Bauer Business Focus

Bauer Business Focus: Robert Hormats

Posted on · Robert Hormats has served five presidents as a diplomat and economic adviser. He cut his teeth in Mideast policy under then-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in the aftermath of the 1973 Arab-Israeli War. Since 2009, he's served as Under Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs. He joins Andrew Schneider on this week's "Bauer Business Focus" to talk about the Arab Spring uprisings and their effect on the price of oil.

Business

Dutch Business Support Office Opens

Posted on · Dutch-Texan business ties already support more than 100,000 Texas jobs. Now the Netherlands is looking to build on that with a new trade and investment center in Downtown Houston. Andrew Schneider has more.

Business

Hotel Lodging Outlook

Posted on · Occupancy rates at Texas hotels are up strongly this year. But they still have a lot of ground to make up from their crash in 2009. Andrew Schneider has more.

Business

Houston PMI

Posted on · A key measure of Houston economic performance has reached pre-recession levels. Andrew Schneider has the story.

Business

The Business of Death

Posted on · Houston is widely known as a leader in the field of health care. But when there's nothing more doctors can do for a patient, that's when another business sector Houston leads comes into play. From the KUHF Business Desk, Andrew Schneider reports on what's increasingly being referred to as the death care industry.

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State AGs vs NLRB

Posted on · A group of sixteen state attorneys general are challenging a ruling by the National Labor Relations Board that would block Boeing from opening a new assembly line in South Carolina. KUHF business reporter Andrew Schneider has more.

Bauer Business Focus

Bauer Business Focus: Ryan Soroka

Posted on · Ryan Soroka just graduated from the University of Houston with a dual master’s degree — one from the Bauer College of Business, the other from the Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management. Soroka is already making a splash on the Houston business scene. He joins Andrew Schneider on this week’s “Bauer Business Focus” to talk about his ventures in the food and beverage industry.

Business

Port Authority Trade is Up

Posted on · The Commerce Department is reporting that record-breaking exports in April narrowed the U.S. trade deficit to its lowest level in four months. Andrew Schneider takes the trade pulse from the Port of Houston.

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Environmental Groups Challenge Shell Drilling Plan

Posted on · Environmental groups are asking a federal appeals court in Atlanta to throw out a government decision to approve a Shell exploration plan for the Gulf of Mexico. The plan involves five proposed wells under more than seven thousand feet of water. KUHF business reporter Andrew Schneider reports.

Business

If Uncle Sam Defaults…

Posted on · Less than two months remain before the U.S. either raises its federal debt ceiling or starts to default. Andrew Schneider looks at what even a brief default would mean to Houston.

Business

Try Before You Buy

Posted on · More and more employers are finding they need to hire in order to grow, but many are still reluctant to invest in new workers on a permanent basis. The new mantra is, "Try before you buy." Andrew Schneider has more.