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December 27, 2012
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  • Clariant agrees to sell textiles, paper and emulsions units
    Clariant will garner $550 million from the sale of its textile chemicals, paper specialties and emulsions units to SK Capital. The deal is on track to be finalized during the second quarter of next year. Clariant also is planning to sell units dealing with detergents and intermediates, and leather chemicals. Bloomberg (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • U.S. energy use fell in first 9 months of 2012, EIA says
    Americans consumed 3% less energy in the first nine months of this year compared with the same period last year, data from the Energy Information Administration showed. Energy consumption in the transportation sector fell 1.2%, the EIA said. Fossil fuel production grew 3.14% while renewable energy production dropped 2.8%. The Hill/E2 Wire blog (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • N.Y. is open for nanotechnology business
    New York state is ready to take on the challenges of a growing nanotechnology industry, writes Alain Kaloyeros, who leads the State University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. Increasing private investment means the state must prepare the right workforce, he argues. "While the job is far from finished, the increasing location of high-tech jobs and companies is a sure sign New York is 'open for business,' " he writes. Times Union (Albany, N.Y.) (12/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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Leadership & Management 
  • Why bosses should join the culture club
    Many bosses neglect culture in favor of agonizing over products and services, writes S. Chris Edmonds. That's a mistake: Culture, after all, is the driver of all company activity. "Because of this fact, corporate culture may be your company's most important asset," Edmonds argues. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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