Commentary: Federal Government Raises The Spending Cap On Budget Deficit, Part 2, Final

As was mentioned in Part 1, our national debt is growing and the government keeps raising the debt ceiling.  There are plenty of large corporations enjoying all this extra spending; but where is the money ending up?  I am not seeing the benefits of deficit spending in the quality of highways, nor public utility rates,…

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Press Release: FTC Issues Modified Final Order Imposing Conditions on Merger of International Industrial Gas Suppliers Praxair, Inc. and Linde AG

The Commission also approves applications for sale of assets to Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc., and to Messer Group GmbH and CVC Capital Partners February 28, 2019 Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a modified final order requiring industrial gas suppliers Praxair, Inc. and Linde AG to sell assets in nine industrial…

Video: The NECA/IBEW Powering America Team Positively Affects the Affordable Housing Crisis in Portland, OR

Powering America is a collaboration between the National Electrical Contractors Association and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.  Their aim is to guarantee the delivery of the specialized union labor that is need for big electrical construction projects.  I had a chance to speak with these folks at the recent Wind Power Conference in Houston.…

Video: Using Nuclear Weapons As The “Tie Breaker”

This is a video that caught my eye in light of our current budget deficit.  Internationally, everyone agrees that nuclear weapons are immoral because they are weapons of mass destruction.  Thus, the possibility of anyone ever "pushing the button" again is highly unlikely.  Yet, poverty, mental illness, drug addiction, and homeless continue to be a…

Press Release From Houston Trial Lawyers McDowell Hetherington: Seventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Energy Class Action

Chicago, IL (July 26, 2019) – The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a unanimous opinion affirming dismissal of a class action brought against MH client Direct Energy on behalf of its Illinois variable-rate electricity customers. The Seventh Circuit agreed with the District Court that the plaintiff failed to plead any…

Press Release: New Service Launched by Skipping Stone and Scoville Risk Partners – Software for Energy Asset Performance

This is a company I met earlier this year at the Energy Marketing Conference in Houston. June 11, 2019 – Skipping Stone, a global energy markets consulting and technology services firm, and Scoville Risk Partners, specializing in valuation, risk management and portfolio analytics in the energy and commodities sectors, announce a new U.S. generation asset…