BusinessWeek Magazine

  • News

    October 4, 2012

    How Bleacher Report Rules the World

    Step 1: Be terrible. Step 2: Count the money. Repeat both steps as necessary.

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2011

    Insuring the Insurers: What Something Called "Faktor K" Could Mean for Big D

    ​Writer and radio journalist Julia Barton, a regular reader of Unfair Park, tipped me today to a really fascinating piece published September 1 by BusinessWeek, called "The God Clause and the Reinsurance Industry." It's about an arcane industry located in cities far from Dallas, but Barton spied t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    As Virgin America Deflowers DFW, A Few Questions, Such As: What's Next? And How?

    Andrea GrimesRichard Branson on the DFW tarmac following Virgin's official debut at DFW​At this very moment, a fellow Unfair Parker is headed to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to catch a Virgin America flight bound for Los Angeles; looking forward to the in-flight review. But mere weeks a ... More >>

  • News

    January 21, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Apparently, Analysts Want Southwest to Charge for Luggage. Passengers Do Not.

    Not effin' around: This ad first appeared back in June of last year.​Dallas-based Southwest Airlines releases its third-quarter financials tomorrow. Will the numbers go up? Dunno. Down? Could be. Hard to say. Kind of like whether Southwest is gaining passengers or losing money because it refuses t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    Billion Dollar Babies: Build America Bonds to Build Dallas Area Rapid Transit's Light Rail and Maybe the Convention Center Hotel

    Dallas Area Rapid Transit The Martin Luther King Jr. station, part of the Green Line expansionNo doubt you've heard of the Build America Bond -- "the financial crisis equivalent of war bonds," says this BusinessWeek explainer from last month, if you haven't. Dallas Area Rapid Transit has cert ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Vacation Scorecard: Dallas v. Seattle

    Took this pic out my airplane window. I was not flying over Dallas.Spent the first half of my vacation in the Pacific northwest. Seattle, to be exact. I'd been there several times, covering Cowboys-Seahawks and Mavericks-Sonics after my initial trip in 1987 for, would you believe, Dallas ... More >>

  • News

    March 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    Cox Fight, or: What Does it Take to Get Into SMU's School of Business?

    That's what BusinessWeek wanted to know, which is why it interviewed Director of Admissions Patti Cudney for a Q&A that runs more than 2,400 words. No doubt you'll read the entire thing, but toward the end, there's a question concerning the university's image worth noting, if nothing else. Jump ... More >>

  • News

    February 1, 2007


    How can all the top dogs in Dallas come out against TXU and coal?

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2007

    Trial Lawyers Looking For Someone to Sue, Not Having Much Luck

    The latest issue of BusinessWeek features on its cover a story headlined, "How Business Trounced The Trial Lawyers," which says, in short: It's hard out her for a pimp...pardon, personal-injury attorney. Especially in the state o' Texas, where, the mag says, well into the 1990s, "Lone Star State pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2006

    Qantas Crashes Texas

    Though The Wall Street Journal reports this morning that the board of Aussie airline Qantas unanimously rubber-stamped an $8.7 billion buyout led by Fort Worth-based Texas Pacific Group and Australia's Allco Equity Partners Ltd., BusinessWeek notes that Qantas later declared "the terms of the propos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2006

    What's Wright About That?

    Over the weekend, I accompanied the missus to Chicago for her family reunion, which essentially consisted of a Saturday-night dinner at the famous Gibsons steakhouse (Sinatra sang there, way back when). Guess we got placed at the Texas table: Joining us were three distant relatives--a middle-aged hu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2006

    Deal or No Deal

    Lone Star Funds' founder John Grayken, at a press conference in Seoul last month to defend his Dallas-based companies in South Korea We've noted a few times in the past how downtown Dallas-based Lone Star Funds wound up in trouble with the South Korean government, which raided Lone Star's offices in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2006

    You Will Never Work in This Biz Again

    That's you, Kyle Rowe, former president of the Dallas-based brokerage Salomon Grey Financial Corp. According to this piece yesterday, the securities industry's self-regulatory arm known as the National Association of Securities Dealers (or NASD) got nasty and not only expelled Salomon Grey on Thursd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2006

    Cox, Hard to Get Into

    If you've tried to get into the SMU Cox School of Business (whose radio ads make me giggle, because I am 7) and failed, there's a reason: Patti Cudney and her team don't want you. Actually, that's not true; they just want 100 of the best and brightest for the school's full-time MBA program, and if t ... More >>

  • News

    January 27, 2000

    No class

    New York-based Edison Schools flunked out with trying to privatize Sherman's public schools. Why should things be any different in Dallas?