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Loren Steffy

Business |
February 20, 2019

Is the World Ready for Dell 3.0?

Michael Dell has transformed the stodgy computer manufacturer that bears his name into a nimble data-management outfit. He’s hoping that's enough to bring the pride of Round Rock back to its former glory.

Business |
March 22, 2017

Black Elk Down

How did a small Houston oil company with grand ambitions get caught up in the biggest Ponzi scheme since Bernie Madoff?

Energy |
September 21, 2016

Blowout

Four years after his indictment, one of the only people prosecuted for the Deepwater Horizon explosion tells his side of the story.

Energy |
July 20, 2016

Electric Mayhem

Every month, the customers of the state’s smallest energy transmission utility open their bills—and can’t believe what they see.

Business |
June 22, 2016

Out of Gas

How Aubrey McClendon, “America’s most reckless  billionaire,” left some Houston energy firms holding the tab.

Business |
August 19, 2015

Whatabattle!

How the iconic burger chain’s attempt to build a bigger, better company alienated some of the people behind its success.

Business |
June 12, 2015

Behind the Curtain

For years, Kyle Lagow told his bosses at Countrywide Financial that the company was wreaking havoc on the housing market. But no one listened—until the entire economy came crashing down.