White House Discussing Contingency Plans as Potential Rail Strike Looms 

The White House is discussing contingency plans in case a potential nationwide rail strike happens, which would cripple supply lines. Sixty thousand rail union workers plan to strike unless their demands for better pay and quality of life are unmet. 

Source: CNN.com 


Twitter Shareholders Vote to Approve Elon Musk’s $44 Billion Takeover Bid 

Shareholders voted to approve Elon Musk’s $44 billion takeover bid of the social media giant. The vote comes as Musk is currently suing the company to back out of the deal. 

Source: CNBC.com 


As Small Businesses Raise Prices, Some Customers Are Pushing Back 

As some small businesses raise prices on products to deal with inflation, customers are being more cautious about making purchases. That includes waiting longer to obtain services or finding alternative ways to save money.  

Source: AP News Service  


Women Entrepreneurs in Texas Can Apply for $5,000 Grants This Month 

Texas Woman’s University is offering innovation grants to support women’s entrepreneurs with $5,000 grants. Eligible applicants can apply starting on September 22. 

Source: Small Business Trends 


Techstars Announces First Class of Tech Startups Through Its D.C. Accelerator Program 

Techstars, through a joint initiative with JP Morgan, announced its first class of tech-focused startups participating in its accelerator program. The chosen startups will receive three months of workshops, training, and funding. 

Source: Technical.ly