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    ISIL's $800 Million Oil Business 2

    The terrorist group Islamic State in the Levant (ISIL) is generating an income of $800 million annually from oil sales, according to IHS, a leading provider of energy information and analytics. ISIL is able to generate more than $2 million a day despite the fact that the production facilities it controls are producing significantly less than before the war and the group is selling the oil at a steep discount on the black market. Much of the oil is processed in mobile refineries that can be loaded by truck....More
  • Oct 6, 2014
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    Made in the USA (by the Japanese) 1

    If you like to buy American-made cars, it's getting easier to do that and still pick up a Japanese brand....More
  • Sep 18, 2014
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    Ex-Im Bank: Hold Your Nose and Pass the Resolution

    The House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution (H.J.Res. 124) September 17 that would keep the Export-Import Bank on life support through June 30, 2015. It’s the kind of tepid action which pleases no one on either side of this contentious issue....More
  • Aug 15, 2014
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    The Overseas Sourcing Decision

    MCT isn’t just a lead-time metric of office and shop floor operations. It also includes the time needed to deliver products to a customer’s point-of-use....More
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