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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.

Big Cuts for Big Spenders

October 22, 2009
On one hand, I’m not at all crazy about the government dictating compensation packages-for anyone. On the other hand, the situation reminds me of the state of my room when I was a teenager.
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Survey Says!

October 19, 2009
Last week’s CI CyberNews CyberPoll focused on financial expectations for next year. Overall, respondents expect to be better off in 2010 (31.5% by a little and 21.1% by a lot). Do you agree?
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New Report Details Chinese Glass Subsidies' Effect on U.S. Glass Industry

October 14, 2009
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.
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Nobel Peace Prize Shocker

October 9, 2009
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.”
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Survey Says!

October 5, 2009
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.
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Our October Issue is Online-and Digital!

October 2, 2009
The October issue features a number of articles regarding material advances, as well as industry regulations, glass glazing, refractories and more. Be sure to check out the digital edition as well!

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Survey Says!

September 28, 2009
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.
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Small Business Financing Options

September 25, 2009
I recently came across "Looking Beyond Loans: Where to Find Financing Now” and wanted to share it with you.
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Survey Says!

September 21, 2009
In last week’s CI CyberNews CyberPoll, we asked readers about the Obama administration’s new manufacturing “czar,” Ron Bloom. The majority of respondents (88.2%) do not believe that Bloom has the experience necessary to solve the problems faced by U.S. manufacturing.
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There's Good News and Bad News

September 17, 2009
Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, said earlier this week that the recession is over and that the economy has entered a recovery period. That’s good news, right? Well, unfortunately, he also said that we’re not going to feel like we’re in a recovery for quite a while yet.
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