Off-shore wind power 3 (courtesy of treehugger.com)

President Obama has always been a champion of offshore wind energy, as his administration’s comprehensive National Offshore Wind Strategy demonstrates. This month, the fledgling U.S. offshore wind energy industry got a boost with the announcement that the Obama […]

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Barron’s: REIT Rumor Sends Small-Cap Casino Stocks on a Roll

Posted On December 19, 2012 | by AllenCaron
Casino (courtesy of Midwestcasinotours.com)

A recent announcement that Penn National Gaming, a mid-cap casino and racetrack operator, was going to restructure itself into a REIT (real estate investment trust) sent many other casino industry stocks much higher, according to a story […]

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Boniface A. (“Buzz”) Zaino is a portfolio manager advising several of the high-profile Royce Funds, to wit, the Royce Opportunity Fund and associated funds. By any measure a veteran of the industry, Buzz has more than 40 […]

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WanxiangAmerica 1 (courtesy of siteselection.com)

As a follow-up to our recent posts about the auction of the assets of bankrupt battery maker A123 systems, it was announced this week that Wanxiang America Corp, the U.S. arm of China-based Wanxiang Group Corp. was […]

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A123 Batteries

Many media eyes are watching the auction of bankrupt battery-maker A123 Systems, which is currently underway in Chicago. Bids were accepted starting December 6, but the auction apparently could run into next week before a buyer is announced […]

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Soaring November automobile sales were all over the news this week. Honda, Nissan, Hyundai and BMW had their best November ever, according to the Los Angeles Times  (http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-autos-auto-sales-20121204,0,2696209.story). Volkswagen had its best November since 1973. Overall, imports did […]

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stock-market 1 courtesy of buydearborn.com

With new taxes, or at least the possibility of tax changes, looming in 2013, some investment experts are predicting a surge in company stock buyback plans, according to the New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/28/business/companies-are-expected-to-increase-buybacks.html). The Times cites a recent […]

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