Subject:

Pensions

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    City of Houston vs. Retired Houston Firefighters at the Texas Supreme Court

    Beginning today in Austin, the City of Houston will continue fighting retired firefighters with fire (and vice versa). In 2010, the city asked the state legislature to do something about the firefighters' pension plans. At the time, City of Houston Attorney David Feldman said that a number of reti ... More >>

  • News

    April 19, 2012

    American Parasite

    Mitt Romney's years at Bain represent everything you hate about capitalism.

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Continental Told To Butt Out Of Pilot's Bedrooms

    "No tears and no hearts breaking, no remorse..."​Continental Airlines kicked up a stir in 2009 when they went after nine pilots for having "sham divorces" in order to get early pension benefits. The airline apparently felt it could determine what is and isn't true love, or true divorce, a ski ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    City Selling Its Downtown HPD Headquarters, Preventing Jailer Layoffs

    For sale or lease: HPD HQ​Houston will look to sell or lease the downtown police headquarters as part of a deal that will keep HPD from having to lay off 273 jailers, Mayor Annise Parker announced today. The city and the HPD pension plan also agreed to allow the city to defer payment of $17 m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    One Of The Pilots Continental Is Suing Says He Saved One Of their Planes From Crashing

    ​Remember those Continental pilots who were fired and sued by their airline for allegedly arranging "sham" divorces in order to get their mitts on fat pensions a whole lot earlier than Continental's policy allows?Well, it turns out one of those former pilots was a bona-fide hero. Or at least that' ... 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 >>

  • News

    March 7, 2002

    Some Very Reliant Directors

    Board members on gilded strings

  • 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.

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