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Doctor, Stop Watching TV

June 15, 2010 1:23 pm | Comments

Enlisting the help of healthcare providers in the quest to weed out false advertising might seem like a good idea, but shouldn't they be concentrating on taking care of the sick — and not evaluating ads?


A Toxic Reputation

June 15, 2010 6:11 am | Comments

We have the responsibility to disseminate hazardous claims about our products, processes and/or businesses, and in an equal-opportunity kind of way, dispel damaging disinformation.


When Component Price is Right

June 11, 2010 1:40 pm | Comments

It is not always easy to assign a dollar value to critical services that address emergency situations, improve productivity, solve recurring equipment failures and contribute to reliability.


The (Almost) Perfect Game

June 8, 2010 1:40 pm | Comments

It’s moments like these where I’m glad that my day-to-day decision-making isn’t subject to a slow motion replay in front of millions of angry viewers.

Purchasing Poison for my Daughter

June 7, 2010 12:15 pm | Comments

I’m not trying to off my six-year-old; I’m just one of those consumers that assumes big corporations test their products for safety issues before selling them to the public. My mistake.


Good News is No News

June 7, 2010 7:00 am | Comments

Whenever a major food safety disaster occurs, the industry grumbling begins: "How come you don’t hear about the facilities that are doing things right?" Well, because, “This system functioned as designed, thus nothing newsworthy happened,” is not news.


Safe Chemicals Act is a 'No-Brainer'

June 4, 2010 7:10 am | by JAMES A. KOSCH | Comments

However, the legislation could also increase the liability risk from trade partners’ lack of compliance, additional product-testing costs and higher costs associated with finding alternatives to questionable chemicals—just as the battered economy is on the cusp of a recovery.


Trading off Pros Cons

June 2, 2010 7:27 am | by JEFF REINKE, Editorial Director | Comments

While there have been fewer handshakes at the trade show booth, the purchasing power, technological savvy and prestige of the representative companies have made recent trips.


Poor, Poor, Pitiful BP

June 1, 2010 7:18 am | by DAVID MANTEY, Editor, Product Design & Development (PD&D) | Comments

How many bright minds can $6 billion buy? That’s $1.2 million to get the next foot right — and you’re still playing with house money only from the first quarter.


Delusions of Free Trade Capitalism

May 27, 2010 1:35 pm | Comments

Asian countries have moved into a position of economic dominance with a combination of central planning, government funding and finagling — in collusion and in full cooperation with our American corporations.

Economic Terrorism

May 27, 2010 7:55 am | by MIKE COLLINS, Author, Saving American Manufacturing | Comments

Counterfeiting in China is spiraling out of control. More than 8 percent of China's GDP is generated by counterfeited products, and up to 20 percent of well-known brands for sale in China are fake.

All Biofuels Are Not Equal

May 26, 2010 8:05 am | Comments

Scientists want to correct a perception that all biofuels and bioenergy are equally good for the environment and are all lower in carbon emissions than fossil fuels.


Take Advantage of Emerging Megatrends

May 24, 2010 1:55 pm | by VIVEK JAIN, Global Research & Development Director, Ticona Engineering Polymers | Comments

In the past few years, we've pushed material innovation back into the reactor to change the backbone chemistry and create truly innovative polymers.

Stop Whining, the Economy is Improving

May 24, 2010 7:10 am | by JIM TOMPKINS, CEO of Tompkins Associates | Comments

Like a father that thinks his son's report card is never good enough, there is still a lot of complaining about the economy despite the positive reports.

Washing Off All this Oil

May 21, 2010 7:39 am | Comments

Natural disasters remind us that some things are out of our control, but there is a lot to gain from being prepared for the worst.


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