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Spring Break!!!

Academia - you can't beat it. The pay's not great, but the holidays and vacations are the best!

I love the students in my energy trading classes - they're lots of fun and really smart. But, I'm thrilled to have spring break to catch up on my business and life!

Happy Spring Break!

Robert Johnson at Davos: "Super Rich Prepping for Economic Collapse"

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Feds Urge Banks to Call Cops on Customers Who Withdraw $5,000 or More

The Justice Department is ordering bank employees to consider calling the cops on customers who withdraw $5,000 dollars or more.

This is how the Wall Street Journal explained it:

 
 

The U.S. Justice Department’s criminal head said banks may need to go beyond filing suspicious activity reports when they encounter a risky customer.

 

“The vast majority of financial institutions file suspicious activity reports when they suspect that an account is connected to nefarious activity,” said assistant attorney general Leslie Caldwell in a Monday speech, according to prepared remarks. “But, in appropriate cases, we encourage those institutions to consider whether to take more action: specifically, to alert law enforcement authorities about the problem.”

 

A tip-off from a bank about a suspicious customer could lead law enforcement to seize funds or start an investigation, Ms. Caldwell said.

Please read more here and here.

A tip-off from a bank about a suspicious customer could lead law enforcement to seize funds or start an investigation, Ms. Caldwell said.
A tip-off from a bank about a suspicious customer could lead law enforcement to seize funds or start an investigation, Ms. Caldwell said.

Stevie Wonder in New Orleans (3/24/15)

 

Superstition / You've Got It Bad Girl - cover art

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China-Led Infrastructure Bank Sparks Obama Administration's Outrage

The Asian Tigers roar again!

Please read more here and here.

John Urschel: NFL Pro Footballer & Math Scholar

John Urschel, an offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens, recently co-authored a paper in the Journal of Computational Mathematics.  It is titled "A Cascadic Multigrid Algorithm for Computing the Fiedler Vector of Graph Laplacians".

Please learn more about Mr. Urschel in Bloomberg.

Oil, Gas, & Energy Jobs Fair

 

 

Please learn more about this RIGZONE jobs fair in Lake Charles, Louisiana on March 24, 2016.

Elton John Will Perform at the 2015 New Orleans Jazz Fest

Please see more on the New Orleans Jazz Fest here and here.

Forbes Itemizes the Oil Bust: ~75,000 Layoffs and Counting

Please see more here and here.

Michael Jackson: "You Are Not Alone" (Munich, 1997)

One of my favorite Michael Jackson songs. Also, I like this video more than the original promotional video.  While watching it I thought the fan was going to choke him to death. I kept thinking, stop choking the man and let him sing. LOL!

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