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Bauer Business Focus: Bill Sherrill

Posted on · Unemployment still hovers around the ten percent range. Small businesses account for most American jobs, and business owners have been wary of expansion. Easing credit lending for small business could help, and that's largely up to the Federal Reserve, according to the chairman emeritus of the Wolfe Center for Entrepreneurship. Bill Sherrill is an expert on the Federal Reserve, and talks with Ed Mayberry on this morning's "Bauer Business Focus."

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Bauer Business Focus: Jeff Moseley

Posted on · The Greater Houston Partnership was formed 22 years ago with the merger of the Houston Chamber of Commerce, the Houston Economic Development Corporation and Houston World Trade. It promotes the economy of the ten-county area by encouraging job growth, expanding the tax base and growing world trade. The Partnership's President and CEO, Jeff Moseley, talks with Ed Mayberry about the health of the Houston economy on this morning's "Bauer Business Focus."

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Bauer Business Focus: Tyler Priest

Posted on · The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is the subject of scores of investigations, with government and industry looking at offshore technology, industry practices and regulations. It's also a case study for future petroleum engineers who are now in college. The University of Houston's Tyler Priest has been named as a senior policy analyst for the National Oil Spill Commission. He speaks with Ed Mayberry on this morning's "Bauer Business Focus."

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Bauer Business Focus: Arthur Warga

Posted on · The University of Houston College of Business Wolff Center this past week was named the number one entrepreneurship program in the country, beating out Harvard and MIT, to name a couple. UH Bauer began teaching entrepreneurship in 1991. Bauer College of Business Dean Arthur Warga joins Ed Mayberry on this morning's "Bauer Business Focus."

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Bauer Business Focus: Art Chavez

Posted on · The Houston architectural firm Page Southerland Page has been working in the Middle East, India and China, as well as in Africa. The firm's Art Chavez joins Ed Mayberry on this morning's "Bauer Business Focus" to talk about development in South Africa, where he attended a recent forum on opportunities throughout Africa.

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Bauer Business Focus: Ron Green

Posted on · A former Houston City Council member now runs the City Controller's office, advising his former colleagues on budget matters. Ron Green works with the mayor and the council to map out the city's finances, and compared to other major U.S. cities, he says Houston seems to be in pretty good shape. Last month, he reported that Houston's revenue projection increased 8.1 million, in spite of declining revenue from sales taxes. Ron Green talks with Ed Mayberry about his job on this morning's "Bauer Business Focus."

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Bauer Business Focus: Lydia Westbrook

Posted on · The BP oil spill has affected tourism along the Gulf Coast, as well as related industries. A professor at the Conrad Hilton College on the University of Houston campus keeps track of tourism as part of her job. Lydia Westbrook talks with Ed Mayberry on today's "Bauer Business Focus" about people's perceptions since the spill.

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Bauer Business Focus: Dan Currie

Posted on · The Executive MBA program at the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston attracts students from around the world. It also attracts professors from around the world, as we hear in this week's "Bauer Business Focus." Ed Mayberry talks with Assistant Dean Daniel Currie.

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Bauer Business Focus: Betsy Gelb

Posted on · Companies are seeing the economic and public relations value of focusing on green goals, and they're trumpeting their efforts. Marketing Professor Betsy Gelb at the Bauer College of Business says consumers have the power to push retailers to get greener. She joins Ed Mayberry on this morning's "Bauer Business Focus."

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Bauer Business Focus: Paul Lynch

Posted on · The United States and the United Kingdom have always shared a special relationship. Hundreds of British ex-pats live and work in Houston, and many Houstonians live and work in the UK. The British consulate helps coordinate American and British investment in each other's countries. In this week's "Bauer Business Focus," Ed Mayberry talks with UK Consul-General Paul Lynch about British-American trade and investment ties.

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Bauer Business Focus: Dr. Spencer Berthelsen

Posted on · The accountable care model is being advocated as one solution to current health care delivery problems. Dr. Spencer Berthelsen with Kelsey-Seybold spoke with Ed Mayberry about this health care concept on this morning's "Bauer Business Focus."

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Bauer Business Focus: Bruce Butler

Posted on · Houston has several business incubators, such as Bio-Houston and the Houston Technology Center. The UT Health Science Center at Houston has a biotechnology commercialization center, which leases space to Texas-based startups. The Center's Bruce Butler joins Ed Mayberry on this morning's "Bauer Business Focus."

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Bauer Business Focus: Rob Andrews

Posted on · One indicator of the health of the employment picture is how well the executive search business is doing. Expansion often starts at the top. On this week's "Bauer Business Focus," Rob Andrews with "Allen Austin Global Executive Search" talks with Ed Mayberry about the "retained executive search" business.

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Bauer Business Focus: Vanessa Patrick

Posted on · Research has been underway at the University of Houston into how emotions can play a role in shaping consumer choices. Marketing Professor Vanessa Patrick from the Bauer School of Business joins Ed Mayberry for this morning's "Bauer Business Focus."

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Bauer Business Focus: Jacki Kacen

Posted on · Advertisers have ramped up marketing efforts for this year's world cup in South Africa, similar to how they traditionally pull out all the stops for Super Bowl commercials. On this morning's "Bauer Business Focus," Ed Mayberry talks about World Cup marketing with Jackie Kacen, professor of marketing at the University of Houston's Bauer College of Business.