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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.

Government Shutdown

By Kelsey Seidler
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In last week's CI CyberNews CyberPoll, we asked readers if the partial government shutdown is a reasonable course of action at this time.


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Titanium Dioxide Strategy Shift Draws Interest

This weekly roundup highlights the news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
By Susan Sutton
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The news that “Titanium Dioxide Price Volatility Leads to Strategy Shift” drew the most attention last week.


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Happy Manufacturing Day!

The second annual Manufacturing Day will be held today throughout the U.S.
By Susan Sutton
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Domestic ceramic manufacturing has undergone some tough years (arguably decades).
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Quantitative Easing Program

By Kelsey Seidler
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In last week's CI CyberNews CyberPoll, we asked readers if the Federal Reserve should have continued its quantitative easing program. What do you think?


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Acquisition in the Refractories Sector Tops List

The news that “Refratechnik Group Acquires Burton GmbH” drew the most attention last week.
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This weekly roundup highlights the news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.


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Assessing the Housing Market

By Kelsey Seidler
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Some 291 metropolitan areas across the country now qualify as improving housing markets, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) for September. Is the housing market improving in your area? We asked readers of last week's CI CyberNews CyberPoll for their thoughts.


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Ceradyne Combat Helmet Order News Climbs List

This weekly roundup highlights the news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
By Susan Sutton
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 The news that Ceradyne had received a combat helmet order continued to draw attention. 


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Trade-Related Barriers

By Kelsey Seidler
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In last week's CI CyberNews, we asked readers if they think trade-related barriers are disproportionately affecting U.S. small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that export to the EU, compared to larger U.S. exporters.


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RHI Mining Rights Garner Most Interest

This weekly roundup highlights the news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
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 Turkish magnesite mining and advanced ceramics were much in the news. 


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Public Transportation

By Kelsey Seidler
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We asked readers of last week's CI CyberNews whether they are concerned about the quality of public transportation in their areas.


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