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Readers Most Interested in Suspension of Alumina Production

This weekly roundup highlights the news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
December 16, 2013

Rio Tinto’s announcement that it would suspend production at its alumina refinery in Gove drew the most interest last week.


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Did You Shop on Thanksgiving Weekend?

December 10, 2013

In last week's CI CyberNews CyberPoll, we asked readers if they did any shopping on Thanksgiving Thursday, Black Friday or Cyber Monday.


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GE Aviation’s New Composites Facility is Top News

This weekly roundup highlights the news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
December 9, 2013

Last week, readers were most interested in the news that a GE Aviation engine components plant featuring ceramic matrix composite materials is in the works.


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Ethanol Reductions in Gasoline

December 3, 2013

In last week's CI CyberNews CyberPoll, we asked readers if the U.S. EPA's recent proposal to cut the amount of ethanol required to be blended into the nation's gasoline supply is a good idea.


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Freight Focus: How to Convert "Prepay and Add" Shipping Programs to Collect

Companies know inbound transportation is an area where extra money can be found, but they don't realize the full potential.
December 2, 2013

The part of a business where there can be a lot of low-hanging fruit is inbound transportation, particularly where vendors prepay and add freight to their invoice.


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IP in Depth: Expediting Patent Application Examinations

The USPTO developed four programs designed to speed up the examination of patent applications.
December 2, 2013

In August 2013, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reported a backlog of 591,665 patent applications waiting to be examined and an average total pendency (time from filing to end of examination) of 29.4 months.


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Inside CI: Holiday Time

The seventh annual Services Directory aims to help you find companies that can help you not only during hectic times like these, but all year long.
December 2, 2013

This time of year can be especially hectic. Between decorating, entertaining, gift buying (and wrapping!), and actually celebrating the holidays, it seems like there are never quite enough hours in the day.


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Sapphire-Engineered Armor Continues to Draw Interest

This weekly roundup highlights the news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
December 2, 2013

This weekly roundup highlights the news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.


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Bank Ratings

November 26, 2013

Moody's announced last week it downgraded its ratings on four major U.S. banks to reflect the reduced chances of a government rescue in future. Do you think this will have much of an effect on the economy?


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Sapphire- and Proppant-Related News Take Top Four Spots

This weekly roundup highlights the news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
November 25, 2013

Last week, readers continued to be interested in GT Advanced Technologies’ sapphire agreement with Apple.


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