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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, Associate Editor, shares results from our weekly CI CyberNews reader polls.

Participate in our Brick Industry "Virtual" Roundtable

March 4, 2009
Ceramic Industry’s May 2009 Brick & Clay Record will feature a Brick Industry Roundtable focusing on the challenges faced by the brick industry as a result of the ongoing economic recession. We'd love to hear from you!
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Survey Says!

March 2, 2009
The CI CyberNews CyberPoll from last week targeted automotive interests.
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CI's March Issue is Now Online!

February 27, 2009
I’m thrilled to let you know that our March issue, which is packed with informative and relevant editorial to help you succeed, is now available online.
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Going Low-Tech

February 25, 2009
I’ve mentioned before that I’m basically functionally illiterate when it comes to just about any mechanical or technological device.
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Survey Says!

February 23, 2009
Last week’s CI CyberNews e-newsletter survey asked “What is your company’s main goal right now?” Avoid layoffs and survival model each received 25% of the responses. The remaining 50% of survey participants chose invest in growth.
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Cost-Cutting Opportunities

February 19, 2009
Despite the Administration’s various stimulus and bailout packages, no one expects the economy to rebound any time soon. Job losses continue to mount and industrial output just keeps going down.
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Survey Says!

February 16, 2009
It’s unanimous: 100% of respondents to last week’s CI CyberNews e-newsletter survey believe that the government has a right to cap executive salaries/bonuses and be involved in other spending decisions for companies receiving Federal stimulus money.
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Buy, Buy, Buy... With What?

February 12, 2009
The increasing rate of our collective savings is not doing the economy any favors.
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Fool Me Once...

February 9, 2009
To be fair, the government didn’t really stipulate how the banking industry had to use the money it received through TARP. On the other hand, the package wasn’t called the Gazillion-Dollar Bonus Program or the Woo-Hoo, Let’s Party Fund.
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What's Your Grand Slam?

February 4, 2009
The Denny’s restaurant chain lured in an estimated two million potential long-term customers on Tuesday by offering free Grand Slam breakfasts.
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