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Acquisition in the Refractories Sector Tops List

The news that “Refratechnik Group Acquires Burton GmbH” drew the most attention last week.
September 30, 2013

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


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Assessing the Housing Market

September 24, 2013

Some 291 metropolitan areas across the country now qualify as improving housing markets, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) for September. Is the housing market improving in your area? We asked readers of last week's CI CyberNews CyberPoll for their thoughts.


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Ceradyne Combat Helmet Order News Climbs List

This weekly roundup highlights the news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
September 23, 2013

 The news that Ceradyne had received a combat helmet order continued to draw attention. 


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Trade-Related Barriers

September 17, 2013

In last week's CI CyberNews, we asked readers if they think trade-related barriers are disproportionately affecting U.S. small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that export to the EU, compared to larger U.S. exporters.


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RHI Mining Rights Garner Most Interest

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

 Turkish magnesite mining and advanced ceramics were much in the news. 


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Public Transportation

September 10, 2013

We asked readers of last week's CI CyberNews whether they are concerned about the quality of public transportation in their areas.


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TAM Ceramics Takes Top Spot

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

Our community was most interested in TAM Ceramics Signs Letter of Intent with Quest Rare Minerals.


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IP in Depth: What Happens to Abandoned Patent Applications?

Roughly 85% of all new patent applications are rejected in first Office actions.
September 3, 2013

Whether the process is performed by an independent inventor or a corporate entity that regularly files U.S. patent applications, having a patent application(s) drafted, filed, and prosecuted involves a substantial investment in invention development time and costs, as well as legal expenses. An additional emotional investment is often based on the hope that pursuing and protecting the invention(s) will result in financial rewards.


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Virtual Supplier Brochures

We’ve recently added a Virtual Supplier Brochures section to our website.
September 3, 2013
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LinkedIn User Age

September 3, 2013

Last week's CI CyberNews poll focused on the minimum sign-up ages for LinkedIn users.


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