2008 hurricane claims put Texas home insurance companies in the red. Ouch. Hurricanes continue to affect us. I guess whoever designed the hurricane insurance plans didn't know how much risk was actually involved, or those insurance companies didn't properly prepare themselves for such a situation.
Grocery stores are doing well during the recession.
Houston is one of the world's most inventive cities. We're pretty creative people! I don't think a lot of people believe this, though.
Productivity and labor costs are up. You might expect this from a recession, as companies try to focus on efficiency to weather the rough times.
Venezuela is seizing the assets of more oil service companies. I would have ended my operations there some time ago.