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Standard Oil Company

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2014

    Halliburton is Buying Baker Hughes: Another Sign the Oil Industry is Nervous?

    It's finally happened. After months of reading the tea leaves, we have the first clear indication that all is not entirely well in the land of Big Oil in the form of the merger between Halliburton and Baker Hughes. There are lots of stories right now about the Houston-based companies -- the second ... More >>

  • News

    November 1, 2012

    Country Club Sopranos

    American banks are on a massive crime spree. Obama and Romney hope you won’t notice.

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Let's Get Ahead Of Ourselves: Romney Wins, Dies, And Paul Ryan Takes Over? Introducing Paul Ryan's America

    For a moment, let's talk fantasy. Let's say Mitt Romney somehow overcomes all of his apparent weakness -- Bain Capital rapaciousness, tax-record speculation, rich-guy aloofness -- and somehow ekes past President Obama in November in one of the narrowest victories in recent American politics. Democra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Father Figures: 100 Famous Musicians' Paternal Professions

    If you're a Texan of a certain age, this week you've probably spent some time mourning the death of Jerry Haynes, the children's TV host better known as Mr. Peppermint. Haynes' show on WFAA-TV in Dallas, Peppermint Place, ran from the '60s to the '90s and was widely syndicated across the state, incl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    American Grocers: Joins A Stellar List Of Companies Ripping Off Troops

    ‚ÄčThis week's cover story in the Houston Press details the case of Houston-based American Grocers and its owner Samir Itani, charged with shipping expired food to troops stationed in the Middle East and ripping off the government with bogus shipping costs. As noted in the story, "the case stretched ... More >>

  • Film

    September 30, 2010

    Who Needs Friends?

    David Fincher commented on Mark Zuckerberg's status. With The Social Network, he invites you to join him.

  • News

    December 3, 2009

    Credit Repair

    Overwhelmed by debt? Hey, pay a company to get rid of it by saying it never really happened in the first place.

  • News

    March 25, 2004

    Taking Stock

    The family thought old receipts would mean big bucks. But money has proved elusive.

  • News

    September 7, 2000

    A Deadly Passion

    Sandra Orellana became known as the woman who had sex on a hotel balcony and fell to her death. Her family says that's a lie- she was murdered by her boss.

  • News

    December 3, 1998

    Daddy's Money

    In probate court, the sons of oilman J. Howard Marshall II air a high-stakes family feud a fight about loyalty, betrayal and whether their dad played favorites

  • Culture

    September 14, 1995

    Caught on History's Wheel

    The Kentucky Cycle ends with a bang, and a burial

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