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January 23, 2013
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  • IHS report cites factors that aided U.S. shale revolution
    Sound energy infrastructure and private property ownership rights are among the factors that helped spur the U.S. unconventional oil and natural gas boom, according to an IHS report. "This is primarily a story of market forces and entrepreneurship, not government incentives or intervention," the report stated. (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Poll: Most Ohioans believe shale will spur economic growth
    The shale natural gas industry will help spur economic growth in Ohio, 58% of state consumers said in a Huntington Bancshares-commissioned poll. The survey also determined that most consumers in western Pennsylvania and West Virginia expect shale oil and gas development to aid their communities. "While many inside and outside of the energy industry are predicting growth, we wanted to find out how the residents of our markets perceive the potential economic impact of the industry on their communities," said Steve Steinour, chairman, president and CEO of Huntington. American City Business Journals/Columbus, Ohio (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Report: Dow Chemical makes headway in waste management
    Dow Chemical is making improvements in waste management and disposal, as it reduced its releases by millions of pounds in 2011, according to the Environmental Protection Agency's Toxics Release Inventory National Analysis Overview. The company is reporting waste management at 49 sites, and it dropped from second to third in EPA's list of largest releases for 2011. Dow's chemical-waste management program, called Waste Reduction Always Pays, has lessened the company's waste output by nearly 30% since 2007, a Dow spokesman said. (Michigan) (free registration) (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Don't guess what motivates your employees -- find out
    Motivation cannot be a guessing game -- you need to learn about your employees and then use an approach tailored to each of them, writes management consultant Chris Young. "The best results come when you are in tune with those who fit their jobs and love what they do," he writes. Appreciation and communication are key, but both should be with the employee's needs in mind, not yours. Human Capital Strategy Blog (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Tips for making your meetings worthwhile
    Some executives start meetings not by lecturing to their team but by asking direct reports to check in, share information and raise issues, Scott Eblin writes. Your team should be able to follow these three steps: give information others need to know, request the information they need and share what's happening with their projects and tasks Level Blog (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • How can chemistry help keep you warm and save you money this winter?
    New Year's Day has come and gone, and for many Americans, the coldest months of winter are still ahead. But don't crank up the heat just yet! There are other ways to stay warm and keep those seasonal energy costs down. And they have a lot to do with chemistry. Read the full blog post. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • U.S. chemical production ends year in positive territory; all major producing regions see gains in December
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