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  • Senator Arlen Specter, the self-described “decisive vote” on a union organizing bill stalled in Congress, reversed his position and said he will support efforts to bring the so-called card-check legislation to a vote.Specter, a Pennsylvania Democrat who left the Republican Party in April, said he expects a vote to occur on a “modified” Employee Free Choice Act, which would...
  • The National Association of Manufacturers, Washington, D.C., and the American Council for Capital Formation, Washington, D.C., today unveiled a comprehensive study on the impact of The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, also known as the Waxman-Markey Bill (HR 2454), according to an Aug. 12 NAM release. The bill aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to cap the...
  • President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats haven't been able to deliver on one of labor's top priorities: passage of a bill that would make it easier for unions to organize more workers.The Employee Free Choice Act is stalled in the Senate because of opposition from Republicans and moderate Democrats, plus many employers who say it would cost them money and in some cases force them to...
  • Oversupply and glut are the order of the day in the solar cell market as production rises while demand sinks. That may well lead to some companies going to the wall.That's according to the latest report from Displaysearch on the market for solar cells.Solar cell capacity will grow by 56 percent during this year amounting to 17GW, and that trend will continue at a compound annual growth rate of 49...
  • Applied Materials Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., today reported results for its third fiscal quarter ended July 26, 2009. Net sales were $1.13 billion, and the GAAP net loss was $55 million, or $0.04 per share, according to an Aug. 11 release. The company also reported a non-GAAP net loss for the period of $2 million, or break-even per share.“In a difficult environment, Applied improved...
  • As part of its development strategy for solar energy, Saint-Gobain is acquiring Shell's share of Avancis, a joint venture between the two companies, according to an Aug. 12 release.Avancis has developed highly competitive technology for thin-film CIS (Copper, Indium and Selenide) to manufacture photovoltaic modules. With an annual capacity of 20 megawatts, the company's first plant is already...
  • GlasWeld, Bend, Ore., an industry leader in glass repair since 1982, today announced the launch of its targeted marketing division, Vortex Ad Group. Drawing on decades of experience in the glass repair industry, this marketing team has created a complete line of professional and affordable marketing materials targeted specifically for auto glass repair companies. Glass repair or restoration...
  • The second staging of All in Glass, China International Exhibition for Glass Technology, will be held Nov. 25-27 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, China, according to an Aug. 11 Messe Dusseldorf release. An expected 95 exhibitors from around the world will showcase the latest products and technologies for the glass industry on about 86,000 square feet of gross exhibit space...
  • Though green-building experts and construction lawyers laud the good intentions of the U.S. Green Building Council about its popular Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green-building rating system, many have serious concerns about at least one new requirement in the latest version of LEED, which went into effect on July 1. The requirement, a “precondition” of certification...
  • Glaston Corp., Finland, released its interim report, Jan. 1-June 30, 2009, according to an Aug. 11 release.Read the full report.
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