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President Obama Outlines ‘Grand Bargain’ Deal to Bolster Middle-Class Jobs

July 31, 2013

During his visit to Amazon.com’s distribution center in Chattanooga, Tennessee this week, President Barack Obama proposed plans for a deal that cuts corporate tax rates and directs funds to initiatives that create more middle class jobs. The president’s “grand bargain” with the GOP would also provide tax incentives for manufacturers that reshore jobs to the U.S., which will help bolster the economy. Read More

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Alternative Assessments Key to Manufacturers as California Green Chemistry Initiative Kicks in

July 31, 2013

This October 1, California's long-awaited Green Chemistry Initiative (GCI) regulations will finally kick in. GCI is a set of regulations that will require manufacturers, re-sellers, and retailers to identify dangerous and toxic chemicals, and then substitute alternatives if they want to continue to sell in the state of California. These regulations, painstakingly written with the input of manufacturing groups, environmental awareness organizations, and legislators from the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), apply to companies that sell products in the state, as well as manufacturers in California. Read More