Business |
January 21, 2013

JFK Hearse For Sale

The ambulance that carried JFK's body from Parkland Memorial Hospital to Love Field is going up on the auction block next month in Scottsdale.

Business |
January 21, 2013

A Q&A With S. C. Gwynne

The senior editor on understanding Southwest Airline’s culture, hearing jokes about plane crashes from a flight attendant, and making a business story interesting to the average reader.

Business |
January 21, 2013

Luv and War at 30,000 Feet

Somehow, as every other major airline went bankrupt, slashed its workforce, or grounded planes, Southwest Airlines kept flying high. Today, Southwest is the country’s largest domestic carrier. So how does a feisty underdog vanquish its competitors and dominate a thoroughly beleaguered industry? One Kick Tail-a-Gram at a time.

Business |
January 20, 2013

Store Wars!

Two luxury retailers: Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. One desirable market: Houston. The fight for the hearts and credit cards of couture clotheshorses like Lynn Wyatt and Carolyn Farb officially begins next month, but already the fur is flying.

Business |
January 20, 2013

The Mildcatters

The lessons of the eighties boom have been internalized by today’s energy entrepreneurs, who seem nothing like their risk-loving forebears. They’re happy playing it safe, which is why their preferred commodity is gas, not oil.

Business |
January 20, 2013

Life After Oil

Midland’s energy companies are still laying people off a decade after the bottom of the bust. But—surprise—the city’s economy is booming again.

Business |
January 20, 2013

An A for Bea

Skip Hollandsworth talks about finding story ideas, getting people to open up, and interviewing Bea Salazar, who started an after-school program that helped hundreds of low-income Hispanic immigrant kids succeed.

Business |
January 20, 2013

Heir Jordan

Among all athletes with endorsements, Michael Jordan is still king. But Sheryl Swoopes of the Houston Comets is scoring in her own way—and she's having a ball.