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Russia’s East Central Europe Natural Gas Domination Unchallenged by LNG Long-Term Alternatives

| Morris Beschloss | Comments
A glaring front page presentation, posted on the cover of a weekly financial news magazine recently, would have the reader believe that billions of natural gas BTU’s from U.S. terminals are just aro ...Read more

SNL Energy: Largest US Coal Producers Dramatically Cut Costs in 2013

| Morris Beschloss | Comments
In 2012, facing an unprecedented downturn in Central Appalachia thermal coal demand, Arch Coal Inc. took the dramatic step of shuttering three mining complexes, curtailing production at other operatio ...Read more

Interest Rates Maintain Moderation Despite Federal Reserve’s Tapering Pullback

| Morris Beschloss | Comments
With the Federal Reserve Board’s changing of the guard from Chairman Ben Bernanke to Janet Yellen, her immediate message pronounced tapering cutback, likely ending this year, with rising fed funds r ...Read more

Individual, Small Business Tax Shelters Provide Offset to Federal Stealth Tax Growth

| Morris Beschloss | Comments
As individual taxpayers and several hundred thousand small independent businesses brace for the impact of stealth taxes charged against them to offset the cost of Obamacare, and other misspent federal ...Read more

Is the 2000-01 Dot.com Bubble Ready for an Unpleasant Replay?

| Morris Beschloss | Comments
With Silicon Valley revving up for a new round of initial public offerings this spring, on top of NASDAQ’s 38% surge in 2013, the specter of a new “dot.com” bubble possibility is starting to eme ...Read more

Is Russia or China America’s Most Dangerous Geopolitical Adversary?

| Morris Beschloss | Comments
With the military/cultural/economic upheaval between Russian and Ukraine capping the media headlines throughout early March, the rehash of Presidential contender Mitt Romney’s warnings of Russia’s ...Read more

Is Chicago in Danger of Following Detroit’s Financial Debacle?

| Morris Beschloss | Comments
Chicago, long and pridefully considered the nation’s Second City (after New York), is facing dark days ahead. Acknowledged for the past century as most representative of America’s Midwest outstand ...Read more

California’s Early 2014 Construction Activities Get Off to Mixed Start

| Morris Beschloss | Comments
America’s Golden State, California, lately tarnished by the downturn in economic growth of its nation-leading 38 million population, is off to a mixed start in its vital construction sector. With a ...Read more

Crude Oil Inventories at Cushing, OK Storage Down 32% Over Early 2014 Period

| Morris Beschloss | Comments
A current U.S. Energy Information Administration report, late in March, indicated a massive decline at the nation’s major oil inventory hub, plagued by over-inventoried conditions for years. The rep ...Read more

NATO’s Military Disintegration Poses Empty Anti-Putin Threats

| Morris Beschloss | Comments
Although the threat of economic sanctions against Russia re-taking the Crimea are themselves relatively impotent, the military muscle to back them up is practically non-existent. It’s no accident of ...Read more

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