Loren Steffy is the business columnist for the Houston Chronicle. His column appears three times a week and covers a wide range of business topics (http://blogs.chron.com/lorensteffy/). He also writes a daily blog on business and financial topics. Steffy has appeared on CNBC, Fox Business, the BBC and the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Before joining the Chronicle in April 2004, Steffy was Texas bureau chief and a senior writer for Bloomberg News in Dallas for 12 years. He covered a variety of business topics in Texas and across the country, including the collapse of Enron.