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Divide and Conquer

Divide and Conquer

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted August 26, 2005
There’s an old political maxim that says: “When your opponent is self-destructing, get out of his way.”

Little Silver, Big Money

Little Silver, Big Money

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted August 23, 2005
Jeff Siegel and Luke Burgess discuss platinum prices and other commodities.

Oil and Gas Prices

Oil and Gas Prices

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted August 22, 2005
I flew to Chicago over the weekend for a bachelor party. And while I’d love to give you all the dirty details of Saturday night’s exploits, I’m afraid that the information could “get into the wrong hands,” if you know what I mean.

China and Russia: BFF (Best Friends Forever)

China and Russia: BFF (Best Friends Forever)

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted August 18, 2005
China and Russia have launched a cooperative eight-day war exercise called “Peace Mission 2005.” Hold on just a minute. It’s a war exercise called “Peace Mission”? That’s makes as much sense as a Gloria Steinman wing at the Bunny Ranch.

Green Hotels = Big bucks for LOHAS

Green Hotels = Big bucks for LOHAS

Written by Jeff Siegel
Posted August 18, 2005
I was first introduced to the world of sustainable travel back in 1997 while on a weekend trip to the Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts.

Where Can You Buy Gas for 12 cents/Gallon?

Where Can You Buy Gas for 12 cents/Gallon?

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted August 16, 2005
For the second day in a row COMEX September copper rose to an all time high this morning touching $1.738 per pound.

The Humpty Dumpty Effect

The Humpty Dumpty Effect

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted August 15, 2005
Poor old Humpty was just relaxing, taking it easy on a wall one day. Maybe he was enjoying a smoke. Maybe he was checking out the lady eggs. Then all of a sudden… WHAM!! The poor schmuck falls off the wall and busts into a million pieces. No one can put him back together again. A sad story really.

Dear Iran... We're Coming for a Visit

Dear Iran... We're Coming for a Visit

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted August 12, 2005
Today crude-oil prices flew by its recent highs, past $65 and past $66, touching an all time high of $67.10 per barrel.

Conveniently Organic

Conveniently Organic

Written by Jeff Siegel
Posted August 10, 2005
Last weekend I took a trip to Ithaca, NY to visit some friends. The drive from Baltimore is roughly five and a half hours. So that equates to at least one bathroom break and fill-up each way. (Now stay with me, because it’s the bathroom breaks and fill-ups that maintain the importance of this story.)

Gold Miners Strike

Gold Miners Strike

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted August 9, 2005
Over 100,000 South African gold miners stayed home Yesterday to protest against the region’s mining industry. This is the country’s first industry-wide strike in 18 years.

Water: The New Bling

Water: The New Bling

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted August 9, 2005
Southwest Water Company shares were up over $0.70 by lunchtime today just under the company’s 52-wk high.

Crude Awakening

Crude Awakening

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted August 8, 2005
I have a morning routine. When I walk into the office I grab a cup of joe, turn on my PC, check my email and then check oil prices.