The Internet certainly affords individuals an unprecedented degree of information and education, as well as the need to decide how and where they get it. An ever-growing network of news sources, blogs, and social networks ring with just as many voices, but determining which to listen to for disparate arenas of our lives proves for a tall order. Certainly, Facebook is the main source for connecting with our colleagues, college friends, and other acquaintances to find out about what matters to them. Websites like the New York Times offer frequently updated stories about issues from business to arts. But what about when we’re deciding which business to patronize for a certain good or service?
Sites like Yelp, and other using similar models, without a doubt provide a wealth of feedback—but is it the type that’s useful? Does one person’s account of a particularly busy happy hour at a local restaurant, when they happened to be in a rush, really serve our purpose? What about a review of a law firm posted by someone who happened to arrive with an extremely weak case, or alternately, a frequent customer of a sporting goods supplier who sings unyielding praises of the place because his uncle owns it? These snippets can lead to a convoluted, hard to navigate environment.
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- MPLX LP: A Midstream Energy Company
Registered as a midstream energy company, MPLX LP was created as a master limited partnership by Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) in 2012. The business operates as a fee-based venture that maintains assets in a network of common carrier crude oil and product pipeline systems.
This Findlay, Ohio-based company continues to engage in the midstream energy operations and continue to focus in the transportation and storage of crude oil, hydrocarbon-based products and other refined products. 99.5% of its assets are located in the Midwest and Gulf Coast, where the large players in the oil
- Molycorp: A Global Mining Company
Greenwood Village, Colorado-based Molycorp, Inc. is registered as a mining corporation that trades publicly on the Over-the-Counter Markets. The company’s common shares are marketed using the ticker symbol MCPIQ. It manufactures rare metal and custom engineered earth products that are used in various industries.
The history of the company started with The Molybdenum Corporation of America, which purchased the Mountain Pass mining claims. The business was later on acquired, merged and then eventually got sold again to Molycorp Minerals LLC. It was in 2010 that the company assumed its current name and in
- MeadWestvaco: A Diversified Global Packaging Company
Generating more than $6.06 billion in annualized revenue, MeadWestvaco Corporation is registered as an American packaging company. It is traded publicly on the New York Stock Exchange and markets its common shares using the ticker symbol MWV.
The business has diversified its offerings and now manufactures and sells specialty paper, consumer and office products and several specialty chemicals on top of the packaging items they initially market. It is considered as one of the largest businesses in the industry it thrives in. It operates on a global scale with office locations in 30 countries. The products offered by the company