Asian Chemical Connections
More in hope, perhaps, than expectation, US chemical, energy and general business interests have appealed to newly re-elected President Barack Obama to scale back his administration's regulations, restrictions and taxes.
Jay Timmons, president of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), noted that "it is no secret that the business community has had reservations about the president's agenda of the last four years".
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"If the problem is not addressed, it will cast doubt on the government’s ability to pay its obligations, and could have serious repercussions on the c
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