An Oil and Gas Play-by-Play: Chen Lin

Chen Lin isn’t one for doom-and-gloom prophecies, nor is he particularly interested in energy-related political squabbles. As the title suggests, the publisher of What Is Chen Buying/Selling? is first and foremost a trader, and he’s booked the profits to prove it. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, the ever practical Lin . . . → Read More: An Oil and Gas Play-by-Play: Chen Lin

The Great Allegheny County Assessment Paradox

Let’s call this the great Allegheny County assessment paradox.

Washington Plaza Downtown is being put up for sale with an asking price of $55 million.

Note that its current base year assessment: $23 million.

Its new 2012 assessment: $30 million.

I have no idea, but I bet they are appealing nonetheless. Sure, they are asking . . . → Read More: The Great Allegheny County Assessment Paradox

The Denial on Housing in Spain

I am sure many of my readers will have caught this Bloomberg piece earlier this week, but if you haven’t it is a brilliant piece of journalism by Bloomberg reporters Sharon Smyth, Neil Callanan and Dara Doyle. The story takes us to Spain and Ireland and the former’s denial with regards its housing market.

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Economic Events on May 4, 2012

The Monster Employment Index for April was released today, and the index moved up 3 points from last month to a value of 146, and is 1% higher than last April’s value.

At 8:30 AM EDT, the Employment Situation report for April will be announced, and the consensus for non-farm payrolls is an increase . . . → Read More: Economic Events on May 4, 2012