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Financial Markets

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    The Foreign Exchange at Fitzgerald's, 06/27/2014

    The Foreign Exchange Fitzgerald's June 27, 2014 Fitzgerald's isn't known for outright soul revivals on a Friday night. Or any night, for that matter. The last one my father could remember when I let it be known I was heading there for some groovy R&B was a Hugh Masakela concert he attended solo bac ... More >>

  • Film

    January 16, 2014

    Kenneth Branagh Makes the Dumb Spy Thriller Soar in Jack Ryan

    Director brings gramdeur and a new kind of Ryan to the screen.

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Does It Mean Anything to Be a Democrat Anymore?

    "The market is the best mechanism ever invented for efficiently allocating resources to maximize production . . . I also think there is a connection between the freedom of the marketplace and freedom more generally." -President Barack Obama We live in an era where income inequality is its grea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    I'm Rubber, You're Glue: CSN Houston Fires Back at DirecTV

    If you caught my story yesterday on DirecTV's shot at negotiations with CSN Houston (if not, click the link), the television home to the Rockets, Astros and Dynamo, you know it is becoming more and more clear that the fight to get the local teams into more than the current 40 percent of Houston home ... More >>

  • News

    January 3, 2013

    Zombies and Fiscal Cliffs

    The 10 most overhyped stories of 2012.

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Superstorms, Mayans, Zombies and BDSM: The 10 Most Over-Hyped Stories of 2012

    Journalists are really fond of writing about stories that went underreported every year. Too often, however, they forget to remind us all that those critical stories that went without needed coverage did so because stories with little merit wound up filling the airwaves and pages of newspapers. Unf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Amazing Houston Business Journal Scoop: Onion Article Probably Not True

    Hold on to your hats, take a seat, take a deep breath, do whatever it takes to absorb some shattering news: An article in The Onion is probably fake. This earth-shattering scoop is brought to you by the Houston Business Journal, with an article entitled "Houston PR Pro Contemplates The Onion's Frac ... More >>

  • Music

    November 24, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Four Gung-Ho Patriotic Tunes That Are Actually British

    ​Monday, July 4th, you'll celebrate Independence Day. We say you'll celebrate it because we will have already done our celebrating on the proper day... July 2. That's the day the Continental Congress voted to tell King George III to kiss their grits. It's true that the Declaration of Independe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    For Friday the 13th: Five of the Unluckiest Texans Ever

    Investors held on too long.​Beginning with LaSalle, the French explorer who survived shipwrecks and cannibal Karankawa Indian attacks only to perish at the hands of his own men near Navasota, some people in Texas have had some pretty damned hard luck. You might lay some or all of the blame at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Is Blog Love Overvalued?

    ​It's funny watching new artists stumble over themselves trying to score coverage on popular blogs. Take the fast rising L.A. crew Odd Future, for example. Group captain Tyler, The Creator is almost as famous for his musical ingenuity as he is for his feud with revered rap blogs Nah Right and ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 3, 2011

    Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

    Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    SexBeerandMoney.com -- The Ten Most Expensive Domain Names

    You'd be CRAZY not to want in on one of these domain names!​There was a time when a million bucks was a lot of money for a domain name. That's exactly what Cool.com went for back in 2000. Today, that's chump change when you are talking about the most expensive domain names on the Web. Keep in ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 5, 2009

    John Birmingham

    The author of Without Warning just might be giving us one

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2008

    The New Slums -- Coming Soon to Houston?

    It's become a widespread meme as the subprime crisis has exploded and the housing bubble has imploded -- far-flung suburbs are going to become "the new slums." Ever since Atlantic magazine wrote about it in March, communities and worried suburbanites have been wondering if they're going to wake up ... More >>

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Local Boy Made Good

    Coffee king Carlos de Aldecoa Bueno

  • Dining

    April 5, 2001

    The Inkblot Test

    Do you prefer old greasy diners? Or imitations of old greasy dinners?

  • News

    August 12, 1999

    The Insider

    Shakedown Cruise: Mugging Rice is not nice on its first stroll through Mayor Brown's turf

  • News

    April 25, 1996

    Feature

    Headline:The Case Against Hurwitz In one of the last big S&L cases from the '80s, two federal agencies are pursuing Charles Hurwitz over the failure of united Savings. And for once, Hurwitz may have no place to hide.

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