Latest News & Events

Archive for USA

Nuclear Industry Gains Carbon-Focused Allies in Push to Save Reactors

(Updated: 2014-04-27) Environmentalists and the nuclear industry are beginning a push to preserve old nuclear reactors whose economic viability is threatened by cheap natural gas and rising production of wind energy. They argue that while natural gas and wind are helpful as sources of electricity with little or no production of greenhouse gases, national climate goals […]

Continue Reading →

Posted in: USA

Leave a Comment (0) →

U.S. Chemical Production Higher in March; Production Increased in Five of Seven Regions

(Updated: 2014-04-24) According to the American Chemistry Council (ACC), following an upwardly revised 0.5 percent gain in February, the U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index (U.S. CPRI) was 0.2 percent higher in March. Five out of the seven producing regions saw production increases in March. Declines in the output along the Gulf Coast and Ohio Valley regions […]

Continue Reading →

Posted in: USA

Leave a Comment (0) →

New Trade Deals May Open Doors for S.C.

(Updated: 2014-04-22) Approval of trade agreements that would create jobs in South Carolina by removing regulatory hurdles and lowering tariffs is linked to a political decision in Washington, but German trade executives and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker are optimistic. Negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and Trans-Pacific Partnership are playing out alongside […]

Continue Reading →

Posted in: USA

Leave a Comment (0) →

Report: Organic Industry Achieved 25 Years of Fast Growth Through Fear and Deception

(Updated: 2014-04-22) A 3,400-percent increase in sales in 24 years makes organic the fastest-growing consumer food and lifestyle trend in modern history, say independent researchers looking into the industry’s strategies and marketing practices. What they’ve found, though, isn’t pretty. Those robust sales, they say, were built on the backs of American taxpayers with deceptive practices involving […]

Continue Reading →

Posted in: USA

Leave a Comment (0) →

Orders for Durable Goods Surged 3.5% in November

(Updated: 2013-12-24) Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods surged in November and a gauge of planned business spending on capital goods recorded its largest increase in nearly a year, pointing to sustained strength in the American economy. While another report on Tuesday showed new-home sales slipped in November, sales in October were revised to show the […]

Continue Reading →

Posted in: USA

Leave a Comment (0) →

Retailers May Have Happy Holiday After All

(Updated: 2013-12-16) More Americans now say they are loosening the purse strings in advance of the holiday season, and fewer say they are tightening their belts, according to a recent Citi national survey. Only 35% said they would be spending less than last year, reflecting the lowest level of holiday budget cutbacks since the financial […]

Continue Reading →

Posted in: USA

Leave a Comment (0) →

Georgia-Pacific mulling $400M investment in plywood, lumber facilities

George-Pacific said it is developing plans for nearly $400 million worth of investments in its plywood and lumber operations, which include five facilities in South Carolina. Funding for significant engineering has been approved, the Atlanta-based company said, adding that it is evaluating facilities in South Carolina, as well as North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas […]

Continue Reading →

Posted in: USA

Leave a Comment (0) →