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  • US Steel, Nucor downgraded at Wells Fargo [View news story]
    Looks like Wells Fargo is looking to buy some steel stocks...
    Nov 22, 2013. 12:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • EPA's new carbon rules hurt coal, could accelerate shift to natural gas [View news story]
    Indonesia and China are building plants to "lose money"?????
    Sep 27, 2013. 05:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • EPA's new carbon rules hurt coal, could accelerate shift to natural gas [View news story]
    News....CE claims on Wikipedia that they can produce ethanol from any hydrocarbon (including coal) for $1.50 to $1.70 per gallon. Seems economical to some folks. Celanese is building plants in Indonesia, China and Texas...using their TCX (?) technology. Under current Federal law, gasoline additive ethanol MUST be made from corn...hmmm. Whether its graft/corruption or just plain 'stupid', the shame of living under the Dumb & Dumber ruling class (ie lawyers, bankers, union thugs...) requires mental separation from our politics...
    Sep 25, 2013. 01:31 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AK Steel slumps nearly 10% in early trade following weak guidance [View news story]
    Nucorp Steel is our largest producer, and it is all modern mini-mills with electric furnaces using scrap iron for its raw material. They are non-union and have excellent labor relations. Other than in hydro-electric power generation, China is not normally a technology leader in anything. I do agree that Chinese demand will not yield sales in this country, as they still centrally control and support their steel industry.
    Sep 24, 2013. 12:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • EPA's new carbon rules hurt coal, could accelerate shift to natural gas [View news story]
    Wouldn't it be great if coal could be converted into ethanol (liquid)? That would help with shipping via pipelines, corn crop usage for food instead of fuel, jobs for coal miners and chemical plant operators, energy self sufficiency (Middle East - &*&^% Off), air pollution (liquids are cleaner burning than solids, gases are best) and I'm sure many other factors I haven't thought of. It can, Google it, and be amazed at how stupidly run this country is. Oh the shame....
    Sep 24, 2013. 12:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Nucor Corporation declares $0.3675 dividend [View news story]
    This is a nice % dividend for an outstanding American success story which will eventually recover...we are afteral, living in the Steel Age. The Chinese steel companies do not compete on quality, just government subsidized quantity.
    Sep 5, 2013. 02:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford warns on impact of weak yen [View news story]
    You ARE the problem.
    Aug 30, 2013. 12:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Made But Growth Is Overseas [View article]
    Reciprocal trade restrictions....I love it! With all the malarkey about manipulated currency, the fact that Japan individually inspects US made autos for safety (approx $12,000 each) and S Korea used to audit every taxpayer that bought a foreign car is where the real barriers are. We export essentially zero cars to these nations because of the non-tariff barriers, which can be changed constantly. Asians will keep playing this game until the US does something about it - I like the reciprocal Trade Restrictions idea. That said, the US is governed by dolts and/or lawyers who still think we can be a 'service economy' without preserving any 'dirty - ewhhh' manufacturing work. And so, the transfer of wealth will continue....
    Aug 26, 2013. 10:46 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford warns on impact of weak yen [View news story]
    I share your 'depression' Mr Lakeaffect. I've watched our economy being hollowed out over decades, with our politicians (of all stripes CBroncos) aiding foreign countries in this HUGE transfer of wealth. Why do we accept Japanese cars being imported to the US, mostly - with no or a minimal tariff when Japan insists on testing every one of our cars individually for safety....costing approximately $12,000 each. We could adopt a reciprocal tariff policy which reflects every countries barriers to our own exports. But our country is run by lawyers, who have mostly sold out (aka Ron Brown) the rest of us.... A fool and his money will soon be parted.
    Aug 23, 2013. 12:17 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Understanding The EPA's RFS2, Its Future, RINs And The Ethanol Blend Wall - Part 1 [View article]
    Thanks for the reply Robert. I'm confused though, coal ethanol costs around $1.75/gallon to produce while corn ethanol is about $2.75/gal. Do you know the numbers for CTL (coal to liquids?) and GTL (gas to liquids?), or can you enlighten me (& Wikipedia) as to what they are?
    Aug 20, 2013. 10:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Understanding The EPA's RFS2, Its Future, RINs And The Ethanol Blend Wall - Part 1 [View article]
    I read that a US company (Celanese) has patented a process to produce ethanol from coal. It seems to make sense to change the regulations to 'allow' ethanol to be made from any substance, relieving the price pressures on corn and thus animal feed. This would lower meat prices, employ coal miners, and keep energy production in the US. Can you comment on why this isn't happening?
    Aug 19, 2013. 12:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Detroit In Chapter 9: A Day Of Reckoning For Investors [View article]
    Sheldon, you have missed the point entirely. Living with a few blacks is completely different than living in a black dominant neighborhood. (such as Cleveland where I grew up) Most blacks see themselves as " a people", whereas most whites see themselves as just people. I guess it is a socio-economic phemonomena, as the Japanese (Korean sex slaves), aryan Nazi's (Hitler's excesses) , Tutsi's (genocidal tribal warfare, working both ways) all saw themselves as 'a people', and then took the next step..... I detest your calling me a "race baiter', as name-calling shuts off all discussion of this important subject in the good old USA. Question, were the Jewish/black riots in NYC socio-economic, after the black man was run over by a Hasidic Jew? Or could that have been race based?
    Jul 26, 2013. 10:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Detroit In Chapter 9: A Day Of Reckoning For Investors [View article]
    Nice grammer, hahahahaha.....
    Jul 23, 2013. 11:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Detroit In Chapter 9: A Day Of Reckoning For Investors [View article]
    Can we not speak the obvious? Racial prejudice against non-blacks caused the fall of Detroit. A shining example of black American society...
    Jul 16, 2013. 10:39 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Auto sales in China are soaring, but there are some dark clouds gathering as pollution concerns cause more major cities to implement sales limits which could slow growth in the industry. The buzz: A new report out of China dramatically links pollution to reduced life expectancy. Even though burning coal is the major culprit of the dire pollution situation in China - auto emissions are also a factor. [View news story]
    Focus, TDOT...."And the CO2 emissions are about the same as well". You're wrong - and nit-picky, irrelevant screeds won't fix that.
    Jul 15, 2013. 11:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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