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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.

Survey Says!

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

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!

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!

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

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!

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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Help Us Choose the Best Cover of 2009

Take a stroll down memory lane and help us choose the best CI cover of 2009.
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Survey Says!

Last week’s CI CyberNews CyberPoll focused on companies’ plans to hire or bring back workers in the first quarter of 2010.
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Guest Blog: Tile Tech Notes

We may not admit it, but most of us in the business of turning dirt into tile have just a little bit of pyromaniac in us. Putting on those thick, silver gloves to rescue test samples from the kiln reminds us that we’re playing with fire… literally.
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The December Issue is Now Online!

Our December issue cover story focuses on advanced ceramics, detailing the demand, challenges and opportunities for these materials.
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