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January 8, 2015 9:26 am
SCOTT SMITH, Associated Press
California broke ground on its $68 billion high-speed rail system, promising to combat global warming while whisking travelers between Los Angeles and San Francisco in less than three hours. "We can afford it. In fact, we cannot NOT afford it," said Gov. Jerry Brown.
January 6, 2015 4:49 pm
Meagan Parrish, Editor,
For chemical manufacturers, 2014 was a year of upbeat economic times — but this year wasn’t without its downbeat news, as accidents, recalls and even a murder mystery were thrown into the mix. Before we wave goodbye to 2014 forever, let’s revisit’s most-clicked-on articles of the year and find out where the stories are now.
January 6, 2015 10:23 am
Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in December for the 19th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 67th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. Manufacturing expanded in December as the PMI...
January 5, 2015 11:15 am
University of Utah
When University of Utah biologists fed mice sugar in doses proportional to what many people eat, the fructose-glucose mixture found in high-fructose corn syrup was more toxic than sucrose or table sugar, reducing both the reproduction and lifespan of female rodents.
December 29, 2014 2:53 pm
Meagan Parrish, Editor,
By all indicators, manufacturing in the U.S. has been on the upswing and is expected to keep building momentum into the next year. In the world of food packaging manufacturing, how do you make sure you’re not just riding that wave of growth but also capitalizing on emerging trends?
December 29, 2014 11:07 am
JEFF AMY, Associated Press
The strange recruitment of a potential $1.2 billion aluminum mill rolls on. American Specialty Alloys had promised to announce a site and a financing plan by the end of the year. The company now plans to publicly name a site in the first three months of 2015.
December 29, 2014 9:49 am
JENNIFER McDERMOTT, Associated Press
Like he did 82 times before, Sheldon Whitehouse stood on the Senate floor and preached the dangers of climate change. In his last speech before Congress adjourned, the senator warned that 2014 is on track to be the hottest year on record.
December 29, 2014 9:59 am
Developer Richard Green had nearly everything in place to build upscale homes on the heavily polluted land next to an old electronic components plant in the mountains outside Asheville. But two years ago, the EPA named the 9 acres beneath and immediately around the former CTS Corp. factory among the nation's worst abandoned hazardous waste sites.
December 22, 2014 4:33 pm
Meagan Parrish, editor,
What trends will impact manufacturers in 2015? We've put together a Q&A for some of the industy's top experts. Here's what Cliff Waldman, director of economic studies of MAPI Foundation—a research affiliate of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation—had to say. 
December 22, 2014 2:54 pm
Meagan Parrish, Editor,
If 2014 could be summed up in one word for American chemical manufacturers, it would be—momentum. The impact of shale, growth in end-use markets, and economic recovery in countries around the globe will drive further growth in the coming years.
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