I attended my first virtual trade show today, and it was definitely an interesting experience. I didn’t know exactly what to expect, but I was hopeful and looking forward to having access to useful and interesting information without having to leave the office.
According to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute, the U.S. glass industry lost almost 30% of its workforce from 2001-2008, while glass production in China increased by 67% beginning in 2003.
In a huge surprise, the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Barack Obama. The Norwegian Nobel Committee cited “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”
Of the total respondents, the majority (73.7%) believe that interest rates are artificially low. A smaller majority (57.9%) think that the zero interest rate will lead to inflation, and the same number (57.9%) believe that it’s time for the Fed to boost the rate.
Last week’s CI CyberNews CyberPoll focused on President Obama’s decision to add tariffs for some Chinese tire imports over the next three years. Participants’ opinions were split evenly at 50% for and 50% against the idea.