July 30, 2010 10:00 am
Bauer Business Focus: Dr. Spencer Berthelsen
The accountable care model is being advocated as one solution to current health care delivery problems. Dr. Spencer Berthelsen with Kelsey-Seybold spoke with Ed Mayberry about this health care concept on this morning's "Bauer Business Focus."
July 30, 2010 10:00 am
Friday AM July 30th, 2010
Demand is overwhelming people in the workplace, forcing them to operate the same way that computers do; running continuously and at high speeds, running multiple programs at the same time. But one author says that doesn't work with humans. Ed Mayberry reports.
July 29, 2010 11:42 pm
Commute Solutions Month
City and county leaders from Houston and Galveston have kicked off what they call commute solutions month. Their goal is to improve the city's air quality by putting fewer people on the roads and getting workers to their destinations as quickly as possible. Bill Stamps has more.
July 29, 2010 10:49 pm
Back Home from Iraq
Dozens of soldiers from the National Guard based in Houston are back home following a nine month tour of Iraq. Family members waited anxiously at the National Guard Armory in Pasadena for their return. Pat Hernandez has more.
July 29, 2010 9:36 pm
Thursday PM July 29th, 2010
"Static kill" permanent fix for Gulf oil spill may be moved up. Jeff Skilling applied for bail during appeals process and companies are promising to reduce or eliminate debt for customers no longer be allowed to charge upfront fee.
July 29, 2010 9:27 pm
Downtown Post Office Could Close
The Downtown Post Office could close if a buyer is found to take over the property. As Laurie Johnson reports, the postal service wants to consolidate operations to save money so they're asking for public input on closing the facility.
July 29, 2010 10:08 am
Thursday AM July 29th, 2010
Houston companies with foreign interests are dealing with changes and proposed changes in tax regulations that could affect their overseas business. Ed Mayberry reports.
July 28, 2010 11:01 pm
Perry to Washington: Out of the Way
Governor Rick Perry says Washington is stifling Texas when it comes to helping the country relieve its dependence on foreign energy sources. He made his comments at an energy conference at Rice University. Pat Hernandez has more.
July 28, 2010 9:44 pm
Houston Could Pay More for Power
Houston's electricity rates could go up if Centerpoint's rate increase is approved. The energy company wants to raise rates
by about five percent. But as Laurie Johnson reports, the city of Houston put a hold on the request to determine if the increase is justifiable.
July 28, 2010 9:23 pm
All Eyes On Houston Tonight
Tonight at Reliant Stadium a sell out crowd will be on hand to watch a soccer team made of American All Stars take on one of the best teams in the world; Manchester United, a team from England. Some people have been waiting for this game all year. And as Bill Stamps reports people are coming from all over to see it.
July 28, 2010 9:18 pm
Wednesday PM July 28th, 2010
Spilled oil harder to find on Gulf surface; researchers to map underwater plumes of oil and gas. Sealy area residents shelter-in-lace after gas pipeline explosion. Unemployment rate in three-quarters of largest metro areas rose last month; seasonal factors boosted joblessness nationwide.
July 28, 2010 10:01 am
Wednesday AM July 28th, 2010
With the average cost of a new vehicle creeping closer to $30,000, a non-profit group recommends spending a fraction of that on making your current car last longer. Ed Mayberry reports.
July 27, 2010 10:43 pm
Seniors Get Hurricane Help
Forecasters are expecting an extra busy hurricane season this year. If a hurricane does hit and people are without power, some Houston seniors will still have food; thanks to one local business and non profit group. Bill Stamps has the story.
July 27, 2010 10:20 pm
Waiting for Budget Review
Harris County Commissioner's court continues to crunch the budget numbers as the economy has forced governments here and abroad to adjust their operations. County Judge Ed Emmett says it's a difficult circumstance, but not as difficult as other jurisdictions. Pat Hernandez has more.
July 27, 2010 8:43 pm
EU Says Yes To Merger Between Continental and United
The proposed merger between Continental and United Airlines cleared another hurdle today. The European commission unanimously approved the plan for Houston based Continental to join forces with United. But, as David Pitman reports, the blessing from the EU will not necessarily mean a rubber stamp from anti-trust regulators here in the states.
July 27, 2010 8:34 pm
Tuesday PM July 27th, 2010
New BP CEO Bob Dudley says sealing oil leak and restoring the Gulf is top priority; Tony Hayard stepping down as CEO on October 1st. European Commission approves Continental and United merger. Former sports owner Red McCombs backing new U.S. Grand Prix Formula One race in Austin.
July 27, 2010 10:00 am
Tuesday AM July 27th, 2010
A Houston native has co-written a book about financial scams, offering tips on spotting warning signs. Ed Mayberry reports.
July 27, 2010 1:05 am
Helping Asian Domestic Violence Victims
In some parts of the world, the chances of a man being prosecuted for domestic violence may be fifty-fifty or worse. So what happens when those families immigrate to the United States and bring their cultural norms or way of thinking with them. Bill Stamps talked with two women from a Houston non profit agency called Asians Against Domestic Abuse.
July 26, 2010 10:18 pm
Another Gulf Oil Spill Disaster?
Those portable trailers used in the wake of hurricane Katrina that were found to contain unhealthy levels of formaldehyde, have returned to the Gulf Coast. But instead of FEMA being responsible for the trailers' return, local agencies and private companies have been buying the units to house workers involved in the oil spill cleanup effort. Pat Hernandez has more.
July 26, 2010 9:26 pm
MFAH Eagle Collection
Some of the most noteworthy pieces of contemporary craft are on their way to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. As David Pitman reports, the MFAH today announced the acquisition of the "Eagle" collection.
July 26, 2010 8:58 pm
Monday PM July 26th, 2010
Change at the top appears imminent at BP...Lundberg survey finds gasoline prices rising slightly...Families of those who died from Concorde crash in Paris mark tenth anniversary...
July 26, 2010 10:00 am
Major Project to Reduce Flooding
After nearly two decades of construction, the widening and deepening of the final segment of Sims Bayou is underway. The project is designed to reduce flooding along the bayou in south central Houston and Harris County. Pat Hernandez takes a look at the project.
July 26, 2010 10:00 am
The Americans with Disabilities Act Turns 20
Today is the twentieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, OR ADA. From wheelchair ramps to sign language interpreters, the changes wrought by the ADA are everywhere. KUHF Health, Science and Technology Reporter Carrie Feibel has more.
July 26, 2010 10:00 am
Monday AM July 26th, 2010
Even with the Commerce Department data indicating resumed growth, nearly two-thirds of Americans believe the economy has yet to hit bottom, according to a new survey. Ed Mayberry reports.
July 23, 2010 10:18 pm
Using Google to Warn of Flooding
The flood warning system that protects the Texas Medical Center gets an upgrade. Web-based maps have been added that allow users to be warned about impending floods that could impact the area around the Medical Center. Pat Hernandez has more.
July 23, 2010 9:54 pm
Friday PM July 23rd, 2010
Workers clear oil spill area as Tropical Storm Bonnie approaches...White House borrowing 41 cents of every dollar spent...Consumer Electronics Association ups its projections for sales to retailers...
July 23, 2010 9:45 pm
Smelly Flower Finally Stinks It Up
The corpse flower has finally bloomed, and the stink does not disappoint. The rare tropical plant opened early this morning at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, ending two weeks of botanical excitement across Houston. KUHF Health Science and Technology reporter Carrie Feibel went over for a sniff.
July 23, 2010 10:00 am
Friday AM July 23rd, 2010
The Texas Petro Index — a compilation of economic indicators for oil and gas — has increased for six consecutive months. Ed Mayberry reports.
July 23, 2010 10:00 am
Bauer Business Focus: Bruce Butler
Houston has several business incubators, such as Bio-Houston and the Houston Technology Center. The UT Health Science Center at Houston has a biotechnology commercialization center, which leases space to Texas-based startups. The Center's Bruce Butler joins Ed Mayberry on this morning's "Bauer Business Focus."
July 22, 2010 10:57 pm
Thursday PM July 22nd, 2010
Time out for BP oil spill effort because of approaching tropical depression...Continental Airlines quarterly profit points to recovery...Congress approves restoration of unemployment insurance for those out of work for six months or more...