February 5, 2010 10:00 am
Bauer Business Focus: Stephen Koch
CBS sold out all advertising for this Sunday's Super Bowl less than a week before the game, with some 30-second spots topping $3 million apiece. Every year, Super Bowl advertising seems to take a life of its own. Before and after the game, the ads are water cooler talk. University of Houston Marketing Professor Steven Koch talks with Ed Mayberry on this morning's "Bauer Business Focus."
February 4, 2010 11:59 pm
Where Does Houston’s Water Come From?
Earlier this week, we told you about nationwide drinking water report that highlighted the large number of chemicals found in Houston's tap water. While the levels of each chemical were too small to raise health alarms, it still begs the question: where do all those chemicals come from? From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports.
February 4, 2010 11:41 pm
Friday AM February 5th, 2010
According to the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership, the Clear Lake area may lose between 2,200 to 2,500 jobs with the proposed cancellation of the Constellation program. Ed Mayberry reports.
February 4, 2010 10:02 pm
Thursday PM February 4th, 2010
Initial claims for jobless benefits rises for fourth time in past five weeks…ConocoPhillips CEO to meet with Norway’s King Harald V…Toyota dealers begin repairing defective gas pedals…
February 4, 2010 9:55 pm
Houston Toyota Owners Unsure What to Do
Still reeling from its decision to recall millions of vehicles, Toyota is now deciding what to do about brake problems with its top selling Prius Hybrid. The Prius isn't on the recall list, but that could change. For now many Toyota owners including people here in Houston aren't sure what to do. Bill Stamps has more.
February 4, 2010 9:15 pm
NASA's Last Night Launch
The official countdown is underway for NASA's Sunday launch of Shuttle Endeavor. It's the first of five missions before the shuttle is retired. As Laurie Johnson reports — this trip will bring the final U.S. parts to the International Space Station.
February 4, 2010 8:20 pm
Sticky Gas Pedals Are Rare, But Simple To Deal With
With all the attention being paid to Toyota's accelerator problems, some drivers may be wondering what's the best strategy to deal with a car that suddenly goes into 'runaway mode.'
Car experts say the chances of that actually happening are very small. But there is a right way, and a wrong way, to bring a car with a stuck throttle under control, as David Pitman reports.
February 4, 2010 6:34 am
Thursday AM February 4th, 2010
The fourth annual International Business Economic forum is a chance for smaller companies to make themselves known to larger corporations in the northwest Houston area. Ed Mayberry reports.
February 3, 2010 10:53 pm
Feds Bust Alleged Immigration Transportation Businesses
A joint investigation by a number of law enforcement agencies has resulted in the arrests of dozens of Houston business owners and workers. Authorities say those arrested ran transportation companies that illegally transported illegal immigrants throughout the United States. Bill Stamps has more.
February 3, 2010 10:02 pm
Watch Your Water Bill Rise
Houstonians will see their water bills go up in April and possibly again later in the year. Houston's water-sewer system is losing money and city officials say rates must be raised to keep the system running. Laurie Johnson reports.
February 3, 2010 9:51 pm
Wednesday PM February 3rd, 2010
Transportation Secretary urges Toyota owners to get sticking gas pedals repaired at dealerships...Gasoline futures jump after government reports surprise drop in supply...Texas Emerging Technology Fund awards $3.5 million grant to University of Houston's Texas Center for Superconductivity...
February 3, 2010 8:40 pm
The Number of Hungry Houstonians is Growing
The number of people in the area who are hungry
is growing dramatically according to a new study
called "Hunger in America 2010".
Rod Rice reports that the Houston Food Bank
and its partner agencies helped gather data on
the number of hungry people in Houston and
the surrounding area.
February 3, 2010 6:00 am
Wednesday AM 3rd, 2010
High school students today show how they would respond to an energy crisis, as part of a simulation organized by the world affairs council. Ed Mayberry reports.
February 3, 2010 2:23 am
With Lower Standards on the Way, Houston Faces Clean Air Challenge
The EPA came to Houston Tuesday to hold one of three national hearings on ozone Pollution. They're discussing whether to create a new, lower standard that could be a huge challenge for cities like Houston. Carrie Feibel was there.
February 2, 2010 10:03 pm
For Some, No Moon Trip Means No Job
People who work or live near the Johnson Space Center in Clear Lake have lots to say about the President's decision to cancel a return trip to the moon. Bill Stamps spent the day in the area and has this report.
February 2, 2010 9:39 pm
ICE Raid in Southeast Houston
A business in southeast Houston was raided today by Immigration and Custom Enforcements, or ICE. Wendy Siegle reports.
February 2, 2010 9:10 pm
Tuesday PM February 2nd, 2010
Unemployment rises in 306 or 372 metro areas…Bipartisan support noted for tax credits to employers that add workers…Parts to repair sticky Toyota gas pedals begin to arrive…
February 2, 2010 8:48 pm
NASA Officials Stay Positive
NASA officials are putting a positive spin on the president's proposed budget for the space agency.
Although NASA's plans for a new space ship have been nixed — they say the outlook is good for space exploration. Laurie Johnson reports.
February 2, 2010 8:24 pm
Local Hospitals Make Dubious Consumer Reports List
A consumer advocacy group says hospitals in the Houston area need to do a better job at reducing a certain kind of bloodstream infection among ICU patients.
Consumer Reports looked at central-line infection rates at a dozen area hospitals. And, as David Pitman reports, more than half of them did worse than the national average.
February 2, 2010 6:28 am
Tuesday AM February 2nd, 2009
With employees bearing heavier workloads, there's no room for poor performers. That means the pressure is to minimize hiring errors, as Ed Mayberry reports.
February 1, 2010 10:37 pm
Congress Holds Hearing on Football Injuries
The House Judiciary Committee meet in Houston to hear testimony on something that's on everybody's mind this week — the sport of football. With host Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, the committee wants to know if changes need to be made to prevent injuries to the brain. Bill Stamps has more.
February 1, 2010 10:03 pm
Texas Lawmakers Say They’ll Fight to Save Constellation Program
Lawmakers from Texas and local economic development leaders say they'll fight to save NASA's Constellation program in the wake of President Obama's proposed budget that ditches the space agency's back-to-the-moon plan. As Jack Williams reports, some say the new budget proposal could have a chilling effect around NASA's Clear Lake campus.
February 1, 2010 9:29 pm
Doctors Predict Third Wave of H1N1
The flu season has not been as severe as public health officials feared. However — the natural progression of the flu indicates a new wave of outbreaks could take place over the next few weeks. As Laurie Johnson reports — there is still a strong chance that H1N1 will spread again.
February 1, 2010 9:25 pm
Monday PM February 1st, 2010
President Obama’s $3.83 trillion budget proposal could affect NASA, oil exploration…Manufacturing activity grows for sixth straight month…Toyota expects dealers to have gas pedal repair parts in hand this week…
February 1, 2010 8:52 pm
Former Astronaut Says Man Space Flight May Not be Dead
The White House is promising to fight any congressional efforts to save NASA's "Constellation" program. The Obama administration's budget plan out today calls for Constellation to be scrapped.
NASA has spent nine billion dollars over the last few years on Constellation. It's intended to replace the aging shuttle fleet, and eventually return astronauts to the moon.
But at least one expert in the space industry says it's too soon to write off the program, just yet — as David Pitman reports.
February 1, 2010 10:30 am
What's In Houston's Water?
Recently, a non profit called The Environmental Working Group released a study of drinking water quality across the nation. Out of the 100 largest cities, Houston ranked 95th on their list. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports on what this means for the water coming out of your tap.
February 1, 2010 10:00 am
Can Houston Continue to Lower Air Emissions?
For years, Houston has struggled to meet the EPA limits on ozone and other air pollutants. Now, the Obama administration wants to tighten the ozone standard even more. It's holding three public hearings across the country — one will take place here in Houston, tomorrow. Carrie Feibel reports.
January 31, 2010 11:00 pm
Monday AM February 1st, 2010
With traditional means of equity and debt financing less readily available, Shariah-compliant funding is an alternative to traditional banking for multinational corporations. Ed Mayberry talked with the Lord Mayor of London, who says the UK is becoming a leading center for Islamic financing.
January 29, 2010 10:12 pm
Upstart Medina Out to Impress in Second Debate
Tonight, republican candidates for governor will square off for their second debate. Governor Rick Perry and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison are still the headliners, but observers are trying to figure out how Debra Medina could affect the GOP nomination. Shelley Kofler has more on what's happened to Medina since the first debate two weeks ago.
January 29, 2010 10:05 pm
Friday PM January 29th, 2010
Commerce Department reports brisk 5.7 percent economic growth rate; wages and benefits post modest fourth-quarter gain…Toyota find fix for sticking accelerator pedals…Electronic waste recycling event set for Saturday at HCC Northline…