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July 23, 2010
This Week on CW: Despite mounting economic fears, chemicals sector earnings were strong in the last quarter, with PPG and Cytec easily beating analyst estimates. Companies remain...
July 16, 2010
This week on CW: Photo courtesy eyesplash Mikul's flickr photostream, via creative commons license. A gold medal for the chemical business? Dow is going to sponsor the Olympics through...
July 9, 2010
This Week on CW: BP's woes, including possible break-up of the company, continue to mount in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. U.K. and U.S. are scheduled to discuss the...
July 2, 2010
This Week on CW: Dow and Mitsui have announced the formation of a chlor-alkali joint venture. The Texas-based j.v. will produce 880,000 m.t./year of caustic soda and 800,000 m.t./year...
June 25, 2010
This Week on CW: BASF, the world's largest chemical company, has agreed to buy Cognis from its private equity owners for 3.1 billion euros. Cognis has leading positions the personal...
June 21, 2010
In an op-ed on reviving manufacturing for USA Today, Dow CEO Andrew Liveris expressed support for R&D tax credits, among other things, pointing out that the U.S.'s R&D credits...
June 11, 2010
ACC's annual meeting took place this week in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In a time of growing public mistrust of large institutions and corporations of all stripes, the chemical...
June 4, 2010
BASF, the world's largest chemical maker, named CFO Kurt Bock its next chairman this week. Bock will take up the post in May 2011, at the company's next shareholders meeting. Late last...
May 13, 2010
Just when you thought U.S. cap-and-trade was dead…and dead again…Senators Kerry and Lieberman have introduced the long-awaited American Power Act, which would establish a...
April 23, 2010
A little full disclosure here: My gut reaction to Earth day is as follows – "I do not work for a public relations firm. Why should I care about Earth Day?" Well, I'm...
February 25, 2010
It's snowing in New York today – again. Luckily, it does not appear to be snowing much in Washington, or else we may get a repeat of this ridiculous "debate." Let me be...
January 22, 2010
The big political news in the U.S. this week is the victory of Republican Scott Brown in a special election for a Senate seat in Massachusetts. In a particularly bad twist for...
January 14, 2010
As Congress dithers on regulating U.S. greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving ahead with a new set of rules that could regulate them...
January 6, 2010
About 20% of the 84,000 chemicals used commercially in the U.S. are protected by a provision in the Toxic Substances Control Act that allows their names and properties to be kept...
December 17, 2009
The U.S. Safe Drinking Water Act was passed 35 years ago and regulates 91 contaminants in U.S. drinking water. The list of contaminants has not been updated since 2000 (hey, I wonder...
December 9, 2009
Some U.S. House Republicans plan to accompany President Obama to Copenhagen, though they don't appear particularly interested in reaching an agreement. Representative Joe Barton...
December 9, 2009
Alex Scott's post earlier today about the 'religion' of climate change got me thinking about an odd parallel between climate change denialism and another debate here in the U.S....
November 11, 2009
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