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See the top 100 richest companies in Houston

See what companies in Houston rank among the richest by market value.  More »
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Companies begin Gulf evacuations

Energy companies began evacuating workers from offshore facilities.  More »
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European stimulus pushes oil higher

Benchmark U.S. crude finished at $79.76 per barrel. Crude is still down more than 5 percent for the week, however.  More »
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Gas prices dip below $3 at some Houston stations

Gasoline prices have dipped below $3 at some stations in Houston and broader drops are expected as oil prices have fallen in recent weeks.  More »
A contractor closes a valve on a tanker truck at a Range Resources hydraulic fracturing operation in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Gas drillers get more time to comment on U.S. fracking rules

The Obama administration gave U.S. natural-gas producers more time to comment on draft standards for disclosing chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, rules an industry group has said are unnecessary.  More »
A line of 2012 Chevrolet Cruze sedans sit at a dealership in the south Denver suburb of Englewood, Colo. The risk of engine fires is forcing General Motors to recall its Chevrolet Cruze compact cars, the company announced Friday, June 22, 2012. GM says the fires happen when fluids drip onto a plastic shield below the engine and ignite. GM knows of 30 fires caused by the problem. No injuries have been reported. The recall covers cars built from September 2010 through May 2012. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

GM to recall Cruze cars over risk of engine fire

The risk of engine fires is forcing General Motors to recall 475,000 Chevrolet Cruze compact cars.  More »
A CPS solar farm in Texas (Photo: Jerry Lara/San Antonio Express-News)

$16.4 million in bonuses a record at CPS

CPS Energy last month awarded a record $16.4 million in bonuses to its 3,644 employees as part of a tiered plan that resulted in six-figure awards for two of its top executives.  More »
Jess Burrow, left, and James Patterson, look over the damage caused outside the home of Joe and Mary Reneau when their chimney was toppled by Saturday's earthquake, in Sparks, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Should companies get fined for causing man-made earthquakes?

Companies can face stiff penalties for contaminating water or polluting the air, but federal environmental laws don’t impose any fines for causing man-made earthquakes.  More »
Archie Dunham was named the chairman of Chesapeake Energy. (Photo: handout)

Analysts encouraged by Chesapeake’s new chairman

Chesapeake Energy Corp. has turned to a former ConocoPhillips CEO with a Marine background to serve as chairman of the cash-strapped company, as it looks it soothe shareholder concerns over the company’s finances.  More »
A worker walks through pipes connecting storage tanks and pumps in the hydraulic fracturing process. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Steffy: Energy stocks anything but energetic

So far, it hasn’t been a pretty year for energy stocks.  More »
Chevron's Genesis platform is shown in the Gulf of Mexico.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Opinion: End the subsidies of fossil fuel

There may be little reason to hope the Rio+20 meeting in Brazil this week will lead to major global action against climate change. World leaders have skipped it. The draft agreement the delegates from 190 countries have written is rightly criticized as weak.  More »
In this image made off Japan's NTV/NNN Japan television footage, smoke ascends from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant's Unit 3 in Okumamachi, Fukushima Prefecture, northern Japan on Monday, March 14. The second hydrogen explosion in three days rocked Japan's stricken nuclear plant Monday, sending a massive column of smoke into the air and wounding 11 workers. (AP Photo/NTV/NNN Japan)

Fukushima plant faces typhoon summer with added tornado threat

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (9501)’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant faces its second typhoon season since the March 11 disaster last year, raising the risk of further radiation leaks if storms thrash exposed pools of uranium fuel rods or tanks holding contaminated water.  More »