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Bauer Business Focus: Barton Smith

Posted on · In his last symposium speech as head of the University of Houston's Institute for Regional Forecasting, economist Barton Smith predicts modest job growth throughout the year. The UH economics professor is retiring at the end of the summer. Moments before giving yet another presentation recently to a Houston apartment group, Smith sat down with Ed Mayberry for this morning's "Bauer Business Focus."

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Bauer Business Focus: Shannon Meroney

Posted on · Changes in the health care system will take effect in stages over the next few years. People who receive coverage through large employers are unlikely to see any drastic changes, nor should premiums or coverage be affected. The Director of State Government Relations for Aetna has been explaining how health care reform will impact business, employees and the medical profession. Shannon Meroney talks with Ed Mayberry on the "Bauer Business Focus" this morning.

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Bauer Business Focus: Walter Ulrich

Posted on · The Houston Technology Center has helped over a thousand entrepreneurs start up their companies, helping them raise over a billion dollars in funding. On this week's "Bauer Business Focus," Ed Mayberry talks with HTC's Walter Ulrich about this non-profit business incubator.

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Bauer Business Focus: Dr. Rosalind Wyatt

Posted on · The phrase "sustainable business" sounds environmental. But it also refers to "buying local" and the development of community partnerships. Dr. Rosalind Wyatt is our guest on this morning's "Bauer Business Focus," talking with Ed Mayberry about the economic benefits of sustainable development.

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Bauer Business Focus: Colin Barnett

Posted on · The Premier of the State of Western Australia recently visited Houston to talk about offshore investment opportunities. Colin Barnett spoke with oil and gas executives and policymakers, and he also spoke with Ed Mayberry for this morning's "Bauer Business Focus."

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Bauer Business Focus: Roberta Skebo

Posted on · The University of Houston Small Business Development Center works with entrepreneurs trying to start or expand a business. The Center's Roberta Skebo is our guest on this morning's "Bauer Business Focus" with Ed Mayberry.

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Bauer Business Focus: Paul Kruse

Posted on · On this week's "Bauer Business Focus," Ed Mayberry talks with Blue Bell president Paul Kruse about the ice cream business, which is doing very well—in spite of the slower economy.

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Bauer Business Focus: Michael Ahearne

Posted on · Universities are working harder to help students hit the ground running when they enter the working world. Companies like their new hires to start at sales jobs, to better understand customer needs. Michael Ahearne from the University of Houston sales excellence institute is our guest on this morning's "Bauer Business Focus."

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Bauer Business Focus: John Bowen

Posted on · The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo pumps millions of dollars into the local economy. On this week's "Bauer Business Focus," Ed Mayberry talks with John Bowen, the dean of the Conrad Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, about the economic impact of the rodeo.

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Bauer Business Focus: Janet Gurwitch

Posted on · A cosmetics company based in Stafford has grown into a worldwide $200 million-a-year business. The founder of that company—Janet Gurwitch—is our guest on this morning's "Bauer Business Focus" with Ed Mayberry.

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Bauer Business Focus: Janet Meade

Posted on · Income Taxes are due in about six weeks. If you've electronically filed, chances are you've already received your tax refund, if you had one coming. The IRS hopes to have 80 percent of us filing online by 2013. In this week's Bauer Business Focus, Ed Mayberry talks with Janet Meade, an Associate Professor of Accountancy and Taxation at the University of Houston.

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Bauer Business Focus: Jason Few

Posted on · Centerpoint has been rolling out "smart meters" for customers of Reliant Energy. Reliant says the idea is to give customers more control over their use of electricity. Reliant Energy's Jason Few talks with Ed Mayberry on this morning's "Bauer Business Focus".

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Bauer Business Focus: Jamie Belinne

Posted on · The slow economy has more people dusting off their resumes. For someone finding themselves unemployed later in life, it might have been quite a few years since the last round of job-hunting. In this week's "Bauer Business Focus," Ed Mayberry talks about job hunting skills with Jamie Belinne, Assistant Dean at the University of Houston's Rockwell Career Center.

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Bauer Business Focus: Partha Krishnamurthy

Posted on · Are Toyota and Honda taking the right steps to minimize fallout from their recent massive recalls? Ed Mayberry talks with University of Houston Marketing Professor Partha Krishnamurthy on this morning's "Bauer Business Focus."

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Bauer Business Focus: Stephen Koch

Posted on · CBS sold out all advertising for this Sunday's Super Bowl less than a week before the game, with some 30-second spots topping $3 million apiece. Every year, Super Bowl advertising seems to take a life of its own. Before and after the game, the ads are water cooler talk. University of Houston Marketing Professor Steven Koch talks with Ed Mayberry on this morning's "Bauer Business Focus."