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Pent-up demand could ignite housing rise


February 28, 2014 1:08 pm ET

The number of college graduates boomeranging back to live with their parents and senior citizens moving in with their middle-age children has been hindering the housing market for years. At least 3 million fewer households formed in the last six...

US recycling market growing despite challenges


November 13, 2013 2:55 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — The North American plastic recycling sector had its own particular set of challenges in 2012-2013, but none of those hurdles have been able to stop the industry from growing, though the growth hasn’t been as robust as industry participants might have expected.

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P&M report: Processors see financial pickup


October 25, 2013 2:36 pm ET

INDIANAPOLIS — Sales and profits are on the rise for most North American processors, according to a fall 2013 survey of the plastics processors industry from Plante & Moran PLLC.

Plastics production on the rise


October 22, 2013 10:39 am ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — World production of plastics rose nearly 3 percent in 2012, according to figures from PlasticsEurope, the Brussels-based trade association.

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Growth remains slower for China's plastics processors


September 26, 2013 2:12 pm ET

TAIZHOU, CHINA — China's plastics processing industry continued its slower pace of growth in the first half of the year, with exports in particular seeing a slowdown caused by global economic uncertainty and rising costs hurting...

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Report probes financial condition of North American processors


September 9, 2013 3:19 pm ET

Preconditions for the Great Recession built up for about a decade, economist Peter Mooney said, and 2005 was the high-water mark for the plastic processing business in North America. Then the bottom fell out, and many segments of the market still...

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Little Tikes growing after shifting production from China to US


August 27, 2013 3:35 pm ET

Hudson, Ohio, toy maker Little Tikes Co. has seen growth in recent years, and it's growth that Executive Vice President and worldwide General Manager Thomas Richmond attributes in large part to the company's decision to manufacture more of its toys...

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Survey: Fuel efficiency a top concern of automotive engineers


August 7, 2013 9:30 am ET

In its annual survey of auto industry insiders, DuPont Co. and WardsAuto found that only 8 percent of the respondents expected fuel economy regulations would relax, compared to nearly half — 47 percent — anticipating requirements would...

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