March 26, 2012 10:00 am
Dip Expected in Consumer Confidence for March
In KUHF Business News, the Conference Board is set to roll out its March report on consumer confidence tomorrow morning. Andrew Schneider reports the number is likely to be down slightly from February, but there's little cause for concern.
March 23, 2012 9:13 pm
Judge Denies Motion for New Stanford Trial
A federal judge has denied a new trial request from R. Allen Stanford. The Houston financier was convicted of fraud earlier this month for running a Ponzi scheme that cost investors more than $7 billion.
March 23, 2012 3:16 pm
Greater Houston Leads Nation in Year over Year Job Gains
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released the metro area employment and unemployment numbers for January.
March 23, 2012 10:00 am
Reliant Rolls Out Methods for Customers to Track Electric Usage
Electric customers with smart meters in Houston now have another tool to electronically track usage.
March 22, 2012 10:00 am
Union Membership Dips Slightly in Texas
Union membership dipped slightly in Texas last year, but it's on the rise in Harris County.
March 20, 2012 10:00 am
Stanford's Victims, Part 2
More than three years have passed since R. Allen Stanford's financial empire was revealed as a massive Ponzi scheme. In the second of a two part series, KUHF business reporter Andrew Schneider looks at the hurdles investors face in trying to recover even a fraction of their losses.
March 20, 2012 10:00 am
State Lawsuit Pushes Taxmasters into Bankruptcy
In KUHF Business News, Houston-based Taxmasters Incorporated has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, following a legal challenge from Texas prosecutors who say the company's TV commercials mislead potential investors.
March 19, 2012 9:18 pm
Taxmasters Files for Chapter 11
Houston-based Taxmasters Incorporated has filed for bankruptcy protection, following a legal challenge from Texas prosecutors who say the company's TV commercials mislead potential investors.
March 19, 2012 10:00 am
Stanford's Victims, Part 1
Two weeks ago, a jury convicted Houston financier R. Allen Stanford of running a Ponzi scheme that cost investors more than $7 billion. In the first of a two part series, KUHF business reporter Andrew Schneider looks at how those victims are faring three years after the fraud was revealed.
March 19, 2012 9:59 am
State Comptroller Announces Tax Amnesty for Businesses
In KUHF Business News, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs has announced a tax amnesty for businesses. The state's Fresh Start amnesty period will run from June 12 through August 17.
March 16, 2012 9:24 am
French Ambassador: Structural Reform Key To Ending Europe's Debt Crisis
French Ambassador to the United States François Delattre addressed a gathering of the Houston chapter of the French-American Chamber of Commerce.
March 15, 2012 9:51 am
Houston-Area Car Sales Surge
Auto dealers posted strong gains across the ten-county Houston metro area in February.
March 14, 2012 5:42 pm
The Voice Of Russia Interview Of KUHF's Andrew Schneider Over Stanford Trial Coverage
Over the seven week trial, KUHF business reporter Andrew Schneider covered the R. Allen Stanford trial at the Bob Casey Federal Courthouse in Houston. The American edition of The Voice Of Russia interviewed Andrew Schneider as an expert covering the trial.
March 14, 2012 4:25 pm
Cato Institute: Don't Blame Obama For High Gas Prices
The four Republicans jostling for their party's presidential nomination blame President Obama's energy policies for the rapid rise in gas prices. It's an argument that appears to be gaining traction with voters. But the president has picked up an unusual defender.
March 13, 2012 4:53 pm
Texas Leads The Nation In New Hires For January
Texas is once again leading the nation in job creation, according to the latest state employment report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
March 13, 2012 9:57 am
Manpower: Houston Hiring Will Slow In Second Quarter
Houston area employers expect the pace of hiring to slow between April and June. That's according to the latest employment outlook survey by staffing firm Manpower.
March 12, 2012 9:28 am
Iran's Vulnerable Targets
Tensions over Iran's nuclear program have been a major factor in driving up the price of oil in recent weeks. The real threat to oil supplies, though, can get lost in the rhetoric.
March 9, 2012 4:00 pm
Houston Unemployment Rises As State Rate Falls
The Texas Workforce Commission is reporting the state's unemployment is at its lowest rate in nearly three years. But the news isn't all good for Houston.
March 9, 2012 10:00 am
IHS CERA Chief Says High Oil Prices Could Slow Economy
One of the nation's leading energy experts says the price of oil is close to the point where it could hurt economic growth.
March 8, 2012 8:37 pm
Jury Rules All $330M in Stanford Accounts Subject to Forfeit
A Houston jury has ruled federal authorities can seize $330 million from foreign accounts controlled by convicted financier R. Allen Stanford and others.
March 8, 2012 10:00 am
IHS CERA: Energy Sector Boom a Mixed Blessing for Jobs
The leading lights of the global energy industry are gathered downtown for the annual CERAWeek conference. Organizer IHS CERA used the occasion to roll out a study on the broader economic effects of growth in the energy sector.
March 7, 2012 2:45 pm
Stanford Sentencing at Least Two Months Away
In KUHF Business News, the Ponzi scheme trial of R. Allen Stanford has ended with a guilty verdict on all but one of the fourteen counts against the Houston financier.
March 7, 2012 2:32 pm
Stanford Guilty on 13 of 14 Counts
After a trial lasting more than six weeks, a Houston jury found financier R. Allen Stanford guilty of running a Ponzi scheme that cost investors more than $7 billion.
March 6, 2012 7:03 pm
Stanford Found Guilty on All But One Count
A verdict today in the trial of R. Allen Stanford, the former billionaire accused of cheating investors out of money in a huge Ponzi scheme. KUHF business reporter Andrew Schneider has more from the federal courthouse downtown.
March 6, 2012 3:39 pm
R. Allen Stanford Trial, 3/6/2012
March 6, 2012 9:02 am
Jury Divided As Stanford Trial Enters Week 7
Jurors in the R. Allen Stanford trial are having a hard time deciding the fate of the former Houston financier. They issued note late yesterday saying they were unable to reach a unanimous verdict on all fourteen counts.
March 5, 2012 7:11 pm
R. Allen Stanford Midday Update
More questions today from the jury deliberating the fate of former Houston financier R. Allen Stanford. Andrew Schneider has the latest from the federal courthouse downtown.
March 5, 2012 6:33 pm
R. Allen Stanford Trial, 3/5/2012
March 5, 2012 4:25 pm
R. Allen Stanford Trial Morning Update
A federal jury is back at work this morning in the R. Allen Stanford trial. Andrew Schneider reports from the federal courthouse downtown.
March 5, 2012 9:39 am
Tornado Weekend Sounds Warning For Houston Businesses
With tornadoes ripping across the South and Midwest and hurricane season approaching, disaster preparedness officials are sounding the alarm for Houston businesses.