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February 7, 2013
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  • ACC: Trade policies can bolster chemical industry and the broader economy
    The American Chemistry Council has released a report identifying key policy points in energy regulation, trade and transportation that could benefit the U.S. chemical sector and the larger economy. "American chemical manufacturers comprise one of our nation's top exporting industries, with $189 billion in exports last year alone," said ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley. ICIS News (U.K.) (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Is Pricing Low Your Strategy to Success? Think again.
Pricing is the heart of a business. It affects everything you do and is affected by everything you do. Economists talk of supply and demand as key factors behind pricing—successful entrepreneurs manipulate demand by making their products more desirable. These six steps will help you determine the right price for your product or service, read the article and learn how to get pricing right.

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  • ACC calls for market-driven approach to domestic energy
    The American Chemistry Council announced that it supports U.S. policies that do not overemphasize individual energy sources and that look to free markets to drive domestic energy decisions. "The ACC called for a market-orientated strategy that puts domestic energy resources at the forefront of an economic growth policy," UPI writes. United Press International (2/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Obama nominates REI CEO to head Interior Dept.
    Recreational Equipment Inc. CEO Sally Jewell has been nominated by President Barack Obama to head the Department of the Interior. "She knows there's no contradiction between being good stewards of the land and our economic progress," Obama said. The American Petroleum Institute is looking forward "to learning how Sally Jewell's business background and experience in the oil and natural gas industry will shape her approach to the game-changing prospects before us in energy development," President and CEO Jack Gerard said. FuelFix.com (2/6), The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (2/6), Reuters (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Official: N.Y. may miss February deadline on fracking rules
    New York may fail to meet the Feb. 27 deadline for draft hydraulic fracturing regulations if the state's Department of Health suggests substantial revisions, said Joe Martens, the state's Department of Environmental Conservation commissioner. The Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement's fracking review also is reliant on the health assessment. Rigzone (2/5), Times Union (Albany, N.Y.) (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Leadership & Management 
  • How to be a more intense boss
    Intensity is a powerful tool for any leader, although it's important to ensure that your focus and commitment don't come across as anger or obsession, writes Art Petty. Authenticity is a vital part of that process, Petty writes. "Your commitment to the mission at hand must come through in your every word, action and during every encounter," he writes. ArtPetty.com (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Planning and strategy aren't the same thing
    Creating a "strategic plan" isn't the same thing as crafting a meaningful strategy, writes Roger Martin. A strategic plan is often simply a souped-up budget, while a strategy "is the making of an integrated set of choices that collectively position the firm in its industry so as to create sustainable advantage relative to competition," Martin argues. Harvard Business Review online/HBR Blog Network (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
ACC News 
  • Monthly resin market data for 2013 now available from ACC
    ACC's resin reports are recognized as a leading data source on the plastics resins industry. Based on detailed surveys of major North American producers, ACC publishes authoritative industry reports on production and end use sales for major plastic resins. Go online for complete details including sample reports, 2013 subscription pricing and how to order. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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