News & Politics |
March 6, 2014

Fire Fight

How Houston mayor Annise Parker’s nasty battle with the firefighters’ pension fund could affect the fate of Texas’s largest city.

Business |
December 6, 2013

Unlucky Penney

Over the past few years, J. C. Penney, the venerable department store and the largest retailer based in Texas, has very nearly collapsed. What happened?…

Business |
October 4, 2013

Texas Business Report: Dell Finally Goes Private

A Done Dell After months of delays and deliberations, Dell Inc. shareholders voted Thursday to take the company private in a $24.8 billion buyout from CEO Michael Dell and the Silver Lake Partners investment group. The deal, which is expected to go through by November 1, comes after a…

Business |
October 4, 2013

Texas Business Report: Cuban’s Insider Trading Crisis

Cuban Confidential Dallas Mavericks owner and Shark Tank panelist Mark Cuban is back in court this week to defend himself against a federal insider-trading lawsuit that has spanned nearly a decade. The Securities and Exchange Commission claims Cuban “broke a promise of confidentiality and traded on private information that gave him an advantage…

Business |
September 27, 2013

Texas Business Report: Gannet Got It Good

The Love Belo Shareholders of Dallas-based TV broadcasting company Belo Corp. voted this week to approve the company’s sale to Gannett in a deal worth $1.5 billion. If the deal closes by the end of the year as expected, Gannett will be one of the nation’s largest TV-station owners,…

Business |
September 13, 2013

Michael Dell’s Victory

After seven months of wrangling and a shareholder vote that was rescheduled three times, Dell has finally prevailed in his $24.9 billion bid to take his namesake company private.

Business |
August 30, 2013

Texas Business Report: Tan Ban Begins

A new law goes into effect on Sunday prohibiting Texans under the age of eighteen from tanning. Salons oppose the new legislation, and one scientific advisors says, “If you’re going to tell people sunshine is bad for them, you may as well tell them air is harmful.”…