operating since 1997 – Food

Maria Corbalan, owner and namesake of the South Austin institution Maria’s Taco Xpress, announced today via press release that her business has been sold after 24 years in operation.

Maria Corbalan of Maria’s Taco Xpress in March 2014 (Photo by John Anderson)

Maria’s Taco Xpress started as a food truck in 1997 and expanded to its current full-size brick and mortar in 2006. In 1998 the Chronicle awarded the spot, a favorite among local musicians, a Best of Austin Critics Pick for Most Necessary Restaurant Expansion: “Her funky little taco trailer on South Lamar proved to be such a success that she had to expand into the Sugar & Spice General Store to stay ahead of the demand for her delicious tacos and other homestyle Mexican delights.”

In addition to serving food through the end of the year, Corbalan will also be selling all of the restaurant’s decorations and fixtures

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More Americans sign contracts to buy homes in August

SILVER SPRING, Md. — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, suggesting the hot U.S. housing market will continue to churn well into fall.

The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its index of pending sales rose 8.8% to a record high of 132.8. An index of 100 represents the level of contract activity in 2001. It had sunk to a low of 69 in April, when buyers and sellers were sidelined as the coronavirus swept through the U.S.

US HOUSEHOLD WEALTH HITS RECORD DESPITE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Contract signings are a barometer of finalized purchases over the next two months, so this month’s numbers point to continued strong sales into October.

The housing market has been one of the highlights of the U.S. economy, which is still trying to get back

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More Americans Sign Contracts to Buy Homes in August | Business News

By MATT OTT, AP Business Writer

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, suggesting the hot U.S. housing market will continue to churn well into fall.

The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its index of pending sales rose 8.8% to a record high of 132.8. An index of 100 represents the level of contract activity in 2001. It had sunk to a low of 69 in April, when buyers and sellers were sidelined as the coronavirus swept through the U.S.

Contract signings are a barometer of finalized purchases over the next two months, so this month’s numbers point to continued strong sales into October.

The housing market has been one of the highlights of the U.S. economy, which is still trying to get back its pre-virus momentum. Contract signings are now 24.2% ahead of where they were last year, after falling

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Man killed when I-480 highway sign fell on truck identified as vice president of A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Homes

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A 62-year-old man who died after an Interstate 480 highway sign fell on his pick-up truck was Daniel Ripepi, vice president of A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Homes, his family confirmed.

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Ripepi died in the crash that happened about 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the westbound lanes of I-480 at the State Road exit in Cleveland, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

State Highway Patrol said a white 2015 Western Star dump truck with the bed raised struck the highway sign that extended over three lanes of traffic.

The sign collapsed and fell on Ripepi’s gray 2019 Ford F-150 in one of the highway’s middle lanes, State Highway Patrol said.

Troopers did not say if the dump truck driver suffered any injuries, if the driver stopped or if they face potential charges.

The crash is still under investigation.

A family member who answered the phone

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Boston Scientific, Farapulse Sign Deal for Treatment of AF

Boston Scientific Corporation BSX signed an investment agreement with an exclusive option to acquire Farapulse, Inc, a privately-held company developing a pulsed field ablation (“PFA”) system. The agreement has been signed to enhance the treatment of atrial fibrillation (“AF”) and other cardiac arrhythmias.

The Farapulse platform, which is an investigational device not available for sale, uses an ablation method based on pulsed electric fields (also known as irreversible electroporation) to regularize the electrical signals and prevent AF.

For investors’ note, Farapulse is pursuing regulatory approval in the United States and CE Mark approval in Europe. It has also received the FDA’s Breakthrough Designation for its endocardial ablation system in May 2019.

With the latest agreement, Boston Scientific aims to strengthen its position in the Electrophysiology business on a global scale. Notably, the Electrophysiology business is a component of the company’s broader Rhythm and Neuro arm.

Rationale Behind the Agreement

AF

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Leading Realtors in Litchfield Park AZ: “For Sale By Owner” Sign Does Help Sell Easier – Press Release

It is time to sell a home. It does not matter the reason. Many chose to sell to upsize or downsize as the case may be. Regardless, signage is the best way to help move a property.

“Going to a local big box and getting a ‘For Sale By Owner’ sign is a perfect way to help advertise a home for sale. Most who may be interested in buying a home may pay closer attention because of a simple sign. They realize the opportunity of saving money because there is no commission to pay for an agent,” said Matt Caren one of the leading real estate agents of Litchfield Park, Arizona.

All signs should have a visible phone number, written clearly so potential buyers can call if they have an interest in viewing the home. This will help keep visitors from bad times or at strange hours.

The sign should

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