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pauleckler posted to the Monsanto Company board. 1:24 PM

EPA plans new Roundup restrictions

http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/morning_call/2015/04/mons...

EPA is concerned by growing weed resistance to [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Renewable Energy board. 1:02 PM

Re: Red Rock Biofuels

Yes, Fischer Tropsch is high pressure, which makes it costly both in construction costs and in operating costs. They apparently think the microchannel technology will make the difference.

Personally I think the Celanese technology has the [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 12:49 PM

Re: Dividend Rates

The board of directors of the corporations declares a dividend, usually in $/share for the current quarter.

Dividend yield reported on various sources usually use an annualized dividend rate divided by the most recent share [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Dow Chemical Company board. 10:18 PM

Re: Dow sells chlor-alkali bus to Olin: to own

Chlor alkali and pvc are also consolidating in Europe. In 2014, Solvay and Ineos combined their businesses in a jv known as Inovyn.

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pauleckler posted to the Renewable Energy board. 10:08 PM

Red Rock Biofuels

http://cen.acs.org/articles/93/i12/Red-Rocks-Jet-Fuel-Wood.h...

C&EN is reporting that Red Rock Biofuels of Lakewood, OR will begin construction on a $200 [more]

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pauleckler posted to the 3D Printing board. 9:49 PM

High speed 3D Printers

http://cen.acs.org/articles/93/i12/Chemistry-Key-3-D-Printer...

C&EN is reporting that Joseph M. DiSimone of Univ of North Carolina has developed a high [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:34 PM

Re: OT: S&P 500 expected returns

The major problem I have with your 7.2% number is they are too easy to misunderstand and misuse. People tend to plug such numbers into mathematical formulas and treat them as gospel. When at best they are merely a guideline.

Investors with [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:37 PM

Re: OT: Structured Settlements

If a structured settlement is large enough it could conceivable be arranged to make payments in retirement and for long term care.

But the fundamental problem is who knows how needs will change over the coming years. Inflexibility for [more]

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pauleckler posted to the Railroads board. 12:28 PM

BNSF Enhances Crude Oil Rules

http://www.progressiverailroading.com/bnsf_railway/news/BNSF...?

Crude oil trains will slow to 35 mph in cities [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Value Hounds board. 12:02 AM

Re: TRN Analysis

I would not rule out pipelines long term, since fundamentally they make the most sense.

Pipelines are safer and once built potentially less costly.

But usually they connect two points. Hence, they are not nearly as flexible [more]

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pauleckler replied to the New Paradigm Investing board. 2:34 PM

Re: Fiorina To Declare Candidacy??

I suspect there are still thousands of people out there who lost their jobs under Fiorina at HP. They are probably still upset abt it.

I wonder if Fiorina could carry California?

Meg Whitman might have a better shot at it. Her [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:59 PM

Re: M* take on Kraft-Heinz

They seem to think Heinz and Kraft are iconic brands, part of our culture, and likely to be around long term.

They both must be under fire from generic and private label equivalents. The analysis implies the worst is over and the brands will [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Value Hounds board. 12:42 PM

Re: TRN Analysis

I think we recognize that coal consumption is declining for several reasons. Low natural gas prices as well as stricter environmental regs. Many power plants have years to run yet, and they are mostly served by unit trains. Requirements may be [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:29 PM

Re: OT? Helping a relative downsize

Having been through this with both a parent and an aunt, our experience was as follows--

1. First sort out what you want to move to the new location, and find homes for heirlooms, etc. Some items can easily go to children, grandchildren, [more]

Sun Mar 29

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pauleckler replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:42 PM

Re: Deadbolt broken in locked position

Consider replacing the door. Most are prehung these days. That means they cut out the who frame around the door and replace it.

If the door is that badly warped, it probably going to be a problem no matter what you do.

Also note the [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Value Hounds board. 12:43 PM

Re: TRN Analysis

the newer railcars didn't stop the oil leaks and explosions.

The "newer railcars" are the ones with head shields that are intended to reduce puncturing by the coupling from the adjacent car in a derailment.

Everyone [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 8:06 PM

Re: rare earth elements

Check out the rare earths article on Foolish Wiki--

http://wiki.fool.com/Rare_Earths

Chevron operated a rare earths mine in California for years. It was shut down due to environmental [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 2:22 PM

Re: Company 401k

Index funds, especially S&P 500 index funds, often deliver solid performance at very low cost (as measured by expense ratios).

Many managed funds have trouble doing well and most are much more costly. There are some exceptions, but if [more]

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