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If you liked doing business in 2017, it appears that you will love doing business in 2018. Kiplinger is among those with a rosy forecast; citing data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis at the U.S. Department of Commerce, the business publisher says we can look forward to a...
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Following years of suppressed market conditions, many view 2017 as the comeback year for the U.S. oil and gas industry. In the wake of the crude oil price collapse in 2014, U.S. production for both crude and natural gas flattened, then dropped through 2016. And even though prices for...
Tech Transformation
These days, “digital transformation” is an increasingly popular phrase in the business world, and it is challenging organizations to carefully consider how to retool their strategies. Digital transformation doesn’t simply mean to digitize information or move services from manual/analog into a digital format.  Rather, digital transformations are an entirely new...
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Below, you’ll find our January/February 2018 issue of SHALE Oil & Gas Business Magazine featuring the newest CEO of the Port of Corpus Christi, Sean Strawbridge. Read the full issue below and feel free to read any of our previous magazines by going to our Magazine Issues page. https://issuu.com/shalemagazine/docs/shale_janfeb18_digital
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These are exciting times for everyone involved with the Port of Corpus Christi. On September 9, 2017, the Port of Corpus Christi agreed to terms with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on a plan to widen and deepen the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. This news became the centerpiece...
Proteus Pill
In November, the FDA announced that it had approved the first digital pill, which had been developed in a partnership between Otsuka Pharmaceuticals and Proteus Digital Health. What in the world is a digital pill, you might ask, and why is that something to get excited about? Or, is this...
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Loop Neighborhood stores set out to disrupt the conventional image of convenience stores that we are used to. The brand was created out of a desire to redefine consumer expectations after looking at the landscape of convenience stores and determining what was missing. Most stores were really only offering...
Cyber Keyboard Grenade
The Department of Homeland Security and FBI recently issued a public warning stating that sophisticated threat actors have been targeting U.S. energy and other critical infrastructure entities since May 2017. The ongoing, multiphase campaign appears to use unwitting third parties to stage the attack, and then pivot to the intended...
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New York City residents worry a lot about that urban air they breathe. Several years ago they started addressing the problem. The NYC Clean Heat program was employed in cleaning up Big Apple air and they’ve done it, thanks to fracing and the pipelines that deliver Marcellus Shale gas...
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Neoclassical economic theory, which has come to dominate public policymaking, has also oversimplified the world greatly. As a prime example, neoclassical theory reduces the factors of production to labor and capital. If you remember from Economics 101, it used to be land, labor and capital. Indeed the classical — as...