Local Finance Experts Weigh in on JPMorgan Chase Loss

BY SARA GILBERT Ever since JPMorgan Chase’s announcement on Thursday, May 10 that it lost several billions of dollars on derivatives, there has been concern about what that might mean for the rest of us: for stockholders, for taxpayers, for the economy and for the government. Local asset managers have found themselves faced with questions […]

Rock and Roll’s Best Honored

BY HEATHER HACKNEY This year HBO aired the induction ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Thank god it was them and not network television as Billy Joe of Greenday let the F-Bomb slip more times the Keebler has cookies. This ceremony fell on the heels of inductees “The Beastie Boys” losing a […]

Titanic: Reconnecting a Century Later

BY DIANA BIERMAN Never let go It’s been 100 years since the RMS Titanic sank in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. It was on the fourth day of the Titanic’s maiden voyage from Southampton England to New York City when tragedy struck. On April 14, 1912, at 11:40 p.m., the starboard side of […]


Press Release from Houston, Texas METRO System and the TSA Friday, April 13 was a pilot day for heavy surveillance of bus riders in the Houston METRO system. According to the TSA, such measures can be expected randomly, any day of the year. The move to “monitor and curtail crime on buses and trains” is […]

George Zimmerman Charged with Second Degree Murder

George Zimmerman Charged with Second Degree Murder

The Florida special prosecutor investigating the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, announced this evening that the shooter, George Zimmerman, will be charged with second degree murder. Zimmerman claims he acted in self defense when he shot an unarmed Martin in February at a gated community in Flordia. Zimmerman faces up to life in prison if he is found guilty.