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  •  Coal Futures Optimistic (2+ / 0-)
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    bontemps2012, JeffW

    A recent run on the market has led to anticipation that coal futures will start at a 90 day high come Wednesday.  Rumors that a number of individuals in colorful outfits with pointy toed slippers and hats have shown up at numerous coal mines throughout the country offering to pay top dollar for the base fuel disregarding proper channels have been unconfirmed.  

    What we do know is that the raw coal reaching processing plants is dramatically down in recent days.  Also, a number of miners in West Virginia have been disciplined by their management for singing Christmas Carols during working hours when not on break.  Costco branches in Appalachia have witnessed a recent spike in sales.

    Noone is certain what the motivation for such a change in regional economic behavior might be.  There is speculation, however, that it might be related to possible tax increases and benefit cuts on the poor in trying economic times.

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    by tecampbell on Tue Dec 25, 2012 at 01:14:48 AM PST

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