November 18, 2013 3:04 pm
VP Biden: Infrastructure Funding Critical To Future Of US Manufacturing
Vice President Joe Biden toured the Port of Houston today, prior to departing for his trip to Panama. Biden used the opportunity to call on Congress to approve funding for the Obama administration's proposal to upgrade the nation's infrastructure.
November 18, 2013 5:00 am
Forty Years On, Energy Independence is Closer, But Still Out of Reach
The revolution in domestic energy production has driven U.S. oil imports to a forty-year low. But the goal of energy independence remains elusive.
November 15, 2013 2:04 pm
Crude Oil Imports Plunge As Eagle Ford Production Surges
Foreign trade passing through the Houston-Galveston Customs District dropped during the first nine months of the year, compared to the same period in 2012. Most of that drop came in the form of reduced imports of crude oil.
November 14, 2013 5:00 am
Vice President Biden To Visit Port Of Houston
Vice President Joe Biden will visit the Port of Houston next Monday to encourage economic development and capitalize on the expansion of the Panama Canal.
November 13, 2013 5:09 am
Chemical, Metals Manufacturers Call To Limit LNG Exports
The Department of Energy is reviewing applications for more than twenty new terminals to export liquefied natural gas, or LNG. A group of chemical and metals manufacturers is calling on the department to hit the brakes.
November 12, 2013 5:00 am
Regional Car And Truck Sales Top 30,000 Units For Fourth Straight Month
Sales at Houston-area auto dealers cooled in October, following unusually strong showing in September.
November 11, 2013 3:12 pm
Houston Industrial Activity Plateaus In October
Houston economic activity held steady in October, according to the latest survey of local purchasing managers.
November 11, 2013 5:00 am
Slowing Job Growth Weighs On Commercial Real Estate Market
Job growth across Greater Houston is still the envy of most other major U.S. metro areas. But the pace of growth is slowing. That could have consequences for the real estate sector.
November 8, 2013 5:00 am
Whole Foods Is Coming To The Woodlands
Construction is set to begin in The Woodlands on a new Whole Foods Market. The store will be Whole Foods’ tenth in the Houston area when it opens for business in 2015.
November 7, 2013 5:00 am
Houston Ranks No 1 Among US Metro Areas In NAFTA Trade
Houston leads the hundred largest U.S. metro areas in terms of its total volume of goods trade with Canada and Mexico. That's according to a new study by the Brookings Institution.
November 6, 2013 4:30 pm
Texas Nearing Parity With China On Manufacturing Costs
The boom in domestic energy production is continuing to yield benefits for Texas manufacturing.
November 6, 2013 5:00 am
Texas Drops To Third Place In Attractiveness To Corporate Investors
Texas is losing ground in terms of its overall friendliness to business. That's according to the latest annual ranking of state business climates, published by Site Selection magazine.
November 4, 2013 4:51 pm
Men's Wearhouse Balks At Providing Info To Aid Jos. A. Bank Takeover Bid
Houston-based Men’s Wearhouse says it won't give Jos. A. Bank Clothiers access to nonpublic information that it could use to assess whether or not to potentially raise its $2.3 billion dollar buyout offer.
November 4, 2013 6:00 am
All The World's A Faire: The Life Of A Renaissance (Festival) Merchant
The Texas Renaissance Festival is in full swing. Located in Todd Mission, an hour's drive northwest of Houston, the festival features jousting tournaments, musical and comedy performances, and several hundred shops.
November 4, 2013 5:01 am
Media Job Cuts Spike To Highest Levels Since 2009
The past three years saw the fewest job cuts in the media in a decade. But layoffs in the sector are once again on the rise.
November 1, 2013 5:00 am
Houston Ranked Number 1 City For Vets Seeking Civilian Jobs
Insurance company USAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes program have ranked Houston as the best city in the nation for veterans to find civilian employment.
October 31, 2013 5:00 am
Foodborne Illnesses Cost Texas $2 Million Since October 2012
The Texas Public Interest Research Group, or TexPIRG is releasing a study on the cost of food safety scares over the past twelve months. The group finds Texas came a close second to California in terms of the economic damage inflicted by foodborne illnesses.
October 30, 2013 5:03 am
United, Ground Workers' Union Sign Three-Year Joint Contract
United Airlines has signed a new labor deal with baggage handlers and other ground workers. The contract gives raises to the workers and gets United closer to fully absorbing Continental Airlines.
October 29, 2013 5:00 am
Demand From New Residents Accelerates Retail Construction
Houston retail development is picking up after four years in the doldrums.
October 25, 2013 4:54 am
Slipping Domestic Air Traffic Overshadows International Gains
Total air passenger traffic through Houston experienced a slight decline over the year ending in September.
October 24, 2013 3:18 pm
Istanbul Beats Out Houston To Host 2017 World Petroleum Congress
Every three years, representatives from more than sixty countries gather for the World Petroleum Congress. Heads of state and business leaders gather to address major issues facing the oil and gas industry. Late Wednesday, Houston lost its bid to host the conference in 2017.
October 23, 2013 1:27 pm
Former White House Chief Of Staff Calls For Increased Investment In Oman
Andrew Card, White House Chief of Staff under President George W. Bush, gave the opening remarks at the Oman Business Road Show's stop in Houston today.
October 23, 2013 5:00 am
BP Launches World's Largest Supercomputer For Commercial Research
BP has formally opened its new Center for High Performance Computing in West Houston. The facility houses the world's largest supercomputer dedicated to commercial research.
October 22, 2013 5:00 am
Omani Trade Delegation Aims At Tighter Investment Links To Houston
Houston is preparing to host a high-level trade delegation tomorrow from Oman. It's the first stop of a three-city American tour, which will also take in Chicago and New York.
October 21, 2013 4:06 pm
Ultra Petroleum Takes $650M Stake In Utah's Uinta Basin
Ultra Petroleum is expanding its operations into Utah. The North Houston-based company announced it is purchasing a tract of oil-producing land for $650 million.
October 21, 2013 5:00 am
Longer Lifespans, Lower Retirement Savings, Squeeze Both Seniors And Caregivers
Assisted living is expected to see strong growth in the years ahead, as the baby boomers hit their seventies. But the demographic wave also poses a stark economic challenge to the industry.
October 18, 2013 5:00 am
What The Government Shutdown Cost Houston
The federal shutdown is over, but it's likely to hurt economic growth for the fourth quarter. And Houston won't escape the damage.
October 17, 2013 5:15 am
Mark Cuban, The Billionaire Mavericks Owner, Acquitted Of Insider Trading
A jury has cleared billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban of insider trading charges. The verdict came after just three hours of deliberation.
October 17, 2013 5:00 am
Local Auto Dealers Rack Up Strongest Quarter In A Dozen Years
Houston area car and truck sales powered ahead in September, even as sales stalled across much of the rest of the country.
October 16, 2013 6:30 am
The Business Of Student Financial Aid: Feds Zero In On Abusive Practices
In the second of a two part series on the campus debit card industry, KUHF takes a closer look at the business practices in the sector — with a focus on its most significant player, Higher One.