Category Archives: Chemicals

What Germany Knows

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A shout out today to Robert Marquand of the Christian Science Monitor who considers, among other things, why Germany is flourishing while other developed economies flounder. Marquand takes us to an industrial park near Dresden, where solar company Roth & … Continue reading »


US Senate Chews on Food Safety Bill

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Ahead of Thanksgiving, the US Senate is discussing the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. The legislation passed out of a Senate committee last year, but took this long to move through the legislative body’s digestive tract. S. 510 would give … Continue reading »


Manufacturing Exports Up; Employment, Not So Much

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How it is that California’s exports of manufactured goods surged 20.1 percent in July compared to last year …. but California manufacturers still aren’t hiring in big numbers? A few weeks back, the Sacramento Bee explored the questions that come … Continue reading »