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Do You Have an Emergency Fund?

In last week's CI CyberNews CyberPoll, we asked readers if they have emergency savings. Do you have a personal emergency fund?


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Unpaid Internships

In last week's CI CyberNews CyberPoll, we asked readers about unpaid internships. Have you ever done one?


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Latvia in the Eurozone

In last week's CI CyberNews CyberPoll, we asked readers if it is a smart move for Latvia to join the eurozone.


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Revising TSCA?

Two U.S. Senators recently announced a bipartisan agreement to modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Do you believe a revised TSCA would benefit the chemicals industry?


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#CITop10

Is Your Company in the Top 10?

I’m so excited to announce that the editorial team is in the process of compiling an exclusive listing of the CI Top 10 Advanced Ceramic Manufacturers.
This new feature will be published in our September issue.
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Big Business Taxes

Do big businesses pay enough in taxes?


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IP in Depth: Recent Patent Activity

Companies that are assignees of larger numbers of issued patents tend to own a larger percentage of published applications.

In the last 12 months, nearly 95 companies have taken out advertisements in Ceramic Industry. A search on these companies as assignees on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) website (www.uspto.gov) reveals that only about 40% own issued U.S. patents and/or published U.S. patent applications.


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Inside CI: Broadened Horizons

The ceramic industry involves much more than tableware or brick.

I shake my head and chuckle to myself every time a new acquaintance assumes the ceramic industry involves only brick or tableware. And don’t get me started on the folks who ask, “So how’s the pottery business?”


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2013 Household Spending

Many Americans plan to cut household spending this year to make up for income lost from the payroll tax hike. In last week's CI CyberNews CyberPoll, we asked readers if they plan to reduce their household spending in 2013.


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Is the Affordable Care Act Really Affordable?

The Affordable Care Act has generated a lot of controversy, and it no doubt will continue to do so.
How will the Affordable Care Act impact your business?
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