November 30, 2009 9:36 pm
Monday PM November 30th, 2009
Cyber Monday expected to boost holiday sales…Price comparison Web sites shut down for being paid by merchants for higher rankings…Treasury Department may fine mortgage companies slow on permanent loan modifications under $75 billion relief program…
November 30, 2009 5:03 am
Monday AM November 30th, 2009
The founding director of the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston has returned full-time to UH, after serving eight years as president of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Ed Mayberry reports.
November 26, 2009 11:00 pm
Friday AM November 27th, 2009
The Commerce Department reports that consumer spending is rising, and that makes retailers hopeful. Many see black Friday as a defining moment, when they expect to go in the black from being in the red for the year. Ed Mayberry reports.
November 26, 2009 5:00 am
Thursday AM November 26th, 2009
A coal-fired power plant near Houston is the second dirtiest plant in Texas for carbon dioxide pollution, according to a new analysis of government data by Environment Texas. Ed Mayberry reports.
November 25, 2009 9:59 pm
Wednesday PM November 25th, 2009
Unemployment filings fall to lowest level in over a year…New home sales rise more than expected…Consumers, retailers brace for “Black Friday”…
November 25, 2009 5:00 am
Wednesday AM November 25th, 2009
Although many gifts will be purchased online this holiday season, research suggests that most of the purchasing will be done outside the office. Ed Mayberry reports.
November 24, 2009 9:55 pm
Tuesday PM November 24th, 2009
Procedural mistake prevents distribution of bonuses to retired state workers…Gross domestic product grows at 2.8 per cent pace; consumer confidence improves slightly…Continental and regional partner fined for overnight tarmac wait…
November 24, 2009 5:00 am
Tuesday AM November 24th, 2009
The seal FMTV Task Force joined political and business leaders in Houston to address an army decision to award a military vehicle contract to a competitor. Ed Mayberry reports how that could translate to an annual $1.8 billion loss for the region.
November 23, 2009 9:40 pm
Monday PM November 23rd, 2009
BAE Systems awaits GAO decision about Army’s military vehicle contract award to competitor…Home resales exceed expectations in October…Newspaper advertising revenue plunges 28 per cent in third quarter…
November 22, 2009 11:00 pm
Monday AM November 23rd, 2009
Philanthropic endeavors are often delayed because of lack of time or money. But a new book says that doesn't have to be the case — even in trying economic times. Ed Mayberry reports.
November 20, 2009 5:00 am
Friday AM November 20th, 2009
Texans plan to spend over 20 per cent more than the national average, according to Deloitte's 24th Annual Holiday Survey. Ed Mayberry reports.
November 19, 2009 8:44 pm
Thursday PM November 19th, 2009
KBR to settle ex-employee’s rape claims in Iraq…Environmentalists gather in Dallas to protest coal-fired power plants…Houston City Council unanimously approves amended contracts with Republic Waste Services that will save millions…
November 19, 2009 5:00 am
Thursday AM November 18th, 2009
BAE Systems has finally received a redacted version of its supplemental protest to the U.S. Army's decision to buy military vehicles from another source. The information could provide insight into the army's decision process, as Ed Mayberry reports.
November 18, 2009 8:32 pm
Wednesday PM November 18th, 2009
Consumer prices edge up slightly; new home construction continues to plunge…Crude oil and gasoline inventories fall; gasoline demand slightly below year-ago levels…Superconductivity physicist Paul Chu returning to University of Houston after working in Hong Kong for most of decade…
November 18, 2009 5:00 am
Wednesday AM November 18th, 2009
The state of the art in the computer world reaches new heights every few years. For that reason, a marketer at Dell says small and medium-sized businesses should re-approach their printer needs every few years. Ed Mayberry reports.
November 17, 2009 10:03 pm
Tuesday PM November 17th, 2009
IRS says nearly 15,000 taxpayers with offshore accounts are settling tax debts…Texas and HUD squabble over Hurricane Ike recovery funds…Texas confronts future water shortage…
November 17, 2009 5:00 am
Tuesday AM November 17th, 2009
A youth political action group is calling for the expansion of the space program. Ed Mayberry reports that the group sees the program as a science and technology driver that can help rescue and maintain the economy.
November 16, 2009 9:35 pm
Monday PM November 16th, 2009
Congress says OSHA should do better job of requiring accurate records from employers on worker injuries…Retail sales up more than expected in October; business slash inventories for 13th straight month…UPS says December 21st will be season’s busiest shipping day…
November 15, 2009 11:00 pm
Monday AM November 16th, 2009
The City of Houston has a warehouse that takes donations of building materials and makes it available free of charge to non-profit organizations. Ed Mayberry reports.
November 13, 2009 9:42 pm
Friday PM November 13th, 2009
Trade deficit widens as foreign oil prices rise…White House warns of budget freezes or cuts…Dell enters “smart” phone market in deal with Chinese firm…
November 12, 2009 11:00 pm
Friday AM November 13th, 2009
Texans have made some fundamental changes in the way they spend and save. Ed Mayberry reports.
November 12, 2009 9:34 pm
Thursday PM November 12th, 2009
Americans settle into low-spending habits…Hewlett-Packard buys 3com in $2.7 billion deal…RealtyTrac shows third straight monthly decline in foreclosures…
November 12, 2009 6:00 am
Thursday AM November 12th, 2009
A London-based expert on the southern Iraq oilfields has been observing the on-again, off-again bidding for contracts by American oil giants. Ed Mayberry reports.
November 11, 2009 9:15 pm
Wednesday PM November 11th, 2009
Dallas Fed chief says Texas better off than other states, but warns of looming economic problems…Legislators consider increasing state fuel tax to pay for highways…Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth lead nation in Energy Star-qualified homes…
November 11, 2009 6:00 am
Wednesday AM November 11th, 2009
Cyber issues affecting government, business and individuals have been discussed at several recent events at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. Ed Mayberry reports.
November 10, 2009 8:29 pm
Tuesday PM November 10th, 2009
Oil firms prepare to re-populate Gulf of Mexico oil rigs and platforms evacuated for Tropical Storm Ida…Texas falls $1 billion short of projected sales tax receipts…ExxonMobil consortium approved to develop Iraqi oilfield…
November 10, 2009 5:00 am
Tuesday AM November 10th, 2009
Slate Magazine's web site is trying to place unemployment rates into historical context. Ed Mayberry reports.
November 9, 2009 10:07 pm
Monday PM November 9th, 2009
Oil workers evacuating Gulf platforms in advance of Tropical Storm Ida…Gasoline prices jump nearly three cents over two weeks…Treasury secretary warns Group of 20 against pulling back from economic stimulus measure too quickly…
November 9, 2009 5:00 am
Monday AM November 9th, 2009
As investors re-evaluate their positions in the current economy, one investment advisor warns of letting emotions dictate buying and selling decisions. Ed Mayberry reports.
November 6, 2009 9:08 pm
Friday PM November 6th, 2009
National unemployment rate hits 10.2 per cent; Houston’s rate rises to 8.5 per cent…President Obama signs $24 billion stimulus bill with tax incentives to prospective homebuyers; extends unemployment benefits…Volunteer attorneys to provide free legal advice on consumer issues at Ripley House on Saturday morning…