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Editor's Blog
Susan Sutton, Editor-in-Chief, Integrated Media, discusses topics ranging from pressing industry issues and news to more general information regarding the economy, the housing crunch and more. Site visitors are encouraged to post comments, start a discussion and help build dialogue.

Survey Says!
Kelsey Seidler, Managing Editor, shares results from our weekly CI CyberNews reader polls.

Brick Under Fire?

January 28, 2010
As if the housing collapse, lending crisis and general worldwide financial malaise weren’t enough challenges for the brick industry, two news items recently came across my desk that gave me pause.
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Survey Says!

January 25, 2010
Last week’s CI CyberNews CyberPoll focused on opportunities for the growth of the ceramic market. Which segment did respondents consider to be the most promising?
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CI Mourns the Loss of Columnist Thomas Maskell

January 21, 2010
Ceramic Industry columnist Thomas Joseph Maskell, 64, of Poland, Ohio, passed away January 4 at Hospice of the Valley, Hospice House.
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Don't Miss Deco 2010

January 13, 2010
The Society of Glass and Ceramic Decorated Products (SGCDpro) will hold Deco 2010 in Nashville, Tenn., April 18-19.
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Survey Says!

January 11, 2010
In last week’s CI CyberNews CyberPoll, we asked readers if they felt that the collapse of the housing market was caused chiefly by lax regulation or the failure of the Fed’s monetary policy. What did they say, and which would you choose?
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Guest Blog: Tile Tech Notes

January 4, 2010
Tile is formed in much the same way that a diamond is formed-through incredible pressure. What takes nature millions of years to achieve underground takes a few seconds in the factory.
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Happy Holidays!

December 22, 2009
Happy holidays and best wishes from all of us at Ceramic Industry to you and yours. (Our offices will be closed December 24 through January 3.)
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Survey Says!

December 21, 2009
Last week’s CI CyberNews CyberPoll focused on portable electronic devices. Of the total respondents, 57.89% regularly use a traditional/standard cell phone, while 42.11% use a smart phone (iPhone, Blackberry, etc.).
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I've Had Nightmares about Ben Bernanke

December 16, 2009
I heard the news about Ben Bernanke being named TIME’s Person of the Year for 2009 with a fair amount of trepidation. I’ve had nightmares about him, you see.
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Survey Says!

December 14, 2009
Last week’s CI CyberNews CyberPoll asked respondents about their opinion of the current state of the U.S. economy. The majority of respondents (65.8%) rated current economic conditions as “poor.” Do you agree?
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