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  • Despite climate threat, U.S. coal finds willing home elsewhere [View news story]
    In 1948, when he was nineteen, Strong was hired as a trainee by a leading brokerage firm, James Richardson & Sons, Limited of Winnipeg where he took an interest in the oil business winning a transfer as an oil specialist to Richardson's office in Calgary, Alberta. There he made the acquaintance of one of the most successful leaders of the oil industry, Jack Gallagher who hired him as his assistant. At Gallagher's Dome Petroleum, Strong occupied several key roles including vice president of finance, leaving the firm in 1956 and setting up his own firm, M.F. Strong Management, assisting investors in locating opportunities in the Alberta oil patch.[7]

    So he started off as an oil man.
    May 20, 2014. 01:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jobless Claims at 297K [View news story]
    Yet those we entrust to educate our children are among the lowest paid.
    May 16, 2014. 08:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jobless Claims at 297K [View news story]
    The average entry level is $33,227.

    http://bit.ly/RHSM3E

    Only social workers and journalists start off with less.
    May 16, 2014. 07:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jobless Claims at 297K [View news story]
    $30,000 a year? And you want the best?

    My kids took the same calculus in high school that I had in college. Trust me, kids learn to read and write. Yes, parts of our system are broken. An acquaintance is a 1st grade teacher in a local city school. He has 35 kids - some who act up and disrupt the class (one threw a chair at him). He does his best. Here in Ohio our income taxes have been lowered, but so has money to the school system. Sometimes you do get what you pay for.
    May 15, 2014. 11:20 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jobless Claims at 297K [View news story]
    Worst education system and lack of work ethics? I think not. We work more hours per week than any other western nation - take fewer vacation days - have a higher productivity rate - and our education system is not dreadful. It is in certain areas, of course, but I had two ids go through the public school system and both are doing remarkably well.

    I do not blame teachers and educators for pitfalls in education - I blame parents who do not step on their kids at home and make sure they are doing the work required outside of class.
    May 15, 2014. 10:39 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Weighing The Week Ahead: Time To Worry About 'Divergences'? [View article]
    Agreed. At one point in the 80's, refinancing at 8% seemed like a deal.
    May 11, 2014. 08:57 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Despite climate threat, U.S. coal finds willing home elsewhere [View news story]
    I do agree with your statements. No sense in very small, incremental changes that whose costs will cause unintended consequences.
    May 6, 2014. 02:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Despite climate threat, U.S. coal finds willing home elsewhere [View news story]
    Unfortunately, yes. Right now it is cheaper for power plants to covert to burning natural gas then retrofitting old plants to burn coal cleanly. I do not think the US wants to go back to the bad old days before the Nixon administration when the air and water were heavily polluted.
    May 6, 2014. 01:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Despite climate threat, U.S. coal finds willing home elsewhere [View news story]
    China is drowning in its own pollution.
    May 6, 2014. 11:27 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Blowout jobs number [View news story]
    They predicted 6 million. 30% are young and healthy - not enough IMHO.
    May 2, 2014. 01:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Blowout jobs number [View news story]
    Very good numbers. One caveat, many have dropped out of the workforce. Wannabee retirees who's portfolios have revived and have affordable (or, at least, any) healthcare coverage in hand. Just positive thoughts.
    May 2, 2014. 09:48 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Challenger Job-Cut Report +17% to 40,298 [View news story]
    Report headline:


    EMPLOYERS ANNOUNCE 40,298 JOB CUTS; 2014 PACE STILL LOWEST SINCE 1997


    - See more at: http://bit.ly/1fvYFw8
    May 1, 2014. 07:33 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Weighing The Week Ahead: Time To 'Sell In May'? [View article]
    I certainly am not selling everything in May and then trying to guess when to get back into the game!
    Apr 27, 2014. 12:38 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New Home Sales at 384K [View news story]
    Thanks! Let's see if this is a trend or not.
    Apr 23, 2014. 05:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New Home Sales at 384K [View news story]
    Thanks. New homes only?
    Apr 23, 2014. 02:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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