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BIO issues statement on 60 Minutes cancer drug segment.

October 13, 2014

BIO released statement in response to misleading segment on the cost of innovative cancer therapies on 60 Minutes. According to BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood, it is unfortunate that CBS has chosen to attack the price of specialty cancer medications while ignoring the value created by these drugs for patients and the healthcare system. The reality is that cancer medicines account for less than 1% of total U.S. health care spending. Read More

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EPA Requires Mercedes-Benz to correct fuel economy labels.

October 13, 2014

To ensure consumers are given accurate fuel economy values, U.S. EPA is revising estimates for two 2013/2014 Mercedes C300 4-matic vehicles: FFV and PZEV. EPA fuel economy audit testing revealed Mercedes C300 4-matic values differed from those submitted to EPA during certification. Original values reported by Mercedes underestimated impact of aerodynamic drag and tire rolling resistance (road-load). Both vehicles were still found to be in compliance with emissions standards. Read More

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Conflict Minerals Training Program is available from AEM.

October 13, 2014

Conflict Minerals Training program helps OEMs and companies along supply chain comply with complex minerals-reporting rules mandated by U.S. Dodd-Frank Act. With content reviewed by Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative and industry leaders, program features interactive exercise that guides participants through filling out Conflict Minerals Reporting Template. Training focuses on establishing due diligence reporting process within supply chain and importance of supply chain transparency. Read More

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CAS and Obiter Research form multi-year collaboration.

October 13, 2014

As part of multi-year collaboration with Obiter Research, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) will provide SciFinder to Obiter research staff so that they may access accurate, comprehensive, and current chemical and related scientific information. Dr. William Boulanger of Obiter called SciFinder, "one of the most important tools we have." Christine McCue of CAS claimed Obiter's return "a testament to the unparalleled value of our databases and SciFinder." Read More

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Avon's Bryan Wayda to give talk on supply chain transformation.

October 13, 2014

In Norwalk, CT on October 22, Bryan Wayda, Avon's Vice President of Supply Chain for North America, will talk about transformation Avon is experiencing and complexities of business. Attendees will get to see Avon's best in class fulfillment distribution network and join Q&A following presentation. Wayda has been with Avon for over 12 years in various senior management positions and holds B.S. in Industrial Engineering from University of Illinois as well as M.B.A. from DePaul University. Read More

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Daimler Chairman to deliver keynote address at 2015 CES.

October 13, 2014

Dr. Dieter Zetsche, chairman of the board of management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, will deliver 2015 International CES® keynote address focused on latest advances in autonomous vehicle technology. Dr. Zetsche will discuss its impact on society, mobility, and environment, as well as raise ideas and questions for the future. In addition to insights on future of Daimler Intelligence Drive, keynote will feature world-debut of a new car concept. Read More

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ATA Economist Notes Rising Volume and looming driver shortage.

October 13, 2014

During "The Economy and Its Impact on Trucking" panel discussion at annual ATA Management Conference & Exhibition, American Trucking Associations (ATA) Chief Economist Bob Costello said trucking industry freight volumes continue to grow. He also warned, however, that looming driver shortage could hold back industry growth. Costello noted how driver shortage is making it difficult for industry to add trucks and cited turnover rise of 11% points to annualized rate of 103% in Q2. Read More

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IPC and TCMA Announce Keynote Speaker for Technical Conference.

October 10, 2014

Announced jointly by IPC and SMTA, High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference (November 18–20, 2014) focuses on best practices and new innovative technologies for meeting manufacturing challenges and producing reliable hardware. Technical Conference keynote speaker Mark McMeen, VP of Technology at STI Electronics, will present on funded research with U.S. Military & Defense that quantifies effects of flux residues and other contaminants remaining under component terminations. Read More