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  • Blog: The moment you begin to talk the talk

    Jun 19, 2014

    AKRON—Working for a business-to-business publication is always an eye-opening experience. A person comes into an industry that is so fine-tuned to the needs of its members, needs that he or she potentially knows next to nothing about. It takes some time to catch up.

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  • Column: Here's one WWI story you probably don't know

    Jun 13, 2014

    The history of rubber doesn't lack for interesting and unusual tales. Stories such as Henry Wickham smuggling 70,000 Hevea brasilensis rubber seeds out of Brazil—at the risk of his life if he'd been caught—and onto Kew Gardens in England.

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  • Editorial: GM suppliers will feel fallout from auto recalls

    Jun 12, 2014

    Much of the work General Motors did to build its business back up following its bankruptcy during the Great Recession may be undone with the ongoing string of recalls the auto maker has issued so far this year.

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  • Editorial: Don't overlook the impact of smaller projects

    May 30, 2014

    States always have been willing to get into bidding wars to lure new manufacturing factories that can bring in thousands of jobs, along with the ripple effects that those projects bring. Whenever an auto firm floats the possibility of putting up a greenfield assembly plant, incentive packages...

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