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  • Vale's (VALE) iron ore chief says it is losing $2-$3 per metric ton in iron ore shipping costs because of China's port ban on its Valemax ships; the miner says the ships - among the largest afloat - should be saving it $6/metric ton vs. Capesize ships. Vale faces the additional costs because the ban forces it to transfer Brazilian ore from the Valemaxes to smaller ships at floating transfer centers in Asia. [View news story]
    Why doesn't VALE take China to the WTO for dishonest and unethical protectionism??
    Dec 6 02:20 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cramer's Mad Money - What We Learned From the Goldman Hearings (4/27/10) [View article]
    To Miriam Metzinger: Regarding your article on Given Imaging [GIVN]--I really must differ with you and implore you not to spread false information to the general public. Colonoscopy is not painful and unpleasant. The only thing unpleasant about a colonoscopy is the prep--the same prep the day before that must also be done for the PillCam. Colonoscopy, when done with appropriate anesthesia--propofol--is not painful. The patient is not awake. Some insurance companies are trying to avoid paying for propofol, but one can be assured that those CEOs have never had a colonoscopy without propofol. Additionally, I would recommend that you review the clinical trials comparing a pill camera to colonoscopy which to date have shown colonoscopy to be superior in colon cancer detection. Thomas A Gillespie, MD FACC
    Apr 28 08:38 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Thursday Outlook: Commodities, Global Markets [View article]
    Best wishes and good fortune to Francie and you in this unwelcomed occurrence in your lives. Hopkins is a good choice. May she get an early and complete cure.
    TAG, MD
    May 7 11:10 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment