Everything You Need to Know

About the 2012 Republican Party candidates:

CFRB compares the candidates’ plans to a “realistic” baseline that assumes the Bush tax cuts are made permanent and the automatic sequesters required by the Budget Control Act of 2011 are waived, among other things. Relative to that extremely pessimistic baseline, Santorum and Gingrich still want huge increases . . . → Read More: Everything You Need to Know

Behind Curtain Number 2...

Sometimes it is worth looking back at old posts. Actually a reader reminded me recently that there still are ‘deals’ being shopped to consumers for locking in long term natural gas prices.   Reminds me that a year and a half ago I posted this letter I received myself.

Was it a good deal?  Even . . . → Read More: Behind Curtain Number 2…

Biofuels Carry Upside for Early Investors: Jim Lane

The biofuel sector, already an $80 billion a year industry, is still in its infancy. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, Biofuels Digest Publisher Jim Lane discusses the exponential growth slated for this once-obscure energy source, and how its market resembles the traditional oil and gas industry in many ways. While . . . → Read More: Biofuels Carry Upside for Early Investors: Jim Lane

Economic Events on February 28, 2012

At 7:45 AM Eastern time, the weekly ICSC-Goldman Store Sales report will be released, giving an update on the health of the consumer through this analysis of retail sales.

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the Durable Goods Orders report for January will be released. The consensus is that there was a decrease of 0.7% . . . → Read More: Economic Events on February 28, 2012