09/15/2009: "What's up with Nickel?"
Here's some interesting Nickel graphs from metalprices.com. I think these add a bit of perspective to the current situation (check up to date news at google news). The strike (between the USW and Vale Inco) started on July 13th, and is in its 10th week. You will notice that prices are about where they were 5 years ago, but inventories are at all time highs.