Government, government, everywhere you look

Local government wonks should not miss the NY Times magazine’s ominous look at the fiscal crisis going on in governments across the nation: Broke Town, USA.

There is an obligatory mention of pseudo-bankrupt Harrisburg in there, but the more explicit talk over what the continuing Chapter 9 bankruptcy of Vallejo, California means.  The scary . . . → Read More: Government, Government, Everywhere You Look

Kevin Shaw: Horizontal Drilling an Oil & Gas Game-Changer

Over the last decade, more and more North American onshore oil and gas (O&G) production has come from past-producing deposits and shale. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, Wellington West Capital Oil and Gas Analyst Kevin Shaw talks about the technology behind this shift and how it’s affecting sector plays domestically. He . . . → Read More: Kevin Shaw: Horizontal Drilling an Oil and Gas Game-Changer

Economic Events on March 9, 2011

The Mortgage Bankers’ Association purchase index was released at 7:00 AM EST, and there was a week to week increase of 12.5% in the Purchase Index and a week to week increase of 17.2% in the Refinance Index.

At 10:00 AM EST, the Wholesale Trade report will be released for January, showing inventory levels . . . → Read More: Economic Events on March 9, 2011