Coeur d`Alene Mines Corporation (NYSE:CDE) announced its best fourth quarter in the Company�s history, leading to record quarterly and full-year performance. Fourth Quarter Highlights are as: 75% increase in metal sales to record $208 million.186% increase in operating cash flow to record $99.4 million. Adjusted earnings of $49.9 million, or $0.56 per share.12% increase in total silver production and 28% increase in total gold production. 28% drop in total capital expenditures to $26.5 million. Cash & equivalents doubled from prior quarter-end to over $66 million.
Coeur d�Alene Mines Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the operation, ownership, exploration, development, and mining of silver and gold properties in South America, Mexico, the United States, and Australia.
The access to affordable healthcare in the United States is an entitlement, any perquisite or a fantasy, based on a seemingly arbitrary matrix of things. Government insurance plans are available for the elderly, particularly for the permanently disabled, those that have failing kidneys, the actual impoverished and children from low-income families. But how poor do you have to be to meet the requirements varies from state to state as well as from year to year. Workforce at most large businesses and many small versions can take advantage of class insurance plans negotiated by way of their employers.
The cost of health insurance depends on your age, the condition of your body (how healthy or unhealthy you are), where in the country you reside, your money earned, and what kind of job you have.
The need for affordable healthcare alternatives has never been more important!
National Health Partners, Inc. (OTCBB:NHPR.OB), a national healthcare membership organization, creates, markets, and sells membership programs to underserved markets in the healthcare industry in the United States. Its programs provide an alternative to individuals who seek to reduce their healthcare costs not covered by insurance, or who are unable to obtain healthcare insurance due to their medical history, age, or occupation.
National Health Partners, through its CARExpress membership programs, offers CARExpress health discount programs and CARExpress Plus membership programs. National Health Partners CARExpress health discount programs cover various aspects of healthcare, including physicians, hospitals, ancillary services, dentists, prescription drugs, vision care, hearing aids, chiropractic services, alternative care, 24-hour nurseline, medical supplies, and equipment, as well as long-term care facilities, which include skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, respite care, and home health care. These programs include comprehensive care, supplemental care, preferred, dental and vision care, prescription and vision care, and tiered pharmacy discount programs.
National Health Partners CARExpress Plus membership programs offer CARExpress Plus Platinum, CARExpress Plus Gold, and CARExpress Plus Silver programs that provide members point of service discount on their healthcare expenses at the time of service. It markets its membership programs directly to individual consumers through direct sales force, television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and the Internet, as well as through Web site at carexpresshealth.com; and indirectly through brokers and agents, small businesses and trade associations, unions and associations, and marketing companies.
Gold is the most malleable and ductile of all metals; a single gram can be beaten into a sheet of 1 square meter, or an ounce into 300 square feet. Gold leaf can be beaten thin enough to become translucent. The transmitted light appears greenish blue, because gold strongly reflects yellow and red. Such semi-transparent sheets also strongly reflect infrared light, making them useful as infrared (radiant heat) shields in visors of heat-resistant suits, and in sun-visors for spacesuits.
Because gold is highly valued and in very limited supply it has long been used as a medium of exchange or money. The first known use of gold in transactions dates back about 6000 years. Early transactions were done using pieces of gold or pieces of silver. The rarity, usefulness and desirability of gold make it a substance of long term value. Gold works well for this purpose because it has a high value, is durable, portable and easily divisible.
Orofino Gold Corp. (ORFG.PK) reported the relocation of its head office to Medellin, Colombia, as of March 1, 2011
Directing Orofino�s new office and managing all the company�s primary affairs from the Medellin headquarters will be ORFG�s President and CEO, Mr. Ary F. Pernett Marquez. This new, Colombia-based location is intended to better enable Orofino to engage Colombian nationals in its Sustainable Development Plan.
The company�s office in Dalian China will be downsized but will continue to act as an advisory office for finance and marketing in China.
Orofino Gold’s strategy to become a recognized player in the Colombia mining sector began with the acquisition of the La Azul/La Estrella property in the Senderos de Oro region of Colombia, a Northern extension of South America�s highly mineralized Andes Mountain Range. Development of this property has included acquisition of concessions for the surrounding lands, including adding the San Carlos and Culo Alzado properties, detailed analysis of historic geological and cultural records of the area, and regular mineral analysis of newly obtained resource samples. In addition, ORFG has acquired a database comprised of exploration and mining results from previous operators who left as a result of pre-21st century regional civil and economic instability.
Walter Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WLT) announced that it would name Western Coal’s Chief Executive Officer, Keith Calder, 49, chief executive officer of Walter Energy, effective upon the closing of the acquisition of Western Coal by Walter Energy, which is expected to be completed April 1, 2011. Calder would succeed Walter Energy Interim CEO Joe Leonard. Leonard will continue as interim CEO through the closing and will continue to serve as a member of the Walter Energy Board of Directors.
Walter Energy, Inc. produces and exports metallurgical coal for the steel industry primarily in the United States. The company also produces steam coal, coal bed methane gas, metallurgical coke, and other related products. It principally serves electric utility and industrial customers.
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) earned a place as one of the top 10 most socially responsible companies in the world on Fortune’s 2011 list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies.” The company, whose principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company and NextEra Energy Resources, was also named No. 1 overall among electric and gas utilities for the fifth consecutive year. Southern Co. tied NextEra Energy for the top spot in the industry.
NextEra Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electric energy in the United States and Canada. The company, through its subsidiary, NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, involves in the generation of renewable energy from the wind and sun in North America.