Fastenal Co’s BOD Member, Michael M. Gostomski, Retires Due To Age Restrictions

April 23rd, 2015

Fastenal CompanyIn accordance with the director age-limitation policy adopted by the board of directors of Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) in 2012, one of the Company’s directors, Michael M. Gostomski, retired from service on the board effective immediately after the Company’s annual meeting of shareholders held on April 21, 2015. Read more…

Material Events, Today's Top News

Glowpoint, Inc’s BOD, James H. Cohen, Will Not Stand For Re-election In 2015

April 23rd, 2015

Glowpoint, IncJames H. Cohen, a member of the Board of Directors of Glowpoint, Inc.(NYSEMKT:GLOW), gave notice to the Company that, due to other commitments, he does not intend to stand for re-election at the Company’s 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Read more…

Material Events

Hills Bancorporation Annual Meeting Of Shareholders 2015 Results

April 23rd, 2015

People sitting black and whiteThe Annual Meeting of Shareholders for Hills Bancorporation (OTCMKTS:HBIA) was held on April 20, 2015.

The matters listed below were submitted to a vote of the shareholders through the solicitation of proxies, and Read more…

Banking, Material Events

Wisconsin Energy Corp’s Acquisition Of Integrys Energy Group Gets Approved In Michigan

April 23rd, 2015

Power LinesAt its meeting on April 23, 2015, the Michigan Public Service Commission (“MPSC”) approved Wisconsin Energy Corp’s (NYSE:WEC) proposed acquisition of Integrys Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE:TEG), Read more…

Energy, Material Events, Mergers and Acquisitions, Stock Market, Stocks, Utilities

Oil Is Like A Coiled Spring Ready To Pop

April 23rd, 2015

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-images-earth-squeezed-fuel-pump-nozzle-drop-oil-image24088059If you have been keeping up with the news lately, you may have found yourself somewhat puzzled by headlines that seem more than a little contradictory.

Many of them seem laser-focused on the amount of oil being produced by both the U.S. and Read more…

Crude Oil, Markets, Mining / Drilling, Oil Wars, Today's Top News

Is The U.S. Food Supply Cursed?

April 23rd, 2015

Food Eating with ForkMichael Snyder:  Why are so many catastrophes hitting U.S. food production?  This week, we have learned that more than 7 million turkeys and chickens have already been killed as the result of a devastating bird flu outbreak here in the United States. Read more…

Agriculture, Consumer, Economy, News Of The Weird, Today's Top News

FDIC Plots a Bank Heist Involving YOUR Accounts

April 23rd, 2015

Bank HeistGuy Christopher:  There’s a new front opening up in the war on your wealth.  If you haven’t heard yet of the “bail-in,” you will. Even if you  have,  you need to know the latest… Read more…

Banking, Economy, Government, News Of The Weird, Today's Top News

Has The U.S. Reached “Peak Oil” At Current Price Levels?

April 22nd, 2015

Oil Price question markLeonard Brecken:  Last Wednesday night the EIA once again capitulated on the myth that rig counts don’t matter and the productivity of wells would largely offset, leaving the industry on a continuous path to higher output. The current consensus of 500,000 B/D additional growth in 2015 US production now appears very much at risk. Read more…

Crude Oil, Economy, Mining / Drilling

This Is Nuts; $5.3 Trillion Of Government Bonds Now Have Negative Yields

April 22nd, 2015

Nuts Squirrel:  The level of complacency in world financial markets is downright astounding—–even stupid.

Today there are two more signs of extreme mania——a brokerage firm calculation that there are now $5.3 trillion of government bonds trading at negative yields and Read more…

Banking, Bonds, Federal Reserve, Government, Investing, Markets, Today's Top News

Is This Where Investors Should Be Looking When Oil Recovers?

April 21st, 2015

Oil Man looking through binnocularsJames Stafford:  When oil prices recover-and plenty of analysts think the climb back up will start soon-Canada’s western frontier of Saskatchewan and neighboring Alberta will ‘still have the edge‘, according to a report from TD Economics.

Depressed oil prices may have skewed the view from Canada’s oil-producing west, but this will be one of the better places to bet on the oil rebound. Read more…

Crude Oil, Economy, Investing, Markets, Mining / Drilling, Stocks

Is the Fed Really as Independent as It Thinks It Is?

April 21st, 2015

Federal Reserve:  The Fed likes to consider itself independent from political influence to decide on monetary policy. In fact, when the Fed’s independence is threatened, they get quite defensive! Read more…

Banking, Currency, Economy, Federal Reserve, Government, Markets

Guess What Happened The Last Time Bond Yields Crashed Like This?…

April 21st, 2015

StockMarketCrash2Michael Snyder:  If a major financial crisis was approaching, we would expect to see the “smart money” getting out of stocks and pouring into government bonds that are traditionally considered to be “safe” during a crisis.  Read more…

Bonds, Economy, Government, Markets, Stocks, Today's Top News

Warren Buffet: How Valuable Is Our Economy?

April 21st, 2015

economyCharles Sizemore:  Last week, I thought back to an article that Warren Buffett wrote a few months before the great Internet bubble of the 1990s finally burst. Read more…

Economy, Investing, Markets, Stocks, Technical Trading

Is The Credibility Bubble Bursting?

April 21st, 2015

Bubble in handsJohn Rubino:  In a fiat currency system, perception is, by definition, everything. Paper money has no intrinsic value. So the people saving it and accepting it in exchange aren’t expressing faith in the money itself but in the competence and honesty — and power — of the institutions managing it. Read more…

Banking, Currency, Currency Wars, Federal Reserve, Government, Markets, Today's Top News

The War On Cash: JPMorgan Chase To Prohibit The Storage Of Cash In Safety Deposit Boxes

April 21st, 2015

Safety Deposit Box with DollarsKurt Nimmo:  Letters are apparently going out to some JPMoragnChase customers announcing that cash will be prohibited from being stored in the bank’s safety deposit boxes. Read more…

Banking, Consumer, Currency, News Of The Weird, Today's Top News

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