Wait. Time out. Take notice. We are experiencing a new form of national crisis. It can no longer be denied. The United States is now suffering from a crisis of Total Wrongness. Most people are going to think the trigger was a mea culpa speech a couple days ago on the CNBC money show, Squawkbox, by ... More >>
Dr. Michael Economides, author, CNBC regular and University of Houston professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, says Texas lost out on some $7.7 billion between 2005 and 2011 primarily because we didn't use natural gas for electricity. Economides, it should be noted, is a vocal industry ... More >>
Last week, during an oil-and-gas drilling confab at the Hyatt Regency in Houston, execs turned their attention to a very touchy subject: how to get folks decidedly against gas drilling on their side. At which point, according to audio first obtained by CNBC earlier this week, gas-drilling spo ... More >>
On the other side is the now-famous(ish) CNBC piece from June, in which Julia Boorstin asks Blockbuster CEO Jim Keyes: "Will you file for bankruptcy?" -- to which he responds with a smile and an elusive answer about how this has been a rumor for the last 18 months and how "we've been doing our be ... More >>
Fifteen days ago, Blockbuster spokesperson Patty Sullivan told Unfair Park: The company's delay in releasing its what turned out to be dismal second-quarter stats had absolutely nothing to do with a pending prepackaged bankruptcy. "There will be no news announcing that," she said. Not until late ... More >>
First, there was The Economist wondering how Texas had kicked California's economic ass. Then, Fortune examined how "Texas powered through the global fiscal crisis." Now it's The Atlantic's turn at the plate with this piece that wonders how in the heck "Texas is experiencing something like an eco ... More >>
The more surprising news: There's still a CNBC. I kid. Anyway. One year after Texas was knocked off as America's Top State for Business by Virginia, we're back on top. How so? Well, CNBC added up 10 "key categories of competitiveness" (among them, the cost of doing business, quality of life, econ ... More >>
It didn't have to happen.
Moments ago, the city of Dallas posted a little more than eight minutes' worth of video from the mayor's press conference Tuesday, during which he and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers representatives discussed the "unacceptable" rating given some parts of the Trinity River's levee system. As Jim and Sam ... More >>
At, oh, about 11:15ish last night, Robert gave me a call. Earlier in the day, we'd half-kidded about going to a strip club to watch the inauguration--surely, it was the most inappropriate place we could think of for watching the festivities (without putting ourselves in harm's way, at least). But n ... More >>
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