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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
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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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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  (,0,2696209.story). Volkswagen had its best November since 1973. Overall, imports did […]

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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 ( The Times cites a recent […]

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