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June 14, 2017

The Shelf Life of John Mackey

The Whole Foods founder revolutionized the way Americans consume food. Now, with profits and the stock price down, and after a series of controversies ($6 asparagus water!), can he reinvent his company before Wall Street swipes it from him?

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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?

Business|
January 25, 2017

The Woman Behind the ’Boys

How Charlotte Jones Anderson, the chief brand officer and executive vice president for the Dallas Cowboys, helped build the organization into a $4 billion behemoth.

Business|
November 23, 2016

Crossed Stitches

Beverly Pennington was a Pinterest-perfect entrepreneur whose patchwork quilts—made from people’s most treasured T-shirts—found thousands of devotees all over the country. But when the quilts stopped coming, leaving the shirts in limbo, her customers pieced together a plan to fight back.

Business|
July 20, 2016

Countdown to Liftoff

Sleek, shiny rockets on sleepy, shifty sands: as SpaceX prepares to build in South Texas, I wonder if my old stomping grounds can handle the inevitable collision of cultures. I sure hope so.

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.

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June 22, 2016

Out of Gas

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

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