Warren Buffett’s BNSF Railway Co. and Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. face a June 27 deadline to say how they will clear a backlog of grain shipments that has some farmers fuming over rotting wheat and late deliveries.
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board ordered the railroads to outline by then how they will deal with service disruptions, including a timeline for doing so, and to subsequently provide weekly updates about their progress.
By Zacks Investment Research:
With decent levels of growth both in the U.S. and abroad, many cyclical sectors have rebounded quite strongly in 2013, with transports leading the way in this regard. This shouldn’t be too surprising to many investors, as this important market segment has a history of leading stocks out of sluggish market environments, and this recent rally has been no different.
Growth prospects for smaller oil- sands producers including BlackPearl Resources Inc. and Southern Pacific Resource Corp. are fading as political wrangling over the Keystone XL pipeline and rising U.S. supply slow deals in the Canadian energy industry.
Canadian exports of crude oil by rail rose 83 percent in the last quarter of 2013 from the same period a year earlier, Canada’s National Energy board said on Monday.
With oil sands producers scrambling to find alternatives for congested pipelines, crude-by-rail exports jumped to 146,047 barrels per day in the final quarter, from 79,763 bpd in the same period of 2012.
Proof there is no rebalancing in Europe is easy to find. For example, El Pais reports Spanish Debt Grows by €146 Billion.
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By Streetwise Blog:
By Tim Kiladze
It’s one thing for an activist shareholder to buy a stake in a company, giving the shares an initial bump, and another to actually implement real changes to enhance shareholder value.