Industry Market Trends

Is “Buy American” a Domestic Growth Tool or Hindrance?

April 16, 2013

Many feel that having U.S. consumers and businesses and especially the government buy exclusively American-made products would support domestic jobs and bolster the U.S. economy. But many others argue that “Buy American” policies are restrictive and could do more harm than good. Read More

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Decoded

April 16, 2013

In Decoded, author Phil Barden reveals the science explaining people's purchasing behavior and shows how the latest research can help a business improve its sales. Read More

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Princeton Review Releases Guide to Green Colleges

April 16, 2013

Ahead of Earth Day on April 22, The Princeton Review, in partnership with U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), released its fourth annual “Guide to Green Colleges” today. The guide features the top colleges that have demonstrated a commitment to sustainability, with school profiles on eco-initiatives and career advice for green jobs. Read More

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Business Groups Backpedal on Tax Reform

April 16, 2013

Although many businesses and trade groups have long advocated changing the U.S. corporate tax system, the prospect of having a lower tax rate but losing various loopholes has made some companies nervous about reform – particularly in the manufacturing sector. Read More

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So Many Ways to Capture Carbon, But Do Any of Them Work?

April 16, 2013

From substituting fossil fuels with greener counterparts to energy efficiency technologies and policies, there is no lack of ways to cut down on carbon emissions. But one path remains elusive: Carbon capture and storage (CCS). After all, if carbon dioxide could be prevented from reaching the atmosphere in the first place, there would be less need to change processes or materials. At least, that’s the theory. Unfortunately, very few CCS technologies are cost effective at commercial scale. At Cleantech 2013, a clean technologies conference and trade show slated for May 12 through 16 in Washington, D.C., a full symposium of speakers will present data and discuss new materials and methods of capturing and storing CO2. Read More