1. How Investors Can Join the 3-D Printing Revolution – there are three publicly traded 3-D technology companies – 3D Systems (DDD), Stratasys (SSYS) and Proto Labs (PRLB), and all are trading at record highs. (HT: Strider Elass)
2. Eagle Ford Shale oil production up 70% in November from a year earlier, this could be bigger than the Bakken in North Dakota.
3. Food fight: Florida growers accuse Mexican farmers of “dumping” tomatoes in the US at less than the cost of production for the last 16 years. Q: How do the Mexican growers stay in business for that long if they lose money on every tomato sold in the US for more than a decade? As they say, “you can’t make that up on volume,” which is rising significantly. So Mexican growers lose money on every tomato sold in the US, and keep escalating their losses by increasing output?
4. Markets in everything: Speaking of tomatoes, here’s a new “ketchup presser,” which helps you get all of the ketchup out of a packet.
5. Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez writes that for many years, Cubans have only had access to three hours of TV per day from Cuban State TV.
6. American Chemistry Council flip-flop (edited): “After endorsing increased exports of natural gas last week, the American Chemistry Council reversed course this week, saying it had come to understand views of its member companies had
“evolved” regressed towards protectionism on the sensitive subject.”