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January 10, 2013
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  • Analyst: Natural gas means growth for entire U.S. economy
    U.S. natural gas will make the country a low-cost producer, which will not only boost manufacturing but also create opportunities elsewhere in the economy, according to Joseph Carson, economic research director at Alliance Bernstein. "When production is brought back home, you require considerable materials, supplies, distribution and an export framework. The manufacturing part of the economy has huge multiplier possibilities," Carson said. Financial Post (Canada) (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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  • Learn more about ACC's commitment to safety and security  LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Cuomo focuses on developing N.Y.'s nanotech sector
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans to create nanotechnology centers throughout the state, emulating the existing College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the University at Albany. "This significant expansion demonstrates that the investments we have made in nanotechnology research across New York State are producing the intended return -- the creation of high-paying jobs and generation of economic growth that is essential to rebuilding our state," he said. Crain's New York Business (1/8), American City Business Journals/Albany, N.Y. (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Arkema, Oxis to work on polymer lithium-sulfur battery systems
    Arkema and British firm Oxis Energy will co-develop polymer-based lithium-sulfur batteries, which are expected to supplement lithium-ion systems. "The use of designer compounds, currently undergoing development by Arkema, could have remarkable results in improving the power available for use in polymer lithium sulfur battery systems, and their longevity in battery life cycles," said Oxis CEO Huw Hampson Jones. Chemical Week (subscription required) (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Leadership & Management 
  • An innovation lesson from the original "Star Trek"
    If you're putting together an innovation team, you might be tempted to fill it with people who view the world through the same highly logical lens used by the character Spock on the original "Star Trek," Jeffrey Phillips writes. But the truth is the most successful teams also include people who rely on emotions, such as Captain Kirk. This is because "[t]he world is far more unpredictable, capricious, fickle than Spock expects," Phillips explains. Innovate on Purpose (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Why smart bosses start book clubs
    One way to foster engagement is to ask your entire team to read a particular business or management tome, writes Baron Christopher Hanson. Turning your company into a reading group gives you a chance to understand employees better and allows them to share their passions and ideas more freely. "Everyone in the company is guaranteed to have something in common to talk about going forward," Hanson writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Study lacks sufficient evidence to claim that BPA causes adverse effects on heart or kidneys
    "This study is inherently and fundamentally limited due to its reliance on single BPA exposure samples collected after the development of health effects. This type of analysis is incapable of establishing any meaningful connection between BPA and any chronic disease because it cannot establish any cause-and-effect relationship."

    Read more from ACC on the limits of the "Kidney International" study, and learn more at Facts About BPA and Bisphenol-A.org. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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