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  • Canada tries turning up the heat on Obama to approve Keystone [View news story]
    if you can't see how having a readily available source of oil coming from a source that is not going to turn the taps off and refined product sitting in Texas that could easily be redirected from what ever market it is going to to stay in the USA, then all I got to say to you is Duuuuu!!!###%%%!!. Besides - A lot of the refined product would stay in America and support American jobs anyway.
    Jun 17 02:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Canada tries turning up the heat on Obama to approve Keystone [View news story]
    If you really want to see sources of air born mercury look no further than coal burning power plants as everything else pales when compared to those.
    Jun 17 02:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Canada tries turning up the heat on Obama to approve Keystone [View news story]
    He is a fear mongering green so I would not be expecting anything of any substance . ;-)
    Jun 17 02:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Vat taxes have actually become job killers in many countries because of the high rate it can get to (20 plus percent in some places). So not sure if this is a good idea as it increases smuggling and drives the economy underground.

    Jun 11 12:18 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vale Hit Hardest By Global Iron Ore Glut [View article]
    The bigger question is how are these bigger players going to deal with the current situation? Rio Tinto has production costs of around $20/ ton and so have lots of room. BHP and Vale are higher than Tinto but quite a bit lower than the current price. A lot of the other players are not so lucky with costs ranging from $80/ ton and higher. So will the big three keep expanding deliveries knowing that it will be others that suffer most of the damage of lower prices or will they pull in on deliveries choosing to shore up margins?? This coupled with world demand are the real questions that need to be answered when looking at investment in this industry. JMO ;-)
    Jun 10 09:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: Engineer heads to roll at GM, top execs cleared by probe [View news story]
    If you do not know what is going on when you have been put in charge, at minimal what you have is incompetence which means that the axe needs to swing higher up!!!!
    Jun 5 09:54 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. imposes new conditions on Keystone XL after pipeline defects found [View news story]
    Just another red hearing by the Obama administration. These defects are tested for and repaired before the pipeline is put into service. Same as for any other construction project.
    May 27 12:11 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bloomberg: Encana CEO surprises with makeover in one year [View news story]
    ECA is a technology leader when it comes to drilling and has also had good results at lowering costs of drilling. They are a very asset rich company and so Settles has a lot to work with - he has just started and so it is still early in the game with a lot of up side potential. . JMO and long ECA
    May 21 09:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    And the big looser in the Russia China deal = Europe.
    May 21 09:45 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Encana: Q1 profit +192%, realized gas prices surge [View news story]
    Encana had very good results and its direction bodes well for the future. The stock was initially up over a dollar and is now up only 35 cents. looks like the market is in sell on news mode.
    May 13 01:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Deeper Problems Than Data Breach For Target [View article]
    One stop shopping - that had to be a sick joke or just showed extreme ignorance of the competition that exists in Canada on his part. Their are 10 other competitors from Walmart to Costco that are way closer to one stop shopping that Targets is. Get rid of the guy and his team and hire a Walmart Canada exec. and team and they may actually learn something.
    May 9 03:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Deeper Problems Than Data Breach For Target [View article]
    In Canada Targets just do not get it!! They have a grocery section that does not have fresh produce an meat which makes it a non starter for most Canadians and is why it is always empty. A lot of Canadians also are familiar with Targets U.S. merchandise and prices and yet these are not available in Canada which again makes Targets a non starter for a lot of Canadians. As 80% of the Canadian market is within 100 miles of the US boarder, I do not know why they can not stock the same products and supply stores out of common distribution centers or networks.
    Targets in Canada has not differentiated its self from the competition, is short on products and has higher prices so things do not look to good.
    May 9 03:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Prospects for Senate vote on Keystone XL fade over amendments fight [View news story]
    It was nothing but a sham anyway! Just Dem's looking to shore up their mid term chances.
    May 8 09:02 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • TransCanada edges lower, Canada won't go with NAFTA challenge on Keystone [View news story]
    Not going with Nafta Challenge yet but they could change their minds anytime. Its called Punting - they learned it from Obama. ;-)
    May 2 03:44 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Encana aims to raise up to C$861M from PrairieSky spinoff [View news story]
    This is on the high end of what was initially estimated and should bode well for the shares even though the stock is down today. Suttles has the opportunity to turn ECA into a real cash cow and it seams that he is working on making that happen. JMO
    May 1 03:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment