Bauer Business Focus

Bauer Business Focus: Janine Iannarelli

Posted on · In the wake of the financial meltdown, the private jet became a stand in for luxury and waste. But the money a business traveler saves by flying coach may be small change compared to contracts lost because of travel delays. Janine Iannarelli — founder and president of Houston-based Par Avion Limited — joins Andrew Schneider on this week's "Bauer Business Focus" to discuss how business aviation can be a cost saver.

Business

Friday AM February 11th, 2011

Posted on · Cybersecurity firm McAfee reports that China-based hackers are hitting global oil and petrochemical companies. Andrew Schneider looks at the scope of the attacks and what companies can do to protect themselves.

Business

Thursday PM February 10th, 2011

Posted on · McAfee says Chinese hackers are targeting U.S. oil companies...Amazon to close Dallas distribution center...Blockbuster putting itself on the block...Business inventories and 30-year mortgage rates up, unemployment claims down...

Business

Wednesday PM February 9th, 2011

Posted on · Combs reports sales tax revenues up 10 perecnt year-over-year...State Senate approves restrictions on eminent domain...New policy on fish farming in federal waters...Federal campaign against illegal gun sales returns to Houston...

Business

Wednesday AM February 9th, 2011

Posted on · The Houston-based owner of the Mont Belvieu plant — scene of yesterday's explosions and fire — is one of the country's largest shippers and processors of natural gas. Andrew Schneider looks at the facility.

Business

Tuesday AM February 7th, 2011

Posted on · Houston-based oil companies are scaling back operations in Egypt as the country's political unrest continues. Andrew Schneider looks at what the next steps for such companies may be.

Business

Monday PM February 7th, 2011

Posted on · Continental Airlines laying off 500 from Houston headquarters...Ensco will buy pride international for 7.31 billion...Kinder Morgan plans record-breaking 2.2 billion IPO...Lt. Gov. Dewhurst announces state Senate hearings into last week's power outages...

Business

Monday AM February 7th, 2011

Posted on · Tax Day is still more than two months away. It's never too early to start preparing your returns. Andrew Schneider looks at developments self-employed filers should keep in mind.

Business

Friday PM February 4th, 2011

Posted on · Justice Department tells Feinberg to speed up reimbursements to BP oil spill victims...Houston leads nation in flights cancelled due to winter weather...Marathon partnering with Triana to drill in Marcellus Shale...Unemployment rate at 9 percent in January...

Bauer Business Focus

Bauer Business Focus: Jackie Kacen

Posted on · If you go to the grocery store and don't have a list in hand of precisely what you want to buy, chances are you may wind up spending more than you intended. Jackie Kacen — Clinical Professor of Marketing at the Bauer College of Business — joins Andrew Schneider on this week's "Bauer Business Focus" to discuss her research on impulse buying.

Business

Thursday PM February 3rd, 2011

Posted on · Mexico says it can't provide electricity to help Texas weather the cold...Small businesses expect to boost hiring in 2011...U.S. productivity hits 8-year high...Factory orders, service sector activity and retail sales all rising