Archive for February 27th, 2013

A majority of employees age 60 and older say they will delay their retirement, and some workers do not think they will ever be able to retire, a new survey reveals.   Read more


Worldwide crude steel production increased on both a month-to-month and year-over-year basis in January, but the steel industry may be facing headwinds from unstable demand and a growing overcapacity problem. Read more


babcockSMRIt hasn’t been easy to be a pro-nuclear power supporter over the past few years. It seems like each year brings a new series of setbacks or “bad news” stories.

But in the last few years the U.S. Department of Energy and some enterprising major companies, along with politicians like Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), have begun developing new models for small modular reactors (SMR) that just might be nuclear’s future.

Last November the DOE promised a mammoth $452 million in funding to companies that can help design a working model of an SMR that can be mass-produced, transportable, and serve as a low-carbon substitute to oil and natural gas power. Read more

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