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  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    Chase May Get Nailed With $500 Million Settlement For Dodgy Energy Trading

    Some records were made to be broken. Whether it's the most home runs in a season, building the world's tallest skyscraper, or serving the world's best cup of coffee -- these are all records people are aiming to bust right through. However, it's unlikely the Houston energy traders working for JP Mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    George Jarkesy: Conservative Talking Head, Host to Radio Show in Investments, Gets Slammed by SEC

    A local radio host who splits his time between spouting right-wing dogma and offering investment advice has been hit with a cease-and-desist order from the Securities and Exchange Commission. George R. Jaresky, Jr. hosts a show on KTEK-AM 1100 (Official motto: "Yes, We Exist") and is semi-syndicate ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 15, 2010

    Flemming (An American Thriller)

    Being happy doesn’t have to make sense

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    The Fight To Save The Alabama Theater's Art Deco Interior Is Broughten

    Photo by Jim Parsons​A lot of people didn't think Sarah Gish would get far when she formed a group to save the River Oaks movie theater, but the theater is still standing.Still threatened, sure; saved mostly by a slow economy, probably, but in Houston you take what preservation victories you can g ... More >>

  • News

    October 29, 2009

    No Justice

    We've bailed out the banks. When do we go after the crooks behind our financial collapse?

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Yep, Speculators Caused Last Year's Oil-Price Spike, Rice Says

    ​A couple of researchers at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy have released a study that gets close to proving that speculators caused oil prices to shoot up in 2008. This theory is nothing new, but the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the agency that regulates U.S. futu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Halliburton Corruption: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

    ​Earlier this year, Halliburton agreed to pay nearly $560 million in fines to the federal government to end an investigation into its former subsidiary, KBR, and its involvement in bribing Nigerian officials to get construction contracts. It was reportedly the largest fine ever paid by a U.S. comp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2008

    Heights Theater For Sale

    Want to buy a nice used theater? No, not the River Oaks. That's probably still headed for the wrecking ball. The theater for sale is the Heights Theatre on 19th Street. The theater, built in 1929, was the site of an antiques store until recently.

  • Music

    October 4, 2007

    DJ Mike Relm and the Blue Man Group

    DJ Mike Relm puts the "go" in indigo

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2007

    And So It Begins

    An e-mail blast from Sarah Gish of warns that the process of tearing down the River Oaks Shopping Center has begun in earnest. Weingarten Realty filed paperwork with the city Monday as a first step towards demolishing the curved part of the center (think Three Brothers bake ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2007

    Mighty Neighborly of You

    Apparently the folks who live behind the River Oaks Shopping Center got a neighborly letter from Weingarten Realty today, in which plans were revealed for the proposed redevelopment of the center. Click here to see the plans, complete with one sweet four-story parking garage. — Keith Plocek

  • News

    December 7, 2006
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    February 2, 2006

    Gaps in Coverage

    GlobalTec employees apparently aren't all they make themselves out to be

  • News

    February 2, 2006

    Wize Guys

    Here's your chance to get rich quick -- or lose your shirt, in which case, GlobalTec disavows all responsibility for, well, anything

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002
  • News

    February 21, 2002

    Freddy's Nightmare

    Nine years meant nothing. Crescent gave the deli two hours to clear out.

  • News

    February 7, 2002

    Up In Smoke

    Enron used political ties to rid itself of regulators. But in the end, its supposed free-market trailblazing only burned investors.

  • News

    January 20, 2000

    Doug's Deals

    Real estate consultant Williams continues to serve two masters

  • News

    May 27, 1999
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    February 25, 1999
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    February 5, 1998
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    November 13, 1997

    Hello, Columbus

    Is the mayor's housing adviser about to hand the Fourth Ward over to a for-profit developer?

  • News

    November 7, 1996

    Don't cry for me, Amarillo

    How once-fearsome corporate raider T. Boone Pickens was beaten at his own game -- by a one-time protege

  • News

    June 20, 1996
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    June 13, 1996

    Watch out, stock market,, here come the SOES BANDITS

    And they're ready to make money the old-fashioned way: By outsmarting the big guys.

  • News

    June 15, 1995

    Mad Dog's Demise

    Alan Mabry was a man on a mission. His death last month left friends, colleagues and authorities baffled -- as did his obsessive life.

  • News

    April 6, 1995

    The Wendy Card

    Wendy Gramm's all-American success story is a centerpiece of her husband's fledgling presidential bid. But there's more to the story than what's being packaged and sold by the Phil Gramm campaign.