Every week, it seems that another fine wine luminary sets her or his sights on the Houston market. Yesterday, ex-Goldman Sachs banker and one of the most powerful players in the Italian wine trade today, Matteo Lunelli (above), descended on Houston for a luncheon and tasting with Houston wine buyer ... More >>
Look, I'm not a fan of Kesha and Katy Perry. Aside from possibly the greatest Bob Dylan cover ever the former is a musical cardboard cutout that collects fans' teeth to make jewelry, and the latter is one of the reason no one likes white people. When Snoop Dogg looks embarrassed to be in your music ... More >>
As income inequality has loomed larger in Americans' minds -- especially since the Great Recession -- CEOs and their pay has been a central example of what is wrong with our economy. But not everyone hates CEOs, some of them are quite popular . . . with their own employees. Here's a list of those wh ... More >>
If there's one thing people can agree on, it's cookies. That's what Chef Michael Savino of Michael's Cookie Jar believes in and has believed in since he began his business, in 2006. Savino hails from upstate New York, and after a failed career in television and radio production, he started working ... More >>
Leaked document reveals the secrets of the GOP's coded language.
America's for-profit colleges offer education only a con man (or a congressman) could love.
Wall Street and Washington conspire to destablize the U.S. economy, one barrel of oil at a time.
Mitt Romney's years at Bain represent everything you hate about capitalism.
A Reagan-era bacchanalia succumbs to soggy nostalgia.
Meet the (almost) new boss, not the same as the old bossThe Houston Business Journal has ferreted out a nice nugget from the reams of paper surrounding the sale of Houston's Dynegy Inc.: Goldman Sachs tracked down and talked to a homeless guy who put in a bid to buy it. SEC filings show that ... More >>
Accountants, revel in the dataFormer Houston Mayor Bill White, after months of getting pounded by Governor Rick Perry on the subject, has released his income tax forms for the time he headed the city.Click here to see the data in all its glory. Bottom line: He makes a lot more money than yo ... More >>
The NICS' how-to-crash video does not star Sandra BullockDesperate times call for desperate measures. The Great Recession has forced millions out of jobs, and forced millions more to drastically slash expenses; we hear the top execs at Goldman Sachs recently told their chauffeurs to fill their pe ... More >>
Fans of the ongoing Metro drama may want to check out the beleaguered agency's response to an April 15 KHOU story on allegations that Metro submitted outdated financial projections to the Federal Transit Administration. According to the text preceding the video, the story was "dist ... More >>
Now playing in River Oaks, Gary Ross has stayed one step ahead of trouble and judgments across the country.
It's National Boss Day, because apparently getting more weeks of vacation, a higher salary, and an actual office with privacy isn't enough. You can be forgiven if it slipped your mind. After all, you were probably busy using the phone in your cramped, depressing cubicle to argue semi-publicly with ... More >>
Hair Balls got that warm fuzzy feeling (don't worry, it's not swine flu) when a publicist called to tell us that students from Bellaire High will be competing in the 2009 National Economics Challenge, to be held in New York City May 18. The Challenge is done in a "college bowl tournament" style, fea ... More >>
Circle in the sand
It's rerun time with the Chronicle's Enron coverage
Enron used political ties to rid itself of regulators. But in the end, its supposed free-market trailblazing only burned investors.
Boiler Room steams with the stark greed of go-for-brokers
Shakedown Cruise: Mugging Rice is not nice on its first stroll through Mayor Brown's turf
And they're ready to make money the old-fashioned way: By outsmarting the big guys.
Forget the committee -- the city's sports future already is being negotiated by the mayor
A new panel is suiting up to customize the city's sports future in private