Anadarko Petroleum lays off 1,000 amid energy industry concerns

It was probably only a matter of time until big job cuts were made in the Houston-area workforce. Anadarko Petroleum Corp. is shedding 17 percent of its workforce, due to the ongoing woes in the energy industry. At the beginning of the month, 1,000 wor…

Houston housing market: gentle slide or big thump?

Taken together, Houston-area’s housing indicators give analysts pause. Even though the Texas of the last boom-and-bust energy cycle is more economically diversified, signs of trouble increase every day in the housing market …

Houston sales market hits expected decline

Recent data indicates Houston homes sales activity will decline in December for the third straight month. According to the Houston Association of Realtors, pending single-family homes sales at the end of November totaled 5,617, a 6.3 percent drop from …