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Silverado Green Fuel Signs Deal With Mississippi For First Coal-Water Fuel Facility In U.S.

December 19, 2006 1:43 am | by Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten, Web Editor, | Comments

Silverado Green Fuel expects to produce 110,000 barrels of fuel per year.


ASML To Acquire Brion Technologies For $270 Million

December 19, 2006 1:42 am | by Staff | Comments

ASML's acquisition of Brion will advance its semiconductor manufacturing technology.


November Producer Prices Surge By Highest Amount In Three Decades

December 19, 2006 1:40 am | by Tom Granahan, Editor-In-Chief, | Comments

The U.S. government said Tuesday that the producer price index, or prices at the wholesale level, jumped by the biggest amount in more than 30 years in November, propelled by a surge in energy prices.


Japan's Economic Growth Seen Softer Than Expected

December 19, 2006 12:52 am | Comments

Government of world's second-largest economy cuts fiscal-year growth rate to 1.9 percent from 2.1 percent.


Specialty TPEs: Fending Off Fluids

December 18, 2006 6:12 am | Comments

How thermoplastic elastomers function in fluid-resistant applications.


Carlyle Buying Roofing Manufacturer ElkCorp For $1 Billion

December 18, 2006 5:05 am | by Tom Granahan, Editor-In-Chief, | Comments

Also buying Hood Companies, which will be merged into Elk.


All I Want For Christmas Is ... Continued Exploitation?

December 18, 2006 3:04 am | by Tom Granahan, Editor-In-Chief, | Comments

Better working conditions mean tougher times for plant owners?


Bucyrus Acquires Coal-Equipment Manufacturer For $710 Million

December 18, 2006 2:24 am | by Staff | Comments

Bucyrus International said Monday it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Germany-based DBT GmbH, a subsidiary of RAG Coal International


Carlisle Companies Buys Assets Of Chinese Tire Group

December 18, 2006 2:12 am | by Amy Radishofski, Staff Reporter | Comments

Company purchased assets of Meiyan Tire Group in a deal expected to close in March 2007.


GM Says It Has Cut North American Energy Use By 25 Percent In Five Years

December 18, 2006 1:35 am | by Tom Granahan, Editor-In-Chief, | Comments

Using solar, landfill gas for some energy needs.


EU Wants To Sell Trade Partners On Green

December 18, 2006 1:33 am | Comments

One coal-powered electrical plant in China per week?


Ferro Names CEO Kirsch As New Chairman

December 15, 2006 5:13 am | by Staff | Comments

He also serves as company's President.

China, U.S. To Work To Promote Trade

December 15, 2006 4:48 am | Comments

Timetables have not been set, but both countries agree to promote trade, open markets, protect the environment and develop cleaner energy sources.


Trade Commission Revokes Some Steel Tariffs

December 15, 2006 3:02 am | by Amy Radishofski, Staff Reporter, | Comments

13-year-old tariffs will remain in Germany and Korea.


Industrial Production Up In November; Manufacturing Reverses Declines

December 15, 2006 3:00 am | by Anita LaFond, News Editor, | Comments

Manufacturing production increases 0.3 percent after declining for two months.


Roper Industries Acquires Dynisco For $243 Million

December 15, 2006 2:08 am | by Staff | Comments

Dynisco has operations in the U.S., Germany and Malaysia.


NY Fed: December Manufacturing Activity Slowed

December 15, 2006 2:01 am | by Amy Radishofski, Staff Reporter, | Comments

At -11.8 percent, it reaches its lowest point in well over a year.

NY Fed: December Manufacturing Activity Slowed

December 15, 2006 2:01 am | by Amy Radishofski, Staff Reporter, | Comments

At -11.8 percent, it reaches its lowest point in well over a year.

Merck Planning Further Expansion In N.C.

December 15, 2006 1:47 am | Comments

Merck will invest $100 million to expand plant in Durham, adding 50 to 60 jobs.


RAE, Liaoning Plan Joint Venture For Chinese Coal Mine Safety

December 15, 2006 1:31 am | by Staff | Comments

New venture, RAE Coal Mine Safety Instruments, will be owned by RAE (70 percent) and Liaoning (30 percent).



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