June 30, 2011 6:27 am
UH Dedicates First Planned Building at Energy Research Park
The University of Houston has dedicated its ConocoPhillips Petroleum Engineering Building. It's the first of fourteen buildings planned for the university's Energy Research Park, located just south of the school's main campus. Andrew Schneider has more.
June 29, 2011 10:16 pm
ConocoPhillips Marks UH Petroleum Engineering Building Dedication with $1 Million Donation
The University of Houston dedicated a new home for its petroleum engineering program this morning. ConocoPhillips, whose name the new building bears, marked the occasion with a multi-million-dollar donation to the school. Andrew Schneider reports.
June 29, 2011 10:00 am
White House Environmental Policy Adviser visits
In KUHF Business News, the chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality visited the Gerald Hines College of Architecture at the University of Houston this week. Nancy Sutley met with Hines students and faculty to discuss green building technology. KUHF business reporter Andrew Schneider has more.
June 28, 2011 6:04 am
Cyberprotection for the Homeland
The Homeland Security Department is preparing to roll out a new program to help companies defend themselves against hackers. Andrew Schneider has more.
June 27, 2011 8:50 pm
Senate Threatens NASA with Documents Subpoena
The Senate Commerce Committee is threatening to subpoena NASA for documents explaining what the agency is doing to produce a new human space flight system unless NASA produces the documents voluntarily within a matter of hours. Andrew Schneider reports.
June 23, 2011 11:44 pm
Port of Houston and Panama Canal Renew Strategic Alliance
Houston Port Commission Chairman Jim Edmonds and his counterpart at the Panama Canal Authority met to renew a strategic alliance between the two bodies. Andrew Schneider has more.
June 23, 2011 8:56 pm
Houston Snags National Energy Tradeshow
Mayor Annise Parker has announced the launch of a new national energy tradeshow next year that will pump millions of dollars into the Houston economy. From the KUHF Business Desk, Andrew Schneider reports.
June 23, 2011 6:29 am
Texas Labor Underutilization Figures Released
The Labor Department has just released its latest state-by-state figures for labor underutilization. That measure, broader than the traditional yardstick of unemployment, makes grim reading for Texas. Andrew Schneider has more.
June 22, 2011 10:43 pm
Delay in Stanford Trial
A judge has again delayed the trial of jailed Houston financier R. Allen Stanford. Andrew Schneider reports.
June 22, 2011 6:06 am
BP Texas City Refinery Restores More Production
BP is reporting that it has now restored most of the capacity at its Texas City refinery. The company has spent the past two months restoring production following an emergency shutdown. Andrew Schneider has more.
June 21, 2011 6:47 am
Perry Signs Fracking Law
Governor Rick Perry has signed a bill making Texas the first state in the country that requires drillers to disclose the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Andrew Schneider has the story.
June 20, 2011 9:29 pm
Continental Pilots File Grievances Against United
The union representing Continental Airlines pilots has filed a pair of grievances against United Continental over a reduction in flying time for Continental pilots at the newly merged carrier. Andrew Schneider reports.
June 20, 2011 6:02 am
Summer Travel Outlook
More people are expected to travel this summer, despite the weak economy and the high cost of fuel. Andrew Schneider has the story.
June 17, 2011 6:50 am
Dutch Business Support Office Opens
Dutch-Texan business ties already support more than 100,000 Texas jobs. Now the Netherlands is looking to build on that with a new trade and investment center in Downtown Houston. Andrew Schneider has more.
June 16, 2011 6:03 am
Hotel Lodging Outlook
Occupancy rates at Texas hotels are up strongly this year. But they still have a lot of ground to make up from their crash in 2009. Andrew Schneider has more.
June 15, 2011 6:08 am
IT Prepares for Hurricane Season
Many local businesses are cutting it close in securing their IT systems against potential hurricane damage. Andrew Schneider reports.
June 14, 2011 6:10 am
What Survey 'Outlooks' for Houston Employment
Workforce staffing company Manpower is releasing its employment outlook survey for the third quarter this morning. Andrew Schneider breaks out the survey results for Houston.
June 13, 2011 6:33 am
A key measure of Houston economic performance has reached pre-recession levels. Andrew Schneider has the story.
June 13, 2011 3:37 am
The Business of Death
Houston is widely known as a leader in the field of health care. But when there's nothing more doctors can do for a patient, that's when another business sector Houston leads comes into play. From the KUHF Business Desk, Andrew Schneider reports on what's increasingly being referred to as the death care industry.
June 10, 2011 8:34 pm
State AGs vs NLRB
A group of sixteen state attorneys general are challenging a ruling by the National Labor Relations Board that would block Boeing from opening a new assembly line in South Carolina. KUHF business reporter Andrew Schneider has more.
June 10, 2011 6:58 am
Port Authority Trade is Up
The Commerce Department is reporting that record-breaking exports in April narrowed the U.S. trade deficit to its lowest level in four months. Andrew Schneider takes the trade pulse from the Port of Houston.
June 9, 2011 10:32 pm
Environmental Groups Challenge Shell Drilling Plan
Environmental groups are asking a federal appeals court in Atlanta to throw out a government decision to approve a Shell exploration plan for the Gulf of Mexico. The plan involves five proposed wells under more than seven thousand feet of water. KUHF business reporter Andrew Schneider reports.
June 9, 2011 9:25 am
If Uncle Sam Defaults...
Less than two months remain before the U.S. either raises its federal debt ceiling or starts to default. Andrew Schneider looks at what even a brief default would mean to Houston.
June 8, 2011 6:11 am
Try Before You Buy
More and more employers are finding they need to hire in order to grow, but many are still reluctant to invest in new workers on a permanent basis. The new mantra is, "Try before you buy." Andrew Schneider has more.
June 7, 2011 4:37 pm
ERG Resources Sells to Linc Energy
Houston-based ERG Resources is selling 14 oil fields along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast to Linc Energy for $236 million. Andrew Schneider has more.
June 6, 2011 9:14 pm
Supreme Court Rules Against Halliburton
In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court says Halliburton shareholders can pursue a class-action lawsuit claiming the oil services company inflated its stock price. KUHF business reporter Andrew Schneider has the story.
June 6, 2011 6:30 am
OPEC to Consider Production Hike
Reuters is reporting that OPEC may raise oil production targets at the body's next meeting this Wednesday. Andrew Schneider has the story.
June 3, 2011 11:03 pm
New Law Tightens Workers Protection Against Stolen Wages
The Wage Theft Bill, which Governor Perry just signed into law, expands the ability of police to arrest employers who cheat workers out of their pay. That still leaves the question of how to encourage such workers to come forward. KUHF business reporter Andrew Schneider has the story.
June 3, 2011 6:19 am
Houston Wants Increase Flying to the Far East
Mayor Annise Parker and the Houston Airport System are pushing hard to expand the number of direct flights between Houston and the Far East. Andrew Schneider has more.
June 2, 2011 6:16 am
Social Media Abuse in the Workplace
A new Microsoft survey of information technology professionals finds Houston among the worst performers when it comes to abuse of social media on the job. Andrew Schneider has more.